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BOX 61-62, 65, 75, 84 Biographical Materials, circa 1900-1991
Awards and honors, several autobiographical essays, an interview transcript by Virginia Bortin, a list of premieres of Warren's works, address and telephone books, and other miscellaneous writings and items.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Autobiographical Materials, circa 1900-1988
BOX-FOLDER 65/21-38, 84/1 Awards and honors, 1936-1990
Awards, certificates of recognition, honorary degrees, and other items.
BOX-FOLDER 75/1 Baby book, circa 1900-1916
Baby book documents Warren's first 16 years (photocopy)
BOX-FOLDER 75/2 California driver's license, 1986
This was the last California driver's license issued to Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 75/3 Curriculum vitae, undated
BOX-FOLDER 75/4 Household-related documents, undated
Contents: detailed lists/inventories of Warren's music and sound recordings with various storage locations within her house; also, detailed household instructions for hired staff and general material that describes the Warren home.
BOX-FOLDER 75/5 Questionnaire and surveys, 1955, 1978, 1988
Contents: a questionnaire (1988) that was filled out by Warren for Patrice Donald, a music graduate student at Smith College, Northampton, Mass.; a survey (1978) filled out by Warren for a book on women composers by Ardis O. Higgins; and, a survey (1955) filled out by Warren for the American Music Center, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 75/6 Special events list, undated
List contains Warren's major works with details regarding the premiere performances.
BOX-FOLDER 75/7 Writings (drafts), undated
Several autobiographical drafts, edited and re-worked for various purposes.
Biographical Materials by Others, circa 1951-1991
BOX-FOLDER 75/8 Bibliographical lists, undated
Contents: two lists which list books detailing Warren's life and works.
BOX-FOLDER 75/9 Biographical writings by others, undated
Essays and brief biographical writings by several authors, including Virginia Bortin, ASCAP, thesis/dissertations by graduate students, and other articles written for reference works, concert programs.
BOX-FOLDER 75/10 Griffin, Z. Wayne (husband: biographical material), 1951
Copy of the Who's who in Los Angeles County, California, 1950-1951 entry for Elinor Remick Warren's husband, Z. Wayne Griffin.
BOX-FOLDER 75/11 Interview transcript, 1986
Interview (biographical) conducted by Virginia Bortin made for an article written by Mrs. Tommie Ewert Carl, of American Women Composers, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 75/12 Obituaries, April-May 1991
Newspaper obituaries taken from several California newspapers, appearing shortly after Warren's death, April 27, 1991; also includes two copies of the memorial service held at Warren's church, Wilshire United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, Calif. on May 1, 1991.
Address and Telephone Books, circa 1940s-1990
Three undated address books, as well as contact books devoted to musicians, musical organizations and other related professional contacts. Also included are several mailing lists.
Arranged first by subject, then chronologically by date therein.
BOX-FOLDER 62/1-3 Address/telephone directories, undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/4 Address/telephone directory (Professional Musicians/Organizations), undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/5 Address/telephone list (Choral directors), undated
BOX-FOLDER 62/6 Address list, circa 1987
Handwritten address list made for mailing flyers announcing the issue of Warren's first cd/cassette issue by Cambria Records; a separate list of addresses for mailing complimentary cassettes.
BOX-FOLDER 62/7 Address list, circa 1987
Typed address/mailing list made for mailing gift copies of the recently published biography on Warren by Virginia Bortin.
BOX-FOLDER 62/8 Address lists, circa December 1990
Typed lists of names/addresses that appear to be her final Christmas holiday mailing lists - personal (9 pages) and professional (3 pages)
BOX 74 Programs, 1920s-2000s
Concert programs that feature Warren as a composer, as soloist, or accompanist.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 74/1-8 1920s-2000s
BOX 74 Publicity Materials, 1961-1987
Chiefly music publisher catalogs listing Warren's works, reviews, and other advertisements.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically therein.
Works by Warren, 1961-1976
BOX-FOLDER 74/9 Announcements, 1961, 1971, 1976
BOX-FOLDER 74/10 List of orchestral performances of Warren's works, undated
BOX-FOLDER 74/11-13 Reviews, undated
Includes an alphabetical file of works by title.
Other, 1987 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 74/14 Elinor Remick Warren: Pianist, Composer (Promotional brochure featuring Warren as pianist and composer), undated
Three copies.
BOX-FOLDER 74/15 Published Compositions by Elinor Remick Warren, undated
Alphabetical listing by type of work, publishers listed; 6 pages.
Two copies; one copy is extensively annotated.
BOX-FOLDER 74/16 Selected Compositions from the Published Works of Elinor Remick Warren, undated
Alphabetical listing by type of work, publishers listed; 8 pages.
Three copies; one copy is extensively annotated.
BOX-FOLDER 74/17 Selected Compositions from the Published Works of Elinor Remick Warren, undated
Alphabetical listing by type of work, publishers listed; 11 pages.
Five copies; three copies are extensively annotated.
BOX-FOLDER 74/18 Selected Compositions from the Published Works of Elinor Remick Warren, undated
Alphabetical listing by type of work, publishers listed; 11 pages.
One copy; the latest published brochure of Warren's works.
BOX-FOLDER 74/19 Published works of Warren by the Theodore Presser Company, undated
One brochure lists Warren's songs originally published by Oliver Ditson Company; the second leaflet promotes her new work, Transcontinental.
BOX-FOLDER 74/20 Carl Fischer, Inc. magazine advertisement, undated
This one-page magazine advertisement lists Warren's larger-scale works for orchestra, chorus with orchestra and for solo voice with orchestra published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
BOX-FOLDER 74/21 Elinor Remick Warren: her life and her music (1987 biography of Warren by Virginia Bortin), undated
This one-page book advertisement (a copy of the inner portion of the dust jacket), provides an abstract of Bortin's biography of Warren.
BOX 51-57 Scrapbooks , circa 1922-1992
Warren's personal scrapbooks, each containing press clippings, reviews, programs featuring Warren's works or Warren as pianist, assisting artist, or accompanist, articles about Warren's professional and private life, and other materials. Scrapbooks documenting Warren's early career were disposed of by Warren shortly after her mother's death in 1958, believing that there would be no historical interest in retaining them. Later, the earliest scrapbooks (pre-1936) were re-constructed from duplicate clippings, reviews, programs, etc. still found in Warren's possessions, which were photocopied and re-assembled into a scrapbook.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 57/1 1922-1940
Warren disposed of the scrapbook that covered her earliest professional period (1922-1940) after her mother's death in 1958, believing that it would be of no interest to anyone in the future; this scrapbook, documenting her earliest professional musical activies, was later re-constructed from other materials still found among Warren's papers.
BOX-FOLDER 51/1 1935-1941
BOX-FOLDER 52/1 1941-1951
BOX-FOLDER 53/1 1951-1959
BOX-FOLDER 54/1 1959-1962
BOX-FOLDER 55/1 1962-1972
BOX-FOLDER 56/1 1971-1982
BOX-FOLDER 57/2 1983-1992
BOX 66-68 Books, 1900-1979
The majority of Warren's collection of music-related books and her extensive library of poetry books were gifted to the New York Public Library, circa 1994, prior to the family's final decision to donate the collection to the Library of Congress. These books are annotated by Warren or represent rare printings of works pertaining to her family's history. Several poetry books contain Warren's annotations, fragments of musical notation, and other markings on poems that became settings for her songs.
Arranged alphabetically by author surname.
BOX-FOLDER 67/1 Aiken, Conrad, compiler.
Modern American poets. New York: The Modern Library, Publishers, 1940.
Annotated poems: Irradiations (author: unknown); Autumnal clouds (author: unknown); The Second walk in the garden (author: unknown); Blue symphony (author: unknown); and Green symphony (author: unknown)
Attached note from Bortin: "Here are the markings which show how [Warren] changed this text, printed in the score of Suite for orchestra. Still, the 2nd movement text is not here."
BOX-FOLDER 66/1 American Music Center, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts. Composer/Librettist Program Collection at the American Music Center. New York: American Music Center, Inc., [1979]
Annotated by Warren; Warren's Good morning, America! is listed on page 87.
BOX-FOLDER 67/2 Browning, Robert.
The complete poetical works of Robert Browning. New York: Macmillan Company, 1917 .
Annotated by Warren (page 230)
BOX-FOLDER 67/3 Burns, Robert.
The poems of Robert Burns. London: Routledge, undated.
Annotated poems include: A red, red rose; Farewell to Nancy; accompanied by written notes by Virginia Bortin.
BOX-FOLDER 67/4 Carman, Bliss.
Bliss Carman's poems. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931.
Annotated poem: In the day of battle.
Laid into the original volume: one typed poem (two pages) found by Virginia Bortin prior to sending the book to the New York Public Library.
BOX-FOLDER 67/5 Cecil, David.
The Oxford book of Christian verse. London: Oxford University Press at the Clarendon Press, 1940.
Annotated poems: God be in my head (author: anonymous); and A Hymn on the seasons (author: James Thomson)
BOX-FOLDER 67/6 De La Mare, Walter.
Peacock pie. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Annotated poems: Hide and seek; The Little old cupid.
BOX-FOLDER 67/7 Drinkwater, John.
Poems, 1908-1919. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.
Inscribed by Warren's teacher - Gertrude Ross, Christmas, 1919.
BOX-FOLDER 67/8 Farjeon, Eleanor.
Sing for your supper. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938.
Annotated poems: Nine red horsemen; This holy night.
BOX-FOLDER 67/9 Frost, Robert.
Collected poems of Robert Frost. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1939.
Annotated poems: The Road not taken; The Rose family; Two tramps in mud time; also, the table of contents (3 pages) contains several annotations/marks.
Several typed Frost poems are attached to the photocopy of the book's texts: October; The Road not taken; Acquainted with the night; Acceptance; Dust of snow; and Reluctance.
BOX-FOLDER 67/10 Hillyer, Robert.
The collected verse of Robert Hillyer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.
Annotated poem text: XXth century.
BOX-FOLDER 67/11 Holy Bible: Old Testament; Revised Standard Version, volume I. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.
Annotated texts: Genesis: 12-14; 20.
Warren used the texts from Genesis chapters 12-14, 20 for her work Abram in Egypt.
BOX-FOLDER 67/12 Holy Bible: Old Testament; Revised Standard Version, volume II. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.
Annotated texts: Psalms 89, 108; Isaiah chapters 12, 25, 51, 55-56, 58, 63-64.
Warren also has notes found on the book's endpages.
BOX-FOLDER 67/13 Huber, Miriam Blanton, editor.
Story and verse for children. New York: Macmillan Company, undated.
Annotated poems: The Wonderful world (author: William Brighty Rands); The Night will never stay (author: Eleanor Farjeon)
BOX-FOLDER 67/14 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.
Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, Publishers, 1901.
Annotated poem texts: Hymn to the night; A Psalm of life; The Building of the ship; The Song of Hiawatha: Hiawatha's departure.
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