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  • Julius Gold collection, 1858-1924

    Manuscripts of Gold's theoretical writings, including unpublished translations of and commentaries of the writings of Bernhard Ziehn. Also correspondence with colleagues and students, among the former Hans Joachim Moser, Lloyd Hibberd, and ...

    • Contributor: Gold, Julius - Ziehn, Bernhard
    • 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
  • Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011

    Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business ...

    • Contributor: Laurents, Arthur
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Walker, Don
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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; ...

    • Contributor: Gould, Morton
    • 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
  • Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, ...

    • Contributor: Jablonski, Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Alexandra Danilova collection, 1920-2000

    Correspondence, writings, including a typescript of Danilova's memoirs titled Choura: The Memoirs of Alexandra Danilova, speeches and lectures, programs, printed material, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, artwork, photographs, and other papers relating to ...

    • Contributor: Danilova, Alexandra
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983

    Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, ...

    • Contributor: Schwartz, Arthur - Dietz, Howard - Fields, Dorothy - Fields, Herbert - Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Amateur hour collection, 1934-1948

    Primarily over 7000 applications from contestants who appeared on the Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour radio program between 1934 and 1948. A small percentage of the administrative papers dating from the late ...

    • Contributor: Bowes, Edward, Major - Mack, Ted - Brewer, Teresa - Kaye, Stubby - Merrill, Robert - Sills, Beverly - Sinatra, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ferde Grofé collection, 1890-1960

    Ferde Grofé was an American composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. The collection primarily consists of music manuscript compositions and arrangements, including holograph and copyist scores and parts of Grofé's original compositions, holograph ...

    • Contributor: Grofé, Ferde - Whiteman, Paul - Grofé, Ferde
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Haymes, Joe
    • 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
  • Edward and Clara Steuermann collection, 1922-1981

    Primarily ms. (holograph scores and sketches) and printed music, writings of Edward Steuermann, and correspondence of Edward and Clara Steuermann. The music includes most of Steuermann's compositions, his arrangements of works by ...

    • Contributor: Steuermann, Edward - Steuermann, Clara - Busoni, Ferruccio - Poulenc, Francis - Schoenberg, Arnold - Webern, Anton - Eisler, Hanns - Kahn, Erich Itor - Kim, Earl - Leibowitz, Ren - Adorno, Theodor W. - Kolisch, Rudolf - Kolisch, Lorna
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ludwig van Beethoven autograph letter to the Chevalier Josef de Varena, 1813 May 27

    Correspondence. manuscript | 1 20 cm.) | In ink. In the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation Collection of the Library of Congress. Anderson, E., Letters of Beethoven, 424. (Citation/Reference). Composer. Manuscript (Form). Print ...

    • Contributor: Beethoven, Ludwig Van - Library of Congress - Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1813
  • Catalog Record

    Dolly Parton and the roots of country music Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Dolly Parton is one of its most celebrated country music stars. Her childhood foundation in Appalachian music, the spirituals she heard in church, the experiences as a youth in country-music radio, and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1946
  • Roy Harris papers, 1893-1998

    Roy Harris was an American composer. The collection contains materials that document his life and career, including manuscript scores, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, business papers, financial and legal documents, programs, publicity ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Roy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Catalog Record

    Pearl Bailey collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    African American entertainer, Pearl Bailey, gained fame for her work in Broadway, cabaret, and Hollywood as vocalist, dancer and actress. Bailey's humorous, sultry, slurred delivery livened up many a standard, including "Baby ...

    • Contributor: Bailey, Pearl
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1944
  • Burt Boyar collection of Sammy Davis, Jr. biographical materials, 1954-2000

    Author Burt Boyar is the biographer of American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. The collection contains draft materials for his books Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) and Sammy: ...

    • Contributor: Boyar, Burt - Davis, Sammy, Jr.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material