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Nicolai Berezowsky papers, 1893-1954

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0103
Bib ID 4079179 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Berezowsky, Nicolai, 1900-1953
Title Nicolai Berezowsky papers, 1893-1954
Physical Description 4.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. (Boxes 1-7: Correspondence; Boxes 8-9: Scores; Box 10 Clippings).



Letters to and from Nicolai Berezowsky documenting his career and covering his development as violinist, conductor, and composer. The profession is well represented in the correspondence, with 63 letters from David Diamond, 22 from Serge Koussevitsky, 72 from Nicolai Lopatnikoff, and 31 from Eugene Ormandy; others in the collection are Leon Barzin, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Vladimir Golschmann, Eugene Goosens, Alex Grechaninov, Ernest Hutcheson, Douglas Moore, Paul Nordoff, Wallingford Riegger, Artur Rodzinski, Roger Sessions, Harold Spivacke, Leopold Stokowski, and Olga Samaroff Stokowski. Organizations, such as the WPA music program, League of Composers, Juilliard School of Music, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, are represented. There are also 15 volumes of music scores.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known);Nicolai Berezowsky papers ; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs Judith Berezowsky Randal, 1962.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/04/1989.

Revision Description

2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scores (documents for music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barzin, Leon Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers -- United States -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Conductors (Music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Coolidge Quartet Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diamond, David, 1915-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Golschmann, Vladimir, 1893-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goossens, Eugene, 1893-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hutcheson, Ernest, 1871-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Juilliard School Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
League of Composers (U.S.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lopatnikoff, Nikolai, 1903-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Douglas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nordoff, Paul, 1909-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riegger, Wallingford, 1885-1961 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rodzinski, Artur, 1892-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Samaroff Stokowski, Olga, 1882-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sessions, Roger, 1896-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spivacke, Harold, 1904-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Work Projects Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Violinists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Violinist, conductor, member of the Coolidge String Quartet, composer in the burgeoning era of "American music.".