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Composers -- Correspondence 29
Music -- United States -- 20th Century 28
Songs 27
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Music -- United States -- 19th century 7

Charles Ives Rare and Non-Commercial Sound Recordings

Call Number: MSS 14 HSR
Scope and Contents: This is an artificial collection of rare and unpublished recordings featuring music by Charles Ives, created as part of a project funded by the Grammy Museum in 2017 to digitize and preserve these recordings.The majority of the recordings were unprocessed materials within Historical Sound Recordings (HSR) that had been acquired over time through various donations. These recordings were pulled from their storage locations (predominantly ML 102M, HSR Studio and B20B Basement) into...
Dates: 1924-2006, bulk 1937-1956

Rocky Clark Papers

Call Number: MSS 132

Rocky Clark was a journalist who wrote about the jazz scene in Southern Connecticut. As the first president of the Dixieland Society of Southern Connecticut, his papers document the activities of this organization. Also represented in the collection is some coverage of the Intercollegiate Jazz Festival at Quinnipiac College. Clark collected a large number of jazz-related photographs for his features, which are also included in the collection.

Dates: 1949-1976

The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Collection

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 290

Music and correspondence by the African-English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1876-1912)

Dates: 1899-1912

Collection on prominent figures in historical recorded sound

Call Number: MSS 103

This collection provides supplemental information on more than one thousand preeminent figures directly or indirectly related to historical sound recordings, mostly through photographs and other pictorial images, such as postcards and drawings, as well as through correspondence, clippings, articles, and other promotional material.

Dates: 1800-2000

D. Russell Connor collection of Benny Goodman interviews

Call Number: MSS 143

The collection is comprised of recorded interviews with and/or about Benny Goodman, compiled by D. Russell Connor.

Dates: 1952-1993

The Marie Corelli Collection

Call Number: MSS 19

Manuscript scores of songs composed by or otherwise connected to the British author and musician Marie Corelli (1855-1924)

Dates: 1880-1927 (inclusive)

Donald Currier Papers

Call Number: MSS 109
Scope and Contents:

The materials in the collection relate to Currier's career as a pianist and faculty member at the Yale School of Music. Included are letters, programs, reviews, lecture notes, posters, and a few photographs. Currier included a number of sound recordings with his Papers. These include solo performances by Currier, and collaborations with other Yale School of Music faculty members. To access these recordings, please contact the Historical Sound Recordings department.

Dates: 1948-2009

Papers of Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance

Call Number: MSS 62
Abstract: The Papers of Stanley Dance and Helen Oakley Dance are an important resource for the study of 20th-century jazz history in the United States. Of particular interest are transcripts from interviews with a number of jazz musicians, a large selection of photographs, and sound recordings – many of which are unique. Most – but not all – of the material having to do with Earl Hines and Duke Ellington can be found in their respective series. Researchers are advised to examine other series for...
Dates: 1920-1998

The Duane A. Davidson Papers

Call Number: MSS 17

Music, correspondence and other papers, and photographs by the American composer Duane A. Davidson (1934 or 1935-1964)

Dates: 1955-1977 (inclusive)

The Richard Donovan Papers

Call Number: MSS 7

Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the American composer, conductor, and educator Richard Donovan (1891-1970)

Dates: 1913-1971 (inclusive)

Selected Songs of Celius Dougherty

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 241

Published songs by the American composer and pianist Celius Dougherty (1902-1986)

Dates: 1925-1953

Paul Dukas Correspondence with Marguerite Hasselmans, and Related Materials.

Call Number: MSS 107

Correspondence between the French composer and critic Paul Dukas (1865-1935) and his friend Marguerite Hasselmans, a concert pianist and Gabriel Fauré’s mistress.

Dates: 1893-1933

Paul Dukas: Correspondence with Paul Poujaud

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 288

Correspondence between the French composer and critic Paul Dukas (1865-1935) and his friend Paul Poujaud, a lawyer

Dates: 1891-1935

The Zo Elliott Papers

Call Number: MSS 18

Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs; and miscellaneous items by and about the American composer Zo Elliott (1891-1964)

Dates: 1861-1977 (inclusive)

Collection of Enrico Caruso caricatures, photographs, and other material

Call Number: MSS 100

This collection includes original caricatures drawn by tenor Enrico Caruso; portrait shots and photographs of Caruso in costume; handwritten correspondence by Caruso; two bronze busts of Caruso; and various articles and promotional materials on Caruso’s career activity.

Dates: 1903-1987, bulk 1906-1915

Gabriel Fauré: Letters to Paul Dukas

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 287

Letters and postcards from the French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) to the French composer Paul Dukas (1865-1935), as well as poems in Fauré's hand and other items

Dates: 1903-1923

Sylvia Fine and Danny Kaye Musical Comedy Library

Call Number: MSS 108

Scores, sheet music, lyrics, and librettos belonging to Sylvia Fine and Danny Kaye

Dates: ca. 1913-ca. 1977

Florence Wilshire: Florence Wilshire: Muzio Clementi and his Era

Call Number: Misc. Ms. 174

Florence Wilshire's unpublished biography of Muzio Clementi, with related materials

Dates: 20th century

The Samuel Gardner Papers

Call Number: MSS 37

Music, correspondence, photographs, and additional materials by and about the violinist, composer, and conductor Samuel Gardner (1891-1984).

Dates: 1913-1976 (inclusive)

Collection of Geraldine Farrar correspondence and other material

Call Number: MSS 101

This collection includes soprano Geraldine Farrar’s handwritten correspondence, primarily to Charles Mills and William H. Seltsam; a large scrapbook by Charles Mills of Farrar clippings, photographs, and Christmas cards; photographs of Farrar; and miscellaneous programs, promotional material, and articles.

Dates: 1927-1967