Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Biographical data including lists of Meyers's compositions and recordings; papers relating to his early life and family; World War II material including letters from Meyers to his wife, Emma C. Holt Meyers, written while serving in Europe with the entertainment branch of the U.S. Army; articles, course materials, lectures, programs, reviews, subject files, and other material relating to Meyers's professional career; and family and professional photographs. Topics include recitals, piano teaching methods, twentieth century and electronic music, and cultural life in Washington from the 1930s to the 1980s. Persons represented include Richard Bales, Katharine Hansel, Mary Howe, George Manos, and George Wargo
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Biographical data including lists of Meyers's compositions and recordings; papers relating to his early life and family; World War II material including letters from Meyers to his wife, Emma C. Holt Meyers, written while serving in Europe with the entertainment branch of the U.S. Army; articles, course materials, lectures, programs, reviews, subject files, and other material relating to Meyers's professional career; and family and professional photographs. Topics include recitals, piano teaching methods, twentieth century and electronic music, and cultural life in Washington from the 1930s to the 1980s. Persons represented include Richard Bales, Katharine Hansel, Mary Howe, George Manos, and George Wargo
National Gallery of Art
Richard Bales served as the music director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from 1943 until his retirement in 1985. Bales recalled joining the National Gallery's staff, noting that it was "one of those things that fell out of the sky" and described development of the music program including his work planning concerts, and performances at the White House and Kennedy Center. He discussed his work as a composer, and especially his orchestral suites The Union and The Confederacy and his patriotic cantata, The Republic. Bales described the Gallery's first three directors, David Finley, John Walker and J. Carter Brown, and their personalities, working styles, and influence on the National Gallery and on the music program. He recalled other aspects of National Gallery activities, including important visitors
National Gallery of Art
=AMabel Barry worked as an attorney in the office of the secretary, treasurer, general counsel (later the office of the secretary-general counsel) at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from 1943 until her retirement in 1973. Barry recalled her background, her arrival in Washington and the circumstances in which she attended law school. She described her legal work for the National Gallery and the development of the law library. She reflected on working for Huntington Cairns and remembered Richard Bales, Macgill James, Thelma Thomas and other National Gallery staff members
Yale University
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
University of Virginia
The papers contain correspondence, programs, rosters, legal documents, clippings and miscellany pertaining to the John Powell Foundation and its goal to encourage and promote performances of Powell's muscial compositions
Library of Congress - Research and Reference Services
Serge Koussevitzky was a Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist. The archive includes correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, programs, and other materials which serve as a record of Koussevitzky's life and career, and document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their personal and professional affiliations with the conductor. The collection extensively chronicles periods in the history of organizations such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Berkshire Music Center, the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and the American International Music Fund. Material in the collection dates from Koussevitzky's years in his native Russia and also contains material created after ... Read More
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University of Texas Libraries

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