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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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    Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine collection, The collection includes manuscript and printed music, scripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional and publicity materials, speeches, oral history transcripts, photographs and iconography, programs, posters, clippings, honors, and realia. Music, in the form of scores, parts, orchestral arrangements, and sheet music, comprises the bulk of the collection. Most of this material was used in Kaye's performance tours, movies, stage productions, television specials, and ...
    • Contributor: Kaye, Danny - Fine, Sylvia - Halsman, Philippe - McDowall, Roddy - Dena Pictures, Inc - Kaye (Danny)/Fine (Sylvia) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    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
    • Date: 1907
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    Dallapiccola/Dwight collection, 1951-1989 Luigi Dallappiccola was an Italian composer. The collection contains Dallapiccola's correspondence with Peggie Dwight, including over 300 letters (written mostly in French) and various postcards and telegrams. In addition, there are over 200 articles and programs relating to Dallapiccola's career, mostly collected during those years. The collection also includes a few of Dallapiccola's holograph music manuscripts, most notably his opera Ulysses, as well as ...
    • Contributor: Dallapiccola, Luigi - Dwight, Margaret
    • Date: 1951
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    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
    • Date: 1934
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    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, René - Adorno, Theodor W. - Kolisch, Rudolf - Kolisch, Lorna
    • Date: 1922
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    Charles Mingus collection, 1939-1979 This is the collected archive of world renowned African American jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. The Charles Mingus Collection includes music (manuscript and printed of Mingus and others), writings by and about Mingus by Mingus and others, business papers, printed matter (such as articles and clippings, books and pamphlets, organizations and affiliations, programs, and promotional material), iconography (photographs of Mingus, his family, and ...
    • Contributor: Mingus, Charles
    • Date: 1939
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    Nikolai Lopatnikoff collection, 1916-1979 The collection includes music, manuscript and printed, of Lopatnikoff, as well as of other composers; correspondence and personal papers; photographs, clippings, and programs; writings by and about Lopatnikoff; and offical documents. A significant amount of material is related to Lopatnikoff's opera Danton. Among the correspondents are Rudolf Bing, Aaron Copland, Serge Koussevitzky, Joseph Rosenstock, Julius Rudel, Nicolas Slonimsky, and William Steinberg.
    • Contributor: Lopatnikoff, Nikolai
    • Date: 1916
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    Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1941-1946 The collection represents the working papers of the sub-committee: correspondence from members to, among others, Aaron Copland, Leonard Feist, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Erich Leinsdorf, Alan Lomax, and Walter Toscanini; song book pamphlets ("Army Hit Kits"), sheet music; non-music publications; and administrative papers.
    • Contributor: United States. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation. Sub-Committee on Music - Spivacke, Harold
    • Date: 1941
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    Lester Horton Dance Theater collection, 1918-1996 Lester Horton was a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. The collection, which documents Horton's personal and professional life and the activities of the Lester Horton Dance Theater, contains correspondence, writings, music, publicity and production materials, programs, teaching materials, business papers, scrapbooks, news clippings, publications, costume and set designs, photographs, and drawings.
    • Contributor: Lester Horton Dance Theater - Horton, Lester - Eng, Frank
    • Date: 1918
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    Vernon Duke collection, 1918-1968 The collection is in two series, Music and Non-music. The former includes his stage, vocal, and instrumental music, sketchbooks, lyric sheets, and music not by Duke, including the holograph of Signature for the High-low concerts by Aaron Copland. The latter consists of: correspondence with, among others, George Balanchine, Martin Charnin, Peter De Vries, Howard Dietz, Dean Dixon, Neshui Ertegun, Ira Gershwin, Bernard Hermann, George ...
    • Contributor: Duke, Vernon
    • Date: 1918
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    Pola Nirenska collection, 1910-1992 Correspondence, choreographic notes, music manuscripts, poetry, personal papers, biographical materials, including interviews, articles, reviews, and newspaper clippings, programs, publicity materials, such as flyers and posters, scrapbooks, art work, including costume designs, photographic material, memorabilia, books, and other papers relating chiefly to Nirenska's career as a dancer, choreographer, and educator in the United States. The bulk of the collection consists of photographic material. Choreographic notes ...
    • Contributor: Nirenska, Pola
    • Date: 1910
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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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
    • Date: 1912
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    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
    • Date: 1926
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    Robert Di Domenica collection, 1948-1998 American composer, flutist and music educator. Music manuscripts and printed music by the composer, performance programs, materials relating to his teaching career, a small amount of correspondence, biographical material, writings, photographs and six paintings by the composer.
    • Contributor: DI Domenica, Robert - DI Domenica, Leona - Bender, Ellen
    • Date: 1900
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    Federal Music Project collection, 1935-1948 The Federal Music Project (FMP) Collection consists of agency reports, programs, catalogs, index cards, lists, correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, some music scores and parts, a few writings and the papers of George Allen Foster, regional director for New York and New England. The George Allen Foster Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings and reports.
    • Contributor: Federal Music Project (U.S.) - Foster, George Allen - Sokoloff, Nikolai - Seeger, Charles
    • Date: 1935
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    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
    • Date: 1912
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    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
    • Date: 1921
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    Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes archive, 1909-2009 The Serge Grigoriev/Ballets Russes Archive documents Grigoriev’s decades-long career as régisseur (rehearsal director) for both Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and for Col. W. de Basil’s Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. It consists primarily of photographs, photograph albums, and notes and manuscript drafts for Grigoriev’s book S.P. Diaghilev i ego ‘Russkii Balet’ 1909-1929, which was translated into English and published as The Diaghilev Ballet, 1909-1929. The ...
    • Contributor: Grigorʹev, S. L. (Sergeĭ Leonidovich) - Grigorʹev, S. L.
    • Date: 1909
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    Inter-American Music Festival Foundation papers, 1961-1981 This collection contains concert programs, publicity materials, clippings and correspondence from the nearly 25-year history of the Inter-American Music Festival Foundation. The Foundation was organized by the Inter-American Music Council in 1958 under the auspices of the Pan American Union "to promote closer relations and understanding among the American republics by recognizing and stimulating the development of music of the Americas." The foundation's concerts ...
    • Contributor: Inter-American Music Festival Foundation
    • Date: 1961
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    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 copyright materials for well-known Gershwin shows and films, most notably Porgy and Bess. In addition, this collection contains financial documents related to the Rose Gershwin Estate, litigation materials, programs, and press clippings.
    • Contributor: Saxe, Leonard Spier
    • Date: 1935
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    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
    • Date: 1921