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George Bela Kehler Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-29
Identifier: UnivRec-574

Scope and Contents

The George Bela Kehler Papers consist of the research files Dr. Kehler compiled over the course of many years in the writing of his two-volume study of piano composers, pianists, and piano concerts titled "The Piano in Concert" (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1982). This has become a standard music reference work. The files contain copies of newspaper clippings, concert programs, notes, and other miscellaneous printed ephemera documenting the lives and concert performances of pianists, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries.


  • 1794-1978


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


14.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



The files are arranged in alphabetical order by artist surname.

Method of Acquisition

The George Bela Kehler Papers were donated to the University Archives by Dr. Kehler's wife, Rachel Eatherly Kehler, and his son, Dr. George Bela Kehler, II, Johnson City, Tenn., on December 4, 2000.

Processing Information

David Litteford, Jessica Ball, Chris Ball, Alyssa Williams, and Ned Irwin processed the collection, which was completed in November 2011.

Ned Irwin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA