8 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Musicians--United States--Correspondence.

  1. Minna Lederman Daniel collection, 1896-1993

    around 21,000 items. 24 containers. 12.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Minna Lederman Daniel was an American writer and editor who specialized in music and dance. A major influence on 20th century music, she was a founding member of the League of Composers, a group of musicians and proponents of modern music. She helped launch the League’s magazine, The League of Composers’ Review (later called Modern Music), which was the first American journal to manifest an interest in contemporary composers. The collection contains her correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, clippings, and photographs.

  2. Mannes - Damrosch collection, 1848-1986

    approximately 1,800 items. 39 containers. 14 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Includes biographical materials, correspondence, writings, music, programs, clippings, artwork, photographs, awards, and other materials. Biographical materials include a copy of autobiography of Leopold Damrosch and memoirs of Marie von Heimburg, the aunt of Clara, Frank, and Walter Damrosch. Both items also exist in Damrosch-Tee Van Collection and Damrosch-Blaine Collection. The correspondence consists of letters between members of the Mannes and Damrosch families and other important correspondents, including Percy Goetschius, Franz Lizst (translation from the original), Daniel Gregory Mason, Sergei Rachmaninoff, John D. Rockefeller, Arthur Schnabel, Randall Thompson, and others. The writings contain primarily numerous literary works by Marya Mannes and articles by Leopold Damrosch, Clara Damrosch Mannes, Leopold Mannes. The music consists of holograph scores, parts, and sketches of compositions by Leopold Damrosch. Also included are manuscript copies of works by Heinrich Gottwald, holograph scores of Edmund Singer, and songs by Leopold Mannes. The Photographs consist of photoprints and 28 albums of photoprints chiefly related to Mannes and Damrosch families. The artwork includes portraits of various members of the Mannes and Damrosch families, sketches by Clara Damrosch Mannes, and photographic reproductions of sculptures of Marya Mannes.

  3. Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1941-1946

    approximately 10,000 items. 45 boxes. 18 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The collection represents the working papers of the sub-committee: correspondence from members to, among others, Aaron Copland, Leonard Feist, Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern, Erich Leinsdorf, Alan Lomax, and Walter Toscanini; song book pamphlets ("Army Hit Kits"), sheet music; non-music publications; and administrative papers.

  4. Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1995

    around 400,000 items. 1,723 boxes. 710 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, writer, lecturer, and pianist. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writings, personal business papers, the archives from his corporate identity, Amberson Inc., scrapbooks, clippings and press materials, programs, datebooks and schedules, iconography, address books, and fan mail. In addition, it contains music manuscripts for many of his compositions, including The Age of Anxiety (Symphony no. 2); Candide; Chichester Psalms; Fancy Free; Jeremiah (Symphony no. 1); On the Waterfront; Prelude, Fugue and Riffs; Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"; Trouble in Tahiti; West Side Story; and Wonderful Town.

  5. Chet Baker materials from the papers of Diane Vavra, 1970-1989

    108 items . 2 boxes. 1.7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter whose early success in the 1950s was due not only to his musical talents, but also to his model good looks. He rose to prominence as a member of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's quartet and later established himself as acclaimed vocalist during the 1950s. Baker began an on-again, off-again relationship with Diane Vavra in 1970 and was with her during the last years of his life. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other items related to his personal life and career.

  6. Charles Mingus collection, 1925-2015

    approximately 15,000 items. 76 boxes. 35 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Mingus was a jazz double bassist, band leader, and composer. A prolific recording artist and pioneer in double bass technique, Mingus composed works that often incorporated elements of hard bop and gospel music and featured collective improvisation. The collection includes manuscript and printed music by Mingus; writings; correspondence; business papers; clippings; programs; publicity materials; photographs of Mingus, his family, and colleagues, such as Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, and Miles Davis; artwork and artifacts; and sound recordings.

  7. Seeger family collection, 1880-2001

    approximately 16,000 items. 132 containers. 58 linear feet. 6 microfilm reels. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Seeger Family Collection documents the lives and careers of pioneering musicologist Charles Louis Seeger, his second wife, modernist composer Ruth Crawford Seeger, and their eldest daughter, folksinger and songwriter Peggy Seeger through their music manuscripts, personal and professional papers, and correspondence. The collection also includes papers relating to the Crawford family and materials associated with Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, other Seeger family members, and Seeger/MacColl family members.

  8. Sharon Preston-Folta collection of Louis Armstrong correspondence, 1946-1973

    36 items. 1 container. .25 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Lucille "Sweets" Preston (1921-2020), a dancer at the Cotton Club and member of the vaudeville comedic duo Slim & Sweets, was an intimate partner of jazz legend Louis Armstrong beginning in the early 1950s. This collection consists of 33 letters and 3 photographs, formerly owned by their daughter Sharon Preston-Folta, that document the relationsip between "Satchmo" and Lucille Preston during this period.