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William H. Hill Collection


William H. Hill Collection
Hill, William
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42.5 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

William H. Hill was born on December 27, 1930 in Paris, Texas and died December 16, 2000. In 1977, he received the American Bandmasters Associations (ABA) Ostwald Composition Award for his work Dances Sacred and Profane, following a previous selection as runner-up in 1976. The William H. Hill Collection covers the period 1939-2001, with the bulk of the material undated. This collection consists mostly of William Hills published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and composition sketches. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, professor, and ABA member.

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William H. Hill Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email:


This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.