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Alan Beeler Papers

Identifier: MSS 0450

Scope and Contents

The sheet music collection contains approximately 100 scores. Many of the scores are dated between 1960 and 2007, and include printed and handwritten drafts. The works included are for a variety of instrumentation for both small and large ensemble. Beeler's most prominent works make up boxes 1-4. The collection also contains approximately 100 arrangments in Beeler's own hand. The personal papers are comprised of student papers and teaching materials.


  • 1960 - 2007


Conditions Governing Access

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.


12 Linear Feet (The sheet music collection contains approximately 100 scores. Many of the scores are dated between 1960 and 2007, and include printed and handwritten drafts. )

Language of Materials



Alan Beeler (1939-2016) is remembered as a performer, educator, and a prolific composer. Acquired in November 2016, the Alan Beeler Collection contains over a hundred manuscript compositions and arrangements, in addition to other music for a variety of instrumentation. The collection also contains a small amount of Beeler's personal papers, including teaching materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Joan Staple, 2016

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Alan Beeler Papers
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Stacey Krim
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US