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Special Materials

Restrictions apply to use of some of these collections. Please inquire about use before visiting the library.





General Materials

Antiquarian Music Catalogues
ca. 5,000 catalogues.
Except current issues, all sets and series are catalogued.
For holdings up to 1988, see J. Coover, Antiquarian Catalogues of Musical Interest (London, Mansell, 1988).


British Vocal Music, Late 18th-mid-19th century (BVM)
80 bound volumes, 872 disbound separate works.
Print inventory: Catalogue of a Collection of Brtitish Vocal Music: Late 18th to mid-19th Centuries: ML136.B942M78.
Online inventory


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


Chowaniec (Mark) World Music Collection
Mostly Asian. 855 cassettes, 509 LP's, 19 videos.
Print inventory: The Mark Chowaniec World Music Collection : a finding list arranged by HRAF-Murdock number. ML156.4.F6S4.
Onlineinventory and index


Concert Programs
An international representation of hundreds of concert programs and series with an emphasis on new music. The majority of the programs have been fully cataloged and are available in the University Libraries Catalog. The following phrases entered as subject searches will retrieve a large number of the programs:

  • concert programs
  • music festival programs
  • music festivals

Coover (James B.) Collection
107 titles, including music dictionaries and works about bibliography, collected by James Coover.
For a list of titles in the collection, enter "james b coover collection" as a keyword search in University Libraries Catalog.


Fake Book Collection
Collection of more than 100 fake books, all fully cataloged in the University Libraries Catalog.
Online indexof contents


French Vocal Music Collection, ca. 1780-1862
Collection of French romances and songs, including ca. 138 printed scores and 33 manuscript sscores.
Online inventory


Grétry (André) opera scores
Twenty-nine first and early editions of operas by André Grétry (1741-1813)
All items fully cataloged
Online inventory


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.
All items have been individually cataloged and can be found in University Libraries Catalog


Music Department Notebooks
30+ linear feet of notebooks containing clippings, programs, reviews, and announcements for events offered under the Department's auspices since 1960. Housed in the Treasure Room, no index available.


Paër (Ferdinando) Scores
166 scores in manuscript and early editions. Many variant editions of the same works warrant further study.
The majority of items are fully cataloged.
Online inventory including microforms
See also the Ferdinando Päer Paper (Mus. Arc. 53)


Posters Collection
Collection of more than 2000 posters, various sizes, from music concerts and festivals.


Archives

All of the fully processed collections represented by finding aids may be searched in the University Libraries Finding Aids Database.

Buffalo Musicians' Association Records, 1889-2002
Mus. Arc. 24
37 boxes of materials, and 50 bound volumes of records documenting the history and operation of the Buffalo Musicians' Association.
Online finding aid


Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1964-1980
Mus. Arc. 4
(not fully processed)
Documents, letters and working files of the Center.
30+ linear feet.
Print inventory: Archive of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts : Finding list. ML136.B942M819.
Online inventory


Clough (John) Papers, ca. 1959-2002
Mus. Arc. 14
17 boxes of materials collected by University at Buffalo music theorist John Clough, Slee Professor 1981-2002.
Online finding aid


Cornelissen (Arnold) Collection of Manuscript Scores
Mus. Arc. 9 (not fully processed)
Holographs of a Buffalo-based composer and conductor.
Online inventory


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). All items have been digitized and are linked from the finding aid.
Online finding aid


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


Feldman (Morton) Collections

  • Morton Feldman Papers, 1950-1999
    Mus. Arc. 2.1
    16 boxes of chiefly secondary sources, including articles by and about Feldman, programs, clippings, and photographs. Also contains correspondence, principally to Feldman, mostly about career-related events and issues. The finding aid contains links to eight of Feldman’s prose writings that have been digitized. The Programs series in the finding aid contains links to a list of Feldman’s works performed on the stated programs.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs in the collection are available in digital form in the University Libraries Digital Collections

  • Morton Feldman Collection of Audio Recordings, circa 1966-1993
    Mus. Arc. 2.2
    The Morton Feldman Collection of Audio Recordings contains 52 reel to reel tapes and 35 cassette recordings, including performances of 38 compositions by Morton Feldman. The collection also includes some events, including the conversations between John Cage and Feldman recorded in 1966 as Radio Happenings I and II, the memorial service for Feldman at St. Mark's Church in New York City, a tribute concert held in New York City 7 November 1987, and an interview of Jan Williams by Sebastian Claren about Feldman. Other composers represented by recordings include Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Barbara Monk Feldman, and Bunita Marcus.
    Online finding aid

  • Morton Feldman Images by Jan Williams, 1974-1979
    Mus. Arc. 2.3
    The collection of Morton Feldman Images by Jan Williams contains 56 slides taken during concert tours made by Feldman and Williams in 1974, 1977, and 1979. The tours were part of the activities of the Creative Associates and the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs from the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digitial Collections

  • C. F. Peters Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1961-1969
    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 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.
    Online finding aid

  • Morton Feldman Lectures, Post-Concert Discussions, and Introductory Remarks
    Summaries of seven lectures and/or post-concert discussions by Morton Feldman in the Slee Lecture Recital Series at the University, 1972-1975. Transcriptions and audio files are provided for three of the lectures.
    Online list

Gearhart (Livingston) Collections

  • Livingston Gearhart Papers, 1933-1997
    Mus. Arc. 23.1
    The collection contains Gearhart's prose writings, vitae, correspondence, programs, clippings, and teaching materials.
    Online finding aid

  • Livingston Gearhart Collection of Scores, 1930-1996
    Mus. Arc. 23.2
    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.
    Online finding aid

  • Livingston Gearhart Collection of Photographs, 1896-1941
    Mus. Arc. 23.3
    The collection contains 26 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.
    Online finding aid
    All images in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digitial Collections

  • Livingston Gearhart Recordings, 1949-2001
    Mus. Arc. 23.4
    The collection contains 24 recordings of Gearhart's compositions and arrangements as well as the recordings of the duo-piano team, Morley and Gearhart.
    Online finding aid

Gearhart (Pamela) Papers, 1956-1993
Mus. Arc. 33
Contains a biographical summary, curriculum vitae, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs from the collection of former University at Buffalo faculty member, violinist, and conductor.
Online finding aid


Gearhart (Pamela) Photographs, circa 1955-1983
Mus. Arc. 33.1
contains thirty photographs, including images of Pamela Gearhart and casual snapshots of other musicians, including her husband Livingston Gearhart, Budapest String Quartet members Alexander and Mischa Schneider, and conductor Skitch Henderson.
Collection fully digitized and available in UB Libraries Digital Collections
Online finding aid


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

193 photographs of contemporary composers and performers who have participated in musical events at the University at Buffalo.
Online finding aid
Available in digital form in UB LIbraries Digital Collections


Haupt (Irene) Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2000-
Available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


2000 Mus. Arc. 18 71 photographs
2001 Mus. Arc. 19 48 photographs
2002 Mus. Arc. 20 28 photographs
2003 Mus. Arc. 21 61 photographs
2004 Mus. Arc. 25 44 photographs
2005 Mus. Arc. 27 47 photographs
2006 Mus. Arc. 29 52 photographs
2007 Mus. Arc. 38 248 digital images
2008 Mus. Arc. 39 234 digital images
2009 Mus. Arc. 50 142 digital images
2010 Mus. Arc. 55 134 digital images
2011 Mus. Arc. 56 70 digital images
2012 Mus. Arc. 60 132 digital images

Hilda Schieder's 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.
Online finding aid


Hiller (Lejaren) Collections

  • Hiller (Lejaren) Archive
    Mus. Arc. 5 (not fully processed)
    Music manuscripts, including sketches, program notes, correspondence, writings, and photographs.
    Guide to the Archive: ML410.H6542AXW2 1995
    Inventories of the individual components of the Hiller Archive are available at: Lejaren Hiller Archive Home Page

  • Hiller (Lejaren) Collection of Audio Tape Recordings, 1958-1985 Mus. Arc. 5.2
    The collection contains Lejaren Hiller's personal collections of 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.
    Online finding aid

  • 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.
    Online finding aid


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.
Online finding aid


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.
Online finding aid


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.
Online finding aid


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.
Online finding aid


Lindal (Pearl Radcliffe) Papers, 1938-1947
Mus. Arc. 43
Collection consists of 1 scrapbook of clippings about Pearl Radcliffe Lindal's next hit 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.
Online finding aid


McCarthy (Kathryn) Papers, 1911-1955
Mus. Arc. 7
1 box, including a counterpoint lesson book and correspondence with her instructor, Richard Benda.
Online finding aid


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Collections
Ca. 75 linear ft., including papers, compositions, transcriptions and arrangements, annotated scores, programs, photographs and slides, and recordings.
Inventories of the individual Mikhashoff collections are available at: Yvar Mikhashoff Archive Home Page.


Mikhashoff (Yvar) Trust for New Music, Papers, 1996-
Mus. Arc. 22
Applications from individuals and organizations for funds from the Trust.
Online finding aid


Music Calendars
Mus. Arc. 28
Approximately 150 music calendars from the United States and international sources. Most of the calendars in the collection feature reproductions of art and photographs that depict musical scenes, composers, performers, or instruments. Among the more well-represented topics in the collection are musical instruments, opera, jazz, and music manuscripts. Many calendars also include historical or biographical information, significant dates in musical history, and biographical or historical information about the creators of the artwork. In addition to reproductions of photographs and paintings, media represented include musical instruments, realia, sheet-music and album covers, and illuminated manuscripts and miniatures.
Online finding aid


Music Department Photograph Collection, ca. 1920-
Mus. Arc. 16
Approximately 635 photographs of activities of Music Dept. activities, chiefly from 1960-2000. Includes faculty, students, and many visiting musicians.
Online finding aid
Available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901
Mus. Arc. 8
Fifty images collected or created for use in the Music Library's exhibition, Music and Musicians at the Pan-American Exposition. The items were displayed in the Library June-September 2001.
Online finding aid
Images from the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


Music Librarianship Archive
Formed by Dr. Carol June Bradley in 1970. Includes documents, letters, books, tapes (several hundred oral interviews with music librarians, living and deceased).
Inventory available.
Tape use restricted.
May be used only in the Library's Treasure Room.
No lending or copying.
May be consulted only under terms of Deeds of Gift, 1978, rev. 1994.


Music Library, University at Buffalo, Archive
Administrative records and photographs, 1970-present.


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.
Online finding aid


Music Library Slide Collection
Mus. Arc. 40
Formed by Prof. James McKinnon as a basis for his iconographical studies of early music. Some 2,000 slides of manuscripts--principally their initials and capitals--from the Bodleian, London's National Gallery, the Musée Condé, the Pierpont Morgan Library, Musée de Cluny, Museo de San Marco, Palazzo Poggi, the Hermitage, Chartres Cathedral, the Rijksmuseum, and dozens more. Materials appear under entries for manuscript source and intriguing subject headings in a highly-detailed card catalogue. A few of them: Marginalia -- 8th century; Christ -- Flagellation; David and Fool; Initial, inhabited; Muses, nine; Grotesqueries; C (and all other letters); Magi; Animals, singing; Villiany; and Siren.


North American New Music Festival Archive
Mus. Arc. 7
Documents, letters, and working files for the festival, 1983-1993 (12 boxes, including two containers of photographs).
Online finding aid
Photographs in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


Paër (Ferdinando) Papers, 1807-1838
Mus. Arc. 53
The collection contains thirteen documents, including eleven letters from PaPaër to associates and friends and two documents showing his services rendered for the fiscal years 1811 and 1813.
Online finding aid


Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection, 1899-1909
Mus. Arc. 8.2
Thirty-five pieces of original and reproduced sheet music issued in connection with the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901. All items fully cataloged in the University Libraries Catalog.
Online finding aid


Perry (J. Warren) Collections

  • J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs, ca. 1910-1971
    Mus. Arc. 3.1
    2110 photographs of opera singers, conductors, instrumentalists, and music halls. Many of the photographs are inscribed to Dr. Perry.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections

  • J. Warren Perry Collection of Ballet Photographs, ca. 1910-1960
    Mus. Arc. 3.2
    300 photographs of ballet dancers, choreographers, and dance productions. Many of the photographs are inscribed to Dr. Perry.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections

  • J. Warren Perry Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995
    Mus. Arc. 3.3
    83 items, including correspondence, autographed programs and cards.
    Online finding aid

Praeger (Ferdinand) Collection of Scores, circa 1829-1891
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.
Print inventory prepared by Michael Finkelman: ML410.P789AXF5. Collection re-proceesed with new order. Refer to the:
Online finding aid


Pugliese (Michael) Collections

  • Pugliese (Michael) Papers, 1978-1996
    Mus. Arc. 15.1
    Consists of copies of his curriculum vitae, a small selection of programs of concerts in which he performed, reviews and clippings, and correspondence.
    Online finding aid

  • Pugliese (Michael) Score Collection, circa 1976-1997
    Mus. Arc. 15
    Scores and parts for solo percussion and percussion with other instruments. Most of the items bear Pugliese's performance markings. Others bear inscriptions from the composers to Pugliese. The collection also includes works composed or arranged by Pugliese.
    Online finding aid


Rogovin (Milton) Photographs of Storefront Churches and Musicians in Buffalo, 1958-1961
Mus. Arc. 26
Seventeen black and white photographs.
Online finding aid
Photographs in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


Sahl (Michael) Score Collection, 1953-
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. The collection continues to receive additional scores.
Online finding aid


Sapp (Allen) Collections

  • Sapp (Allen) Score Collection, circa 1936-1992
    Mus. Arc. 11.1
    Contains 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.
    Online finding aid


  • Sapp (Allen) Papers
    Mus. Arc. 11.2
    Circa 100 linear ft. containing manuscript scores, papers, and correspondence.
    Partially processed


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.
Online finding aid


Slee (Frederick) Collection of Music Manuscripts, 1890-1954
Mus. Arc. 12.1
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.
Online finding aid


Slee Family Collection, circa 1908-1981
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.
Online finding aid

The sailing logbook and photographs in the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections


Smit (Leo) Collections

  • Leo Smit Score Collection, circa 1940-1998
    Mus. Arc. 6.1
    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.
    Online finding aid

  • Leo Smit Papers, 1939-2000
    Mus. Arc. 6.2
    3 boxes (47 folders) of personal documents, writings, correspondence (chiefly photocopies of letters from Aaron Copland to Smit), clippings, programs, and lecture materials.
    Online finding aid

  • Leo Smit Photograph Collection, ca. 1926-1999
    Mus. Arc. 6.3
    3 boxes containing black and white and color prints of and by Leo Smit.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs from the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections

  • Leo Smit Slide Collection, circa 1966-1991
    Mus. Arc. 6.4
    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.
    Online finding aid

Williams (Jan) Collections

  • Jan Williams Collection of Annotated Scores, 1950-1999
    Mus. Arc. 10.1
    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.
    Online finding aid

  • Jan Williams Papers
    Mus. Arc. 10.2 (not fully processed)
    Letters, documents, and recordings
    Print inventory: ML415.W67AXG8

  • Jan Williams Collection of Images, 1962-2007
    Mus. Arc. 10.3
    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.
    Online finding aid
    Photographs from the collection are available in digital form in University Libraries Digital Collections
    See also Morton Feldman Images by Jan Williams, 1974-1979, Mus. Arc. 2.3.

Wolf (Anton) Archive
Mus. Arc. 44 (not fully processed)
Manuscript scores of the Buffalo State faculty member.
Preliminary online inventory

Wolf (Muriel) Papers
Mus. Arc. 45 (not fully processed)
Papers of University at Buffalo faculty member.


Audio Tapes of Chiefly Contemporary Music Events at the University at Buffalo, 1957-1993

Note: PDF files of all the following concert programs are available in the University Libraries Finding Aids database which also includes the finding aid for the June in Buffalo, 1975-1978, 1980 programs. Content of all the programs can be searched from the initial search page of the finding aids database.

  • Creative Associates' Recitals, 1964-80
    Catalogue:ML157.32.B942C362
    Online inventory

  • [Department] Concerts and Lectures, 1962-81
    Catalogue: ML157.32.B942C76
    Online inventory

  • Evenings for New Music, 1964-80
    Catalogue: ML157.32.B942E36
    Online, searchable database of all Evenings for New Music programs. Database created by Amy Ward.
    Online inventory

  • Faculty Composer Composition Recitals, 1962-81
    Catalogue: ML157.32.B942F23 1997
    Online inventory

  • North American New Music Festival, 1983-1993.
    Catalogue: ML157.32.B942N83
    Online inventory

  • Slee Lecture Recitals, 1957-76
    Catalogue: ML157.32.B942S75
    Online inventory
    Summaries of a selection of the lectures are available online.

Digital Collections

The following Digital Collections of Music Library materials are available in University Libraries Digital Collections where they are browsable and searchable.

Morton Feldman Photographs,1939-1987

Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was best known for his association with the New York School of experimentalist musicians, including composers John Cage, Chris


Morton Feldman Images by Jan Williams, 1974-1979

The collection of Jan Williams Photos of Morton Feldman contains 56 slides taken during concert tours made by Feldman and Williams in 1974, 1977, and 1979. These slides were used to create color prints which were in turn used to create digital images.


Livingston Gearhart Photographs

The collection contains 26 photographs from the personal collection of composer, arranger, and pianist, Livingston Gearhart.


Pamela Gearhart Collection

The collection contains 30 photographs from the personal collection of violinist and conductor, Pamela Gearhart.


Irene Haupt Photographs of June in Buffalo, 2000-

The Irene Haupt Photographs of June in Buffalo document the annual contemporary music festival held at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. The festival was begun in 1975 by composer Morton Feldman who directed the festival 1975-78 and in 1980.


Irene Haupt Photographs of Musicians in Buffalo

Irene Haupt, a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, has been documenting the Buffalo arts scene through her photography since 1976.


Yvar Mikhashoff Photograph Collection

The Yvar Mikhashoff Photograph Collection contains 423 indexed images that chiefly document the professional life of pianist and composer Yvar Mikhashoff.


Music Department Photograph Collection

The Music Department Photograph Collection contains 638 photographs of musicians who have participated in events of the Music Deptartment dating back to ca. 1920. This includes music faculty, students (though not student events and ensembles), and visiting musicians.


Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901

Music was an integral component of the activities provided at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. The Temple of Music was the principal venue for music performance.


Music Library Works

This collection consists of texts and music scores from the Music Library that have been digitized for purposes of preservation or requests by patrons. It includes such items as British music auction catalogs from the early 19th century, a unique manuscript condensed score of Jean Baptiste Lully's opera, Cadmus et Hermione, and two music theory treatises by Giacomo Tritto.


North American New Music Festival Archive Photographs

The North American New Music Festival was founded in 1983 by Yvar Mikhashoff and Jan Williams, faculty members of the University at Buffalo Music Department and dedicated proponents of contemporary and avant-garde art music.


J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs

The J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs consists of more than 1800 photographs. The focus of the collection is opera, with images of singers, productions, conductors, and concert halls. There are also photographs of ensembles and instrumentalists.


J. Warren Perry Ballet Photographs

The J. Warren Perry Collection of Ballet Photographs, ca. 1910-1960 is a complement to the J. Warren Perry Collection of Photographs, ca. 1910-1971. It consists of 300 black and white photographs of many of the most significant ballet dancers and choreographers of the mid-twentieth century, especially the 1950s.


Milton Rogovin's Store-Front Churches in Buffalo

Milton Rogovin, born December 30, 1909 in New York City , was trained as an optometrist at Columbia University, where he received his degree in 1931. He moved to Buffalo , New York in 1939, where he established his own optometric practice on Chippewa Street near the city's Lower West Side.


Slee Family Collection

Frederick Caldecott Slee (1870-1954) and his wife, Alice (1875-1956), were outstanding members of the Buffalo community and generous benefactors to the University at Buffalo. Frederick Slee was an amateur musician who composed music and also played the viola, violin, violoncello, and piano.


Leo Smit Photograph Collection

The Leo Smit Photograph Collection consists of a mixture of photographs documenting Smit's life (1921-1999).


Eleanor Steber Photographs

The Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs, circa 1935-1977 contains 373 images of soprano Eleanor Steber.


Jan Williams Collection of Images

The Jan Williams Collection of Images consists of 548 photographs, slides, and contact sheets, taken by Jan Williams, his friends, and professional photographers.