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The John Kirkpatrick Papers

Call Number: MSS 56
Scope and Contents

The John Kirkpatrick Papers document the life and career of American pianist and scholar John Kirkpatrick through his correspondence with composers, performers, music educators, and family members. The Papers also hold an extensive collection of music, including sketches, manuscripts, and published versions of Kirkpatrick's many editions of music by composers such as Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles. Kirkpatrick's life and work are further documented with photographs, programs, reviews, writings, teaching materials, 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 John Kirkpatrick 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 John Kirkpatrick Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by John and Hope Kirkpatrick in 1991.


In 12 series as follows: I. Correspondence. II. Programs, publicity, and reviews. III. Date books and address books. IV. Photographs. V. Teaching materials. VI. Literary writings. VII. Music. VIII. Research materials. IX. Genealogy. X. Financial records. XI. Miscellaneous items. XII. Sound recordings.

1836-1993 (inclusive)
40 Linear Feet (95 boxes)
Related Names
Kirkpatrick, John, 1905-1991
Language of Materials
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