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Personal papers of Douglas Moore

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 18


This collection includes personal papers, a libretto, and manuscript for the opera "Carry Nation."


  • 1966


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Douglas Moore

Douglas Moore is an operatic composer who was commissioned by the University of Kansas to create an opera for its centennial celebration in 1966. The opera, "Carry Nation," was premiered at the University of Kansas on April 28, 1966. Moore won a Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his "Giants in the Earth" and the New York Critics Circle Award in 1959 for the "Ballad of Baby Doe." Moore was a Rose Morgan visiting professor at the University of Kansas during the spring semester of 1966.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 18

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks

Guide to the Douglas Moore Collection
Personal papers of Douglas Moore
Finding aid prepared by sk, 2005. Finding aid encoded by sk, 2005. Finding aid revised by skt, 2010; mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Douglas Moore, University Archives, PP 18, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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