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Leonard Bernstein collection, circa 1900-1995

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Writings, 1928-1991 (continued)
BOX 69-104, 197, 198A General Writings Chronology
Includes Bernstein's notebooks from school, newspaper and journal articles, original poetry and song lyrics, program notes, speeches and lectures, radio and television scripts, general notes and correspondence related to his professional activities, and a significant number of concert talks from Thursday Evening Previews.
Arranged chronologically
BOX-FOLDER 69/1 [annotated text: Graded classics fifth reader], 1928-1929
BOX-FOLDER 69/2 [Geometry notebook, Boston Latin School], 1932-1933
BOX-FOLDER 69/3 [correspondence: Leonard Bernstein to Beatrice Gordon; Jennie and Samuel Bernstein to Beatrice; Sid Ramin to Leonard Bernstein (1933)], 1933-1957
BOX-FOLDER 69/4 [English notebook (photocopy), Boston Latin School], 1934-1935
BOX-FOLDER 69/5 Father's books [essay, Boston Latin School], 1935 February 11
BOX-FOLDER 69/6 [notes on Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Boston Latin School], circa 1935
BOX-FOLDER 69/7 [Harvard exam blue book: German], 1935 December
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BOX-FOLDER 69/8 [Harvard lesson and exam blue books: Italian], 1935-1936
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BOX-FOLDER 69/9 [Harvard exam blue books: English and Comparative Literature], 1935-1938
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BOX-FOLDER 69/10 [Harvard notes: History of the Fine Arts and Literary History], 1936 February-May
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BOX-FOLDER 69/11 Some remarks on an untouched phase of the immediate aesthetic enjoyment of Shakespeare [Harvard paper], 1936-1937
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BOX-FOLDER 69/12 Dorothy Parker: Résumé [poem analysis, Harvard], 1937 March 31
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BOX-FOLDER 69/13 Color analysis [Aesthetics (Philosophy) paper, Harvard], 1937 April 23
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BOX-FOLDER 69/14 [Aesthetics analysis, Harvard], circa 1937
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BOX-FOLDER 69/15 The autobiography of John Dos Pathos [poem], circa 1937
BOX-FOLDER 69/16 The black spawn of Aristotle [Harvard paper], circa 1937
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BOX-FOLDER 69/17 Song and dance. A general and comprehensive survey of the Elizabethan music and dance [Harvard paper], circa 1937
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BOX-FOLDER 69/18 Boston takes a bow [Harvard Advocate(?) review, published in Modern Music as "Season of premieres in Boston"], 1938 January
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BOX-FOLDER 69/19 The occult [short story, Harvard], 1938 February 24
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BOX-FOLDER 69/20 The feeb [short story, Harvard], 1938 March 20
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BOX-FOLDER 69/21 Three fantasies [short stories, Harvard], 1938 April 21
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BOX-FOLDER 69/22 New music in Boston [Harvard Advocate(?) review, published in Modern Music as "Boston carries on"], 1938
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BOX-FOLDER 70/1 Sonata-form: 1938 [poem, Harvard], 1938
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BOX-FOLDER 70/2 True story with a moral [Harvard Advocate review], 1938
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BOX-FOLDER 70/3-4 [annotated text: An outline of the history of political theory], 1938-1939
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BOX-FOLDER 70/5 [Harvard class notes: English, Philosophy, Music, Comparative Literature], 1938-1939
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BOX-FOLDER 70/6 Music review [Harvard Advocate review, published as "Record review," 3/39], circa 1938
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BOX-FOLDER 70/7 New American music in Boston [Harvard Advocate(?) review, published in Modern Music as "The latest from Boston", 3-4/39], circa 1938
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BOX-FOLDER 70/8 On acquiring knowledge [poem], circa 1938
BOX-FOLDER 70/9 Oh the land of the free [lyric sheet], circa 1938-1939
BOX-FOLDER 70/10-12 The absorption of race elements into American music [Harvard thesis], 1939 April 10
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BOX-FOLDER 70/13 Superego (A dream) [poem], circa 1939
BOX-FOLDER 71/1 [correspondence with Etta Schiff (including from Aaron Copland) regarding Bernstein lectures at Belle Harbor Institute of Study], 1942 September-October
BOX-FOLDER 71/2 Lucky to be me; It's gotta be bad to be good [lyrics, for On the Town], 1942
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BOX-FOLDER 71/3 [repertoire list, piano and orchestral works], 1942
BOX-FOLDER 71/4 I know a fellow [lyric, used in By Bernstein, two lines in Sondheim hand (circa 1974)], circa 1943
BOX-FOLDER 71/5 Opera's a peculiar bird; The ruckers of...; There was a sunset [poems], circa 1943
BOX-FOLDER 71/6 On the Town [Act II scenario, Leonard Bernstein's annotations], circa 1944
BOX-FOLDER 71/7 Atlantic City song; Speed and love, my destinations [poems], 1945 January
BOX-FOLDER 71/8 The arts belong to the people [article, published in the Christian Register], 1945 November 25
BOX-FOLDER 71/9 On leaving Manitoba and entering Saskatchewan; Child of wrath; The wisdom of three darknesses; Deign, foolish muse...; Breaks now my rage from me [poems], circa 1945
BOX-FOLDER 71/10 Neglected works: A symposium [article, published in Modern Music, reprinted in Perspectives of New Music, Spring-Summer 1964], 1946 January 16
BOX-FOLDER 71/11 Three [dance] variations from Fancy Free [Arthur Berger program note], 1946 January 21
BOX-FOLDER 71/12 Three dance episodes from On the Town [program note, Rochester Philharmonic], 1946 February 6
BOX-FOLDER 71/13 Art is fun [article, published in Dance Magazine as "Music and the dance"], 1946 April
BOX-FOLDER 71/14 [annotated flight record of Leonard Bernstein's first trip to Europe], 1946 May 4
BOX-FOLDER 71/15 [speech, American Fund for Palestinians], 1946 May 28
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BOX-FOLDER 71/16 Letter to myself [poem], 1946 July-1948
BOX-FOLDER 71/17 Jazz forum: Has jazz influenced the symphony? [article in the form of a debate with Gene Krupa, published in Esquire], 1946 August 19
BOX-FOLDER 71/18 Song and soil [foreword to an album of Palestinian music], 1946 September
BOX-FOLDER 71/19 [statement regarding choosing between conducting, composing, and performing], 1946 October 15
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BOX-FOLDER 71/20 [concert narrative regarding Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex], 1946 November 12
BOX-FOLDER 71/21 [letter to Serge Koussevitzky from Canoga Park, California], 1946 December 27
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BOX-FOLDER 71/22 Facsimile [program note, Rochester Philharmonic], 1947 March 3
BOX-FOLDER 71/23 [letter to Mr. Rosenbluth regarding the Palestine Symphony Orchestra], 1947 May 9
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BOX-FOLDER 71/24 Life is juicy [poem, published in Neurotica, Spring 1948], 1947 July 2
BOX-FOLDER 71/25 [article for RCA Victor regarding availability of recorded music in Europe and the U.S., appearing in Findings as "Music U.S.A., 1947"], 1947 July 8
BOX-FOLDER 71/26 [radio commentary, "Johnny Victor" radio program regarding Leonard Bernstein's New York Philharmonic debut], 1947 July 8
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BOX-FOLDER 71/27 American music [three lectures]; Impressions of music in Europe; Gustav Mahler [lecture outlines for the "American music" lectures at Tanglewood; Katherine Wolfe notes] 71/28, 1947, 1948 July-August
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BOX-FOLDER 71/28 The Palestinian Composer [article, New York Herald Tribune, 1947 September 1], 1947 August 26
BOX-FOLDER 71/29 A Career as an Orchestra Conductor [article on the elements of success], 1947 August 29
BOX-FOLDER 71/30 A note on Stravinsky's variety [article, published in Dance Index as "A note on variety"], 1947 September
BOX-FOLDER 71/31 [programming plans, New York City Symphony], 1947 September-November
BOX-FOLDER 71/32 An "open hearing" for the Negro in music [article, published in the New York Times as "The Negro in music"], 1947 October 26
BOX-FOLDER 71/33 [notes for a lecture at the Temple Sinai Forum regarding musical development in America and Palestine], 1947 December 8
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BOX-FOLDER 71/34 Music that sings [article, published in Theater Arts], 1947 December 16-20
BOX-FOLDER 71/35 [statement for the "We call it jazz" concerts], 1947 December
BOX-FOLDER 71/36 La bonne cuisine [translation of poem], circa 1947
BOX-FOLDER 71/37 The great American murder [short story], circa 1947
BOX-FOLDER 71/38 I can love a woman [lyric], circa 1947
BOX-FOLDER 71/39 For Varèse [statement regarding composing and musical aims], 1948 January 14
BOX-FOLDER 71/40 [letter to Herman Starr, Music Publishers Holding Corporation, regarding changing publishers], 1948 February 21
BOX-FOLDER 71/41 [correspondence regarding resignation from directorship of the New York City Symphony], 1948 March-December
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BOX-FOLDER 71/42 [imaginary conversation regarding nationalism in music], 1948 May 1
BOX-FOLDER 71/43 [letters to Helen Coates from Munich, West Germany, and Verona, Italy], 1948 May 8 and 11
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BOX-FOLDER 71/44 [imaginary conversation sketch], 1948 June 23
BOX-FOLDER 71/45 [statement regarding concert at Waldorf-Astoria on behalf of the Hebrew fighters of Palestine], 1948 July 1
BOX-FOLDER 71/46 K blues [lyric for Koussevitzky's 74th birthday, Tanglewood], 1948 July 26
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BOX-FOLDER 71/47 [radio commentary regarding the inaugural season of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra], 1948 September 28
BOX-FOLDER 71/48 [letter to Serge Koussevitzky regarding Israel and Koussevitzky's nephew], 1948 October 29
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BOX-FOLDER 71/49 [concert talk or lecture on Copland's 3rd Symphony, Tel Aviv, Israel], 1948 October
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BOX-FOLDER 71/50 [radio commentary regarding Israel and support for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra], 1948 November 10
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BOX-FOLDER 71/51 [letter to Jennie Bernstein from Israel, illustrated by Jossi Stern], 1948 November
BOX-FOLDER 71/52 And if I had nothing to say [poem], 1948
BOX-FOLDER 71/53 The feeling in the foot; Poem for Yom Kippur [poems for Yona Shamir, in Hebrew with English translation], 1948
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