July 13th, 2010

D.W. Krummel

e-mail: donkay@illinois.edu

702 West Delaware Avenue
Urbana Illinois 61801

Personal website, including:

♦ Personal. ♦  Bibliographical Profile. ♦ Honors and Awards. ♦ Biographical Notices. ♦ Professional Memberships. ♦ Commonplace Book.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1947-56
B.Mus. (1951), M.Mus. (1953), M.A.L.S. (1954), Ph.D. (1958). Teaching Fellow (1952-54), Instructor (1954-56) in Music Literature

Library of Congress, Washington, 1956-61
Reference Librarian, Music Division, on leave as U.S. Civil Service Middle Management Intern, 1959-61, on assignment to the Office of Education, National Archives, Department of State, and National Science Foundation; later Library of Congress Processing Department

Newberry Library, Chicago, 1962-69
Head of Reference Department (1962-94, Associate Librarian, 1964-69), also responsible for the collections in bibliography and music, leading to the acquisition of the theory books of Alfred Cortot and the American sheet music collection of J. Francis Driscoll

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1970-

Associate Professor, 1970-71; Professor of Library [and Information] Science and of Music, 1971-97; Professor Emeritus, 1997- .
Rare Book School, (Columbia University, University of Virginia), Faculty member, 1990- .

see also Biographical Notices below.

Bibliographical Profile

Study in four overlapping areas:

Major writings in these areas are as follows:

Selected Writings on Bibliography (A)

The Anatomy of Bibliography: An Anthology of Perspectives (forthcoming)

“Bibliography,” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. 3rd ed., ed., by Marcia Bates and Mary Niles Maack. (Taylor and Francis, 2010.)     online

“The Hidden Lives of Books,” in Teaching Bibliography, Textual Criticism, and Book History, ed. by Ann R. Hawkins (Pickering & Chatto, 2006), pp. 124-31.
revised and updated version available from the author

“Archer Taylor’s Three Epochs of Bibliography,” in Libri, tipografi, biblioteche: Ricerche storiche dedicate a Luigi Balsamo (Olschki, 1997), vol. 2, pp. 493-504.

“Guides to National Bibliographies: A Review Essay,” Libraries and Culture, 24 (1989) 217-30. also at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lac/

Bibliographies: Their Aims and Methods. Mansell, 1984. Also transl. into Spanish and Chinese.

“Bibliographical Standards and Style,” Scholarly Publishing, 10 (1979), 223-40. (With John B. Howell.)

Selected Writings on Bibliography and Library History (AB)

“Historical Bibliography and Library History,” Libraries & Culture, 35 (2000), 155-60. Also at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/lac/

Selected Writings on Librarianship (B)

“Katharine L. Sharp and the Creation of the University Library,” in No Boundaries: Univer
sity of Illinois Vignettes,
ed. by Lillian Hoddeson (Univ. of Illinois Pr., 2004), pp. 15-28.

“University of Illinois,” in International Dictionary of Library Histories, ed. by David H. Stam (Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2001), vol. 2, pp. 833-35.

Fiat lux, fiat latebra: A Celebration of Historical Library Functions. (Univ. of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1999. Occasional Papers, 209).

“Spreading the Word,” in Ideals and Standards (University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, 1992), pp. 187-94.

Organizing the Library’s Support: Donors, Volunteers, Friends. Graduate School of Library Science, 1980. (Allerton Park Institute, Proceedings, vol. 25.) Conference organizer and editor, also introductory essay,

“The Allerton Park Institute on Library Friends,” pp. 1-7. Also at http://hdl.handle.net/2142/443

Dictionary of American Library Biography (Libraries Unlimited, 1978). “Merrill, William Stetson,” pp. 360-61; “Norton, Charles Benjamin,” pp. 383-84; “Pargellis, Stanley,” pp. 389-91. “Spivacke, Harold,” Supplement (1990), pp. 129-31. “Downs, Robert Bingham,” Second Supplement (2003), 79-82.

“Kepler and His Custody: Scholarship and Conservation Policy,” in Conserving and Preserving Library Materials, ed. by Kathryn Luther Henderson & William T. Henderson (Urbana, 1983), pp. 165-79.     also at http://hdl.handle.net/2142/446

Editor, “Trends in the Scholarly Use of Library Materials,” Library Trends, vol.25, no.1 (April 1977), pp. 725-872, with Intro., pp. 725-32.

“The Writings of Stanley Pargellis,” in Essays in History and Literature Presented . . . to Stanley Pargellis, ed. by Heinz Bluhm (Newberry Library, 1965), pp. 221-31.

Selected Writings on American Bibliography   (ABD)

“Early American Imprint Bibliography and its Stories: An Introductory Course in Bibliographical Civics,” Libraries and Culture, 40 (2005), 239-50.

“The Library World of Norton’s Literary Gazette,” in Books in America’s Past: Essays honoring Rudolph H. Gjelsness, ed. by David Kaser (Univ. Pr. of Virginia, 1966), pp. 238-65.

Selected Writings on Music Bibliography (AC)

“Lutebooks on the Loose,” in [festschrift for John Ward, ed. Gordon Hollis, to be published summer 2010]

“Foreword,” to Michael Kassler, Music Entries at Stationers’ Hall, 1710-1818 (Ashgate, 2004), pp. ix-xii.

“Petruccio’s Predicament and the Taming of the Muse,” in Inte bara katalogregler: Festskrift till Anders Lönn (Statens musikbiblioteket, Stockholm, 2003), pp. 49-58.

“Foreword” to James B. Coover, Private Music Collections: Catalogs and Cognate Literature (Harmonie Park Press, 2001), pp. ix-x.

“On Degressive Music Bibliography,” M.L.A. Notes, 57 (2000), 867-78.

“The Petrucci Centenary,” Gazette of the Grolier Club, 51 (2000), 99-111.

“Foreword” to Sherry L. Vellucci, Bibliographical Relationships in Music Catalogs (Scarecrow, 1997), pp. xv-xvi.

The Varieties and Uses of Music Bibliography, in Foundations in Music Bibliography, ed. by Richard D. Green (Haworth, 1993), pp. 1-25; also in Music Reference Services Quarterly, 2 (1993), 1-25. Keynote address, Conference on Music Bibliography, Northwestern University, October 1986.

The Literature of Music Bibliography. Fallen Leaf Press, 1992.

Music Printing and Publishing. Macmillan; Norton, 1990. With Stanley Sadie.

“Searching and Sorting on the Slippery Slope: Periodical Publication of Victorian Music,” M.L.A., Notes 46 (1990), 593-608.

“The Presence of the Note,” in Modern Music Librarianship: Essays in Honor of Ruth Watanabe, ed. by Alfred Mann (Pendragon; Bärenreiter, 1989), pp. 41-56.

The Memory of Sound: Observations on the History of Music on Paper. Library of Congress, 1988. (Center for the Book, Viewpoint Series, 20; xvii, 23 pp.
Engelhard Lecture on the book, presented at the Library of Congress, Oct. 29, 1987

“The Beginnings of Current National Bibliography for German Music,” in Richard S. Hill: Tributes from Friends, ed. by Carol June Bradley and James B. Coover (Information Coordinators, 1987; Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography, 58), pp. 307-29.

“Citing the Score: Descriptive Bibliography and Printed Music,” The Library, 6 series, 9 (1987), 329-46.

“Clarifying the Musical Page: The Romantic Stichbild,” Printing History, 16 (Dec. 1986), 26-36.

“Early German Partbook Type Faces,” Gutenberg Jahrbuch 1985, pp. 80-98.

“The Origins of Modern Music Classification,” in Festschrift Albi Rosenthal, ed. by Rudolf Elvers (Schneider, 1984), pp. 181-98.

“Music Publishing,” in Nicholas Temperley, Music in Britain: The Romantic Age, 1800-1914 (Athlone Press, 1981), pp. 46-59.

“Venetian Baroque Music in a London Bookshop,” in Music and Bibliography: Essays in Honour of Alec Hyatt King, ed. by O. W. Neighbour (Clive Bingley, 1980), pp. 1-27.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. by Stanley Sadie (Macmillan, 1980). Miscellaneous contributions

Bibliographical Inventory to the Early Music in the Newberry Library, Chicago. G.K.Hall, 1977.

“An Edwardian Gentlemen’s Musical Exhibition,” M.L.A. Notes, 32 (1976), 711-18.

“Music Printing and Publishing,” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, vol. 18 (Marcel Dekker, 1976), pp. 482-93.

“Musical Functions and Bibliographical Forms,” The Library, 5th series, 31 (1976), 327-50.

English Music Printing, 1553-1700. The Bibliographical Society; Oxford Univ. Pr., 1975.

Guide for Dating Early Published Music. (International Association of Music Lib­raries, Commission for Bibliographical Research.) Boonin; Bärenreiter, 1974.

“Oblong Format in Early Printed Music,” The Library, 5th series, 26 (1971), 312-24.

Bibliotheca Bolduaniana: A Renaissance Music Bibliography. Information Coordinators, 1972. (Detroit Studies in Music Bibliography, 25).

“Twenty Years of Notes: A Retrospect,” M.L.A. Notes, 21 (1963-64), 56-82. “The Second Twenty Volumes of Notes: A Retrospective Re-Cast,” 41 (1984), 7-25. “Notes: A Sixtieth Birthday Retrospective,” 61 (2004), 9-23.

“‘Viva tutti’: The Musical Journeys of an Eighteenth-Century Part-Song,” Bulletin of the New York Public Library, 67 (1963), 57-64.

“God Save the King,” Musical Times, 103 (1962), 159-60.

“Current National Bibliographies: Their Music Coverage,” M.L.A. Notes, 16 (1960), 375-88. With James B. Coover.

Selected Writings on American Music Bibliography (ABD)

Co-author of A History of American Music Publishing, forthcoming.

“The Bay Psalm Book Tercentenary, 1698-1998,” M.L.A. Notes, 55 (1998), 282-87.

“Ditson, Oliver,” in American National Biography (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1999), vol. 6, pp. 632-33.

“Singing the Body Eclectic: Immigrant Cultural Resources in America’s Music Libraries,” in Music Librarianship in America: Papers at a Symposium, 5-7 October, 1984, ed. by Michael Ochs (Harvard University Library, 1991), pp. 77-84. Also in Harvard Library Bulletin, n.s. vol. 2, no. 1 (1991).

“Accustomed to the Interface: Observations on the Bibliography of American Music,” in A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock, ed. by Richard Crawford, Carol J. Oja, and R. Allen Lott (Univ. of Michigan Pr., 1990), pp. 427-38.

Bibliographical Handbook of American Music. Univ. of Illinois Pr., 1987.

“Early American Music Printing and Publishing,” in Printing and Society in Early America, ed. by David Hall, John Hench, et al (American Antiquarian Society, 1983), pp. 186-227.  With Richard Crawford.

Resources of American Music History: A Directory of Source Materials from Colonial Times to World War II. Univ. of Illinois Pr., 1981. With Jean Geil, Doris J. Dyen & Deane L. Root.

Introduction to Scrici [pseud. of John H. Swaby], Physiology of the Opera (1853). Institute for Studies in American Music, 1981), pp. v-viii.

American Music Bibliography. Essays in the Yearbook for Inter-American Musical Research. 1. “The Facsimiliad,” 7 (1971), 135-60.   2. “Four Titles in Three Acts,” 8 (1972), 141-50.    3.  “Quantitative Evaluation of a Sheet-Music Collection,” 9 (1973), 171-81;   4. “Counting Every Star: Historical Statistics on Music Publishing in the United States,” 10 (1974), 175-93;    5. Music in Shaw-Shoemaker,” 11 (1975), 168-89.

“The Displaced Prima Donna: Mrs. Oldmixon in America,” Musical Times, 108 (1967), 25-28.

“Graphic Analysis: Its Application to Early American Engraved Music,” M.L.A. Notes, 16 (1959), 213-33.

honors and awards

Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Scholar in Residence, 1969. ♦ Newberry Library, Traveling Research Fellow, 1969-70. ♦ University College (London), Honorary Research Fellow 1974-75; ♦ Guggenheim Fellow, 1976-77. ♦ University of Illinois, University Scholar, 1991; Centennial Scholar, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1993.

Music Library Association, Duckles Award, 1983; Honorary Member, 1988. American Library Association G.K. Hall Award, 1987; Beta Phi Mu Award, 1999. Sonneck Society, Lowens Award, 1989. American Printing History Association, Laureate award, 2004. National Endowment for the Humanities, project awards, 1976, 1979, 1983, supplemented by support from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund, 1983.  Henry E. Huntington Library, Grant-in-Aid, 1965.

University of Illinois, “Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Outstanding by their Students” (several)

biographical notices

David Hunter, “Introduction,” in Music Publishing and Collecting: Essays in Honor of Donald W. Krummel (Urbana, 1994), pp. 11-15.     Linnea S. Martin, “Pin the Tale on the donkay,” Library Trends, 47 (Winter 1999), 375-94.  Who’s Who in America (and other Marquis directories), 1973- . Contemporary Authors, vol. 106, p.299.  Who’s Who in Library and Information Science (and successors).  New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1980), vol.10, p. 283, and later eds.

professional memberships [CURRENT]

Music Library Association (President, 1980-82).  American Library Association  (Counselor, 1964-68) American Antiquarian Society.  American Printing History Association.  Bibliographical Society (London).  Bibliographical Society of America.    Sonneck Society / Society for American Music.   Caxton Club (Chicago).    Grolier Club.


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