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Biographical Materials, circa 1900-1991 (continued)
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.
BOX-FOLDER 67/15 Lucas, E. V., compiler.
The open road: a little book for wayfarers. New York: Henry Holt and Company, undated.
Inscribed to Warren by Gertrude Ross, Christmas, 1920.
BOX-FOLDER 67/16 Methodist Church. Hymnal.
The Methodist hymnal. New York: The Methodist Publishing House, 1939.
Annotated hymn (first line): Holy, holy, holy! Lord God almighty! (author: John B. Dykes)
Accompanying note from Bortin, regarding the last two pages of the hymnal where Warren had listed several hymns by number with the remark "I like." Bortin believed that these numbered hymns were Warren's own choices for her funeral music; almost every hymn listed was later used at her funeral without having read these notations.
BOX-FOLDER 67/17 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
Fatal interview sonnets. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931.
Annotated poem texts: Sonnets nos. 7, 11, 35 and 50.
BOX-FOLDER 67/18 Millay, Edna St. Vincent.
The harp-weaver and other poems. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1923.
Heavily annotated poem: The ballad of the harp-weaver.
Inscribed to Warren from Gertrude Ross.
BOX-FOLDER 68/1-4 Miscellaneous poems.
3 notebooks of poems by various authors, some annotated by Warren, as well as loose poems.
BOX-FOLDER 67/19 Monroe, Harriet and Henderson, Alice Corbin, editors.
The new poetry: an anthology. New York: Macmillan Company, 1918.
Annotated poems: The Congo (author: Vachel Lindsay); Who loves the rain (author: Frances Shaw)
BOX-FOLDER 67/20 Nathan, Robert.
The green leaf: the collected poems of Robert Nathan. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
Annotated poems: Morning in Iowa; and Now blue October.
Laid in: an untitled two-page typed poem (by Nathan?)
BOX-FOLDER 67/21 Page, Kirby, editor.
Religious resources for personal living and social action. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., undated.
Annotated poems/poem texts used by Warren: A prayer (author: Sarum Primer); This is my Father's world (author: Maltbie D. Babcock); A prayer (author: attributed to St. Francis); Hymn of the city (author: William Cullen Bryant)
The prayer attributed to St. Francis became the text for Warren's work A Prayer of St. Francis.
One of the book's endpages contains several notes by Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 66/2 Pratt, Waldo Selden.
The history of music: a handbook and guide for students. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1907.
Heavily annotated by Warren; probably used during her studies at Mills College, Oakland, California.
BOX-FOLDER 66/3 Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay.
Principles of orchestration. Paris: Édition Russe de Musique, 1923.
Heavily annotated by the composer; Warren said that she referred to this volume more than any other text throughout her career.
BOX-FOLDER 67/22 Protestant Episcopal Church.
A hymnal. New York: H. W. Gray Company, 1916.
Annotated hymns (first lines): Hosanna to the Living Lord (author: John B. Dykes); Jesus, from Thy throne on high (author: William H. Monk); and Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin? (authors: Charles Vincent; G.T. Caldbeck)
Accompanying note from Bortin: Hymnal possibly given to Warren by her teacher, Clarence Dickinson. The markings may be his annotations or those of Warren.
BOX-FOLDER 67/23 Quiller-Couch, Arthur, compiler.
The Oxford book of Victorian verse. London: Oxford University Press at the Clarendon Press, 1919.
Annotated poems: A Huguenot (author: Mary E. Coleridge); and Song (author: Richard Le Gallienne)
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