Scope and arrangement
The Alexander Chesnokov Papers consist of 8.5 linear feet of material dating from 1899 to 1962. They consist primarily of published and unpublished vocal, piano and orchestral music scores, libretti, and manuscripts of his work Theory of Sound -- Colour Synaesthetics. Delsarte' Theory of Analogies applied to Music and Colour.
The Alexander Chesnokov papers are arranged in four series:
- 1899-1941, undated
This series contain: published and unpublished music piano and vocal scores by Alexander Chesnokov as well as other composers.
- 1906-1938, undated
This series contain: manuscripts of Chesnokov's librettos and his book Theory of Sound-Colour Synaesthetics, as well as published scores.
- 1916-1962, undated
This series contain: articles from Russian newspapers dedicated to the Chesnokov works; program with his performance; lyrics by unknown authors in Russian, French, and English.
- 1926-1927, undated
This series contain: art works by Chesnokov and holograph manuscript of his Symphony.