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Albert Tipton Reel-to-Reel Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-010
Scope and Contents

This collection contains ten boxes of reel-to-reel recordings, mostly of Albert Tipton, including recitals and rehearsals as well as a few commercial recordings. Some of the reels are in poor condition.

List of tapes in the Albert Tipton Reel-to-Reel Collection

Dates: 1932-2003

Allen Forte Treatise Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-015
Dates: 1715 - 1894

Braille Music

Identifier: FSUML-2020-022
Scope and Contents The library holds a small collection of Braille music. Braille materials do not appear in our online catalog, but we have prepared a finding aid. For more information about Braille and Braille music, we recommend the following sources Krolick, Bettye, Dictionary of Braille Music Signs. (Washington, DC : National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped, 1979). REF MT38 .K76 1979. National Library Service (NLS) for the Blind and Handicapped. The NLS maintains a free national...
Dates: Majority of material found in Unknown

Charles H. Turner Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-011
Scope and Contents The Charles H. Turner Collection consists principally of scores and personal effects donated by David Brinson and Turner's mother, Norma Turner. The scores are primarily copies of handwritten arrangements of jazz standards made for Sinatra's band, but there are also some published scores, including a few brass arrangements of Baroque pieces like the six-part Ricercar from Bach's Musical Offering. Other materials in the collection include photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs; sound recordings; assorted FSU memorabilia; four recorded interviews with Norma Turner; recorded interviews with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and Florence Ashby, who knew him during his time at FSU; and a...
Dates: 1953-1982

College of Music Reel-to-Reel Recordings

Identifier: FSUML-2020-023
Scope and Contents

The library possesses approximately 1700 reel-to-reel recordings. There are a few commercial recordings, but the collection consists principally of performances by FSU faculty and ensembles, dating from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s, with the bulk of the collection covering the late 60s to late 70s.

List of items in the College of Music Reel-to-Reel Recordings:

Dates: 1955-1985

Confederate Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: FSUML-CSMC
Scope and Contents In 1987, the Warren D. Allen Music Library acquired a large collection of Confederate sheet music imprints. The collection includes nearly 400 items which comprise approximately 40% of all sheet music titles known to have been published in the Confederacy. Most of the items were acquired as a lot from the antiquarian catalog of Goodspeed's Book Shop.The collection includes music by many composers of the era, including John H. Hewitt, Theodore von La Hache, and H. L. Schreiner. Representative publishers of the period include Blackmar & Bros. of Augusta and New Orleans, and J. C. Schreiner & Son of Macon and Savannah. The largest portion consists of sentimental ballads...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1860s

Curtis Davidson Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-014
Scope and Contents The Curtis Davidson Collection comprises a number of recordings in reel-to-reel, cassette, and compact disc format. These recordings document performances of the Curtis Davidson Orchestra and Curtis Davidson and his Southerners from 1930-1980. The recordings are primarily of the genre called Dixieland jazz which was prominent in New Orleans and the Big Bend area during this time. Davidson spent his nights playing throughout the southeast. He was interested in recording and many of these gigs were recorded on his own Wollensak tape recorder. These reel-to-reel recordings hold a prominent position in the collection. Some recordings feature former FSU professor of piano Dr. Robert Glotzbach...
Dates: 1938-1989

Dale A. Olsen Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-008
Scope and Contents The Dale A. Olsen Collection consists of over 800 audio and visual items that span Dr. Olsen’s career as a researcher and educator from 1965 to 2007. They contain a variety of music from Japan, China, Indonesia, Persia, Africa, Ireland, South America, the Caribbean, and North America. While most of the recordings chronicle Dr. Olsen’s extensive fieldwork in South America with Japanese immigrants and Warao Indians, other recordings include concerts by FSU world music ensembles, student and guest lectures, other special events and ceremonies, private gatherings at home, and even a handful of commercial recordings. About 80 of the reel-to-reel recordings were actually used as audio examples...
Dates: 1947-2006; Majority of material found within 1970-1997

Early 20th Century Dance Band Music Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2022-02
Abstract This collection contains 218 popular music dance band selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Composer represented here include: Spencer Adams; Russell Alexander; Harry L. Alford; Egbert van Alstyne; Will R. Anderson; Bert R. Anthony; Fred T. Ashton; Charles L. Van Baar; Ernest R. Ball; Ashley Ballou; A.W. Bauer; C.W. Bennet; Irving Berlin; Leo E. Berliner; Milton D. Blake, H.B. Blank and Schwartz; N. Bousquet; E.L. Bowman; Edmund Braham; R.H. Brennen; Louise Breau; G.B. Brigham; Fred C. Brooks; Shelton Brooks; Will M.S. Brown; Ernest Bucalossi; Benjamin Burt; Carl Carlton ; Ivan Caryll; W.P. Chambers; James P. Conlin; Charles L. Cooke ; G.F. Daniels; ...
Dates: Publication: 1891 - 1922

Ernst von Dohnányi Music Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-003
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of recordings, manuscripts, correspondence, concert programs, and photographs created and acquired by the Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi.

Dates: 1897-1960

Ethan Allen Hitchcock Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-017
Scope and Contents The collection contains 70 bound volumes and more than 200 pieces of sheet music. Included are pieces for solo flute, as well as flute duets and trios, with or without piano accompaniment, as well as various miscellaneous pieces.Among others, the repertoire includes music by Jean Louis Tulou, Raphael Dressler, Anton Diabelli, Eugene Walckiers, William Forde, Louis Drouet, Charles Cottignies, Tranquille Berbiguier, and Anton Bernhard Furstenaü, all of whom were contemporaries of Hitchcock. Of the bound volumes, 8 are composed of manuscript copies of music which are in Hitchcock’s own hand, but for which the source is as yet unascribed.The music does not appear in...
Dates: 1798-1870

Ewald and Kathryn Reece Haun Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-005
Scope and Contents

The Ewald and Kathryn Reece Haun Collection consists of 198 items, mostly manuscript scores and parts. Included are compositions by Ewald and Kathryn Haun as well as transcriptions and arrangements of works by other composers.

Dates: 1928-1939

Ferde Grofé Audio Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-016
Scope and Contents

The Ferde Grofé Audio Collection contains 144 reel-to-reel audio recordings and 47 cassette tape recordings. Many of these recordings are live performances that range from 1936-1968.

List of items in the Ferde Grofé Audio Collection:

Dates: 1892-1972

Franciszek Zachara Collection

Identifier: M1.A18 M1
Scope and Contents

The Franciszek Zachara Collection contains uncataloged manuscripts by the composer, consisting of 29 complete works and roughly 13 incomplete works. The manuscripts include works for symphony, symphonic band, solo, and chamber ensembles. The collection also contains audio and video recordings of Zachara's performances.

Dates: 1931-1964

Gloria Jahoda Music Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-018
Scope and Contents

The Gloria Jahoda Music Collection includes books, reel-to-reel recordings, and other items concerning Frederick Delius (1862-1934). Piano/vocal scores of Delius' Irmelin and Fennimore and Gerda are also contained in this collection.

Also in the collection are letters from Australian-born composer-pianist Percy Grainger (1882-1961). Grainger was introduced to Edvard Grieg in 1903. The letters are primarily concerned with Grainger's friendship and opinions on Grieg's music.

Dates: 1926-1980

Hal Turner, Jr. Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-021
Scope and Contents This library of 334 charts, approximately 250 of which were in active use, is written for 2 trumpets, trombone, 2 altos, tenor & baritone saxes, and four rhythm instruments. There are some instances of clarinet doubling in the sax parts, with alto sax also occasionally doubling on flute. Additional parts (instrumental and vocal) are included for some charts as noted. The majority of the arrangements are by Turner with others scattered throughout. A list was supplied with the collection of active and inactive charts as well as a breakdown according to style (as noted in the lists). List of items in the Hal Turner, Jr. Collection...
Dates: 1930-2015

Howard Wilson Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-012
Scope and Contents

The Howard Wilson collection consists of one folder of memorabilia and 42 compositions, primarily manuscript solo and chamber works. Included are several settings of poetry by Audrey Wilson, Howard's wife, and herself a professor in the Humanities Department at FSU.

Dates: 1931-1959

James Gunn Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-004
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the work of former FSU Faculty Member James Gunn. The collection consists of 32 score envelopes, an envelope of unidentified sketches, an envelope of memorabilia, an envelope of music theory grade books, and an envelope containing 18 record albums of James Gunn’s music.

Dates: 1947-1955; Other: Date acquired: 2005

John Boda Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-001
Scope and Contents

This collection contains information on John Boda's musical works, audio recordings, and nearly 100 manuscript reproductions of his compositions.

Catalog of the works of John Boda

Dates: 1945-2001

Nathan Lupu Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-019
Scope and Contents

The Nathan Lupu Collection contains the original manuscripts of his 25 known compositions (written almost exclusively for solo piano), manuscripts and exercises on theory, published works by Thorvald Otterström, biographical material about Nathan Lupu, and one audiocassette.

List of materials in the Nathan Lupu Collection:

Dates: 1906-2000

Olin Downes Papers Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2023-001
Scope and Contents

This collection belonged to music critic Olin Downes (1886-1955) and was gifted to the Florida State University Music Library by his widow Irene Miles Downes after his death. It contains research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, lecture notes, handwritten music, as well as other published and unpublished written materials.

Dates: 1956

Opera, Oratorio, and Musical Theatre Libretti Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2022-031
Abstract This collection primarily contains published opera, oratorio, and musical theatre libretti, along with a few programs and Metropolitan Opera House Grand Opera Season guides. These are of particular interest in terms of their covers, publication materials, and performance information. Many of the libretti were donated by music critic Olin Downes; these contain handwritten research notes, drafts of reviews, miscellaneous programs and cast lists for the Metropolitan Opera Company. Publication dates range from 1804-1960s, and composers represented include Eugen D’Albert, Louise Aubert, J.S. Bach, L.V. Beethoven, Vincenzo Bellini, Georges Bizet, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Arrigo...
Dates: Publication: 1804 - 1960

Orchestral Dance Music Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-027
Scope and Contents The Orchestral Dance Music Collection comprises donations to the Warren D. Allen Music Library from various donors. A significant portion came from former flute professor Charles Delaney and includes materials formerly belonging to bandleader George Parry. It features jazz, ragtime, big band, and other styles of dance tunes that rose to prominence over the course of the decades from the 1890s to the late 1950s. Pieces in the collection are principally parts, although some also have scores, for a variety of orchestras and ensembles. List of materials in the Orchestral Dance Music Collection: ...
Dates: 1890-1960

Phillip Spurgeon Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2021-02

This collection contains materials related to music conductor Phillip Spurgeon who was a professor at and Florida State University from 1972-2003. Subject matter concerns orchestral conducting practice and pedagogy in the late twentieth century, related to music performed by the FSU Symphony Orchestra from 1972-2003 in the United States and Europe. This collection contains annotated musical scores, along with a few concert programs, memorandums, research notes, performance and rehearsal notes, and correspondence.

Dates: 1972 - 2020

Player Piano Rolls

Identifier: FSUML-2020-028
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 63 player piano rolls from the early 20th century. The collection includes works by Chopin, Debussy, Gilbert & Sullivan, Dvorak, Handel, and other composers.

List of Player Piano Rolls

Dates: 1915-1930

Robert H. Stone and Pamela S. Carey Jazz Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2022-03
Scope and Contents This collection contains lead sheets, parts, and assorted jazz arrangements created by 200 arrangers, including some of unknown origin. The dates for this collection range from 1920-present. Many of these items are handwritten and unpublished. This collection was donated by Robert "Bob" Stone and Pamela S. Carey.Bob Stone, the Founder and Musical Director of The Naples Jazz Orchestra, brings over forty (40) years of musical experience to the organization. This includes professional performance, ensemble development, musical directing/conducting, and teaching/mentoring students and professional musicians. Mr. Stone has had performance engagements with over 80 headliners,...
Dates: 1920

Robert Sedore Photos Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2022-004
Scope and Contents

This collection contains press materials pertaining to FSU Symphony conductor and faculty member Robert Sedore. It is comprised of 17 photographs and 1 pressclipping.

Dates: 1952 - 1963

Seymour Levine Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2021-01

This collection contains hand-notated music, playscripts, and lyrics written and composed by Seymour Levine, (1938-2005). Levine was a self-published composer who mainly composed music for the now-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission.

Dates: 1939 - 1989

Theodore Newman Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-020
Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of materials used by former Florida State University graduate student, the late Kathleen Ciambella, for an uncompleted thesis. Her topic was a study of Theodore Newman's life and selected works. In addition to drafts and a prospectus for the thesis, there are several folders of notes, including correspondence with Bergsma, Persichetti, and others, and recordings (in reel-to-reel and tape format) of Newman's works.

Dates: 1933-1975

William F. Cramer Collection

Identifier: FSUML-2020-002
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 250 musical works, of which more than 100 are manuscript facsimiles. Many works in the collection remain unpublished. Composers from both the Americas and Europe (particularly East Europe and Russia) are represented. Most of the pieces were composed by contemporaries of Cramer, and many were composed as a direct result of Dr. Cramer's activity. Many of the scores are inscribed by the composer or Dr. Cramer, or both. Most works are for piano and trombone; however, there are also pieces accompanied by organ, orchestra or band, as well as pieces for trombone alone. Also included in the collection are four boxes of correspondence with with composers,...
Dates: 1947-1989