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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
Bock, Jerry
Music Division | JPB 02-10
22.31 linear feet (72 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Jerry Bock papers primarily document the professional activities of the prime twenty years of his composing career, as well as his later works, and do not offer much, if any, insight into his personal life. Vocal scores, lead sheets, and... more
Fitelberg, Jerzy, 1903-1951
Music Division | JOB 95-14
5.84 linear feet (22 boxes)
The Jerzy Fitelberg papers primarily hold the composer's score manuscripts. They also contain correspondence, concert programs and clipping files.
Reisman, Joe
Music Division | JPB 04-17
84.4 linear feet (121 boxes)
Joe Reisman was a producer and arranger at RCA Victor and Roulette Records from the 1950s to the 1970s; he worked independently into the mid-1980s. His scores and papers document his work on behalf of such artists as Henry Mancini, Patti Page,... 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.
Randall, J. K., 1929-2014
Music Division | JPB 12-03
14.95 linear feet (45 boxes)
The bulk of the J.K. Randall Collection consists of the composer's scores and other papers documenting his compositions. The remainder is comprised of Randall's personal files containing his writings, theoretical notes and analyses, correspondence... more
Briece, Jack, 1945-1988
Music Division | JPB 06-25
22 linear feet (43 boxes)
Born in 1945, Jack Briece was an American composer, organist and pianist, video artist, educator, and author, whose creative output was original and inventive. Most of this collection contains Briece’s diary, written on index cards and documenting... 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
Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990
Music Division | JPB 88-24
Ernst Bacon, 1898-1990, was an American composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. 1 ALS, 1962, and 30 ALS, 1972-1976, to John Edmunds discussing the Bacon-Edmunds collaboration on a radio skit, Watergate (performed 11-2-72 on Station KPFA,... more
Weintraub, Eugene
Music Division | JPB 12-02
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Eugene Weintraub papers consist of correspondence between Weintraub and his clients, and a biographical file about Weintraub, including essays by the publishers. Much of the correspondence is from the composer George Antheil.
Kauder Society
Music Division | JPB 11-8
10.91 linear feet (33 boxes; 75 sound recordings)
The Hugo Kauder Society records contain the papers and scores of the composer Hugo Kauder, as well as the records of the Society dedicated to preserving and promoting his music.
Kaun, Hugo, 1863-1932
Music Division | JPB 04-5
2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Hugo Kaun, composer and choral conductor, was born in Berlin Germany on March 21, 1863. Following his father’s death in 1886, he went to the USA and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked as a teacher, composer and choral conductor. He... more
Weisgall, Hugo
Music Division | JPB 00-43
ca. 13.75 linear feet (36 boxes)
Papers documenting the career of the Czech-born American composer between the 1930s and the 1990s. Includes scores, libretti, posters, correspondence, clippings, programs, writings on music, financial documents and photographs.
Newman, Harold, 1903-1989
Music Division | JPB 06-13
3.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
The Harold Newman Papers document the business of a premier recorder music publisher, and demonstrate his efforts to increase the instrument's popularity.
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
Hadley, Henry, 1871-1937
Music Division | JPB 86-17
Henry Hadley was an American composer and conductor, founder of the National Association for American Composers and Conductors. Correspondence, contracts and royalty statements, libretti and programs, clippings (reviews), scrapbooks, financial... 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
Balbo, Giuseppe Cesare
Music Division | JPB 06-18
10 linear feet (8 boxes)
Giuseppe Cesare Balbo was an Italian conductor, critic and music teacher who eventually moved to, and taught in, New York City. The collection is primarily scores – both original manuscripts composed by Balbo and those that he copied and/or... more
Wigglesworth, Frank, 1918-1996
Music Division | JPB 97-44
432 linear feet, 95 boxes
The Frank Wigglesworth Papers document Wigglesworth's life and career. The collection was assembled by Wigglesworth over the course of his lifetime, and includes musical scores, correspondence, clippings, programs, miscellaneous papers,... more
Block, Frederick, 1899-1945
Music Division | JPB 06-21
14.5 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Frederick Block Papers consist primarily of the scores for his music. They also include clippings, programs, correspondence, scripts and photographs.
International Society for Contemporary Music
Music Division | JPB 11-5
7.98 linear feet (20 boxes)
The League of Composers / International Society for Contemporary Music records contain the papers of the League's co-founder and first Executive Director, Claire Raphael Reis; the records of both the League of Composers and the United States... 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.
Kirchner, Leon
Music Division | JPB 11-14
12.72 linear feet (40 boxes)
The Leon Kirchner papers document the career of the composer, conductor and pianist from the 1950s to the early 2000s. They include scores and sketches, correspondence with important musical figures, writings, programs, clippings, photographs and... more
Mundy, John, 1886-1971
Music Division | JPB 06-50
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
John Mundy (1886-1971) was a cellist and orchestra manager at The Metropolitan Opera, as well as a composer. The John Mundy Papers contain professional documentation of his career, with an emphasis on his compositions, especially more
Howard, John Tasker, 1890-1964
Music Division | JPB 03-9
12 linear feet (29 boxes)
John Tasker Howard was a composer, pianist and eminent writer on American musical subjects. The collection includes business related correspondence, writings (for radio, books, articles and lectures / speeches), musical compositions (many for... more
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
Blanc, Manny
Music Division | JPB 11-7
2.96 linear feet (12 boxes)
Manny Blanc was born into a family of musicians. He worked professionally as a drummer, arranger, copyist, and composer of both popular and orchestral works. He was also an accomplished artist, showing work in group shows and private galleries.
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