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Charles Trowbridge Haubiel was born in Delta, Ohio, in 1892 and died
in Los Angeles in 1978. His career encompassed activity as a teacher, composer,
pianist, conductor, lecturer, and publisher. After completing his education in
this country and in Europe, Haubiel was invited to join the faculty of the
Institute of Musical Art of New York (the Julliard Foundation) in 1920 and that
of New York University in 1923. In 1935 he founded the Composer's Press to
promote the work of American composers. He served as president of that
organization until 1966 at which time it was taken over by the Southern Music
Haubiel's output as a composer includes 3 operas, 20 symphonic works,
and many solo, choral, and chamber compositions. A number of his works have won
him recognition and awards. Written in a neo-Romantic style, his music is
distinguished by its fine craftsmanship. The honorary Doctor of Music degree
was conferred upon him by Southwestern Conservatory.
The first series, including correspondence with individuals and
organizations, is arranged according to Haubiel's own folder system. The N.Y.U.
correspondence (particularly 1940-1946) provides insight into Haubiel's
difficulties with that institution concerning charges of anti-semitism against
him, and his subsequent resignation. Haubiel's lecture series "War and Music"
and "The Path of Music" were broadcast over WNYC in New York City. Many of the
scores in Series II and in oversize were presented to Dr. Moldenhauer by
Haubiel with their eventual inclusion in the archival collection in mind. Over
100 scores are included in the collection. The sub-series of printed scores
includes compositions written by Haubiel and others as published by Composer's
Press. It is an extensive, though probably not complete, selection. In the
tapes and recordings which comprise Series III are performances of some of
Haubiel's major symphonic works as well as some chamber music compositions. The
last item in Series IV is a bronze bust of Haubiel mounted on a marble
pedestal. The bust was done by Nancy Cox McCormack in 1929.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
This collection is open for research use.
Preferred Citation :
[Item Description]. Cage
482, Charles Haubiel
Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
The collection is arranged in four series: Correspondence and Papers,
Manuscripts and Scores, Tapes and Recordings, and Oversize.
Acquisition Information :
The papers of Charles Haubiel were donated by Dr. Hans Moldenhauer, of
Spokane, to the Moldenhauer Archives at Washington State University Libraries
in December 1981 (MS 81-55).
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in
Series I: Correspondence and
Press clippings, 1917-1954
Felice Haubiel, 1928-1931
Analyses of musical
Report from David Mann School
Sound of Music for the blind
(Braille Music Guide)