30 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Personal correspondence.

  1. William Hamilton Felton, Jr., collection, 1917-1918 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    1 photograph.. manuscripts: 75 items. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The William Hamilton Felton, Jr., collection documents Felton's United States Army Coast Artillery Corps service during World War I. Born in Macon, Georgia, Felton was stationed in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Fort Monroe, Virginia; and throughout France. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and promoted to Captain. Felton died on May 28, 1956. Dating 1917-1918, the collection contains...

  2. Leonard John Kovar collection, 1922-2003 : Veterans History Project (U.S.)

    384 items.. 14 containers.. sound recordings: 1 sound cassette : analog.. sound recordings: 2 sound discs : analog ; 8 in.. sound recordings: 1 sound disc : analog ; 6 1/2 in.. manuscripts: 44 folders.. graphic images: 59 photographic prints : black and white, color ; various sizes.. manuscripts: 1 transcript.. 1 computer disk : 3 1/2 in.. 1 diary.. -- Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Interview conducted for the Veterans History Project 2003. This collection contains audio recordings, civilian papers, clippings, correspondence, creative works, a diary, military papers, mixed manuscripts, mixed periodicals, unit histories, a transcript, and photographs relating to Leonard John Kovar's service in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. The majority of this...

  3. 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...

  4. Jane Dudley papers, 1909-2001

    Approximately 1,230 items ; 11 boxes ; 9.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Jane Dudley was an American dancer and choreographer known early in her career for her work with the Martha Graham Company, the New Dance Group, and as a co-founder of the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio. She went on to serve as artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel before joining the faculty of the London School of Contemporary Dance. Her papers primarily consist of clippings,...

  5. Les Paul papers, 1904-2000

    5,900 items ; 42 containers ; 21 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Les Paul was a Grammy-winning musician and inventor known for his virtuosic guitar playing, pioneering of multitrack recording, and invention of the solid-body electric guitar. His inventions left an indelible impact on the music industry. In addition to live concerts he performed on the radio and on television, notably with his second wife, singer and guitarist Mary Ford. The Les Paul Papers...

  6. Samuel Barber collection, 1852-2000

    approximately 600 items. 8 containers. 4 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Samuel Barber remains one of America’s most eminent composers, best known for his chamber work, Adagio for Strings. He composed large and small-scale works for piano, voice and piano, chorus, and orchestra, as well as three operas. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Barber's compositional style remained decidedly tonal. The collection is comprised of correspondence, music from Barber's personal...

  7. David Diamond papers, 1915-2003

    approximately 48,450 items. 279 containers. 125 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    David Diamond was an award-winning American-Jewish composer and prominent symphonist of the mid-twentieth century. A former student of Roger Sessions and Nadia Boulanger, Diamond ultimately composed eleven symphonies and countless other chamber and vocal works, such as his influential Symphony no. 4 (1945), Elegy in memory of Maurice Ravel (1938), and Rounds (1944). His social circle of musical...

  8. Benjamin Garber papers, 1916-2009

    835 items ; 8 containers ; 4.3 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Benjamin Garber (1927-2001) was a distinguished interior designer who had a brief career as a dancer and enjoyed a close personal relationship with modern dance icon Martha Graham until the mid-1970s. The materials in the collection focus primarily on Garber's relationship with Martha Graham. Graham-related materials include correspondence, photographs, Graham dance company papers, programs,...

  9. Muriel Manings and William Korff papers, 1914-2007

    1,088 items ; 6 containers ; 2.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Performer and teacher Muriel Manings and her husband William Korff, a performer, dance historian, and writer, compiled a substantial collection of materials that highlight activities of the New Dance Group, with particular emphasis on the dance trio of members William Bales, Jane Dudley, and Sophie Maslow. Manings's acumen as a teacher of modern dance earned her two engagements to teach in Cuba,...

  10. Milton Berle papers, 1906-2002

    approxiamtely 33,000 items ; 287 containers ; 128 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Milton Berle (1908-2002) was an American vaudevillian, comic, actor, lyricist, producer, and author. Nicknamed "Mr. Television," Berle transitioned from a successful career in radio to become host of NBC's Texaco Star Theatre. The collection contains comedic writings, scripts, correspondence, business papers, photographs, music, and other materials that document his life and career in...