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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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    Robert Whitehead papers, 1947-2002

    Robert Whitehead was a Tony Award-winning theatrical producer and director. The collection contains production files, correspondence, business papers, writings, photographs, costume and set renderings, programs and promotional materials, scripts, and other materials related to his life and career.

    • Contributor: Whitehead, Robert
    • Date: 1947
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    Tom Raymond collection

    Collection of photographs taken by Tom Raymond documenting storytellers and audiences at the annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, from circa 1984 to 2003. Most are 35 mm color slides and negatives. The collection documents the major storytellers and performers at the festival with more than 1,500 photographs of storyteller Ray Hicks taken at the festival over the years and at his home in ...

    • Contributor: Raymond, Tom
    • Date: 1984
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    Jonathan Larson papers, 1978-1996

    Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) was an American composer, lyricist, playwright, and performer who wrote primarily for the musical theater. The collection contains materials relating to his musicals, musical revues, club acts, films, and dance works, in particular Superbia, tick, tick...BOOM!, and RENT, his successful rock musical adaptation of La Bohème. These materials include manuscript and computer-generated music scores and sketches, lyric sheets and sketches, scripts, ...

    • Contributor: Larson, Jonathan
    • Date: 1978
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    Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1994

    Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester ...

    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard
    • Date: 1900
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    Harriet Hoctor collection, 1917-1972

    Harriet Hoctor (1905-1977) was a dancer in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in films during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. The collection contains materials that document her professional life in all of these venues. It also contains items related to her early dance training at the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing in New York and the founding of the Harriet Hoctor Ballet School ...

    • Contributor: Hoctor, Harriet
    • Date: 1917
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    Federal Theatre Project collection, 1932-1943

    The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers, re-employ them on public relief, and to bring theater to thousands in the United States who had never before seen live theatrical performances. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, play and radio scripts, reports, research studies, manuals, publications, bulletins, forms, lists, ...

    • Contributor: Federal Theatre Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 1932
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    Inquiry Form - Performing Arts - Ask a Librarian (Library of Congress)

    Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance (within 5 business days.)

    • Contributor: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - Bodanzky, Artur - Ormandy, Eugene - Reese, Gustave - Reinhardt, Max - Sachse, Leopold - Schott, Paul - Warner Bros. Pictures - Smith, Leonard (leonard Bingley) - Sousa, John Philip ... Korngold, Erich Wolfgang - Bodanzky, Artur - Ormandy, Eugene - Reese, Gustave - Reinhardt, Max - Sachse, Leopold - Schott, Paul - Warner Bros. Pictures - Smith, Leonard (leonard Bingley) - Sousa, John Philip - Gilmore, P. S. (patrick Sarsfield) - Goldman, Edwin Franko - Herman, Jerry - A.P. Schmidt Company - Adams, Charles R. - Apthorp, William Foster - Archer, Frederic - Barbour, Florence Newell - Barnes, Edward Shippen - Bartlett, Floy Little - Bauer, Marion - Beach, H. H. A. - Berwald, W. (william) - Bird, Arthur H. - 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 - Moselsio, Herta
    • Date: 1905
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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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    Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.

    • Contributor: Jablonski, Edward
    • Date: 1942
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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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    Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cowell, Henry
    • Date: 1901
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    Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010

    Howard Ashman (1950-1991) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director. 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. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, correspondence, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, promotional materials, ...

    • Contributor: Ashman, Howard - Menken, Alan - Hamlisch, Marvin - Mann, Barry - Sheffer, Jonathan
    • Date: 1973
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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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    Alma Gluck scrapbooks and other materials, 1902-1940

    Alma Gluck was a Romanian-born American soprano and voice teacher. This collection principally consists of scrapbooks related to her professional career. It also includes photographs, annotated sheet music, correspondence, clippings, and other assorted materials.

    • Contributor: Gluck, Alma
    • Date: 1902
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    Carmen McRae collection of musical arrangements and other materials, 1931-1993

    Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was an American jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, and recording artist. The papers chiefly contain musical arrangements and lead sheets for approximately 800 songs. While many of the arrangements include both full scores and parts, the majority are lead sheets or parts used for her small group performances. The papers also include a small amount of correspondence, photographs, song lists, program ...

    • Contributor: McRae, Carmen - Boland, Francy - Burns, Ralph - Carter, Benny - Clayton, John - DI Novi, Gene - Holman, Bill - Jones, Jimmy - Jones, Thad - Katz, Fred ... McRae, Carmen - Boland, Francy - Burns, Ralph - Carter, Benny - Clayton, John - DI Novi, Gene - Holman, Bill - Jones, Jimmy - Jones, Thad - Katz, Fred - Keating, John - Mardin, Arif - Matz, Peter - Nelson, Oliver - Pierce, Nat - Rogers, Shorty - Sebesky, Don - Simmons, Norman - Wilkins, Ernie
    • Date: 1931
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    George Crumb papers, 1956-2011

    George Crumb is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, long-associated with the University of Pennsylvania. The collection consists of holograph manuscript scores and sketches, correspondence, business papers, and a series of meticulously assembled scrapbooks chronicling Crumb's career as a composer.

    • Contributor: Crumb, George
    • Date: 1956
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    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
    • Date: 1921
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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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    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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    Marge Champion collection, 1910-2006

    Marge Champion (b. 1919) is an American actress, dancer, director, choreographer, and teacher. The collection, which documents her life and career, includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, promotional materials, manuscript music scores and parts, articles, business papers, clippings, scripts, scrapbooks, awards and posters. The collection also includes materials related to Champion's former husband, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer and choreographer ...

    • Contributor: Champion, Marge
    • Date: 1910
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    Louisiana hayride collection, 1904-2006

    The collection documents radio history in Shreveport, Louisiana, with a special emphasis on the Louisiana Hayride country music program. Major topics include the earliest radio broadcasts in Shreveport, the founding and growth of KWKH radio under owner/broadcaster W.K. Henderson, and the legendary performances of the Louisiana Hayride program, which was broadcast live on KWKH radio from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. Manuscripts and photographs are ...

    • Contributor: Kent, Joey - Kent, David - McEachern, Langston
    • Date: 1904
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    Transcripts and photographs from the John Peter collection, 1951-1995

    Photographs and audiotape transcripts used by John Peter in his books on 20th-century architects.

    • Contributor: Peter, John
    • Date: 1951
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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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    Allen Prescott collection, 1930-1968

    The Allen Prescott Collection consists of sound recordings, photographs, and printed materials pertaining to Prescott’s career as a radio personality during the early 1930s to 1970.

    • Contributor: Prescott, Allen
    • Date: 1930