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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1963

Biographical / Historical

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, in New Haven, Connecticut, is the rare book library of Yale University.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

General Collection manuscript music miscellany

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS MUSIC MISC
Overview: Single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts relating to music. Materials are grouped under name headings. Within each name heading, materials are organized in three subgroups: Music, Correspondence, and Other Papers.
Dates: [ca. 1600-ongoing]

James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection manuscript music

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 355
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript and manuscript reproduction scores and parts for circa 50 works, most by African American composers, including music for voice and piano, chorus, band, or orchestra, 1902-1957, with most 1931-1945 or undated. Circa 20 composers are represented, including Margaret Bonds, H. T. Burleigh, William L. Dawson, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, Hall Johnson, Ulysses Kay, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roberta Russell Summers Stone, Howard Swanson, and Will H. Vodery. Vocal music...
Dates: 1902-1957, bulk 1931-1945