Collections in Music Division

Abell, Arthur M., 1868-1958
Music Division | JOB 88-4
6 cubic ft. (17 boxes)
Correspondence (chiefly 1905-1958) including ca. 1000 autograph letters collected by Mr. Abell; mss. of articles and book chapters; concert programs; newspaper and magazine clippings; calling cards; photographs and other pictures including more... more
Affelder, Paul B., 1915-
Music Division | JPB 06-70
9.06 linear feet (13 boxes)
Paul B. Affelder (1915-1975) was a music critic and the founder of Program Note Service. The collection consists primarily of Affelder’s writings, as well as press releases, programs and other promotional materials compiled by Affelder from the... more
Ager, Milton, 1893-1979
Music Division | JPB 82-75 no. 8
1 ms. score (12 items in 1 box), 53 x 43 x 8 cm; 1 ms. score (12 items in 1 box), 53 x 43 x 8 cm
Allison, John, b. 1893
Music Division | JPB 86-3
John Allison was an American singer, composer, lyricist, and collector of folk songs. Folk songs, chiefly lyrics only, including songs for Space way ballads and Katonah; correspondence, radio scripts, clippings, scrapbooks, brochures, and... more
Altschuler, Modest, 1873-1963
Music Division | JPB 13-07
4 linear feet (16 boxes)
The Modest Altschuler scores primarily hold music performed by the Russian Symphony Orchestra, including original published editions by notable Russian composers, as well as arrangements and original music by Altschuler.
Alvary, Lorenzo, 1909-1996
Music Division | JPB 06-16
8 linear feet (14 boxes)
This collection contains materials related to the Metropolitan Opera’s basso singer Lorenzo Alvary. In addition to the many photographs and clippings, there are several legal documents, correspondence and production materials relating to his... 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
American Composers Orchestra
Music Division | JPB 87-66
Since its founding in 1977, the American Composers Orchestra has devoted itself exclusively to American orchestral repertoire of the 20th century. Dennis Russell Davies is its principal conductor. 35 programs and 15 brochures, comprising the... more
American Music Center (New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 13-39
7.26 linear feet (27 boxes)
The American Music Center was a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creation, performance, and appreciation of new American music. For much of its history, one of its principal activities was the creation of a research and... more
American Musicological Society. Greater New York Chapter
Music Division | JOB 74-1
various pieces, 25 cm; various pieces, 25 cm
Antek, Samuel
Music Division | JPB 11-13
3.94 linear feet (7 boxes, 3 other items)
Samuel Antek (1908-1958) was an orchestra conductor, musical director, violinist and author best known for his well-received memoir about the internationally famous orchestra conductor Arturo Toscanini, This Was... more
Antheil, George, 1900-1959
Music Division | JPB 94-1
George Antheil was an American composer. In the 1920's he was involved in the avant-garde scene in Paris and composed ultra-modern music, then wrote more accessible operas and orchestral works, and finally moved to Hollywood and composed film... more
Antheil, George, 1900-1959
Music Division | JPB 91-41
1 item
George Antheil was an American composer. Antheil promises to send a picture and speaks of his hope "to express the very soul, smell, and spirituality of his native land for the first time in music.".
Arnstein, Arnold
Music Division | JPB 91-60
This collection contains scores from the office of Arnold Arnstein, one of the leading music copyists in New York City.
Artec Consultants, Inc
Music Division | JPB 91-49
11 technical drawings, 3 col, 28x44 cm; 11 technical drawings, 3 col, 28x44 cm; 4 photoprints, 3 col, 21 x 26 cm; 4 photoprints, 3 col, 21 x 26 cm
Artec Consultants, Inc., provides interdisciplinary consulting services for buildings for the performing arts, and basic design services for theatres, opera houses, concert halls, recital halls and related facilities. Drawings for the Philadelphia... more
Aston Magna Foundation for Music
Music Division | JPB 06-17
2.17 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Aston Magna Foundation for Music Records consist of office files that document the first years of the Foundation, a pioneering American organization for the study and promotion of early music. Established in 1972 by Albert Fuller and Lee... more
Auber, Stefan
Music Division | JPB 13-05
3.43 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Stefan Auber papers hold concert programs, images, scrapbooks, clippings, scores, promotional material, touring files, posters, and correspondence. The collection primarily documents the cellist's life and career from 1920 until the... more
Auerbach, Alfred, d. 1873
Music Division | JOB 91-1
This collection contains responses to Auerbach's questionnaire concerning whether Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal should be performed outside of Bayreuth.
Auerbach, Cynthia
Music Division | JPB 06-72
7 linear feet (11 boxes)
The Cynthia Auerbach Papers contain director’s notes, programs, and props lists for many of the productions mounted by this prolific opera stage director from 1968 to 1986.
Avshalomov, Aaron, 1894-1965
Music Division | JPB 89-35
95 items of ms. music in 41 folders, 34 cm. or smaller; 95 items of ms. music in 41 folders, 34 cm. or smaller
Avshalomov, Jacob, 1919-
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
Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990
Music Division | JPB 88-24
Ernst Bacon, 1898-1990, was an American composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. 1 ALS, 1962, and 30 ALS, 1972-1976, to John Edmunds discussing the Bacon-Edmunds collaboration on a radio skit, Watergate (performed 11-2-72 on Station KPFA,... 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
Baldwin, S. Atkinson (Samuel Atkinson), 1862-1949
Music Division | JPB 83-19
This collection contains works composed by Samuel Baldwin, organist, teacher, and composer.
Bampton, Rose
Music Division | JOB 89-2
.3 cu. ft.
Holograph musical scores by various composers including extensive sketches and drafts of Chausson's Symphony in B♭ major and single pages from works by Dukas, d'Indy, and Montemezzi; Toscanini's own works composed as a student, ca. 1882-1884,... more
Banat, Gabriel
Music Division | JPB 11-21
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Contains clippings, programs, letters and telegrams (some in photocopy) concerning the New York Philharmonic's strike and strike tour of Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, compiled by Gabriel Banat. Also contains statements from orchestra... more
Banat, Gabriel
Music Division | JPB 12-16
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Gabriel Banat is an American violinist who played for many years with the New York Philarmonic. He was born in Transylvania, Romania in 1926, eventually moving to Hungary. At the age of eight, he was discovered by Béla Bartók, who... more
Barker, Thomas E., 1954-1988
Music Division | JPB 11-20
4.68 linear feet (16 boxes)
The papers of Thomas E. Barker (1954-1988), an American composer, contain his scores, composition catalogs, correspondence, biographical and performance listing files, and files documenting Zaccho, Inc., his publishing company.
Barnes, Harold
Music Division | JPB 95-4
0.94 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Harold Barnes was a record collector. Walter Schmucker was a collector.
Baron, Carol
Music Division | JPB 13-20
1.51 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Carol Baron research papers on Stefan Wolpe document Baron's research toward a never-completed biography of the composer. The papers hold correspondence from Wolpe, interview transcripts, notes, photographs, score and lecture manuscripts,... more