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Reginald De Koven collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02120

Scope and Contents

The De Koven collection consists of 18 linear feet of material. The collection is dominated by manuscripts of about 30 operas, many signed by De Koven. In addition, there are a number of published compositions and some correspondence (Folder 221) regarding contracts, copyrights, production dates, and reviews. Miscellaneous items include two pages handwritten by De Koven titled "Ideas for a Farce," and news articles related to De Koven's works.


  • 1861-1920
  • Majority of material found in 1861-1920


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


18.00 Linear Feet

35 manuscript boxes other_unmapped

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by Orly Leah Krasner in 2003.  Archon finding aid created by Craig Bruce Smith in 2010.

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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections