8 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Autobiographies.

  1. Harold Bauer collection, 1886-1951

    approximately 1,250 items. 18 boxes. 10 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harold Bauer was an English violinist and pianist, teacher, and music editor who corresponded with many musical luminaries of his day, including Ernest Bloch, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Gabriel Fauré, Percy Grainger, Jascha Heifetz, Josef Hofmann, Gustav Holst, Vincent d'Indy, Fritz Kreisler, Charles Martin Loeffler, Pierre Monteux, Moritz Moszkowski, Vladimir de Pachmann, Ignace Jan Paderewski, Isidore Philipp, Henry Prunières, Carl Ruggles, Carlos Salzedo, Gustave Schirmer, Leopold Stokowski, and Efrem Zimbalist. The collection contains manuscript and printed scores, correspondence, writings, clippings, programs and publicity materials, awards, photographs, artwork, and other items related to his life and career.

  2. Ragheb Moftah collection of Coptic Orthodox liturgical chants and hymns, 1926-1997

    circa 3,000 items. 18 boxes. 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection consists of transcriptions of Coptic chant music by Ernest Newlandsmith and Margit Toth. Both contain transcriptions of the Liturgy of St. Basil. Basil. Marian Robertson Wilson created a guide to Moftah's audio tapes in 1996, which consists of transcriptions, transliterations and translations into English of the texts sung on the tapes. Wilson also devised a new order for the pieces on the tapes, putting them in a more logical order, as used in the context of the liturgy. Included is also correspondence, most importantly of letters from Ernest Newlandsmith to Ragheb Moftah concerning their collaboration. Writings in the collection consist of articles by Moftah and an autobiography, both manuscript and printed. There are notes about chant written by Moftah. The collection also contains articles written by Marian Robertson Wilson concerning Coptic chant from the transcriptions Moftah contracted. Other materials include clippings, tickets, receipts, photographs and a few legal papers.

  3. Alexandra Danilova collection, 1920-2000

    4,500 items. 46 containers. 30 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, writings, including a typescript of Danilova's memoirs titled Choura: The Memoirs of Alexandra Danilova, speeches and lectures, programs, printed material, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, artwork, photographs, and other papers relating to Danilova's career in dance primarily as a teacher at the School of American Ballet. Also includes material from her years with the de Basil Ballets Russes and the Denham Ballet Russe and from her touring company, Great Moments of Ballet.

  4. Dexter Gordon collection, circa 1940-1996

    approximately 7,550 items. 30 containers. 14 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and actor. The collection contains materials documenting his life and work, including biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, programs, clippings, business papers, scripts, awards, and honors. The collection also contains music composed by Gordon and others, including manuscript, holograph manuscript, printed, and photocopied scores, lead sheets, parts, and fragments of pieces. Many of the items are annotated.

  5. Reproductions of selected Percy Grainger papers, 1909-1952

    approximately 250 items. 4 containers. 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Percy Grainger was an Australian-American composer, pianist, and folksong collector. The papers consist of photostats and photocopies of correspondence with Kären Holten, articles, lecture notes, writings, and sketches for the book The Life of My Mother and Her Son.

  6. Leo Joseph Bailey collection, 1917-2008 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    moving images: 1 videodisc (DVD-R) : digital, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.. 18 photographs.. manuscripts: 44 items.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection includes clippings, correspondence, a memoir, transcription of memoir, military papers, photographs, and a video recording of two speeches given to the Southern Cayuga Central School in 1987, documenting Bailey's service during World War I.

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  7. Frank Van Pelt collection, 1917-1931 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    3 photographs.. manuscripts: 42 items.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Frank Van Pelt collection documents Van Pelt's United States Army service during World War I. The collection includes correspondence, memoirs, and photographs dating 1917-1931. Born and raised on the Kansas-Oklahoma border, he served in Fort Logan, Colorado; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; and in France with the Company A, 101st Field Signal Battalion. He worked primarily in radio companies and was discharged as a Sergeant First Class on April 29, 1919. Frank Van Pelt died on August 13, 1949.

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  8. Boots family papers of Vincent Youmans, 1924-1975

    35 items. 2 containers. 1.25 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Vincent Youmans was a producer, publisher, and composer of shows and popular songs. The collection consists of piano-vocal scores, lead sheets, lyric sheets, clippings, photographs, and a memoir written by Youmans' second wife, Mildred Boots.