311 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Music.

  1. Laurindo Almeida papers, 1912-1995

    approximately 6,500 items . 84 containers. 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian-American guitarist and composer. Often credited for contributions to the development of jazz samba, Almeida was a prolific composer and arranger of music for both classical Spanish guitar and popular guitar. He was an acclaimed recording artist and became the first person to win Grammy Awards for both classical and jazz performances. The collection contains manuscript and printed music, correspondence, publicity materials, sound and video recordings, photographs, and other items related to his distinguished career.

  2. Charles Edward Russell papers, 1864-1941

    12,000 items. 53 containers. 16 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Author and journalist. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating principally to Russell's writings and to his activities on behalf of various progressive reform causes.

  3. National Society of Arts and Letters records, 1944-1987

    3,700 items. 42 containers. 11 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the support of young artists in the performing, literary, and visual arts. Correspondence; minutes of meetings; copies of the society's publications, The Record of the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Year Book and Roster; programs; clippings; printed matter; scrapbooks; photographs; and other records relating primarily to the society's program of awards and scholarships promoting careers in art, dance, literature, music, and theater. Includes separate records of the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the society.

  4. Mary Elizabeth Hallock Greenewalt papers, 1918-1942

    1,000 items. 2 containers plus 1 oversize. .8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Musician, inventor, and author. Correspondence, speeches, legal and financial records, draft of a book, biographical data, printed matter, and annotated photographs primarily relating to Greenewalt's invention of an art form called Nourathar (also Sarabet, Light-Score) that harmonized projected patterns of colored light with concert music.

  5. Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

    74,800 items. 314 containers plus 25 oversize. 143 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    African-American author and educator. General correspondence, organizational correspondence and reports, family papers, drafts, notes, and production files for novels, essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, and other writings, speeches, lectures, and interviews, reference file, and miscellany documenting Ellison's career and development as a writer. Among the many works represented are Going to the Territory (1985), Invisible Man (1952), Shadow and Act (1964), and the second novel Ellison left unpublished at his death.

  6. Moldenhauer archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990

    3,600 items. 131 boxes. 206 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The archives consist primarily of music (both manuscript and printed), correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, books, newspaper clippings, printed programs, drawings, and engravings. They span years from the Middle Ages to the present, and include documents of composers, musicians, and literary figures, among others. The music in the collection includes holograph scores or sketches, both published and unpublished, as well as a number of copyists' and printed scores, transcriptions, and arrangements by composers and musicians such as Beethoven, Bloch, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Mendelssohn, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schoenberg, Webern, and many others. Also included is historically important correspondence, such as letters of Metastasio and Handel. Some composers (Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, for example) are represented by numerous manuscripts. A sample of other composers, musicians, and literary figures that are represented by both music and nonmusical materials includes George Auric, Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartók, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Pierre Boulez, Anton Bruckner, Charles Burney, Feruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Hermann Hesse, György Ligeti, Federico Garca Lorca, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Marice Ravel, Rainer Maria Rilke, Frank Wedekind, Kurt Weill, and Gioseffo Zarlino.

  7. W. Edwards Deming papers, 1795-1994

    58,000 items. 166 containers plus 1 classified. 70 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Statistician and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, speeches, lectures, interviews, reviews, books, writings, musical scores, photographs, and other papers documenting Deming's government service at the United States Bureau of the Budget and Bureau of the Census; his academic positions at George Washington University, New York University, and the United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School; and his career as a consultant in statistical studies and management in the United States and abroad in which he advocated the application of statistical quality control in industry.

  8. Sid Yudain papers, 1934-2014

    3,500 items. 10 containers plus 2 oversize. 5 linear feet. 10 digital files (3.07 GB). -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Journalist and editor. Correspondence, writings, speeches, articles, clippings, notes, photographs, newspapers, and other papers relating primarily to Yudain's career as the founder and publisher of Roll Call.

  9. National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) collection

    18,794 items ; 6,025 containers. . 36 containers : 12,600 manuscript materials.. 985 sound tape reels : analog.. 3291 Digital Audio Tapes (DAT) : digital. . 704 sound cassettes : analog.. 205 sound files : digital, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit and 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). 6 videocassettes : analog.. 1003 sound discs (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of concert and workshop recordings of events at the National Folk Festivals, Lowell Folk Festivals, and other festivals, tours, and concerts sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), formerly the National Folk Festival Association founded in 1934. Features performances of ballads, blues, bluegrass, contra dance music, country music, cowboy songs, fiddle tunes, folk music, gospel music, hymns, old-time music, singer songwriters, steel band music, storytelling, Western swing, and more; with numerous performers playing music from African, African American, American Indian, Cajun, Canadian, Caribbean, Eastern European, Hawaiian, Irish, Latin American, Mexican, Scottish, Sea Islands, Sicilian, Ukrainian, and many other traditions from throughout the United States and from around the world. Manuscripts include documentation from the containers of the original sound recordings.

  10. 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.