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Reidar Haugan papers

Identifier: 00257

Scope and Content

The Reidar Haugan collection contains original compositions by Haugan as well as arrangements. Unless otherwise noted, music is in Haugan’s hand, in black ink. Most words with the letter “u” follow the Germanic custom of a curved or straight line above the letter.


  • Creation: 1933-1953, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


Reidar Haugen was a cellist, composer and arranger with careers in Chicago, Illinois, and Lansing, Michigan. Reidar Haugan is not known to have been affiliated with Michigan State University. He was active in Local 303, American Federation of Musicians, and played with many chamber music and dance orchestras in mid-Michigan. His name appears frequently in notices of concerts and performances in the Lansing State Journal. He died Wednesday, June 10, 1964; no age or birthdate is given in his obituary. He was also a Michigan State Highway Department employee.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the MSU Fine Arts Library.

Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Reidar Haugan Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
Mary Black Juntonen
April 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US