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Ford Foundation, 1936-
Music Division | JPB 16-19
6.12 linear feet (11 boxes, 3 volumes)
The collection contains approximately 39 scores composed with financial assistance from Ford Foundation grants.
Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley), 1923-2007
Music Division | JPB 09-5
29 linear feet (71 boxes)
H. Wiley Hitchcock, an American musicologist, was influential in advancing the study of American music in the United States. He was a noted scholar of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell, and the founder and longtime director of the Institute for the... more
Steinert, Alexander, 1900-1982
Music Division | JPB 06-62
2.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Alexander Lang Steinert (1900-1982) was a composer, conductor, and pianist who worked in television, film, and radio, as well as concert settings. The Alexander Steinert Papers consists primarily of the composer’s collection of published scores,... more
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997
Music Division | JPB 06-74
18 linear feet (23 boxes)
Charles Jones born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada was a composer. Jones spent the majority of his career as a teacher at the Juilliard School, at Mills College, then at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and at the Aspen Music Festival... more
Schwartz, Charles, 1922-1998
Music Division | JPB 00-9
17.2 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Charles Schwartz Papers document the career of the composer, author and concert impresario. They include correspondence, business and financial papers, manuscripts, notes, clippings, concert programs, publicity material, photographs and scores.
Kohs, Ellis B., 1916-2000
Music Division | JPB 04-25
18 linear feet. (45 boxes)
Ellis Kohs was a composer of classical music. He is well known for his opera Amerika based upon the Franz Kafka novel by the same name. Kohs began his teaching career in 1946 with posts at the Kansas City Conservatory,... more
Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003
Music Division | JPB 04-38
16.78 linear feet (45 boxes)
The Arthur Berger Papers contain primarily his analytical documentation of 20th century music, and his compositions from the 1940s-1990s.
Siegel, Arthur, 1923-1994
Music Division | JPB 07-4
23 linear feet (26 boxes)
Arthur Siegel was a pianist, composer, lyricist and vocalist who wrote for musicals, revues and cabaret. His papers contain scores, clippings, correspondence, programs, promotional material and lyrics.
Koty, Archie
Music Division | JPB 06-41
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Arthur Koty was a composer of orchestral music. The collection contains some of his work.
Strilko, Anthony
Music Division | JPB 06-63
20 linear feet. (43 boxes)
Anthony Strilko was a noted American composer who worked primarily in song cycles and sacred music. His collection contains correspondence, programs, clippings, and primarily scores, both final and rough drafts.
Kremer, Brainerd
Music Division | JPB 06-44
3.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Brainerd Kremer was a prolific arranger and composer. He published several music books for piano and organ. Included in the collection are lead sheets, sketches and piano/vocal scores. There is some published sheet music.
Schreiber, Frederick C.
Music Division | JPB 02-8
7.71 linear feet (31 boxes)
Frederick Schreiber was a prolific 20th century composer, choir director, and organist. The collection primarily consists of Schreiber’s original compositions, supplemented by arrangements he produced of other composers’ works, and a small amount... more
Biscardi, Chester
Music Division | JPB 04-28
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Chester Biscardi Papers document the creation and premier of Biscardi’s opera Tight-Rope (1985).
Gohman, Don
Music Division | JPB 06-34
24 linear feet (48 boxes)
The Don Gohman Papers primarily consist of scores, mostly for the Broadway musical Ambassador (1972), but also for 19 other stage, television and film productions, some never produced. The collection also contains... more
Claflin, Avery, 1898-
Music Division | JPB 06-8
1.5 linear feet (1 box)
The Avery Claflin Scores contains eight music score reproductions by Claflin.
Palmer, Courtlandt
Music Division | JPB 04-26
2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Courtlandt Palmer Scores contains printed and manuscript scores of Courtlandt Palmer, a musician and composer of the Romantic style working in the early twentieth century. Most of the work is undated, complete manuscript scores.
Kahn, Erich Itor, 1905-1956
Music Division | JPB 90-26
40 linear feet (80 boxes)
This bulk of the collection consist of manuscript copies, printed scores, parts, writings and correspondence belonging to the composer Erich Itor Kahn and his late wife Frida Kahn, who was a music teacher and a translator. Erich Itor Kahn was... more
Thorne, Francis
Music Division | JPB 06-65
35.5 linear feet (38 boxes)
Francis Thorne is an American composer. Most of his was work created in the late 20th Century. He has composed over 100 works, including symphonies, concerti, string quartets, as well as chamber music, choral music and songs. In addition to... more
La Forge, Frank, 1879-1953
Music Division | JPB 04-16
.75 linear feet (3 containers)
Frank La Forge was a composer, arranger and transcriber. The collection consists of scores written, arranged or given to La Forge.
Wehner, George B.
Music Division | JPB 06-68
29.08 linear feet (21 boxes)
The George Wehner Scores consist of original music created by the eccentric, but prolific composer, actor, writer, painter, and spiritualist, George Benjamin Wehner (1890-1970). After achieving some fame as a professional medium during the 1920s,... more
Hornberger, G. O.
Music Division | JPB 06-37
9.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
This collection contains materials related to concert cellist and music professor Gustave Otto Hornberger. The materials primarily consist of scores created by Hornberger. There is a small amount of material documenting Hornberger's concert schedule.
Langstroth, Ivan, 1887-1971
Music Division | JPB 06-46
23.5 linear feet (36 boxes)
The American composer Ivan Langstroth had a successful career as a teacher, organist, pianist and composer in the United States and Europe. His papers consist mostly of his scores and sketches, with a small set of personal papers.
Becker, John J.
Music Division | JPB 04-27
24.25 linear feet (61 boxes)
John J. Becker was the only Midwestern member of a group of ultramodernist American composers known as the “American Five”. He was known for his use of difficult techniques of counterpoint and harmony. Becker’s most important works include more
Holler, John, 1904-
Music Division | JPB 06-36
2 linear feet (3 boxes)
John Holler (1904-1977) was an organist and choir director from New York City. He performed in churches for most of his career, occasionally participating in secular concerts, as well. Holler also composed and arranged music for the organ. The... more
Wilson, John W., 1927-1992
Music Division | JPB 04-6
7 linear feet (22 boxes)
The John Wilson papers document his career as a composer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection contains scores dating from Wilson’s college years in the early 1950s, materials relating to his career as a dancer and a teacher and other... more
Watts, John, 1930-1982
Music Division | JPB 06-67
11 linear feet (16 boxes, 2 oversized)
The John Watts Papers span the years 1947-1982 and contain scores, correspondence, teaching materials, writings and photographs pertaining to the career of this noted composer.
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
Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990
Music Division | JPB 04-33
17 linear feet (33 flat boxes)
Jay Gorney was a composer, writing for the stage, screen, and television from the mid-1920s through the late 1960s, and a teacher and lecturer in musical comedy and theater. This collection consists of published scores from his earliest student... more
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Music Division | JPB 00-42
13 linear feet. (22 boxes)
The Leo Smit collection contains scores, correspondence, and research materials from the prolific composer and performer, Leo Smit.
Rizo, Marco
Music Division | JPB 03-2
13.43 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Marco Rizo Papers document Rizo’s career, from his early piano performances in Cuba, to orchestrating the Desi Arnaz Band, and on through introducing Latin music to public school children.
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