Scope and arrangement
The Albert Stoessel papers, Additions, date from 1915 to 1955. They primarily hold lecture texts, course syllabi, and other teaching material for classes taught at New York University or the Juilliard School, as well as texts of public lectures. They also contain small portions of biographical papers, photographs, and correspondence.
Course and lecture topics include the art of conducting; composers such as Mendelssohn, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven; orchestration; choral activity in the United States; an argument for opera sung in English; and musical forms and styles.
The biographical papers contain clippings, promotional biographies and press quotes, and the program for Stoessel's memorial service. The correspondence is mostly between Stoessel and the institutions at which he taught, and includes a letter from Walter Damrosch. The photographs contain publicity portraits and an image of Stoessel conducting the chorus and orchestra of the Worcester Music Festival.
Collection content dating from after Stoessel's death (a few clippings, the memorial program, and one piece of correspondence), was added by Stoessel's son, Fredric.
The collection is arranged in four divisions: Biographical Papers, Correspondence, Photographs, and Teaching Papers and Lectures.