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Series II: Arranged Series
Series III: Works by Jerome Moross
Series IV: Miscellaneous items
At a Glance
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
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.
Shelved on Stack 14 in Ranges 31 & 32
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Restrictions on Access
Boxes 55, 56 and 57 are located off site. You will need to request this material at least three 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.
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, 1982 Columbia Center for Oral History.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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.
History / Biographical Note
American composer of film scores, concert works, and music for ballet and theater. He died in 1983.