32 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music--Manuscripts--United States.

  1. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1290 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 of his musical arrangements, correspondence, business papers, programs, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks, documenting his 50-plus-year career in the United States. It also includes materials related to the career of Kostelanetz's first wife, soprano Lily Pons.

  2. Chordettes collection of musical arrangements, 1938-1995

    870 items. 11 containers. 3.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Chordettes was an American female vocal quartet popular during the 1950s and early 1960s. The collection contains orchestra and band arrangements for songs, medleys, and jingles, including their hits "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop." It also includes a small amount of photographs.

  3. 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, photographs, scripts, and other materials pertaining to Strayhorn's life and the posthumous activities of his estate, Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc.

  4. Alfred Drake papers, 1892-2004

    approximately 2,700 items. 42 containers. 19.9 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alfred Drake was an American actor, singer, director, and author. The collection primarily documents Drake's theatrical career, and includes scripts, music scores, photographs, programs, writings, production materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials.

  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 materials, printed matter, scrapbooks, clippings, memorabilia, business and financial papers, awards, and realia.

  6. 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 company, Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, and as solo performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. A significant amount of material documents her interest in Yiddish and Jewish culture.

  7. 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.

  8. Frederick Loewe collection, 1923-1988

    1,000 items. 14 containers. 5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Frederick Loewe was a German-born composer who wrote, with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, the scores for such musicals as My Fair Lady , Camelot , Gigi , and Brigadoon . The collection contains music manuscripts from Loewe's stage and screen musicals, as well as individual songs not associated with a particular show. In addition, the collection contains photographs, a small amount of correspondence, clippings, business papers, writings, and programs.

  9. Music from the Bob Hope collection, 1932-1997

    around 17,000 items. 179 containers. 47.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American comedian and entertainer Bob Hope performed in theater, radio, film, and television, and in numerous public appearances, including his tours in support of the U.S. armed forces. Music from the Bob Hope Collection contains manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lyrics for nearly 500 works used in Hope's films, television programs and personal appearances. These materials are part of the Bob Hope Collection (unprocessed), which is held by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.

  10. Anita O'Day papers, 1937-2004

    1,200 items. 20 containers. 8.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Anita O'Day was an American jazz vocalist. The collection primarily consists of manuscript scores, lead sheets, parts, and annotated sheet music for arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards performed by O'Day throughout her career. In addition, it contains a small amount of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, clippings, honors and awards, posters, and publicity materials.