Old Dominion University Libraries

F. Ludwig Diehn
Composers Room

Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Bldg.
49th & Elkhorn Ave.
Norfolk, VA

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Monday - Thursday

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About F. Ludwig Diehn

Touring the Diehn Composers Room

Policies & Procedures

Collection Development Policy


Contemporary Music Collection

Collection Name: Allan Blank Collection

Collection Finding Aids

Allan Blank


The Allan Blank Collection was donated by the composer to the Diehn Composers Room. It arrived in two installments, one in the spring of 1999 and the other in the spring of 2000. A third donation was made in the spring of 2002, and a fourth in the summer of 2003..

Access and Borrowing Materials

The collection is available for research in the Diehn Composers Room only. These materials are not available for borrowing or photocopying. Some duplicate scores are cataloged and shelved in the circulating collection of the Diehn Composers Room. To search the online catalog of the Old Dominion University Libraries, click here.

To access to the Diehn Composers Room's online exhibit, "Allen Blank and the Creative Process, Web Exhibition, April 25-May 30, 2001," click here. To access audio selections from the Allan Blank concert, held April 26, 2001, click here.


Number of containers: 32
Size: approximately 18 linear ft.

Collection Numeration

Box 1999-1:1-21


Further donations are anticipated.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Allan Blank Collection, Box number [insert number], Old Dominion University, Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Publication Rights

[Copyright has not been assigned to the University Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.]