Scope and arrangement
The Jeanette B. Holland papers, dating from 1949 to 1976, contain Holland’s research notes, copies of Renaissance music manuscripts with her annotations, and copies of treatises or papers by other researchers with her notes. Topics of Holland’s research include the guitar music of Jan Antonin Losy and music for the lute. The research notes also hold correspondence with Josef Klima and notes on a manuscript cataloging project Holland worked on at the Music Division of The New York Public Library.
The papers hold Holland’s class assignments and notes taken for the three courses she took with Henry Cowell from 1949 to 1951 (Music Theory Advanced I and II, and Music of the World’s Peoples). These notes also contain correspondence with Sidney Cowell from the mid-1970s.
The collection contains two audio recordings. One is a rare, commercially-released vinyl disc of music by Orazio Benevoli, the other an open-reel tape of French lute pieces performed by Josef Klima. These pieces are held in manuscript form by the Music Division.
Inquiries regarding audio materials in the collection may be directed to the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound (firstname.lastname@example.org). Audio materials will be subject to preservation evaluation and migration prior to access.
The collection is in two divisions: Research on Early Music and Courses Taught by Henry Cowell.