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Charles Bleefield collection of Nadia Boulanger correspondence

Identifier: PIMS-0009
The collection contains manuscript letters and brief notes from Nadia Boulanger to her former student Charles Bleefield, including a letter of recommendation in 1947 and several brief greetings in the two decades that followed. Also included are invitations to two memorial services for Lili Boulanger and an Igor Stravinsky autograph.


  • 1947 - 1967


Language of Materials

Approximately two-thirds of the materials are in French and the rest are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for use at the Peabody Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to the archivist of the Arthur Friedheim Library.


0.19 Cubic Feet (1 expanding letter-size file folder) : Print materials and two microfilms

Biographical / Historical

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was a composer, pianist, conductor, and educator known for teaching many notable American composers in Paris and Fontainebleau. She was a member of the Peabody Conservatory faculty in 1942.

Charles Bleefield studied with Boulanger in the 1940s and remained in contact with her for two decades. He and Therese Bleefield are the translators of Igor Stravinsky, the Man and His Music, a biography by Alexandre Tansman published in 1949.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Found in collections, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Matt Testa in 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Peabody Archives Repository

Peabody Institute
1 E. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202 USA