31 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Sketches.

  1. Harold Rome papers, 1936-1967

    approximately 850 items. 16 containers. 7.25 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Harold Rome (1908-1993) was an American composer and lyricist best known for his work in musical theater. Rome first made his mark by writing and composing musical revues, most notably his 1937 hit debut Pins and Needles. He later established himself as a writer of shows that were considered to be socially conscious for the time, including I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1962) and The Zulu and the Zayda (1965). The collection contains piano-vocal scores, music and lyric sketches, scripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous items related to his most well-known shows and projects, especially Fanny, Pins and Needles, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, and Sing Out the News.

  2. 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.

  3. Miles White costume designs, 1942-1977

    approximately 150 items ; 8 containers ; 7.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Miles White was an American scenic and costume designer best known for his work on Oklahoma! (1943), Carousel (1945), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Bye Bye Birdie (1960), and other Broadway musicals and stage productions. The collection consists mostly of finished designs and sketches, some of which include fabric samples and other related materials.

  4. Florence Klotz costume designs, 1971-1985

    670 items ; 19 containers ; 11.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Florence Klotz was an American costume designer best known for her work on Broadway musical collaborations with composer Stephen Sondheim and director Harold (Hal) Prince, including Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), and Pacific Overtures (1976). The collection contains finished costume designs, sketches, fabric samples, and other materials for five musicals and one film adaptation.

  5. Oliver Smith papers, 1942-1983

    approximately 2,000 items ; 100 containers ; 61.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Oliver Smith was an American production designer, producer, and teacher of theatrical design. Smith contributed his talents to many of the twentieth century's most beloved musicals, ballets, and plays, including Rodeo (1942), On the Town (1944), My Fair Lady (1956), West Side Story (1957), The Sound of Music (1959), and Hello, Dolly! (1964). The collection includes painted set elevations, renderings, sketches, blueprints and technical drawings, correspondence, photographs, programs, and other materials. Only design materials for select productions are available at this time.

  6. Peggy Clark papers, 1880-1997

    64,240 items . 473 containers. 291.0 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Peggy Clark (1915-1996) was an American lighting, scenic, and costume designer. The collection includes light plots, scenic renderings, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, blueprints, programs, photographs, posters, scripts, scrapbooks, clippings, notes, memorabilia and other materials related to her life and career.

  7. Halsey Stevens papers, circa 1920-1987

    approximately 2,500 items ; 51 containers ; 20.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Halsey Stevens was an American composer, musicologist, and teacher. He is best known for his chamber music works and published monograph, The Life and Music of Béla Bartók. The collection contains music manuscripts, writings, research materials, programs, correspondence, and other materials related to his projects. Only the music materials are available online at this time. These materials consist of scores, parts, and sketches for instrumental works for keyboard, chamber ensemble, and full orchestra, as well as vocal and choral works and arrangements for varying instrumentations.

  8. Howard Ashman papers, 1973-2010

    2,250 items ; 31 containers ; 16 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Howard Ashman (1950-1991) was a lyricist, librettist, playwright and director. The papers chiefly consist of materials from his work, including his collaborations with composer Alan Menken, such as Little Shop of Horrors and the Disney animated musicals The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Materials include scripts, piano-conductor scores, correspondence, business papers, photographs, scrapbooks, posters, clippings, notes, research materials, programs, promotional materials, writings, drawings, sketches, storyboards, address and date books, and memorial tributes.

  9. 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.

  10. William B. Bradbury collection, 1846-1928

    circa 40 items ; 3 boxes ; 1 linear foot. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Bradbury's secular music is represented by published vocal scores, some in photocopy, and probable holograph of Song of the South. Contains an album compiled by Bradbury in Europe (1847-1849) of autograph musical sketches by Franz Abt, Niels Gade, Joseph Joachim, Jenny Lind, Albert Lortzing, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Ignaz Moscheles, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Louis Spohr, Richard Wagner, and others; sketches by Felix Mendelssohn, Walter Damrosch, and Ignace Paderewski added later. Photographs, clippings, printed and ms. music by other composers, correspondence, Bradbury's baton, etc. also are included.