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John O. Ward Papers


John O. Ward Papers
Ward, John O.
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82.0 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:

John Owen Ward (1919-2000) was an English editor and music publisher. He is best known for his work at Oxford University Press, where he served as the editor for several well-known music publications, such as The Oxford Dictionary of Music. In addition to his work with OUP, Ward also served as Director of Serious Music for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes and served as Vice President and President of the Music Publishers Association. This collection consists of professional materials, correspondence, subject files and clippings, programs, recordings, photographs, and biographical materials and ephemera.

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Materials from Subseries I.1 and VIII.1 contain restricted information.

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John O. Ward Papers, 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:


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