Robert Sherman Collection
Son of pianist Nadia Reisenberg, and nephew of thereminist Clara Rockmore, Robert Sherman (b. 1932) is a renowned radio broadcaster, author, and educator whose noteworthy career spans from the 1950s to today. At radio station WQXR in New York, Sherman worked as the Music Director and Program Manager, and he is best known for hosting numerous programs, including "Woody's Children" and the nationally broadcast "The Listening Room." As an author, Sherman has written columns for The New York Times as well as several books about music, including those co-authored with Victor Borge. The Robert Sherman Collection covers the period from 1932 to 2013; the bulk of the materials date from 1960 to 2008. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including scripts, recordings, writings, correspondence, event programs, clippings, photographs, and awards related to Sherman's work as a broadcaster, author, and educator. Among the most significant holdings include recordings of his programs "Woody's Children," "The Listening Room," and "Young Artists Showcase," and correspondence with numerous renowned artists such as Clara Rockmore, Pete Seeger, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, and Leopold Stokowski.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Robert Sherman Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
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