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Paul M. Oberg papers, 1942-1965

Summary Information
Title: Paul M. Oberg papers
Dates: 1942-1965
Creator: Oberg, Paul Matthews, 1904-1988
Extent: 3 boxes Extent: (2.3 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 462
Collection contains the papers of Paul M. Oberg, professor and chair of the department of music at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 22, 1972.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Paul M. Oberg papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Processing Information:

Portions of the collection have not been processed.

Preferred Citation:

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.

Related Material

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 Archives.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • 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 headings.
  • Oberg, Paul Matthews, 1904-1988 -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Music
  • Music -- Instruction and study