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Laurence Picken papers
Laurence Ernest Rowland Picken

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Laurence Picken papers

Published 1900 .
Written in English.

About the Book

The collection contains primarily research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. The project materials include essay notes and drafts, translations, concert programs, miscellaneous research materials, instrument collection files, and a handful of personal files. Picken's articles and research materials for Musica Asiatica, the journal he co-edited, and for his publication Music from the Tang Court are also included. The writings include Picken's articles, essays, and lectures; his notebooks; and books written for Picken. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and some photographs.

Edition Notes

Open to research.

Access Advisory: Not all materials in this collection may be readily accessible; please request accessibility information well in advance of your visit

Laurence Picken Papers, Music Division, Library of Congress.

Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.

Gift; Laurence Picken; 2002.

transferred to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.

Laurence Picken (b. July 16, 1909, in Nottingham; d. March 16, 2007, in Cambridge) was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music.

Materials in English and Chinese.

Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room and at


Library of Congress
ML31 .P53

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around 22,300 items (65 boxes, 36.0 linear feet)
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