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MS Mus 234.1 [Shelved with MS Mus 234.2]

Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995, collector. Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Mus 234.1 [Shelved with MS Mus 234.2]
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995,
Title: Louis Krasner collection of musical scores and autographs,
Date(s): 1810-1893.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes and 1 volume (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and German.
Abstract: Five manuscript music scores, eight autograph documents and two photographs collected by Louis Krasner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*89M-63. Gift of Mrs. Adrienne Krasner, Mrs. Naomi Krasner (72 Nonantum St., Newton, MA 02158), and Mrs. Elsa Krasner Miller (176 Rawson Rd., Brookline, MA 02146); received June 1986, June 1989 and Apr. 1990.
*96M-50, *97M-55. Gift of Mrs. Naomi Krasner and Mrs. Elsa Krasner Miller; received 30 May 1997 and 7 Apr. 1998 respectively.
*2000M-71. Gift of Mrs. Naomi Krasner; received 5 June 2001

Processing Information:

Processed by: Barbara M. Wolff and J. F. Coakley.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is mostly not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should consult Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times. Item (2) is shelved as MS at Houghton.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Louis Krasner Collection of Musical Scores and Autographs (MS Mus 234.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Louis Krasner (1903-1995) was a concert violinist and later a teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music, and also a collector with varied interests. For further particulars of his biography, see the finding-aid for MS Mus 234, the main collection of his papers. The present collection, which has been separated from those papers, is made up of items not related to Krasner's biography but collected by him.


Organized into the following three series:

Scope and Contents

Five manuscript musical scores (of works by Beethoven, Haydn, Kridel), eight autograph documents (Eugène de Beauharnais, Brahms, Debussy, Freud, Léonard, Empress Marie Louise, Paganini, Zola), with two photographs (of Brahms), collected by Louis Krasner.


This collection is mostly shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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