12 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965--Correspondence.

  1. W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, 1936-1991

    7 boxes 4.5 linear feet.. manuscripts: 115 folders.. 239 sound discs (35 hours) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.. 170 photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes.. 24 drawings.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of sound recordings, photographs, correspondence, field notes, and drawings documents the musical culture, including religious music and folk song, of many ethnic and English-language performers in northern California. The collection includes the documentation of the music of Anglo Americans, Armenians, Assyrians, Basques, Croatians, English, Finns, Hungarians, Icelanders, Italians, Norwegians, Russian Molokans, Scots, Portuguese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spaniards and Spanish Americans from 1938 to 1940. The sound recordings were deposited in the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1940. The collection also includes a few instantaneous sound discs made by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Missouri and Iowa for the Farm Security Administration in 1936-1937, and includes folk music research, writing, photographs, and technical drawings and sketches of the musical instruments, generated by Cowell and by the WPA staff who worked for her, plus related documents to 1991.

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  2. Nicolas Slonimsky collection, 1873-1997

    approximately 118,600 items. 363 boxes. 198 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection contains materials collected by Slonimsky throughout his lifetime that document his life and work as musicologist, composer, conductor, lecturer and author. Included are personal biographical materials; Slonimsky's writings (drafts, typescripts, reprints, etc.) of newspaper, periodical, journal, and magazine articles, record liner notes, radio broadcasts, and talks, published and unpublished; music composed by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed; concert programs; correspondence, among many others, with Henry Cowell, Alexandre Gretchaninoff, Roy Harris, Charles Ives, and Edgar Varèse; biographical materials on composers and performers mostly generated when Slonimsky was editing Baker's and The international cyclopedia; music collected by Slonimsky, manuscript and printed and multi-composer collections; among the manuscripts are many short holographic works and fragments; scrapbooks; and iconographical material, such as family photographs and those of composers and musicians from the former Soviet Union, as well as little known musicians from the United States and elsewhere.

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  3. Jacobo Ficher collection, 1864-1997

    approximately 6,000 items. 66 boxes. 72 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection comprises practically all the composer's works, mainly holograph manuscript scores in all major categories of composition. It also includes documents, correspondence (to and from Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Chávez, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vivian Fine, Alberto Ginastera, Paul Kletzki, Nicolai Malko, Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Rubinstein, Nicolas Slonimsky, Leopold Stokowski, and others), writings, programs, and scrapbooks.

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  4. William Remsen Strickland collection, 1926-1991

    8,600 items. 39 containers. 16.0 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    This collection is comprised of materials related to the career of American conductor and composer William Remsen Strickland (1914-1991). It includes correspondence, concert programs, publicity materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, music manuscripts by Strickland and other composers, articles, speeches and notes, photographs, scrapbooks, datebooks, journals, and recordings.

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  5. Sidney Robertson Cowell collection, 1901-1992

    5067 items. 28 containers. 13 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) was a folksong and ethnic music collector and recordist, ethnographer, ethnomusicologist, teacher, writer, and wife of composer Henry Cowell. The collection consists of her personal papers which document all aspects of her life and work. The collection includes correspondence relating to personal and professional matters; fieldwork reports, fieldnotes, song lists and other materials from her field recording projects and trips; articles, essays, reviews, and papers written by Sidney Robertson Cowell; articles and narratives by and about Henry Cowell; autobiographical narratives and essays, clippings, family histories and other materials relating to her professional career and personal life; photographs; teaching materials; and song sheets and song books. In addition, the collection contains photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs, several annotated by Sidney Robertson Cowell, and a selection of folk songs with piano settings by Henry Cowell in his own hand.

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  6. Franko Goldman family papers, 1886-1972

    314 items . 4 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Franko Goldman Family Papers are primarily related to the professional lives of brothers Sam (1857-1937) and Nahan Franko (1861-1930), their nephew Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956), and his son Richard Franko Goldman (1910-1980). Sam and Nahan were violinists and conductors; Edwin was a bandmaster and band composer; and Richard was a bandmaster, composer, educator, and music critic. The materials include correspondence from prominent musicians, composers and conductors; a selection of writings, including a typescript of the unpublished autobiography of Edwin Franko Goldman and several articles by Richard Franko Goldman; photographs of Richard Franko Goldman, the Goldman Band, and various composers and musicians; and six scrapbooks belonging to Sam Franko that contain manuscript notes and commentaries and other ephemera relating to his life and career. In addition, the collection includes an autograph book compiled by Richard Franko Goldman's great-aunt Lybia Franko, which contains seventy-four inscriptions and autographs of prominent musical and theatrical figures.

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  7. Herman Langinger music publishing files, 1889-1972

    approximately 650 items. 12 containers. 4.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Herman Langinger was a music engraver, printer, and editor for New Music Society of California and other influential music publishers. The collection contains pre-publication and published music materials, including annotated manuscript and holograph scores and proof copies, as well as correspondence with composers and publishing associates. It also includes a comprehensive run of published editions from New Music and various editions from other publishers with whom Langinger worked, namely his own Golden West Music Press in Hollywood, Calif., Delkas Music Publishing Company, and Affiliated Musicians, Inc.

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  8. Lukas Foss papers, circa 1926-2000

    approximately 5,000 items. 39 containers. 18.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lukas Foss was an American composer, conductor, pianist, and educator. The collection, which documents his life and career, consists of music holograph manuscript scores and parts, sketches, correspondence, business papers, programs, clippings, promotional materials, contracts, and financial documents.

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  9. Modern Music archives, 1909-1983

    around 810 items. 8 containers. 5.75 linear feet. Microfilm (93/20012 [MUS]--scrapbooks only). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The League of Composers was founded in New York in 1923 to promote American composers and introduce audiences to the best in new music through high quality performances. Its quarterly journal, Modern Music, was published from 1924 to 1946, and edited by Minna Lederman Daniel. It is one of the most distinguished collections of criticism and scholarship concerning early twentieth-century musical arts. The archives contains materials documenting the cessation of the journal, correspondence, financial and budget documents, fundraising materials, clippings, committee meeting minutes, photographs and artwork, stage and costume designs, contemporary concert and festival programs, scrapbooks containing promotional materials, publications of the League, and writings by Lederman Daniel.

  10. Sergei Rachmaninoff archive, 1872-1992

    17,668 items . 89 containers. 68.6 linear feet. 6 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. The Sergei Rachmaninoff Archive contains material related to his life and career after he and his family left Russia in 1917 to establish themselves in the United States. The archive contains Rachmaninoff's holograph music manuscripts, correspondence, writings, biographical articles and clippings, awards and honors, concert programs, scrapbooks, financial papers, iconography, realia, and published books and other materials held within the personal library of Rachmaninoff and his family. A section is also devoted to the papers of Sophie Satin, the composer's sister-in-law and biographer. This section contains Satin's writings, as well as the results of her lifelong research on Rachmaninoff.