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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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    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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    Agnes Bellinger Tlingit collection, 1985 Collection comprises two videocassettes and a pamphlet on traditional music, dance, and other customs of the Tlingit nation of southeast Alaska.
    • Contributor: Bellinger, Agnes
    • Date: 1985
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    Philip Hauge Abelson papers, 1939-2002 Nuclear physicist, chemist, and editor. Correspondence, notes, reports, speeches and writings, and other papers documenting Abelson's contribution to scientific policy-making through committees, organizations, and publications.
    • Contributor: Abelson, Philip Hauge
    • Date: 1939
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    Papers from the John Secrist Jr. collection, 1919-1973 Papers, including discographic and photographic materials, included in the John Secrist Jr. Collection of nearly 1,700 operatic sound recordings.
    • Contributor: Secrist, John
    • Date: 1919
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    Arch Oboler collection, 1916-1992 Nearly the entirety of the prolific output of radio playwright and independent film maker Arch Oboler (1909-1987) in radio, motion pictures, television, theater, and print is contained in the Arch Oboler Collection. Featured are his radio plays from the 1930s and 1940s and the first three-dimensional feature film, Bwana Devil.
    • Contributor: Oboler, Arch
    • Date: 1916
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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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    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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    Burt Boyar collection of Sammy Davis, Jr. biographical materials, 1954-2000 Author Burt Boyar is the biographer of American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. The collection contains draft materials for his books Yes I Can: The Story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) and Sammy: An Autobiography (2000), and taped interviews with Davis used in writing the book Why Me?: The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story (1989).
    • Contributor: Boyar, Burt - Davis, Sammy, Jr.
    • Date: 1954
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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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    Lawrence E. Glendenin papers, 1935-2009 Nuclear chemist and co-discoverer of Promethium, element 61 on the periodic table of elements. Subject files, correspondence, writings, speeches, biographical material, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and awards documenting Glendenin's work on the Manhattan Project, the Bikini Scientific Resurvey, and his career at Argonne National Laboratory.
    • Contributor: Glendenin, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Elgin) - Glendenin, Lawrence E.
    • Date: 1935
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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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    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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    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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    National Visionary Leadership Project interviews and conference collection, 1997-2009 The National Visionary Leadership Project Interviews and Conference Collection consists primarily of master recordings of interviews by the National Visionary Leadership Project with significant figures in 20th century African American history. In addition, the collection includes transcripts (both printed and electronic) of a portion of the interviews, edited versions of the interviews and print and digital photographs.
    • Contributor: Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia) - Poussaint, Renee
    • Date: 1997
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    Philip L. Geyelin papers, 1917-2000 Journalist. Writings, notebooks and notes, interviews, correspondence, and research material, including clippings, press releases and statements, printed matter, reports, congressional hearing records and other government documents, photographs, and transcripts of broadcasts relating primarily to Geyelin's career as a reporter and editorial page editor covering foreign policy issues for the Wall Street Journal and later the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Geyelin, Philip L.
    • Date: 1917
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    Carlton E. Morse script collection, 1939-1952 Photocopies of sixty-four radio scripts written by Carlton E. Morse for the detective series Adventures by Morse, I Love a Mystery, and I Love Adventure.
    • Contributor: Morse, Carlton E.
    • Date: 1939
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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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    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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    Anthony Lake papers, 1916-2003 Assistant to the president for national security affairs and foreign service officer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, campaign file, financial and legal records, testimony, and reports documenting Lake's activities in the United States foreign service and as head of the National Security Council during President Bill Clinton's first term.
    • Contributor: Lake, Anthony
    • Date: 1916
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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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    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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    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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    American Studies Association records, 1946-2005 Academic organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Correspondence, minutes, and printed matter relating to the organization and its publication, the American Quarterly.
    • Contributor: American Studies Association
    • Date: 1946
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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