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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series VI: Correspondence, circa 1943-2006

This series contains the bulk of Beeson's correspondence. It is divided into two subseries: the first, containing correspondence with individuals whom Beeson deemed "VIP," is arranged chronologically by item; the second, containing miscellaneous correspondence, is arranged chronologically by 6-month or 12-month (academic year) periods.

This series contains mainly Beeson's miscellaneous personal correspondence, as well as some correspondence relating to Columbia University Department of Music activities. Much of Beeson's correspondence relating to his capacity as professor, chairman, board member, and elected official at Columbia University and numerous arts organizations within and outside of the university is contained in the Subject Files (Series VII), labeled by department or organization. Frequent correspondence with some key individuals, such as Otto Luening, Douglas Moore, John Updike, and several of Beeson's collaborators and colleagues, are also found in the Subject Files (Series VII), under the surname of the correspondent. Some correspondence relating to the composition and performance of Beeson's works is contained in the Musical Works series (Series III), and in Beeson's scrapbooks (Series V).

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Subseries VI.1: "VIP" Correspondence, circa 1944-1981



Box 45 Ernest Bloch to Jack Beeson, 1944

This subseries contains select correspondence with individuals who Beeson deemed historically significant, or "VIP," including Ernest Bloch, Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Samuel Barber, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Stoppard, Otto Luening, and others. These letters are described at the item level and arranged chronologically.


Box 45 Aaron Copland to Jack Beeson, 1945


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, 1949


Box 45 Samuel Barber to Jack Beeson, 1950


Box 45 Margaret Stone Zilboorg (Mrs. Gregory Zilboorg) to Nora Beeson, 1951


Box 45 Ernest Bloch to Douglas Moore, 1955


Box 45 Samuel Barber to Jack Beeson, 1956


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, 1966


Box 45 Aaron Copland (National Institute of Arts and Letters) to Jack Beeson, 1968


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Aaron Copland (National Institute of Arts and Letters), 1968

(handwritten draft)


Box 45 Elie Siegmeister to Jack Beeson, 1969


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, 1969


Box 45 Aaron Copland to Jack Beeson, 1971

(facsimile)


Box 45 Stephen Sondheim to Jack Beeson, 1973


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Tom Stoppard, 1974

(typed draft)


Box 45 Tom Stoppard to Jack Beeson, 1974


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Otto Luening, 1974

(facsimile)


Box 45 Richard Rodgers to Jack Beeson, 1976


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Richard Rodgers, 1976


Box 45 Eugene Ormandy (Philadelphia Orchestra Association) to Jack Beeson, 1977


Box 45 David Diamond to Jack Beeson, 1977


Box 45 Jack Beeson to David Diamond, 1977


Box 45 Memoranda (2) to CU Department of Music staff from Jack Beeson, concerning Virgil Thomson papers, 1977 1978, 1977, 1978


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, 1978


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Virgil Thomson, 1978 (draft), 1978


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, 1978


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Bill N. Lacy (American Academy in Rome), 1979 (not sent), 1979


Box 45 Jack Beeson to Virgil Thomson, 1979-1981

(contains correspondence with Columbia University Dean and Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian)


Box 45 Edward Burlingame Hill to Jack Beeson, undated


Box 45 Edward Burlingame Hill to Douglas Moore, undated


Box 45 Virgil Thomson to Jack Beeson, undated


Subseries VI.2: Miscellaneous Correspondence, circa 1943-2006

This subseries contains Beeson's miscellaneous correspondence, arranged chronologically, generally by 6-month or 12-month (academic year) period. Beeson's correspondence while in Rome is separated, as is some correspondence that pertains to the Columbia University Department of Music.


Box 45 1940s and early 1950s circa 1943-1956, 1940s, 1950s, 1943-1956


Box 45 U.S. to Rome, 1948-1950


Box 45 U.S. to Rome, 1958-1959


Box 45 General correspondence, 1959-1960


Box 45 General correspondence, 1960-1961


Box 45 General correspondence, 1961-1962


Box 45 General correspondence, 1962-1963


Box 45 General correspondence, 1963-1964


Box 45 General correspondence, Summer, 1964


Box 45 General correspondence, 1964-1965


Box 45 Columbia University correspondence Rome, 1965-1966


Box 45 General correspondence Rome/NY, 1965-1966


Box 45 General correspondence, 1966-1967



Box 46 General correspondence, 1967-1969


Box 46 General correspondence, 1968-1970


Box 46 General correspondence, 1969-1970


Box 46 General correspondence, Summer, 1970


Box 46 General correspondence, 1970-1971


Box 46 General correspondence, 1971-1972


Box 46 Departmental correspondence, 1970-1972


Box 46 General correspondence, 1972-1973


Box 46 Departmental ("post-Chairman") correspondence, 1972-1976



Box 47 General correspondence, 1973-1974


Box 47 General correspondence, 1974-1975


Box 47 General correspondence, 1976-1977


Box 47 Departmental correspondence, 1976-1980


Box 47 General correspondence, 1977-1978



Box 48 General correspondence, 1978-1979


Box 48 General correspondence, 1979-1980


Box 48 Departmental correspondence, 1980-1985


Box 48 General correspondence, 1980-1981


Box 48 General correspondence, 1981-1982



Box 49 General correspondence, 1982-1983


Box 49 General correspondence, 1983-1984


Box 49 General correspondence, 1984-1985


Box 49 General correspondence, 1985-1986


Box 49 Departmental correspondence, 1985-1989



Box 50 General correspondence, 1986-1987


Box 50 General correspondence, 1987-1988


Box 50 General correspondence, 1988 July -December, 1988


Box 50 General correspondence, 1989 January -June, 1989



Box 51 General correspondence, 1989 July -December, 1989


Box 51 General correspondence, 1990 January -June, 1990


Box 51 General correspondence, 1990 July -December, 1990


Box 51 General correspondence, 1991 January -June, 1991


Box 51 General correspondence, 1991 July -December, 1991


Box 51 General correspondence, 1992 January -June, 1992


Box 51 General correspondence, 1992 July -December, 1992



Box 52 General correspondence, 1993 January -June, 1993


Box 52 General correspondence, 1993 July -December, 1993


Box 52 General correspondence, 1994 January -June, 1994


Box 52 General correspondence, 1994 July -December, 1994


Box 52 General correspondence, 1995 January -June, 1995


Box 52 General correspondence, 1995 July -December, 1995


Box 52 General correspondence, 1996 January -June, 1996



Box 53 General correspondence, 1996 July -December, 1996


Box 53 General correspondence, 1997 January -June, 1997


Box 53 General correspondence, 1997 July -December, 1997


Box 53 General correspondence, 1998 January -June, 1998


Box 53 General correspondence, 1998 July -December, 1998


Box 53 General correspondence, 1999 January -June, 1999


Box 53 General correspondence, 1999 July -December, 1999


Box 53 General correspondence, 2000 January -June, 2000


Box 53 General correspondence, 2000 July -December, 2000



Box 54 General correspondence, 2001 January -June, 2001


Box 54 General correspondence, 2001 July -December, 2001


Box 54 General correspondence, 2002


Box 54 General correspondence, 2003


Box 54 General correspondence, 2004


Box 54 General correspondence, 2005


Box 54 General correspondence, 2006