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Robert Owens Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0414 (Music Library)

Scope and Content:

The Owens collections contains materials and compositions. The collection includes published and unpublished scores and original manuscripts of the composer. The collection also contains personal items such as books, newspaper clippings, play scripts, and photographs that belonged to Owens.

Dates

  • 1947-2013

Language of Materials

English, German, French

Restrictions:

None

Access and Use:

For information on access or copyright, please see our guidelines or email archives@unl.edu.

Historical Records Statement:

Please see our statement on historical records and materials.

Biography:

Robert Owens III (1925-2017), born in Denison, Texas, and raised in Berkeley, California, was an African-American composer and performer. Following World War II, Owens studied music on a GI bill in Paris and Vienna beginning in 1946. He returned to the U.S. during 1957-1959, and then moved to Hamburg, Germany, and later Munich, for the rest of his career as a composer, pianist, and actor. He set songs to lyrics by Langston Hughes, Emily Bronte, and Sara Teasdale, among others. He also wrote operas and chamber music.

Extent

11 boxes

Title
Robert Owens Music Collection
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Print and machine-readable finding aids created by Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries
Date
2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latg
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States
402-472-2531