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Douglas Moore papers, 1883-2003, bulk 1907-1969

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

This series includes correspondence files for several prominent correspondents (Box 1), as well as the correspondence with Moore's mother, Myra D. Moore (Boxes 2-9). These materials were originally cataloged at the item level; catalog cards for individual persons/items can be found in the card catalog the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, but they are not available online.

Much of the correspondence in Series I is between Moore and his mother, Myra D. Moore. This correspondence, which spanned a 27 year period from the fall of 1906 to late 1933 represents perhaps the most comprehensive record of Moore's life, for it was his habit to write to his mother every Sunday, a ritual to which he was remarkably faithful. The various stages of Moore's life are apparent in his letters: his first experience away from home at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, his undergraduate years at Yale, time spent in a Maritime Academy in Maryland, his service in the Navy during the First World War, his tenure as Musical Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, further travels in Europe, his position in the Music Department of Columbia University (1926-1962). The letters also follow the course of Myra Moore's life, where she lived in Brooklyn, Long Island, and finally Orange County California.

Correspondence added to the collection at Columbia University after 1991 was not cataloged at this level. Additional correspondence for individuals named in Series I can be found in Subseries II.3.



Box 1 Adler, Kurt Herbert To Douglas Moore, San Francisco, 1960 May 2, (1 t.l.s.)


Box 1 Barlow, Wayne


Box 1 Bacon, Ernst


Box 1 Belmont, Eleanor Robson


Box 1 Benet, William Rose


Box 1 Bing, Rudolph


Box 1 Borge, Victor


Box 1 Brooks, Van Wyck


Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 1 Cleland, Thomas Maitland


Box 1 Copland, Aaron


Box 1 Damrosch, Walter


Box 1 Eisenhower, Dwight David


Box 1 Fekete, Zolton


Box 1 Foss, Lukas


Box 1 Glanville-Hicks, Peggy


Box 1 Goossens, Eugene


Box 1 Graham, Martha


Box 1 Hanson, Howard


Box 1 Hartford, Huntington


Box 1 Langstaff, John Meredith


Box 1 MacDowell, Marian Nevins (Mrs. Edward)


Box 1 MacLeish, Archibald


Box 1 Mannes, Leopold


Box 1 Mason, Daniel Gregory


Box 1 Mason, Gregory


Box 1 Menuhin, Yehudi


Box 1 Meyerowitz, Jan


Box 1 Mitropoulos, Dimitri


Box 1 Partch, Harry


Box 1 Rodzinski, Artur


Box 1 Rudel, Julius


Box 1 Schoenberg, Arnold


Box 1 Schuman, William


Box 1 Sessions, Roger Huntington


Box 1 Szigeti, Joseph


Box 1 Weisgall, Hugo



Box 2 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, Undated to 1910



Box 3 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1911-1914



Box 4 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1915-1919



Box 5 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1920-1921



Box 6 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1922-1924



Box 7 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1925-1927



Box 8 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1928-1930



Box 9 Moore, Douglas Stuart To Myra D. Moore, 1931-1933