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Paul Tobias Cello Music and Personal Papers Collection

Identifier: CC 0016

Scope and Contents

The papers collection contains the personal papers of Paul Tobias. It includes Tobias' research notes, files of reviews of performances, photographs, newspaper clippings, publicity materials, programs, and correspondence. The collection contains the typescripts and photocopies of Tobia's published works. Additionally, the collection holds publicity, photographs,concert reviews and correspondence relating to New Heritage Music. The primary date range for the collection is 1963-2014.


  • 1968 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Tobias (1946-2014) is remembered as a distinguished musician, teacher, recording artist and scholar of the violoncello. Born in Washington, D.C., Tobias studied under Gregor Piatigorsky, Margaret Rowell and Bonnie Hampton, and under Leonard Rose, Zara Nelsova, and Claus Adam at The Juilliard School. Tobias performed his orchestral debut in 1971 with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. Tobias served as the artistic director of New Heritage Music, a non-profit highlighting the works of American contemporary composers.


6 Linear Feet (Two white Hollinger boxes and one cello music box)

Language of Materials



Paul Tobias (1946-2014) is remembered as a distinguished musician, teacher, recording artist and scholar of the violoncello. The Paul Tobias Cello Music and Personal Papers Collection contains sheet music, correspondence, recordings, born digital materials and articles written by Tobias.


The Paul Tobias Cello Music and Papers Collection is arranged into 9 series. Tobias' papers are arranged according to subject. Oversized items and audio recordings are listed at the end of the collection. The series within the collection include: Series 1: Biographic Information Series 2: Correspondence Series 3: Concert Programs Series 4: News Clippings & Writings Series 5: New Heritage Music Series 6: Miscellaneous Series 7: Photographs Series 8: Audio Recordings Series 9: Cello Music Sheets

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift of Elizabeth Moschetti.

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Processing Information

The collection was processed by Sarah-Esther Belinga.

Paul Tobias Cello Music and Personal Papers Collection
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Sarah-Esther Belinga
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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