Lieberson, Lorraine Hunt (1954-2006) and Peter (1946-2011)
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The Lorraine Hunt and Peter Lieberson collection includes extensive files documenting the lives and careers of Lorraine and Peter Lieberson. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, audio materials, photographs and memorabilia, and financial, medical, and legal materials.

Manuscripts in the collection include songbooks, scores, and musical analysis and instruction.  The collection contains numerous musical scores. Musical analysis and musical theory documents are also prominent. Manuscripts also include dissertations; “Milton Babbit’s Post Partitions” by Peter Lieberson (1985); scores by Peter Lieberson; short stories and articles by Kathryn W. Smith, Stephanie Kaza, and unidentified authors; an annotated bibliography; and various fragments and notes.

Correspondence is dated from 1961-2006 and includes e-mails and printed letters. Correspondence contains professional letters, condolences, love letters, and general correspondence.

Printed materials include tour pamphlets; Lorraine’s obituary notices; reviews; press cuttings; and magazines featuring Lorraine, Peter or both. Magazines included in the collection are BBC Music (2004, 2006); Classic fm (2004); Classical Singer (2006); The New Yorker (1987, 2004); Opera News (1996-2006);  and Soundings (2003). Also included are booklets; programs; newsletters; various photocopies of song lyrics; newspaper and magazine clippings; score fragments; fliers; and Internet printouts (1996-2006).

Professional material includes correspondence, notes on concerts, business cards, calendars, directories, memos, and other items.

Notebooks include character sketches, personal thoughts, and scheduling, dated 2002-2006; and spiral-bound notebooks including information on self-esteem workshops, spirituality and worship notes, and some photographs and printed material.

The collection contains many audio cassette tapes of Peter Lieberson's compositions and Lorraine Lieberson’s performances, dated from the 1970s through the 2000s.

Photographs in the collection date from 1997 to 2006. They include party photos, head shots, prints from various performances, vacation photos, pictures with friends, and backstage photos.

Other material includes financial records (1987-2005); legal material; and health and medical records (1999-2003).
Notable Figures
1. Hunt Lieberson, Lorraine, 1954-2006
2. Lieberson, Peter, 1946-2011
Associated Subjects
1. Music Collections Subject Guide
2. Opera Subject Guide
3. Helen Deutsch Research Section