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Quincy Porter Papers

Call Number: MSS 15
Scope and Contents

The Quincy Porter Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Porter's musical compositions, including 2 symphonies, 9 string quartets, and other major compositions and smaller pieces. The Papers also include music copied or arranged by Porter. The correspondence contains letters to and from Porter and other individuals, publishers, performing organizations, and schools and universities. Porter's life and work are further documented by: programs and newspaper clippings; published articles and books; photographs; medals; and scrapbooks.

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

The Quincy Porter 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 Quincy Porter Papers were established in the Music Library of Yale University by Lois Porter in 1972.


In 12 series as follows: I. Correspondence. II. Programs. III. Newspaper clippings. IV. Biographical & analytical notes V. Classroom materials. VI. Published articles and books. VII. Photographs. VIII. Medals. IX. Scrapbooks. X. Porter's works. XI. Works copied or arranged by Porter. XII. Manuscript & photocopy works of other composers.

1897-1975 (inclusive)
43 Linear Feet (66 boxes)
Related Names
Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966
Language of Materials
Language of Materials