Scope and arrangement
The Frank Wigglesworth Papers document Wigglesworth's life and career. The collection was assembled by Wigglesworth over the course of his lifetime, and includes musical scores, correspondence, clippings, programs, miscellaneous papers, iconography, and books. Correspondents include Henry and Sidney Cowell, Lou Harrison, Otto Luening, Virgil Thomson, and Edgard Varèse among many others. Maurice Sendak and Adlai Stevenson are represented by one letter each. Lou Harrison's letter of February 12, 1952, contains the autograph score of his Serenade for Guitar, spontaneously composed for Wigglesworth. Series A/4 contains other autograph scores by Harrison and by Otto Luening, a manuscript score by Vittorio Rieti, and reproductions of manuscript scores by Paul Arma, Chester Biscardi, Edward V. Bonnemere, Richard Brooks, John Cage, Gerald C. Chenoweth, Edward T. Cone, Stefania M. De Kenessey, Aaron Einbond, Daniel S. Godfrey, Daron Aric Hagen, Jose Halac, Reiko Ito, Barbara Kolb, Robert Maggio, Denman Maroney, Henry Martin, Lucas Mason, Richard Owen, Peter Phillips, David L. Post, David Rakowski, Loren Rush, Marvin Salzberg, John Sembret, Davy Temperley, Virgil Thomson, Brian Wilson, Marilyn Ziffrin, and Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Sound recordings originally with the collection are now housed in the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.