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    Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983 Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, sketches and lyric sheets, correspondence, photographs, scripts, clippings, publicity materials, financial and legal documents, writings, and awards.
    • Contributor: Schwartz, Arthur - Dietz, Howard - Fields, Dorothy - Fields, Herbert - Kaufman, George S. (George Simon)
    • Date: 1900
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    Gerry Mulligan collection, circa 1940-1994 Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of scores, sketches, lead sheets, and instrumental parts for original compositions by Mulligan as well as for works by other composers. In many instances, there are multiple versions of Mulligan's best-known works. These music materials include manuscripts, holograph manuscripts, printed items, and reproductions. In addition, the collection includes ...
    • Contributor: Mulligan, Gerry - Boras, Tom - Brookmeyer, Bob - Cohn, Al. - Dankworth, John - Forman, Mitchel - Grusin, Dave - Handy, George - Holman, Bill - Lee, Julian - Mandel, Johnny - McFarland, Gary
    • Date: 1940
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    Anita O'Day papers, 1937-2004 Anita O'Day was an American jazz vocalist. The collection primarily consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, parts, and annotated sheet music for arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards performed by O'Day throughout her career. In addition, it contains a small amount of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, clippings, honors and awards, posters, and publicity materials.
    • Contributor: O'day, Anita - Bregman, Buddy - Castro, Joe - Garcia, Russell - Holman, Bill - Jones, Quincy - Kahn, Tiny - May, Billy - Paich, Marty
    • Date: 1937
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    Alan Lomax collection, Collection comprises manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, film, and videorecordings created and collected by Alan Lomax in his work documenting song, music, dance, and body movement from many cultures. Includes field recordings and photographs Lomax made in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, England, France, Georgia, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, the United States, and Wales, 1930s-2004; plus his worldwide collection of ethnographic documentary ...
    • Contributor: Lomax, Alan - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Association for Cultural Equity
    • Date: 1933
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    Sonneck Society for American Music records, 1971-2001 The Sonneck Society for American Music, an educational organization founded in 1975 by a group of American music enthusiasts, is dedicated to promoting the study, teaching, creation, and dissemination of music in the Americas. The society was named in honor of American musicologist, librarian, and editor Oscar G. T. Sonneck (1873-1928), the first critical scholar and bibliographer of American music, and first chief of ...
    • Contributor: Sonneck Society - Anderson, Gillian - Bonin, Jean M. - Britton, Allen Perdue - Bruce, Neely - Buechner, Alan - Camus, Raoul F. - Chase, Gilbert - Cipolla, Frank J. - Cipolla, Wilma Reid ... Sonneck Society - Anderson, Gillian - Bonin, Jean M. - Britton, Allen Perdue - Bruce, Neely - Buechner, Alan - Camus, Raoul F. - Chase, Gilbert - Cipolla, Frank J. - Cipolla, Wilma Reid - Clark, J. Bunker - Cockrell, Dale - Cooke, Nym - Crawford, Richard - Davidson, Mary Wallace - Eiland, Dianna - Epstein, Dena J. - Geil, Wilma Jean - Graziano, John Michael - Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley) - Hoover, Cynthia A. (Cynthia Adams) - Johnson, H. Earle (Harold Earle) - Kearns, William - Keck, George Russell - Keller, Kate Van Winkle - Kirk, Elise K. (Elise Kuhl) - Kroeger, Karl - Krummel, Donald William - Leavitt, Donald L. - Lichtenwanger, William - Lowens, Irving - Lowens, Margery Morgan - Machlin, Paul S. - McCulloh, Judith - McLucas, Anne Dhu - Parker, Craig Burwell - Pen, Ronald - Perlis, Vivian - Porter, Susan L. - Preston, Katherine K. - Rabson, Carolyn - Root, Deane L. - Schrader, Arthur F. - Shirley, Wayne D. - Tawa, Nicholas E. - Temperley, Nicholas - Towery, Margie - Wells, Paul F. - Whitesitt, Linda - Wright, Josephine
    • Date: 1971
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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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    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 scores from musicals, radio and television shows, and films; scripts; personal and business papers that include correspondence, clippings, and financial documents; writings; and photographs.
    • Contributor: Walker, Don
    • Date: 1932
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    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
    • Date: 1922
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    Merle Montgomery papers, circa 1904-1983 Merle Montgomery was a music educator, composer, author, editor, administrator, translator, lecturer, and concert pianist. The collection primarily contains business papers and materials related to Montgomery's career and her leadership roles in various music, educational, and arts organizations, including Carl Fischer Inc., Mu Phi Epsilon, National Federation of Music Clubs, and the National Music Council. In addition, the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, ...
    • Contributor: Montgomery, Merle
    • Date: 1904
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    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
    • Date: 1942
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    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.
    • Date: 1828
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    Laurence Picken papers, 1900-2001 Laurence Picken was a British zoologist and musicologist who specialized in Asian, particularly Chinese, music. The collection primarily contains research materials, correspondence, writings, publications, and other items related to Picken's career and his study of East Asian musical traditions, especially those of the Tang Court. In addition, there are manuscript and published scores for Picken's musical compositions, transcriptions of traditional East Asian music, and ...
    • Contributor: Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland - Fukushima, Kazuo
    • Date: 1900
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    Mildred Spiegel Zucker collection of Leonard Bernstein correspondence and related materials, 1936-1991 Music teacher Mildred Spiegel Zucker was a childhood friend of Leonard Bernstein's, with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship. The collection mostly consists of correspondence that Bernstein sent to Zucker dating from his time as a counselor at Camp Onata, as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, and during the beginning of his career in New York.
    • Contributor: Zucker, Mildred Spiegel
    • Date: 1936
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    Luther Henderson papers, circa 1930-2003 Luther Henderson was an American arranger, orchestrator, conductor, music director, and composer. He worked on over fifty Broadway musicals, including Ain't Misbehavin' and Jelly's Last Jam. He was a frequent arranger and orchestrator for Duke Ellington. The collection contains music manuscripts, correspondence, business and financial papers, photographs, promotional materials, clippings, realia, and other materials related to his career.
    • Contributor: Henderson, Luther - Fleagle, Brick - Ellington, Duke - Burr, Charles - Citron, Stephen
    • Date: 1930
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    Ludwig Zenk music manuscripts, 1930-1947 This collection principally consists of holograph music manuscripts, sketches, and printed scores by Austrian composer Ludwig Zenk.
    • Contributor: Zenk, Ludwig
    • Date: 1930
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    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
    • Date: 1933
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    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
    • Date: 1927
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    Record industry publicity collection, 1937-1979 Press releases, record catalogs, radio program scripts, promotional posters, monthly publications about new record releases, and other materials advertising sound recordings.
    • Date: 1937
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    Billy May arrangements, 1939-1995 Billy May (1916-2004) was an American arranger, composer, musician, and bandleader. The collection chiefly consists of holograph or photocopied manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and manuscript sketches. Additional materials include printed scores, part changes, film cues, and a handful of counterpoint exercises.
    • Contributor: May, Billy
    • Date: 1939
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    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
    • Date: 1926
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    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 honors. The collection also contains music composed by Gordon and others, including manuscript, holograph manuscript, printed, and photocopied scores, lead sheets, parts, and fragments of pieces. Many of the items are annotated.
    • Contributor: Gordon, Dexter
    • Date: 1940
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    Modern Music archives, 1909-1983 The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives ...
    • Contributor: League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin ... League of Composers (U.S.) - Lederman, Minna - Berg, Alban - Brecht, Bertolt - Breton, André - Caruso, Enrico - Copland, Aaron - Cowell, Henry - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Denby, Edwin - Heinsich, Richard - Kirstein, Lincoln - Picasso, Pablo - Piston, Walter - Rosenfeld, Paul - Shapero, Harold - Smirnoff, Boris - Thomson, Virgil
    • Date: 1909
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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
    • Date: 1920