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Abram Plum, 1939 - 2002

Identifier: 14-2: Plum, Abram

Scope and Contents

This is a comprehensive collection of works composed by Abram Plum. Manuscript copies of Dr. Plum’s compositions comprise the bulk of the collection. There are also manuscript sketches and typescripts (computer generated) of Dr. Plum’s works. The finding aid lists originals and copies of the pieces as well as revisions when applicable. The collection is organized as Dr. Plum arranged it into the following series:

I. Sketch Books Box 1 II. Vocal Music Box 2-3 III. Wind Music Box 3-4 IV. Mixed Ensembles Box 4 V. Miscellaneous Box 4-5 VI. Carillon Music Box 5 VII. String Music Box 5 VIII. Piano Music (longer) Box 6 IX. Piano Music (shorter) Box 7 X. Manuscript (copies) Box 7-9 XI. Musical Scores Box 9 XII. Oversized Material & Media Box10


  • 1939 - 2002

Biographical / Historical

Abram M. Plum was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa in 1925. He studied composition at The University of Iowa with Philip Greeley Clapp and Philip Bezanson, and in New York with Luigi Dallapiccola. He taught theory and composition as well as non-Western music and electronic music at Illinois Wesleyan University for twenty-six years, retiring in 1991. He composed extensively for many media, especially chamber ensembles. His compositions have been performed at many locations in the United States, as well as in France and the Netherlands. He died in 2002.


7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Illinois Wesleyan University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 2899
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington IL 61701 US