5 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musical criticism--United States.

  1. Alice Eversman and Elena de Sayn papers, 1862-1970s

    approximately 2,175 items. 31 containers. 14.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alice Eversman (1885-1974) and Elena de Sayn (1884?-1966) were a performing duo active in the early 1900s. Eversman was an operatic soprano and de Sayn was a violinist. During the 1930s, they both settled in Washington, D.C., and became music critics for the Washington Star. They were important members of the local musical community as well as newspaper writers' groups. De Sayn also continued her performing and teaching career through the early 1960s. The collection includes personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks about Eversman, de Sayn, and others, writings, printed music, photographs, programs, subject files, and biographical information.

  2. George H. Moss collection of sheet music, 1885-1935

    approximately 1,400 items. 16 containers. 6 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    George H. Moss (1923-2009) was a local historian in Monmouth County, New Jersey, who also had an interest in early American theater. The collection consists of printed sheet music dating between 1885 and 1935, the majority of which is for American popular songs dating from 1900 to 1925. The composers and music publishers represented in the collection include Irving Berlin, Fred Fisher, George Gershwin, Charles K. Harris, Victor Herbert, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, Arthur Sullivan, and many others.

  3. Music Critics Association of North America records, 1972-1977

    approximately 1,100 items. 5 containers. 2 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Music Critics Association of North America has served as the only North American association for professional classical music critics since 1956. Prominent early members included leading critics such as Paul Hume of the Washington Post, Miles Kastendieck of the New York Herald Tribune, and Harold C. Schoenberg of the New York Times. This small collection of records primarily documents the association’s institutes from 1972 to 1977.

  4. Edward Jablonski papers, 1942-2003

    21,050 items. 77 containers. 36 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Edward Jablonski (1922-2004) was an author and biographer of American songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Alan Jay Lerner. The collection includes drafts, project files, articles, liner notes, research materials, business papers and correspondence related to his literary projects.

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  5. Arthur Laurents papers, circa 1900-2011

    approximately 15,400 items. 145 containers. 71 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Arthur Laurents (1917-2011) was an American playwright, screenwriter and Broadway director. The collection, which documents his life and career, includes scripts, correspondence, datebooks, photographs, book drafts, production notes, programs, publicity materials, business papers, awards, clippings, and articles.

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