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    Amateur hour collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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, ...

    • Date: 1934
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    George Antheil correspondence to Stanley Hart, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This collection contains letters, postcards, and telegrams from Antheil to Hart, in addition to several letters to Antheil from Mary Hollister, Ethel Leginska, and Annette Williams, and three letters from unidentified authors to Hart. The letters chronicle Antheil's personal and professional exploits during his European tour, which began in 1922. In addition to commentary on cities he visited, concerts he performed, and musical pieces ...

    • Contributor: Antheil, George
    • Date: 1919
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    George Antheil correspondence with Mary Louise Curtis Bok, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This collection principally consists of letters between composer George Antheil and his longtime patron, Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Additional correspondents include Ezra Pound, Donald S. Friede, Constantin von Sternberg, and Igor Stravinsky. In addition, there are two substantive works by Antheil, "Antheilcized notation, or, Music for everybody who can tell one from two and two from three," providing an explanation of the composer's "See-Note" ...

    • Contributor: Antheil, George
    • Date: 1921
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    Howard Ashman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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. The biographical materials include early writings and school project materials, address and date books, and memorial tributes. The correspondence consists chiefly of personal letters received by Ashman throughout ...

    • Contributor: Ashman, Howard - Menken, Alan - Hamlisch, Marvin - Mann, Barry - Sheffer, Jonathan
    • Date: 1973
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    Ernst Bacon collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Materials in the Ernst Bacon Collection span his entire ninety-one year life. They include music, writings, correspondence, iconography, and other materials. The bulk are music, writings, and correspondence (particularly letters from Ernest Bloch, G. Whitefield Chadwick, Vincent Persichetti, Carl Sandburg, and Thornton Wilder).

    • Contributor: Bacon, Ernst
    • Date: 1907
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    Leonard Bernstein collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
    • Date: 1900
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    Leonard Bernstein

    About the Leonard Bernstein Collection The Leonard Bernstein Collection at the Library of Congress is as exceptional as its name would suggest. Bernstein, arguably the most prominent figure in American classical music of the twentieth century, made his impact as a conductor, as a composer of classical and theater music, and as an educator through books, conducting students at Tanglewood, and especially through various ...

    • Contributor: Bernstein, Leonard
    • Date: 1900

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    Franziska Boas collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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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    Burt Boyar collection of Sammy Davis, Jr. biographical materials, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains drafts, galleys and page proofs for Boyar's books Yes I can: the story of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1965) and Sammy: an autobiography (2000). It also includes taped interviews with Davis and his wife Altovise conducted by Boyar and his wife Jane for their book Why me?: the Sammy Davis, Jr. story (1989). In addition, there are digital media and text files ...

    • Contributor: Boyar, Burt
    • Date: 1954
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    Marge Champion collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection documents Marge Champion's life and career, and also includes a significant amount of material related to Champion's former husband, dancer, director and choreographer Gower Champion, and her father, dancer and choreographer Ernest Belcher, who worked as a trainer and coach for Hollywood actors. The Musical Theater and Plays, Films, and Television series contains materials, including correspondence, programs, promotional materials, articles and scripts, ...

    • Contributor: Champion, Marge
    • Date: 1910
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    Miriam Cole papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection includes photographs, programs and promotional materials, business papers, clippings and articles, unpublished writings and notes, dance history and choreographic notes, contracts, and music scores for her choreography. Together they document a portion of the career of modern dancer and choreographer Miriam Cole. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, scrapbook pages, articles, and other items ...

    • Contributor: Cole, Miriam - DI Gesú, Antony - Knutson, Loyde - Phillips, Victoria
    • Date: 1923
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    Susannah Armstrong Coleman collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Susannah Armstrong Coleman Collection spans the period 1912-1953; the bulk of the materials date from 1930-1949. The collection includes music manuscripts, organizational publications, correspondence, programs, photographs, biographical notes, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Correspondence principally consists of greeting cards from Mrs. Coleman's friends and acquaintances. The clippings focus on collegiate programs and the activities of her instructors at the Northwestern University School of Music. ...

    • Contributor: Coleman, Susannah Armstrong
    • Date: 1912
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    Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection consists of Sidney Robertson Cowell's personal papers that document her life and work. It includes correspondence with family, friends and colleagues, inlcuding husband Henry Cowell, Ansel Adams, Ernst Bacon, Suzanne Bloch, Bertrand Bronson, Frank Brown, John Cage, Adrian Dornbush, Sam Eskin, Warde Ford, Grete Franke, Alfred Frankenstein, Lou Harrison, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Maud Karpeles, John Kirkpatrick, William Lichtenwanger, John Lomax, Dorothy Maynor, ...

    • Contributor: Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Cowell, Henry - United States. Resettlement Administration - United States. Farm Security Administration - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    George Crumb papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains music manuscripts, business papers, and scrapbooks. The music materials include holograph manuscript scores and sketches, inked score paste-ups for publication, pencil scores and sketches, drafts, annotated photo-reproductions, and several score transparencies. The business papers chiefly consist of letters and telegrams; contracts; programs; correspondence from universities and publishers, particularly C.F. Peters; student inquiries; letters from various colleagues and friends, such as David ...

    • Contributor: Crumb, George
    • Date: 1956
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    Dallapiccola / Dwight collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The bulk of 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 short excerpts or ...

    • Contributor: Dallapiccola, Luigi
    • Date: 1951
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    Alexandra Danilova collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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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    Robert Di Domenica collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection includes music manuscripts and printed music by the composer, programs of his performances, lesson plans, papers by his students and evaluations. The bulk of the collection presents his musical works from 1948 to 1998, most of them with annotations. There is also a small amount of correspondence, biographical material on Di Domenica and his relatives, his writings, and photographs. There are also ...

    • Contributor: DI Domenica, Robert
    • Date: 1948
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    Dolly Parton and the roots of country music Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection consists of photos, discography, and audio clips. The Web site features an overview of the country music tradition. The collection included here is a listing of her extensive discography and a timeline of her career, as well as writings on the history of country music.

    • Date: 1946
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    Eric Dolphy collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection is comprised of approximately 250 lead sheets, scores, sketches, and exercises for works composed by Dolphy and others. The collection includes holograph scores, sketches, and parts for Outward bound, Out there, and Out to lunch, the latter widely considered to be Dolphy's magnum opus. There are also three sketchbooks in Dolphy's hand filled with lead sheets, sketches, and studies. The collection also ...

    • Contributor: Dolphy, Eric
    • Date: 1939
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    Vernon Duke collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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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    Katherine Dunham collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains correspondence, awards and honors, writings by and about Dunham, business papers, photographs, clippings, reviews, programs, promotional materials, and materials related to the Library of Congress Katherine Dunham Legacy Project.

    • Contributor: Dunham, Katherine
    • Date: 1925
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    Federal Music Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Contains agency reports, programs, catalogs, index cards, lists, correspondence, questionnaires, press releases, 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. These materials span the years from 1935 to 1948, with the bulk of the materials ...

    • Contributor: Federal Music Project (u.s.) - Foster, George Allen - Sokoloff, Nikolai - Seeger, Charles
    • Date: 1935
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    Federal Theatre Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, play and radio scripts, reports, research studies, manuals, publications, bulletins, forms, lists, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, charts, costume and set designs, blue-prints, posters, addressograph plates, photographs, negatives, slides, playbills, and other records documenting the activities of the Federal Theatre Project and its impact on all aspects of the theater.

    • Contributor: Federal Theatre Project (u.s.)
    • Date: 1932
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    Vivian Fine music manuscripts, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection chiefly consists of Fine's holograph scores, sketches, and parts for various works. Fine's compositions spanned a variety of musical genres: solo instrumental, chamber, orchestral, as well as accompanied vocal and choral pieces. A small quantity of correspondence, including with her teacher Ruth Crawford Seeger; programs; and clippings supplement the music manuscripts.

    • Contributor: Fine, Vivian - Vivian Fine Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1927
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    Lukas Foss papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection documents the life and career of Lukas Foss. The music materials consist of holograph manuscript scores and parts, and sketches. Later compositions, especially those which reflect his interests in twelve-tone and aleatory music, are accompanied by extensive supplementary notes, tone rows, mathematical charts, and performance instructions. Photocopied scores and parts often include annotations by Foss or various conductors and performers. The correspondence ...

    • Contributor: Foss, Lukas
    • Date: 1926