20 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Legal documents.

  1. 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...

  2. David Diamond papers, 1915-2003

    approximately 48,450 items. 279 containers. 125 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    David Diamond was an award-winning American-Jewish composer and prominent symphonist of the mid-twentieth century. A former student of Roger Sessions and Nadia Boulanger, Diamond ultimately composed eleven symphonies and countless other chamber and vocal works, such as his influential Symphony no. 4 (1945), Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel (1938), and Rounds (1944). His social circle of musical...

  3. Benjamin Garber papers, 1916-2009

    835 items ; 8 containers ; 4.3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Benjamin Garber (1927-2001) was a distinguished interior designer who had a brief career as a dancer and enjoyed a close personal relationship with modern dance icon Martha Graham until the mid-1970s. The materials in the collection focus primarily on Garber's relationship with Martha Graham. Graham-related materials include correspondence, photographs, Graham dance company papers, programs,...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. Arthur Schwartz papers, 1900-1983

    approximately 7,650 items ; 58 containers ; 27.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arthur Schwartz was an American composer and film producer. He is particularly known for his songwriting partnership with lyricist Howard Dietz. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes music manuscripts, sketches and lyric sheets, correspondence, photographs, scripts, clippings, publicity materials, financial and legal documents, writings, and awards.

  7. Victor Herbert collection, 1880-1939

    3200 items ; 199 containers ; 96 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Victor Herbert was a composer, conductor, cellist, and co-founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The music materials include mostly manuscript scores, parts and sketches for Herbert's stage, screen and orchestral works, and arrangements. The collection also contains Victor Herbert Orchestra encore part books and music by other composers. Additional...

  8. Irving Berlin collection, 1895-1990

    753,000 items. 931 containers. 703 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Irving Berlin was an American lyricist and composer of over 1,200 songs. He was also a music publisher, theater owner, and a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). The collection, which documents all aspects of his life and career, contains music scores, Berlin's handwritten and typewritten lyric sheets, publicity and promotional materials,...

  9. Elinor Remick Warren papers, 1872-2004

    approximately 8900 items ; 85 containers ; 30.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Elinor Remick Warren was an American pianist and composer. The collection contains materials relating to her life and career, including music manuscript scores and sketches, composition notebooks, and annotated printed editions of her work. The collection also contains Warren's business papers, biographical materials, personal correspondence, photographs, writings, scrapbooks, programs, diaries...

  10. Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout papers, 1843-2002

    approximately 41,000 items ; 255 containers ; 117.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Wanda Landowska was a Polish keyboardist, composer, and teacher best known for revitalizing harpsichord performance in the twentieth century. Her school at Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, founded in 1925, became one of the great centers for the collection, study, and performance of Baroque music until it was looted by the Nazis in 1940. The collection consists of annotated music, correspondence, business...