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   Leonard Altman Papers, 1930-1995

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonard Altman Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0021
Bib ID:4079918 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Altman, Leonard, 1920-1996.
Title:Leonard Altman Papers, 1930-1995
Physical description:1 linear ft. (451 items in 2 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »



This collection is arranged into 2 series:

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, notes, printed material, and pho tographs of Leonard Altman concerning his work as edi tor of LISTEN and board member of Carnegie Hall as well as his other professional and personal interests.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Uncataloged Material

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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leonard Altman Papers, Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers N Cataloged 01/23/2002 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 2, 2008 Finding aid written in English.
    2008-12-02 File created.
    2009/01/21 xml document instange created by Patrick Lawlor
    2010-01-21 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Greeting cards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID


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CUL Collections:
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
tourel, Jennie.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Arts administra tors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Babin, Vic tor, 1908-1972.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bacon, Ernst, 1898-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Beardslee, Bethany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bentley, Eric, 1916-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biggs, E. Power (Edward Power), 1906-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bloom, Julius.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brown, Earle, 1920-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bruch, Max, 1838-1920.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carlisle, Kitty, 1915-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Carnegie Hall (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Composers (Music).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Demus, Jörg, 1928-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Duke, Vernon, 1903-1969.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Farberman, Harold, 1929-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Feldman, Mor ton, 1926-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fortas, Abe.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Foster, Norman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fuleihan, Anis, 1900-1970.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gebhard, Heinrich, 1878-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Hawkins, Erick.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Kassern, Tadeusz, 1904-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
La Brecque, Rebecca.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Malraux, Madeleine.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Meyerbeer, Giacomo, 1791-1864.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Meyerowitz, Jan, 1913-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Milhaud, Madeleine.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music critics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Music--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nestʹev, I. V. (Izrailʹ Vladimirovich), 1911-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Perry, Julia, 1924-1979.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Previn, André, 1929-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reich, Steve, 1936-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rochberg, George.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rodgers, Dorothy F., 1909-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sargeant, Winthrop, 1903-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schonberg, Harold C.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schuller, Gunther.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Secrest, Meryle.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sessions, Roger, 1896-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shapey, Ralph, 1921-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sokolow, Anna.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sowande, Fela, 1905-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Starer, Robert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stern, Isaac, 1920-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stevens, Denis, 1922-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stevens, Risë, 1913-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tcherepnin, Alexander, 1899-1977.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Thorne, Francis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trampler, Walter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Twining, Nathan.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Varèse, Edgard, 1883-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Varèse, Louise, 1890-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Votterle, Karl.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Westergaard, Peter.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wolpe, Hilda Morley.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Musician, teacher, writer, and arts administra tor who played an important role in the preservation of Carnegie Hall and was Direc tor of the music division of the New York State Council of the Arts. In the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote about music for Stereo Review, The American Record Guide and Musical America, and was the edi tor and publisher of Listen: A Music Monthly from 1963 to 1965. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he produced more than 200 music programs for WNYC-TV, and radio programs for stations in New York, Bos ton, and Los Angeles. He was edi tor of the Leeds Music Corporation, a music publisher, in the early 1960s and direc tor of the Concert Artists Guild from 1969 to 1973. He helped start the Citizens Committee to Save Carnegie Hall and was a board member for Carnegie Hall until 1974. He also was chairman for the unsuccessful Citizens Committee for the Preservation of the Old Metropolitan Opera House. He was with the New York State Council on the Arts from 1973 until 1979; taught at New York University, the New School, and Queens College; and was with the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood in Lenox MA. He moved to California in 1979 and became a direc tor of the Los Angeles County Music and Performing Arts Commission. From the late 1980s, he was direc tor of the Maestro Foundation which sponsored private concerts in California.

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