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Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990
Music Division | JPB 04-33
17 linear feet (33 flat boxes)
Jay Gorney was a composer, writing for the stage, screen, and television from the mid-1920s through the late 1960s, and a teacher and lecturer in musical comedy and theater. This collection consists of published scores from his earliest student... more
Langstroth, Ivan, 1887-1971
Music Division | JPB 06-46
23.5 linear feet (36 boxes)
The American composer Ivan Langstroth had a successful career as a teacher, organist, pianist and composer in the United States and Europe. His papers consist mostly of his scores and sketches, with a small set of personal papers.
Hitchcock, H. Wiley (Hugh Wiley), 1923-2007
Music Division | JPB 09-5
29 linear feet (71 boxes)
H. Wiley Hitchcock, an American musicologist, was influential in advancing the study of American music in the United States. He was a noted scholar of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell, and the founder and longtime director of the Institute for the... more
Kohs, Ellis B., 1916-2000
Music Division | JPB 04-25
18 linear feet. (45 boxes)
Ellis Kohs was a composer of classical music. He is well known for his opera Amerika based upon the Franz Kafka novel by the same name. Kohs began his teaching career in 1946 with posts at the Kansas City Conservatory,... more
Kahn, Erich Itor, 1905-1956
Music Division | JPB 90-26
40 linear feet (80 boxes)
This bulk of the collection consist of manuscript copies, printed scores, parts, writings and correspondence belonging to the composer Erich Itor Kahn and his late wife Frida Kahn, who was a music teacher and a translator. Erich Itor Kahn was... more
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965
Music Division | JPB 00-03 [Text]
82.3 linear feet (203 boxes)
The Henry Cowell Papers document the composer’s life in great detail. They include scores, writings, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional material, clippings and articles, concert programs, teaching material, photographs,... more
Clarke, Henry Leland
Music Division | JPB 06-28
10 linear feet (24 boxes)
The majority of the collection consists of Henry Leland Clarke’s scores from 1929 to 1978. There are several drafts of many of the compositions in the collection. There is also correspondence, clippings, programs and other professional records,... more
Wehner, George B.
Music Division | JPB 06-68
29.08 linear feet (21 boxes)
The George Wehner Scores consist of original music created by the eccentric, but prolific composer, actor, writer, painter, and spiritualist, George Benjamin Wehner (1890-1970). After achieving some fame as a professional medium during the 1920s,... more
Schreiber, Frederick C.
Music Division | JPB 02-8
7.71 linear feet (31 boxes)
Frederick Schreiber was a prolific 20th century composer, choir director, and organist. The collection primarily consists of Schreiber’s original compositions, supplemented by arrangements he produced of other composers’ works, and a small amount... more
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Music Division | JPB 00-42
13 linear feet. (22 boxes)
The Leo Smit collection contains scores, correspondence, and research materials from the prolific composer and performer, Leo Smit.
Watts, John, 1930-1982
Music Division | JPB 06-67
11 linear feet (16 boxes, 2 oversized)
The John Watts Papers span the years 1947-1982 and contain scores, correspondence, teaching materials, writings and photographs pertaining to the career of this noted composer.
Wilson, John W., 1927-1992
Music Division | JPB 04-6
7 linear feet (22 boxes)
The John Wilson papers document his career as a composer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection contains scores dating from Wilson’s college years in the early 1950s, materials relating to his career as a dancer and a teacher and other... more
Rizo, Marco
Music Division | JPB 03-2
13.43 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Marco Rizo Papers document Rizo’s career, from his early piano performances in Cuba, to orchestrating the Desi Arnaz Band, and on through introducing Latin music to public school children.
Holler, John, 1904-
Music Division | JPB 06-36
2 linear feet (3 boxes)
John Holler (1904-1977) was an organist and choir director from New York City. He performed in churches for most of his career, occasionally participating in secular concerts, as well. Holler also composed and arranged music for the organ. The... more
Becker, John J.
Music Division | JPB 04-27
24.25 linear feet (61 boxes)
John J. Becker was the only Midwestern member of a group of ultramodernist American composers known as the “American Five”. He was known for his use of difficult techniques of counterpoint and harmony. Becker’s most important works include more
Macero, Teo, 1925-
Music Division | JPB 00-8
57.5 linear feet (76 boxes)
Teo Macero is a composer and music producer known primarily for his record production work for Columbia and CBS (now Sony) records from 1959 to 1975, and subsequently for his own company, M. Productions. The heart of the collection is Columbia... more
Finney, Ross Lee, 1906-1997
Music Division | JPB 04-15
25 linear feet (34 boxes)
The American composer Ross Lee Finney enjoyed a long, prolific and illustrious career. His papers document his life and career and consist of correspondence, professional writings and lectures, press clippings, concert programs, photographs, and... more
Barstow, Richard
Music Division | JPB 04-37
5.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
This collection contains manuscripts, manuscript copies, printed scores, and parts belonging to choreographer, director, dancer, and composer Richard Barstow, whose varied career included directing for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus,... more
Strilko, Anthony
Music Division | JPB 06-63
20 linear feet. (43 boxes)
Anthony Strilko was a noted American composer who worked primarily in song cycles and sacred music. His collection contains correspondence, programs, clippings, and primarily scores, both final and rough drafts.
Berger, Arthur, 1912-2003
Music Division | JPB 04-38
16.78 linear feet (45 boxes)
The Arthur Berger Papers contain primarily his analytical documentation of 20th century music, and his compositions from the 1940s-1990s.
Koty, Archie
Music Division | JPB 06-41
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Arthur Koty was a composer of orchestral music. The collection contains some of his work.
Steinert, Alexander, 1900-1982
Music Division | JPB 06-62
2.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
Alexander Lang Steinert (1900-1982) was a composer, conductor, and pianist who worked in television, film, and radio, as well as concert settings. The Alexander Steinert Papers consists primarily of the composer’s collection of published scores,... more
Royal, Ted, 1904-1981
Music Division | JPB 06-4
20 linear feet (40 boxes)
Ted Royal was an arranger and conductor and composer for Broadway musicals, radio programs, big bands and film. This collection consists mainly of scores for Royal's band and radio arrangements, as well as Broadway arrangements and his own... more
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987
Music Division | JPB 90-77
111 linear feet (206 boxes)
Vincent Persichetti, American composer, educator and author, studied the piano with Olga Samaroff and composition with Paul Nordoff at the Philadelphia Conservatory, and conducting with Fritz Reiner at the Curtis Institute. In 1941 he was... more
Elliott, William (William F.)
Music Division | JPB 04-24
15 linear feet (42 boxes)
The William Elliott Papers document music created by Elliott for New York City's experimental and Off-Broadway theater productions from the 1970s and early 1980s.
Brown, Thomas P. (Thomas Pollok), 1879-
Music Division | JPB 04-41
26.37 linear feet (38 boxes)
Thomas Philip Brown was a saxophonist with his own orchestra in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He became a music copyist for Broadway musicals, copied music on order for the Samuel French Company, and produced a series of translated opera records... more
Selinsky, Wladimir, 1910-
Music Division | JPB 06-59
14.5 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Wladimir Selinsky Papers consist primarily of scripts and scores for the radio and television productions for which Selinsky wrote music. They also contain Selinsky’s arrangements of popular songs.
Kremer, Brainerd
Music Division | JPB 06-44
3.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Brainerd Kremer was a prolific arranger and composer. He published several music books for piano and organ. Included in the collection are lead sheets, sketches and piano/vocal scores. There is some published sheet music.
Jones, Charles, 1910-1997
Music Division | JPB 06-74
18 linear feet (23 boxes)
Charles Jones born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada was a composer. Jones spent the majority of his career as a teacher at the Juilliard School, at Mills College, then at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, and at the Aspen Music Festival... more
Schwartz, Charles, 1922-1998
Music Division | JPB 00-9
17.2 linear feet (28 boxes)
The Charles Schwartz Papers document the career of the composer, author and concert impresario. They include correspondence, business and financial papers, manuscripts, notes, clippings, concert programs, publicity material, photographs and scores.
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