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Quincy Porter Papers

 Collection
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.
Arrangement
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.
Dates
1897-1975 (inclusive)
Extent
43 Linear Feet (66 boxes)
Related Names
Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966
Language of Materials
English
Language of Materials
English