Found 13 collections related to Music -- United States -- 20th century

Yaddo (Artist's colony). Music Group
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-09
141 sound discs, analog; 141 sound discs, analog
Yaddo is an artists' colony and music festival in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The collection primarily contains recordings of concerts and rehearsals from the 1937, 1938, and 1940 Festivals. Also included are private recordings of Otto Luening doing... more
Amram, David
Music Division | JPB 14-29
74.92 linear feet (114 boxes, 33 volumes, 3 oversized folders, 2 tubes)
David Amram (born 1930) is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist active in classical, jazz, and folk music. The David Amram papers, dating from 1937 to 2011, most strongly represent his career path from the 1950s through the... more
Hundley, Richard
Music Division | JPB 16-09
21.9 linear feet (66 boxes); 13.3 mb (2 computer files)
Richard Hundley (1931-) is an American composer of vocal music. The Richard Hundley papers, dating from the early 1900s to 2014 (bulk dates 1950s-2014), document the composer's career through scores, subject files, performance files, photographs,... more
Lucier, Alvin
Music Division | JPB 16-03
24.6 linear feet (58 boxes, 2 volumes, 2 oversized folders, 1 tube); 2.5 gb (1462 computer files)
Alvin Lucier (born 1931) is an American composer who is best known for exploring the nature of sound and sonic environments. His papers, dating from 1939 to 2015, strongly represent his career as a composer and pedagogue over five decades. Most of... more
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Music Division | JPB 12-12
32.84 linear feet (79 boxes)
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization of more than 420,000 artists that protects the copyrights of its members. The ASCAP records represent a portion of the artists who joined the society from the... more
Cleveland Quartet
Music Division | JPB 16-04
11.55 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Cleveland String Quartet records, dating from 1965 to 2001, document the formation and evolution of the ensemble; its performances, recordings, tours, and other activities; and its critical reception. They also evidence the careers of Paul and... more
Mayer, William, 1925-2017
Music Division | JPB 17-18
4 linear feet (6 boxes, 4 volumes)
William Mayer (1925-2017) was an American composer and former trustee of the Composers Recordings, Inc. record label. The William Mayer papers date from 1956 to 2016 and contain scores composed by Mayer, correspondence and meeting minutes... more
Green, Ray, 1908-1997
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 299
34.79 linear feet (90 boxes)
May O'Donnell was an American modern dancer and choreographer. Her husband, Ray Green was an American composer who created works for dance companies as well as orchestral, choral, and children's pieces. The May O'Donnell and Ray Green papers... more
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-33
These noncommercial music and spoken word recordings were collected by Henry Cowell and primarily consist of his own compositions and lectures, as well as numerous field recordings of folk and ethnic music. Additional recordings contain music by... more
National Association for American Composers and Conductors
Music Division | JPB 03-15
27.7 linear feet (65 boxes)
The National Association for American Composers and Conductors, Inc. (NAACC) was founded by Henry K. Hadley in 1933. It was an organization dedicated to the task of fostering American Music. The collection contains correspondence, legal and... more
Oberlin, Russell, 1928-2016
Music Division | JPB 17-20
6.83 linear feet (20 containers)
Russell Oberlin (1928-2016) was an American singer and teacher renowned for being the first countertenor in the United States, and one of the earliest in the world to have an international career. His papers, dating from 1930 to 2016, document his... more
Rollins, Sonny
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | SC MG 898
73.43 linear feet (144 boxes, 18 volumes, 18 tubes, 7 oversized folders); 37.13 gigabytes (969 computer files)
Theodore Walter "Sonny" Rollins (born September 7th, 1930) is an American jazz tenor saxophonist. His papers, dating from the 1910s to 2015 (the bulk dates from the 1950s onward), document the musical, personal, and career development of one of... more