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Vincent Novara

Curator, Special Collections in Performing Arts
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
Research & Learning
Research and Academic Services
1517B Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland
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Since 2006, I have served as the Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at UMD, where I also earned my Masters of Music. An ACA Certified Archivist, I provide research services for archival collections pertaining to the history of music education, band, American contemporary concert music, popular music and punk rock, dance and theatre in the DC area, Edward MacDowell, Jim Henson and the Muppets, performing arts criticism, and scores for chamber music, oboe, clarinet, trombone, percussion, and Viol da Gamba. SCPA's collections are strong between 1850 and the present.

Research Subjects:

  • Jim Henson Collection
  • Performing Arts Archives and Manuscripts
  • Popular Music

Research Guides:


  • College of Arts and Humanities

Library Location:

  • Performing Arts