The David Kraehenbuehl Papers consists of ten linear feet of archival material, divided into ten series. Series I, Music, comprises the bulk of the papers and contains Kraehenbuehl's musical compositions for all genres in manuscript, mechanical reproduction, and published versions. Series II contains a large number of writings by Kraehenbuehl, as well as writings by others that were important to Kraehenbuehl or used as texts in his musical compositions. Correspondence appears in Series III, while Series IV holds programs and publicity materials that feature music by Kraehenbuehl. Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks comprise Series V. In this series, clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper to preserve them, and the originals discarded. The three scrapbooks were microfilmed to preserve their contents. Original documents found in the scrapbooks, such as photographs and correspondence, were subsequently removed and reassigned to their corresponding series in the papers. The original scrapbooks were then discarded. Photographs appear in Series VI, with each photograph assigned a unique number. Biographical and miscellaneous materials comprise Series VII and Series VIII respectively. All sound recordings, Series IX, have been transferred to the Historical Sound Recordings Collection, a separate department within the Music Library. Preservation transfers were made of all archival recordings onto reel-to-reel tape, and listening copies were prepared on compact discs. Finally, Series X accommodates additions to the papers that were received after the completion of this finding aid. Because the contents of Series X will change as new material is acquired, the most current inventory of additions to the Kraehenbuehl Papers will be kept on file in the Music Library Office.