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  • Martha Graham collection, 1896-2003

    Martha Graham was an American modern dancer, choreographer, teacher and company director. The Martha Graham Collection is comprised of materials that document her career and trace the history of the development of ...

    • Contributor: Graham, Martha - Barber, Samuel - Copland, Aaron - Dello Joio, Norman - El Dabh, Halim - Emmons, Beverly - Hindemith, Paul - Horst, Louis - Hovhaness, Alan - Karan, Donna - Lester, Eugene - Menotti, Gian Carlo - Noguchi, Isamu - Riegger, Wallingford - Rosenthal, Jean - Schuman, William - Skelton, Thomas R. - Starer, Robert - Ter Arutunian, Rouben - Tipton, Jennifer - Weissberger, L. Arnold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Alma Gluck scrapbooks and other materials, 1902-1940

    Alma Gluck was a Romanian-born American soprano and voice teacher. This collection principally consists of scrapbooks related to her professional career. It also includes photographs, annotated sheet music, correspondence, clippings, and other ...

    • Contributor: Gluck, Alma
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1941-1946

    The collection represents the working papers of the sub-committee: correspondence from members to, among others, Aaron Copland, Leonard Feist, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Erich Leinsdorf, Alan Lomax, and Walter Toscanini; song ...

    • Contributor: United States. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation. Sub Committee on Music - Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Loewe collection, 1923-1988

    Frederick Loewe was a German-born composer who wrote, with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, the scores for such musicals as My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, and Brigadoon. The collection contains music manuscripts from ...

    • Contributor: Loewe, Frederick - Lerner, Alan Jay
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Glenn Dillard Gunn collection, 1874-1961

    Primarily correspondence from, among others, Ferruccio Busoni, Teresa Careño, Percy Grainger, and Moriz Rosenthal. Also photographs, many with autograph inscriptions including those of Claude Debussy, Victor Herbert, and John McCormack. Music is ...

    • Contributor: Gunn, Glenn Dillard - Busoni, Ferruccio - Carreño, Teresa - Grainger, Percy - Rosenthal, Moriz
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990

    The archives consist primarily of music (both manuscript and printed), correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, books, newspaper clippings, printed programs, drawings, and engravings. They span years from the Middle Ages to the present, ...

    • Contributor: Moldenhauer, Hans - Weger, August - Schumann, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Photos, Prints, Drawings - Notated Music
  • Merle Montgomery papers, circa 1904-1983

    Merle Montgomery was a music educator, composer, author, editor, administrator, translator, lecturer, and concert pianist. The collection primarily contains business papers and materials related to Montgomery's career and her leadership roles in ...

    • Contributor: Montgomery, Merle
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Rudolf Kolisch collection, 1921-1943

    Rudolf Kolisch was a Viennese-American violinist and string quartet player. The collection contains thirty-one items, principally holograph manuscript correspondence, that provide insight into the professional relationship between Kolisch and composers Arnold Schoenberg, ...

    • Contributor: Kolisch, Rudolf
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Minna Lederman Daniel collection, 1896-1993

    Minna Lederman Daniel was an American writer and editor who specialized in music and dance. A major influence on 20th century music, she was a founding member of the League of Composers, ...

    • Contributor: Lederman, Minna - Cage, John - Copland, Aaron - Oja, Carol J. - Thomson, Virgil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968

    The collection is in two series, Music and Non-music. The former includes his stage, vocal, and instrumental music, sketchbooks, lyric sheets, and music not by Duke, including the holograph of Signature for ...

    • Contributor: Duke, Vernon
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Correspondence from the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation collection, 1894-1953

    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge was a composer, pianist, and patron of music. In 1925, she created the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress in support of chamber music. The collection ...

    • Contributor: Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Serge Diaghilev/Serge Lifar collection, 1750-1950

    This collection is comprised in large part of printed music, widely representing 18th century Italian and 19th century Russian operatic music. Includes rare pre-revolutionary editions of Russian folk songs, annotated performance scores ...

    • Contributor: Diaghilev, Serge - Prokofiev, Sergey
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cowell, Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Billy May arrangements, 1939-1995

    Billy May (1916-2004) was an American arranger, composer, musician, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of holograph or photocopied manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. Additional materials include printed scores, ...

    • Contributor: May, Billy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    Irving Berlin was an American lyricist and composer of over 1,200 songs. He was also a music publisher, theater owner, and a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and ...

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving - Kresa, Helmy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992

    Correspondence, choreographic notes, music manuscripts, poetry, personal papers, biographical materials, including interviews, articles, reviews, and newspaper clippings, programs, publicity materials, such as flyers and posters, scrapbooks, art work, including costume designs, photographic ...

    • Contributor: Nirenska, Pola
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Billy Taylor papers, 1942-2004

    Billy Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, broadcaster, lecturer and advocate. The collection contains materials related to his life and career, including music manuscripts, correspondence, writings by and about Taylor, ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, Billy - Taylor, Theodora Castion - Albam, Manny - Henderson, Luther - Mardin, Arif - Nelson, Oliver - Wess, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • National Flute Association, Inc. archives, 1898-2002

    The National Flute Association, Inc. Archives primarily comprises the correspondence and working papers of elected officers and other volunteers serving the association, some business papers of the Executive Offices, manuscript and printed ...

    • Contributor: National Flute Association (U.S.) - Leeuwen, Arÿ Van
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jonathan Larson papers, 1978-1996

    Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) was an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and performer who wrote primarily for the musical theater. The collection contains materials relating to his musicals, musical revues, club acts, films, and ...

    • Contributor: Larson, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Cole Porter collection, 1912-1957

    Cole Porter was an American composer and songwriter for the musical theater. The collection primarily consists of music manuscripts, including holograph sketches and printed and manuscript piano-vocal scores, of Porter's music, mostly ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Cole - Sirmay, Albert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material