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BOX 429-433 BOX 453-455 MAPCASE C-Drw 2/7 Biography, 1921-1988
The Biography series consists of divergent materials, some of which is biographical and others personal. The biographical material includes autobiographical notes, a notebook and assorted lists that pertain to Copland's activities and compositions, and two birthday albums. The 70th birthday album comprises "An album of composers' tributes" which contains congratulatory letters, musical salutes, poems and ink drawings from 116 composers. The 80th birthday album was presented by the National Symphony Orchestra from friends and includes congratulatory letters from President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Walter Mondale, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, Roger L. Stevens (chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), and international musical luminaries.
Includes correspondence, notebook, lists, two birthday albums containing letters, music manuscripts, poems, photographs and ink drawings, calling cards, clippings, miscellaneous bank, investment, insurance, medical and property records and documents, invitations, and passports. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Accountant Papers
BOX-FOLDER 429/1 H. N. Whitney, Goadby
BOX-FOLDER 429/2 Korsh and Krauss
BOX-FOLDER 429/3 Autobiographical Notes
Biographical Notebook
BOX-FOLDER 429/4 Lectures
BOX-FOLDER 429/5 Writings by AC
BOX-FOLDER 429/6 Writings about AC
BOX-FOLDER 429/7 Book Reviews
BOX-FOLDER 429/8 Radio Appearances
BOX-FOLDER 429/9 Recordings
BOX-FOLDER 429/10 Trips
BOX-FOLDER 429/11 Programs Conducted
BOX-FOLDER 429/12 List of Works
BOX-FOLDER 429/13 Honors
Biographical Sketches
BOX-FOLDER 429/15 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 429/16 Obituary
BOX 454 Birthday Album, 70th
BOX 455 Birthday Album, 80th
BOX-FOLDER 429/14A Calling Cards
BOX-FOLDER 429/14B Family Tree
BOX-FOLDER 429/17 Automobile
BOX-FOLDER 429/18 Automobile
BOX-FOLDER 429/19 Bank Statements
BOX-FOLDER 429/20 Bills: Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 429/21 Check Stubs [1957]
BOX-FOLDER 430/1 Citibank: Investment Summary
BOX-FOLDER 430/2 Citibank: Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 430/3 Citibank: Statement of Transactions
BOX-FOLDER 430/4 Horizon Gas Company
BOX-FOLDER 430/5 Insurance: Blue Cross
BOX-FOLDER 430/6 Insurance: Equitable Brokers
BOX-FOLDER 430/7 Insurance: Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 430/8 Insurance: Schiff Terhune
BOX-FOLDER 430/9 Insurance: Schiff Terhune
BOX-FOLDER 430/10 Mayfair Travel
BOX-FOLDER 430/11 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 430/12 Safety Deposit Information
BOX-FOLDER 431/1 Stock Investment Stubs
BOX-FOLDER 431/2 Stock Statements
BOX-FOLDER 431/3 Invitations
Legal Papers
BOX-FOLDER 431/4 Attorney Correspondence, 1946-1952
BOX-FOLDER 431/5 Attorney Correspondence, 1953-1967
See also: Subject File: House Un-American Activities Committee
BOX-FOLDER 431/6 Attorney Correspondence, 1970-1978
BOX-FOLDER 431/7 Attorney Correspondence, 1979-1980
BOX-FOLDER 431/8 Attorney Correspondence, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 431/9 Attorney Correspondence, 1982-1984
BOX-FOLDER 432/1 Attorney Correspondence, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 432/2 Attorney Correspondence, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 432/3 Attorney Correspondence. 1987
BOX-FOLDER 432/4 Last Will and Testament
BOX-FOLDER 432/5 Addresses
BOX-FOLDER 432/6 Address Books
BOX-FOLDER 432/7 AC American Music Collection
BOX-FOLDER 432/8 Composition Department Members: Tanglewood
BOX-FOLDER 432/9 Compositions by AC
BOX-FOLDER 432/10 Conducting Engagements
BOX-FOLDER 432/11 Lecture Engagements
BOX-FOLDER 432/12 AC Letter Files
BOX-FOLDER 432/13 Lincoln Portrait Narrators
BOX-FOLDER 432/14 Peekskill Archives
BOX-FOLDER 432/15 Photographs
BOX-FOLDER 432/16 Recordings
BOX-FOLDER 432/17 Television Appearances
BOX-FOLDER 432/18 Trips
BOX-FOLDER 432/19 Unidentified
BOX-FOLDER 432/20 Writings by AC
Medical Records
BOX-FOLDER 433/1 Inoculations
BOX-FOLDER 433/2 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 433/3 Music Assistant Information
BOX-FOLDER 433/4 Passports
BOX-FOLDER 433/5 Passport Information
BOX-FOLDER 433/6 Passport Photos
MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/7 Peekskill House, Architectural Maps and Blueprint
BOX 453 Peekskill House, Architectural Specifications
BOX-FOLDER 433/7 Property Information
BOX-FOLDER 433/8 Property Information
BOX-FOLDER 433/9 Property Information
BOX 434 Rolodex
BOX-FOLDER 433/10 Stamp Collection
BOX 435-463 MAPCASE C-Drw 2/8-9 Awards, 1934-1985
The Awards series contain the artifacts that Copland received from the numerous and myriad honors and awards bestowed on him during his lifetime. Copland accepted his first honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University in 1956, and almost every year thereafter he approved another one either in humane letters or in music. The last one was a Degree of Fine Arts, "Honoris Causa", from the New School for Social Research in 1983. Other tributes conferred on Copland from 1947 to 1982 include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and the Kennedy Center Honors' medal in 1979. In most cases, programs, invitations, and letters accompany the actual degree, award or medal.
Citations, Medals, etc. include certificates, proclamations, plaques, medals, keys to cities and, some cases, accompanying correspondence, programs, reviews and other printed material. Arranged alphabetically by the presenter's name.
BOX 435-438 BOX 457 BOX-FOLDER 458/5 MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/8 Honorary Degrees
MAPCASE C-Drw 2/8 Accademia Filarmonica Romana, 1963 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 438/1 Brandeis University, 1957 (printed materials)
BOX-FOLDER 457/1 Brandeis University, 1957 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 435/1 Brooklyn College, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 435/2 Brown University, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 438/2 The Catholic University of America, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 435/3 Columbia University, 1971 (printed materials)
BOX 457 Columbia University, 1971 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 438/3 Fairfield University, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 435/5 Harvard University, 1961 (printed materials)
BOX-FOLDER 458/5 Harvard University, 1961 (printed materials)
BOX 457 Harvard University, 1961 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 457/3 Illinois Wesleyan, 1958
MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/8 Indiana State University, 1978 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 438/5 Jacksonville University, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 438/6 Kalamazoo College, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 435/6 Kansas State University, 1982 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 435/7 Kansas Sate University, 1982 (Phi Beta Kappa)
BOX-FOLDER 438/7 Long Island University, 1974 (printed materials)
BOX-FOLDER 438/8 Long Island University, 1974 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 436/2 New England Conservatory, 1977
BOX 457 New School for Social Research, 1983 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 438/9 New York University, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 436/3 Oberlin College, 1958
BOX-FOLDER 436/4 Ohio State University, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 436/5 Ottawa University, 1976
MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/8 Peabody Institute, Conservatory of Music, 1969 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 436/6 Princeton University, 1956 (printed materials)
BOX-FOLDER 457/4 Princeton University, 1956 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 436/7 Queens College, 1981
BOX-FOLDER 437/3 Rutgers University, 1967 (printed materials)
MAPCASE-DRAWER C-Drw 2/8 Rutgers University, 1967 (diploma)
BOX-FOLDER 437/4 San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1976
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