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John Tartaglia Papers

Identifier: PA176

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the correspondence, programs, program notes, recordings, composition materials, scores, photographs, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, woodworking materials, articles, and sketches of composer and musician, John Tartaglia.


  • Creation: 1934-2019

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

John Tartaglia was a violist, teacher, composer, instrument maker, and a woodworker. He was born in Gloversville New York, and studied at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He earned a degree in humanities from the University of Florida. Before being appointed to the Minnesota Orchestra in 1968, he performed with orchestras in Tampa, Syracuse and with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. He retired in 1999 from the Minnesota Orchestra and was an affiliate member of the University of Minnesota for many years. From 1981 through 1982 he taught viola at Oberlin Conservatory. Although he passed away in 2018, he is survived by a wife, son, daughter, and two grandsons.


20 boxes (Box One: Scores A-D, Box 2: Scores D, Box 3: Scores D-F, Box 4: Scores F-I, Box 5: Scores I-M, Box 6: Scores N-S, Box 7: Scores S-7/Programs/Sketches/Notes and Photographs, Box 8 Scores/Programs OS, Box 9: O/S Scores 1#, Box 10: O/S Scores 2#, Box 11: O/S Scores 3#, Box 12: O/S Photographs, Box 13: Photo Album, Box 14: Woodworking Supplies, Box 15: O/S Woodworking Templates/Articles, Box 16: Program Clippings/Photos/Memorabilia, Box 17: Workshop Materials 1#, Box 18: Workshop Materials 2#, Box 19: Records, Box 20: A/V Materials--CDs, Cassettes & Floppy Discs) : Ten Hollingers, Eight Flat Boxes, Two Paige boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains scores, correspondence and notes of composer John Tartaglia

John Tartaglia Collection PA176
Olivia Copia
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Collecting Area Details

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