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Harold Bauer collection

Identifier: ARCH171

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and photographs from 1900-1956, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1928-1951. The correspondence is mostly between Harold Bauer and Moshe Paranov. The photographs are primarily portraits and group photographs of his master classes, but also includes a few photographs of Bauer with members of the Julius Hartt School of Music.


  • 1900-1956
  • Majority of material found within 1928-1951

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. One file is restricted because it contains FERPA protected information.

Some of the digitized items in the collection have an IP embargoes in place. These IP embargoed items can be accessed by anyone on the University of Hartford campus using a device connected to the University’s internet. Computers are available to the public at the Harrison Libraries. University students, faculty, and staff may also access this material off-campus by using the following link and logging in with their University username and password:

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (U.S. Code: Title 17). Any use of the material which exceeds fair use requires permission from the copyright holder. Researchers are solely responsible for obtaining the proper permission(s) for their use of the material.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Bauer, world renowned concert pianist, was a long-time teacher and supporter of the Hartt School, He was closely associated with its early development and founders.


0.71 Linear Feet (3 containers)

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The collection consists primarily of correspondence from Harold Bauer to Moshe Paranov from 1928-1951, as well as photographs of Harold Bauer and his master classes. The collection also includes some newspaper clippings, press releases, concert programs, and other papers.

Other Finding Aids

An incomplete general index and subject index to the correspondence in the collection (which includes summaries of letters), can be found in the digital repository at:

General index:

Subject index:

Existence and Location of Copies

The correspondence and photographs in the collection haves been digitized and can be accessed at:

Related Materials

Paranov Collection

Guide to the Harold Bauer collection
Original Finding Aid by Ethel Bacon; Revised by Sean Parke and Amanda Talbot, Oct. 2017.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Hartford Archives & Special Collections Repository

200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford CT 06117 United States