9.3 linear feet (23 boxes, 1 oversized folder, 1 tube).
Arthur Russell (1951-1992) was a multi-genre singer-songwriter, cellist, and record producer. The collection dates from 1960 to 2005 (bulk 1974-1991) and documents Russell's creative process, output, and reception through written and recorded music, correspondence, photographs, printed matter, articles, contracts, and biographical materials.
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photocopying and photography will apply. Advance notice may be required. Audiovisual recordings are unavailable pending digitization.
For permission to publish, contact the Chief, Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.