Composing a Collection: the Allan Blank Papers

Discovering The Composer Through His Work

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F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room Just Got Updated!

  Over Spring Break, the Diehn Composers Room (home of the Allan Blank Papers Collection) had a new floor installed! Soon the furniture will be returned, but already the room looks brighter and feels more welcoming than ever before. Please… Continue Reading →

Hitting the Road: A Research Trip to Richmond

Well kind reader, it is time for this Archivist to pack some bags and hit the road…to Richmond! Thanks to my amazing employer, Old Dominion Special Collections & University Archives and the generosity of the Allan Blank Fund, I get… Continue Reading →

Allan Blank: In His Own Words

“I write what my ear, feelings and understandings dictate. I believe the initiating impulse to compose is a complex product of one’s training, instrumental or vocal background, listening experiences, imaginative strengths, and the fortuitous circumstances of time and place.” -Correspondence… Continue Reading →

Are You Feeling Sassy? Allan Blank Was!

Stay Sassy Norfolk!

Newest Discovery!

I have said it before and I will probably say it again…Dr. Blank composed on any random paper he could find! Below is the perfect example. The note is regarding the publishing of his score “Four Poems By Emily Dickinson”,… Continue Reading →

Allan Blank: The Life of a Composer

Allan Blank’s life began on December 27, 1925 in New York City. His first instrument was the violin, on which he would become so proficient that he would later become a violinist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Throughout his academic… Continue Reading →

What on Earth is Archival Processing and Why Do You Need to Do It?

The Allan Blank Paper Collection is large; encompassing twenty seven acid-free boxes and an entire shelving unit. And this is only part of the original collection. To ensure that all of these materials continue to be accessible for generations to… Continue Reading →

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