Scope and arrangement
The bulk of the collection dates from 1938-1962. It had been supplemented (through Lotte Walter Lindt's efforts) with reproductions of Walter's correspondence to various recipients. Most of Walter's pre-1938 correspondence was lost during wartime bombing (Lindt, Bruno Walter Briefe, p. 1). Correspondents with more than 10 items include Paul Badura-Skoda, Rudolf Bing, Karl Böhm, Adrian Boult, Van Cliburn, Kathleen Ferrier, Lotte Lehmann, Goddard Lieberson, Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Thomas Mann, Daniel Gregory Mason, David Oppenheim, Hans Pfitzner, Wolfgang Streseman, Heinz Tietjen, Arturo Toscanini, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Records, Decca Record Company, Gustav Fischer Verlag, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, and Wiener Philharmoniker.
The The Bruno Walter papers are arranged in eighteen series:
Items on display in the Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Microfilm is the preferred mode of access to Series 1-9 of the Bruno Walter Papers.
Reel 1: Series 1, folders 1-61
Reel 2: Series 1, folders 62-132
Reel 3: Series 1, folders 133-203
Reel 4: Series 1, folders 204-265
Reel 5: Series 1, folders 266-332
Reel 6: Series 1, folders 333-399
Reel 7: Series 1, folders 400-461
Reel 8: Series 1, folders 462-524
Reel 9: Series 1, folders 525-590
Reel 10: Series 1, folders 591-649
Reel 11: Series 2
Reel 12: Series 3 through 8; Series 9, Scrapbook 1
Reel 13: Series 9, Scrapbooks 2-3