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Abbey Simon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2020-008

This collection documents Abbey Simon’s career as a concert pianist but also contains a smaller amount of material related to his role as a professor in the Moore’s School of Music at the University of Houston. Materials in the collection date from the late 1940s through approximately 2013, with a bulk of the materials from the 1960s-1990s. Most of the materials in the collection are programs from throughout Simon's career, but the collection also contains correspondence, contracts, audio and video recordings, photographs, magazines, news clipping, marketing materials, biographical information (including a curriculum vitae), awards, and posters.

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact curator Mary Manning at


  • approximately late 1940s-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1960s-1990s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet processed. Contact the curator to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


7.5 linear feet

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jonathan Dean Simon in August 2020.


Guide to the Abbey Simon Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA