Robert G. Owen


This collection provides comprehensive documentation the professional career of Robert Owen (1918-2005), including his role as consultant for the Flentrop organ intended for (but never installed in) Carnegie Hall. A short autobiographical sketch recounts details of Mr. Owen’s period of study in Paris.This collection provides comprehensive documentation for Robert Owens’s early life, professional career, and the consulting work he did for the Carnegie Hall organ project. “Reminiscences” (26 pp.) that Owen prepared in 1988 provide an autobiographical account, especially of his year in Paris. There is a limited amount of correspondence.

The papers have been arranged in eight series:

  1. Early life and overview; biography
  2. Musical career
  3. Christ Church, Bronxville
  4. American Guild of Organists
  5. Correspondence
  6. Colleagues, composers and students
  7. Organ consulting
  8. Flentrop Organ for Carnegie Hall project