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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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    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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    Joseph Nathan Kane collection, 1938-1939 The Joseph Nathan Kane Collection consists of original and preservation recordings of the radio program Famous First Facts, scripts and publicity materials from the program, and a vintage 1930s microphone.
    • Contributor: Kane, Joseph Nathan - Slater, Tom - Vanderhoof, Frank E. - Jarvis, Anna - Dawley, J. Searle - Young, Mahonri Mackintosh - Handy, W. C. (William Christopher) - Lake, Simon - Stimson, Julia C. (Julia Catherine) - McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney) ... Kane, Joseph Nathan - Slater, Tom - Vanderhoof, Frank E. - Jarvis, Anna - Dawley, J. Searle - Young, Mahonri Mackintosh - Handy, W. C. (William Christopher) - Lake, Simon - Stimson, Julia C. (Julia Catherine) - McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney) - Vincent, G. Robert - Valentino, Thomas J. - Connolly, James (James Brendan) - Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden) - Martin, Glenn L. (Glenn Luther) - Boyd, Louise Arner - Murphy, William L. (William Lawrence)
    • Date: 1938
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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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    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
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    Bernard A. Schriever papers, 1931-2005 U.S. Air Force officer, aerospace consultant, and aviator. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, writings, subject files, and other papers relating to Schriever's career as a U.S. Air Force officer responsible for the research and development of the intercontinental ballistic missile and early military space programs and his post-military career as a corporate and government consultant.
    • Contributor: Schriever, Bernard A.
    • Date: 1931
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    Virginia Hamilton papers, 1938-2003 African-American children's author. Correspondence, drafts, proofs, research material, publicity, and reviews pertaining to the production of Hamilton's books.
    • Contributor: Hamilton, Virginia
    • Date: 1938
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    Robert S. McNamara papers, 1934-2009 United States secretary of defense, president of the World Bank, and corporate executive. Correspondence, memoranda, organization records, subject files, speeches and writings, reports, conferences and meetings, background and research material, and other papers relating primarily to McNamara's private and public life following his service as secretary of defense, including his leadership of the World Bank, his role as counselor and adviser to various private ...
    • Contributor: McNamara, Robert S.
    • Date: 1934
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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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    Common Language, Separate Voices - John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations Although the US and England share the same language, these documents show the divergent uses and perspectives of English.
    • Contributor: Kipling, Rudyard
    • Date: 2010-07-22
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Papers from the H. Vose Greenough Jr. collection, 1937-1972 Personal papers of H. Vose Greenough Jr., founder and owner of Technichord Records, a small recording company in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as materials from Technichord Records.
    • Contributor: Greenough, H. V. (H. Vose) - Greenough, H. V.
    • Date: 1937
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    The Hannah Arendt Papers This page links to the papers of author, educator, and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, which have become one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life
    • Contributor: Arendt, Hannah - Blücher, Heinrich
    • Date: 1906
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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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    Arthur Rothstein papers, 1936-2000 Photographer. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and lectures, articles, notes, subject files, transcripts, press clippings, and other material relating to Rothstein’s career as a photojournalist.
    • Contributor: Rothstein, Arthur
    • Date: 1936
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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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    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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    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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    Progressive National Committee Supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt for President records, 1936 Correspondence, office files, press releases, scrapbook of clippings, and other printed material relating to the committee's activities in the 1936 presidential campaign.
    • Contributor: Progressive National Committee Supporting Franklin D. Roosevelt for President
    • Date: 1936
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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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    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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    Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001 Baseball player, civil rights leader, and corporate executive. Correspondence, fan mail, financial and legal records, drafts of speeches and writings, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items relating to Robinson as the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century and to various business and civic activities following his baseball career, including his service as a corporate executive and his ...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Jackie
    • Date: 1934