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American-Scandinavian Foundation
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-23
175 sound recordings, analog; 175 sound recordings, analog
These noncommercial spoken word and music recordings concerning Scandinavia were collected under the auspices of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Most of the spoken word recordings consist of panel discussions in English hosted by William... more
Barton, James, 1902-1962
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L(Special) 97-05
270 sound recordings, analog; 270 sound recordings, analog; 2, analog acetate, 16 in.; 2, analog acetate, 16 in.; 81, analog acetate, 12 in.; 81, analog acetate, 12 in.; 95, analog acetate, 10 in.; 95, analog acetate, 10 in.; 9, analog acetate, 9 in.; 9,
James Barton was a character actor and veteran of burlesque and Broadway. Collection includes sound recordings of many radio and television programs that Barton performed in, as well as private recordings of interviews, songs, and theatrical... more
Branscombe, Gena
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-20
162 sound recordings, analog; 162 sound recordings, analog
The Gena Branscombe collection contains noncommercial recordings primarily of radio broadcasts made by the Branscombe Choral from 1935-1954, and of works by Gena Branscombe performed by other choral groups, soloists, and instrumentalists. Among... more
Chapman, Gilbert W.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-36
17 sound discs, analog; 17 sound discs, analog; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 11, analog aluminum and glass-based acetate, 10 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 6, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.
Gilbert W. Chapman was a business executive in New York City who served as Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The New York Public Library. The collection consists of noncommercial sound... more
Collegiate Chorale.
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 93-30
62 sound recordings, analog; 62 sound recordings, analog; 27, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 27, analog aluminum-based acetate, 12 in.; 15, analog, 10 in.; 15, analog, 10 in.; 17, analog, 7 in.; 17, analog, 7 in.; 3, analog; 3, analog
The Collegiate Chorale was named after the space in which it held its first rehearsals: the Marble Collegiate Church. It was founded in 1941 by Robert Shaw, and has since had performances with many notable conductors including Toscanini, Beecham,... more
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-33
These noncommercial music and spoken word recordings were collected by Henry Cowell and primarily consist of his own compositions and lectures, as well as numerous field recordings of folk and ethnic music. Additional recordings contain music by... more
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 98-16
Ross Lee Finney (1906-1997) was an American composer and teacher. Born in Wells, MN, he studied at the University of Minnesota with Donald Ferguson, in Paris with Nadia Boulanger,and at Harvard with Edward Burlingame Hill. He also studied with... more
Flagstad, Kirsten, 1895-1962
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-32
75 sound tape reels, analog; 75 sound tape reels, analog; 73; 2
These tapes constitute a large portion of the noncommercial recordings collected by Flagstad of her own performances and interviews. Recordings originating from Norway include Flagstad's farewell concert of December 12, 1953, and fourteen tapes... more
Gray, Charles D., 1928-2000
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-26
87 sound discs, analog; 87 sound discs, analog
The collection largely consists of reference recordings of NBC Symphony Orchestra broadcasts and rehearsals made for Gray's review, which date from April 1948 to August 1952. Most of these were conducted by Arturo Toscanini, which have been... more
Hayton, Lennie, 1908-1971
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-16
297 sound discs, analog; 297 sound discs, analog
Lennie Hayton was a jazz pianist, composer, conductor, and arranger active from the 1920's through the 1960's. Hayton worked on a number of radio programs, including Lucky Strike's Your Hit Parade (1935), and the Ed Wynn Show (1936). He was... more
Howe, Mary, 1882-1964
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-18
These noncommercial sound recordings were collected by Mary Howe and primarily consist of her own compositions, in particular her vocal and chamber works. Several performances feature Mary Howe as pianist or accompanist. Additional performers... more
Jacobi, Frederick, 1891-1952
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-39
Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952) was an American composer, conductor, and educator active in the early twentieth century. He was assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera (1913-1917), and taught composition at the Juilliard School of Music... more
Lawrence, A. F. R
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-21
ca; 3400 sound recordings
The collection contains both commercial and noncommercial discs and tapes. The commercial recordings include the complete set of Nation's Forum discs, Benito Mussolini's personal copy, bound and numbered, of his recorded speeches, Victor long play... more
Lawrence, A. F. R., 1922-1972
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 16-01
10.46 linear feet (23 boxes, 1 volume, 5 oversized folders)
Alton Forrest Raymond Lawrence (1922-1972) was a sound recording archivist, lawyer, and professional historian who established and organized the record library and company archive of Columbia Records, Inc. beginning in the early 1960s. The... more
Lawrence, Jerome, 1915-2004
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-03
747 sound discs, analog 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.; 747 sound discs, analog 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.; 52 sound tapes, analog; 52 sound tapes, analog; 31 sound tape, analog mono. 15 ips, 10 in.; 31 sound tape, analog mono. 15 ips, 10 in.; 346 sound tapes, analog, 7 in.;
The Lawrence and Lee collection includes a broad sample of the material that this important team created for radio, television, and the stage. Included in the collection are complete holdings for The Railroad hour, Favorite story, and Young love,... more
Little Orchestra Society
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-30
The collection consists of concert recordings, made for Mr. Scherman, from late 1947 to late 1957.
Luening, Otto, 1900-1996
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 92-36
257 sound tape reels, analog; 257 sound tape reels, analog
Collection of 257 reel-to-reel tapes of Luening's works (primarily from the late 50s, 60s, and 70s), performed by various performers and groups, as well as works written by others (students and associates of Luening). Also includes recordings of... more
Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-71
6 sound tapes, analog 7 1/2 ips 4 track mono, 10 in.; 6 sound tapes, analog 7 1/2 ips 4 track mono, 10 in.
Vito Marcantonio was a New York politician active from the early 1930's up to his death in 1954. He was a congressman for the 18th New York District from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939-1951. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City in 1949. He... more
McGuinn, Richard
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-13
583 sound tape reels, analog; 583 sound tape reels, analog; 505; 78
The collection consists of noncommercial recordings primarily of opera performances from 1936 to 1981 by major American and European houses, collected and in many cases recorded by Richard McGuinn. Opera houses represented include the Bayreuth... more
National Orchestral Association (U.S.)
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-10
26 linear feet sound discs; 322 sound tape reels, analog 7 1/2 ips, 10 in.; 322 sound tape reels, analog 7 1/2 ips, 10 in.; analog 33 rpm, 16 in.; analog 33 rpm, 16 in.; analog 33 rpm, 12 in.; analog 33 rpm, 12 in.
The collection consists of recordings of concerts and rehearsals of the National Ochestral Association between the years 1938 and 1968. The collection also includes intermission features with various soloists.
New York Philharmonic
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-51
243 sound recordings, analog; 243 sound recordings, analog
Orchestra based in New York, NY. The collection contains recordings taken off the air of concerts from 1934 through 1955. Included are recordings of concerts conducted by John Barbirolli, Guido Cantelli, Otto Klemperer, Efrem Kurtz, Hans Lange,... more
Paskman, Dailey
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 91-01
30 sound discs, analog; 30 sound discs, analog
Playwright and lyricist. Contains radio broadcast recordings, studio acetates, and performance recordings collected by Paskman of his works. Included are transcription recordings of the radio program Paramount movie parade (1933-1934); two... more
Peerce, Jan, 1904-1984
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 95-03
The collection contains non-commercial recordings of live and recorded performances and interviews of Jan Peerce spanning the years 1938-1983. The collection also features performers such as: singers Zinka Milanov, Roberta Peters, Leonard Warren,... more
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-28
American composer and pianist.
Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-50
The collection contains commercial and noncommercial sound recordings and noncommercial films and videos collected by Rosa Ponselle from 1926 to 1981, covering her career and retirement; recordings of memorial tributes to Ponselle were added to... more
Railroad Hour Radio Program
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-03
490 sound discs, analog 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.; 490 sound discs, analog 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.; 42 sound tapes, analog 7 1/2 ips 2 track mono, 7 in.; 42 sound tapes, analog 7 1/2 ips 2 track mono, 7 in.
The Railroad hour was a program which presented excerpts of famous musical comedies, as well as original stories, for radio audiences. Each half-hour episode of the program presented the highlights of one musical. Gordon MacRae was the host and... more
Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-52
The Leo Reisman collection contains primarily private acetate disc recordings of Reisman's radio performances of the 1930's, as well as Reisman's personal collection of commercial 78 rpm discs. Included among the noncommercial recordings are... more
Request Performance
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 88-03
31 sound discs, analog acetate 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.; 31 sound discs, analog acetate 33 1/3 rpm, 16 in.
Radio program which solicited programming requests from the listening audience. Listeners would write to the studio with ideas for skits, and the actors on the show would perform those skits on the air. Skits were written by Jerome Lawrence and... more
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 89-19
362 sound recordings, analog; 362 sound recordings, analog
The collection contains commercial discs and noncommercial recordings; the latter containing interviews with Rodgers and his family and friends, performances of his music by contemporary performers, as well as radio and television programs that... more
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound | *L (Special) 90-03
42 sound tape reels
These recordings, collected by Harrison W. Davis, offer a representative selection of addresses made by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his presidency. The bulk of the collection consists of sixteen of the thirty-one "Fireside Chats" (four... more