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    Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains personal and professional correspondence to and from Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge that documents both Coolidge's role as a patron of twentieth century music and the activities of her foundation, which she established at the Library of Congress in 1925. The correspondents include many of the prominent composers, musicians, conductors, and other musical figures of the time. The Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation was ...
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague
    • Date: 1894
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    A.P. Schmidt Company archives, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The Arthur P. Schmidt Company archives is a valuable source for the study of American music during the latter part of the 19th and the first quarter of the 20th century. It contains music, correspondence, business and financial records, and related documents. These materials provide a detailed look at the management, daily operations, and history of the Schmidt firm. In the music series, which ...
    • Contributor: A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, Amy - Berwald, W. (William) ... A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, Amy - Berwald, W. (William) - Bird, Arthur - Bischoff, J. W. (John W.) - Blumenschein, W. L. (William Leonard) - Bohm, Carl - Chadwick, G. W. (George Whitefield) - Foote, Arthur - Friml, Rudolf - Godowsky, Leopold - Hopekirk, Helen - Macdowell, Edward - Porter, F. Addison (Frank Addison) - Stewart, H. J. (Humphrey John) - Wilson, G. D. (Grenville Dean) - Wooler, Alfred - A.P. Schmidt Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1869
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    Laurindo Almeida papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, publicity materials, sound and video recordings, programs, subject files, scrapbooks, and realia. Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. Nearly his entire musical output is represented in the collection, which includes holograph scores, lead sheets, sketches, and parts for hundreds of compositions for solo guitar or ...
    • Contributor: Almeida, Laurindo - De Azevedo, Lex - Fischer, Clare - King, Pete - Castro-Neves, Oscar
    • Date: 1912
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    Amateur hour collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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, ...
    • Date: 1934
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    George and Böske Antheil papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection contains materials related to the professional and personal activities of composer George Antheil and his wife, Elizabeth (Böske) Antheil. Holograph and copyist manuscripts and printed scores in the collection span Antheil's career as a composer. Some manuscript reproductions contain annotations in Antheil's hand. Notable works include Ballet mécanique, Capital of the world, The happy journey, The wish, and Helen retires. The writings ...
    • Contributor: Antheil, George - Antheil, Böske
    • Date: 1875
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    George Antheil correspondence to Stanley Hart, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection contains letters, postcards, and telegrams from Antheil to Hart, in addition to several letters to Antheil from Mary Hollister, Ethel Leginska, and Annette Williams, and three letters from unidentified authors to Hart. The letters chronicle Antheil's personal and professional exploits during his European tour, which began in 1922. In addition to commentary on cities he visited, concerts he performed, and musical pieces ...
    • Contributor: Antheil, George
    • Date: 1919
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    George Antheil correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection principally consists of letters between composer George Antheil and his longtime patron, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Additional correspondents include Ezra Pound, Donald S. Friede, Constantin von Sternberg, and Igor Stravinsky. In addition, there are two substantive works by Antheil, "Antheilcized notation, or, Music for everybody who can tell one from two and two from three," providing an explanation of the composer's "See-Note" ...
    • Contributor: Antheil, George
    • Date: 1921
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    Howard Ashman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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. The biographical materials include early writings and school project materials, address and date books, and memorial tributes. The correspondence consists chiefly of personal letters received by Ashman throughout ...
    • Contributor: Ashman, Howard - Menken, Alan - Hamlisch, Marvin - Mann, Barry - Sheffer, Jonathan
    • Date: 1973
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    Harold Bauer collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains correspondence with musicians, including Ernest Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Gabriel Fauré, Percy Grainger, Jascha Heifetz, Josef Hofmann, Gustav Holst, Vincent d'Indy, Fritz Kreisler, Charles Martin Loeffler, Pierre Monteux, Moritz Moszkowski, Vladimir de Pachmann, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Isidore Philipp, Henry Prunières, Carl Ruggles, Carlos Salzedo, Gustave Schirmer, Leopold Stokowski, and Efrem Zimbalist. The music includes several holograph transcriptions and editions prepared ...
    • Contributor: Bauer, Harold
    • Date: 1880
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    Irving Berlin collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection, which documents all aspects of Berlin's life and career, contains music scores and sketches, many in the hand of Berlin's longtime musical secretary Helmy Kresa, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, and scripts that span Berlin's career in theater and films. The personal correspondence includes items to and from his wife Ellin, while the professional correspondence relates to Berlin's various show business ...
    • Contributor: Berlin, Irving
    • Date: 1895
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    Leonard Bernstein collection, The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from Bernstein's corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, and fan mail. In addition, there are music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The age of anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the waterfront; Prelude, fugue and ...
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Coates, Helen - Gottlieb, Jack - Harmon, Charlie
    • Date: 1900
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    Leonard Bernstein About the Leonard Bernstein Collection The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress is as exceptional as its name would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American classical music of the twentieth century, made his impact as a conductor, as a composer of classical and theater music, and as an educator through books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and especially through various ...
    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard - Coates, Helen - Gottlieb, Jack - Harmon, Charlie
    • Date: 1900

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    Ernest Bloch collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes manuscripts (music and lecture material), correspondence (including letters from Ernst Bacon, Harold Bauer, Albert Carré, Elizabeth S. Coolidge, Olin Downes, Carl Engel, the Flonzaley Quartet, Abe Fortas, Sidney Griller, Willem Mengelberg, Yehudi Menuhin, André Messager, Eduard Mörike, Pierre Monteux, Gabriel Pierné, Carlos Salzedo, Max Schillings, Leopold Stokowski, and Stefan Zweig), business papers, photographs, programs, promotional material, writings about Ernest Bloch, personal ...
    • Contributor: Bloch, Ernest
    • Date: 1888
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    Franziska Boas collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
    • Date: 1920
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    Adolph Bolm collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection documents Bolm's career both in Russia and the United States with various companies, including Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev, Ballet Intime, Adolph Bolm Ballet, Chicago Civic Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Ballet Theatre. It contains photographs, including many of Bolm in costume for various dance roles and with Tamara Karsavina, his frequent partner from the Ballets Russes. There is a large amount ...
    • Contributor: Bolm, Adolph
    • Date: 1895
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    Burt Boyar collection of Sammy Davis, Jr. biographical materials, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains drafts, galleys and page proofs for Boyar's books Yes I can: the story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) and Sammy: an autobiography (2000). It also includes taped interviews with Davis and his wife Altovise conducted by Boyar and his wife Jane for their book Why me?: the Sammy Davis, Jr. story (1989). In addition, there are digital media and text files ...
    • Contributor: Boyar, Burt
    • Date: 1954
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    Belle Brown collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains correspondence with performers and pedagogues, including Artôt, Lucca, Frieda Hempel, Arnold Rosé, and Anton Rubinstein; and with Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf who hired Brown to sing at the Weimar Court Theatre. In addition, there are photographs and prints of Brown, and composers, performers, musicians, and other influential figures in European musical society around the turn of the century. The collection also ...
    • Contributor: Brown, Belle
    • Date: 1865
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    John Alden Carpenter collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains music materials, correspondence, writings, photographs and artwork, biographical materials, certificates and honors, programs, clippings, and scrapbooks. The bulk of the collection is comprised of music materials, primarily holograph manuscripts of Carpenter's songs, chamber and orchestral pieces, and dramatic works. Many works contain both the original and at least one revision. A number of the printed scores of Carpenter's music feature holograph ...
    • Contributor: Carpenter, John Alden
    • Date: 1891
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    Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This collection consists of materials related to Castelnuovo-Tedesco's professional and personal activities. It includes holograph and copyist music manuscripts, printed music, and libretti for operas, ballets, and other dramatic pieces; orchestral compositions; chamber music; choral and vocal works; and piano and guitar works. The collection also contains writings by and about the composer; correspondence with family members and various notables, including Ernest Bloch, Luigi ...
    • Contributor: Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario
    • Date: 1822
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    Marge Champion collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection documents Marge Champion's life and career, and also includes a significant amount of material related to Champion's former husband, dancer, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer and choreographer Ernest Belcher, who worked as a trainer and coach for Hollywood actors. The Musical Theater and Plays, Films, and Television series contains materials, including correspondence, programs, promotional materials, articles and scripts, ...
    • Contributor: Champion, Marge
    • Date: 1910
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    Peggy Clark papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection contains materials related to Clark's life and career. The Project Files series features an alphabetical list of Broadway musicals, plays, revues, and dance recitals. Materials for each title are thematically arranged (lighting, contracts, props, etc.) to mirror the organization of Clark's original production notebooks. These can and often do include oversized lighting plots, scenic renderings, posters, and costume sketches. Many also contain ...
    • Contributor: Clark, Peggy
    • Date: 1880
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    Coburn dance program collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes performance programs along with some ancillary materials, such as newspaper reviews, flyers, ticket stubs, and cast-change slips. Occasionally, the donor made notes on a program to indicate the performance attended or a cast change. The donor provided a hand-written inventory for the years 1934 to 1980. Programs of particular interest are the Stuttgart Ballet's American premiere in 1973 of John Cranko's ...
    • Contributor: Coburn, Herbert H.
    • Date: 1934
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    Miriam Cole papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes photographs, programs and promotional materials, business papers, clippings and articles, unpublished writings and notes, dance history and choreographic notes, contracts, and music scores for her choreography. Together they document a portion of the career of modern dancer and choreographer Miriam Cole. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, scrapbook pages, articles, and other items ...
    • Contributor: Cole, Miriam - DI Gesú, Antony - Knutson, Loyde - Phillips, Victoria
    • Date: 1923
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    Susannah Armstrong Coleman collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The Susannah Armstrong Coleman Collection spans the period 1912-1953; the bulk of the materials date from 1930-1949. The collection includes music manuscripts, organizational publications, correspondence, programs, photographs, biographical notes, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Correspondence principally consists of greeting cards from Mrs. Coleman's friends and acquaintances. The clippings focus on collegiate programs and the activities of her instructors at the Northwestern University School of Music. ...
    • Contributor: Coleman, Susannah Armstrong
    • Date: 1912
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    Aaron Copland Collection The first release of the online collection contains approximately 1,000 items that yield a total of about 5,000 images. These items date from 1899 to 1981, with most from the 1920s through the 1950s, and were selected from Copland's music sketches, correspondence, writings, and photographs. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990), the multi-format Aaron Copland Collection, from ...
    • Contributor: Copland, Aaron - Kraft, Victor
    • Date: 1841

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