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Joseph A. Maurer Papers




2012



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Creation: 05.04.2012
Language: English

Title: Joseph A. Maurer Papers
Quantity: 2 boxes
Identification: PP MJA
Location: 156D
Language: GermanEnglish

Registers of music performed at Central Church 1955-1958, correspondence about the purchase of a new organ 1953/1957, scrapbook about music at Central Church 1954-1955, records on the appointment of a new organist 1955, articles and notes on music in the Moravian Church.


Joseph A. Maurer was born in 1912. He lived in Bethlehem for the majority of his life. Maurer was a professor of classical languages at Lehigh University for 30 years. He was Associate Dean of the school of Arts and Sciences. In 1973 Maurer received the Lindback award for distinguished teaching and then was named Professor Emeritus of Classics upon his retirement in 1973. Maurer was also an active member of the Moravian Church. He served as the organist and director of music at Central Moravian Church for several years. In his free time Maurer wrote book reviews and other articles, most prominently about the history of Moravian music, and music in Bethlehem. Joseph Maurer passed away in 1987.


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