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Jerome Moross papers, 1924-2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0902
Bib ID 4078363 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983
Title Jerome Moross papers, 1924-2018
Physical Description 69 linear feet ((ca.7,900 items in 56 boxes & 42 oversize folders))
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

Boxes 55 and 56 are located off site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in six series: Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Arranged Series; Series III: Works by Jerome Moross; SeriesIV: Miscellaneous items; Series V: Addition 2018; Series VI: Archived Web Site

Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscript music scores, copies of scores, playscripts, scenarios, watercolor drawings and other stage designs, contracts, legal papers, programs, clippings and other printed materials, microfilms, records, tape recordings, and photographs. Among Moross's work are the musical play, "The Golden Apple"(1954), dance music for "Ballet Ballads"(1945) and for "Frankie and Johnny"(1938), the film score for "The Big Country"(1958) and for "The Cardinal"(1963), and his Symphony No. 1 (1943). There are some financial papers and production records for the staging of his works. Among the cataloged correspondents are Aaron Copland, Agnes George De Mille, Ned Rorem, Virgil Thomson, and Thornton Wilder.

General Note

Shelved on Stack 14 in Ranges 31 & 32

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Boxes 55 and 56 are located off site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jerome Moross papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Reminiscences of Jerome Moross: Oral History, 1982Columbia Center for Oral History.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 01/--/1985.

Music scores Processed HR 09/26/1991.

Compact disk, tape cassette& transcript Processed HR 12/03/1991.

Two orchestral scores Processed HR 05/07/1992.

Photocopies of 6 letters to A. Copland Cataloged HR 07/24/1992.

Score for American Pattern Processed HR 04/22/1993.

2 scores & a CD Processed HR 02/21/1994.

Music score Processed HR 02/22/1994.

Henry Cowell letter Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Parts & corrections for Gentlemen, Be Seated Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Moross-Palmer correspondence Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Parts for Biguine Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Scores & script for The Golden Apple Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Plaque & J. Robbins telegram Processed HR 06/09/2000.

Revision Description

2010-02-17 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2017-03-30 Archived Website series added by Jane Gorjevsky

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Advertisements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audio tapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Compact disks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Design drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial documents and records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librettos Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Outlines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Phonograph records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photonegatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheet music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tickets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Videotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolor drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Watercolor paintings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Ballets -- Piano scores Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ballets -- Scores Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corwin, Norman, 1910-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De Mille, Agnes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evans, Maurice, 1901-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hymns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mancici, Henry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion picture music -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicals -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musicians -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Operas -- Scores Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Orchestral music -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio music -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Robbins, Jerome Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rorem, Ned, 1923- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Songs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Songs -- United States -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Television music -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thompson, Randall, 1899-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

American composer of film scores, concert works, and music for ballet and theater. He died in 1983.