10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Notes (Documents).

  1. Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1880-1978

    around 200,000 items. 505 containers. 224 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Serge Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist. The archive includes correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, and other materials which serve as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, and document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their personal and professional affiliations with the conductor. The collection extensively chronicles periods in the history of organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Berkshire Music Center, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the American International Music Fund. Material in the collection dates from Koussevitzky's years in his native Russia and also contains material created after Koussevitzky's death, reflecting his widow Olga's continuing work with various organizations and projects. Musical compositions commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky are part of the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation Collection, and are shelved in ML30.3c, ML30.3c2, ML30.3c3, and ML30.3e2.

  2. Harriet Hoctor collection, 1868-1977

    1,700 items. 8 containers. 4.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    American dancer and choreographer Harriet Hoctor (1905-1977) began performing on the vaudeville stage in the early 1920s. By the mid-1930s, she was a featured dancer on Broadway and in motion pictures. The collection documents Hoctor's professional life including items related to her early dance training at the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing in New York and her later career leading the Harriet Hoctor School of Ballet in Boston. Materials include choreographic notes, clippings, costume sketches, music, photographs, personal papers, programs, and correspondence from family members, former students, and notables such as Mary Pickford, Walter Winchell, and Florenz Ziegfeld.

  3. Ella Fitzgerald collection, 1956-1992

    23,500 items. 285 containers. 176 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was a popular and highly-respected American jazz and pop vocalist and recording artist. The Ella Fitzgerald Collection chiefly consists of musical arrangements made for her by more than fifty arrangers and orchestrators. Arrangers whose works are found in this collection include Buddy Bregman, Benny Carter, Frank DeVol, Russ Garcia, Billy May, Marty Paich, Nelson Riddle, and Gerald Wilson. The arrangements consist of a combination of full scores and parts, and are often accompanied by piano-conductor short scores, reduced scores, lead sheets, and lyric sheets. Music is found in the form of manuscripts, printed music, photocopies, and ozalids, often in multiple or different versions. In addition, the collection contains repertoire and program lists and other miscellaneous material, including a minimal amount of correspondence and photographs.

  4. American Ballet Theatre archive, 1940-2014

    6,333 items . 54 containers. 22 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    American Ballet Theatre (ABT), established in 1940 as Ballet Theatre, is recognized as one of the world's largest and most distinguished dance companies. By act of Congress on April 27, 2006, ABT became America's National Ballet Company. The archive includes music scores, choreographic notes and Benesh dance notation scores, correspondence, business papers, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, photographs, posters, video recordings and films, and prints and drawings, including set and costume designs. Note: the 54 boxes of processed photographs and dance notation described in this partial finding aid represent less than a quarter of the materials in the collection. An inventory of the entire collection is available in the Music Division's Performing Arts Reading Room.

  5. Seeger family collection, 1846-2023

    approximately 43,000 items. 270 containers . 22 mapcase folders . 136.5 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; their eldest daughter, folksinger and songwriter Peggy Seeger; and her husband, playwright, singer, and songwriter Ewan MacColl 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.

  6. John Raitt papers, 1930-2009

    approximately 10,000 items. 86 containers. 2 mapcase folders. 37 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    John Emmet Raitt (1917-2005) was a singer and actor, performing as a leading man during Broadway's Golden Age. Though he is best remembered for originating the role of Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel (1945), he sustained a six-decade career in various stage roles along with a prolific concert calendar. The collection documents Raitt's theatrical and concert career and includes scripts, programs, photographs, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks. It also includes full scores and parts for the arrangements made for Raitt's album recordings and concert appearances.

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  7. Erick Hawkins and Lucia Dlugoszewski papers, 1878-2000

    approximately 65,509 items. 460 containers. 317.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Erick Hawkins (1909-1994) was an American choreographer and dancer and the founder of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Lucia Dlugoszewski (1925-2000) was an American avant-garde composer and a frequent collaborator with Hawkins. Hawkins and Dlugoszewski married in 1962. This collection includes choreographic notes and notation, musical scores by Dlugoszewski and others, writings, correspondence, photographs, performance programs, recordings, books, art catalogs, and papers pertaining to the Erick Hawkins Dance Company and Foundation.

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  8. Jessye Norman papers, 1881-2020

    approximately 67,000 items. 296 containers. 106 linear feet. 199 digital files (269.3 MB). -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Jessye Norman (1945-2019) was an internationally recognized American soprano. An alumna of Howard University and the University of Michigan, Norman rose to fame after winning the 1968 ARD International Competition in Munich. She specialized in repertoire by late Romantic composers, garnering critical praise for her roles in Wagnerian operas as well as recitals featuring traditional African American spirituals and songs by Francis Poulenc, Gustav Mahler, Hall Johnson, and Richard Strauss. The Jessye Norman Papers contain correspondence from her managers and assistants, business papers, awards, annotated music, photographs, interviews, and clippings that document her career and philanthropic activities.

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  9. Hall Johnson papers, 1913-1980

    approximately 100 items. 3 containers. 1.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Hall Johnson was a choral conductor, composer, and arranger of spirituals. Through his arrangements, writings, and performances of the Hall Johnson Choir, he raised the profile of the African American spiritual as a significant art form. The collection contains holograph and manuscript scores for several of his compositions and arrangements, works by other composers, concert programs, scripts, and legal and financial papers related to his estate. Titles in this collection contain demeaning language.

  10. Charles Wuorinen papers, 1922-2022

    approximately 35,000 items. 315 containers. 4 mapcase folders. 147 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Charles Wuorinen (1938-2020) was an American composer, pianist, conductor, and arts administrator. The collection includes scores by Wuorinen and others, correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, and business papers pertaining to his music career as well as many of the organizations of which he was a member.

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