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Donald Seibert Papers

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: DTF
Date: 03 Jun 2022

Biographical History

Donald Seibert (1929-2010) was a music librarian, singer, teacher, and writer.

Donald was born October 3, 1929, in Los Angeles, California. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and once discharged worked in the advertising department at the New York Times while attending library school at Columbia University. Upon graduation he worked as a music librarian at Julliard School. In 1968, he came to Syracuse University, where he was the music librarian until he retired in 1992. He was an avid music lover. He researched and wrote about Tchaikovsky, sang in the Syracuse Oratorio Society, and wrote articles about music cataloging. When he retired, he taught classes in social class and aging, and tutored at the Learning Place, preparing students for their GED exams.

Donald died December 22, 2010, leaving behind his long-term partner, Charles Tremper.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Donald Seibert Papers contains correspondence, family memorabilia, photographs, publications, musical research, writings, and audiocassettes.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact SCRC for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Seibert, Donald, 1929-2010.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893.


Music librarians.
Music research and information guides.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Publications (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Donald Seibert Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Tremper, 2022.

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