Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

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.

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Box 1 Composition diary ("Latouche book"), 1956-2009

(Also available on microfilm MN#2010-7007.)

Box 25 Facsimile of Latouche book

(Copy was made from microfilm MN#2010-7007 use this copy for reference purposes)