Oskar Hagen Papers (1910-1958)

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Call number: WMA II, BOX 1; WMA III, BOX 1

Oskar Hagen was born in 1888 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He studied at the University of Berlin and the University of Munich and received his doctorate from the University of Halle. He taught art history at the University of Goettingen from 1918-1925. While there he was also responsible for a revival of Handel operas and director of the Goettingen Handel Festival.

He came to the United States to be professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He founded the Department of Art History in 1925 and served as its director for twenty-three years.

Hagen, who had studied composition with Carl Schuricht and Engelbert Humperdinck during his early years in Europe, reportedly renewed his interest in composition in the 1940s.

He died October 14, 1957.

The papers were donated circa 1977 through the efforts of Bing Crapser and Carroll Chilton.


[All discs have been dubbed onto a cassette tape. The tape is located in WMA III, Box I.]

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