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The Parker Bailey Papers

Call Number: MSS 34
Scope and Contents

The Parker Bailey Papers contain sketches, manuscript scores, and published editions of Bailey's musical compositions, including keyboard pieces, chamber music, songs, and choral works. Bailey's life and work are also documented by: correspondence; literary writings; programs; newspaper clippings; photographs; and miscellaneous items.

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

The Parker Bailey Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Parker Bailey Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Bailey in 1980.


In 10 series as follows: I. Personal correspondence. II. Business correspondence. III. Contracts, royalty statements, and certificates. IV. Literary writings. V. Miscellaneous jottings and papers. VI. Programs. VII. Newspaper clippings. VIII. Miscellaneous bulletins, reports, and brochures. IX. Photographs and pictures. X. Musical works.

1899-1977 (inclusive)
2.9 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Related Names
Bailey, Parker, 1902-1982
Language of Materials
Language of Materials