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Morton Gold Collection

Identifier: PMC00006

Scope and Contents

In 2009, Dr. Morton Gold (1933- ) donated his collection of music manuscripts, scrapbooks, publications, personal papers, and audio recordings to Florida Atlantic University Libraries. These materials relate to his professional life as a composer, writer, and teacher of music. Dr. Gold received a Bachelor of Music: Theory from Boston University in 1953, a Master of Arts in Teaching: Music Education from Harvard University in 1954, and a Doctor of Musical Arts: Composition from Boston University in 1960. He was a professor of Music at Nasson College in Springvale, Maine from 1964 until 1982. He has also taught at University of Southern Maine, the College of St. Joseph, Rutland High School, and Castleton State College, Vermont. While living in Vermont, Dr. Gold gave annual concerts of his own music at the Rutland Jewish Center and served as the organist and choir director at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Dr. Gold guest-conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra in his Rhapsody for Orchestra in 1954 and his Dedication Overture in 1959. His composition, Haggadah, was televised nationally by PBS in 1976. His abilities as a music educator were recognized in 2006 by the Vermont Music Educators Association when he received a Special Achievement Award for Significant Contributions to Music Education in Vermont. In May of 2010 Dr. Gold was honored by the Cantors Assembly of the United States and Canada with their Kavod Award for Creativity and Achievement in the Field of Jewish Sacred Music. Dr. Gold has been active in virtually every area of music throughout his career as a conductor, concert pianist, journalist, and educator. He currently resides in Maine and is still composing.


  • created: 1924 - 2012
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1970-2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment. Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.


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Dr. Morton Gold

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Processing Information

In 2011-2012, this collection was processed by Elizabeth Fairall, Justin Rust and Victoria Thur.

Morton Gold Collection
Elizabeth Fairall, Justin Rust, Victoria Thur
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries Repository

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