More new collections at NYPL Music Division

The following special collections have recently been processed for the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and are open for research. For more information please contact the Music Division at One collection, the League of Composers/ISCM records, which was originally processed in early 2011, has been re-processed to include more historical material on Claire R. Reis and the histories of the League and the ISCM prior to their merger.

Abstracts and links to finding aids follow:

Ethel Burns papers

The Ethel Burns papers document the music, arts and children’s programs Burns produced and directed at radio/television station WNYE and television station WCBS in New York City. The files include scripts, correspondence, production information, press releases, reviews and photographs.
Among other programs, the collection contains information on the series American Musical Theatre and Dial M For Music.

Composers’ Forum, Inc. records

The records of the Composers’ Forum document the history of the organization from 1935 to 2002. They hold correspondence, concert programs, press releases, clippings, grant applications and other development files, board meeting minutes and correspondence, photographs, membership files, concert production files, concert discussion transcripts, historical essays and scrapbooks.

Eugene Weintraub papers

The papers of the music publisher Eugene Weintraub consist of correspondence between Weintraub and his clients, and a biographical file about Weintraub, including essays by the publishers. Much of the correspondence is from the composer George Antheil.