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Business and Organizational Files, 1881-1978 (continued)
BOX 344-345, 446 International Music Fund, 1948-1968
The International Music Fund was created in 1948 by Koussevitzky to further the cause of contemporary music and to help and encourage living composers. It went dormant after his death, but was revived in 1953 by the International Music Council. It aids composers by the performance, publication, recording, and broadcasting of their works, and provides scholarships to music students of various countries. This subseries contains papers relating to its creation, management, and activities. It includes drafts, financial and budget documents, correspondence, brochures, articles, speeches, clippings, reports, programs, press releases and other promotional materials.
BOX-FOLDER 344/1 Clippings and publications
BOX-FOLDER 344/2 Promotional materials
BOX-FOLDER 446/1-4 Scrapbook, 1948-1958
Materials removed from a scrapbook dealing with the I.M.F. Includes photocopies of correspondence, original and photocopied clippings, writings, and programs. May duplicate materials found elsewhere in this series.
BOX-FOLDER 344/3--345/3 Working papers
(11 folders)
BOX-FOLDER 345/4 Miscellany
BOX 462-493, 497-499 Koussevitzky Music Foundation, 1942-1978
The Koussevitzky Music Foundation (KMF) was created by Serge Koussevitzky in May 1942, in memory of his wife Natalie, for the purpose of stimulating the growth of musical culture by commissioning new works and supporting the development of musical talent through varied activities. It should be made clear that the papers contained in this subseries are not those of the corporate entity, rather they belonged to Olga Koussevitzky in her role as president of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation. They span from the creation of the foundation to Olga's death in 1978. The papers are divided into five subseries. The Administrative Materials subseries contains papers relating to the creation of the foundation, its daily operation, and administration of its goals and objectives. Materials by and about composers who received commissions or who were being considered for them are found in the Composers/Artists subseries which also contains items relating to a few other individuals in the performing arts fields. The Subject Files subseries includes materials related to organizations, individuals, and topics that were associated with the foundation. The Financial Papers subseries contains KMF financial and legal materials. The Miscellaneous Correspondence subseries contains inquiries mostly from organizations regarding the foundation. The Scrapbooks contain clippings, programs and promotional materials documenting the activities of the KMF.
Arranged in six subseries: Administrative Materials, Composers/Artists, Subject Files, Financial Papers, Miscellaneous Correspondence, and Scrapbooks.
BOX 462-468, 491-493 Administrative Materials, 1942-1977
Documents related to the creation, management and activities of the Koussevitzky Music Foundation. Materials include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, press releases and other promotional materials, lists of composers under consideration, lists of compositions and recordings, financial information, address books and cards, calendars, drafts, proposals, and notes. The documents relating to the creation of the KMF include such items as by-laws, statements of purpose, formal agreements, descriptive narratives, and correspondence regarding the initial meetings to discuss the formation of the foundation. Also of interest are materials relating to the catalogs of commissioned works; critiques of works by Koussevitzky and others; and documents relating to the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.
Arranged primarily in chronological order. At the end of the chronological run there are several categories of materials that are arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 462/1 1942-1943
BOX-FOLDER 462/2 1944
BOX-FOLDER 462/3 1945
BOX-FOLDER 462/4 1946
BOX-FOLDER 462/5 1947
BOX-FOLDER 462/6 1948
BOX-FOLDER 462/7 1949
BOX-FOLDER 462/8 1950
BOX-FOLDER 462/9 1951
BOX-FOLDER 462/10 1952
BOX-FOLDER 463/1 1953
BOX-FOLDER 463/2 1954
BOX-FOLDER 463/3 1955-1956
BOX-FOLDER 463/4 1957
BOX-FOLDER 463/5 1958
BOX-FOLDER 463/6 1959
BOX-FOLDER 463/7 1960
BOX-FOLDER 463/8 1961
BOX-FOLDER 463/9 1962
BOX-FOLDER 463/10 1963
BOX-FOLDER 463/11 1964
BOX-FOLDER 464/1 1965
BOX-FOLDER 464/2-5 1966
BOX-FOLDER 464/6 1967
BOX-FOLDER 464/7 1968
BOX-FOLDER 464/8 1969
BOX-FOLDER 464/9 1970-1971
BOX-FOLDER 465/1 1972
BOX-FOLDER 465/2 1973
BOX-FOLDER 465/3 1974
BOX-FOLDER 465/4 1975
BOX-FOLDER 465/5 1976
BOX-FOLDER 465/6 1977
BOX-FOLDER 465/7 Address book
BOX 491 Address cards, 1953
BOX 493 Address cards
BOX-FOLDER 465/8 Addresses
BOX 492 Cards containing addresses and musical works under various categories
BOX 466 Catalogs of commissioned works materials
Includes correspondence, proofs and final copies of the catalogs, typed lists of commissions, additions and corrections to catalogs, and composer entries.
BOX-FOLDER 465/9 Critiques
Critiques of works by Koussevitzky and others.
BOX 467 Library of Congress materials
Documents relating to the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. Includes founding documents; drafts of the agreement; correspondence with Library of Congress officials Harold Spivacke, Edward Waters, Don Leavitt, and others; lists of non-commissioned manuscripts presented to the foundation; programs; invitations; promotional materials; press releases; and publications. It also includes an unsigned instrument of gift from 1952 donating Koussevitzky's papers to the Library of Congress.
BOX-FOLDER 468/1 Miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 468/2 Music purchased by the KMF
BOX-FOLDER 468/3 Stationery and letterhead
BOX 469-475 Composers/Artists, 1943-1977
Materials by and about commissioned composers. This subseries also pertains to non-commissioned composers, and other artists. Includes applications, correspondence, scores, brochures, flyers, programs, clippings, promotional materials, telegrams, letters of recommendation, and biographical and professional information.
Arranged alphabetically by last name.
BOX-FOLDER 469/1 Amato, Bruno
BOX-FOLDER 469/2 Amy, Gilbert
BOX-FOLDER 469/3 Ansermet, Ernst
BOX-FOLDER 469/4 Antones, Jorge
BOX-FOLDER 469/5 Antoniou, Theodore
BOX-FOLDER 469/6 Avshalomov, Jacob
BOX-FOLDER 469/7 Babbitt, Milton
BOX-FOLDER 469/8 Balanchine, George
BOX-FOLDER 469/9 Balassa, Sándor
BOX-FOLDER 469/10 Barber, Samuel
BOX-FOLDER 469/11 Barthelson, Joyce
BOX-FOLDER 469/12 Bartók, Béla
BOX-FOLDER 469/13 Bazelon, Irwin
BOX-FOLDER 469/14 Becerra-Schmidt, Gustavo
BOX-FOLDER 469/15 Beckett, Walter
BOX-FOLDER 469/16 Ben-Haim, Paul
BOX-FOLDER 469/17 Bennett, Richard Rodney
BOX-FOLDER 469/18 Berger, Arthur
BOX-FOLDER 469/19 Bergsma, William
BOX-FOLDER 469/20 Berio, Luciano
BOX-FOLDER 469/21 Bernstein, Leonard
BOX-FOLDER 469/22 Birtwistle, Harrison
BOX-FOLDER 469/23 Blackwood, Easley
BOX-FOLDER 469/24 Blitzstein, Marc
BOX-FOLDER 469/25 Bloch, Ernest
BOX-FOLDER 469/26 Bolcom, William
BOX-FOLDER 469/27 Boulez, Pierre
BOX-FOLDER 469/28 Britten, Benjamin
BOX-FOLDER 469/29 Brown, Earle
BOX-FOLDER 469/30 Burgin, Richard
BOX-FOLDER 469/31 "B" miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 470/1 Cage, John
BOX-FOLDER 470/2 Carpenter, Kurt
BOX-FOLDER 470/3 Carter, Elliott
BOX-FOLDER 470/4 Carvalho, Eleazar
BOX-FOLDER 470/5 Cerha, Friedrich
BOX-FOLDER 470/6 Chávez, Carlos
BOX-FOLDER 470/7 Chou, Wen-Chung
BOX-FOLDER 470/8 Cisek, Richard M.
BOX-FOLDER 470/9 Colgrass, Michael
BOX-FOLDER 470/9a Copland, Aaron
BOX-FOLDER 470/10 Cordero, Roque
BOX-FOLDER 470/11 Costinescu, Gheorghe
BOX-FOLDER 470/12 Cowell, Henry
BOX-FOLDER 470/13 Crumb, George
BOX-FOLDER 470/14 Dahl, Ingolf
BOX-FOLDER 470/15 Dallapiccola, Luigi
BOX-FOLDER 470/16 Dalvit, Lewis
BOX-FOLDER 470/17 Dankner, Stephen
BOX-FOLDER 470/18 Darden, Charles
BOX-FOLDER 470/19 Davidovsky, Mario
BOX-FOLDER 470/20 Davies, Peter Maxwell
BOX-FOLDER 470/21 Dello Joio, Norman
BOX-FOLDER 470/22 Diamond, David
BOX-FOLDER 470/23 Dodge, Charles
BOX-FOLDER 470/24 Dorati, Antal
BOX-FOLDER 470/25 Douglas, Bill
BOX-FOLDER 470/26 Druckman, Jacob
BOX-FOLDER 470/27 Dugger, Edwin
BOX-FOLDER 470/28 Durko, Zsolt
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