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Paul Traver Papers


Paul Traver Papers
Traver, Paul
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28.0 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:

This collection includes administrative and personal records of Paul Traver (March 27, 1931 - March 27, 2011). Traver served on the faculty of the University of Maryland, Department of Music from 1957 to 1999. During his tenure, he founded the University of Maryland Chorus in 1967, co-founded the Maryland Handel Festival with Howard Serwer in 1981, and co-founded the American Handel Society with Serwer and J. Merrill Knapp in 1986. The bulk of the records pertain to Travers position as a faculty member of the University of Maryland. This collection includes correspondence, logistical and financial records, photographs, and audiovisual materials pertaining to the Maryland Handel Festival, University of Maryland Chorus, University of Maryland Administration, other choral ensembles at the University of Maryland, other ensembles that Traver conducted, and Travers personal life.

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The collection is open for research use.

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Paul Traver 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:


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