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George Anson Collection coming to West Library

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All the excitement over the university’s new Steinway piano has inspired the library to begin digitizing the works of George Anson and other ephemera from his time at Texas Wesleyan.

George Anson was professor emeritus of music composition at Texas Wesleyan from 1941 to 1970. Anson received his Bachelor of Music from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1932 and his Master of Music Composition at the University of Arizona in 1937. After teaching at the University of Oklahoma, he made his way to Fort Worth and became the Department Head for Piano and Associate Professor of Piano and Theory at Texas Wesleyan. Anson did a special piano study with Rudolf Ganz and a special study of composition under Arthur Olaf Andersen. Anson also wrote music reviews for the Clavier magazine. Copies of these magazines can be found on the 2nd floor of the library in periodicals.

The collection will include manuscripts of George Anson's music compositions, manuscripts of Clavier music reviews and some files related to workshops and courses he taught while at Texas Wesleyan.

If you have any information on George Anson or would like to get involved with the project, please contact the Special Collection Department.