The Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

Month

March 2017

Words from the Composer: Musical Tributes written by Allan Blank

For many avid readers, like myself, you are familiar with the dedication page found in books. These few lines in the early pages of a book allows the author a chance to give a bit of credit to those people… Continue Reading →

Hearing Allan Blank: A search for the Composer’s Music on the Internet

Distressingly, back in February, I missed The Lighter Side of Allan Blank, a performance held by Old Dominion University Libraries. Nearly every day I look through his music scores, but wonder what they sound like. Since then, I have scoured the… Continue Reading →

Finding Interesting Artifacts!

While processing the Allan Blank Papers I have stumbled across some very interesting objects. Here is one, a hand written music score with a purple hand print: As I get further along in the collection, I will share many more… Continue Reading →

Archival Arch-Enemies!

Paper that is not acid free breaks down over time and outside influences can cause irreversible damage. While preservation cannot alter harm already caused by time, its main purpose is to make sure that no more injury happens to artifacts… Continue Reading →

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