• Franziska Boas collection, 1920-1988

    Correspondence, labanotation scores and other choreographic notes, business records, playbills, production material, writings by Franz Boas, artwork, and other papers chiefly documenting the life and career of pioneering dancer and teacher Franziska Boas.

    • Contributor: Boas, Franziska
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Louis Kaufman collection, 1925-2008

    Louis Kaufman was an American violinist. His wife, Annette Leibole Kaufman, was a pianist who served as his accompanist for over fifty years. The collection contains materials related to their personal lives and professional careers, including correspondence with many notable musical and artistic figures of the 20th century, concert programs, photographs, scrapbooks, subject files, and other miscellaneous materials.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Louis - Kaufman, Annette
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Meet the Mamma: A Musical Play in Three Acts

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1925

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. Included among these are two Berg manuscripts that present analysis and musical examples from his Lyric suite and String quartet, op. 3.

    • Contributor: Kolisch, Rudolf
    • 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 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
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    Basil Fomeen collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A moderately large collection of compositions and arrangements by the noted Russian-American orchestra leader, accordionist and composer, Basil Fomeen (Vasily Fomin). Fomeen is remembered mostly today as the second person to record Gershwin's Rhapsody in blue (1928, Victor Records).The collection contains many of his original compositions and arrangements made for the Basil Fomeen Orchestra which played hotel and club engagements in New York City ...

    • Contributor: Fomeen, Basil
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1922
  • 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 Loewe's stage and screen musicals, as well as individual songs not associated with a particular show. In addition, the collection contains photographs, a small amount of correspondence, clippings, business papers, writings, and ...

    • Contributor: Loewe, Frederick - Lerner, Alan Jay
    • 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 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
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    George S. Kaufman Collection Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    George Simon Kaufman (Nov. 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. His most successful solo script was The Butter and Egg Man, 1925. As a collaborator, Kaufman was prolific: with Marc Connelly he wrote Merton of the Movies, Dulcy, and ...

    • Contributor: Kaufman, George S.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1920
  • 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 Danilova's career in dance primarily as a teacher at the School of American Ballet. Also includes material from her years with the de Basil Ballets Russes and the Denham Ballet Russe and ...

    • Contributor: Danilova, Alexandra
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon collection, 1920-1991

    Correspondence, writings, music manuscripts, printed music, scripts, production material, research material, casting files, contracts, press reviews, programs, posters, handbills, artwork, photographs, and other papers.

    • Contributor: Fosse, Bob
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Lukas Foss papers, circa 1926-2000

    Lukas Foss was an American composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. The collection, which documents his life and career, consists of music holograph manuscript scores and parts, sketches, correspondence, business papers, programs, clippings, promotional materials, contracts, and financial documents.

    • Contributor: Foss, Lukas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Daniel Nagrin collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection material in English. Daniel Nagrin (b. May 22, 1917, in New York, N.Y.; d. Dec. 29, 2008, in Tempe, Ariz.) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer. The collection contains materials relating to his life and career, including holograph and published scores, choreographic and dance technique notes, photographs, correspondence, marketing and fundraising materials, clippings, programs, teaching and administrative materials, production elements, articles ...

    • Contributor: Nagrin, Daniel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1917
  • 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
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    Friends of Music collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many "friends of music" organizations sprang up throughout Europe and the United States to sponsor performances of music that rarely received public performance. These were the forerunners of the modern performing arts organizations. In 1928, The Society of Friends of Music in the Library of Congress was formed in Washington, D.C., by Carl Engel (then chief ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Friends of Music
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1928
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Serge Koussevitzky archive

    The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their ...

    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2005
  • 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
  • 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
  • William Remsen Strickland collection, 1926-1991

    This collection is comprised of materials related to the distinguished career of American conductor and composer William Remsen Strickland (1914-1991). It includes correspondence, concert programs, publicity materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, music manuscripts by Strickland and other composers, articles, speeches and notes, photographs, scrapbooks, datebooks, journals, and recordings.

    • Contributor: Strickland, William - Barber, Samuel - Berg, Alban - Cowell, Henry - Schoenberg, Arnold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter from Carl Muck to Rogers, 11 August 1921

    • Contributor: Rogers - Muck, Carl
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1921-00-00
  • 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 Busoni, Poulenc, Schoenberg, Webern, and various 18th- and 19th-century composers, ms. scores of works by, among others, Hans Eisler, Erich Itor Kahn, Earl Kim, and René Leibowitz, and printed music from the ...

    • 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
  • To See the Wizard - The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairy Tale

    The 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film is the best-known dramatization of the Wizard of Oz in addition to The Wiz, Royal Shakespeare 's 1987 staging, Disney's return to Oz and David Lynch's Wild at Heart.

    • Contributor: Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank) - Denslow, William Wallace - Hamlin, Fred (Frederic Albert) - Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel) - Arlen, Harold
    • Date: 2000-04-21