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Walter Lebermann papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7847

Scope and Contents

Collection contains professional papers relating to Lebermann's research and his musical and academic publications, between the approximate dates of 1930 and 1982. Items include correspondence with publishers, drafts and completed copies of edition forwards, concert programs, correspondence to libraries and archives regarding manuscript holdings, travel receipts, address directories, newspaper clippings, conference programs, conference papers, Lebermann's research notebooks, publisher catalogues, and other material.


  • approximately 1930-1982


Language of Materials

Materials are predominantly in German.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Walter Lebermann papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Walter K. H. Lebermann (1910-1984) was a noted violinist, violist, musicologist, and lexicographer.

Walter Karl Hans Lebermann was born Febrary 23, 1910, in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Karl Ludwig and Helene (Konig) Lebermann. He studied at the Music College of Karlsruhe in 1927 and Hoch's Conservatory at the University of Frankfurt in 1935. On October 1, 1927, Lebermann married Erla T. Diekmann and together they produced two sons and a daughter. He played with the Staatstheater Oldenburg in 1936-1937 and the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Frankfurt from 1937-1964, but his enduring legacy remains as a freelance contributor to musicological journals and a prolific music editor who worked with renowned publishers such as Barenreiter, Breitkopf & Hartel, Eulenburg, Peters, and many others. He died in November 1984 at his home in Bad Homburg, Germany.


21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)


The original arrangement of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Erla Lebermann in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Erla Lebermann; 1986.


Prominent Violist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011)

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay A. Weaver; May 2011.

Register of Walter Lebermann papers
Lindsay A. Weaver
2011 June 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States