38 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Contracts.

  1. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1287 containers. 400 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Andre Kostelanetz was a conductor, arranger, and pianist known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras. He also commissioned several compositions which have since become staples in the orchestral repertoire, including works by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Jerome Kern. The collection consists...

  2. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie,...

  3. Chet Baker materials from the papers of Diane Vavra, 1970-1989

    108 items ; 2 boxes ; 1.7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter whose early success in the 1950s was due not only to his musical talents, but also to his model good looks. He rose to prominence as a member of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's quartet and later established himself as acclaimed vocalist during the 1950s. Baker began an on-again, off-again relationship with Diane Vavra in 1970 and was with her...

  4. Les Paul papers, 1904-2000

    5,900 items ; 42 containers ; 21 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Les Paul was a Grammy-winning musician and inventor known for his virtuosic guitar playing, pioneering of multitrack recording, and invention of the solid-body electric guitar. His inventions left an indelible impact on the music industry. In addition to live concerts he performed on the radio and on television, notably with his second wife, singer and guitarist Mary Ford. The Les Paul Papers...

  5. Billy Strayhorn music manuscripts and estate papers, 1918-2015

    approximately 17,700 items. 86 containers. 39 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist. He is prominently known as the leading arranger for the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a position that he held for nearly three decades. The collection chiefly contains scores, sketches, lead sheets, and parts for original compositions and arrangements by Strayhorn and Ellington, as well as business papers,...

  6. Oscar Hammerstein II collection, 1847-2000

    35,051 items ; 160 containers ; 72.65 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oscar Hammerstein II was an American librettist, lyricist, theatrical producer and director, and grandson of the impresario Oscar Hammerstein I. The collection, which contains materials relating to Hammerstein's life and career, includes correspondence, lyric sheets and sketches, music, scripts and screenplays, production materials, speeches and writings, photographs, programs, promotional...

  7. Pearl Lang papers, 1908-2008

    13,077 items ; 59 containers ; 29 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Pearl Lang (née Pearl Lack) was an American dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection includes clippings and articles, programs and publicity, correspondence, choreographic and teaching notes, photographs, interviews and lectures, business papers, posters, music scores, moving images, and other materials relating to Lang’s career in dance primarily as a choreographer for her own...

  8. American / Century Play Company scripts and business papers, 1894-2006

    approximately 16,000 items ; 185 containers ; 93.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The American Play Company / Century Play Company was a conglomerate publishing house that represented many of the most prominent American playwrights and dramatists of the 20th century. The scripts and business papers in the collection document numerous aspects of American theater production history, including author representation, show production, publishing, and licensing for television,...

  9. Ruggiero Ricci papers, 1890s-2013

    5,600 items ; 70 containers ; 28 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ruggiero Ricci (1918-2012) was an American violinist and teacher. The collection, which documents his performing and teaching career, contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, business and financial papers, promotional materials, photographs, scrapbooks, and other materials.

  10. Burl Ives collection, 1919-1965

    1600 items ; 16 containers ; 15 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Burl Ives was a singer, author, and a film, television and theater actor. The collection primarily relates to Ives's career in radio and television and on the concert stage. It includes articles by and about Ives, press and publicity materials relating to various radio and television shows, and to concerts and tours, correspondence, scripts, contracts, fan mail, financial materials, rehearsal...