Collection of pamphlets owned in full or in part by the composer and organist Sir John Stainer. Some of the items are programs on which his work was performed, some humorous music-related sheets bound together, the Good Friday program includes annotations, most likely by Purdy, of keys, number of singers used, changes in casting; the Crystal Palace program includes a presentation inscription to John Stainer from the author, dated February 8, 1897
Original and photocopies of typescripts, photocopied score excerpts, and slides used for presentation of papers at a conference at Isham Memorial Library on March 15-17, 1979 entitled: The string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven : studies of the autograph manuscripts. Materials bear editing marks by Harvard professor Christoph Wolff in preparation for publication
Contains manuscript musical exercises and compositions submitted principally by the American students of the French composition teacher, Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979). Students include composers Istavan Anhalt, Easley Blackwood, Mark Blitzstein, Theodore Chanler, Kenton Coe, Paul Des Marais, Alexei Haieff, Karel Husa, Robert Moevs, Douglas Moore, Thea Musgrave, Daniel Pinkham, Ned Rorem, Roger Sessions, Elie Siegmeister, Harold Shapero, Bernard Rogers, Louise Talma, Virgil Thomson, Luise Vosgerchian, and Joseph Wagner. Also included are several letters from students, in French or English, which are mostly letters of transmittal accompanying the compositions
Contains general information about music from Brzezinka [Birkenau] and biographical information for former prisoners of the camp. Also includes is correspondence with Symon Laks and the musical score for Laks' composition, "Elegia zydowskiego miasteczek.".