Found 50 collections related to New York (N.Y.)

Randolph, David
Music Division | JPB 11-16
13.35 linear feet (42 boxes, 1 tube, 1 other item)
Conductor, radio host, and music educator David Randolph (1914-2010) was an active member of the New York classical music community. He served as musical director of the Randolph Singers, the Masterwork Chorus, and The St. Cecilia Chorus and was a... more
Trier, Carola S.
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 266
7.32 linear feet (15 boxes)
Carola Strauss Trier (1913-2000) was a dancer, acrobat, and roller-skating contortionist who worked closely with Joseph Pilates to develop and popularize the Pilates Method. Her papers, which date from 1932 to 2000, document her early life, her... more
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 475
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Carnegie Corporation was founded in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to continue his philanthropic work after his death. In 1901 Carnegie offered the City of New York 5.2 million dollars to establish a branch library system. The collection consists of... more
Oldham, Kevin, 1960-1993
Music Division | JPB 13-35
1.6 linear feet (5 boxes)
Kevin Oldham (1960-1993) was an American composer and pianist. The Kevin Oldham papers, dating from 1984 to 1997, document Oldham's life and career through personal and professional correspondence, subject files, publicity files, photographs, and... more
Weidman, Charles
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 320
3.4 linear feet (9 boxes)
Charles Weidman (1901-1975) was a dancer, choreographer, and teacher known for his roles as a member of the Denishawn Company, and later for founding his own companies: the Humphrey-Weidman Concert Company, Theatre Dance Company, and An Expression... more
Effrat, John, approximately 1908-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-124
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
John Effrat (1908-1965) was a stage and production manager for Broadway, Off-Broadway and special events. The scripts, dated 1950s to 1960s, are from his theatrical and other stage productions. The remaining material relates to the Broadway Show... more
Stevens, Nan
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-015
1.3 linear feet (1 box, 4 volumes)
Nan Stevens was a secretary for Beatrice Lillie (1894-1989), the stage and movie actor. The collection, dated 1948 to 1961, documents Lillie's career through correspondence, photographs and scrapbooks. There are also two scrapbooks compiled about... more
Matheson, Katy
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S)*MGZMD317
24.82 linear feet (60 boxes)
Katy Page Matheson (1948-2005) was an American editor, writer, performer, teacher, and dance historian. The Katy Matheson papers (1960-2003) reflect Matheson's professional work, as well as her graduate work in dance history. To a limited extent,... more
Myers, Henry, 1893-1975
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-MSS 2012-016
9.56 linear feet (26 boxes)
Henry Myers (1893-1975) was an American writer and lyricist who wrote in many genres of fiction including plays, musicals, motion pictures, revues, and novels. Before becoming a writer, Myers was a composer and classical pianist. The Henry Myers... more
Parker, Errol
Music Division | JPB 14-01
.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Errol Parker (née Raphael Shecroun, 1925-1998) was a jazz pianist, drummer, composer, arranger, and bandleader. The Errol Parker scores, dating from 1982 to ca. 1998, mainly contain compositions and arrangements Parker created for the tentet he... more
Helbig, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1870-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22943
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Richard E. Helbig was a New York Public Library employee who worked with the German-American collection. His papers (1896-1938) are comprised of articles authored by Helbig; correspondence; bibliographic reports; and notes on the library's German... more
Busch, Charles
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2015-031
9.07 linear feet (22 boxes)
Charles Busch (1954- ) is a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, actor, and drag performer best known for his Tony-nominated Broadway production, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. The Charles Busch papers date from 1967... more
Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23209
56.58 linear feet (127 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 oversized folders); 419.23 mb (504 computer files)
The Joseph Mitchell papers (1838-2011) primarily relate to Mitchell's career as a journalist and New Yorker writer and his proclivity to document life in New York City. The collection is comprised of correspondence,... more
Amram, David
Music Division | JPB 14-29
74.92 linear feet (114 boxes, 33 volumes, 3 oversized folders, 2 tubes)
David Amram (born 1930) is an American composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist active in classical, jazz, and folk music. The David Amram papers, dating from 1937 to 2011, most strongly represent his career path from the 1950s through the... more
Pretzfeld family
Music Division | JPB 14-15
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Ray and Robert Pretzfeld were patrons of music. They were friendly with many musicians and, with their wives, hosted private performances in their homes. The Pretzfeld family papers date from 1924 to 1994. They hold two guestbooks and two... more
Wieder, Gertrude
Music Division | JPB 14-10
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Gertrude Wieder (1893-1968) was an American contralto singer who performed in opera and solo recitals in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her scrapbook documents her career from 1920 to 1933.
Eves, Samuel Russell
Music Division | JPB 14-09
.75 linear feet (3 boxes); 56.32 kb (1 computer files)
Samuel Russell Eves (1903-1997) was a composer, vocalist, voice teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. The Samuel Russell Eves papers, dating from 1925 to 1998, contain scores for over 70 compositions by Eves.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 14-11
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world’s premiere opera companies for well over a century. Its series of live Saturday matinee radio broadcasts began in 1931, featuring host Milton Cross. The Metropolitan Opera radio scripts date from... more
Feigin, Joel
Music Division | JPB 13-40
18.3 linear feet (55 boxes); 260.5 kb (3 computer files)
Joel Feigin (1951- ) is an American composer who studied with Roger Sessions and Nadia Boulanger. The Joel Feigin papers, dating from 1958 to 2010, document his career and education. They hold scores, professional and professional files, and... more
Müller, F. F.
Music Division | JPB 14-28
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
F. F. Müller was an organist, choral arranger, and choir director. The F. F. Müller choral scores date from the late 19th century and consist primarily of liturgical music for mixed choirs or male choruses.
Petrides, Frédérique, 1903-1983
Music Division | JPB 14-27
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Frédérique Petrides (1903-1983) was a violinist, conductor, teacher, publisher, and pioneering advocate for women in music. The Frédérique Petrides papers, Additions, dating from 1918 to 1983, contain personal correspondence between Petrides and... more
Lehac, Ned, 1899-1999
Music Division | JPB 14-07
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Ned Lehac (née Ned Levin, 1900-1999) was a composer who contributed to several Broadway revues between 1930 and 1942. The Ned Lehac papers, dating from 1920 to 1997, document Lehac’s music career through scores, correspondence, performance... more
Smalls, Charlie
Music Division | JPB 14-06
2.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Charlie Smalls (1943-1987) was a composer and songwriter best known for writing the lyrics and music for the Broadway musical The Wiz (1974). The Charlie Smalls scores for The Wiz date from 1974 and contain piano-conductor scores and parts used... more
Rose, Sidney
Music Division | JOB 14-02
.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Sidney Rose collection of Gilbert and Sullivan memorabilia dates from 1865 to 1950. It contains clippings, posters, programs, photographs, and color souvenir cards pertaining to performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operas on the east coast of... more
Sommer, Susan T.
Music Division | JPB 14-19
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Susan Thiemann (Suki) Sommer (1935-2008) was an American music librarian, teacher, and scholar. The Susan T. Sommer papers, dating from 1965 to 1987, primarily document her activities in the Music Library Association and her teaching career at the... more
Avakian, George
Music Division | JPB 14-28
46.83 linear feet (118 boxes, 6 oversized folders); 112.82 mb (33 computer files)
George Mesrop Avakian (born 1919) is an American music producer, artist manager, writer, and educator best known for his work with artists such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Cage, Alan Hovhaness, Keith Jarrett, Sonny... more
Mason, Edward T. (Edward Tuckerman), 1847-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-041
3.04 linear feet (1 box, 13 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Edward Tuckerman Mason (1847-1911) was an American literary and drama critic. The Edward Tuckerman Mason papers, 1833 to 1914, consist of 15 scrapbooks and a file of letters.
Kidder, Edward E., 1846-1927
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-103
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Edward E. Kidder scripts, dated c. 1883 to 1911, document his career as a playwright for Broadway and touring companies.
Gnys, Charles, d. 1986
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-015
3.2 linear feet (7 boxes, 2 volumes)
Charles Gnys (d. 1986) was a director and manager of the Playwrights Unit. The Charles Gnys papers hold agreements, clippings, letters, notebooks, photographs, playbills, and scripts.
Price, Sherill, 1935-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-132
1.9 linear feet (5 boxes)
Lois Holmes (1899-1986) and Sherill Price (1935- ) were actors who worked mostly on Broadway and Off-Broadway. The scripts, dated c. 1938 to 1978, mainly document Lois Holmes' career in the theatre.
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