Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of clippings (photocopied for preservation), fliers, brochures, programs, correspondence, and other papers. Although there is some very early material, the bulk of the collection dates from the years 1942-1947. Much material is about the 1942 rift and the reconstituted quartets which followed it. Problems with a debt recur for several years as Léner believes it to have been paid when it was not, and there are other financial and legal matters concerning his former colleagues. Léner's attempts to become a British subject form another recurring subject. Among the miscellaneous papers are two short biographical essays: reminiscences of Léner in first-person, but probably dictated and transcribed by Léner's wife Elizabeth; and a short memoir written by her which includes some of the same episodes in very similar language.
Correspondence is in English and Spanish, while other material is in Spanish, English, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, and Dutch.
For further material about the Lener Quartet, see the Music Division's Clipping File.