10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Composers--United States--Biography.

  1. Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    21,050 items. 77 containers. 36 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.

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  2. Samuel Barber collection, 1852-2000

    approximately 600 items. 8 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Samuel Barber remains one of America’s most eminent composers, best known for his chamber work, Adagio for Strings. He composed large and small-scale works for piano, voice and piano, chorus, and orchestra, as well as three operas. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barber's compositional style remained decidedly tonal. The collection is comprised of correspondence, music from Barber's personal library, printed music, writings, photographs, awards, programs, and items that belonged to Valentin Herranz, his companion from 1970 until Barber's death in 1981.

  3. Robert Evett collection, 1942-2001

    approximately 1,450 items. 9 containers. 6.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Robert Evett (1922-1975) was a composer, arts editor, and critic who made his home primarily in the Washington, D.C., area. This collection contains several scores, sketches, and instrument parts for works composed by Evett; biographical information collected by Evett's family after his death; and his published book and music reviews for the "Atlantic Monthly," "New Republic," and "Washington Star-News."

  4. Seeger family collection, 1880-2001

    approximately 16,000 items. 132 containers. 58 linear feet. 6 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Seeger Family Collection documents the lives and careers of pioneering musicologist Charles Louis Seeger, his second wife, modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and their eldest daughter, folksinger and songwriter Peggy Seeger through their music manuscripts, personal and professional papers, and correspondence. The collection also includes papers relating to the Crawford family and materials associated with Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, other Seeger family members, and Seeger/MacColl family members.

  5. Henry Mancini papers, 1930s-2000s

    approximately 206,000 items. 939 containers. 392 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Henry Mancini (1924-1994) was an award-winning American composer of music for film, television, and commercial recordings. Throughout his career, he amassed four Academy Awards, twenty Grammy awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Emmy Award nominations in addition to many other accolades. Mancini was a prolific conductor who collaborated often with prominent directors, performers, arrangers, and lyricists. The Henry Mancini Papers contain original scores and printed music for his films, television shows, recordings, and concert music. Other materials include project files, business papers, photographs, correspondence, scripts, writings, programs, promotional materials, scrapbooks, clippings, biographical materials, and other items that document his life and career.

  6. Arnold T. Schwab collection on Marian Nevins MacDowell, 1731-1993

    approximately 23,380 items. 57 containers. 16 linear feet. 8 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Arnold T. Schwab Collection on Marian Nevins MacDowell is an archive of materials related to the life and work of Marian Nevins MacDowell, founder of the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, named for her late husband, composer Edward MacDowell (1860-1908). The writings, correspondence, iconography, scrapbooks, index cards, and other papers reflect collector and donor Arnold T. Schwab's interest in and research on the MacDowell legacy.

  7. Bertha W. Edwards collection on Hiram Simmons, 1907-1980

    27 items. 1 container. 1 linear foot. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Hiram Simmons (1874–1938) was a Black composer and musician in Portsmouth, Virginia, known primarily for his gospel music. He also worked as an educator, music publisher, and organist. The Simmons material collected by Portsmouth librarian Bertha W. Edwards includes published music, one photograph, and a biographical sketch.

  8. Joseph F. Lamb papers, 1899-2001

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

    Summary:

    Joseph Francis Lamb was an American composer and pianist of ragtime music. Together with Scott Joplin and James Scott, Lamb was one of the "Big Three" ragtime composers. The collection consists of music manuscripts, printed music, and supporting biographical papers that help document Lamb's life and contributions to the genre.

  9. Harvey Granat collection of George and Ira Gershwin materials, 1926-1973

    25 items. 2 containers. 1 linear foot. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harvey Granat is a businessman and singer specializing in music of the Great American Songbook. His collection consists of original materials of composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin (1896-1983), who wrote some of the most significant popular songs of the first half of the twentieth century. The highlight of Granat's collection is the original manuscript for "They Can't Take That Away From Me," written for the film Shall We Dance (1937).

  10. Dana Suesse papers, 1860-2016

    approximately 9,500 items. 54 containers. 45.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Dana Suesse was an American pianist and composer who incorporated popular, jazz, and classical elements into her works. Suesse gained attention for writing popular songs such as "You Oughta Be in Pictures" and "The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful," but also received acclaim for her orchestral works, including Concerto in Three Rhythms. The collection documents Suesse's career and includes music manuscript scores and parts, project files, correspondence, photographs, datebooks, programs, clippings, and other biographical material.