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BOX 4-5 Biographical Materials, 1942-1987
Information about Evett's life such as college transcripts, clippings, and various brief biographical notes. The majority of this material was collected by Evett's brother Kenneth and Kenneth's son David in preparation for a biography on the composer. Interviews with Evett's colleagues and friends found in this series were conducted by Kenneth or David for possible inclusion in such a book.
Arranged alphabetically by format.
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Address book, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Biographies, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/3-6 Clippings, 1942-1946, 1951-1970, 1983, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 College transcripts, 1943, 1951
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 Death certificate, 1975
BOX-FOLDER 3/8 Drawing, circa 1970
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Estate information, 1968-1980 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 Eulogy, obituary, and condolences, 1963, 1975, 1983, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/11-12 Interviews: miscellaneous, 1983-1984 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Interviews: Parris, Robert, 1983-1984
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Interview template and notebooks, 1983-1987 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 Music catalogs, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Photographs, 1968 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 3/9 Scrapbook, 1972
Clippings of Evett's book reviews from the Washington star-news assembled for his fiftieth birthday.
BOX 5 Correspondence, 1952-1975
Letters, cards, and notes both by and to Evett. Some of Evett's correspondents include the writers Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Graves, choreographer Ethel Butler, and fellow composers Karel Husa, Antal Dorati, and Robert Parris. A folder from Evett contains carbon copies of letters sent, often paired with the original correspondence. Aside from material sent by Evett, the largest body of correspondence in this series is from his former secretary, Holly Troxel
Arranged alphabetically by last name of author.
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 Bales, Richard, 1961, 1968, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 Berkofsky, Martin, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Bishop, Elizabeth, 1956-1957
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Butler, Ethel, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 De Schweinitz, Karl, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 Dello Joio, Norman, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Dorati, Antal, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Du Pont, Marcella Miller, 1957 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 Evett, Robert, 1958, 1963-1970, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 Gerber, Steven, 1974 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/13 Graves, Robert, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 5/14 Husa, Karel, 1962-1968
BOX-FOLDER 5/15 Makris, Andreas, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 5/16 Manning, Robert, 1969-1973
BOX-FOLDER 5/17-20 Miscellaneous correspondents, 1952-1970s
BOX-FOLDER 5/21 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1973
BOX-FOLDER 5/22 Parris, Robert, undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/23 Rorem, Ned, undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/24 Rubin, Louis D., Jr. (Louis Decimus), 1972
BOX-FOLDER 5/25 Troxel, Holly, 1968, 1974-1975
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MAPCASE 6
Programs and Poster, 1942-1983
Ephemera documenting performances of Evett's musical compositions.
Arranged chronologically.
MAPCASE-DRAWER 6/15 Poster, 1966
Madison Madrigal Singers performance and program in Florence, Italy
BOX-FOLDER 6/1-6 Programs, 1942-1983
BOX 6 Subject Files, 1943-2001
Clippings, correspondence, notes, and reports organized around specific subjects related to Evett's life and professional work. In some instances, material appears to have been organized by Evett's brother Kenneth and his nephew David such as the file on Amy Antonelli, a scholar researching Evett for her dissertation.
Arranged alphabetically by individual or organization.
BOX-FOLDER 6/7 American Composers Alliance, 1957-1988
Contract, correspondence, and newsletter
BOX-FOLDER 6/8 Antonelli, Amy, 1983-1989
Correspondence and notes
BOX-FOLDER 6/9 Auden, W. H., 1959, 1967-1971, and undated
Clippings
BOX-FOLDER 6/10 Commissions and contracts, 1950-1974 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 6/11 Ellison, Constance, 1972-1974
Clipping and contract
BOX-FOLDER 6/12 Evett, David, 1976, 1987, and undated,
Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 6/13 Evett family members, 1959, 1965-1974, and undated
Clippings and court report
BOX-FOLDER 6/14 Evett, Kenneth, 1962-2001 and undated
Clippings and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 6/15 Forum for professionals and executives, 1971
Meeting minutes
BOX-FOLDER 6/16 Harris, Roy, 1946-1948, 1984, and undated
Clippings and correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 6/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1953-1965, 1984
Clippings, notes, and pamphlets
BOX-FOLDER 6/18 Monadnock letters, 1973-1976 and undated
Correspondence and notes on a cantata
BOX-FOLDER 6/19 Pulitzer prize, 1964
Nomination packet
BOX-FOLDER 6/20 Robert Evett Foundation, 1975
Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 6/21 Telluride files, 1943-1944, 1960, 1974-1975, and undated
Clippings, correspondence, and directory
BOX-FOLDER 6/22 World Library Publications, Inc., 1966-1967
Correspondence
BOX 7-8 Writings, 1958-1975
Published articles, edited drafts, and notes on compositions by Evett. Also found in this series is a partial libretto for Here's Hosanna and inter-office communications from Evett concerning articles prepared for publication. Four folders organized under "The food of love" contain Ehis published articles on specific composers which were possibly intended as the basis for a book. A folder of poems and lyric sheets holds several pages of writing by unidentified authors. Other than the material in this folder, Evett is identified as the primary author of all other writing in this series.
Arranged alphabetically by publication title or subject.
BOX-FOLDER 7/1 Anniversary concerto 75, correction log, undated
Notebook
BOX-FOLDER 7/2 Atlantic monthly (articles), 1969-1971
BOX-FOLDER 7/3 Biographical articles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/4-5 Drafts, 1958, 1970, and undated, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Editing, undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 Editorial proposal, 1964
BOX-FOLDER 7/8-11 The food of love (articles), 1969-1971 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 7/12 Here's Hosanna (libretto), undated
Incomplete
BOX-FOLDER 7/13 Inter-office memos, 1968-1969
BOX-FOLDER 7/14 Miscellaneous articles, undated
Clipping and notebook
BOX-FOLDER 8/1 New Republic (articles), 1952-1958, 1965-1970
BOX-FOLDER 8/2 Poems and lyric sheets, 1957, 1963-1966, and undated
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 Trash (article), undated
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 Washington star-news (articles), 1964-1975 and undated

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