The Allan Blank Papers

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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 →

Are You Feeling Sassy? Allan Blank Was!

Stay Sassy Norfolk!

Who was Allan Blank? The Man Behind the Papers

Who was Allan Blank besides a man who filled over forty boxes with papers? Well, a few weeks ago I had the pleasure to correspond with several of Allan Blank’s former colleagues, friends and even family. What I discovered is the… Continue Reading →

Award Winning Composer!

According to the American Composers Alliance, Allan Blank won several awards for his compositions. In 1983, Dr. Blank placed first in the George Eastman Competition for his work “Duo for Bassoon and Piano”. A few years later, in 1988, he… Continue Reading →

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