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Series IV: Written Works, circa 1962-2006
Series V: Scrapbooks, 1929-2010
Series VI: Correspondence, circa 1943-2006
Series VII: Subject Files, circa 1933-2010
Series IX: Programs, 1942-2014
Series X: Multimedia, 1965-2013, undated
Series XI: Works by Other Authors, 1854-2002, undated
Series I: Composition diary, 1956-2009
Beeson logged all of his works (including dates and locations of composition and of performances of them) in this diary, referred to by Beeson as the "Latouche book." Beeson used his own system of numbering his works in this diary, referred to by him as "Latouche numbers" (a personal system of opus numbers not used by his publisher or in any of Beeson's published writing about his works). This system has been used to chronologically organize the records in this collection. Works prior to 1956 were recorded and backdated, and the total number of logged works at the time of Beeson's death was 136. The Latouche book can be used as a comprehensive guide to Beeson's composition activities.
The Latouche book is represented here by a facsimile reference copy. There is also a microfilm copy available for reference: MN#2010-7007. Please request access to the original book if required.