Scope and arrangement
The collection contains works which display a wide variety of Finney's compositional styles, as well as works by other composers such as Grant Belgarian, Alban Berg, Lee Eitzen, Arthur Honneger, Peter Mennin, Robert Oboussier, Francis Poulenc, Arnold Schoenberg, Wayne Slawson, and George Wilson.
Prominent performers and conductors represented in the collection are: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Cleveland Orchestra; Howard Hanson; Gregg Smith Singers; Karel Husa; Karen Keys; John McCollum; Yehudi Menuhin; Philadelphia Orchestra; Gunther Schuler; Harvey Sollberger ; Robert Willoughby and the Yaddo Orchestra. Because of Finney's close association with the University of Michigan, many of the university's performing groups are also represented in the collection.
Many recordings represented in this collection have never been commercially produced.
The Ross Lee Finney collection : sound and video recordings are arranged in four series:
This series includes works written, or thought to be written by Finney. This is the largest series within the collection.
The series includes works written, or thought to be written by composers other than Finney. Most items in this series are not attributed to any particular date.
The series includes recordings which are unidentifiable due to the lack of documentation. Most items in this series have not been attributed to any specific date.
The series consists of lectures given by Finney. These items have not been attributed to any specific date.