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Béla Bartók manuscripts, 1940-1943

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0085
Bib ID 4079017 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945 ; Moore, Douglas, 1893-1969 ; Fackenthal, Frank Diehl, 1883-1968 ; Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947
Title Béla Bartók manuscripts, 1940-1943
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English , Turkish , Serbian , Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

The collection consists of three manuscripts by Bela Bartok, 1940-1943. These manuscripts totalling approximately 2,170 pages are as follows: 1) Romanian Folk Music - Vol. 1 Instrumental Melodies, Vol. 2 Vocal Melodies, Vol. 3 Texts; 2) Turkish Folk Music; and 3) Serbo-Croatian Table of Materials. Also, a small group of letters by Bartók and other concerning his association with Columbia University.

Rumanian Folk Music manuscripts consist of "Volume I, an essay on instrumental melodies, and Volume II, on vocal melodies, were completed in New York in 1942. The third volume, the complete poetic texts, was finished in March of 1945, also in that city, not quite six months prior to Bartok's death." Source: Suchoff, Benjamin. Bartók's Rumanian Folk Music Publication. Ethnomusicology , May, 1971, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May, 1971), pp. 220-230

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

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); Béla Bartók manuscripts; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Alternate Form Available

Turkish Folk Music and Rumanian Folk Music are on: microfilm.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Béla Bartók, 1943. Transferred from Central Files, 1981.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Bartók, Béla. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1940. Accession number--M43.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/03/89.

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.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk music -- Romania Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk music -- Turkey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk music -- Yugoslavia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk songs, Romanian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk songs, Serbo-Croatian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk songs, Turkish Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Composer.