47 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Writings.

  1. Andre Kostelanetz collection, 1922-1984

    approximately 150,000 items. 1290 containers. 400 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Andre Kostelanetz was a conductor, arranger, and pianist known for juxtaposing popular and classical repertoire in radio broadcasts and concert performances with some of the world's leading orchestras. He also commissioned several compositions which have since become staples in the orchestral repertoire, including works by Aaron Copland, William Schuman, and Jerome Kern. The collection consists of his musical arrangements, correspondence, business papers, programs, photographs, clippings, and scrapbooks, documenting his 50-plus-year career in the United States. It also includes materials related to the career of Kostelanetz's first wife, soprano Lily Pons.

  2. Miriam Cole papers, 1923-1997

    1,430 items . 5 containers . 2.5 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Miriam "Mimi" Cole (1926-2012) was an American dancer and choreographer who performed solo as well as with the Martha Graham Dance Company and other contemporaries. The Miriam Cole Papers consists primarily of programs; clippings, articles, and scrapbook pages; photographs; music for her choreography; and contracts. Much of the material relates to Cole's association with the Graham company: photographs, programs, articles, and other items documenting the Graham European tour in 1954 are especially plentiful.

  3. Max Roach papers, 1880-2012

    approximately 98,750 items. 195 containers. 122 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Max Roach was an American jazz drummer, composer, educator, and activist. The collection includes music manuscripts, writings, correspondence, business papers, photographs, programs, sound recordings, and other materials related to his career. It also contains a variety of materials pertaining to vocalist Abbey Lincoln and countless other jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and Charlie Parker.

  4. 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 personalities included Leonard Bernstein, Serge Koussevitzky, Lukas Foss, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, Dimitri Mitropoulos, and other prominent composers, many of whom are represented in the collection. As a longtime faculty member of The Juilliard School, Diamond also shaped and inspired subsequent generations of American composers. The collection includes music manuscripts, correspondence, writings, photographs, financial and legal documents, and other materials that document his private and professional life.

  5. 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, both of which are documented in personal journals. Her leadership with the American Dance Guild and the ADG-sponsored gala celebrating the New Dance Group is also well documented in this collection.

  6. Victoria Phillips collection, 1914-2011

    Approximately 3,914 items. 24 containers. 12 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Victoria Phillips (formerly Phillips Geduld), a historian and faculty member at Columbia University, specializes in Cold War history, cultural diplomacy, and international relations. The Victoria Phillips Collection includes materials assembled by the scholar during her doctoral research and other curatorial and research projects. Most of the 3,900-plus items are reproductions of newspaper articles, correspondence and financial reports, photographs, publications, interview notes and transcripts, and FBI files on artists and public figures. Copies of Phillips's publications based on this research are also included. Collection strengths include research on the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1942 to about 1960 (especially records of tours abroad) as well as New Dance Group performances and dancers.

  7. Alfred Drake papers, 1892-2004

    approximately 2,700 items. 42 containers. 19.9 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Alfred Drake was an American actor, singer, director, and author. The collection primarily documents Drake's theatrical career, and includes scripts, music scores, photographs, programs, writings, production materials, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, and other miscellaneous materials.

  8. Sophie Maslow papers, 1918-1997

    1,216 items . 18 containers. 8 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Sophie Maslow (1911-2006) was an American modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The collection consists of photographs, programs, promotional materials, clippings, articles, correspondence, writings, music scores, and other documents pertaining to Maslow’s career. The material includes documentation of her time as a performer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, and primarily features her work with the New Dance Group, the Dudley-Maslow-Bales Trio, and the Sophie Maslow Dance Company. The collection illustrates her interest in American folk, Jewish, populist, and communist themes.

  9. Katherine Dunham collection, 1920-2006

    5,184 items plus digital materials . 33 containers . 15 linear feet . -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, teacher, dance anthropologist, and writer. The collection contains correspondence, awards and honors, writings by and about Dunham, business papers, photographs and videotapes, clippings and reviews, programs, promotional materials, and materials related to the Library of Congress Katherine Dunham Legacy Project.

  10. Larry Colwell dance photographs, 1944-1966

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

    Summary:

    Larry Colwell (1901-1972) was a noted American art photographer, best-known for his dance subjects as well as his figure studies. This collection of photographs consists primarily of large-format contact prints and negatives. A selection of mounted photographs showing his technique of capturing dance movement on film are also included. Subjects include some of the most famous ballet artists of the 1940s and 1950s, affiliated with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as well as George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein's Ballet Society (which became New York City Ballet). Other significant photographic subjects are Talley Beatty, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. A small amount of professional papers are also included.