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[caption id="attachment_379" align="aligncenter" width="222"] Sketch of the poem At Terezin, music by Allan Blank[/caption] Earlier today I processed a sketch entitled At TerezinĀ and I was immediately drawn in and shaken to my core. The first lin (More)
The last stop on this Richmond Road Trip adventure takes us back to the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts is the administrative offices of the music departments and theater departments. (More)
My first stop on day two of the Richmond Trip (okay maybe Dunkin Doughnuts was the real first stop...anyway...continuing on...) is the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Current home of the Blank Family Papers, a collection that focuses on Margot Blank, wife (More)
Before I leave campus, at least for today, I'm making one more stop. [caption id="attachment_348" align="aligncenter" width="225"] James W. Black Music Center at Virginia Commonwealth University[/caption] Did Allan Blank have his office here? D (More)
Now that I have properly paid my respects to Mr. Blank, I'm headed to the James Branch Cabell Library to meet with Melissa Marrion, visit VCU's Special Collections and check out the library's music score collection. In an earlier blog post about A (More)
My first stop on my road trip to Richmond isĀ Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery to pay my respects to Allan Blank. In the early morning, the cemetery is quite and peaceful. Not a place of deep mourning, but one of rest. Buried in a double g (More)
  My day is beginning entirely too early, but I'm excited. Richmond here I come! (More)
Well kind reader, it is time for this Archivist to pack some bags and hit the road...to Richmond! Thanks to my amazing employer, Old Dominion Special Collections & University Archives and the generosity of the Allan Blank Fund, I get go on a rese (More)