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Jack Beeson papers, 1933-2010

Series VII: Subject Files, circa 1933-2010

This series contains papers related to Beeson's roles as a professor, administrator, and composer. It is divided into two subseries, loosely titled "professional" and "personal." The "professional" subseries relates to Beeson's activities at Columbia University, while the "personal" subseries includes documents pertaining to music- and arts-related activities outside of his professional appointments, and also includes research for composition projects, and correspondence with figures in the arts.

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Subseries VII.1: Professional Subject Files, 1945-2007

This subseries includes subject files related to Beeson's activities at the Columbia University Music Department, the Columbia University School of the Arts, and to other functions at Columbia University such as committees, clubs, prizes, and funds. It is organized alphabetically.



Box 55 Columbia University/Post Retirement, 1988-1990


Box 55 Arts Center Reports, 1959-1961


Box 55 Columbia Appointments and Offers, 1945-1984


Box 55 Committees: Ad Hoc, 1960-1980


Box 55 Committees: Arts (Mellon), 1975


Box 55 Committees: Arts, 1964-1965


Box 55 Committees: Arts, 1973-1974


Box 55 Committees: Arts (Priorities Conference), 1974


Box 55 Committees: Arts, 1974-1975


Box 55 Committees: Arts (Spectator), 1974-1975


Box 55 Committees: Arts (FebruaryReport), 1975


Box 55 Committees: Arts, 1977-1979


Box 55 Composition Department, 1977-1979


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1964-1971


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1966-1972


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1959-1977


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1976-1977


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1977-1978


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1980-1982


Box 55 School of the Arts, 1984-1987


Box 55 Practice Rooms, 1962-1964


Box 55 Brahms organ fugue manuscript, 1972-2007


Box 55 Cary Trust, 1968-1984



Box 56 Columbia College Music Department reports, 1963-1968


Box 56 Columbia College admissions and applicants, 1961-1985


Box 56 Columbia Music Department budgets, 1971-1972


Box 56 Columbia commencement, 1986


Box 56 Columbia centennial, 1995-1996


Box 56 Columbia College Committee on Humanities, 1962-1963


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Electronic Music Center, 1977-1979


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Executive Committee, 1973-1977


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Bearns Prize, 1991


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Frankel Committee, 1969


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Fundraising, 1976-1979


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Fundraising, 1986


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Glee Club, 1960-1964


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Grades (Miscellaneous Matters Concerning), 1956-1984


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: Library (and Gifts to), 1961-1980


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: President's/Provosts' Committee, 1967-1984


Box 56 Columbia Music Department: President and Presidential Committees, 1970-1977


Box 56 Composers Forum, 1985-1994


Box 56 Copyright Infringement (2 cases, unpaid), 1975


Box 56 President's Commission on Academic Priorities in the Arts and Sciences, 1978-1983


Box 56 Composers Recording Incorporated (CRI): Minutes, etc., 1967-2002


Box 56 Ditson Fund, 1981-2003


Subseries VII.2: Personal Subject Files, circa, 1933-2010

This subseries contains documents related to Beeson's activities as a composer, including activities related to such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy in Rome, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Pulitzer, and the National Endowment for the Arts; composition projects including completed operas as well as aborted opera conceptions; recommendations; delivered lectures; publications; biographical materials on figures in the arts such as Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, and Douglas Moore; and correspondence with colleagues in the arts including Paul Henry Lang, Otto Luening, Douglas Moore, William Saroyan, John Updike, Charles Wuorinen, and others. It is organized alphabetically.



Box 57 American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters: Centennial Committee,, 1991-1999


Box 57 American Academy of Arts and Letters: Charles Ives Living Award, 1992-1998


Box 57 American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters: General, 1992-1994


Box 57 American Academy of Arts and Letters: Luening Tribute, 1996


Box 57 American Academy of Arts and Letters: Centennial Volume Beeson Chapter,, 1997


Box 57 American Academy of Arts and Letters: Records (Board), 1968-1977


Box 57 American Academy in Rome, 1960-1964


Box 57 American Academy in Rome, 1965-1966


Box 57 American Academy in Rome, 1974-1975


Box 57 American Academy in Rome, 1984-1988


Box 57 American Composers Alliance, 1947-1971


Box 57 American Music Center, 1964-1965


Box 57 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), 1959-1965


Box 57 ASCAP, 1966-1969


Box 57 ASCAP, 1970-1972


Box 57 ASCAP, 1973-1980


Box 57 ASCAP, 1980-1987



Box 58 American Society of University Composers (ASUC), 1968-1969


Box 58 Avshalomov, Jacob (correspondence), 1945-1990


Box 58 Aziz, Razak Abdul (correspondence), 1990-1992


Box 58 Bellagio/Rockefeller Foundation, 1975-1976


Box 58 Bergsma, William (Bill) (correspondence and biographical), 1975-1976


Box 58 Boyle, Harrison (correspondence), 1982-1986


Box 58 Britten, Benjamin (biographical), 1981-1997


Box 58 Buketoff, Igor: International Contemporary Music Exchange, Inc. (National Endowment for the Humanities) (correspondence),, 1973-1994


Box 58 Burr vs. Burr (abandoned opera idea), undated


Box 58 Camino Real Pursuit (Tennessee Williams play),, 1965-1979


Box 58 Center for Law and the Arts, 1987-1988


Box 58 Columbia University Press, 1988-1997


Box 58 Conductor's Award, 1999-2002


Copland, Aaron--Donation of Manuscript Material to Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library



Box 81 Original Materials, 1921 1979, 1921, 1979

(Letters, manuscripts, and printed materials, including the autograph manuscript ofFour Motetsby Aaron Copland, as well as three letters from Copland, copies of letters from Beeson, all related toFour Motets.)



Box 58 Photocopies of Materials in Box 81


Box 58 Related Materials, 1979-1984



Box 59 Cyrano German translation, 1994


Box 59 Cyrano performance at Hagen, 1994


Box 59 "Dowager-Villa" (poem), 1976-1993


Box 59 Eastman notes and compositions, 1940-1942


Box 59 Forum (Columbia Forum ) article, 1960-1973


Box 59 Foundation for New Music, 1990-1991


Box 59 Grove Dictionary (Beeson/Luening/Moore entries), 1972-1999


Box 59 Guggenheim, 1958-1962


Box 59 MACS (Guggenheim), 1961-1986



Box 60 Hanson, Howard (correspondence), 1945-1966


Box 60 Hinrichsen Award, 1969-1975


Box 60 Hunter College (program evaluation), 1975


Box 60 IIE/Rockefeller, 1963-1964


Box 60 Indiana State University, 1968


Box 60 Kirkpatrick, John (correspondence), 1948-1953


Box 60 Lang, Paul Henry (correspondence), 1963-1991


Box 60 Lectures: Columbia University lectures, 1987-1988 undated, 1987-1988, undated


Box 60 Lectures: 'Macbeth' Shakespeare and Verdi, 1960


Box 60 Lectures: Columbia College Dean's Day, 1963


Box 60 Lectures: RISD Words and Music lecture, 1965


Box 60 Lectures: UCLA lecture, 1966


Box 60 Lectures: UCLA "Words and Music" lecture, 1967


Box 60 Lectures: University Lecture, 1988


Box 60 Lectures: CU Society of Fellows, 1988


Box 60 Lectures: SUNY Plattsburg, 1994


Box 60 Lectures: Penn State, 1994


Box 60 Lectures: Lecture/Panel at Hofstra, 2000


Box 60 Lectures: Lecture for Verdi 100th, 2001



Box 61 Leda, 1957-1960 1994-1995, 1957-1960, 1994-1995


Box 61 Libretto search (leading to Cyrano ), 1978-1979


Box 61 Libretto search, 1995


Box 61 Libretti (ideas), 1971-2005


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: performances, 1960-1965


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: National Education Television,, 1965-1966


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Desto Recording, 1965-1966


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Deschner/Opera Quarterly articles,, 1966-1986


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: New York Opera Company revival,, 1967


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: German translation, 1973-1974


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: New York Opera Company revival,, 1976


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Centennial, 1991-1997


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Hagen performance, 1992-1993


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Hagen performance clippings and "extras," circa, 1992-1993


Box 61 Lizzie Borden: Glimmerglass production



Box 62 Lizzie Borden: New York Opera Company revival,, 1998-1999


Box 62 Lizzie Borden: New York Opera Company/PBS (correspondence),, 1999


Box 62 Lizzie Borden reviews, etc: miscellaneous, 1965-1967 1992 1996, 1965-1967, 1992, 1996


Box 62 Lizzie Borden reviews, etc: Phillips dissertation,, 1993-1996


Box 62 Lizzie Borden reviews, etc: Glimmerglass symposium essays (Barzen),, 1996


Box 62 Lizzie Borden reviews, etc: Opera Journal review,, 1999


Box 62 Lizzie Borden reviews, etc: Sponaugle thesis,, 2002


Box 62 Louisville Opera, 1953-1957


Box 62 Luening, Otto (correspondence), 1945-1999


Box 62 MacDowell Colony, 1988



Box 63 MacDowell Professorship and EAM, 1967-1986


Box 63 Manacher, Zelda (correspondence), 1969-1971


Box 63 Manhattan School Commencement Address, 1986


Box 63 Meet the Composer, 1980-1990


Box 63 Meet the Composer, 1993-1998


Box 63 Mellen Press, 2007-2009


Box 63 Mellen Press (ad clippings), 2008-2010


Box 63 Metropolitan Opera and Columbia University, 1963


Box 63 Mikhashoff, Yvar (correspondence), 1980-1984


Box 63 Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1958-1959


Box 63 Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1959-1960


Box 63 Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1960-1961


Box 63 Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1961-1962



Box 64 Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1962-1981


Box 64 Belwin Mills miscellaneous/backup, 1959-1986


Box 64 Monod, Jacques-Louis (biographical), 1958-1977


Box 64 Moore, Douglas (biographical), 1969 2004 undated, 1969, 2004 undated


Box 64 Moore, Douglas (correspondence), 1948-1966


Box 64 Moore, Douglas (miscellaneous), 1952-2010


Box 64 National Arts Club, 1973-1999


Box 64 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1986-1988


Box 64 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), 1990-1991


Box 64 National Federation of Music Clubs Prize, 1968



Box 65 O'Neill Theater Center, 1978-1980


Box 65 Parnassus Article, 1977


Box 65 Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1980


Box 65 Prosody (research materials), circa, 1982


Box 65 Potential publishers of "the Book" (rejected), 2006-2008


Box 65 Past music publishers' contracts and copyrights, 1945-1995


Box 65 Pulitzer (music committee), 1941-1986


Box 65 Pulitzer (music committee), 1986-1994


Box 65 Pulitzer (music committee), 1995-2007

(includes a "confidential" notebook of finalists and winners started by Douglas Moore and continued by Beeson, 1943-2004)


Box 65 Recommendations (sorted by date), 1959-1967


Box 65 Recommendations, 1968-1970


Box 65 Recommendations, 1971-1973


Box 65 Recommendations, 1974-1978


Box 65 Recommendations, 1978-1983


Box 65 Recommendations, 1984-1988



Box 66 Rockefeller Foundation, 1974


Box 66 Rogers, Bernard (biographical and correspondence), 1944-2005


Box 66 Saroyan, William (correspondence and miscellaneous), 1958-1959 1984-1997, 1958-1959, 1984-1997

(bulk of correspondence with Saroyan is inHello Out ThereandMy Heart Is in the Highlandsfiles and scrapbooks)


Box 66 Schonberg, Harold (miscellaneous), 1961-1992


Box 66 Smith, Milton (correspondence), circa, 1970


Box 66 Solum, John (commission), 1991-1998


Box 66 Sovern, Michael (Columbia University Press), 1980-1981


Box 66 Stevens, Denis (miscellaneous), 1973


Box 66 Stewart, Robert (correspondence), 1981-1982


Box 66 Updike, John (correspondence, mostly regarding AAAL centennial), 1991-1997


Box 66 U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT), 1960-1963


Box 66 Wright, Maurice (correspondence), 1980-1985


Box 66 Wuorinen, Charles (correspondence and biographical), circa, 1971 undated


Box 66 Yorck, David and Freya von Moltke (biographical), 1990-1993


Box 66 "Xylophone Period," circa, 1933

(a banner that reads "Jack Beeson, Soloist with Garrett's Boys Band")