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American Federated Musicians Union Records, 1889-2009 (Mus. Arc. 24)

Buffalo Musicians' Association records dating from 1889 to the present. Bulk of collection includes meeting minutes and financial records. Collection contains materials from Local 43 (white musicians' union), Local 533 (black musicians' union), Local 92 (merger of Locals 43 and 533, still in existence), Local 649 (Hamburg, N.Y., merged with Local 92 in 1999), and general AFM records.


Antiquarian music catalogs

Approximately 5000 catalogs from international antiquarian music dealers, chielfy collected by James B. Coover. Except current issues, all sets and series are cataloged. For holdings up to 1988, see J. Coover, Antiquarian Catalogues of Musical Interest (London, Mansell, 1988).


Boys will be girls, girls will be boys: Cross-gender roles in opera

Summary of exhibit curated by Nara Newcome in 2004 featuring illustrations from a variety of sources, including the J. Warren Perry Collection.


Bradley (Carol June) Music Librarianship Oral History Recordings, 1973-1988 (Mus. Arc. 76)

135 cassette containing recordings of interviews conducted by Carol June Bradley with noted music librarians in the United States.


Bradley (Carol June) Music Librarianship Collection (Unprocessed)

Papers collected by Carol June Bradley for her research into the history of music librarianship in the United States.


Bradley (Carol June) Papers (Unprocessed)

Consists of papers of librarian Carol June Bradley


Brigham-Dimiziani (Sylvia) Collection of Annotated and Manuscript Scores (Mus. Arc. 70)

Contains scores owned and marked by soprano Sylvia Brigham-Dimiziani


British Vocal Music Collection, late 18th to mid 19th-century (Mus. Arc. 51)

A miscellaneous collection consisting of eighty volumes of songs, song texts, and associated vocal works, together with eight hundred seventy-two separately issued items, published mostly in London from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries. Included are many folk and anonymous songs as well as works by significant British composers.


Bruyas (Florian) Collection of French Opera Scores, circa 1830-1935

Contains 128 volumes of operas in vocal score format with piano accompaniment. The scores were published, mainly in Paris, between 1830 and 1935. They were collected by Florian Bruyas, many bearing his autograph on the cover or t.p. Several also have tipped-in pages with newspaper clippings and other illustrations as well as notations on the cast lists and scores. All items fully cataloged in the University Libraries Catalog accessible through a call number search: M9 A3 B84


Cameron Baird: Bringing Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland to Buffalo

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library May-October 2014. Cameron Baird, founder of the Music Department at the University at Buffalo, was responsible for bringing two of the 20th century's most famous composers to the University to teach: Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland. Both of the appointments had intriguing stories associated with them that demonstrate the range of Baird's reach in the musical world at the time and provide a measure of his humanitarianism and courage in the face of political factors beyond the world of music. This exhibit presents documentation related to those stories.


Caulfield (Thomas) Collection of sheet music (Unprocessed)

Collection contains early 20th century sheet music with title page illustrations and a bound volume, with the name Sarah E. Williamson on the cover, containing 19th century American songs.


Celebrating the Life and Career of Carol June Bradley, 1934-2009

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library August 14-October 4, 2009. Contains brief biography of Carol June Bradley, Associate Director of the University at Buffalo Music Library, 1967-1999. It includes a bibliography of her writings.


Center of the Creative and Performing Arts: Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Founding

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, January 2015 - May 2015. The exhibition contains some of the documents pertaining to the creation of the Center, along with programs, clippings, and photographs of the first class of Creative Associates.


Chouinard (Joseph) Collection of Images, circa 1928-2006 (Mus. Arc. 71.2)

The collection contains 227 images collected by Joseph Chouinard. The images provide documentation of his life from the age of about two years through age eighty. The collection contains images of his performances with opera companies in Maine, Binghamton, Buffalo, and elsewhere. The collection also contains images from the fourteen months Joseph Chouinard spent as a member of the United States Navy on Okinawa.


Chouinard (Joseph) Collection of Scores, 1951-1993 (Mus. Arc. 71.3)

The collection contains scores of 33 musical works by composer, singer, and librarian Joseph Chouinard.


Chouinard (Joseph) Papers, 1926-2008 (Mus. Arc. 71.1)

The collection contains personal documents, correspondence, concert programs, and clippings that document the life of singer and librarian Joseph Chouinard.


Chowaniec (Mark) World Music Collection

The collection consists of 802 cassettes, 519 records, and 19 videos of musical performances from all over the world. The recordings include commercially produced, dubbed recordings, field recordings, and recorded radio programs. The collection reflects a wide variety of music, both traditional and popular. Print inventory available: The Mark Chowaniec World Music Collection: A Finding List Arranged by HRAF-Murdock Number. ML156.4 .F654


Clough (John) Papers, circa 1959-2002 (Mus. Arc. 14)

Chiefly secondary materials such as articles and symposium papers collected by John Clough, many with correspondence.


Commemoration of the Inaugural Concert Funded by the Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment

Summary of exhibition curated by John Bewley held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, January 27, 2014- May 2014. This exhibit is in commemoration of the first concert funded by the endowment established by Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger. It was their stated desire that the funds be used by the Music Library to produce concerts of music by Buffalo area composers. The exhibit contains information about Muriel and Albert, as well as five of the composers on the concert program: Anton Wolf, Allen Sapp, Lejaren Hiller, Lukas Foss, and Jeffrey Stadelman.


Composer's Eye: Morton Feldman, George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, Edgard Varèse

"Summary of exhibit written by Olivia Mattis and curated by Steven Gerber about five composers with deep connections to the visual arts: Paul Hindemith, Edgard Varèse, Morton Feldman, George Gershwin and Arnold Schoenberg."


Concert programs

An international representation of hundreds of concert programs and series with an emphasis on new music. This is not a single collection, but is a collection strength. Titles cataloged separately under separate call numbers.


Concerts and lectures catalog, 1962-1981

This is a listing of cassette tapes made from original reel to reel tapes. Many of the transfers consist of selections from concerts rather than entire programs. The numbering refers to cassette numbers.


Conlogue (Barbara Ann) Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs and Clippings, circa 1935-1990 (Mus. Arc. 36)

The Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs and Clippings, circa 1935-1990 contains 383 images and eight clippings documenting the life and career of soprano Eleanor Steber. The collection includes stock publicity photographs, but is special for the many informal snapshots of Steber at various functions throughout her career. The snapshots include photographs of a television screen during broadcasts of Steber performances.


Coover (Christopher) Collection of Theater Broadsides, 1790-1868 (Mus. Arc. 58)

Collection of seventeen (and one duplicate) theater broadsides dating from 1790-1868 for performances in Boston, Massachusetts (2), London, England (14), and York, England (1). Note that the finding aid contains links to digital images of the broadsides.


Coover (James B.) Collection of Dictionaries and Bibliographies

Music dictionaries and bibliographies collected by music librarian James B. Coover


Coover (James B.) Collection of Jazz Recordings, 1950-1957 (Mus. Arc. 65)

The collection contains 84 10-inch sound recordings of jazz, blues, ragtime, and boogie woogie on labels including Allegro, Atlantic, Bethlehem, Blue Note, Brunswick, Capitol, Contemporary, EmArcy, Jazztone, Norgan, Pacific, Prestige, Riverside, Royal Roost, and Stinson.


Coover (James) Interviews with William Reeves (Unprocessed)

14 cassette recordings containing interviews conducted by music librarian James B. Coover with music antiquarian dealer, William Reeves.


Coover (James) Papers (Unprocessed)

Papers documenting the career of music librarian and bibliographer, James B. Coover.


Cornelissen (Arnold) Collection of Manuscript Scores (Mus. Arc. 9)

Collection of manuscript and holograph scores by composer/conductor, Arnold Cornelissen.


Creative Associates Recitals, 1964-1980 (Mus. Arc. 63)

Recordings of the concerts presented by the Creative Associates, 1964-1980. The Associates were fellows at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo. It is estimated that 128 Creative Associate Recitals were presented and more than 700 works performed. Of those works, 627 works were recorded on 173 reels.


Doran (Michael J. A. ) Research Papers (Mus. Arc. 37)

The collection contains research notes, journal articles, and copies of source materials collected 1975-1978. The focus of the research is music by Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682) and Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (circa 1656-circa 1710-15) and other 17th century Italian composers.


Dr. J. Warren Perry: A collection of musical memorabilia

Summary of exhibition curated by Amy Ward and Romeo Whou held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, January 15-May 15, 2005. Presents highlights from Dr. J. Warren Perry's collections of photographs, autographs, and realia.


Evenings for New Music Recordings, 1964-1980 (Mus. Arc. 31)

The collection contains recordings of 93 of the approximately 173 concerts presented at the Evenings for New Music concerts from 1964-1980. Approximately 464 works were recorded as well as some spoken introductions to works by their respective composers. The original recordings were made on reel-to-reel tapes. The contents were transferred to cassettes in the 1980s and then digitally reformatted in 2007 onto CDs (service and in-house masters) and DVDs (preservation masters).


Faculty Composer Composition Recitals, 1962-1981

A list of cassettes of compositions by music faculty at the University at Buffalo. The contents were transferred from reel to reel tapes and do not always represent entire concert programs.


Fake Book Collection

Collection of more than 100 fake books, all fully cataloged in the University Libraries Catalog. The online index allows for searching by composer, lyricist, song title, and fake book title.


Feldman (Morton) Collection of Audio Recordings, circa 1966-1993 (Mus. Arc. 2.2)

The Morton Feldman Collection of Audio Recordings contains recordings from his personal collection of his works, events such as his memorial service, and works by other composers.


Feldman (Morton) Images by Jan Williams, 1974-1979 (Mus. Arc. 2.3)

The Morton Feldman Images by Jan Williams date from concert tours made by Morton Feldman and the University at Buffalo's Creative Associates in 1974, 1977, and 1979.


Feldman (Morton) Papers, 1950-1999 (Mus. Arc. 2.1)

The Morton Feldman Papers comprise personal and business correspondence, writings by and about Feldman, clippings, programs, and photographs.


Fesenmaier (Helene) Collection of Morton Feldman Correspondence, 1965-1977 (Mus. Arc. 2.5)

Collection of six manuscript letters written by Morton Feldman to Helene Fesenmaier and an annotated typescript of Feldman's article, The Anxiety of art. Note that digital copies are linked from the finding aid.


Frederick and Alice Slee: Musical Benefactors

Summary of exhibition curated by John Bewley held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, 2005. This exhibit is in commemoration of Frederick and Alice Slee and their contributions to musical life at the University at Buffalo, as well as Buffalo in general. It includes information about the Slee/Beethoven String Quartet performance series.


French Vocal Music Collection, 1780-1862 (Mus. Arc. 52)

Collection of 61 French Romances; pieces for one or two voices with accompaniment and a collection of French songs, romances and opera excerpts in keyboard-vocal scores. A total of 174 pieces, most published in Paris, early to mid-19th century; about 30 late 18th-century items are included.


Gearhart (Livingston) Collection of Photographs, 1896-1949 (Mus. Arc. 23.3)

The collection contains 108 photographs from the personal collection of composer, arranger, and pianist, Livingston Gearhart. They include photographs of Nadia Boulanger and her summer class of 1938, Gearhart and his first wife, Virginia Morley at Mills College in California, with composer Darius Milhaud and his family, and the Budapest String Quartet. The collection also includes four photographs of composer Johannes Brahms in 1896.


Gearhart (Livingston) Collection of Scores, 1930-1996 (Mus. Arc. 23.2)

The Livingston Gearhart Collection of Scores contains compositions and arrangements by Gearhart in published and manuscript forms, as well as sketches and incomplete works. It also contains published scores by other composers annotated by Gearhart.


Gearhart (Livingston) Papers, 1933-1997 (Mus. Arc. 23.1)

The collection of Livingston Gearhart Papers contains prose writings, vitae, correspondence, teaching materials, programs, and clippings.


Gearhart (Livingston) Recordings, 1949-2001 (Mus. Arc. 23.4)

The collection of Livingston Gearhart Recordings contains reel to reel and cassette tapes, compact discs, and LPs containing music composed or arranged by Livingston Gearhart.


Gearhart (Pamela) Collection of Photographs (Mus. Arc. 33.1)

The Pamela Gearhart Collection of Photographs includes images of Pamela Gearhart and casual snapshots of other musicians, including Livingston Gearhart, Alexander and Mischa Schneider, and Skitch Henderson.


Gearhart (Pamela) Papers, 1956-1993 (Mus. Arc. 33)

The Pamela Gearhart collection contains a biographical summary, curriculum vitae, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs.


Grètry, Andrè opera scores

A collection of twenty-nine scores, (twenty-five full scores and four vocal scores) for operas by the French composer André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741-1813). Includes early editions published during Grétry's lifetime, editions published shortly thereafter by Jenny Grétry, seven volumes from the J. Frey edition published on subscription in


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2000 (Mus. Arc. 18)

Contains 71 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2000 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2001 (Mus. Arc. 19)

Contains 48 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2001 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2002 (Mus. Arc. 20)

Contains 28 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2002 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2003 (Mus. Arc. 21)

Contains 61 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2003 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2004 (Mus. Arc. 25)

Contains 44 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2004 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2005 (Mus. Arc. 27)

Contains 47 photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2005 at the University at Buffalo


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2006 (Mus. Arc. 29)

Contains 52 print photographs of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2006 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2007 (Mus. Arc. 38)

Contains 248 digital images (tiff files) of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2007 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2008 (Mus. Arc. 39)

Contains 234 digital images (tiff files) of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2008 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2009 (Mus. Arc. 50)

Contains 142 digital images of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2009 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2010 (Mus. Arc. 55)

Contains 134 digital images of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2010 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2011 (Mus. Arc. 56)

Contains 70 digital images of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2011 at the University at Buffalo.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2012 (Mus. Arc. 60)

Contains 132 digital images of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo Festival 2012 at the University at Buffalo, including guest composers Fred Lerdahl, Steven Stucky, and Robert Beaser.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2013 (Mus. Arc. 66)

Contains 203 digital images of musicians who participated in the inaugural June in Buffalo Performance Institute and the June in Buffalo Festival 2013 at the University at Buffalo, including guest composers Raphaël Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Augusta Read Thomas, Charles Wuorinen, and Yehudi Wyner.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2014 (Mus. Arc. 67)

Contains 180 digital images of musicians who participated in the June in Buffalo 2014 at the University at Buffalo, including guest composers Joshua Fineberg, Stephen Hartke, Philippe Hurel, Hilda Paredes, and Bernard Rands.


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2015 (Mus. Arc. 74)

Contains 375 digital images of musicians who taught or performed at June in Buffalo 2015


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2016 (Unprocessed)

Contains digital images of musicians who taught or performed at June in Buffalo 2016


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo, circa 1978-1999 (Mus. Arc. 17)

Contains 193 photographs of contemporary composers and performers who have participated in musical events at the University at Buffalo.


Henri Pousseur in Buffalo, 1966-1968

Summary of exhibit held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library October 2017 - January 2018. This exhibit, curated by Associate Librarian Dr. John Bewley, contains documents related to composer Henri Pousseur's tenure at the University at Buffalo first as the Slee Professor of Music (1966-1967) and then as a member of the Music Department faculty. The documents in the exhibit include concert programs, photographs, newspaper reviews, and manuscripts and typescripts created by Pousseur. Much of the content is related to the March 17, 1968 performance of the concert version of Pousseur's opera, Votre Faust. The exhibit was mounted to supplement a concert featuring Pousseur's music funded by the Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger endowment.


Hiller (Lejaren) Collection of Audio Tape Recordings (Mus. Arc. 5.2)

The collection contains Lejaren Hiller's personal collections of 290 reel to reel tapes pertaining to his compositional output. It includes recordings of live performances of works as well as recordings of some of the electronic source materials used in other compositions.


Hiller (Lejaren) Collection of Compositional Flow charts, circa 1968-1987 (Mus. Arc. 5.3)

Flow charts created for computer music composition by Lejaren Hiller and included as figures and illustrations in his published articles about the processes used in writing computer music, including his works, HPSCHD, Algorithms I and Algorithms III. The collection also contains unidentified flow charts and diagrams, as well as negatives of other charts created by Hiller.


Hiller (Lejaren) Collection of Scores (Mus. Arc. 5.4)

Collection of Hiller's scores and parts. Many in computer-notated versions.


Hiller (Lejaren) Papers (Mus. Arc. 5.1)

Correspondence, articles, program notes, lectures, etc.


If Music Be the Food of Love: Shakespeare in the Music Library

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library April 6-May 31 2016. The exhibit provides examples of musical works that are either adaptations of, or musical settings of Shakespeare works. The examples include lesser known works from the holdings of the Music Library.


Italian Ballet Plot Synopses, 1816-1933

75 ballet plot synopses; chiefly Italian and from the latter half of the nineteenth century; one item each in French and English. A ballet synopsis fulfills a function similar to that of a libretto for an opera. That is, it gives the story-line and actors in the ballet, and would have been purchased by ballet goers. All items individually cataloged as a numbered series. A separate database inventory was also created for the collection.


Julius Eastman Resources

Guide to holdings by and about Julius Eastman in general collections and archival collections, including books, scores, recordings, and audio.


June in Buffalo 1986-2010: An exhibition honoring the festival's 25th anniversary with David Felder as Artistic Director

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley about the June in Buffalo Festival from 1986-2010, representing 25 years under the direction of Dr. David Felder. It includes lists of composers and performers appearing at the festival during those years. An additional section is about the bestowment of an honorary doctorate on the composer Steve Reich in 2010.


June in Buffalo 25th Anniversary Exhibit

Summary of exhibit about the June in Buffalo Festival in its two incarnations, 1975-1980 and 1986 onward. It includes information about the first year's program in 1975 and a list of the composition faculty for 2000.


June in Buffalo Papers, 1975-1977, 1980 (Mus. Arc. 34)

Collection of papers from the original June in Buffalo


June in Buffalo Recordings, 1975-1978, 1980 (Mus. Arc. 30)

The collection contains recordings of fifty-one of the fifty-three concerts presented at the June in Buffalo festival from 1975-1978 and in 1980. Approximately 216 works were recorded as well as some spoken introductions to works by their respective composers. The collection also contains recordings of three of the five lecture-seminars presented by John Cage during June in Buffalo. There are several instances of composers providing spoken introductions to their own works. The original recordings were made on reel-to-reel tapes (all but two are 10 inch reels). The contents were digitized in 2007 onto CDs (service and in-house masters) and DVDs (preservation masters).


King (Alec Hyatt) Papers, 1892-1998 (Mus. Arc. 35)

The collection consists of printed materials and correspondence compiled by the noted British music librarian, bibliographer, and musicologist Alec Hyatt King. The printed materials include offprints of articles, complete journal issues, exhibition catalogs, catalogs from music publishers and booksellers, membership lists and organizational histories, and concert programs.


Kinkeldey (Otto) Papers, 1898-1962 (Mus. Arc. 54)

The collection contains offprints of articles by Otto Kinkeldey and others, correspondence, documents related to the Committee on Graduate Study in Music (1938), Kinkeldey's transcriptions of musical works, and one of his own compositions.


Kirchmyer (George) Collection of Scores (Mus. Arc. 49)

Collection contains cue sheets for performances with silent films, keyboard music, and pedagogical materials


Lejaren A Hiller: Computer Music Pioneer

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, May 24-September 7, 2004. This exhibit presents a brief biography of Lejaren Hiller, including documents from the University at Buffalo Music Library. It contains a section on Hiller's collaboration with John Cage on their composition, HPSCHD.


Lejaren Hiller Resources

Guide to holdings by and about Lejaren Hiller in general collections and archival collections, including books, scores, recordings, and audio.


Levine Packer (Renée) Papers (Mus. Arc. 75)

Renee Levine Packer was the managing director of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts. Her papers include correspondence with major artists.


Lindal (Pearl Radcliffe) Papers (Mus. Arc. 43)

Collection consists of 1 scrapbook of clippings about Pearl Radcliffe Lindal's career as a songwriter and eleven of her songs as published in collections. Material inserted into the scrapbook includes correspondence and additional prose writings by Lindal.


McCarthy (Kathryn) Papers, 1911-1955 (Mus. Arc. 7)

The Kathryn McCarthy Papers contain a bound notebook of notes from music lessons and correspondence between McCarthy and Schillinger System teacher, Richard Benda.


McKinnon (James W. ) Music Iconography Slide Collection, circa 1960-1980 (Mus. Arc. 40)

The James W. McKinnon Music Iconography Slide Collection consists of over 2,380 slide reproductions of iconographic sources related to music. Images in the collection feature representations of musicians, instruments, and musical notation in manuscript illuminations, prints, engravings, oil paintings, sculptural and architectural works, mosaics, reliefs, and other artworks.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Annotated Scores, 1828-1993 (Mus. Arc. 1.7)

1200+ scores collected by Mikhashoff, many with annotations. Also includes thematic materials gathered for programs.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Audio Cassettes, 1967-1992 (Mus. Arc. 1.6)

Yvar Mikhashoff's personal collection of audio cassettes, some of his own performances.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Compositions (Mus. Arc. 1.2)

144 titles in various states: manuscript, sketch, fair copy, computer copy


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Slides (Mus. Arc. 1.9)

Yvar Mikhashoff's personal collection of image (35mm) slides


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Sound Recordings (Mus. Arc. 1.4)

Contains 173 items documenting Mikhashoff's career as a performer and composer from the early 60s up to 1989. The audio tapes are in 1/4 inch standard format for reel tapes, with varying recording speeds and number of tracks; they fall into three categories: Items with participation of Yvar Mikhashoff ;Tape parts for concert performance ; Recordings without direct participation of Mikhashoff .Commercial recordings on CD or LP constitute categories four and five of the sound recordings collection.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Tangos, 1983-1991 (Mus. Arc. 1.10)

The collection contains photocopies of musical scores for 127 tangos for solo piano from 127 composers. The collection also documents the process by which Mikhashoff commissioned and performed the tangos. It includes correspondence, Mikhashoff's research into the history of the tango, and performance materials (i.e. programs and reviews). Composers commissioned for this project include Milton Babbitt, Lukas Foss, Otto Luening, Conlon Nancarrow, Luis de Pablo, and Nils Vigeland.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Transcriptions (Mus. Arc. 1.3)

88 transcriptions and full arrangements by Yvar Mikhashoff, including his piano transcriptions of opera excerpts


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collection of Video Recordings, 1976-1992 (Mus. Arc. 1.8)

Yvar Mikhashoff's personal collection of 39 non-commercial video tapes, some of which only contain audio.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Papers (Mus. Arc. 1.1)

Circa 47 boxes of correspondence, clippings, concert programs, announcements, date books, program notes, etc. from the personal estate of pianist and composer Yvar Mikhashoff.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Photograph Collection, circa 1930-1993 (Mus. Arc. 1.5)

The collection contains 423 indexed images and approximately 350 additional, un-indexed snapshots. The images include publicity shots, professional photographs and snapshots of Mikhashoff in rehearsal and performance, and snapshots from some of Mikhashoff's travels. Other people included in the images include noteworthy performers and composers, such as Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Sylvano Bussotti, Henri Dutilleux, Giacinto Scelsi, Toru Takemitsu, Frederic Rzewski, Luis de Pablo, Henry Brant, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Conlon Nancarrow, Nils Vigeland, and Poul Ruders.


Morton Feldman Resources

Guide to holdings by and about Morton Feldman in general collections and archival collections, including books, scores, recordings, and audio.


Morton Feldman: A Celebration of His 80th Birthday

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, June 1-Sept. 15, 2006: A brief biographical sketch of composer Morton Feldman, documented with photographs, scores, and letters from the collection of the Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.


Music and Musicians at the Pan-American Exposition

The Music Library portion, written by John Bewley of the University Libraries' exhibition, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.


Music Calendar Collection (Mus. Arc. 28)

A collection of calendars with music-themed artwork and text, mostly published in the United States and Germany.


Music Department Notebooks

Circa 133 binders containing clippings, programs, reviews, and announcements for musical events offered under the auspices of the Music Department since 1960. Arranged in chronological order with no other indexing. Microfilmed through 1993.


Music Department Photograph Collection, circa 1920- (Mus. Arc. 16)

Contains approximately 635 photographs of activities of Music Dept. activities, chiefly from 1960-2000. Includes faculty, students, and many visiting musicians.


Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901 (Mus. Arc. 8)

The 50 images in this collection include scenes of music venues at the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo in 1901, including the Temple of Music, the Midway, and bandstands. The collection also contains images of musicians who performed at the Exposition and musical instruments used at the Exposition.


Music Library Autograph and Letter Collection, circa 1825-1998 (Mus. Arc. 57)

Collection of holograph materials collected by the Music Library, including letters by composers such as Béla Bartók, Arnold Bax, Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wagner, as well as other musicians. Select items have been digitized and are available through links in the finding aid.


Music Library Records (Unprocessed)

Papers documenting the administrative history of the University at Buffalo Music Library.


Musical Library Works (Digital Collection)

Digital collection consisting of music scores from the Music Library that have been digitized, either for the purpose of preservation or to provide patron access. It includes unique holdings, such as a manuscript condensed score of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera, Cadmus et Hermione, two music theory treatises by Giacomo Tritto, and seven works in a collection originally titled “Italian chamber music, 18th century”.


Nineteenth-Century American sheet music (Mus. Arc. 47)

Collection of 19th century sheet music published in America, many of which include title page illustrations.


Nineteenth-Century European sheet music (Mus. Arc. 48)

Collection of 19th century European sheet music


North American New Music Festival Archive, 1983-1995 (Mus. Arc. 13)

This archive contains documents related to the planning and production the North American New Music Festival, a series of annual festivals of contemporary art music sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Music from 1983 to 1993, in 1995, and in 1996.


North American New Music Festival Sound Recordings, 1983-1993 (Mus. Arc. 13.1)

Contains 685 cassette tape recordings of concerts of the North American New Music Festival


Oral History Recordings of the University at Buffalo Music Department (Mus. Arc. 77)

Compiled from local collections, including Sharon G. Almquist's interviews used for her thesis, copies of recordings made by Alan Green for his biography of Allen Sapp, recordings about the history of the University at Buffalo Music Library, and recordings about figures in local Buffalo music history.


Paër (Ferdinando) Papers, 1811-1836 (Mus. Arc. 53)

The collection contains thirteen documents, including eleven letters from Paër to associates and friends and two documents showing his services rendered for the fiscal years 1811 and 1813. All items have been digitized and are available via links in the finding aid.


Paër (Ferdinando) Scores, 1771-1839

166 scores in manuscript and early editions. Many variant editions of the same works warrant further study. The majority of items are fully cataloged.


Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection (Mus. Arc. 8.2)

Thirty-six titles of sheet music related to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo and one title related to an exposition held in 1905 in Buffalo. All but nine of the titles are photocopies of works in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. All items have been digitized and are available via links in the finding aid.


Performing the Music of Julius Eastman

Summary of exhibit held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library February - June 2017. This exhibit, curated by Associate Librarian Dr. John Bewley, contains writings about the multi-talented Julius Eastman (1940-1990) by three musicians who worked with him in Buffalo and New York City: Jan Williams, Joseph Kubera, and Bobby Previte. It also includes text by Jeff Weston about the challenges presented by the notational practices of Eastman and text by John Smigielski about the three works presented on a famous concert at Northwestern University in 1980. The exhibit includes rarely-seen photographs of Julius Eastman by former Buffalo resident Chris Rusiniak.


Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Ballet Photographs, circa 1910-1960 (Mus. Arc. 3.2)

A collection of 300 black and white photographs of ballet dancers and choreographers, chiefly from the 1950s. Many of the photographs bear inscriptions to Dr. Perry and a very small number were accompanied by correspondence or clippings.


Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Maria Callas Clippings (Mus. Arc. 3.4)

Collection of newspaper and magazine articles clipped by J. Warren Perry.


Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Photographs, circa 1910-1971 (Mus. Arc. 3.1)

Chiefly photographs of opera singers and productions, with additional photographs of other musicians, ensembles, and performing venues. Many of the photographs bear inscriptions to Dr. Perry.


Perry (J. Warren) Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995 (Mus. Arc. 3.3)

83 items, including letters to Dr. Perry, autographed programs, and autographed cards.


Perry (J. Warren) Interview Tapes (Unprocessed)

6 cassette recordings containing interviews with collector J. Warren Perry.


Peters (C. F.) Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1962-1969 (Mus. Arc. 2.4)

The collection consists of 79 works by Morton Feldman in either score or part formats (72 scores; 7 sets of parts). All but one item are ink manuscripts on vellum. These served as the masters that previous hit Feldman submitted to C. F. Peters and Peters published directly from these masters. Almost all of the manuscripts are in Morton Feldman's hand, except for two scores copied by John Cage and three items in the hand of a music copyist.


Photography of Irene Haupt

Summary of an exhibition curated by John Bewley held in the Music Library Sept. 14, 2004-Jan. 14, 2005 in conjunction with Gender Week 2004: Women at Work. Contains brief biographical sketch of photographer Irene Haupt with examples of her photography in various styles.


Posters collection

Collection of more than 2000 posters and flyers of various sizes, from music concerts and festivals, international and local. An internally available database is used for inventory and searching.


Praeger (Ferdinand) Collection of Scores, circa 1837-1891 (Mus. Arc. 46)

This is the largest collection of Ferdinand Praeger's manuscripts in the world, consisting of approximately 480 works. The majority of the works are for piano, but the collection also includes chamber music for strings, large ensemble works, vocal works, and sketches. The dated works range from 1829-1891, but many works are undated. Much of the collection has been digitized and is available via links in the finding aid.


Preserving Lejaren A Hiller's Flowcharts: A Case Study

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, Jan. 16 - Sept. 15, 2007. "This exhibit was the result of a months-long project undertaken by Judy Jungels, a staff member in the University Libraries Center for Book Preservation, to preserve the computer flowcharts created by composer Lejaren Hiller. The exhibit demonstrates why the preservation was required and what it entailed. Additional text by Professor Cort Lippe, current director of the Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios, provides historical background on the use of flowcharts in the creation of computer music and Hiller's role as musical innovator in the realm of electronic music."


Pugliese (Michael) Papers, 1978-1996 (Mus. Arc. 15.1)

Contains 10 folders of personal documents, programs, reviews, and correspondence by percussionist Pugliese.


Pugliese (Michael) Score Collection, circa 1976-1997 (Mus. Arc. 15.2)

Contains approximately 108 scores of percussion music, most of which have been marked for performance by percussionist Pugliese.


Records of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts (Mus. Arc. 4)

Documents, letters and working files of the Center.


Rediscovering Pieces of the Past: The Manuscript Scores of Ferdinand Praeger

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, March-August 2012. The Music Library holds the largest collection in the world of music manuscripts of composer Ferdinand Praeger (1815-1891). Praeger was born in Leipzig but emigrated to London in 1834. He spent the rest of his life there, working as a composer, pianist, teacher, and music critic. He is perhaps best known today for his book, Wagner, As I Knew Him (London, 1885). The Music Library's collection consists of approximately 480 scores.


Remembering Leo Smit (1921-1999)

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, April 2000. This exhibit is in commemoration of the life and career of composer/pianist, Leo Smit. It includes images from Smit's childhood, passages about Smit's friendships with Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Fred Hoyle, and Pete Johnson. It also includes examples of Smit's photographs and a works list.


Rogovin (Milton) Photographs of Storefront Churches and Musicians in Buffalo, 1958-1961 (Mus. Arc. 26)

Seventeen black and white photographs of storefront churches in Buffalo including interior shots during services and exterior shots of the buildings. This small collection chiefly focuses on the musical activities during the church services.


Sahl (Michael) Score Collection, 1953-2006 (Mus. Arc. 41)

The collection contains 42 manuscript scores, many of them reproductions by photocopy or ozalid, and 3 compact discs containing mp3 audio files of 10 works.


Sapp (Allen) Papers (Mus. Arc. 11.2)

Contains papers documenting the life and career of composer and administrator, Allen Sapp, including correspondence, personal records, concert programs, and clippings.


Sapp (Allen) Score Collection, circa 1936-1992 (Mus. Arc. 11.1)

The Allen Sapp Score Collection contains 343 folders of manuscript and holograph scores of works composed by Allen Sapp. The collection also contains some of Sapp's drafts, outlines, and twelve-tone row forms and matrices; as well as exercises, analysis, and arrangements of other composer's works completed while at Harvard University.


Schieder's (Hilda) Drum Corps Records, 1938-1940 (Mus. Arc. 61)

The records of Hilda Schieder's Drum Corps include meeting minutes, its constitution and bylaws, business correspondence, and three black and white photographs.


Schneider (Mischa) Collection of Test Pressings, circa 1940-1980 (Mus. Arc. 64)

The Mischa Schneider Collection of Test Pressing Recordings contains fifty-one sound recordings on 12-inch discs. The content includes eighteen recordings of performances by the Budapest String Quartet and twelve recordings issued by the Marlboro Recording Society.


Sigel (Allen) Collection of Scores, 1946-1998 (Mus. Arc. 32)

The Allen Sigel Collection of Scores, 1946-1998 contains approximately 27 compositions by Allen Sigel. Many of them are present in multiple versions. There are also ten works by other composers in arrangements by Sigel and three of his didactic works for clarinet.


Slee (Frederick Caldecott) Collection of Manuscript Scores, 1890-1954 (Mus. Arc. 12.1)

The collection contains scores and parts of original compositions and arrangements by Frederick Slee. It also includes transcriptions of works by composers such as J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, as well as a lesson for recorder.


Slee Family Collection, 1893-1981 (Mus. Arc. 12.2)

Collection contains clippings, obituaries, correspondence, eighteen photographs of Alice and Frederick Slee, family, and friends, writings by Frederick Slee, documents about the Slee Bequest to the University of Buffalo, concert programs, and a log of a twenty-one day sailing trip undertaken by Frederick Slee and two friends in 1914. The log details their adventures along the northern shore of Lake Ontario.


Slee Lecture Recital Recordings, 1956-1980 (Mus. Arc. 62)

Recordings of the Slee Lecture Recital series, including lectures by Istvan Anhalt, Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle, Carlos Chavez, David Diamond, Morton Feldman, Aaron Copland, Alexei Haieff, Lejaren Hiller, Betsy Jolas, Mauricio Kagel, Leon Kirchner, Nicolas Nabokov, Luis de Pablo, Daniel Pinkham, Henri Pousseur, George Rochberg, Ned Rorem, Allen Sapp, Leo Smit, and Virgil Thomson. 52 of the 76 concerts were recorded.


Slee Visiting Professor in Music Papers (Mus. Arc. 72)

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence to and from composers being considered for the position of Slee Visiting Professor in Music in the University at Buffalo Music Department.


Smit (Leo) Interviews with Tina Pelikan, 1992 (Mus. Arc. 6.5)

The Leo Smit Slide interviews consist of 9 90-minute cassettes recorded by Tina Pelikan and Leo Smit in November 1992.


Smit (Leo) Papers, 1939-2000 (Mus. Arc. 6.2)

The Leo Smit Papers comprise works lists compiled by Leo Smit, articles written by Smit, personal correspondence (chiefly photocopies of letters from Aaron Copland), programs, reviews, and lecture materials.


Smit (Leo) Photograph Collection, ca. 1926-1999 (Mus. Arc. 6.3)

Chiefly black and white photographs documenting Leo Smit's life and career in music.


Smit (Leo) Score Collection, circa 1940-1998 (Mus. Arc. 6.1)

The collections consists of 104 scores by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are also another 42 items arranged or transcribed by Smit, inscribed to or by Smit, scores marked for performance by Smit, and miscellaneous scores.


Smit (Leo) Slide Collection, circa 1966-1991 (Mus. Arc. 6.4)

The Leo Smit Slide Collection contains approximately 13,705 35 millimeter slides taken by American composer, Leo Smit. The contents include images of notable musicians, images used in his lecture recitals, and images taken during his many journeys in the United States and abroad, including Central and South America, Italy, and various other European countries.


Treasures from the Collection of Florian Bruyas

Summary of exhibition curated by Lina Terjesen held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, October 15, 2009 - January 15, 2010. This exhibit showcases volumes from the library’s collection of opera scores collected by Florian Bruyas, French Senator, Director of the Lyon Conservatory, and author of Histoire de l’Operette en France (1855-1965), now considered a seminal volume in the study of French opera. Bruyas annotated the scores with information about performances of the works, including names and information about cast members. Many of the scores contain newspaper and magazine clippings or illustrations of stage designs for the operas.


Trott (Larry) Papers (Mus. Arc. 69)

Contains correspondence, programs, music, and recordings


University at Buffalo Music Library Collection of Wire Recordings, circa 1946-1954 (Mus. Arc. 73)

Contains 18 reels of wire recordings with content presumably recorded from radio broadcasts.


University School Songs: 1903-2008

Summary of exhibition curated by Jason Imbesi held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, May 20, 2008- August 14, 2009. This exhibit provides some historical background on the University's songs: the alma mater, fight songs, hymns, marches, and songs associated with specific schools of the university. The composers and lyricists of these songs include university faculty, staff, and students, as well as locally and nationally known composers. The exhibit also provides brief biographical information about many of the composers.


Williams (Jan) Collection of Annotated Scores, 1950-1999 (Mus. Arc. 10.1)

More than 200 scores owned by percussionist and conductor, Jan Williams. The majority of the scores were marked by Williams for use in performance. Some scores bear inscriptions from composers to Williams.


Williams (Jan) Collection of Photographs, 1962-2007 (Mus. Arc. 10.3)

The Jan Williams Collection of Images contains images of various performances and trips made by Jan Williams with accompanying performers and composers. An original gift was received of 321 prints and contact sheets and 54 35mm slides in 2007. An additional gift was received of 173 photographs in 2008.


Williams (Jan) Collection of Sound Recordings (Mus. Arc. 10.4)

Contains recordings documenting performances by percussionist Jan Williams.


Williams (Jan) Papers (Mus. Arc. 10.2)

Collection of correspondence, programs, clippings documenting the career of percussionist Jan Williams.


Winning (Carl) Collection of Scores (Mus. Arc. 42)

Collection of manuscript and printed music belonging to the conductor of the Buffalo Sängerbund.


Wolf (Anton) Collections (Mus. Arc. 44)

Score and papers collection, and possibly photographs


Wolf (Muriel) Collections (Mus. Arc. 45)

Contains papers, correspondence, clippings, programs, and teaching materials.


Yellen (Jack) Papers (Mus. Arc. 68)

Unprocessed collection of papers belonging to lyricist Jack Yellen.


Yvar Mikhashoff Resources

Guide to holdings by and about Yvar Mikhashoff in general collections and archival collections, including books, scores, recordings, and audio.


Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, Papers, 1996- (Mus. Arc. 22)

The Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Records contain applications, including scores and audio/video recordings, submitted by individuals and organizations for grants from the Trust.