Scope and arrangement
The Elliott Carter papers, dating from 1945 to 1995, hold correspondence, photographs, an undated interview transcript, clippings, concert programs, and Carter’s 1994 Grammy nomination medal.
Programs and clippings documenting performances in the United States and Europe comprise the bulk of the collection, and date from 1945 to 1995. Most date from the 1980s and 1990s.
Correspondence dates from 1955 to 1995, though most is from the 1980s and 1990s. Notable correspondents include Henry Brant, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Carl Pforzheimer, Nicolas Bacri, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the National Endowment for the Arts (regarding the National Medal of Arts), Indiana University, the University of Chicago, and Associated Music Publishers .
The photographs show Carter visiting a 1974 exhibit of his manuscripts at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by format.