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Marlboro Archive at University of Pennsylvania

A permanent Marlboro Music archive was established in 2013 at the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It is housed in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

A special exhibit, “Musical Partnerships at PlayThe Marlboro Music School and Festival,” was on view in the Library’s Eugene Ormandy Gallery in 2018-19. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

The Marlboro Music archive comprises administrative documents, concert programs, printed promotional materials, articles and reviews, photographs, and audio-visual materials. Spanning from 1950 through 2013, it showcases Marlboro’s influence on chamber music in America, documenting its growth from a small and informally-organized summer school in the early 1950s to its current status as a prestigious institution that has shaped careers and inspired the formation of numerous renowned ensembles.

The collection contains 150 linear feet of materials and is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in Marlboro’s significant impact on the chamber music field. To explore the archive’s scope and contents, please visit the Penn Libraries website.

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