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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series XI: Works by Other Authors, 1854-2002, undated

This series contains works by other authors in Beeson's personal collection that are inscribed or annotated by Beeson or others. It is divided in two subseries. The first subseries contains books, articles, and dissertations (i.e. written works), and the second contains scores and libretti (i.e. musical works).

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Subseries XI.1: Written Works by Other Authors, 1854-2002, undated

This subseries contains Beeson's personal annotated, signed, or otherwise inscribed copies of books, articles, and dissertations by other authors.


Sub-subseries XI.1.1: Periodicals, 1980, 2002, undated



Box 75 The Musical Quarterly fragment, undated


Box 75 The Musical Quarterly 66(3), 1980

(Facsimile; inscribed "For Jack, himself an opera-tor, Piero"; correspondence inserted)


Box 75 Current Musicology 67/68, 2002

(Articles marked with Post-Its)


Sub-subseries XI.1.2: Dissertations and Papers, 1998, undated


Box 75 Bo Lawergren, "Acoustics of Musical Bows and Genesis of Instruments", undated

(Inscribed "To Jack Beeson with best wishes. Bo Lawengren. See especially pp 17-24 for new theory of the origin of music.")


Box 75 Stanley Arthur Warren, A Performer's Guide to Jack Beeson's 'Five Songs' (dissertation), 1998

(Annotated)


Box 75 Pamelia Sue Phillips A Performer's Guide to the Opera 'Lizzie Borden' by Jack Beeson (dissertation), 1998

(Letter from author inserted)


Sub-subseries XI.1.3: Books, 1854-1996, undated


Box 75 Richard Aldington Cyrano de Bergerac: Voyages to the Moon and the Sun . London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd.,, undated

(Bookmark inserted)


Box 75 Shillaber Mrs. Partington's Carpet-Bag of Fun,, 1854

(Stamped "Mercantile Library New York")


Box 75 Edmond Rostand (translator unknown)Cyrano de Bergerac . London: F. Tennyson Neely, 1898

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson by Miranda Beeson, 1981)


Box 75 Edmund Lester Pearson Studies in Murder . Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1924

(Annotated)


Box 75 Edmond Rostand (trans. Brian Hooker) Cyrano de Bergerac. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980)


Box 75 Edmond Rostand (trans. Helen B. Dole) Cyrano de Bergerac. New York: Illustrated Editions Co., 1931

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980)


Box 75 Edmond Rostand (trans. Humbert Wolfe) Cyrano de Bergerac. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1941

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980)


Box 75 William Saroyan The Time of Your Life. New York: Samuel French, 1941

(Inscribed by Miranda Beeson, 1974 clipping inserted)



Box 76 William Saroyan Razzle-Dazzle. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1942

(First edition; inscribed to Jack Beeson from William Saroyan)


Box 76 Paul Goodman The Facts of Life. New York: The Vanguard Press,, 1945

(Annotated)


Box 76 Isabel Leighton, ed. The Aspirin Age. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949

(Note inserted)


Box 76 Edmond Rostand (translator Louis Untermeyer) Cyrano de Bergerac. New York: The Heritage Press,, 1954

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980 notes inserted)


Box 76 Eric Bentley, ed. From the American Drama . Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1956

(Includes Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines by Clyde Fitch and The Man with the Heart in the Highlands by William Saroyan; annotated)


Box 76 Lately Thomas The Vanishing Evangelist: The Aimee Semple McPherson Kidnaping Affair. New York: The Viking Press,, 1959

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1961 notes and clippings inserted)


Box 76 Edward D. Radin Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961

(Annotated)


Box 76 Paul Kozelka, ed. Fifteen American One-Act Plays. New York: Washington Square Press, 1961

(Includes Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher; inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1994 annotated)


Box 76 Marjorie Wescott Barrows Drama I, 1962

(Stamped "Christopher Beeson")


Box 76 Bernard Gavoty Great Concert Artists: Claudio Arrau. Geneva: Rene Kister, 1962

(Clippings inserted)


Box 76 Nathaniel Hawthorne The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories. New York: New American Library, 1963

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Sheldon Harnick, 1976)


Box 76 Victoria Lincoln A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1967

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from The Fiskes, 1967)


Box 76 Peter Viereck New and Selected Poems, 1932-1967. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1967

(Annotated throughout; clippings, facsimiles, and notes inserted)



Box 77 Agnes de Mille Lizzie Borden: A Dance of Death. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1968

(Annotated; clipping inserted)


Box 77 Edmond Rostand (trans. James Forsyth) Cyrano de Bergerac. Chicago: The Dramatic Publishing Company, 1968

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980 annotated)


Box 77 Reginald Scot The Discoverie of Witchcraft. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1990 annotated)


Box 77 Edmond Rostand (trans. Lowell Blair) Cyrano de Bergerac. The New American Library, Inc.:, 1972

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980 annotated)


Box 77 Ruth Whitman The Passion of Lizzy Borden: New and Selected Poems. New York: October House Inc., 1973

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1974)


Box 77 Robert Sullivan Goodbye Lizzie Borden. Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1974

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Nora Beeson, 1974 annotated; clipping inserted)


Box 77 Edmond Rostand (translated and adapted by Anthony Burgess) Cyrano de Bergerac. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1978

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980 annotated; clipping inserted)


Box 77 Edmond Rostand (trans. Brian Hooker) Cyrano de Bergerac. New York: Bantam Books, 1978

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1980 annotated)


Box 77 Kathryn Paulsen The Complete Book of Magic and Witchcraft. New York: New American Library, 1980

(Annotated)


Box 77 Joyce G. Williams et al., eds. Lizzie Borden: A Case Book of Family and Crime in the 1980s. Self-published,, 1980

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson; annotated)


Box 77 John Frederick Cone First Rival of the Metropolitan Opera. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983

(Inscribed "Used in our writing ofJinks; Col Mapleson, Jack Beeson & SH")


Box 77 Evan Hunter Lizzie (A Novel ). New York: Arbor House, 1984

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Nora Beeson, 1984)


Box 77 Edwin H. Porter, The Fall River Tragedy: A History of the Borden Murders. Portland, ME: King Philip Publishing Co., 1985 (original 1893), 1985

(Facsimile and re-issue; inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1991)


Box 77 Arthur S. Phillips The Borden Murder Mystery: In Defence of Lizzie Borden. Portland, ME: King Philip Publishing Co.,, 1986

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1991)


Box 77 Stephen Flowers The Galdrabok: An Icelandic Grimoire. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser Inc., 1989

(Annotated; clippings inserted)


Box 77 Arnold R. Brown Lizzie Borden: The Legend, the Truth, the Final Chapter. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press,, 1991

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Miranda Beeson, 1991)


Box 77 David Kent The Lizzie Borden Sourcebook. Boston: Branden Publishing Company, 1992

(Note inserted)



Box 78 Paul Banks, ed. The Making of Peter Grimes. Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press, 1996

(2 volumes; annotated)


Sub-subseries XI.1.4: Catalogues, Bibliographies, and Conference Proceedings, 1957-2001



Box 79 Igor Stravinsky: A Complete Catalogue of His Published Works. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1957

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1962 clippings inserted)


Box 79 Stravinsky and the Dance: A Survey of Ballet Productions, 1910-1962. New York: The New York Public Library,, 1962

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson, 1962)



Box 77 The Legend 100 Years After the Crime: A Conference on the Lizzie Borden Case . Conference proceedings, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA,, August 3-5, 1992

(Annotated; clippings inserted)



Box 79 Mario R. Mercado, ed. Kurt Weill: A Guide to His Works (Second Edition). New York: Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.,, 1994

(Annotated; correspondence inserted)


Box 79 Jacques Barzun Sidelights on Opera at Glimmerglass. Cooperstown, NY: Glimmerglass Opera, 2001

(Annotated; correspondence inserted)


Subseries XI.2: Musical Works by Other Authors, 1946-1996, undated

This subseries contains Beeson's personal annotated, signed, or otherwise inscribed copies of scores and libretti by other authors.


Sub-subseries XI.2.1: Scores, 1946-1996, undated


Box 79 Victor Herbert/Rida Johnson Young Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life. New York: M. Witmark & Sons, undated

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson)


Box 79 Bela Bartok 44 Violin Duets. Boosey & Hawkes,, undated

(Inscribed by Jack Beeson)


Box 79 Bela Bartok Improvisations Op. 20 for Piano. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, undated

(Annotated on cover: "Died Wednesday September 26, 1945 New York City")


Box 79 Virgil Thomson/William Blake The Tiger, undated

(Facsimile of holograph; annotated)


Box 79 John Kander/Lucile Adler, [three songs], undated (Facsimile of holograph; annotated), undated


Box 79 Virgil Thomson/Gertrude Stein, The Mother of Us All, undated (Facsimile of holograph; annotated), undated


Box 79 William Bergsma First String Quartet. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1946

(Score and parts; inscribed to Jack Beeson from Daniel Gregory Mason,1946 and to Jack Beeson from William Bergsma, 1951)


Box 79 Igor Strawinsky Oedipus Rex. Boosey & Hawkes,, 1948

(Full score; inscribed by Jack Beeson)


Box 79 Ross Bagdasarian/William Saroyan Come On-a My House. Duchess Music Corporation, 1951

(Clipping inserted)


Box 79 Sheldon Harnick Frustration. Bryn Mawr, PA: Merion Music, Inc.,, 1973

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Sheldon Harnick, 1974)


Box 79 Jacob Avshalomov Glorious th' Assembled Fires. Self-published, circa, 1991

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Jacob Avshalomov; program inserted


Box 79 Doris and Jacob Avshalomov Your Valentine!. Self-published, 1996

(Facsimile; note and clipping inserted)


Sub-subseries XI.2.2: Libretti, 1965, 1976, undated


Box 79 Ned Rorem/Kenward Elmslie Miss Julie. Boosey & Hawkes, 1965

(Inscribed to Jack Beeson from Kenward Elmslie, 1965; clippings inserted)


Box 79 Roger Sessions/G. Antonio Borgese Montezuma. The Opera Company of Boston, 1976

(correspondence inserted)


Box 79 Various works by Douglas Moore, undated

(Assorted photocopies and draft pages in folder)