|Title||Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1995|
|Span Dates||circa 1900-1995|
|Bulk Dates||(bulk 1933-1990)|
|Creator||Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990|
|Extent||around 400,000 items ; 1,722 boxes ; 710 linear feet|
|Language||Collection material in English|
|Location||Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.|
|Summary||Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy Free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the Waterfront; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"; Trouble in Tahiti; West Side Story; and Wonderful Town.|
The processing of the Leonard Bernstein Collection and construction of the finding aid are works in progress. Written requests for access to the "un-processed" materials in the collection should be addressed to Head, Acquisitions and Processing Section, Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington DC 20540-4710.
|Finding Aid Permalink||Cite or bookmark this finding aid as: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu998001|
|LCCN Permalink||LC Online Catalog record for this collection: https://lccn.loc.gov/2009536078|
Digitized images along with identifying information and a narrative introduction are also available through the Library of Congress Web site under the title: The Leonard Bernstein Collection at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/collmus.mu000003.