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BOX 1 Closing Activities, 1945-1952, circa 1973
Materials relating to the cessation of Modern Music.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Modern Music, 1924-1946: Footnotes to its History, by Minna Lederman, circa 1973
Typewritten manuscript; 22 p.
This document serves as an introduction (with footnotes) to the collection.
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 "The Crisis," written by Minna Lederman, undated
Provides general information.
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: decision to discontinue, by Minna Lederman, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: auditor's report and supplement, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: financing report--small magazine budgets, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: last press release, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: three New York press clippings (New York Sun, New York Times and the New York Tribune), 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: closing announcement to donors, 1946-1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Closing activities: return of money, 1946-1947
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Carpenter, John Alden
  • Harvard University, Music Department: G. Wallace Woodworth
  • Ives, Mrs. Charles E. (photocopies)
  • Jacobi, Frederick
  • Latouche, John and Theodora
  • Moore, Douglas
  • Piston, Walter
  • Raksin, David
  • Rockefeller brothers; Arthur Packard and Arthur Jones, lawyers
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Preliminary letters: correspondence between Minna Lederman and Claire Reis, July-Sept., 1944
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Fundraising: appeals, 1945-1946
  • American Council for Learned Societies: Donald Goodchild
  • Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague
  • Eastman School of Music: Howard Hanson
  • Field Foundation / Yale University Press: E.M. Church
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Fundraising: grants pledged and received, 1945-1946
  • Bernstein, Leonard and Helen Coates, secretary
  • Carpenter, John Alden
  • Columbia University: Douglas Moore
  • Harvard University: Walter Piston, G. Wallace Woodworth
  • Ives, Mrs. Charles E. (photocopies)
  • Jacobi, Frederick
  • Latouche, John and Theodora
  • Raksin, David
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Budget proposal, brochure on Modern Music--a plea for funding, 1945-1946
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Grant correspondence from Modern Music to Rockefeller Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, and Aaron Copland, 1945-1947
Carbons of letters
Contains original replies and related general information.
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Minutes of Modern Music committee meetings, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Proposed acquisition by G. Schirmer, Inc., 1947
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 G. Schirmer publication of Wozzeck guide, general information by Minna Lederman, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 G. Schirmer publication of Wozzeck guide, correspondence, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 G. Schirmer publication of Wozzeck guide, reprint of guide, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 1/11-15 Letters of regret, 1947
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Burk, John N.
  • Carpenter, John Alden
  • Chávez, Carlos
  • Einstein, Alfred
  • Frankenstein, Alfred
  • Ginastera, Alberto
  • Harrison, Lou
  • Jacobi, Frederick
  • Moore, Douglas
  • Morton, Lawrence
  • Shepherd, Arthur
  • Smallens, Alexander
  • Thompson, Randall
  • Weinzweig, John
  • Woodworth, G. Wallace
  • Yates, Peter
BOX 1 Lederman Manuscripts, circa 1983
An edited typewritten manuscript of The Life and Death of a Small Magazine (Modern Music, 1924-1946), by Minna Lederman. Contains editorial markings and corrections; 136 p. The manuscript is divided into chapters.
BOX-FOLDER 1/16 Manuscript preface: reject pages
15 p.
BOX-FOLDER 1/17 Chapter one: "In the Beginning"
BOX-FOLDER 1/18 Chapter two: "The Horizon Widens"
BOX-FOLDER 1/19 Chapter three: "Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs"
BOX-FOLDER 1/20 Chapter four: "War--Before, During and After"
BOX-FOLDER 1/21 Chapter five: "Crisis and Closing" and "Envoi"
BOX 2 Correspondence, 1925-1973
Includes originals of letters sent to Modern Music, carbon copies of replies, photocopies of letters found in other Library of Congress Music Division collections (collected and copied by Minna Lederman and her assistants), and typescripts of articles submitted to Modern Music.
Arranged alphabetically by name.
BOX-FOLDER 2/1 Antheil, George, 1925-1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/2 Berg, Alban, 1930-1935
BOX-FOLDER 2/3 Berman, Eugene, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/4 Blitzstein, Eva G., 1936
BOX-FOLDER 2/5 Bowles, Paul, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 2/6 Brecht, Bertolt, 1935-1936
BOX-FOLDER 2/7 Breton, André, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/8 Brunswick, Mark, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 2/9 Chanler, Theodore, 1946-1961
Columbia University. Office of Radio Research
see Office of Radio Research
BOX-FOLDER 2/10 Coolidge, Elizabeth Sprague, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 2/11 Copland, Aaron, 1935-1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/12 Cowell, Henry, 1937-1940
BOX-FOLDER 2/13 Cowell, Sidney Robertson, 1943-1973
BOX-FOLDER 2/14 Denby, Edwin, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 2/15 Diamond, David, 1939-1940
BOX-FOLDER 2/16 Einstein, Alfred, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 2/17 Ewen, David, 1930-1935
BOX-FOLDER 2/18 Fine, Irving, 1944-1945
BOX-FOLDER 2/19 Gatti, Guido, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 2/20 Gilman, Lawrence, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 2/21 Heinsheimer, Hans, 1939
Contents of this folder not located as of Feb. 1993.
BOX-FOLDER 2/22 Ives, Harmony Twichell, 1945-1947
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Jacobi, Frederick, 1937-1945
BOX-FOLDER 2/24 Kirstein, Lincoln, 1934-1937 and 1946-1948
BOX-FOLDER 2/25 Kubik, Gail, 1943-1944
BOX-FOLDER 2/23 Mason, Redfern, 1928
Filed with Frederick Jacobi.
BOX-FOLDER 2/26 McPhee, Colin, 1943
BOX-FOLDER 2/27 Office of Radio Research, 1943
Letter from Paul Lazarsfeld to Dr. John G. Peatman.
BOX-FOLDER 2/28 Partisan Review, 1942-1943
BOX-FOLDER 2/29 Piston, Walter, 1945-1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/30 Rosenfeld, Paul, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/31 Saminsky, Lazare, 1925-1940
BOX-FOLDER 2/32 Schoenberg, Arnold, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 2/33 Shapero, Harold, 1945-1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/34 Still, William Grant, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 2/35 Stravinsky, Igor, 1944
Includes Minna Lederman's description and related commentary.
BOX-FOLDER 2/36 Stuckenschmidt, H. H., 1930
BOX-FOLDER 2/37 Thompson, Randall, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 2/38 Thomson, Virgil, 1933-1946
BOX-FOLDER 2/39 Villa-Lobos, Heitor, 1940
BOX 3-4, 8 Iconography, 1909-1974
Dates given refer to original portraits, not reproductions.
BOX-FOLDER 3/1 General introductory notes by Minna Lederman
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 Antheil, George. Original pencil sketch of Antheil by Boris Smirnoff, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Antheil, George. Reproduction of sketch of Antheil by Smirnoff
Reproduced in Modern Music in May 1931.
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Argentine composers:
  • Castro, José Maria
  • Castro, Juan José
  • Castro, Washington
  • Ficher, Jacobo
  • Gianneo, Luis
  • Morillo, Robert Garcéa
BOX-FOLDER 3/2 Australian composers. Reproduction of drawings by B. Bowker, 1909
  • Agneo, Roy
  • Hill, Alfred
  • Hutchins, Frank
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Bartók, Bela. Reproduction of sketch of Bartók by J. Kmetty, 1925
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Bartók, Bela. Reproduction of sketch of Bartók, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Berg, Alban. Reproduction of sketch of Berg by B.F. Dolbin, 1935
Includes a photocopy of photo of Berg with Franz Rederer from 1934.
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Berlin, Irving. Reproduction of sketch of Berlin by Stan[?], 1924
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Blitzstein, Marc. Reproduction of sketch of Blitzstein by Julian Levy, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Bloch, Ernest. Reproduction of sketch of Bloch by Ralph Stackpole, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Boulanger, Nadia. Reproduction of drawing of Boulanger by Clarence Brodeur
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Büchner, Georg. Reproduction of sketch of Büchner by HST, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/3 Buffano, Remo. Reproduction of sketch of Buffano by Frueh, 1926
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Canadian composers. Reproduction of drawings by L. Orr, 1941
  • Applebaum, Louis
  • Ridoud, Geoffrey
  • Weinzweig, John
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Carpenter, John Alden. Reproduction of painting of Carpenter by Glyn Philpot, 1931
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Castro, Washington. Reproduction of line drawing of Castro, initialed "DW," undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Caturla, Alejandro Garcia. Reproduction of sketch of Caturla by Garcia Mora, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Chávez, Carlos. Reproductions of drawings of Chávez by Covarrubias, Rivera and Frueh, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Chávez, Carlos. Reproduction of drawing of Chávez by Tamayo, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Cocteau, Jean. Photocopy of photo of Cocteau by B. Abbott, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Copland, Aaron. Reproductions of portraits of Copland by Dolbin, Frueh and O'Brien, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/4 Cowell, Henry. Reproduction of drawing of Cowell by C. Trowbridge, undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Delaunois, Raymonde. Reproduction of portrait, 1924
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Diaghilev, Serge. Reproduction of sketch of Diaghilev by Larioun [?], 1924
BOX-FOLDER 3/5 Falla, Manuel de. Reproductions of drawings of Falla by Picasso, 1920
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Gershwin, George. Reproductions of drawings of Gershwin by Frueh, 1924 and 1935
BOX-FOLDER 3/6 Graham, Martha. Photocopy of photo of Graham from Le Sacre du Printemps, 1930
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