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BOX 468-494 BOX 496-514 MAPCASE C-Drw 2/4-6 Photographs, 1889-1985
The Photographs series contain approximately 12,000 images and date from c. 1889-1985. The largest section is the portraits of Copland alone, both formal and informal, professional and amateur. Noteworthy subjects include many rarely-seen early portraits of Aaron Copland and the majority of the photographs reproduced in Copland's two volume autobiography, "Copland, 1900-1943" (Volume I) and "Copland Since 1943" (Volume II). Photographs from these books are identified with a Roman numeral I or II, designating the volume in which it was reproduced, followed by an Arabic numeral designating the page on which the photograph is found.

A large portion of the photo images were taken by Copland's life-long friend, the professional photographer, Victor Kraft (1915-76). Among the images produced by Victor Kraft are luminaries of the American music scene from the first half of the twentieth century, including Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, Lukas Foss, Serge Koussevitzky, Walter Piston and the Tanglewood Music Festival during the 1940s. In fact, a significant amount of items correspond or overlap between this series and the Victor Kraft Materials series. Illustrious photographers represented include Margaret Bourke-White, Irving Penn, Gordon Parks and Carl Van Vechten, among others. If photographic credits are not given, the photographer is, as yet, unidentified. See the Explanation of Code System for Photographs at the end of the series.
Includes black and white and color photoprints in several sizes, color slides, black and white contact prints, black and white and color negatives, and color transparencies (mostly 35mm, but includes oversize, copy and square negatives). Photoprints with and without Aaron Copland arranged by subject from the most personal and relevant to Copland to less important and significant, then roughly in chronological order; Photo Albums arranged in approximate chronological order; Color Slides arranged by subject; and Negatives arranged according to pre-existing job codes in alpha-numeric order when available, and according to newly-assigned codes arranged by subject, then numerically.
BOX 468-485 BOX 490-494 BOX 496-499 BOX 501 BOX 503 BOX 506 BOX 507 BOX 509-512 MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/4-6 Photoprints with Aaron Copland
BOX-FOLDER 468/1-4 BOX-FOLDER 491/1-3 BOX-FOLDER 506/2-9 AC Portraits: Early (1900-1930)
BOX-FOLDER 491/1 1906, at age 6 [enlargement of smaller print]
BOX-FOLDER 506/1 [1920?], "Copland 1924" (Ortho) [ I;37]
BOX-FOLDER 491/2 1920s, AC in Paris
BOX-FOLDER 491/3 ca. 1920s
BOX-FOLDER 506/2 1923
BOX-FOLDER 506/3 [1926?], "Copland in front of Koussevitzky's house, Boston, 1925" [I;101]
BOX-FOLDER 506/4-9 1930, 6 signed and mounted prints (Hermann Collmann)
BOX-FOLDER 468/3-4 Miscellaneous
Contents:
  • At piano
  • Informal
BOX-FOLDER 468/1-2 Miscellaneous
BOX 469-472 BOX 491-492 BOX 506 BOX 512 AC Portraits: Middle (1931-1960)
BOX-FOLDER 492/1-3 [ca. 1930s], series, one mounted (Victor Kraft)
BOX-FOLDER 471/1-3 1932, series (Carl Van Vechten)
BOX-FOLDER 506/10 [1932], "Copland 1927" [copy of photo by Carl Van Vechten]
BOX-FOLDER 492/11 1946, "Studio in the Berkshires September, 1946" (Victor Kraft)
BOX-FOLDER 506/11 1947, signed and mounted (Irving Penn)
BOX-FOLDER 491/4 [1947], signed and mounted (Irving Penn)
BOX-FOLDER 492/13 ca. 1951, at piano, "Barn studio in Berkshires, circa 1951" (Victor Kraft)
BOX-FOLDER 492/14 1958, Life magazine (Gordon Parks)
BOX-FOLDER 492/15 1959 (Harold Shapero)
BOX-FOLDER 492/16 1960 (C. Manos)
BOX-FOLDER 491/5 Undated, 1 photo, matted (Carl Van Vechten), Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/7 Undated, 2 photos (Victor Kraft) [Negs. CC-CP-N-1057-R2;22,23], Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/5 Undated, 2 photos, 3 prints, Undated
BOX-FOLDER 471/4 Undated, 3 photos (George Platt Lynes), Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/6 Undated, 2 prints, Undated
BOX-FOLDER 491/6-9 Undated, 8 proofs (Pach Bros.), Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/8-10 Undated, At piano [Berkshires studio], Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/12 Undated, [Berkshires?, outdoors] (Victor Kraft), Undated
BOX-FOLDER 492/4 Undated, Informal, Undated
Includes: Mexico
BOX 512 Undated, [Massachusetts house, exterior and interior; sunset (Victor Kraft)] (Color slides)
BOX-FOLDER 469/1-3 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 470/1-4 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 472/1 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 472/2 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 472/5 Miscellaneous, AC at piano
BOX-FOLDER 472/3-4 Miscellaneous, informal
BOX 473-475 BOX 490 BOX 493 BOX 496 BOX 506 BOX 509 BOX 511 AC Portraits: Late (1961-1990)
BOX-FOLDER 493/4-6 1960s, proofs (Lotte Meitner-Graf)
BOX-FOLDER 493/11 [1960s], 2 photos, "in 60's" (Marc and Evelyne Bernheim)
BOX-FOLDER 493/12 [1960s], 3 photos, "in 60's" (Editta Sherman)
BOX-FOLDER 506/13 [ca. 1960s]
BOX-FOLDER 509/1 [ca. late 1960s?], mounted (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 493/9 1962, Apr., LIFE magazine (Yale Joel)
BOX-FOLDER 496/3 1970, Feb., mounted (John Hustad)
BOX-FOLDER 493/14 [ca. 1970s], signed and mounted
BOX-FOLDER 509/2-3 [ca. 1970s, outside], mounted (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 511/1 1971, mounted (Martha Crumb) (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 493/13 1972 (Bob Fullerton)
BOX-FOLDER 511/2 1977, signed and mounted (Leo Smit) (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 493/15 1978, 3 photos, signed (King Wehrle)
BOX-FOLDER 506/12 1979 (Hans Namuth)
BOX-FOLDER 496/4 1979, mounted (Mickey Adair)
BOX-FOLDER 493/16-20 1980, 13 photos (Suzie E. Maeder)
BOX-FOLDER 511/3 [ca. 1980] (Iris Posner) (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 509/4 [ca. 1980], matted (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 493/21 1981, signed (Nancy Rica Schiff)
BOX-FOLDER 493/22 1982, signed and mounted (Ralph Titus)
BOX-FOLDER 493/23 1983 (Arthur Mones)
BOX-FOLDER 493/24 1984, at piano (Lucy Cobos)
BOX-FOLDER 493/25 1985, signed (Marianne Barcellona)
BOX-FOLDER 511/4 [ca. 1985] (from [by?] Ann Mann) (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 493/2 At piano (Dennis Goulden)
BOX-FOLDER 493/3 Undated, At piano (Victor Kraft?)
BOX-FOLDER 493/1 Undated, At piano, signed by AC (Paul Moor)
BOX-FOLDER 474/1 Undated, Series (David Diamond)
BOX-FOLDER 473/2-4 Undated, Series (Editta Sherman)
BOX-FOLDER 493/7-8 Undated, Signed and mounted (Lotte Meitner-Graf)
BOX-FOLDER 493/10 Undated, 1 print (Kazuo Inoue Okayama)
BOX-FOLDER 473/1 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 473/3 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 474/2 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 475/1-3 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 475/5 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 490/1-3 Miscellaneous (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 475/4 Miscellaneous, AC at the piano
BOX-FOLDER 476/1-6 BOX-FOLDER 490/4 BOX-FOLDER 496/1-2 MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/4 AC Family
BOX-FOLDER 496/1 1909, AC with sister Josephine [enlargement copy]
BOX-FOLDER 496/2 1935, Golden wedding anniversary banquet for AC's parents, mounted [banquet camera photo]
MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/4 1935, Golden wedding anniversary banquet for AC's parents [banquet photo, rolled]
BOX-FOLDER 476/6 AC with family, Undated
BOX-FOLDER 476/1-5 Miscellaneous, Undated
BOX-FOLDER 490/4 Miscellaneous (Color), Undated
BOX 477 BOX 494 AC Conducting: Middle (1930-1960)
BOX-FOLDER 477/1 BOX-FOLDER 494/1-3 Foreign Countries
BOX-FOLDER 494/3 1960, Berlin, conducting "Nonet" (Paul Moor)
BOX-FOLDER 494/1 [1960, Japan] (Kazuo Inoue Okayama)
BOX-FOLDER 494/2 [1960?], Japan, "Conducting in Japan" (Jun Miki)
BOX-FOLDER 477/1 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 477/2-3 BOX-FOLDER 494/4 United States
BOX-FOLDER 494/4 [1940s?, Tanglewood], 2 photos (Victor Kraft)
BOX-FOLDER 477/2 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 477/3 Unidentified
BOX 477-478 BOX 494 BOX 497 BOX 511 BOX 512A AC Conducting: Late (1961-1980s)
BOX 477 BOX 494 Foreign Countries
BOX-FOLDER 477/4 1963, Columbian National Symphony
BOX-FOLDER 477/5-8 1970, Berlin (Victor Kraft)
BOX-FOLDER 477/9 1970, Berlin (Peter Muck)
BOX-FOLDER 477/11 1970, London, London Symphony Orchestra (Julian Hahn)
BOX-FOLDER 477/12 1970, London, London Symphony Orchestra (Victor Kraft)
BOX 512 1970 Nov., London, London Symphony Orchestra (Victor Kraft?) (Color slides)
BOX-FOLDER 477/13 1980, London, London Symphony Orchestra (Crowthers)
BOX-FOLDER 494/5-6 1980, London, [London Symphony Orchestra?], 5 photos (Suzie Maeder)
BOX-FOLDER 477/10 England (Victor Kraft), Undated
BOX-FOLDER 477/14-15 Miscellaneous
BOX 477-478 BOX 494 BOX 497 BOX 511 BOX 512A United States
BOX-FOLDER 494/7 1964 Summer, New York City, Lewis Stadium, rehearsal of Lincoln Portrait with Adlai Stevenson (Marc and Evelyne Bernheim)
BOX-FOLDER 477/16 1970, Los Angeles (Mary Leipziger)
BOX 512 1970 Dec., New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Color slides)
BOX-FOLDER 494/12 [ca. 1970s], Kent State University (Jack Davis)
BOX-FOLDER 494/9-10 1971 Nov., Kansas State University, Copland Festival (Ralph Titus)
BOX-FOLDER 494/11 [1972], Austin Symphony (James E. Alvis)
BOX-FOLDER 477/17 [1972] Mississippi River Festival (Charles H. Cox)
BOX 497 1973 Feb. 11, United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants, Washington, D.C. [photo scrapbook]
BOX-FOLDER 511/5 1976, Saratoga Springs, 2 photos (Allen J. Winigrad) (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 511/6 [1976?, Saratoga Springs], 3 photos (Color)
BOX-FOLDER 494/13 1981 Sept., Library of Congress, conducting "Nonet"
BOX-FOLDER 494/8 Undated, Detroit Symphony Orchestra with William Warfield (L. Wardrop)
BOX 497 Undated, Norfolk Symphony Orchestra [photo scrapbook]
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