Music Collections Subject Guide
Marin Alsop (1956- ). Scores, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the acclaimed American violinist, conductor, and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra.
Ernst Bacon (1898-1990). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, and personal memorabilia from the notable composer.
Kurt Baum (1900-1989). Printed material, photographs, correspondence, audio recordings, and other items from the acclaimed tenor.
Rudolf Bing (1902-1997). Manuscripts, photographs, memorabilia, printed material, and correspondence from the influential impresario and General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera of New York from 1950 to 1972.
Boston University Orchestra Collection. Various hand-copied scores of 19th century Italian operas, collected by Serge Koussevitzky; and several 20th century scores commissioned by Koussevitzky and the BSO.
Alexander Brailowsky (1896-1976). Manuscripts, scrapbooks, artwork, correspondence, legal material, financial material, printed material, personal memorabilia, photographs, audio recordings, and other items from the notable pianist.
Karin Branzell (1891-1974). Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the noted Swedish contralto.
Betty Buckley (1947- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the award-winning American theatre, film, and television actress.
Michael Butler (1926- ). Correspondence, photographs, and various other items from the notable theatre producer.
Sarah Caldwell (1924-2006). An extensive collection of correspondence, musical scores, programs, production files, manuscripts, scrapbooks, audio and video recordings, and much more from the legendary conductor, producer, and director, including numerous items pertaining to the Opera Company of Boston.
Cab Calloway (1907-1994). Manuscripts, musical scores, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and correspondence. Two scrapbooks of clippings about Calloway's radio shows Quizzacle (1941-1942), later called Quizz (1943).
Eva Wagner Chamberlain (1867-1942). Correspondence from important German cultural figures, including several from the Wagner family, to the daughter of Richard Wagner and wife of influential English fascist Houston Stewart Chamberlain.
Samuel Chotzinoff (1899-1964). Manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence from the notable author. Manuscripts include a variety of material related to numerous speaking engagements, radio scripts and program announcements, and drafts of various articles and book projects by Chotzinoff.
Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016). Photographs, scores, and other items from the acclaimed American soprano singer and educator.
Sylvia Dee (1915-1967). Manuscripts, printed material, scrapbooks, audio recordings, correspondence, memorabilia, and other material from the notable lyricist.
Edward Downes (1911-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other material from the American musicologist and music critic.
Bob Dylan (1941- ). Audio recordings, tour posters, and other items regarding the legendary American musician.
Don Ellis (1934-1978). Sheet music, audio recordings, newspaper clippings, and photographs from the notable jazz trumpeter.
Mischa Elman (1891-1967). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, legal material, photographs, and other material from the notable violinist.
Mark Fax (1911-1974). Scores and manuscripts from the African-American composer and educator.
Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979). Professional files, correspondence, manuscripts, financial material, photographs, artwork, printed material, film, audio, personal memorabilia, and musical instruments from the notable Boston Pops Conductor.
Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). Musical manuscripts and photographs from one of the all-time great African-American jazz vocalists.
Zino Francescatti (1902-1991). Correspondence, printed material, photographs, audio recordings, and a video from the notable violinist.
Olive Fremstad (1871-1951). Scores, photographs, and personal items from one of the great Wagnerian mezzo-sopranos.
Gerard Gelbloom (1926-1982). Musical scores for various quartets, sonatas, and concerti by various authors from the notable violinist and violin teacher.
Tom Glazer (1914-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, film and video recordings, and other items from the popular songwriter and musician.
Tito Gobbi (1915-1984). Correspondence, manuscripts, musical scores, photographs, audio and video recordings, and much more from the famous Italian baritone.
Osvaldo Golijov (1960- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, notebooks, audio recordings, and other material from the recognized Argentinian composer of classical music
Denyce Graves (1963). An extensive collection of correspondence, professional material, programs, photographs, awards, and other items, documenting the life and career of this acclaimed operatic and popular African-American vocalist.
Martyn Green (1899-1975). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed material, legal material, financial material, film and video, audio materials, photographs, artwork, diaries and journals, scrapbooks, and other items from the notable actor.
Jerry Hadley (1952-2007). Correspondence, photographs, programs, audio and video recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the noted American tenor.
Ervin Henning (1910-1982). Manuscripts, musical files, printed materials, audio materials, and photographs from the notable composer.
Nat Hentoff (1925-2017). Manuscripts, printed material, and audio from the notable jazz and country music critic, historian, and novelist.
Jerome Hines (1921-2003). Manuscripts, photographs, audio and video recordings, memorabilia, costumes, and other material from the popular basso performer, composer, and mathematician.
Andre Hodeir (1921-2011). Manuscripts, professional material, and legal material from the notable composer.
Libby Holman (1904-1971). Correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, memorabilia, and other items from the legendary torch singer and civil rights advocate.
Frederick Jagel (1897-1972). Photographs, scores, audio recordings, correspondence, reviews, programs, and other items from the renowned American tenor.
Charles M.H. Keil (1939-). Manuscripts, research material, correspondence, journals and diaries, printed material, professional material, legal material, audio, personal memorabilia, and other material from the notable author.
Brian Kellow (1959-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, research materials, audio materials, and a DVD from the notable biographer.
Alexander Kipnis (1891-1978). Sheet music, correspondence, financial material, printed material, photographs, manuscripts, and other items from the world-class basso.
Dorothy Kirsten (1910-1992). Seven scrapbooks documenting the life and career of this revered American soprano.
Frank La Forge (1879-1953). Sheet music, manuscripts, correspondence, professional material, printed material, and material regarding Lily Pons (1898-1976) from the notable pianist and composer.
H.C. Robbins Landon (1926-2009). Manuscripts, correspondence, research files, scores, family papers, and much more from the great American musicologist, historian, and biographer.
Robert Lawrence (1912-1981). Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed material, and other documents from the notable conductor and music critic.
Robert Layton (1930-). Manuscript from the notable pianist, composer, and musicologist.
Heniot Levy (1879-1946). Printed materials and a photograph from the notable composer, pianist, and teacher.
Lorraine Hunt (1954-2006) and Peter Lieberson (1954-2006) Scores, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the popular American mezzo-soprano, noted for her performances of both Baroque era and contemporary works.
Norman Lloyd (1904-1983). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other materials from the notable conductor and music instructor.
Keith Lockhart (1959- ). Correspondence, audio and video recordings, photographs, scores, and other material from the popular conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.
George London (1920-1985). Manuscripts, correspondence, musical scores and libretti, photographs, professional material, and scrapbooks from the great Basso singer and educator.
Pierre Luboshutz (1891-1971) and Genia Nemenoff (1905-1989) Printed material, photographs, and other material from the notable Pianists.
Jean Madeira (1924-1972). Photographs, programs, and clippings regarding the celebrated American contralto.
George Marek (1902-1987). Manuscripts; correspondence; printed material; research material; and photographs from the notable biographer. Includes biography of Cosima Wagner.
Edwin McArthur (1907-1987). Manuscripts, scores, photographs, correspondence, and other material from the American conductor, including several letters from soprano Kirsten Flagstad.
James McCracken (1926-1988). Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, audio and video recordings, scrapbooks, and other material from the acclaimed American tenor.
Margaret Starr McLain. Musical scores, correspondence, photographs, and other items by this influential American pianist and pedagogue. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Abel [Lewis Allan] Meeropol (1903-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, and other items from the popular and prolific songwriter, performer, and civil rights advocate.
Johnny Mercer (1909-1976). Manuscripts, sheet music, and other items from the notable lyricist.
Robert Merrill (1917-2004). Scores, correspondence, photographs, audio recordings, and other material from the legendary American baritone.
Vaughn Monroe (1911-1973). Photographs, personal memorabilia, printed materials, scrapbooks, and correspondence from the notable baritone singer.
Erica Morini (1904-1995). Manuscripts, personal memorabilia, photographs, printed materials, correspondence, financial materials, film and video materials, and audio materials from the notable violinist.
Charles Munch (1891-1968). Printed materials, professional materials, and photographs from the notable conductor.
Anthony Newley (1931-1999). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, professional material, printed materials, audio recordings, film and video, personal memorabilia, and other items from the notable actor.
Tom O'Horgan (1926-2009). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, production material, and much more from the legendary American theatrea and film actor, director, composer, and musician.
Elmar Oliveira (1950-). Correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, audio materials, and photographs from the notable violinist.
Henry Pleasants (1910-2000). Manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, printed material, subject files, and other items from the notable critic.
Andrew Porter (1928-). Drafts and correspondence from the notable critic.
Gardner Read (1913-2005). Manuscripts and other documents from the prominent American composer and musicologist.
Charles Reid (1900-1987). Various material regarding composers, conductors, instrumentalists, singers, pop musicians, and recording artists used by Reid in writing his music critiques.
This collection encompasses literature, science, music, religion, social reform, politics, statecraft, travel, exploration, and journalism.
Harry Richman (1895-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, personal memorabilia, artwork, and other items from the notable American entertainer.
Anna Russell (1911-2006). Manuscripts, photographs, recordings, personal memorabilia, and printed material from this notable singer and comedienne.
Winthrop Sargeant (1903-1986). Several drafts, notes, and letters regarding Sargeant's 1974 translation of the Bhagavad Gita, as well as Sargeant's diary of his trip to India in 1948-1949; along with his other papers regarding his career as a noted music critic.
Bidú Sayão (1902-1999). Scores, photographs, correspondence, and personal items from the great Brazilian soprano.
Harold C. Schonberg (1915-2003). Printed material consisting of published columns, reviews, articles, and books along with extensive research materials, manuscripts, countless correspondences, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs and a vast collection of holograph notes of the notable music critic and author. Includes biography of Vladimir Horowitz.
Victor Seroff (1902-1979). Manuscripts, correspondences, professional files, books, musical scores and printed materials related to the notable musical biographer.
Leonard Sillman (1908-1982). Manuscripts, printed material, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, artwork, sound recordings, films, personal memorabilia, and other material from the notable Broadway producer.
Kate Smith (1907-1986). Scrapbooks, photographs, kinescope reels, audio, and other material from the pioneering and popular singer, actress, and radio and television show host.
Albert Spalding (1988-1953). Manuscripts, musical scores, journals and diaries, correspondence, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, audio, and other material from the notable pianist and composer.
Rise Stevens (1938-). Scrapbooks, printed material, manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, photographs, awards, and artwork from the celebrated mezzo-soprano.
Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). Correspondence from the notable conductor.
Joseph Szigeti (1892-1973). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, scrapbooks, journals and diaries, and other items from the notable violinist.
Taylor Family Correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, audio materials, photographs, artwork, journals and diaries, and scrapbooks from the Taylor family.
Newton F. Tolman (1908-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, photographs, and notebooks from the notable author and journalist.
Jennie Tourel (1900-1973). Audio recordings, photographs, correspondence, and other items from the popular mezzo-soprano, known for her recitals of contemporary music.
Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003). An extensive collection of manuscripts, audio and video recordings, photographs, correspondence, sheet music and scores, research, and other material, from the pioneering pianist, harpsichordist, critic, and educator, known as “The First Lady of Bach.”
Deborah Voigt (1960-). Correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, audio recordings, and other items from one of America’s pre-eminent sopranos.
Egon Wellesz (1885-1974). Copies of various Byzantine codices; research material; manuscripts, transcriptions, reviews, and articles by Wellesz; other items.
Francesca Zambello (1956-). Manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, artwork, set and costume designs, audio and video recordings, and other items from the internationally recognized American opera and theatre director.
Teresa Zylis-Gara (1930-). Photographs from the notable opera singer.