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Aaron Copland Oral History

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Call Number: OHVI
Scope and Contents: The Aaron Copland Oral History comprises approximately 75 interviews with colleagues, friends, and family of Aaron Copland (note: for interviews with Copland himself, see the Major Figures in American Music collection). Oral History of American Music (OHAM) founder Vivian Perlis first became friends with Copland while working on the Charles Ives Oral History. Copland later wrote the preface for her book, Charles Ives Remembered. As the Ives project finished, Perlis focused on Copland as her new...
Dates: 1948-1989, bulk 1980-1989

Margaret Bonds papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 151
Overview: Vocal music, most 1960s or undated, consisting of autograph manuscript drafts and arrangements, transparencies, and diazo reproductions, some accompanied by copies of published music; and a small amount of other papers. Autograph manuscript music includes spirituals arranged for solo voice or chorus; The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Songs of the Seasons, Three Dream Portraits, and other songs on texts by Langston Hughes; songs on texts by Edna St. Vincent Millay and other poets; and musicals and...
Dates: 1928-1983, bulk 1960-1969

Charles Ives Oral History

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Call Number: OHII
Scope and Contents: The Charles Ives Oral History was the first documentary oral history of an American composer. Interviews with sixty people who knew and worked with Charles Ives were conducted between 1968 and 1971, and this project was the impetus for the founding of Oral History of American Music (OHAM). Family, friends, neighbors, business associates, and musicians reminisce about one of the most significant artistic figures of the century. The project formed the basis of the award-winning book by Vivian...
Dates: 1968-1974

Max Ewing collection

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 656
Overview: The Max Ewing Papers consist of correspondence, writings, sheet music, photographic prints and negatives, photograph albums, scrapbooks, diaries, sound recordings, writings of others, notebooks, printed material, personal papers, and a sculpture. Correspondence includes letters from Ewing to his parents, general correspondence with friends and family, and third party correspondence regarding Ewing. Writings contain autograph manuscript and typescript drafts and printed versions of short...
Dates: 1887-2003, bulk 1910-1934

The Paul Hindemith Collection

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Call Number: MSS 47
Overview: Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the German composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963).
Dates: 1901-1993, inclusive

Ezra Laderman Papers

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Call Number: MSS 133
Scope and Contents: The Papers are focused principally on Laderman’s prolific career as a composer. Virtually all of his compositions are held in the collection, including chamber music, orchestral works, operas and musicals, oratorios and cantatas, and scores for film and television. The collection contains many sketches and drafts, which give insight into Laderman’s compositional process. The collection also contains a significant number of reel-to-reel recordings of Laderman’s works.The remainder of...
Dates: 1924-2015

Major Figures in American Music

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Call Number: OHV
Scope and Contents: Major Figures in American Music is the core unit of Oral History of American Music. It consists of over 1000 interviews with composers, performers, and other significant musicians. The first subjects were those most fragile in terms of age and health, such as Eubie Blake, Nadia Boulanger, Aaron Copland, Harry Partch, Charles Seeger, Claire Reis, and Virgil Thomson. Among other senior composers interviewed during the OHAM's first decade were John Cage, Lou Harrison, Ernst Krenek, Leo Ornstein,...
Dates: 1930-2021, bulk 1970-2021

Nicolas Nabokov papers

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Call Number: GEN MSS 1154
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, musical scores, writings, datebooks, research, personal papers, ephemera, and other papers by or relating to the life and work of Nicolas Nabokov.
Dates: 1927-1999

Paul Hindemith Oral History

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Call Number: OHI
Scope and Contents: The Paul Hindemith Oral History consists of seventy-nine interviews with students, performers, colleagues, and friends of the celebrated German composer. The Hindemith oral history complements and gives added dimension to the Paul Hindemith Collection of personal papers and manuscripts in the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University.
Dates: 1951-2007, bulk 1972-1977

Albert Selden papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 866
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of material documenting Albert Selden's career as a composer and producer of musical and dramatic theater productions including typescript and manuscript playscripts and music scores by Selden and others; scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings and memorabilia relating to Selden's family and his theatrical career including Man of La Mancha and the Goodspeed Opera House; production window cards and programs; and published songbooks and...
Dates: 1922-1983

Roberto Sierra Papers

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Call Number: MSS 144
Overview: The Papers consist mainly of music and programs. Clippings, correspondence and other documents are also included. The collection should be considered partial, as Sierra is currently an active composer.
Dates: 1982-2017

Louise Talma papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 811
Overview: The Louise Talma Papers contain materials relating to composition and performance of Talma's opera The Alcestiad, and to Thornton Wilder, his friendship with Talma, and his collaboration with her as librettist for The Alcestiad. Contents relating to The Alcestiad, 1950s-1970s, include autograph letters, signed, to Talma from Thornton Wilder, 1952-1975 and undated, and from his sister Isabel Wilder, 1954-1972, with some letters annotated by Talma; autograph manuscript music drafts; diazo...
Dates: 1942-1985, bulk 1952-1963