Paul M. Oberg papers,
Paul M. Oberg
Oberg, Paul Matthews, 1904-1988
3 boxes (2.3
Collection contains the
papers of Paul M. Oberg, professor and chair of the department of music at the
University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Libraries. University Archives
Access and Use
The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 22, 1972.
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Requests for permission to quote from the Paul M. Oberg papers should
be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Portions of the collection have not been processed.
Paul M. Oberg papers, University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of Paul M. Oberg (1904-1988)
Paul Matthew Oberg was born in Center City, Minnesota on April 14,
1904. He earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1925. From
1926-1928, he was a fellow at the Juilliard School of music in New York City
and earned his master's degree in 1938 and Ph.D. in 1944 from the Eastman
School of Music at the University of Rochester. He was a staff pianist for WCCO
radio (1925-1933), instructor at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) from
1927-1928, professor at the University of Wichita from 1933-1942 and was a
pianist and organist for the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for seven years. In
1942, Dr. Oberg joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota as professor
and chair of the music department. He held the position of chair until 1965 and
retired from the University in 1972. Paul Oberg died in November 1988.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains correspondence, appointment books and
materials relating to various music programs.
University of Minnesota. Dept. of Music papers
University of Minnesota. President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Music and
Music Education papers
A finding aid with a partial contents list is available in University
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
- Oberg, Paul
Matthews, 1904-1988 -- Archives
- University of
Minnesota. Dept. of Music
- Music -- Instruction and