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John McDonald Papers

Call Number: MS164

Scope and Contents

This collection contains John McDonald's musical manuscripts and scores, audiocassette recordings of his performances, project files, correspondence, and concert programs and reviews.


  • Creation: 1970 -- 2017



This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been retained by the donor during his lifetime. Requests for reproduction must be referred to the donor.

Biographical / Historical

John McDonald is a Professor of Music at Tufts University. He received the 2009 Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising from Tufts University, and was named the 2007 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year by the Music Teachers National Association. McDonald served as chair of the Music Department, Tufts University, from 2000 to 2003.


28.55 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in two series: Unprocessed accessions and 2017 accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John McDonald, 2010-2017.

Processing status

Processing of the 2017 accessions was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Materials were placed in archival boxes if the orignal housing was damaged; received order was maintained. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States