The Hans Keller Archive at Cambridge

The year of Hans Keller’s centenary saw the culmination of a major project to document fully the extensive archive of his papers acquired by Cambridge University Library in 1995.

The Keller Archive contains manuscripts and typescripts of Keller’s articles, full-length monographs, radio talks, book, film and concert reviews, plus many unpublished writings. It also holds his extensive correspondence, music manuscripts (including his functional analyses and his incidental music to radio plays), family papers, concert programmes, film handbills, notebooks, diaries and football memorabilia, as well as his collection of printed scores and books.

The initial acquisition of papers from Keller’s widow, Milein Cosman, was supplemented by several subsequent deposits, as further documents came to light — most recently in 2019, after the sale and clearance of Keller and Cosman’s former home revealed a large cache of papers in the attic (cataloguing of which is ongoing).

The catalogue is in several sections, which can be accessed via the links below:

Introduction to the Archive’s holdings

by Susi Woodhouse

General Catalogue

Correspondence in detail

Music Manuscripts

including functional analyses

Concert Programmes

Books and Scores

via the University Library 
 online catalogue

The Archivist’s Blog

by Susi Woodhouse

Further Enquiries