41.8. linear ft. ( 90 documents boxes, 6 half document boxes, 12 flat boxes, 4 phonograph record boxes, 1 card file box, 1 video box).
This collection is arranged in eleven series and several subseries: I. Cataloged Correpsondence II. Arranged Correspondence III. Course Materials, Lectures, and Talks IV. Scores by Others V. Scores, Sketches, and Composition Plans VI. Clippings, Concert Programs, and Publicity Materials VII. Recordings VIII. Writings IX. Personal and Biographical Materials X. Family Materials XI. Lewis J. Hardee Gift.
Douglas Stuart Moore (1893-1969) was an American composer, educator, and author. His best known works include the operas The Devil and Daniel Webster (1937-1939), The Ballad of Baby Doe (1953-1956), and Giants in the Earth (1949-1950), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1951. The papers include clippings, correspondence, course and lecture materials, librettos, photographs, programs, production information, publicity materials, recordings, scores, and sketches.
Composer, who was also professor of music at Columbia University from 1926-1962.
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 43-58, 64-105, 107-108. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions, however, if you would like to use audiovisual materials, please contact the library in advance of your visit to discuss access options.
Box 83 is currently restricted, as the materials require conservation treatment.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas Moore papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Permission from the Moore family is required to make photocopies or other copies of musical scores. Otherwise, single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Material is in English.
Finding aid is online.