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Musical scores, 1929-1976


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This collection spans the time period between 1929 and 1983. The bulk of the collection consists of Cohrssen's own handwritten musical scores, approximately 21 compositions. Several of the scores are noted as performances in the concert programs also included in this collection. Of note, there are included here some audio recordings of Cohrssen's pieces, originally on tape reels and converted to CD-ROM format. A scrapbook documents highlights of Cohrssen's career as a Professor of Music at Seton Hall University and as a composer. The Bishop McQuaid Medal he received in 1972 is also among the items in this collection. Several photographs of both a personal and work-related nature are included as well. Documentation of his life prior to arriving in the U.S. and joining the faculty of SHU is lacking, albeit for a few items, however the collection provides an extensive representation of his musical career.


  • 1929-1976

Conditions Governing Access

This collection includes audio-visual materials. Access copies of audiotapes, audio cassette tapes, video cassette tapes, film reels, or other audio-visual materials may need to be ordered prior to on-site research. Please contact us to inquire about access to audio-visual materials.

Otherwise, materials are available for research at the Msgr. William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center. Advance appointments are required for the use of archival materials.


From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US