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BOX 9-16, 28 Materials Relating to Henry Cowell, 1915-1992
Personal narratives by Sidney Robertson Cowell on Henry Cowell's life and work; articles and essays by and about Henry Cowell; discographical material; and photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs with annotations by Sidney Robertson Cowell.
Miscellaneous Material by and about Henry Cowell, 1920-1992
Personal narratives by Sidney Robertson Cowell, discographical material, information about family, articles and essays by Henry Cowell, articles about Henry Cowell, clippings.
BOX-FOLDER 9/9 Narratives about Henry Cowell and Sidney Robertson Cowell written by SRC, 1971, undated
BOX-FOLDER 9/10 Biographical essay on Henry Cowell (possibly written by SRC), undated
BOX-FOLDER 9/11 Narrative on honors bestowed upon Henry Cowell, written by SRC, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 9/12 “HC and Foreign State Department Assignments,” written by SRC, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 9/13 Material on Henry Cowell and Iran, 1957, 1975-1977, 1988, undated
BOX-FOLDER 9/14 “HC and the National Institute of Arts and Letters,” written by SRC, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 9/15 Narrative on Henry Cowell’s wristwatch, written by SRC, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 9/16 Materials relating to Henry Cowell’s discography
Includes SRC’s addenda to American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 9/17 “Anniversary Pieces: Music by Henry Cowell for His Wife, 1941-1965,” list compiled in 1979
BOX-FOLDER 9/18 “Music photocopied for me in 1985, from a closed private collection, which I may not identify, in Northern California,” 1985
see also Container 29
BOX-FOLDER 9/19 Materials relating to Olive Cowell (Henry Cowell’s stepmother), 1976, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 9/20 “Henrietta,” by Sidney Robertson Cowell, undated
A narrative about Henry Cowell’s first stepmother.
BOX-FOLDER 9/21 Miscellaneous documents by SRC on Henry Cowell, undated
BOX-FOLDER 9/22 “The Composer’s World,” by Henry Cowell, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 9/23 “International Music?” by Henry Cowell, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 9/24 “Oriental Influence on Western Music,” by Henry Cowell, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 9/25 “Piano Instruction Course,” by Henry Cowell, 1920
BOX-FOLDER 9/26 “Music is My Weapon” essay by Henry Cowell, [194?]
Photocopy of essay from This I Believe (Series 2), ed. by Raymond Swing, 1954.
BOX-FOLDER 9/27 “Tonal Therapy,” by Henry Cowell, 1922
BOX-FOLDER 9/28 “The Music of Henry Cowell,” by Hugo Weisgall
Reprint from The Musical Quarterly, October 1959.
BOX-FOLDER 9/29 Henry Cowell: March 10, 1912, 50th Anniversary/March 11, 1897, 65th Birthday. S.l.: Broadcast Music, Inc., 1962
BOX-FOLDER 9/30 “Piano Music” by Henry Cowell. New York: Folkways Records, 1963
Handwritten comment by SRC: “mostly by SRC.”
BOX-FOLDER 9/31 “How May a Composer Live in the Whole World of Music?” by David Hall, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 “Henry Cowell BMI.” S.l.: Broadcast Music, Inc., 1965
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 Newspaper clipping annotated by SRC, 1987
“Henry by Sidney” Material, circa 1980-circa 1990
Draft material for a biography that Sidney Robertson Cowell was planning to write about Henry Cowell called “Henry by Sidney.”
BOX-FOLDER 10/3-26 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 11/1-15 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 12/1-23 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 13/1-18 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 14/1-16 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 15/1-12 Draft material for biography
BOX-FOLDER 16/1-9 Draft material for biography
Music by Henry Cowell, 1915-circa 1950
Photocopies of a selection of Henry Cowell holographs that are held in the Library of Congress Music Division. Many contain annotations by Sidney Robertson Cowell.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 28/7 “The Changes Change” Continuation, 1917
Lichtenwanger no. 954.
BOX-FOLDER 28/16 Chrysanthemums, 1936
Lichtenwanger no. 526.
BOX-FOLDER 28/17 Clusteriana no. 1: Analysis of tone cluster examples in the form of movement of one cluster, 1916-1917?
Lichtenwanger no. 956.
BOX-FOLDER 28/8 Consecration, 1917
Lichtenwanger no. 230.
BOX-FOLDER 28/9 For Violin, [1924-1926?]
Lichtenwanger no. 962.
BOX-FOLDER 28/10 For Xmas ’20, 1920
Lichtenwanger no. 312.
BOX-FOLDER 28/18 Japanese children’s song
A transcription of Chi Papa (The Bird) by Henry Cowell from SRC’s tape made circa 1950.
BOX-FOLDER 28/11 Letter [to J.O. Varian], [1915-1916?]
Lichtenwanger no. 217.
BOX-FOLDER 28/12 Polyphonica no. 1, 1916
Lichtenwanger no. 953.
BOX-FOLDER 28/13 Polyphonica no. 2, 1916
Lichtenwanger no. 953.
BOX-FOLDER 28/14 System, 1918-1919
Lichtenwanger no. 258.
BOX-FOLDER 28/15 The Word Eternal, 1917?
Lichtenwanger no. 955
BOX 17 Biographical Material, 1901-1989 , bulk 1929-1985
Autobiographical narratives and essays; anecdotes, personal thoughts and musings on various subjects; articles, clippings and reviews; family histories and documents; drawings; diary; passport; diploma from Stanford University.
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 Autobiographical narratives (drafts), 1970, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/2 Autobiographical narratives (drafts), 1971, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/3 Biographical essays and curriculum vita, 1978, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/4 Anecdotes from travels in the 1930s, circa 1947
BOX-FOLDER 17/5 Diary--Ireland, London, Amsterdam, Lugano, Greece, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 17/6 Personal health history, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 17/7 Anecdotes from various dates
BOX-FOLDER 17/8 Personal thoughts
BOX-FOLDER 17/9 “What It Is to Grow Old,” handwritten by SRC, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/10 Notices of activities, 1951, 1959, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/11 Miscellaneous notes, musings
BOX-FOLDER 17/12 Articles about Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1957, 1980, 1982
BOX-FOLDER 17/13 Clippings about Sidney Robertson Cowell and reviews of her work, 1929-1985, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/14 Identity documents, 1921, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 17/15 Leland Stanford Junior University diploma of graduation, 1924
BOX-FOLDER 17/16 Miscellaneous biographical material
BOX-FOLDER 17/17 Drawings by Sidney Robertson Cowell
BOX-FOLDER 17/18 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 17/19 Hawkins and Morrison-Tonnelle family histories, undated
BOX-FOLDER 17/23 "Hawkins Family History" by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1987
Transcribed from tape.
Includes a three-page document "About C.A. Hawkins and Mabel Hawkins," supplementary to tapes by SRC for family members, September 20, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 17/20 Miscellaneous Hawkins family documents
BOX-FOLDER 17/21 Documents relating to Odelia Comba Hawkins relatives, 1901
BOX-FOLDER 17/22 Letter to John regarding the Binkley family relations, 1982
BOX 18-20 Writings and Publications, 1911-1990
Published articles, essays, program notes, and reviews by Sidney Robertson Cowell; unpublished writings by Sidney Robertson Cowell, including drafts, anecdotes, personal narratives, project proposals, class notes, fiction and poetry; also includes books, journals, and reports written by others.
Published Writings by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1938-1988
Articles, essays, program notes, reviews, and obituaries.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 18/1 “The Songs of a Nation Collect a Forgotten Claim,” 1938
BOX-FOLDER 18/2 “The Recording of Folk Music in California,” 1942
BOX-FOLDER 18/3 American Folk Song and Folk Lore: A Regional Bibliography, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 18/4 “White Spirituals,” 1943
BOX-FOLDER 18/5 Program notes written for Boston Symphony Orchestra performance of Henry Cowell’s Short symphony no. 4, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 18/6 “Old Harp Singing,” 1951
BOX-FOLDER 18/7 Review of Dances of Early California Days, by Lucile K. Czarnowski, [1950?]
BOX-FOLDER 18/8 Review of American Folk Songs of Protest, by John Greenway, [1953?]
BOX-FOLDER 18/9 “Songs from Cape Breton Island,” 1955
BOX-FOLDER 18/10 “Wolf River Songs,” 1956
BOX-FOLDER 18/11 “Songs of Aran,” 1957
BOX-FOLDER 18/12 Review of The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads, vol. I, by Bertrand Harris Bronson, [1959?]
BOX-FOLDER 18/13 Review of Shanties from the Seven Seas, compiled by Stan Hugill, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 18/14 “The Connection between the Precenting of Psalms on Cape Breton Island and in Colonial New England Churches,” 1962
BOX-FOLDER 18/15 Obituary of Percy Grainger, 1962
BOX-FOLDER 18/16 Review of The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads, vol. II, by Bertrand Harris Bronson, 1963
BOX-FOLDER 18/17 “Early American Spirituals,” 1967
BOX-FOLDER 18/18 Obituary of Charles Seeger, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 18/19 Introduction in Jaime de Angulo: The Music of the Indians of Northern California, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 18/20 Two reviews attributed to Henry Cowell but were actually written by SRC, 1945, 1959
BOX-FOLDER 18/21 Miscellaneous items, 1956, 1987, undated
Unpublished Writings by Sidney Robertson Cowell, 1911-1990
Narratives on Collecting, 1986-1990
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