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  • Laurence Picken papers, 1900-2001

    Laurence Picken was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music. The collection primarily contains research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and ...

    • Contributor: Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland - Fukushima, Kazuo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Record industry publicity collection, 1937-1979

    Press releases, record catalogs, radio program scripts, promotional posters, monthly publications about new record releases, and other materials advertising sound recordings.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1937
  • USIA Artistic Ambassador Program musical commissions, 1973-1988

    This collection consists of works commissioned by the United States Information Agency and other materials related to the organization's Artistic Ambassador Program. It includes holograph music manuscripts, sketches, performance reviews, biographical materials, and administrative documents.

    • Contributor: United States Information Agency. Artistic Ambassador Program - Bacon, Ernst - Dello Joio, Norman - Finney, Ross Lee - Foss, Lukas - Gould, Morton - Hoiby, Lee - Lees, Benjamin - Mayer, William - Muczynski, Robert - Perle, George - Rochberg, George - Siegmeister, Elie - Smit, Leo - Robilette, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1973
  • Joe Haymes big band arrangements, 1920-1960

    This collection chiefly consists of the musical arrangements of American arranger, pianist, composer and bandleader Joe Haymes (1907-1964). Most of the music manuscripts are in Haymes' own hand and many are his own compositions. They include scores, parts, lead sheets, piano-vocal scores, and sketches. Contains a small amount of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and a discography.

    • Contributor: Haymes, Joe
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1920
  • Carmen McRae collection of musical arrangements and other materials, 1931-1993

    Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was an American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, and recording artist. The papers chiefly contain musical arrangements and lead sheets for approximately 800 songs. While many of the arrangements include both full scores and parts, the majority are lead sheets or parts used for her small group performances. The papers also include a small amount of correspondence, photographs, song lists, program ...

    • Contributor: McRae, Carmen - Boland, Francy - Burns, Ralph - Carter, Benny - Clayton, John - DI Novi, Gene - Holman, Bill - Jones, Jimmy - Jones, Thad - Katz, Fred - Keating, John - Mardin, Arif - Matz, Peter - Nelson, Oliver - Pierce, Nat - Rogers, Shorty - Sebesky, Don - Simmons, Norman - Wilkins, Ernie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1931
  • Morton Gould papers, 1920-1996

    American composer, conductor, arranger, and pianist. The collection contains music, including holograph and copyist manuscripts, printed scores, orchestral parts, lyric sheets, and sketches of Gould's compositions and arrangements; correspondence; business papers; writings; photographs; scrapbooks; programs and promotional materials related to his career; and financial and legal documents.

    • Contributor: Gould, Morton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1920
  • Gerry Mulligan collection, circa 1940-1994

    Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph manuscripts, printed items, and reproductions. In addition, the collection includes ...

    • Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry - Boras, Tom - Brookmeyer, Bob - Cohn, Al. - Dankworth, John - Forman, Mitchel - Grusin, Dave - Handy, George - Holman, Bill - Lee, Julian - Mandel, Johnny - McFarland, Gary
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1940
  • 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 dance works, in particular Superbia, tick, tick...BOOM!, and RENT, his successful rock musical adaptation of La Bohème. These materials include manuscript and computer-generated music scores and sketches, lyric sheets and sketches, scripts, ...

    • Contributor: Larson, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1978
  • Don Walker collection, 1932-1984

    Don Walker was an arranger, orchestrator, composer, lyricist, and author, who was particularly known for his Broadway orchestrations. The collection, which relates primarily to his career, includes holograph music manuscripts and printed scores from musicals, radio and television shows, and films; scripts; personal and business papers that include correspondence, clippings, and financial documents; writings; and photographs.

    • Contributor: Walker, Don
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1932
  • Harold Spivacke collection, 1923-1984

    Harold Spivacke was a music librarian, administrator, musicologist, and musician. He was chief of the Library of Congress Music Division for thirty-five years, from 1937 until 1972. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, including correspondence, student notebooks, speeches, his dissertation, photographs, clippings, programs, manuscript and printed music, artwork, awards and honorary degrees, and business papers.

    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1923
  • Luther Henderson papers, circa 1930-2003

    Luther Henderson was an American arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, and composer. He worked on over fifty Broadway musicals, including Ain't Misbehavin' and Jelly's Last Jam. He was a frequent arranger and orchestrator for Duke Ellington. The collection contains music manuscripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, photographs, promotional materials, clippings, realia, and other materials related to his career.

    • Contributor: Henderson, Luther - Fleagle, Brick - Ellington, Duke - Burr, Charles - Citron, Stephen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1930
  • Halsey Stevens papers, circa 1920-1987

    Halsey Stevens was an American composer, musicologist, and teacher. He is best known for his chamber music works and published monograph, The Life and Music of Béla Bartók. The collection contains music manuscripts, writings, research materials, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to his projects. Only the music materials are available online at this time. These materials consist of scores, parts, and sketches for ...

    • Contributor: Stevens, Halsey - Bartók, Béla
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1920
  • Mildred Spiegel Zucker collection of Leonard Bernstein correspondence and related materials, 1936-1991

    Music teacher Mildred Spiegel Zucker was a childhood friend of Leonard Bernstein's, with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship. The collection mostly consists of correspondence that Bernstein sent to Zucker dating from his time as a counselor at Camp Onata, as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, and during the beginning of his career in New York.

    • Contributor: Zucker, Mildred Spiegel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1936
  • George Crumb papers, 1956-2011

    George Crumb is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, long-associated with the University of Pennsylvania. The collection consists of holograph manuscript scores and sketches, correspondence, business papers, and a series of meticulously assembled scrapbooks chronicling Crumb's career as a composer.

    • Contributor: Crumb, George
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1956
  • Daniel Nagrin collection, circa 1920-2006

    Daniel Nagrin (1917-2008) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, and includes holograph and published scores, choreographic and dance technique notes, photographs, correspondence, marketing and fundraising materials, clippings, programs, teaching and administrative materials, production elements, articles by Nagrin and others, drafts of his books, business papers, and personal and biographical files. In addition, ...

    • Contributor: Nagrin, Daniel - Tamiris, Helen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1920
  • Sonneck Society for American Music records, 1971-2001

    The Sonneck Society for American Music, an educational organization founded in 1975 by a group of American music enthusiasts, is dedicated to promoting the study, teaching, creation, and dissemination of music in the Americas. The society was named in honor of American musicologist, librarian, and editor Oscar G. T. Sonneck (1873-1928), the first critical scholar and bibliographer of American music, and first chief of ...

    • Contributor: Sonneck Society - Anderson, Gillian - Bonin, Jean M. - Britton, Allen Perdue - Bruce, Neely - Buechner, Alan - Camus, Raoul F. - Chase, Gilbert - Cipolla, Frank J. - Cipolla, Wilma Reid - Clark, J. Bunker - Cockrell, Dale - Cooke, Nym - Crawford, Richard - Davidson, Mary Wallace - Eiland, Dianna - Epstein, Dena J. - Geil, Wilma Jean - Graziano, John Michael - Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley) - Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams) - Johnson, H. Earle (Harold Earle) - Kearns, William - Keck, George Russell - Keller, Kate Van Winkle - Kirk, Elise K. (Elise Kuhl) - Kroeger, Karl - Krummel, Donald William - Leavitt, Donald L. - Lichtenwanger, William - Lowens, Irving - Lowens, Margery Morgan - Machlin, Paul S. - McCulloh, Judith - McLucas, Anne Dhu - Parker, Craig Burwell - Pen, Ronald - Perlis, Vivian - Porter, Susan L. - Preston, Katherine K. - Rabson, Carolyn - Root, Deane L. - Schrader, Arthur F. - Shirley, Wayne D. - Tawa, Nicholas E. - Temperley, Nicholas - Towery, Margie - Wells, Paul F. - Whitesitt, Linda - Wright, Josephine
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1971
  • Max Rudolf papers, 1922-1993

    Max Rudolf was a German-born American conductor and music educator. He is best known for his work with the Metropolitan Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Curtis Institute of Music. The collection contains Rudolf's extensive correspondence with prominent 20th century musical figures, Metropolitan Opera annual files documenting his years with that organization, and a few photographs.

    • Contributor: Rudolf, Max
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1922
  • Federal Music Project collection, 1935-1948

    The Federal Music Project (FMP) Collection consists of agency reports, programs, catalogs, index cards, lists, correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, some music scores and parts, a few writings and the papers of George Allen Foster, regional director for New York and New England. The George Allen Foster Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings and reports.

    • Contributor: Federal Music Project (U.S.) - Foster, George Allen - Sokoloff, Nikolai - Seeger, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1935
  • Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1994

    Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester ...

    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Vivian Fine music manuscripts, 1927-2004

    Vivian Fine was an American composer, pianist, and educator. The collection primarily consists of Fine's holograph manuscript scores, sketches, and parts for works composed between 1929 and 1993. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of correspondence, programs, and clippings.

    • Contributor: Fine, Vivian
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1927
  • Ethel L. Voynich papers, 1928-1948

    Ethel Lillian Voynich (1864-1960) was a social activist, novelist, translator, and composer. Voynich's musical compositions, based principally on sacred or poetic texts, are represented by holograph manuscript scores, sketches, lyric sheets, printed music, and notes. The remaining materials consist of subject files on musicological topics, research materials, and a handful of programs.

    • Contributor: Voynich, E. L. (Ethel Lillian) - Voynich, E. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1828
  • Modern Music archives, 1909-1983

    The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives ...

    • Contributor: League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin - Heinsich, Richard - Kirstein, Lincoln - Picasso, Pablo - Piston, Walter - Rosenfeld, Paul - Shapero, Harold - Smirnoff, Boris - Thomson, Virgil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1909
  • 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 various music, educational, and arts organizations, including Carl Fischer Inc., Mu Phi Epsilon, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Music Council. In addition, the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, ...

    • Contributor: Montgomery, Merle
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1904
  • 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, business papers, promotional and publicity materials, clippings, scripts, programs, photographs, awards, honorary degrees and plaques. The music materials chiefly consist of manuscript scores, lead sheets and parts, by Taylor and other jazz ...

    • Contributor: Taylor, Billy - Taylor, Theodora Castion - Albam, Manny - Henderson, Luther - Mardin, Arif - Nelson, Oliver - Wess, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1942
  • Agnes Bellinger Tlingit collection, 1985

    Collection comprises two videocassettes and a pamphlet on traditional music, dance, and other customs of the Tlingit nation of southeast Alaska.

    • Contributor: Bellinger, Agnes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1985