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Adolphe Adam Manuscript

An inventory of his item(s) at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: 24 May 2006

Biographical History

Adolphe Adam was a French composer. He wrote primarily for the theatre, composing operas, ballets, light operas and vaudeville during his career. He is best known for some of his ballets, such as Giselle and Le Corsaire.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of a single original manuscript (two leaves, written on both sides) for a song, in Adam's handwriting and with his signature at the top. The words are in French. The song is not identified.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University has recordings of a number of Adam's works. For a list, please refer to the Classic Catalog and search for "Adam, Adolphe" as author.

Subject Headings


Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856.


Music -- France.
Music -- Manuscripts.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Adolphe Adam Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, July 1965

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