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  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Kaye, Danny - Fine, Sylvia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Dexter Gordon collection, circa 1940-1996

    Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and actor. The collection contains materials documenting his life and work, including biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings, business papers, scripts, awards, and ...

    • Contributor: Gordon, Dexter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Spivacke, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Harold Bauer collection, 1880-1951

    The material in the Harold Bauer collection consists of correspondence with musicians such as Ernest Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Gabriel Fauré, Percy Grainger, Jascha Heifetz, Josef Hofmann, Gustav Holst, Vincent d'Indy, ...

    • Contributor: Bauer, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Boris Koutzen collection, 1889-2005

    Violinist, composer, conductor and teacher. The collection contains printed and photocopied manuscript music scores, negative photostats and microfilm of holograph music, correspondence, clippings, writings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, programs, photographs, manuscript articles, typewritten ...

    • Contributor: Koutzen, Boris - Koutzen, Nadia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 The collection includes light plots, scenic renderings, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, blueprints, programs, photographs, posters, scripts, scrapbooks, clippings, notes, memorabilia ...

    • Contributor: Clark, Peggy - Smith, Oliver Lemuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • George Antheil correspondence to Stanley Hart, 1919-1931

    George Antheil was a composer, pianist, author, and inventor. He first gained fame and notoriety in the 1920s for his mechanistic compositions. This collection chiefly consists of letters from George Antheil to ...

    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Hart, Stanley
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Rudolf, Max
    • 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
  • Ira Gershwin files from the law office of Leonard Saxe, 1935-1967

    This collection consists primarily of correspondence and contracts related to the personal legal affairs of Ira Gershwin and the activities of the Rose Gershwin Testamentary Trust from 1935-1967. It includes royalty and ...

    • Contributor: Saxe, Leonard Spier
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Antheil, Böske
    • 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
  • Damrosch - Tee Van collection, 1856-1969

    The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, manuscript and printed music, financial and legal papers, programs, scrapbooks, artwork, and photographs. The papers of L. Damrosch consist of correspondence (including a copy of ...

    • Contributor: Damrosch, Leopold - Damrosch, Frank - Tee Van, Helen Damrosch
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Voynich, E. L. (Ethel Lillian) - Voynich, E. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hugo Leichtentritt papers, 1888-1972

    Hugo Leichtentritt was a German musicologist, music critic, and composer. The collection contains his original music manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, articles and drafts of his writings on music history, criticism, and ...

    • Contributor: Leichtentritt, Hugo
    • 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
  • Harriet Winslow collection of Nadia Boulanger materials, 1956-1964

    Little is known about Mrs. Cameron (Harriet) Winslow or how she became acquainted with the influential French composer, conductor, and teacher, Nadia Boulanger. This collection consists of photographs, concert programs, and clippings ...

    • Contributor: Winslow, Harriet - Boulanger, Nadia - Blitzstein, Marc
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material