Found 31 collections related to Composers -- United States

Zukofsky, Paul
Music Division | JPB 92-57
27 items
In advance of Perspectives of New Music's forum on problems and discrepancies in conventional notation practice, American violinist and composer Paul Zukofsky sent a questionnaire using the organization's letterhead to 70 composers. He received 25... more
Edmunds, John, 1913-1986
Music Division | JPB 96-24
.5 cu. ft.
More than 350 letters between John Edmunds and many important compossers and other musicians of the day, with the bulk of the letters dated 1960. A very few other papers include programs, minutes of organizations, and brochures. Besides Peter... more
Druckman, Jacob, 1928-1996
Music Division | JPB 00-1
57 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Jacob Druckman Collection documents the life and career of Jacob Druckman (1928-1996), a Pulitzer-prize winning composer, educator, and organizer of the New York Philharmonic's Horizons series of new music concerts. The collection, assembled... more
Simons, Netty
Music Division | JPB 92-73
7 cu. ft. (19 boxes)
Netty Simons (née Rothenberg) was an American composer as well as pianist and teacher. She was born in New York City on October 26, 1913 and received her early musical training from the Third Street Music School where she taught from 1928-1933.... more
Oldham, Kevin, 1960-1993
Music Division | JPB 13-35
1.6 linear feet (5 boxes)
Kevin Oldham (1960-1993) was an American composer and pianist. The Kevin Oldham papers, dating from 1984 to 1997, document Oldham's life and career through personal and professional correspondence, subject files, publicity files, photographs, and... more
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Music Division | JPB 13-30
3.54 linear feet (10 boxes)
Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) was an American composer and producer, well known for his collaborations with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Richard Rodgers music papers contain scrapbooks, published vocal scores, and drafts of... more
Maisel, Edward
Music Division | JPB 14-22
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Edward Maisel (b. 1917) was the author of Charles T. Griffes: The Life of an American Composer. The Edward Maisel research files on Charles T. Griffes, dating from 1904 to 1985, primarily hold correspondence between Maisel and individuals who knew... more
Bell, Larry, 1952-
Music Division | JPB 15-69
5.62 linear feet (15 boxes)
Larry Bell (born 1952) is an American composer and pianist. The Larry Bell papers, dating from 1965 to 2013, document the composer's career through published scores, sketches, programs, clippings, correspondence, subject files, writings, and... more
American Composers Alliance
Music Division | JPB 90-97
.2 linear feet
The American Composers Alliance, a publishing and service organization owned and operated by composers, was founded in 1938 to promote the interests of American composers. Minutes of the Board of Governors, executive committee, and general... more
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 122
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Composer; cornetist; bandleader and publisher, W.C. Handy's fame rests upon his work as a composer. Handy wrote and published more than 150 songs and arrangements of folksongs, mainly spirituals and blues. The popularity of Handy's songs helped to... more
Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Music Division | JPB 14-25
1.05 linear feet (3 boxes)
Elliott Carter (1908-2012) was one of the most accomplished and respected composers of the 20th century. The Elliott Carter papers, dating from 1946 to 1995, hold correspondence, photographs, an undated interview transcript, clippings, concert... more
Gilbert, Ralph
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 378
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ralph Gilbert was an American pianist and composer. The Ralph Gilbert papers hold scores, lecture and course notes, and writings. There is also a note from Iris Mabry, along with some photographs and clippings documenting her career.
Fryer, Katharine Homer, 1907-
Music Division | JPB 09-3
58.3 linear feet (84 boxes)
The Louise Homer Collection extensively documents the lives and careers of Louise and Sidney Homer, as well as the history of their extended family. It was assembled by Katharine Homer Fryer, one of the Homers' twin daughters. The collection... more
Dodge, Charles, 1942-
Music Division | JPB 06-7
30.75 linear feet (41 boxes)
The collection reflects Charles Dodge's years at the City University of New York, where he founded the Center For Computer Music. It includes his most famous work, Earth's Magnetic Field, and a series of tests conducted... more
Labunski, Felix, 1892-1979
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-42
Felix Labunski was a Polish born American composer. He studied with Lucjan Marczewski and Witold Maliszewski at the Warsaw Conservatory (1922-24) and with Paul Dukas, Nadia Boulanger (composition) and Georges Migot (musicology) at the Ecole... more
Braun, Edith Evans, 1887-1976
Music Division | JPB 91-96
The Edith Evans Braun Collection highlights the history of American music in the early and mid twentieth century. The collection shows various details of the lives and careers of notable music figures of the period through the memoirs and diaries... 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
Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919-2013
Music Division | JPB 02-5
5.36 linear feet (15 boxes)
Jacob Avshalomov, composer, was born in China in 1919, but immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1937. He studied in Los Angeles with Ernst Toch, at the Eastman School of Music with Bernard Rogers, and at Tanglewood with Aaron Copland. Avshalomov spent the... more
Levitzki, Mischa, 1898-1941
Music Division | JPB 04-18
3.34 linear feet (5 boxes)
Mischa Levitzki was one of the most popular American pianists of his era. The collection contains materials related to his work; including scores (published and manuscript), a scrapbook (photocopy), a leaflet, a poster, a program, a music journal,... more
Balbo, Giuseppe Cesare
Music Division | JPB 06-18
10 linear feet (8 boxes)
Giuseppe Cesare Balbo was an Italian conductor, critic and music teacher who eventually moved to, and taught in, New York City. The collection is primarily scores – both original manuscripts composed by Balbo and those that he copied and/or... more
Howe, Mary, 1882-1964
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-18
These noncommercial sound recordings were collected by Mary Howe and primarily consist of her own compositions, in particular her vocal and chamber works. Several performances feature Mary Howe as pianist or accompanist. Additional performers... more
Kraus, Milton
Music Division | JPB 06-43
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk is the focus of this collection created by Milton M. Kraus. In his paper Louis Moreau Gottschalk: An Exploratory Study, Kraus discusses Gottschalk's musical compositions.
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 98-16
Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997) was an American composer and teacher. Born in Wells, MN, he studied at the University of Minnesota with Donald Ferguson, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger,and at Harvard with Edward Burlingame Hill. He also studied with... more
Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008
Music Division | JPB 00-5
33.55 linear feet (66 boxes)
Norman Dello Joio is a pianist, organist, educator and a Pulitzer Prize winning composer. The collection contains materials related to his work; including business related correspondence (from individuals and institutes), personal papers... more
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 92-36
257 sound tape reels, analog; 257 sound tape reels, analog
Collection of 257 reel-to-reel tapes of Luening's works (primarily from the late 50s, 60s, and 70s), performed by various performers and groups, as well as works written by others (students and associates of Luening). Also includes recordings of... more
Chapman, William Rogers, 1855-1935
Music Division | JPB 06-27
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The William Rogers Chapman Papers contain a biography, and materials relating to the Rubinstein Club, dating from 1921-1938.
Ronell, Ann
Music Division | JPB 02-1
8.5 linear feet (26 boxes)
Ann Ronell was a songwriter and lyricist who had an extensive career working on film scores and in musical theater in numerous capacities. The Papers include material pertaining to her professional activities along with some personal... more
Kalmanoff, Martin, 1920-2007
Music Division | JPB 07-10
59.6 linear feet (126 boxes)
The Martin Kalmanoff Papers document the career of an American composer of operas, musicals, choral works, religious services and popular song. The papers consist of scores, correspondence, financial and business papers, writings, notes, concert... more
Mundy, John, 1886-1971
Music Division | JPB 06-50
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
John Mundy (1886-1971) was a cellist and orchestra manager at The Metropolitan Opera, as well as a composer. The John Mundy Papers contain professional documentation of his career, with an emphasis on his compositions, especially more
LaChiusa, Michael John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2015-017
31.95 linear feet (79 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 tube); 237.1 mb (972 computer files)
Michael John LaChiusa is an American composer, lyricist, and librettist working in musical theater and opera. His papers (1970s-2015) document the development and performance of his original operas and musicals, his collaborations with other... more