Wesley V. Blomster papers, 1955-2012




The Wesley V. Blomster papers comprise personal and professional materials encompassing his dual career as music critic and German language professor from 1955 to 2012. A majority of materials in this collection are arranged chronologically by year and include a wide assortment of Blomster's original newspaper article clips and memorabilia from his travels and concertgoing, intermingled with letters of correspondence, binders of Daily Camera photocopies, and volumes of typewritten Daily Camera drafts; program note folders arranged alphabetically by composer's last name within genre-specific binders; and boxes of VHS review copies of operas and historical programs. The pre-arranged organization of materials reveals Blomster's deliberate attempts to maintain a specific presentation of his materials. Some materials, such as personal diary entries, were originally interspersed in collections of typewritten Daily Camera drafts. These and other carefully-selected materials from the collection have been restricted due to their extremely personal nature.


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The collection is arranged into six series.  They follow the original order of the creator, mostly chronological


27 boxes




Provenance: donated by Thomas Blomster, son of Wesley V. Blomster, in 2013.

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