Scope and arrangement
The George Perle letters to Paul Lansky consist of approximately .41 linear feet of material. The letters date from July 1969 to October 1973 and are arranged chronologically in a single series. Perles exchange with Lansky centers on his study of the twelve-tone method and his attempts to explore what he perceived as modal and tonal relationships within the framework of atonality. Perles letters are mostly typewritten, with some holograph, originals and Lanskys are all copies. Some of the items are in fragile condition and have been encapsulated for preservation.