The library holds several collections of letters to, from, and about musicians. In most cases these were assembled as autograph collections, but some represent the personal files of the musicans themselves (cf. Benoist).
- the extensive Tollefsen autograph collection contains more than 3500 samples of the writing of composers, including Haydn, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, etc. Many or most of the samples given are complete letters or notes.
- includes autograph notes and letters of hundreds of contemporary European composers.
- one letter from Arthur Foote.
If you have questions or comments, about this collection, please contact Therese Dickman, Fine Arts Librarian, Lovejoy Library, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 618-650-2695