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  • 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 from his later works. Eighteen shows are represented, including film versions of stage works. Lyric sheets, correspondence, clippings, research, scripts, playbills and other miscellaneous items are also included.

    • Contributor: Porter, Cole - Sirmay, Albert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • George and Böske Antheil papers, 1875-1984

    George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author and inventor. The collection consists of materials related to the professional and personal activities of George Antheil and his wife, Elizabeth (Böske) Antheil. It contains holograph music manuscripts, printed scores, published and unpublished writings, business and personal correspondence, subject files, photographs, programs and promotional materials, scrapbooks, artwork, biographical materials, and memorabilia which document the life of this ...

    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Antheil, Böske
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1875
  • Henryk Szeryng collection, 1933-1988

    The collection documents the life and career of violinist Henryk Szeryng (1918-1988) who was also known as a teacher, patron of the arts and cultural ambassador. The collection contains printed and holograph manuscript scores, writings, teaching materials, correspondence, personal and business papers, performance files and programs, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, publicity material, awards, and books.

    • Contributor: Szeryng, Henryk
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1933
  • George Antheil correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok, 1921-1940

    George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author, and inventor. He first gained fame and notoriety in the 1920s for his mechanistic compositions. This collection principally consists of letters between George Antheil and his longtime patron, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Other items include several writings by Antheil, photographs of his staged works, promotional materials, and clippings.

    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1921
  • 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 1940s and 1950s, as well as materials relating to the Mexican version of the program, La hora internacional del aficionado, are also included. Filed with the contestant applications are letters of introduction, ...

    • Contributor: Bowes, Edward, Major - Mack, Ted - Brewer, Teresa - Kaye, Stubby - Merrill, Robert - Sills, Beverly - Sinatra, Frank
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1934
  • Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010

    Howard Ashman (1950-1991) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director. The papers chiefly consist of materials from his work, including his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, such as Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney animated musicals The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, correspondence, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, promotional materials, ...

    • Contributor: Ashman, Howard - Menken, Alan - Hamlisch, Marvin - Mann, Barry - Sheffer, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1973
  • Susannah Armstrong Coleman collection, 1912-1953

    Susannah Armstrong Coleman (1897-1985) was an American pianist, composer and teacher. The Susannah Armstrong Coleman Collection consists of music manuscripts, organizational publications, correspondence, programs, photographs, biographical notes, clippings, and miscellaneous items.

    • Contributor: Coleman, Susannah Armstrong
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • Franko Goldman family papers, 1886-1972

    The Franko Goldman Family Papers are primarily related to the professional lives of brothers Sam (1857-1937) and Nahan Franko (1861-1930), their nephew Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), and his son Richard Franko Goldman (1910-1980). Sam and Nahan were violinists and conductors; Edwin was a bandmaster and band composer; and Richard was a bandmaster, composer, educator, and music critic. The materials include correspondence from prominent musicians, ...

    • Contributor: Goldman, Richard Franko - Goldman, Edwin Franko - Franko, Sam
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1886
  • George and Ira Gershwin collection, 1895-2008

    Composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his lyricist brother Ira (1896-1983) wrote some of the most significant American popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. Working with novelist and poet DuBose Heyward, they created the great American opera Porgy and Bess. Additionally, George Gershwin composed several singularly American concert works, including An American in Paris and Rhapsody In Blue, and both brothers ...

    • Contributor: Gershwin, George - Gershwin, Ira - Bennett, Robert Russell - Daly, William - Depackh, Maurice - Heyward, Dubose - Kaufman, George S. (George Simon) - Ryskind, Morrie - Saddler, Frank - Sirmay, Albert - Spialek, Hans - Swift, Kay
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1895
  • 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
  • Dorothea Dix Lawrence collection, 1856-1980

    Dorothea Dix Lawrence was a successful opera singer in the 1930s and 1940s who later became a recitalist and folklorist. The materials in the collection include correspondence, photographs, clippings and other items that document her career as a singer and interpreter of American folk music. In addition, the collection includes her articles on American folklore that were published in various journals, and two copies ...

    • Contributor: Lawrence, Dorothea DIX
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1856
  • Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, 1893-1988

    Danny Kaye (1913-1987) was an American actor, singer, dancer, comedian and humanitarian; his wife Sylvia Fine (1913-1991) was an American lyricist, composer, writer, lecturer and producer. The collection, which documents their lives and careers, contains printed and manuscript music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, photographs, programs, posters, awards and realia.

    • Contributor: Kaye, Danny - Fine, Sylvia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1893
  • Gilbert Miller collection, 1921-1967

    This collection consists principally of theater production materials related to the life and activities of producer and theater owner Gilbert Miller (1884-1969). It includes correspondence, speeches, scripts, photographs, programs and clippings that convey Miller's theatrical influences, personal connections, and professional accomplishments.

    • Contributor: Miller, Gilbert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1921
  • Peggy Clark papers, 1880-1997

    Peggy Clark (1915-1996) was an American lighting, scenic, and costume designer. The collection includes light plots, scenic renderings, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, blueprints, programs, photographs, posters, scripts, scrapbooks, clippings, notes, memorabilia and other materials related to her life and career.

    • Contributor: Clark, Peggy - Smith, Oliver Lemuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1880
  • 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 assorted materials.

    • Contributor: Gluck, Alma
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1902
  • Adolph Bolm collection, 1895-1982

    Adolph Bolm was a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. This collection, which documents his career both in Russia and the United States, contains photographs, correspondence, programs, pamphlets, articles, business papers, writings, artwork, and music scores.

    • Contributor: Bolm, Adolf
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1841
  • National Negro Opera Company collection, 1879-1997

    The National Negro Opera Company, the first African-American opera company in the United States, was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1941, by Mary Cardwell Dawson. The collection contains materials and records related to the company and to Dawson. It includes correspondence, administrative and financial records, photographs, programs, promotional and publicity materials, scrapbooks, clippings, address books, notebooks, costumes, music, and books. In addition, the collection ...

    • Contributor: National Negro Opera Company (U.S.) - Dawson, Mary Cardwell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1879
  • 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
  • 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 Publishers (ASCAP). The collection, which documents all aspects of his life and career, contains music scores, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, publicity and promotional materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, business ...

    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving - Kresa, Helmy
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1895
  • Eric Johnson collection of Ernest Bloch photographs, 1896-2008

    The collection consists of photographic prints taken by Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch during the first half of the 20th century. These prints were developed during the 1970s by photographer Eric Johnson. The collection also includes a variety of research materials related to Bloch and his experiences with photography.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Eric - Bloch, Ernest
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1896
  • 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
  • Mannes - Damrosch collection, 1848-1986

    Includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, music, programs, clippings, artwork, photographs, awards, and other materials. Biographical materials include a copy of autobiography of Leopold Damrosch and memoirs of Marie von Heimburg, the aunt of Clara, Frank, and Walter Damrosch. Both items also exist in Damrosch-Tee Van Collection and Damrosch-Blaine Collection. The correspondence consists of letters between members of the Mannes and Damrosch families and other ...

    • Contributor: Mannes, David - Mannes, Clara
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1848
  • Ernst Bacon collection, 1907-1990

    Ernst Bacon was an American composer, pianist, and conductor. The collection contains music, writings, correspondence, iconography, programs, clippings, publicity materials, and other miscellaneous items.

    • Contributor: Bacon, Ernst
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1907
  • Robert Whitehead papers, 1947-2002

    Robert Whitehead was a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer and director. The collection contains production files, correspondence, business papers, writings, photographs, costume and set renderings, programs and promotional materials, scripts, and other materials related to his life and career.

    • Contributor: Whitehead, Robert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1947
  • Nicolas Slonimsky collection, 1873-1997

    Collection contains materials collected by Slonimsky throughout his lifetime that document his life and work as musicologist, composer, conductor, lecturer and author. Included are personal biographical materials; Slonimsky's writings (drafts, typescripts, reprints, etc.) of newspaper, periodical, journal, and magazine articles, record liner notes, radio broadcasts, and talks, published and unpublished; music composed by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed; concert programs; correspondence, among many others, with ...

    • Contributor: Slonimsky, Nicolas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1873