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Ulysses Kay papers, 1938-1995

Summary Information

Abstract

Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) was a noted twentieth-century American composer. The collection includes audio reels, biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, phonograph records, photographs, programs, and scores.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1506
Bib ID 7341105 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kay, Ulysses, 1917-1995
Title Ulysses Kay papers, 1938-1995
Physical Description 37.50 linear feet (25 document boxes, 9 record storage cartons, 38 flat boxes, 36 CMI boxes, 2 card files, and 4 phonograph record boxes)
Language(s) The materials are predominantly in English, with a few items in Italian and Russian.
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-38, 79-102, 104-114. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions. If you would like to use audiovisual materials in Series IX, please contact the library in advance of your visit to discuss access options.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eleven series and several subseries.

Description

Summary

Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) was a noted twentieth-century American composer. Kay's papers include biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, photographs, scores, and programs.

The strength of the papers is in their documentation of Kay's work as a composer. Kay kept diaries to document his compositions, and these include information regarding the time of their composition, instrumentation, length, commissions, and performances. The papers also contain not only completed and published scores and libretti but also corrections, sketches, holographs, outlines, and information on source materials used for texts in his compositions. In addition, the papers include clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, promotional material, and reviews that document the creation and performance of many of Kay's works.

There is also some documentation of Kay's work as a professor at Lehman College (1968-1989) in the papers, including appointment information, correspondence, press releases, and information on the Tribute Concert given at the time of his retirement in 1989. But while these records document some of Kay's administrative and professional activities, there are few records that document his teaching activities at the College.

The papers also include audiovisual materials. The collection includes a wide range of audio materials; including reels, cassette tapes, commercially issued phonograph records, and acetate disks. The majority of this material consists of performances of Kay's works, but there are also interviews, talks, and music used in television and commercials. There is very little video in the collection. There is also good coverage of Kay's professional career in the photographs contained in the collection. While the collection does not contain a large volume of photographs, many of the professional photographs in the collection are both identified and dated, and document a period of several decades.

The papers include some documentation of Kay's family and personal life, but it is not extensive. Materials include family photographs and correspondence, personal correspondence, and condolence letters written to the family upon Kay's death in 1995. There is also a small amount of material that was kept by Barbara Kay including correspondence, photographs, and materials related to the Civil Rights movement.

  • Series I: Kay's Diaries, 1949-1991

    This series contains Kay's two diaries. The main focus of the diaries is a list of compositions, with information regarding instrumentation, work length, dedications, commissions, composition dates, premiere performances, etc. The first diary also includes information about Kay's reproduction costs, his honors, and his travels. The second diary continues his list of travels, beginning at the back of the volume, and includes composition information about his opera Frederick Douglass near the beginning of the volume.

  • Series II: Music by Kay, 1939-1991

    This series contains documents pertaining to original works and one arrangement by Kay, in addition to a short song composed by his daughter. The main focus of the series is Kay's sketches, holographs, and published scores; however, other pertinent documents, such as libretti, correspondence, and notes have also been included in the series. The coverage of the records is quite comprehensive, but some works listed in Kay's diaries and in Hobson's and Richardson's bibliography remain unrepresented in the collection, and it lacks a few fully-realized scores. The compositions missing materials include: Christmas Carol (1943); Concerto for Orchestra (1948); Suite from "The Quiet One" (1948); Partita in A (1950); Phoebus, Arise (1958-1959); Two Pieces for Orchestra (1964); Four Hymn-Anthems (1965); Aulos (1967); Jubilee (1974-1976); a cadenza to one of Mozart's piano concerti (1979); and Everett Suite (1988).

    The series is arranged chronologically by the compositions' years of completion, following the order outlined in Kay's diaries wherever possible. Within each work, materials are arranged in approximate chronological order, but for works using texts or libretti, these are listed first. Unidentified sketches and notes appear at the end of the series.

    There is additional information regarding Kay's compositions and activities in Series VI: Professional Subject Files.

  • Series III: Performance Programs, 1938-1994

    This series contains concert and recital programs kept by Kay. This series is further divided into two subseries: the first includes programs that feature works by Kay and the second contains programs for performances in which no work by Kay was performed. Both subseries are arranged chronologically by year of performance.

  • Series IV: Biographical Materials, 1940s-1995

    This series contains materials that include biographical information on Kay. These materials document Kay's awards, catalogs of works, citations, commissions, honors, and professional activities. The series also includes biographical articles on Kay, condolence letters, curriculum vitae and résumés, obituaries, publishers' brochures, naval service records, school transcripts, and vital records.

  • Series V: Correspondence, 1941-1995

    This series consists of both professional and personal correspondence.

  • Series VI: Professional Subject Files, 1941-1997

    This series contains subject files that document Kay's professional activities. Kay's filing system was not exact; materials related to a particular subject (such as a particular work) may be found not only in the file for the specific subject but also in the files for related persons and general subjects. The files include correspondence, announcements, brochures, clippings, contracts, notes, photographs, publicity materials, reviews, and royalty statements.

  • Series VII: Season Files and Other Clippings, 1941-1998

    This series contains clippings files related to Kay's professional activities and performances of his works.

  • Series VIII: Photographs, circa 1920s-1993, undated

    This series contains personal and professional photographs related to Ulysses Kay. The photographs are arranged chronologically.

  • Series IX: Audiovisual Materials, 1947-1988, undated

    This series contains audio and video primarily related to Kay's professional life. The materials include U-Matic video, film reels, audio reels, audio cassettes, commercially-issued phonograph records, and acetate discs.

  • Series X: Barbara Kay Files, circa 1955-1991

    This series consists of a small amount of material kept by Barbara Kay. These files contain a calendar, correspondence, and a few photographs. The files also contain materials related to the civil rights movement, including pamphlets, material on issues related to Englewood, New Jersey, and materials related to the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

  • Series XI: Annotated, Inscribed, and Signed Materials, circa 1947-1986

    This series contains materials that are annotated by Kay as well as materials that are either signed or inscribed to either Ulysses Kay or to someone in the Kay family. The materials include inscriptions from authors, composers, conductors, musicians, and family members. The series also includes a small number of annotated scores and The Norton Scores: An Anthology for Listening.

  • Series XII: Additions to the Collection

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-38, 79-102, 104-114. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions. If you would like to use audiovisual materials in Series IX, please contact the library in advance of your visit to discuss access options.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized. Email rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes, except that permission is required to copy musical scores. 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); Ulysses Kay Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additions are expected

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Acquisition

Gift and purchase from Virginia, Hillary, and Melinda Kay, 2009

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Elliott S. Cairns (GSAS) 2010-2011.

Papers processed by Catherine C. Ricciardi 2012-2013.

Revision Description

2012-09-18 File created.

2012-09-21 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2013-07-22 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2016-04-08 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2017-08-22 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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

2019-11-19 Added links to digitized audio material. ccr/kws

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) wrote more than 140 compositions in a wide range of forms – five operas, over 20 large orchestral works, more than 30 choral compositions, 15 chamber works, a ballet, and numerous other compositions for voice, solo instruments, film, and television.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, to a musical family, his mother encouraged him, and with the advice of her brother, Joe "King" Oliver, Kay studied piano, violin and saxophone. He entered the University of Arizona in 1934, receiving the Bachelor of Music in 1938. For the next two years he studied composition at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson, and received the Masters in Music in 1940. From 1941 to 1942 he studied with Paul Hindemith at Tanglewood and at Yale.

During World War II, Kay served in the U. S. Navy, playing with and arranging for the Navy Band, stationed at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. His most prominent composition from this period is "Of New Horizons" for concert band. Commissioned by Thor Johnson and performed by the New York Philharmonic, its premier took place in Lewisohn Stadium in July 1944.

Upon discharge from the Navy, he was awarded the Alice M. Ditson Fellowship for creative work at Columbia University, where he studied with Otto Luening from 1946 to 1947. During the summers, he was a resident at the Yaddo Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. Major works from this period include: "Danse Calinda Suite," his ballet "The Rope," "Concerto for Orchestra," and the film music for "The Quiet One."

Many honors and scholarships followed, including a Fulbright Scholarship, and grants from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and a Julius Rosenwald Fellowship. From 1949 to 1952, Kay received two "Prix de Rome" awards that allowed him to travel and study in Italy. The first African-American to receive the prize, it gave him residence in the American Academy in Rome, along with his new bride, Barbara Harrison of Chicago, whom he had married on August 20, 1949. Compositions from this period include: a Piano Quintet, a String Quartet, a Brass Quartet, "Sinfonia in E," and "Song of Ahab."

Returning to New York, Barbara taught music in Manhattan, and Ulysses accepted a position with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) that would last from 1953 until 1968. Turning down several teaching positions, he preferred a job that gave him a regular schedule, allowing him to compose as much as possible. Compositions include: "A Lincoln Letter," "Six Dances for String Orchestra," "Fantasy Variations for Orchestra," and two operas, "The Boor," and "The Juggler of Our Lady."

In 1958, Kay was chosen to be a member of the first delegation of composers to the Soviet Union, a part of the U.S. State Department's Cultural, Educational and Technical Exchange Agreement. The others in his group were Roy Harris, Peter Mennin, and Roger Sessions. During the month-long trip, Kay appreciated the interest in Jazz expressed by Russian composers and he played them recordings of the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Louis Armstrong, among others. He also attended performances of his own compositions, those of his fellow delegates, and the works of Russian composers. Upon his return, Hi-Fi Review published his account of the trip entitled "Thirty Days in Musical Russia."

Over the decade from 1958 to 1968, Kay received a large number of commissions, writing a total of 41 compositions, including: "New York: City of Magic," "Phoebus, Arise," "Forever Free," "Markings," "Aulos," and "Choral Triptych."

Barbara Kay was no less busy during these years. She participated in the Mississippi Freedom Rides during the summer of 1961. Arrested in Jackson, she was held in the Parchman Penitentiary for 41 days, after receiving a six-month sentence for disturbing the peace. William Faulkner once called the plantation prison "Destination Doom." Returning home, she participated in the first sit-in in the North, when Englewood residents took over city hall to protest racial segregation in the schools in 1962. During the boycott of the Englewood, New Jersey schools, she held a Freedom School in the basement of the Kay home. In 1966, she joined James Meredith's "March Against Fear" in Mississippi. Later she continued to be active in the New Jersey chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality.

In 1968, at the age of 51, Kay left BMI to join the faculty of Herbert H. Lehman College as Professor of Music, teaching theory and composition, where he would serve until his retirement in 1988. During his 20 years of teaching, he produced three more operas, "The Capitoline Venus," "Jubilee," and "Frederick Douglass." Other works from this period include: "Theater Set," "Five Portraits," "Scherzi Musicali," "Western "Paradise," "Jersey Hours," "Tromba," "Once There Was a Man," "Chariots," "Festival Psalms," and "Visions" written to commemorate the 80th anniversary of William Grant Still's birth.

As stated by Constance Tibbs Hobson and Deborra A. Richardson in their indispensable Ulysses Kay: A Bio-Bibliography (1994): "Kay's contribution to America's cultural life and to its contemporary music scene is outstanding. His distinguished career, reflecting personal industry, discipline, and will, sets an encouraging, honorable, and inspiring example for all who follow. His message to aspiring composers strongly advocates continued study and growth in order to better express one's vision and individuality."

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Series I: Kay's Diaries, 1949-1991

This series contains Kay's two diaries. The main focus of the diaries is a list of compositions, with information regarding instrumentation, work length, dedications, commissions, composition dates, premiere performances, etc. The first diary also includes information about Kay's reproduction costs, his honors, and his travels. The second diary continues his list of travels, beginning at the back of the volume, and includes composition information about his opera Frederick Douglass near the beginning of the volume.



Box 1 Folder 1 to 2 Diaries, 1949-1990, 1976-1991, (2 Folders)

Series II: Music by Kay, 1939-1991

This series contains documents pertaining to original works and one arrangement by Kay, in addition to a short song composed by his daughter. The main focus of the series is Kay's sketches, holographs, and published scores; however, other pertinent documents, such as libretti, correspondence, and notes have also been included in the series. The coverage of the records is quite comprehensive, but some works listed in Kay's diaries and in Hobson's and Richardson's bibliography remain unrepresented in the collection, and it lacks a few fully-realized scores. The compositions missing materials include: Christmas Carol (1943); Concerto for Orchestra (1948); Suite from "The Quiet One" (1948); Partita in A (1950); Phoebus, Arise (1958-1959); Two Pieces for Orchestra (1964); Four Hymn-Anthems (1965); Aulos (1967); Jubilee (1974-1976); a cadenza to one of Mozart's piano concerti (1979); and Everett Suite (1988).

The series is arranged chronologically by the compositions' years of completion, following the order outlined in Kay's diaries wherever possible. Within each work, materials are arranged in approximate chronological order, but for works using texts or libretti, these are listed first. Unidentified sketches and notes appear at the end of the series.

There is additional information regarding Kay's compositions and activities in Series VI: Professional Subject Files.


Sinfonietta for Orchestra , 1939



Box 5 Folder 1 Holograph, circa, 1939-1952


Box 5 Folder 2 Full scores, 1952 (2 items), 1952

(facsimile)


Sonatine for Viola and Piano , 1939


Box 5 Folder 3 Holograph, circa, 1939-1946


Box 5 Folder 4 Viola part, circa, 1939-1946

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 5 Folder 5 Score, circa, 1939-1946

(facsimile; contains markings)


Four Poems , 1939


Box 5 Folder 6 Score, circa, 1939

(facsimile)


Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra , 1940


Box 5 Folder 7 Holograph of full score, circa, 1940-1949


Box 5 Folder 8 Full score, circa, 1940-1949

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 5 Folder 9 Full score, circa, 1940-1949

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 5 Folder 10 Piano reduction, undated

(facsimile)


Box 5 Folder 11 Piano reduction, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Five Mosaics , 1940


Box 5 Folder 12 Holograph, circa, 1940-1952



Box 38 Folder 1 Score, circa, 1940-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Sonata for Piano , 1940



Box 5 Folder 13 Holograph, 1941


Box 5 Folder 14 Score, 1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Thirteen Pieces for Children , 1940

(revised asTen Short Essays, 1957)



Box 6 Folder 1 Holograph of No. 2 "Tender Thoughts", circa, 1940

(contains additional markings)


Box 6 Folder 2 Score for No. 7 "Two Voices", circa, 1940

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 3 Score, 1941

(facsimile; contains markings)


Danse Calinda,1940

(see alsoSuite from the Ballet "Danse Calinda", 1947)


Box 6 Folder 8 Holograph of piano reduction for Scene 1, circa, 1940-1952



Box 1 Folder 3 Synopsis and note, circa, 1940


Four Pieces for Male Chorus , 1941


Box 1 Folder 4 Choir score, 1941

(facsimile)


Box 1 Folder 5 Choir score, 1941

(facsimile; final two pages reversed)



Box 6 Folder 12 Piano reduction, circa, 1941

(facsimile)


Box 6 Folder 13 Score for No. 4 "Spanish Johnny", 1948

(facsimile)


Two Songs , 1941


Box 6 Folder 14 Score, 1941

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 15 Score, 1941

(facsimile; contains markings)


Sonata for Bassoon and Piano , 1941

In one movement.


Box 6 Folder 16 Holograph, circa, 1941-1952


Three Pieces for 2 Horns and 2 Trombones , 1941

(also calledThree Pieces for Horns and Trombones)


Box 6 Folder 17 Holograph set of parts, circa, 1941


Box 6 Folder 18 Full score, circa, 1941-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 19 Full score, 1952

(facsimile)


Sonatina for Violin and Piano , 1942


Box 6 Folder 20 Score, circa, 1942-1946

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 21 Score, circa, 1942-1946

(facsimile)


Box 6 Folder 22 Score with separate violin part, 1946

(facsimile)


Sonatina for 2 Violins , 1942


Box 6 Folder 23 Holograph, circa, 1942-1952



Box 38 Folder 2 Score, circa, 1942-1952

(facsimile)


Three Fanfares for Four Trumpets , 1942



Box 24 Folder 13 Holographs of parts, circa, 1942

(contained within full sketch ofScherzi Musicali(1968), on the versos of pages 1-4)



Box 6 Folder 24 Set of parts, 1964

(incomplete: missing part for Trumpet IV; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 25 Score with set of parts, 1964


Little Suite for String Quartet , 1942


Box 6 Folder 26 Holograph of full score, circa, 1942-1946


Box 6 Folder 27 Holographs of parts, circa, 1942-1946



Box 38 Folder 3 Full score, 1946

(facsimile)



Box 6 Folder 28 Set of parts, 1946

(facsimile; contains markings)


Sonata for Viola and Piano , 1942


Box 6 Folder 29 Holographs of viola and piano parts, circa, 1942-1952


As Joseph Was A-Walking , 1943



Box 1 Folder 6 Choir score of three-part version, circa, 1943

(facsimile)


Box 1 Folder 7 Choir score of three part version, circa, 1943

(facsimile; contains markings, including sketch of fourth part)



Box 6 Folder 30 Holograph of four-part version, circa, 1955



Box 1 Folder 8 Submission score of four-part version with correspondence, 1979

(correspondence from Don H. Razey at Carl Fischer, Inc.)


Untitled, 1943

(three songs to texts by Sara Teasdale)



Box 6 Folder 31 Holograph, circa, 1943


Flute Quintet , 1943


Box 6 Folder 32 Holograph of full score, circa, 1943-1952


Box 6 Folder 33 Holographs of parts, circa, 1943-1952


Prelude for Unaccompanied Flute , 1943

(revised and recopied 1957)


Box 6 Folder 34 Holograph, undated

(incomplete)


Box 6 Folder 35 Scores, 1976 (2 items), 1976


Suite in B , 1943



Box 7 Folder 1 Holograph of piano part, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 2 Holograph of oboe part, circa, 1943-1952


Suite for Brass Choir , 1943


Box 7 Folder 3 Holograph of full score, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 4 Holographs of parts, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 5 Full score, circa, 1943-1952

(facsimile)


Box 7 Folder 6 Full score, circa, 1943-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 7 Folder 7 Sets of parts, circa 1943-1952 (2 items), 1943-1952

(facsimile; contain markings)


Duo for Flute and Oboe , 1943

(also calledSuite for Flute and Oboe)


Box 7 Folder 8 Holograph, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 9 Holograph, circa, 1953


Box 7 Folder 10 Scores, 1964 (2 items), 1964

(one contains markings)


Little Suite for C Recorder and Piano , 1943


Box 7 Folder 11 Holograph of piano part, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 12 Holograph of recorder part, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 13 Holograph of recorder part transposed for b-flat clarinet, circa, 1943-1952

(found with score in Folder 14)


Box 7 Folder 14 Score with separate recorder part, circa, 1943-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


A Cradle Hymn , 1943



Box 1 Folder 9 Choir score, 1943

(facsimile)


Box 1 Folder 10 Choir score, 1943

(facsimile; label pasted over Kay's name; contains markings)


Prelude and Air , 1943



Box 7 Folder 15 Holograph of piano part, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 16 Holograph of tuba part, circa, 1943-1952


Serenade , 1943


Box 7 Folder 17 Holograph of piano part, circa, 1943-1952


Box 7 Folder 18 Holograph of tuba part, circa, 1943-1952


Lift Every Voice and Sing , 1943


Box 7 Folder 19 Holograph, circa, 1943-1952


Come Away, Come Away Death , 1944


Box 7 Folder 20 Full sketch, circa, 1944

(in ink; contains further markings in pencil)



Box 1 Folder 11 Holograph, circa, 1944-1952


Box 1 Folder 12 Choir score, circa, 1944-1952

(facsimile)


Box 1 Folder 13 Choir scores, 1954 (2 items), 1954


Evocation , 1944

(two versions: for concert band and for orchestra)



Box 41 Holograph of version for concert band, circa, 1944-1952

(includes holographs of clarinet parts)



Box 7 Folder 21 Holographs of clarinet parts from version for concert band, circa, 1944-1952



Box 42 Full score of version for concert band, circa, 1944-1952

(facsimile)



Box 43 Full score of version for concert band, circa, 1944-1952

(facsimile; label pasted over Kay's name; contains markings)



Box 38 Folder 4 Holograph of version for orchestra, circa, 1944-1952


Box 38 Folder 5 Full score of version for orchestra, circa, 1944-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Of New Horizons , 1944



Box 44 Full score, circa, 1944

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 14 Negatives for pages from full score, circa, 1953

(includes negatives for pages 39 and 40)



Box 7 Folder 22 Full score, circa, 1953

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 15 Miniature scores, 1961 (2 items), 1961


Sinfonia Selection , 1944



Box 39 Folder 5 Holograph, circa, 1944


Suite for Orchestra , 1945



Box 7 Folder 23 Full score, circa, 1945

(facsimile; label covering Kay's name; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 16 Miniature score, 1948

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 17 Miniature score, 1948

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 18 Miniature scores, 1948 (2 items), 1948

(different editions)


Allegro for Oboe and String Orchestra , 1946



Box 8 Folder 1 Holograph, circa, 1946

(includes alternate final page)


Box 8 Folder 2 Full score, circa, 1946

(facsimile)


Brief Elegy, circa, 1946-1952


Box 8 Folder 3 Copies of full score, circa 1952 (2 items), 1952

(facsimile; original score contained markings)


Box 8 Folder 4 Piano reductions with separate oboe parts, 1964 (2 items), 1964

(one contains markings)


Dedication , 1946



Box 1 Folder 19 Holograph of choir score, circa, 1946-1953



Box 8 Folder 5 Holograph of piano reduction, circa, 1946-1953



Box 1 Folder 20 Choir scores, circa 1946-1953 (4 items), 1946-1953

(facsimile)


Eight Inventions , 1946

(revised asFour Inventions, 1946)



Box 8 Folder 6 Holograph with note, circa, 1946-1952


Box 8 Folder 7 Score, circa, 1946-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Four Inventions , 1946

(revision ofEight Inventions, 1946)


Box 8 Folder 8 Holograph, circa, 1946-1953


The Rope: a design for dance, 1946

(revised and retitled asAncient Saga: a design for modern dance, 1947)


Box 8 Folder 9 Holograph, circa, 1946-1952

(contains additional markings in pencil)


Box 8 Folder 10 Score, circa, 1946-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


A Short Overture , 1946


Box 8 Folder 11 Full score, circa, 1952-1953

(facsimile; all traces of Kay's identity hidden with tape; contains markings)


Box 8 Folder 12 Negatives for parts, circa, 1953

(date from envelope: relevant portion included)



Box 45 Full score, circa, 1953

(same edition as negatives; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 21 Miniature scores, 1973 (2 items), 1973


Ancient Saga: a design for modern dance , 1947

(revision ofThe Rope, 1946)



Box 8 Folder 13 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 8 Folder 14 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Suite from the Ballet "Danse Calinda" , 1947

(see alsoDanse Calinda, 1940)



Box 6 Folder 9 Holograph of piano reduction for Scene 2, circa, 1947-1953


Box 6 Folder 10 Score of piano reduction for Scene 2, circa, 1947-1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 11 Score of piano reduction for Scene 2, circa, 1947-1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Song of Jeremiah , 1945-1947

(three versions: original version for baritone, women's chorus, and organ (1945); first revision for baritone, women's chorus, and orchestra (1947); final version for baritone, mixed chorus, and orchestra (1947))



Box 9 Folder 1 Sketches and notes, circa, 1945-1947

(includes correspondence from "Bil," undated)


Box 9 Folder 2 Holograph of original version, circa, 1945-1952

(contains additional markings in pencil)


Box 9 Folder 3 Full score of original version, circa, 1945-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 9 Folder 4 Pages from draft holograph of first revision, circa 1945-1947 (6 items), 1945-1947

(in ink with additional markings)


Box 9 Folder 5 Full score of first revised version, circa, 1947

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 9 Folder 6 Full score of first revised version, 1947

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 9 Folder 7 Full score of first revised version, 1947

(facsimile; contains markings, including revisions and sketches for mixed chorus)


Box 9 Folder 8 Holographs of orchestral parts for final version, circa, 1947-1952

(incomplete set: includes holographs for woodwind and brass parts only)


Box 9 Folder 9 Holograph of vocal score for final version, undated


Box 9 Folder 10 Holograph of piano reduction for final version, undated


Suite for Strings , 1947

(originallySongs for Strings)



Box 8 Folder 15 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 22 Miniature scores, 1961 (2 items), 1961


Concerto for Orchestra , 1948



Box 8 Folder 16 Sketches and notes, 1948

(includes notes concerning composing for film)


Portrait Suite , 1948


Box 8 Folder 17 Sketches, 1948-1949

(includes sketch for ending ofSuite from "The Quiet One", 1948)



Box 39 Folder 19 Full sketch, 1948

(incomplete)



Box 8 Folder 18 Excerpt from holograph of full score, 1949

(contains additional markings)



Box 38 Folder 11 Full score, circa, 1952

(facsimile)


The Quiet One , 1948



Box 46 Holograph, circa, 1948-1952



Box 47 Full score, circa, 1948-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Suite from "The Quiet One" , 1948



Box 8 Folder 17 Sketch for ending, 1948

(included among sketches for Portrait Suite, 1948)


Quintet for Piano and Strings , 1949



Box 10 Folder 1 Full score, circa, 1949-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 10 Folder 2 Full score, circa, 1949-1952

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 10 Folder 3 Set of string parts, circa, 1949-1952

(facsimile; contain markings)


Solemn Prelude , 1949



Box 1 Folder 80 Set of parts, 1950


Box 1 Folder 81 Score and set of parts, circa, 1950s

(later edition)


String Quartet No. 1 , 1949

(originallyString Quartet in F)


Box 1 Folder 23 Holograph of score, circa, 1949-1953



Box 10 Folder 4 Holographs of parts, circa, 1949-1953



Box 1 Folder 24 Score, circa, 1949-1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 25 Score, circa, 1949-1953

(facsimile; title changed)


Box 1 Folder 26 Score, circa, 1949-1953

(facsimile; title changed)



Box 10 Folder 5 Set of parts, circa, 1949-1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 10 Folder 6 Set of parts, circa, 1949-1953

(facsimile)


A Madrigal , 1949

(became second song ofTwo Dunbar Lyrics, 1965)


Box 10 Folder 7 Score and copy of new text by Kay, undated

(facsimile score: new text added by Kay and song retitledIn Summer Hours; copy of text contains markings)


Sinfonia in E , 1950


Box 10 Folder 8 Sketches, 1949-1950

(includes sketch for "Little Suite for Band" [Short Suite, 1950])



Box 1 Folder 27 Miniature score, 1975

(contains markings; includes note originally inserted inside score)


Box 1 Folder 28 Miniature score, 1975


Song of Ahab , 1950


Box 1 Folder 29 Draft of text, 1950

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 30 Sketch of vocal part with notes, 1950



Box 11 Folder 1 Full sketch, 1950



Box 39 Folder 17 Sketch of piano reduction, circa, 1950



Box 11 Folder 2 Holograph of full score, circa, 1950-1953


Box 11 Folder 3 Holographs of baritone solo and orchestral parts, circa, 1950-1953


Box 11 Folder 4 Holograph of piano reduction, circa, 1950-1953


Box 11 Folder 5 Solo baritone part, circa, 1950-1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 11 Folder 6 Orchestral parts, circa, 1950-1953

(facsimile)


Box 11 Folder 7 Full score, circa, 1950-1953

(facsimile)


Box 11 Folder 8 Full score, circa, 1950-1953

(facsimile)



Box 12 Folder 1 Full score, circa, 1953

(facsimile)


Pietà , 1950


Box 12 Folder 2 First sketch, 1950



Box 38 Folder 6 Full sketch, 1950



Box 12 Folder 3 Full sketch of piano reduction, 1970


Box 12 Folder 4 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 12 Folder 5 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 12 Folder 6 Piano reduction with separate English horn part, 1980

(contains markings)


Box 12 Folder 7 Piano reduction with separate English horn part, 1980


Short Suite , 1950



Box 10 Folder 8 Sketch, 1950

(included among sketches forSinfonia in E, 1950)



Box 39 Folder 16 Full score, undated

(facsimile)



Box 1 Folder 82 Full scores, 1957 (2 items), 1957


Box 1 Folder 83 Set of parts, 1957


Box 1 Folder 84 Set of parts, 1957


Fugitive Songs , 1950



Box 12 Folder 8 Holograph of vocal part, undated


Box 12 Folder 9 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 12 Folder 10 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


On the Cowboy Trail , 1950



Box 4 Folder 1 Correspondence, preliminary sketch, and full sketch, 1950

(correspondence from Miriam Friedman, dedicatee)


Two Meditations , 1950

(originallyTwo Voluntaries)



Box 12 Folder 11 Preliminary sketches, 1950


Box 12 Folder 12 Full sketch, 1950


Box 12 Folder 13 Holograph, circa, 1950


Box 12 Folder 14 Score, 1951


Box 12 Folder 15 Copy of score with orphaned cover from published score, 1951


Brass Quartet , 1950


Box 12 Folder 16 First sketch, 1950


Box 12 Folder 17 Holograph of full score, circa, 1950-1952


Box 12 Folder 18 Holographs of parts, circa, 1950-1952


Box 12 Folder 19 Sets of parts, 1958 (2 items), 1958



Box 1 Folder 31 Miniature scores, 1958 (2 items), 1958


The Lion, the Griffin and the Kangaroo , 1951



Box 39 Folder 20 Preliminary sketches and full sketch, 1951

(full sketch mistitled "The Lion, the Griffin and the Unicorn")


Three Pieces After Blake , 1952

(see alsoTriptych on Texts of Blake, 1962)



Box 13 Folder 1 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 13 Folder 2 Piano reduction, circa, 1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 13 Folder 3 Piano reduction, circa, 1953

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 13 Folder 4 Vocal score, 1977

(also score forTriptych on Texts of Blake, 1962, inscribed to Irene Oliver by the composer)


Box 13 Folder 5 Vocal score, 1977

(also score forTriptych on Texts of Blake, 1962)


A Lincoln Letter , 1953


Box 13 Folder 8 Full score, 1953

(facsimile)



Box 1 Folder 32 Choir scores, 1958 (2 items), 1958


Triumvirate , 1953



Box 13 Folder 9 Holograph, undated


Box 13 Folder 10 Full score, undated

(facsimile)



Box 1 Folder 33 Choir score, 1954


Serenade for Orchestra , 1953-1954



Box 13 Folder 11 Page from sketch of second movement, 1953



Box 48 Holograph, circa, 1954-1958



Box 49 Full score, circa, 1954-1958

(facsimile; incomplete: begins with page 3)



Box 1 Folder 34 Study score, 1955

(contains markings)


How Stands the Glass Around? , 1954


Box 1 Folder 35 Choir scores, 1956 (2 items), 1956


What's in a Name? , 1954


Box 1 Folder 36 Choir score, 1956

(contains markings)


A Wreath for Waits , 1954


Box 1 Folder 37 Choir scores, 1956 (4 items), 1956

(each song published separately; includes two copies of "Noel")


Six Dances for String Orchestra , 1954


Box 1 Folder 85 Sets of parts with full score, 1965

(both sets contained within the same Folder; full score contains markings)


The Boor , 1954-1955


Box 1 Folder 38 Libretto with correspondence, 1955 April 19

(correspondence to librettist Vladimir Ussachevsky)


Box 1 Folder 39 Carbon-copy of libretto, 1955

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 40 Libretto, 1955 September 29


Box 1 Folder 41 Note, circa, 1955



Box 13 Folder 12 Piano reduction, undated

(facsimile)


Box 13 Folder 13 Piano reduction, circa, 1961

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 50 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


A New Song: Three Psalms for Chorus , 1955



Box 14 Folder 1 Full score, 1955

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 42 Choir scores, 1961 (3 items), 1961

(each song published separately; contain markings)


Box 1 Folder 43 Choir score of "Sing Unto the Lord", 1961

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 44 Choir scores, 1961 (3 items), 1961

(each song published separately)


Grace to You, and Peace , 1955



Box 14 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1955



Box 1 Folder 45 Notes, circa, 1955


Box 1 Folder 46 Choir scores, 1957 (2 items), 1957


Second String Quartet , 1956



Box 14 Folder 3 Full score, circa, 1957

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 14 Folder 4 Set of parts, circa, 1957

(facsimile)


The Juggler of Our Lady , 1956



Box 1 Folder 47 Early version of libretto, undated

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 48 First revision of libretto, undated

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 49 Copy of first revision of libretto, undated

("10-17-61" written in pencil on cover page)


Box 1 Folder 50 Second revision of libretto, undated

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 51 Final libretto, circa, 1956



Box 14 Folder 5 First sketch, notes, and other sketches, 1956

(some sketches written on the reverses of parts forThe Quiet One, 1948)


Box 14 Folder 6 Full sketch, 1956



Box 4 Folder 2 Kay's outline of opera, circa, 1956


Box 4 Folder 3 Notes and "Sequential Analysis", circa, 1956

(found inside piano reduction)


Box 4 Folder 4 Notes, 1956



Box 14 Folder 7 Holograph cast and instrument list, undated

(contains sketch of stage)



Box 39 Folder 9 Draft of page for holograph of full score, undated



Box 51 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 52 Memo to orchestra members from Ward Woodbury, 1979

(found inside full score)



Box 14 Folder 8 Piano reduction, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Ten Short Essays , 1957

(revision ofThirteen Pieces for Children, 1940, originallyTen Pieces for Children)



Box 6 Folder 4 Holograph, 1957


Box 6 Folder 5 Score, 1957

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 6 Folder 6 Score, 1957

(facsimile)


Box 6 Folder 7 Score, 1965

(contains markings)


Serenade No. 2 , 1957



Box 15 Folder 1 Holograph of full score, 1957


Box 15 Folder 2 Holographs of parts, 1957


Two Short Pieces , 1957


Box 15 Folder 3 Holograph, 1958


Box 15 Folder 4 Scores, 1962 (2 items), 1962


Two Hymns , 1957


Box 15 Folder 5 Transparent score, undated

(facsimile)


FDR: From Third Term to Pearl Harbor , 1958


Box 15 Folder 6 Outline of film, circa, 1958

(contains markings)


Box 15 Folder 7 Full sketch, 1958



Box 4 Folder 5 Notes, 1958



Box 52 Holograph, 1958



Box 53 Full score, 1958

(facsimile; contains markings)


Organ Suite No. 1 , 1958



Box 15 Folder 8 Score, circa, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 15 Folder 9 Score, circa, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 15 Folder 10 Score, 1986

(facsimile)


Russo-Finnish War , 1958


Box 15 Folder 11 Outline of film, 1958

(contains markings)



Box 4 Folder 6 Notes, 1958


City of Magic , 1958-1959

(holographs arranged as found (divided by orchestra))


Box 4 Folder 6a Ideological Outline, 1957


Box 4 Folder 7 Shot list, 1958

(contains markings)


Box 4 Folder 8 Outline of main and end title sequences with correspondence, 1959

(correspondence from producer Frank Rosa, Jr.; outline contains markings)



Box 15 Folder 12 Full sketch, 1958-1959



Box 4 Folder 9 Notes, circa, 1958-1959



Box 1 Folder 53 List of sound effects, undated



Box 54 Holographs of cues for "A" orchestra (large), 1958-1959



Box 55 Holographs of cues for "B" orchestra (small), 1958-1959


Submarine , 1959



Box 1 Folder 54 Contract, 1959



Box 4 Folder 10 Outline of program, 1959

(contains markings)



Box 15 Full sketch, 1959



Box 1 Folder 55 List of music cues with timings, 1959



Box 4 Folder 11 Notes, 1959



Box 15 Folder 14 Holograph, 1959


Box 15 Folder 15 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Phoebus, Arise , 1958-1959

("Tears, Flow No More" and "The Epicure" rearranged and published separately; see below)



Box 1 Folder 56 Draft of text, 1958

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 57 Final version of text, 1959

(contains markings)



Box 16 Folder 1 Preliminary sketches, 1958


Box 16 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1958


Box 16 Folder 3 Sketch of piano reduction, circa, 1959



Box 4 Folder 12 Notes, circa, 1958



Box 16 Folder 4 Holograph of piano part, undated

(incomplete?)


Box 16 Folder 5 Set of piano reduction scores, undated (7 items), undated

(contains markings; Folder also contains title page in Kay's hand used as wrapper)


Box 16 Folder 6 Piano reduction for "Epilogue", undated

(contains markings)


Box 16 Folder 7 Incomplete set of piano reduction scores, undated (5 items), undated

(contains markings)



Box 39 Folder 14 Incomplete full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings; includes nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)


Tears, Flow No More , 1959

(arrangement fromPhoebus, Arise, 1958-1959)



Box 1 Folder 58 Choir scores, 1965 (2 items), 1965


The Epicure , 1959

(arrangement fromPhoebus, Arise, 1958-1959)


Box 1 Folder 59 Choir scores, 1965 (2 items), 1965


Incidental Music to "Scene and Song" , 1959



Box 39 Folder 2 Holographs of full score and piano reduction, 1959


The Fall of China , 1959

(episode from the television seriesThe Twentieth Century; see below)



Box 4 Folder 13 Outline of episode, 1959

(contains markings)



Box 16 Folder 8 Full sketch, 1959



Box 4 Folder 14 Notes, 1959



Box 16 Folder 9 Holograph, 1959


Box 16 Folder 10 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


The Twentieth Century , 1959

(see alsoThe Fall of China, 1959)


Box 16 Folder 11 Sketches for "main title" and "end titles", 1959


Box 16 Folder 12 Holograph of "main title", 1959


Box 16 Folder 13 Holograph of "end title", 1959


Box 16 Folder 14 Score of "main title", 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 16 Folder 15 Scores for five versions of "end title", 1959 (5 items), 1959

(facsimile; contain markings)


Quality , 1959



Box 39 Folder 11 Storyboard, circa, 1959

(contains markings)



Box 17 Folder 1 Full sketch, 1959


Box 17 Folder 2 Holograph, 1959


Box 17 Folder 3 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Quality Cue A , 1959

(see alsoQuality Cue B, 1959)



Box 39 Folder 12 Storyboard, circa, 1959

(contains markings)



Box 17 Folder 4 Sketches, 1959

(includes additional page of notes)


Box 17 Folder 5 Holograph, 1959


Box 17 Folder 6 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 7 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings; includes makeshift wrapper signed by composer)


Box 17 Folder 8 Full scores, 1959 (2 items), 1959

(facsimile)


Quality Cue B , 1959

(see alsoQuality Cue A, 1959)



Box 1 Folder 60 Copy and storyboard, 1959

(contain markings)



Box 17 Folder 4 Sketches, 1959

(includes additional page of notes)


Box 17 Folder 5 Holograph, 1959


Box 17 Folder 6 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 7 Full score, 1959

(facsimile; contains markings; includes makeshift wrapper signed by composer)


Box 17 Folder 8 Full scores, 1959 (2 items), 1959

(facsimile)


Hymn - Anthem on the Tune "Hanover" , 1959


Box 17 Folder 9 Holograph, 1959



Box 1 Folder 61 Choir scores, 1960 (2 items), 1960


The Shape of Things , 1960


Box 1 Folder 62 Outline of program with correspondence, 1960

(contain markings; correspondence from producer Lane Slate)


Box 1 Folder 63 Screenplay, 1960

(contains markings; includes envelope with notes on reverse)



Box 17 Folder 10 Sketches, 1960


Box 17 Folder 11 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 12 Full score for beginning of cue 5, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 1 Folder 64 Newspaper advertisement, 1960

(The New York Times, January 22)


Serenade No. 3 , 1960



Box 17 Folder 13 Holograph, 1960


Box 17 Folder 14 Printing masters for parts, undated


Box 17 Folder 15 Set of parts, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 16 Full score, 1960

(facsimile)


AMF , 1960

(television commercials for American Machine and Foundry: "Hands" and "Leisure")



Box 1 Folder 65 Storyboard for "Hands", 1960

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 66 Versions of storyboard for "Leisure", 1960 (2 items), 1960

(contains markings)



Box 17 Folder 17 Full sketch, 1960


Box 17 Folder 18 Holograph, 1960


Box 17 Folder 19 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 20 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 17 Folder 21 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


The Three Musketeers , 1960



Box 18 Folder 1 Sketch, circa, 1960


Box 18 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1960



Box 4 Folder 15 Notes, 1960



Box 18 Folder 3 Holograph and note, 1960

(holograph ordered as found: follows order outlined on enclosed note)


Box 18 Folder 4 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 18 Folder 5 Excerpts from full score, 1960

(facsimile; includes scores for cues 2, 4, and 5)



Box 1 Folder 67 Production schedule, 1960

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 68 Newspaper advertisement, 1960

(The New York Times, December 1)


Admiral Byrd , 1960


Box 1 Folder 69 Screenplay, 1960

(contains markings)



Box 39 Folder 15 Outline of episode, circa, 1960

(contains markings)



Box 18 Folder 6 Full sketch, 1960



Box 4 Folder 16 Notes, 1960



Box 18 Folder 7 Holograph, 1960

(incomplete: missing cut 18)


Box 18 Folder 8 Full score of cut 18, 1960

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 18 Folder 9 Full score, 1960

(facsimile; includes additional copies of cuts 2 and 6; contains markings)


Swiss Watches ¸1961



Box 1 Folder 70 Storyboard, circa, 1961

(contains markings)



Box 19 Folder 1 Full sketch, circa, 1961

(sketch dated 1960 but composition dated 1961 in diary)


Box 19 Folder 2 Holograph score, circa, 1961


Box 19 Folder 3 Holographs of parts, circa, 1961

(contain additional markings)


Box 19 Folder 4 Full scores, circa 1961 (2 items), 1961

(facsimile; contain markings)


Trigon , 1961



Box 56 Full score, 1961

(facsimile; contains markings)


String Quartet No. 3 , 1960-1961



Box 19 Folder 8 Sketch, 1960

(contained among sketches forIvory Snow, 1964)


Box 19 Folder 5 Full score, circa, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 19 Folder 6 Set of parts, undated

(contains markings)


Box 19 Folder 7 Set of parts, undated

(incomplete: missing cello part; contains markings)


Flowers in the Valley , 1961



Box 1 Folder 71 Choir score, 1962

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 72 Choir scores, 1962 (2 items), 1962


To Light That Shines , 1962



Box 19 Folder 9 Holograph, 1962


The Land , 1962



Box 20 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1962


Box 20 Folder 3 Holograph, 1962



Box 4 Folder 17 Notes and documents, 1962



Box 20 Folder 4 Full score, 1962

(facsimile; includes additional copy of cue A; contains markings)


Forever Free: A Lincoln Chronicle , 1962



Box 2 Folder 1 Preliminary sketches, 1962



Box 19 Folder 10 Full sketch, 1962



Box 40 Folder 1 Full score, circa, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings; see correspondence found inside score)



Box 57 Full score, circa, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 86 Set of parts, 1962

(score contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 87 Set of parts, 1962



Box 19 Folder 11 Full score, 1962


Nosotros , 1962



Box 1 Folder 73 Screenplay, circa, 1962

(contains markings)



Box 19 Folder 12 Sketch, circa, 1962


Box 19 Folder 13 Full sketch, 1962


Box 19 Folder 14 Holograph, 1962

(pages 21-27 function also as pages 39-45)


Box 19 Folder 15 Full score, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 19 Folder 16 Full score, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)


Choral Triptych , 1962



Box 40 Folder 2 Full score, 1962


Going Home , 1962

(working title: "Baluba Film")



Box 1 Folder 74 Outline script, circa, 1962

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 75 Notes and outline of music, 1962

(outline contains markings)



Box 19 Folder 17 Sketches, 1962



Box 39 Folder 8 Holograph, 1962


Box 39 Folder 6 Full score, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 39 Folder 7 Full score, 1962

(facsimile; contains markings)


Theme , 1962



Box 28 Folder 18 Full sketch, 1962


Box 28 Folder 15 Holograph, 1962

(included among sketches for second ofTwo Impromptus for Piano, 1986 contains additional markings)


Triptych on Texts of Blake , 1962

(reduction of Three Pieces After Blake, 1952)



Box 1 Folder 76 Copies of text, undated (2 items), undated



Box 13 Folder 6 Full score, circa, 1962

(facsimile; identity hidden with tape; contains markings)


Box 13 Folder 7 Violin and cello parts, undated


Box 13 Folder 4 Vocal score, 1977

(also score forThree Pieces After Blake, 1952, inscribed to Irene Oliver by the composer)


Box 13 Folder 5 Vocal score, 1977

(also score forThree Pieces After Blake, 1952)


Inscriptions from Whitman , 1963



Box 19 Folder 20 Sketch, 1963

(included among sketches forFantasy Variations, 1963)



Box 58 Full score, 1963

(facsimile)



Box 19 Folder 18 Piano reduction, circa, 1963

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 19 Folder 19 Piano reduction, circa, 1963

(facsimile)


Fantasy Variations , 1963


Box 19 Folder 20 Preliminary notes and sketches, 1958-1961

(includes sketch forInscriptions from Whitman, 1963)



Box 1 Folder 77 Sketch of variation 2, 1961



Box 59 Full score, undated



Box 1 Folder 78 Miniature score, 1966

(contains markings)


Box 1 Folder 79 Miniature score, 1966


Umbrian Scene , 1963



Box 4 Folder 18 Sketches and outline, circa, 1963

(one sketch a partial facsimile)



Box 19 Folder 1 Full score, circa, 1963

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 38 Folder 9 Full score, circa, 1963

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 38 Folder 10 Full score, circa, 1963

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 2 Miniature score, 1965

(contains marking on page 13)


Box 2 Folder 3 Miniature score, 1965

(contains marking on page 25)


Theme , 1963



Box 21 Folder 1 Sketch, circa, 1963


Box 21 Folder 2 Holograph and photocopy of different holograph, circa, 1963


Ivory Snow , 1964



Box 2 Folder 4 Versions of storyboard, 1963 (2 items), 1963

(contain markings)



Box 19 Folder 8 Holograph of version for two pianos and sketches for chamber version,, 1964

(includes sketch forString Quartet No. 3, 1961)


Crest - Exploratory , 1964



Box 2 Folder 5 Script, 1964

(contains markings)



Box 21 Folder 3 Sketch, 1964


Box 21 Folder 4 Holograph of score, 1964

(contains additionally markings)


Box 21 Folder 5 Holographs of parts, 1964

(contain additional markings)


Emily Dickinson Set



Box 2 Folder 6 Choir score, 1965

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 7 Choir scores, 1965 (2 items), 1965


Essay on Death , 1964


Box 2 Folder 8 Shooting script, 1964

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 9 Program sequence, 1964

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 10 Negative photographs of outline for sound and music, 1964 (2 items), 1964



Box 21 Folder 6 Sketches, 1964


Box 21 Folder 7 Full sketch, 1964



Box 4 Folder 19 Notes, 1964



Box 21 Folder 8 Holograph and note, 1964


Concert Sketches, 1964-1965 (see Prologue and Parade, 1977), 1964-1965


Box 21 Folder 9 Sketches, 1964-1965



Box 39 Folder 1 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Presidential Suite , 1965



Box 4 Folder 20 Early note and sketch, 1958



Box 21 Folder 12 Full sketch of piano reduction, 1984

(page 7 is written on reverse of page 5)


Box 21 Folder 13 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 60 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 11 Note, undated


Box 2 Folder 12 Program note, undated


The Game , 1963-1965

(see alsoTwo Excerpts from "The Game", 1965)


Box 2 Folder 13 Synopsis, undated

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 14 Libretto, circa, 1965

(contains markings; includes correspondence from librettist Judith Dvorkin)


Box 2 Folder 15 Libretto, circa, 1965



Box 4 Folder 21 Libretto revisions, circa, 1965


Box 4 Folder 22 Formal outline, 1963



Box 2 Folder 16 Preliminary sketches, 1963-1964



Box 22 Folder 1 Full sketch of Act I, 1964-1965


Box 22 Folder 2 Holograph of piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1965


Box 22 Folder 3 Scores of piano reduction for Act I, circa 1965 (2 items), 1965

(facsimile; contain markings)


Box 22 Folder 4 Score of piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1965

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 22 Folder 5 Score of piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1965

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 22 Folder 6 Score of piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1965

(facsimile)


Two Excerpts from "The Game" , 1965

(seeThe Game, 1965)



Box 23 Folder 1 Partial sketch of second excerpt, circa, 1965


Box 23 Folder 2 Holograph of second excerpt, circa, 1965


Box 23 Folder 3 Negative copy of score, circa, 1965

(facsimile)


Box 23 Folder 4 Scores, circa 1965 (3 items), 1965

(facsimile; contain markings)


Two Dunbar Lyrics , 1965

(seeA Madrigal, 1949)



Box 2 Folder 17 Text, undated

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 18 Early holograph of choir score for "A Starry Night", undated

(contains additional markings)



Box 21 Folder 14 Early holograph of full score for "A Starry Night", undated

(contains additional markings)



Box 2 Folder 19 Holograph choir score, circa, 1965



Box 21 Folder 15 Holograph full score, 1965



Box 2 Folder 20 Choir score, circa, 1965

(facsimile)



Box 21 Folder 16 Full score, 1965

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 21 Folder 17 Full score, 1965

(facsimile)



Box 2 Folder 21 Choir score, 1966

(contains markings)


A Thing of Beauty , 1966


Box 2 Folder 22 Screenplay, 1966

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 23 Preliminary sketch, 1966



Box 21 Folder 18 Full sketch, 1966


Two Songs for Children , 1966



Box 23 Folder 5 Score, 1966

(facsimile)


Box 23 Folder 6 Scores with correspondence, 1966-1968 (2 items), 1966-1968

(correspondence from Juilliard administrative assistant George Dickey)


Box 23 Folder 7 Juilliard Repertory Library, Vocal Volume 3 and advertisement, 1970

(Two Songson pages 34-37)


Markings , 1965-1966



Box 2 Folder 24 Text, undated

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 25 Preliminary sketches, 1965-1966



Box 23 Folder 8 Sketches, 1965-1966



Box 61 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 26 Miniature score, 1968

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 27 Miniature scores, 1968 (2 items), 1968


Traveler Wanted , 1966


Box 2 Folder 28 Copy with outline of commercial, circa, 1966

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 29 Sketch, 1966


Box 2 Folder 30 Sketch, 1966



Box 23 Folder 9 Sketch, 1966


Box 23 Folder 10 Holographs of parts, 1966 (5 items), 1966

(incomplete set; contain additional markings)


The Birds , 1966



Box 2 Folder 31 Preliminary sketches, 1965-1966



Box 23 Folder 11 Full sketch, 1965-1966


Box 23 Folder 12 Full score, 1966

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 32 Choir scores, 1969 (10 items), 1969

(each song published separately)


Aulos , 1966-1967


Box 2 Folder 33 Preliminary sketches, 1966



Box 23 Folder 13 Full sketch, 1966-1967


Box 23 Folder 14 Set of parts, undated

(contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 34 Correspondence, 1967 (3 items), 1967

(from John Solum; contains markings)



Box 4 Folder 23 Note, undated



Box 23 Folder 15 Piano reduction with separate flute part, 1980


Stephen Crane Set , 1967



Box 2 Folder 35 First typescript of text, undated

(includes note; contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 36 Working typescript of text, 1967

(includes note; contains markings)



Box 24 Folder 1 12-tone matrix, 1967



Box 2 Folder 37 First sketch, 1967



Box 24 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1967


Box 24 Folder 3 Set of instrumental parts, undated

(contains markings)


Box 24 Folder 4 Transparent choral score, undated



Box 2 Folder 38 Choir scores, 1972 (2 items), 1972


Symphony , 1967



Box 23 Folder 16 12-tone matrix, 1967



Box 2 Folder 39 Preliminary sketches, 1966-1967



Box 23 Folder 17 Full sketch, 1967



Box 4 Folder 24 Notes, 1967



Box 62 Full score, circa, 1967

(facsimile; contains markings)


Bleeker [sic] Street Suite, 1967-1968



Box 2 Folder 40 Sketch, 1967


Box 2 Folder 41 Holograph, 1968


Heralds I , 1968

(originallyHeralds)


Box 2 Folder 42 Sketches, 1968



Box 24 Folder 5 Sketch, circa, 1968


Box 24 Folder 6 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 24 Folder 7 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 38 Folder 8 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 24 Folder 8 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Box 24 Folder 9 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Theater Set , 1968


Box 24 Folder 10 Sketches, 1968



Box 2 Folder 43 Correction notes, 1968


Box 2 Folder 44 Note on reverse of correspondence, 1968

(correspondence from R. Ora Williams regarding publication of article inThe Camp Fire Girl)



Box 63 Full score, circa, 1968

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 64 Full score, circa, 1968

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 45 Miniature scores with note, 1971 (2 items), 1971

(note originally inserted inside score)


Scherzi Musicali , 1968



Box 24 Folder 11 Early sketch, 1950

(also includes sketch for "Serenade (pianoforte 4 hands")


Box 24 Folder 12 12-tone matrix, 1968

(includes examples of types of chords on inside)



Box 2 Folder 46 Preliminary sketches, 1968


Box 2 Folder 47 Notes, 1968



Box 24 Folder 13 Full sketch, 1968

(includes holographs of parts forThree Fanfares for Four Trumpets(1942), on the versos of pages 1-4)



Box 65 Full score, circa, 1968

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 48 Miniature score, 1971

(marking on front cover)


Box 2 Folder 49 Miniature score, 1971


Once There Was a Man: A Covenant for our time , 1969


Box 2 Folder 50 Drafts of text, circa 1969 (4 items), 1969

(contain markings)


Box 2 Folder 51 Text with Kay's composition notes, 1969


Box 2 Folder 52 Full sketch, part 1, 1969



Box 25 Folder 1 Full sketch, part 2, 1969

(page 29A on inside of pages 27-28)


Box 25 Folder 2 Sketch of piano reduction, part 1, 1969

(contains narrator part)


Box 25 Folder 3 Sketch of piano reduction, part 2, 1969

(contains chorus part)



Box 4 Folder 25 Notes, 1969

(includes information about librettist and chorus text with markings)



Box 25 Folder 4 Proof for piano reduction, part 1, undated

(with narrator part; contains markings)


Box 25 Folder 5 Proof for piano reduction, part 2, undated

(with chorus part; contains markings)


Box 25 Folder 6 Score of piano reduction with list of corrections, undated

(contains markings; list of corrections found inside front cover)


Box 25 Folder 7 Score of piano reduction, undated



Box 66 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Parables , 1969-1970



Box 2 Folder 53 Text, 1969

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 54 First sketch, 1969



Box 24 Folder 14 Full sketch, 1969-1970


Box 24 Folder 15 Full score, 1970

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 55 Choir scores, 1970 (2 items), 1970


The Capitoline Venus , 1969-1970


Box 2 Folder 56 Original libretto, circa, 1969

(contains markings by librettist Judith Dvorkin)


Box 2 Folder 57 Copy of original libretto, circa, 1969

(contains additional markings by Kay)


Box 2 Folder 58 Revised libretto, circa, 1969



Box 4 Folder 26 Outline of cast/instrumentation and layout of scene, 1969



Box 2 Folder 59 First sketch, 1969-1970



Box 26 Folder 1 Full sketch, 1969-1970

(overture at end)



Box 2 Folder 60 Notes, 1970



Box 26 Folder 2 to 3 Sketch of piano reduction, circa, 1970, (2 Folders)

(overture at end)



Box 27 Folder 1 Proofs for score of piano reduction, undated (2 items), undated

(second copy incomplete; contain markings)


Box 27 Folder 2 Score of piano reduction, undated

(facsimile)


Box 27 Folder 3 Score of piano reduction, undated

(facsimile)



Box 67 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 61 Correspondence, undated

(from librettist Judith Dvorkin regarding corrections)


Box 2 Folder 62 List of corrections for full score, 1970

(contains markings)


Facets , 1970-1971



Box 25 Folder 8 12-tone matrix, 1970


Box 25 Folder 9 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Triple Set, 1970-1971 (originally College Set), 1970-1971



Box 2 Folder 63 Texts, 1970

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 64 Preliminary sketches, 1970



Box 25 Folder 10 Sketch of "Ode: To the Cuckoo", 1970


Box 25 Folder 11 Sketch of "A Toast", 1970


Box 25 Folder 12 Full sketch, 1970-1971

(contains additional markings)


Box 25 Folder 13 Copy of full sketch, circa, 1971

(copy made before markings)



Box 39 Folder 4 Copy of full sketches for "Ode: To the Cuckoo" and "Had I a Heart", circa, 1971

(contains markings and sketches for piano reduction)



Box 2 Folder 65 Choir scores, 1972 (6 items), 1972

(each song published separately)


Pentagraph , 1970-1972



Box 4 Folder 27 Texts, 1970

(contain markings)



Box 2 Folder 66 Preliminary sketches, 1970-1972



Box 25 Folder 14 Sketches, 1970-1972


Box 25 Folder 15 Full sketch, 1972


Box 25 Folder 16 Copy of full sketch, undated

(contains markings)



Box 2 Folder 67 Note regarding "The Monkey's Glue" with publication information,, 1977


Box 2 Folder 68 Choir scores, 1978 (10 items), 1978

(each song published separately)


Four Silhouettes , 1972



Box 39 Folder 18 Sketch, circa, 1972



Box 3 Folder 83 Full score with set of parts, 1973

(score contains markings)


Five Portraits , 1971-1972



Box 2 Folder 69 First sketch and page of notes, 1971



Box 28 Folder 1 12-tone matrix, 1971


Box 28 Folder 2 Full sketch, 1971-1972


Box 28 Folder 3 Copy of holograph of full score, circa, 1972

(contains markings)


Box 28 Folder 4 Holograph of violin part, 1972


Box 28 Folder 5 Proof for full score, undated

(contains markings)


Box 28 Folder 6 Proof for violin part, undated

(contains markings)


First Nocturne , 1973

(see alsoSecond Nocturne, 1973)



Box 2 Folder 70 Preliminary sketches, 1972-1973

(also includes sketches forSecond Nocturne(1973) and "Nocturne #3")



Box 28 Folder 7 12-tone matrix, 1973


Box 28 Folder 8 Full sketch, 1973

(includesSecond Nocturne, 1973)


Box 28 Folder 9 Holograph, 1973


Box 28 Folder 10 Copies of holograph, 1973 (2 items), 1973

(contain markings)


Second Nocturne , 1973

(became second ofTwo Impromptus, 1986, see alsoFirst Nocturne, 1973)



Box 2 Folder 70 Preliminary sketches, 1972-1973

(also includes sketches forFirst Nocturne(1973) and "Nocturne #3")



Box 28 Folder 8 Full sketch, 1973

(includesFirst Nocturne, 1973)


Box 28 Folder 11 Holograph, 1973


Box 28 Folder 12 Score, 1973

(facsimile)


Box 28 Folder 13 Score, 1973-1986

(facsimile; title changed to "Impromptu #2"; contains markings)


Harlem Children's Suite , 1973


Box 28 Folder 19 First sketch, 1973



Box 4 Folder 28 Notes, 1973



Box 68 Holograph of full score, circa, 1973



Box 28 Folder 20 Holograph of piano reduction, circa, 1973


Box 28 Folder 21 Set of parts, undated

(contains markings)



Box 69 Full score, circa, 1973

(facsimile; contains markings)


Guitarra , 1973



Box 2 Folder 72 First sketch, 1973



Box 28 Folder 22 Full sketch, 1973


Box 28 Folder 23 Holograph, 1973

(includes three draft pages)


Box 28 Folder 24 Score, circa, 1973

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 28 Folder 25 Score, 1978

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 28 Folder 26 Score, 1985

(facsimile)


Visions , 1974

(for William Grant Still on his 80th birthday)



Box 29 Folder 1 Sketch and holograph, 1974


Heralds II , 1974



Box 2 Folder 73 Sketch, 1974



Box 29 Folder 2 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Quintet Concerto , 1974



Box 2 Folder 74 First sketch, 1974



Box 29 Folder 3 Full sketch, 1974



Box 2 Folder 75 Notes, 1973-1974



Box 29 Folder 4 Piano reduction, undated

(facsimile)


Box 29 Folder 5 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Two Folksong Settings , 1975



Box 2 Folder 76 Source melodies and texts, 1975

(contain markings)


Box 2 Folder 77 Preliminary sketches, 1975



Box 29 Folder 6 Full sketch, 1975



Box 2 Folder 78 The Bicentennial Musical Celebration: Music for Chorus , 1975

(contains markings; Kay's songs on pages 85-93 and pages 102-120)


Box 2 Folder 79 The Bicentennial Musical Celebration: Music for Chorus , 1975

(Kay's songs on pages 85-93 and pages 102-120)


Epigrams and Hymn , 1975


Box 2 Folder 80 Text, 1975

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 81 First sketch, 1975



Box 29 Folder 7 Full sketch, 1975


Box 29 Folder 8 Holograph, 1975



Box 2 Folder 82 Program note, 1975


Box 2 Folder 83 Correspondence with list of corrections on reverse, 1975

(correspondence from Carl Fischer editor J. Theodore Prochazka)


Box 2 Folder 84 Choir score, 1975

(contains markings)


Box 2 Folder 85 Choir scores, 1975 (2 items), 1975


The Western Paradise , 1975



Box 3 Folder 1 First version of text with correspondence, 1975

(text contains markings; correspondence from librettist Donald Dorr)


Box 3 Folder 2 Copy of first version of text, 1975

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 3 Second version of text, 1975

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 4 Final version of text, 1975 (2 items), 1975


Box 3 Folder 5 First sketch, 1975



Box 29 Folder 9 Full sketch, 1975


Box 29 Folder 10 Sketch of piano reduction, 1975



Box 3 Folder 6 Other sketches, 1975



Box 4 Folder 29 Notes, 1975



Box 29 Folder 11 Piano reduction, circa, 1975

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 29 Folder 12 Full score, circa, 1975

(facsimile; contains markings; note inserted inside front cover)


Southern Harmony , 1975



Box 3 Folder 7 Source melodies, undated


Box 3 Folder 8 First sketch, 1975



Box 32 Folder 4 Full sketch, 1975



Box 4 Folder 30 Notes, 1975



Box 3 Folder 9 Outline and program note, 1975

(contain markings)


Box 3 Folder 10 Study scores, 1979 (2 items), 1979


Jubilee , 1974-1976


Box 3 Folder 11 Early version of libretto, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 12 Draft libretto, circa, 1975

(contains markings; includes correspondence from librettist Donald Dorr)


Box 3 Folder 13 List of libretto corrections and libretto excerpt, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 14 Musical number list, 1974



Box 4 Folder 31 Potential source melodies, undated

(contain markings)



Box 3 Folder 15 First sketch of Act I, Scene 1, 1974

(followed by supplementary sketches)


Box 3 Folder 16 First sketch of Act I, Scene 2, 1974


Box 3 Folder 17 First sketch of Act I, Scene 3, 1974-1976

(also function as "full sketch")


Box 3 Folder 18 First sketch of Act II, 1975-1976


Box 3 Folder 19 First sketch of Act III, beginning, 1976

(second part incorporated into full sketch)



Box 30 Folder 1 Full sketch of Act I, Scene 1, 1974-1975


Box 30 Folder 2 Full sketch of Act I, Scene 2, 1975


Box 30 Folder 3 Full sketch of Act II, 1976


Box 30 Folder 4 Full sketch of Act III, 1976

(includes second part of first sketch)



Box 3 Folder 20 Notes on "centers" (key areas), 1975-1976



Box 4 Folder 32 Notes, 1974-1977



Box 30 Folder 5 Sketch of piano reduction for Act I, Scene 1, undated



Box 31 Folder 1 Sketch of piano reduction for Act I, Scene 2, undated

(includes list of corrections)


Box 31 Folder 2 Sketch of piano reduction for Act I, Scene 3, undated

(includes drafts of pages 152 and 153)


Box 31 Folder 3 Sketch of piano reduction for Act II, circa, 1976

(includes holographs for two excerpts)


Box 31 Folder 4 Sketch of piano reduction for Act III, undated


Box 31 Folder 5 Copy of proofs for Act I piano reduction, circa, 1976

(contains markings)



Box 32 Folder 2 to 3 Copy of proofs for Act II piano reduction, 1976, (2 Folders)

(the contents of Folder 3 precede those of Folder 2; contain markings)


Box 32 Folder 1 Copy of proofs for Act III piano reduction, circa, 1976

(contains markings)



Box 33 Folder 1 Piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1976

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 33 Folder 2 Piano reduction for Act I, circa, 1976

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 33 Folder 3 Piano reduction for Act II, circa, 1976

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 33 Folder 4 Piano reduction for Act III, circa, 1976

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 70 Copy of full score for Act II, circa, 1976



Box 71 Copy of full score for Act III, circa, 1976

(incomplete)



Box 3 Folder 21 Draft program note, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 22 Statement of concept, undated

(written after second production in 1977)


Box 3 Folder 23 List of possible excerpts and libretto for concert version, undated

(contains markings)


Souvenir Librettos


Box 3 Folder 23a Opera/South, 1976

Contains handwritten comments; most have been crossed out.


Box 3 Folder 24 Souvenir libretto for performance of concert version at Lehman College,, 1989


Prologue and Parade , 1977

(fromConcert Sketches, 1965)



Box 21 Folder 10 Full sketch, 1977



Box 39 Folder 3 Holograph of full score, 1977



Box 3 Folder 84 Set of parts, 1978


Box 3 Folder 85 Set of parts, 1978

(missing parts for 2nd alto saxophone)



Box 21 Folder 11 Full score, 1978

(contains markings)


The Waves , 1978

(words and music by Hillary Kay; transcribed by Ulysses Kay)



Box 3 Folder 25 Full sketch, 1978


Jersey Hours , 1978-1979

(in three versions: version "A" for voice and solo harp; version "B" for voice and solo piano; version "C" for voice and three harps)


Box 3 Folder 26 First sketch, 1978



Box 34 Folder 1 Full sketch of version A with occasional sketches for version C,, 1978


Box 34 Folder 2 Full sketch of version B, circa, 1978


Box 34 Folder 3 Full sketch of version C, 1979


Box 34 Folder 4 Holographs of harp parts for version C, circa, 1979

(contain additional markings)



Box 4 Folder 33 Notes, circa, 1978-1979


Box 4 Folder 34 Notes for lecture "Work in Progress", 1979

(lecture about Kay's compositional process forJersey Hours)



Box 39 Folder 10 Title pages from holograph of full score, circa, 1979



Box 34 Folder 5 Full score for version A, 1979

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 34 Folder 6 Full score for version A, circa, 1979

(facsimile; redesignated as version B; contains markings and sketches)



Box 4 Folder 35 Copy of proofs for full score of version A, circa, 1979-1981

(contains markings)


Box 4 Folder 36 Copy of proofs for full score of version B, circa, 1979-1981

(contains markings)


Box 4 Folder 37 to 39 Copies of proofs for version C harp parts, circa, 1979-1981, (3 Folders)

(contain markings; part for harp 1 incomplete)



Box 34 Folder 7 Full score for version A, 1981


Box 34 Folder 8 Full scores for version A, 1981 (2 items), 1981


Box 34 Folder 9 Full score for version B, 1981


Box 34 Folder 10 Full scores for version B, 1981 (2 items), 1981



Box 72 Full score for version C, circa, 1979

(facsimile)


Chariots , 1979



Box 3 Folder 27 Text, 1979

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 28 Preliminary sketches, 1979



Box 32 Folder 5 Partial sketch, 1979


Box 32 Folder 6 Full sketch, 1979



Box 38 Folder 7 Partial sketch with full orchestration, 1979



Box 4 Folder 40 Notes, 1979



Box 73 Full score, 1979

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 3 Folder 29 Study scores, 1983 (2 items), 1983


Cadenza for Mozart's Piano Concerto


Box 3 Folder 30 Full sketch, 1979

(for Jeana Neal at Brevard)


Tromba , 1983



Box 32 Folder 7 Early sketches and notes, 1972-1973



Box 3 Folder 31 Sketches and notes, 1982-1983



Box 32 Folder 8 Full sketch, 1983


Box 32 Folder 9 Draft pages from holographs, 1983


Box 32 Folder 10 Full score, circa, 1983

(facsimile)


Box 32 Folder 11 Trumpet part, circa, 1983

(facsimile)


Box 32 Folder 12 Full score with separate trumpet part, 1985

(facsimile)


Festival Psalms , 1983



Box 3 Folder 32 First sketch, 1983



Box 35 Folder 1 Full sketch, 1983



Box 4 Folder 41 Notes, 1983



Box 35 Folder 2 Holograph and copy, 1984


Box 35 Folder 3 Full score, 1984

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 35 Folder 4 Copy of full score, 1984

(facsimile; contains markings)


Five Winds , 1984

(originallyDivertimento)



Box 3 Folder 33 Sketches and notes, 1984



Box 35 Folder 5 Full sketch, 1984


Box 35 Folder 6 Copy of holograph, circa, 1984

(contains markings)


Box 35 Folder 7 Full scores, circa 1984 (2 items), 1984

(facsimile)


Frederick Douglass , 1977-1985



Box 3 Folder 34 Plot summaries, undated (2 items), undated

(one contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 35 Excerpt from libretto for finale of Act I, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 36 Early version of libretto for Act I, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 37 Early version of libretto for Act II, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 38 Early draft of full libretto, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 39 Early drafts of full libretto, undated (2 items), undated

(pages 1 and 2 reversed)


Box 3 Folder 40 Libretto for Act I, Scene 1, undated

(contains markings; found with first sketch of Act I, Scene 1)


Box 3 Folder 41 Libretto for Act I, Scene 2, undated

(contains markings; found with first sketch of Act I, Scene 2)


Box 3 Folder 42 Libretto for Act II, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 43 Draft of libretto for Act III, undated

(contains markings)


Box 3 Folder 44 Libretto for Act III, undated

(contains markings)



Box 4 Folder 42 Notes concerning libretto, 1978-1981


Box 4 Folder 43 Kay's outlines of opera, circa, 1979-1981



Box 3 Folder 45 Early sketches for Act I, Scene 2, 1977


Box 3 Folder 46 First sketch of Act I, Scene 1, 1979

(first page included with full sketch of Act I, Scene 1)


Box 3 Folder 47 First sketch of Act I, Scene 2, 1979


Box 3 Folder 48 First sketch of Act II, 1979-1980


Box 3 Folder 49 First sketch of Act III, Scene 1, 1980


Box 3 Folder 50 First sketch of Act III, Scene 2, 1980


Box 3 Folder 51 Additional sketches, circa, 1977

(found with first sketch of Act III, Scene 1)



Box 36 Folder 1 Full sketch of Act I, Scene 1, 1979-1980

(includes first page of first sketch)


Box 36 Folder 2 Full sketch of Act I, Scene 2, part 1, 1980-1981

(part 2 housed in different Box)



Box 40 Folder 6 Full sketch of Act I, Scene 2, part 2, 1980-1981

(part 1 housed in different Box)


Box 40 Folder 7 Full sketch of Act II, 1981-1982

(accompanies incomplete sketch of Act II piano reduction; see note on piano reduction page 169)


Box 40 Folder 8 Full sketch of Act III, Scene 1, 1982


Box 40 Folder 9 Full sketch of Act III, Scene 2, 1982-1983



Box 4 Folder 44 Miscellaneous sketches and notes for Act III, circa, 1980-1982



Box 36 Folder 3 Sketch of chorus part for Act I, Scene 1, circa, 1980

(incomplete)


Box 36 Folder 4 Sketch of piano reduction for Act I, Scene 1, 1980


Box 36 Folder 5 Sketch of piano reduction for Act I, Scene 2, 1980-1981

(page 141 appears on reverse of page 137)


Box 36 Folder 6 Sketch of piano reduction for Act II, 1981

(incomplete; accompanied by full sketch of Act II: see note on piano reduction page 169)


Box 36 Folder 7 Cast list/table of contents from holograph of piano reduction,, 1981



Box 3 Folder 52 Portion of draft page for holograph of Act II piano reduction, circa, 1982

(page 183)



Box 36 Folder 8 Draft pages for holograph of Act III piano reduction, undated

(pages 355, 372, 395, and 401)



Box 40 Folder 11 Draft pages for holograph of Act III, Scene 1 full score, 1984



Box 3 Folder 53 Notes regarding "centers" (key areas), 1979-1982


Box 3 Folder 54 Notes regarding orchestration, 1980-1983



Box 4 Folder 45 Notes regarding chorus, circa, 1980-1982



Box 40 Folder 10 Copies of pages from Act I full score, circa, 1983

(contain markings and comments from editor)



Box 36 Folder 9 Final page from Act II piano reduction, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 37 Folder 1 First version of piano reduction for Act I, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 37 Folder 2 Revised piano reduction for Act I, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 37 Folder 3 Piano reduction for Act II, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Box 37 Folder 4 Piano reduction for Act III, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)



Box 74 Full score of Act I, Scene 1, undated



Box 75 Full score of Act I, Scene 2, undated



Box 76 Full score of Act II, undated



Box 77 Full score of Act III, Scene 1, undated



Box 78 Full score of Act III, Scene 2, undated



Box 4 Folder 46 Notes regarding corrections to score, circa, 1981-1982


Box 4 Folder 47 Lists of character parts, circa, 1988


Box 4 Folder 48 Miscellaneous notes and sketches, circa, 1979-1988


Box 4 Folder 49 Kay's rehearsal notes, undated



Box 3 Folder 55 Sketches of sets with note, undated


Box 3 Folder 56 Information packet, circa, 1991

(includes biography of Frederick Douglass, opera companion material for elementary school children, "Reflections for Older Students", and bibliographies; contains markings)


Pantomime , 1986


Box 3 Folder 57 First sketch, 1986



Box 35 Folder 8 Full sketch, 1986


Box 35 Folder 9 Holograph, 1986


Box 35 Folder 10 Full score, circa, 1986

(facsimile)


Box 35 Folder 11 Full score, circa, 1986

(facsimile)


Two Impromptus for Piano , 1986

(second impromptu is revisedSecond Nocturne, 1973)



Box 2 Folder 71 First sketch of first impromptu, 1986

(titled "Impromptu #2")



Box 28 Folder 14 Full sketch of first impromptu, 1986


Box 28 Folder 15 Sketches for second impromptu, 1986

(revision ofSecond Nocturne, 1973, contains holograph ofTheme, 1962)


Box 28 Folder 16 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Box 28 Folder 17 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


String Triptych , 1987



Box 35 Folder 12 Preliminary sketches and first full sketch, 1987

(pages of second movement--numbered by Kay as "5" and "6"--function as pages 5 and 6 of final full sketch)



Box 39 Folder 13 Final full sketch, 1987

(pages of second movement from first full sketch function as pages 5 and 6 of final full sketch; see Kay's note on final full sketch page 4)



Box 35 Folder 13 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Box 35 Folder 14 Full score, undated

(facsimile)


Alma Mater , 1987

(arrangement of song by John Corigliano, with text by Ruth Ann Lief)



Box 3 Folder 58 Text, 1987



Box 40 Folder 3 John Corigliano's original setting, 1987

(contains markings)



Box 35 Folder 15 Sketch of vocal parts, 1987

(includes sketch for an impromptu)


Box 35 Folder 16 Sketch of orchestral arrangement, 1987



Box 3 Folder 59 Holograph vocal score, 1987

(contains additional markings)


Box 3 Folder 60 Copies of vocal score, 1987 (2 items), 1987

(contain markings)


Box 3 Folder 61 Copies of vocal score, 1987 (2 items), 1987



Box 40 Folder 4 Holograph of full score, 1987


Everett Suite , 1988



Box 3 Folder 62 Sketch, 1988


A Farewell , undated

(circa 1941-1945)



Box 35 Folder 17 Full score, undated

(facsimile; contains markings)


Out of the Depths , undated

(circa 1941-1945)


Box 35 Folder 18 Holograph, undated

(unsigned)


Requiem , undated

(circa 1941-1945)


Box 35 Folder 19 Holograph, undated


Box 35 Folder 20 Full scores, undated (2 items), undated

(facsimile; contain markings)


Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra , undated

(circa 1944-1948)


Box 35 Folder 21 Holograph, circa, 1952


Miscellaneous Sketches, 1945-1989



Box 3 Folder 63 to 68 Small notebooks of sketches, 1945-1968, (6 Folders)



Box 35 Folder 22 Sketches and notes for "S. G. H.", circa, 1950



Box 4 Folder 50 Sketch of "Pastorale", circa, 1952-1953



Box 3 Folder 69 Untitled sketch, 1957



Box 35 Folder 23 Sketch of "Theme for organ var.", 1958

(includes page with title "Organ Suite No. 2")


Box 35 Folder 24 Sketches for "Rondo Fantasie" for accordion, 1962


Box 35 Folder 25 Excerpts from Umbrian Scene and Essay on Death, 1963-1964



Box 3 Folder 70 Sketch for "Three pieces for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet", 1964



Box 35 Folder 26 Sketch of "e[?] theme", 1964



Box 3 Folder 71 Untitled sketch, 1965


Box 3 Folder 72 Sketches for "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" and "Calico Pie", 1965



Box 35 Folder 27 Excerpt from Structures Sonores by Henri Lazarof, 1967



Box 3 Folder 73 Sketches for "Piano Sonata",1970


Box 3 Folder 74 Sketches for "Children's Pieces", 1970



Box 35 Folder 28 Sketches for "Partita II" for violin and piano, 1971



Box 3 Folder 75 Sketch for "Toccata", 1971



Box 35 Folder 29 Sketch for untitled work for piano, circa, 1971

(includes notes regarding Ginastera's first piano concerto)



Box 3 Folder 76 Sketches for "Piano Concerto", 1974


Box 3 Folder 77 Sketch of "Brian's Music (Nocturne)", 1979

(found with sketches for Frederick Douglass, 1985)


Box 3 Folder 78 Sketches using 12-tone row, 1985



Box 35 Folder 30 Sketches for untitled work, 1985-1987

(includes page of notes)


Box 35 Folder 31 Sketch for "Brevard Suite", 1989


Box 35 Folder 32 Sketch for untitled work, 1990


Box 35 Folder 33 Sketch for untitled work for brass instruments, undated



Box 40 Folder 5 Sketch for untitled work for clarinet septet with additional clarinet soloist,, undated



Box 35 Folder 34 Sketches for "Venetian Games," "Concerto for Orchestra", and "Symphony",, undated


Box 35 Folder 35 Pages from unidentified holograph, undated

(contain additional markings)


Box 35 Folder 36 Miscellaneous sketches, undated


Miscellaneous Notes, circa, 1951-1977



Box 4 Folder 51 Assorted texts, circa, 1945-1972

(includes texts for:Song of Jeremiah(1945-1947),A Wreath for Waits(1954),Phoebus, Arise(1958-1959),Flowers in the Valley(1961),Choral Triptych(1962),Triptych on Texts of Blake(1962),Inscriptions from Whitman(1963),Two Dunbar Lyrics(1965),Four Hymn-Anthems(1965),Stephen Crane Set(1967), andPentagraph(1970-1972); some contain markings)



Box 3 Folder 79 Notes regarding "Scherzo", 1951



Box 4 Folder 52 Lists of composed works and projected works, 1964-1966


Box 4 Folder 53 Notes regarding "Symphony No. 2", 1967



Box 3 Folder 80 List of duos for flutes, circa, 1976



Box 4 Folder 54 Notes regarding Rochberg's violin concerto, 1977



Box 3 Folder 81 Texts by Francis Thompson, undated

(page titled "Fantasies")


Box 3 Folder 82 Outline of "Suite for 4 Trombones", undated



Box 4 Folder 55 Miscellaneous notes, circa, 1965-1972

Series III: Performance Programs, 1938-1994

This series contains concert and recital programs kept by Kay. This series is further divided into two subseries: the first includes programs that feature works by Kay and the second contains programs for performances in which no work by Kay was performed. Both subseries are arranged chronologically by year of performance.


Subseries III.1: Programs featuring Kay, 1938-1994


Box 4 Folder 56 Programs, 1938


Box 4 Folder 57 Programs, 1942


Box 4 Folder 58 Programs, 1943


Box 4 Folder 59 Programs, 1946


Box 4 Folder 60 Programs, 1947


Box 4 Folder 61 Programs, 1949


Box 4 Folder 62 Programs, 1950


Box 4 Folder 63 Programs, 1951


Box 4 Folder 64 Programs, 1952


Box 4 Folder 65 Programs, 1953


Box 4 Folder 66 Programs, 1954


Box 4 Folder 66a Programs, 1955


Box 4 Folder 67 Programs, 1956

(Includes program from University of Michigan with a signed note from Langston Hughes.)


Box 4 Folder 68 Programs, 1957


Box 4 Folder 68a Programs, 1958


Box 4 Folder 69 Programs, 1959


Box 4 Folder 69a Programs, 1960


Box 4 Folder 69b Programs, 1961


Box 4 Folder 69c Programs, 1962


Box 4 Folder 69d Programs, 1963


Box 4 Folder 69e Programs, 1964


Box 4 Folder 70 Programs, 1966


Box 4 Folder 71 Programs, 1967


Box 4 Folder 72 Programs, 1968


Box 4 Folder 73 Programs, 1969


Box 4 Folder 74 Programs, 1970



Box 79 Folder 1a-1b Programs, 1971, (2 Folders)


Box 79 Folder 1c Programs, 1972

(Stokowski Tribute programs accompanied by correspondence and photographs)


Box 79 Folder 1d Programs, 1973

(includes program signed by Valentine Stein)


Box 79 Folder 2a-2b Programs, 1974, (2 Folders)

(The first folder includes correspondence with Denis M. de Coteau)


Box 79 Folder 3 Programs, 1975

(includes correspondence with Clarissa W. Cumbo)


Box 79 Folder 4 to 5 Programs, 1976, (2 Folders)


Box 79 Folder 6 Programs, 1977


Box 79 Folder 7 Programs, 1978


Box 79 Folder 8 Programs, 1979

(Black Arts Festival program contains correspondence)


Box 79 Folder 9 Programs, 1980


Box 79 Folder 10 Programs, 1981


Box 79 Folder 11 Programs, 1982


Box 79 Folder 12 Programs, 1983


Box 79 Folder 13 to 14 Programs, 1984, (2 Folders)

(Holland Community Chorale program in Folder 14 contains correspondence and other related documents)


Box 79 Folder 15 Programs, 1985


Box 79 Folder 16 Programs, 1986

(Program for recital by Herman D. Taylor signed by the artist)



Box 80 Folder 1 Programs, 1987


Box 80 Folder 2 Programs, 1988


Box 80 Folder 3 Programs, 1989


Box 80 Folder 4 Programs, 1990


Box 80 Folder 5 Programs, 1991


Box 80 Folder 6 Programs, 1992


Box 80 Folder 7 Programs, 1994-1996


Box 80 Folder 8 Programs, undated


Subseries III.2: Programs Featuring Others, 1946-1989

These are programs that do not feature any works by Kay.


Box 80 Folder 9 Programs, 1946


Box 80 Folder 10 Programs, 1947


Box 80 Folder 11 Programs, 1950


Box 80 Folder 12 Programs, 1952


Box 80 Folder 13 Programs, 1953


Box 80 Folder 14 Programs, 1966-1969


Box 80 Folder 15 Programs, 1971


Box 80 Folder 16 Programs, 1973


Box 80 Folder 17 Programs, 1974


Box 80 Folder 18 Programs, 1975


Box 80 Folder 19 Programs, 1977

(Lincoln Center program contains article that mentions Kay)


Box 80 Folder 20 Programs, 1978-1979


Box 80 Folder 21 Programs, 1981-1982

(Includes a tribute for Carl Haverlin written by Ulysses Kay.)


Box 80 Folder 22 Programs, 1983


Box 80 Folder 23 Programs, 1985


Box 80 Folder 24 Programs, 1988


Box 80 Folder 25 Programs, 1989


Box 80 Folder 26 Programs, 1991-1994

Series IV: Biographical Materials, 1940s-1995

This series contains materials that include biographical information on Kay. These materials document Kay's awards, catalogs of works, citations, commissions, honors, and professional activities. The series also includes biographical articles on Kay, condolence letters, curriculum vitae and résumés, obituaries, publishers' brochures, naval service records, school transcripts, and vital records.



Box 82 Folder 5 Awards and Commissions, 1982, 1992

(Includes a handwritten list from 1982)


Box 82 Folder 6 Biographical Clippings and Articles, 1957-1972


Brochures

(These are publishers' brochures which include biographical statements and information on Kay's published works. Most of these were printed by BMI.)


Box 82 Folder 7 Brochures, 1956-1987


Box 82 Folder 8 Brochures and Related Biographical Statements and Drafts, 1940s-1970s



Box 103 Citation and Award Certificates, 1976-1980s



Box 83 Folder 1 to 4 Condolence Letters on Kay's Death, 1995 (4 Folders), 1995


Curriculum Vitae and Résumés


Box 83 Folder 5 Summary of Training and Experience, 1940s


Box 83 Folder 6 Biography and Curriculum Vita, 1980s


Box 83 Folder 7 Curriculum Vitae, circa, 1957-1986

(Includes biographical statements, lists of works, résumés, etc.)


Box 83 Folder 8 Vita and Data Summary, 1968-1988



Box 84 Folder 1 Activities, circa, 1968-1974

(Includes formal report for Leham College, lists of performances for "Markings,", and photographs)


Box 84 Folder 2 Honorary Degrees, 1969, 1977-1978, 1969, 1977-1978


Box 84 Folder 3 Honors, 1969-1993


Box 84 Folder 4 Job Offers, 1969-1989


Box 84 Folder 5 Naval Service Records, 1942-1946


Box 84 Folder 6 Navy Band Reunion Flyer, 1961

(This is an invitation for the band to come to the Kays' home)


Box 84 Folder 7 Obituaries, 1995


Box 84 Folder 8 Reference Material, 1966 circa 1989-1990, 1966, 1989-1990

(This includes some material on Kay, as well as additional material on BMI, etc.)


Box 84 Folder 9 For Scrapbook, 1949-1954

(Primarily clippings on Kay and relatives)


Box 84 Folder 10 Transcripts, 1960s

(Includes Kay's transcripts and 1965 correspondence on his teaching activities)



Box 103 University of Rochester Diploma, 1940



Box 84 Folder 11 Vital Records (Ulysses and Barbara Kay)


Box 84 Folder 12 to 13 Miscellaneous, 1934, 1957-1992 (2 Folders), 1934, 1957-1992

(Includes biographical information and information on Kay's activities and catalog of works)

Series V: Correspondence, 1941-1995

This series consists of both professional and personal correspondence.


Subseries V.1: General Correspondence, 1953-1995

This subseries consists of several files of miscellaneous correspondence that have been kept in Kay's original file groupings.


Box 84 Folder 14 to 16 1953-1993 (3 Folders), 1953-1993



Box 85 Folder 1 to 5 1964-1968, 1987-1995, Undated (5 Folders), 1964-1968, 1987-1995, Undated


Subseries V.2 Family Correspondence, circa 1944-1994

This subseries includes correspondence from Kay's mother, siblings, wife, and daughters. There is one file of Kay's outgoing correspondence filed at the end of the subseries.


Box 85 Folder 6 General Family Correspondence, 1961-1970, 1990, 1961-1970, 1990

(Primarily from Kay's wife and daughters)


Box 85 Folder 7 Pictures, circa, 1944-1973

(Includes photographs)


Box 85 Folder 8 Jackson, Camille, 1964-1965, 1993, 1964-1965, 1993


Box 85 Folder 9 Kay, Barbara, 1961 July

(Two pieces of correspondence written by Barbara from prison in Mississippi, where she had participated in the Mississippi Freedom Rides. One of these includes a covering letter from a family friend)



Box 86 Folder 1 Kay, Elizabeth, 1959-1970

(Includes two condolence letters in relation to her death in 1970.


Box 86 Folder 2 Kay, Hillary, 1978


Box 86 Folder 3 Kay, Melinda, 1975-1979, 1992, 1975-1979, 1992


Box 86 Folder 4 Kay, Virginia ("Jenny"), 1963, 1978-1979, 1994, 1963, 1978-1979, 1994


Box 86 Folder 5 Skinner, Lillian, 1965


Watkins, Bill


Box 86 Folder 6 General, 1970-1971


Box 86 Folder 7 On Elizabeth Kay Trust, 1979-1991


Box 86 Folder 8 Kay, Ulysses--Outgoing Correspondence, 1965 January

(One letter to Camille Jackson and one to Bill Watkins)


Subseries V.3: Personal Correspondence, 1953-1980, 1991-1994

This subseries consists of general personal correspondence, as well as correspondence from poet Theodore (Ted) Melnechuk and composer George Rochberg.


Box 86 Folder 9 to 11 General Personal Correspondence, 1958-1961, 1991-1992, undated (3 Folders), 1958-1961, 1991-1992, undated


Box 86 Folder 12 Christmas Cards, 1972


Melnechuk, Theodore


Box 86 Folder 13 General, 1994



Box 103 Poem "To Ulysses Kay" with Photograph by Leo Smit taken near the American Academy in Rome,, 1980 January

(Originally framed and signed for presentation to Kay)



Box 86 Folder 14 Poetry, 1959, 1964-1965, 1959, 1964-1965


Box 86 Folder 15 Rochberg, George, 1953-1966


Subseries V.4: Professional Correspondence, 1941-1994

The majority of Kay's professional correspondence was kept in the subject files which are filed in Series VI. This subseries consists of more general professional correspondence.


General Professional Correspondence


Box 86 Folder 16 to 17 A-Z, 1941-1964, 1977, 1941-1964, 1977

(Originally an alphabetized accordion file. The file includes biographical and resume data that was sent out professionally.)



Box 87 Folder 1 to 13 General Correspondence, 1948-1994, undated (13 Folders), 1948-1994, undated


Box 87 Folder 14 Autograph Requests, 1971-1981


Box 87 Folder 15 Choral People, 1961-1980


Conductors



Box 88 Folder 1 Band, 1971-1979


Box 88 Folder 2 Current, 1970-1984


Box 88 Folder 3 Old, 1954-1971


Box 88 Folder 4 Promotion, 1966-1982


Box 88 Folder 5 Conductors and Managers, 1971-1974


Box 88 Folder 6 Critics' Questions, 1969-1979


Box 88 Folder 7 Doctoral Candidates and Others, 1967-1978, 1988, 1967-1978, 1988


Box 88 Folder 8 Drichta, Clarenace, 1986-1988


Box 88 Folder 9 to 10 Edwin Fleischer Music Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1941-1976 (2 Folders), 1941-1976


Box 88 Folder 11 Performers--Other, 1970-1983


Box 88 Folder 12 Printer in Italy, Correspondence from, 1952


Box 88 Folder 13 Producers, 1947-1948, 1963-1968, 1947-1948, 1963-1968


Box 88 Folder 14 to 15 Recommendations, 1969-1989 (2 Folders), 1969-1989


Box 88 Folder 16 University Correspondence, 1971-1989

(Correspondence with persons at other universities)


Box 88 Folder 17 Kay, Ulysses--Outgoing Correspondence, 1974-1991, undated, 1974-1991, undated

Series VI: Professional Subject Files, 1941-1997

This series contains subject files that document Kay's professional activities. Kay's filing system was not exact; materials related to a particular subject (such as a particular work) may be found not only in the file for the specific subject but also in the files for related persons and general subjects. The files include correspondence, announcements, brochures, clippings, contracts, notes, photographs, publicity materials, reviews, and royalty statements.



Box 89 Folder 1 Address Books (2), undated


Box 89 Folder 2 to 3 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1979-1993 (2 Folders), 1979-1993

(Includes photograph)



Mapcase 15-B-4 American Composers Concert (Russia) Poster, 1958 October 15

(With Roy Harris and Gennady Rozdesventsky (Gennadii Rozdesventskii) conducting, featuring works by Kay and others. In Russian.)



Box 89 Folder 4 American Academy in Rome, 1968-1980, 1933, 1968-1980, 1933


Box 89 Folder 5 American Music Center, 1977-1978

(Includes Kay's curriculum vita)


Box 89 Folder 6 Analysis, 1970-1971, undated, 1970-1971, undated

(Analysis of several pieces of music, some annotated)


Box 89 Folder 7 Analysis, 1979-1983

(Primarily related to the City University of New York)


Box 89 Folder 8 Articles on Music, 1962-1979, undated, 1962-1979, undated


Box 89 Folder 9 Arizona, 1960-1980

(Primarily related to the University of Arizona)


Box 89 Folder 10 Bellagio, 1982-1983

(Related to a residency, primarily to work on Frederick Douglass)


Box 89 Folder 11 The Black Composer Speaks , 1974-1975

(Includes interview transcript)


Box 89 Folder 12 Black Composers, 1974-1976, undated, 1974-1976, undated


Box 89 Folder 13 Black Perspectives in Music , 1974-1982

(Includes lists of performances of Kay's works, etc.)


Box 89 Folder 14 Bleeker Street Memory, undated

(Photocopies of two holographs. There is no clear relationship between this piece, whose composer is unidentified, and the Bleeker Street Suite.)


Box 89 Folder 15 Books and Articles, 1950-1955, undated, 1950-1955, undated

(Primarily by either Kay or George Rochberg)


Box 89 Folder 16 Boulé (Zeta Boulé Dinner), 1985-1986


Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)


Box 89 Folder 17 General, 1987-1994



Box 90 Folder 1 Autographs, 1975-1979

(Includes lists of works and catalog for brochure)


Box 90 Folder 2 Clearance Forms, 1979-1984


Box 90 Folder 3 to 4 Contracts, 1941-1986 (2 Folders), 1941-1986

(Includes list of titles, 1979)


Box 90 Folder 5 Report, 1976-1983, 1993, 1976-1983, 1993


Box 90 Folder 6 Student Composers Awards, 1987


Box 90 Folder 7 Broadcast Programs, 1972-1973

(Includes photographs)


Box 90 Folder 8 Business Cards, undated


Box 90 Folder 9 to 10 Capitoline Venus, 1971-1973 (2 Folders), 1971-1973

(Includes photographs)


Carl Fischer, Inc.


Box 90 Folder 11 to 12 General, 1974-1990 (2 Folders), 1974-1990


Box 90 Folder 13 Carl Fischer/Cohn and Music Composers of America (MCA)-Belwin,, 1969-1980


Box 90 Folder 14 to 15 Cohn, Arthur, 1976-1992 (2 Folders), 1976-1992



Box 91 Folder 1 Contracts, 1974-1984


Box 91 Folder 2 Mailings, Receipt of Manuscripts, 1975-1984


Box 91 Folder 3 Manuscript Receipts, Publications, Statements, 1974-1976, 1985, 1974-1976, 1985


Box 91 Folder 4 Catalogue, circa, 1979

(Includes several typed lists)


Box 91 Folder 5 C.F. Peters Corporation, 1976-1979


Box 91 Folder 6 to 8 Commissions, 1953-1973 (3 Folders), 1953-1973


Box 91 Folder 9 Composition (Teaching Materials), undated


Box 91 Folder 10 Contemporary Music, 1966-1968


Box 91 Folder 11 to 15 Contracts, 1949-1974, 1980-1988 (5 Folders), 1949-1974, 1980-1988



Box 92 Folder 1 Contracts and Royalty Statements, 1985-1996


Box 92 Folder 2 Copyist, 1966-1980


Box 92 Folder 3 Copyright, 1951-1979


Box 92 Folder 4 Cue Sheets, 1958-1964

(Includes list of Kay's music that was used in television and film)


de Paur, Leonard


Box 92 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1972


Box 92 Folder 6 Project, 1974-1975

(J.C. Penney Bicentennial)


Box 92 Folder 7 Dickinson College, 1978

(Regarding honorary degree and residency)


Box 92 Folder 8 to 10 Dorr, Donald, 1978-1991 (3 Folders), 1978-1991

(The first file is primarily related toFrederick Douglass)


Box 92 Folder 11 Duke University, 1988


Box 92 Folder 12 Eastman School of Music--Correspondence, 1991-1992


Box 92 Folder 13 to 15 Engagements, 1967-1991 (3 Folders), 1967-1991


Box 92 Folder 16 Epigrams and Hymn--Correspondence and Documents,, 1974-1975


Exhibits

(of Kay's materials)


Box 92 Folder 17 1979


Box 92 Folder 18 1987



Box 93 Folder 1 FDR: From Third Term to Pearl Harbor--Commission and Contract, 1958


Box 93 Folder 2 Fellowship--Front Sheets, 1973-1986


Box 93 Folder 3 First Nocturne--Correspondence, 1973


Box 93 Folder 4 Foundations, 1968-1970


Frederick Douglass


Box 93 Folder 5 to 6 General, 1976-1991 (2 Folders), 1976-1991


Box 93 Folder 7 Clippings, etc., 1985-1991

(Includes a list of Kay's professional activities for 1978-1987)


Box 93 Folder 8 Contract, 1991


Box 93 Folder 9 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant, 1978-1982


Box 93 Folder 10 Going Home--Correspondence, undated


Box 93 Folder 11 Great Lakes Experience (Reunion), 1975-1976


Box 93 Folder 12 Guarantees, circa, 1960-1965


Box 93 Folder 13 Guitar, 1989


Box 93 Folder 14 Harp & Guitar, undated


Box 93 Folder 15 Holland, Michigan Chorale Society, 1981-1984


Box 93 Folder 16 Hotels, 1968-1983


Box 93 Folder 17 Jazz, 1990


Jubilee


Box 93 Folder 18 General, 1970-1989


Box 93 Folder 19 Clippings - Jubilee, 1976


Box 93 Folder 20 to 21 Correspondence, 1975, 1986 (2 Folders), 1975, 1986



Box 103 Delta Airlines Advertisement, 1976



Box 93 Folder 22 Reviews, 1976-1977


Box 93 Folder 23 Jubilee I--Opera/South, 1974-1976


Box 93 Folder 24 Jubilee II--Corrections, 1976-1977



Box 94 Folder 1 Juilliard School, 1974-1977


Box 94 Folder 2 Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, 1988-1989

(Composer's Award)


Box 94 Folder 3 Lecture, 1959-1967


Box 94 Folder 4 Lecture Outline, 1987 May 4


Lehman College


Box 94 Folder 5 General, 1968-1980, undated, 1968-1980, undated


Box 94 Folder 6 Administration, 1969-1975, 1984, 1969-1975, 1984


Box 94 Folder 7 Administration, Grant and Letters, 1975-1979


Box 94 Folder 8 Appointments, 1968-1972


Box 94 Folder 9 Faculty File on Kay, 1968-1987

(Includes clippings, press releases, and also materials related toJubilee)


Box 94 Folder 10 Memorial Invitation, 1995


Box 94 Folder 11 Syllabi MST 315 and 316 (Orchestration I and II), undated


Tribute Concert


Box 94 Folder 12 Clippings, 1989


Box 94 Folder 13 Congratulatory Letters, 1989


Box 94 Folder 14 Vita, 1972-1982


Box 94 Folder 15 Library of Congress, 1961-1975

(Includes information on deposits, gifts, and commissions)


Libretti


Box 94 Folder 16 to 17 Libretto, 1954-1968 (2 Folders), 1954-1968

(The first Folder includes an inscribed copy of Langston Hughes' libretto for "Soul Gone Home" (1954) )


Box 94 Folder 18 Don Juan Tenorio and Soriee Musical, circa, 1975


Box 94 Folder 19 Isadora (Outline) by Bernard Reines, undated


Box 94 M.L. Originals, circa, 1963

(Contains a libretto forThe Gamethat includes annotations and corrections)



Box 103 Lucky Strike Advertisement Featuring Kay, circa, 1960



Box 94 Folder 20 Mailings, 1967-1968


Box 94 Folder 21 Meet the Composer, 1980-1983



Box 95 Folder 1 Mu Phi Epsilon, 1976-1978, 1990, 1976-1978, 1990



Box 103 Music Composed for Kay on the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday, 1967



Box 95 Folder 2 Music Corporation of America (MCA)-Belwin, 1963-1982

(See Also: Box 90, Folder 13 Carl Fischer/Cohn and MCA-Belwin, 1969-1980)


Box 95 Folder 3 Music Exercises from University, 1942, 1951, 1942, 1951


Box 95 Folder 4 National Black Colloquium and Competition, 1978-1980


Box 95 Folder 5 National Symphony Orchestra--Commission, 1974-1976


Box 95 Folder 6 Negro History Week Citation, 1967 February


Box 95 Folder 7 New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission--Citation, 1965


New York Philharmonic


Box 95 Folder 8 General, 1980


Box 95 Folder 9 Correspondence and Contracts, 1989-1994


Box 95 Folder 10 to 12 Notes--Miscellaneous Notes, 1975-1989, undated (3 Folders), 1975-1989, undated

(The last folder includes notes onFrederick Douglass)


Box 95 Folder 13 Obituaries, circa, 1969-1991


Opera


Box 95 Folder 14 to 16 General, 1960-1980 (3 Folders), 1960-1980

(These files includes information onThe Boor,The Juggler of Our Lady,Jubilee, and notations on other operas)



Box 96 Folder 1 Agreements with Librettists, 1959-1966


Box 96 Folder 2 Business, 1974-1983

(Primarily related toJubilee)


Box 96 Folder 3 Commissions--Frederick Douglass and Jubilee, 1975-1989

(Includes additional material)


Box 96 Folder 4 National Educational Television Correspondence, 1970-1971


Box 96 Folder 5 Opera/South, 1974


Permissions


Box 96 Folder 6 General, 1947-1972

(Includes permissions both sought by and sought from Kay)


Box 96 Folder 7 The Monkey's Glue, 1977


Box 96 Folder 8 Phi Beta Kappa, 1976-1977


Box 96 Folder 9 Phoebus, Arise (Town Hall)--Reviews, 1959


Box 96 Folder 10 Poems Copied By Kay, undated


Box 96 Folder 11 Press, 1969-1973


Box 96 Folder 12 Press List, 1959-1968


Box 96 Folder 13 Pro Arte Chorale, 1976


Program Notes

(These are Kay's notes written for his own works and programs)


Box 96 Folder 14 A-P, 1957-1987, undated, 1957-1987, undated


Box 96 Folder 15 Q-Z, 1954-1985, undated, 1954-1985, undated



Box 97 Folder 1 to 2 Program Notes and Clippings, circa 1965-1988 (2 Folders), 1965-1988

(Generally related to others)


Box 97 Folder 3 to 4 Programs--Correspondence on, 1962-1991 (2 Folders), 1962-1991


Box 97 Folder 5 Pulitzer Prize Music Jury, 1973-1979


Box 97 Folder 6 Reading, 1980, undated, 1980, undated


Box 97 Folder 7 Requests, 1975-1987


Box 97 Folder 8 Rockefeller Foundation, 1979


Box 97 Folder 9 Royalties, 1981-1983, 1990-1992, 1981-1983, 1990-1992


Box 97 Folder 10 to 12 Royalty Statements, 1980-1997 (3 Folders), 1980-1997


Box 97 Folder 13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center--Ormandy, Eugene (Philadelphia Orchestra),, 1978-1980

(Includes correspondence and other materials related to the commission forChariots)



Box 98 Folder 1 Sigma Alpha Iota, 1970-1992


Box 98 Folder 2 Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1963-1979


Box 98 Folder 3 Simple in New York--Correspondence and Script, 1968

(Script is by Langston Hughes)


Box 98 Folder 4 to 5 Solicitations, 1973-1983 (2 Folders), 1973-1983


Box 98 Folder 6 Song Literature, 1968


Box 98 Folder 7 Southeast Regional Metropolitan Orchestra Managers (SERMOM), 1974-1978


Box 98 Folder 8 St. Joseph Symphony, 1987-1988


Box 98 Folder 9 Stephen Crane Set Corrections, 1966, undated, 1966, undated


Box 98 Folder 10 Student Work and Miscellaneous Notes, 1949-1981


Box 98 Folder 11 Sun Like Gold , 1970-1971


Box 98 Folder 12 to 13 Teaching, 1967-1968 circa 1980s (2 Folders), 1967-1968, 1980s

(The first file includes information about Kay's appointment at Lehman College)


Box 98 Folder 14 to 16 Texts, 1950s-1977 (3 Folders), 1950s-1977

(These are secondary texts, probably sources for Kay's works or texts that he was interested in for work purposes)



Box 99 Folder 1 Timings and Text Sources, 1973, undated, 1973, undated

(For Kay's works)


Box 99 Folder 2 Tributes and Models, circa, 1975-1990

(For others)


Box 99 Folder 3 Trips to Italy and Yugoslavia, 1960



Box 103 Ulysses Kay Week (Boston), 1988 March

(Posters, clippings, and memorabilia related to the week honoring Kay)



Box 99 Folder 4 University of Arizona Alumni Achievement Award (Commencement Program),, 1980


Box 99 Folder 5 University of Missouri - Honorary Doctorate, 1981


Box 99 Folder 6 Urban League for Bergen County (Paul Robeson Award), 1983


Box 99 Folder 7 Western Paradise , 1975


Box 99 Folder 8 Who's Who in America , 1990-1994


Box 99 Folder 9 Writers, 1971-1973


Box 99 Folder 10 Xavier University / The Juggler of Our Lady, 1962


Yaddo


Box 99 Folder 11 to 12 General, circa 1968-1983 (2 Folders), 1968-1983


Box 99 Folder 13 Annual Meeting, 1991


Box 99 Folder 14 Composers Applying, circa, 1973-1980


Box 99 Folder 15 Report, 1970s


Box 99 Folder 16 Miscellaneous Journal Pages, undated


Box 99 Folder 17 Miscellaneous Professional Materials, 1953-1983, undated, 1953-1983, undated

Series VII: Season Files and Other Clippings, 1941-1998

This series contains clippings files related to Kay's professional activities and performances of his works.


Subseries VII.1: Season Files, 1941-1989

This subseries contains files that document Kay's activities during individual performance seasons. The files include not only clippings, but also correspondence, information on programs, performance notifications, and reviews.


Box 99 Folder 18 1941-1944


Box 99 Folder 19 1947


Box 99 Folder 20 to 22 1949-1952 (4 Folders), 1949-1952



Box 100 Folder 1 to 2 1953-1954 (2 Folders), 1953-1954


Box 100 Folder 3 to 4 1956-1957 (2 Folders), 1956-1957


Box 100 Folder 5 1963-1964


Box 100 Folder 6 to 15 1966-1976 (10 Folders), 1966-1976



Box 101 Folder 1 to 5 1976-1981 (5 Folders), 1976-1981


Box 101 Folder 6 to 8 1983-1986 (3 Folders), 1983-1986


Box 101 Folder 9 1988-1989


Subseries VII.2: Other Clippings, 1949-1998

These are more general clippings files that document Kay's professional activities. They are arranged chronologically, and Kay's grouping of materials into individual folders has been left intact.


General Clippings


Box 101 Folder 10 to 12 1949-1984, 1989 (3 Folders), 1949-1984, 1989



Box 102 Folder 1 to 6 1959-1998 (6 Folders), 1959-1998


Box 102 Folder 7 Articles on Kay, 1969-1988


Box 102 Folder 8 Black Perspectives in Music, 1985-1990


Box 102 Folder 9 Special Programs and Notes, 1954-1982

Series VIII: Photographs, circa 1920s-1993, undated

This series contains personal and professional photographs related to Ulysses Kay. The photographs are arranged chronologically.


Subseries VIII.1: Professional Photographs Involving Kay, 1940-1991, undated

This subseries contains professional photographs of Ulysses Kay. The photographs include portrait photographs, group photographs, and event photographs. The files are arranged chronologically, with unidentified and undated photographs being filed at the end of the subseries.



Box 80 Folder 27 Kay, 1940


Box 80 Folder 28 Navy Band, 1940s

(Negatives)


Box 80 Folder 29 BMI, 1953 March


Box 80 Folder 30 SCRA Judging Luncheon, 1954 May 11


Box 80 Folder 31 Kay at Stuyvesant Town (277 Ave. C), 1954


Box 80 Folder 32 Kay with George Szell, Director of the Cleveland Orchestra, probably, 1954

(Kay's work was also performed by the Cleveland Orchestra in 1967; see Series III.1 Programs, 1954 and 1967)


Box 80 Folder 33 Kay with Anahid Ajemian, Violinist, probably, 1955

(See Series III.1 Programs)


Box 80 Folder 34 Kay at BMI, 1957 December


Box 80 Folder 35 20th Century (Roosevelt Films), 1958 March


Box 80 Folder 36 Kay with Gennady Rozdesventsky, Conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and Roger Sessions, Moscow,, 1958 October


Box 80 Folder 37 Kay and other Composers in the Russian Cultural Exchange at Taping of NBC Program, circa, 1959 November 23

(Includes Slonimsky, Shostakovich, Amirov, Yerustovksy, Hanson, Shulman, Dankevich, Kay, Kabalevsky, Khrennikov, and Harris.)


Box 80 Folder 38 Virginia Kay and Soviet Composers at Airport, 1959 November

(Ulysses Kay is not in this photograph)


Box 80 Folder 39 U.S. Embassy in Rome, 1959


Box 80 Folder 40 United Nations Recording Session, 1962


Box 80 Folder 41 to 42 Xavier University and the Premiere of the Juggler of Our Lady, 1962 (2 Folders), 1962


Box 80 Folder 43 Lincoln College Commencement (Honorary Doctorate), 1963


Box 80 Folder 44 Kay at Yaddo, 1963

(Photographs and Negatives)


Box 80 Folder 45 Princeton Club, 1967 July 27


Box 80 Folder 46 Chicago Musical College Centennial Concert & Banquet, 1968 February 4


Box 80 Folder 47 Lake George Opera Festival, 1968 August


Box 80 Folder 48 Illinois Wesleyan University (Honorary Doctorate), 1969 March


Box 80 Folder 49 University of Arizona Commencement (Honorary Doctorate), 1969


Box 80 Folder 50 Kay at Piano, 1969 August (Ektachrome Color Slides), 1969 August


Box 80 Folder 51 Kay at Piano, 1969 August (Black & White Photographs), 1969 August


Box 80 Folder 52 US Civil War Centennial Commission--UK Receiving Centennial Medallion,, 1960s


Box 80 Folder 53 Kay and CBS Producer Oliver Daniel, circa, 1960s


Box 80 Folder 54 Kay, 1960s


Box 80 Folder 55 University of Rochester, 1972


Box 80 Folder 56 Barbara & Ulysses Kay, 1975 May


Box 80 Folder 57 10 Year Club Lunch, 1975


Box 80 Folder 58 New York Philharmonic Reception, 1977


Box 80 Folder 59 BMI Student Composer Awards, 1978 May 11


Box 80 Folder 60 Dickinson College, 1978 May


Box 80 Folder 61 Kay with Dana Forley in Class, 1979 December


Box 80 Folder 61a Unidentified Photographs taken by Mary Gail Walker, circa, 1979


Box 80 Folder 62 Kay at Home in Englewood, New Jersey, circa, 1970s


Box 80 Folder 63 Photographs, circa, 1970s


Box 80 Folder 64 University of Arizona Commencement, 1980


Box 80 Folder 65 Kay, circa, 1980


Box 80 Folder 66 University of Kansas City, Missouri (Honorary Doctorate), 1981 November


Box 80 Folder 67 Reception for Chinese, 1981


Box 80 Folder 68 National Association of Negro Musicians Dinner, 1983 August 18


Box 80 Folder 69 Houston Ballet, 1984


Box 80 Folder 70 BMI Awards, 1985 May 16

(Includes press release. Kay awarded a citation.)


Box 80 Folder 71 [BMI] Student Composers Judging, 1984 April 7


Box 80 Folder 72 Kay, Tom Everett, and Bob Gibson in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1988 March 12


Box 80 Folder 73 Wayne Chamber Orchestra (New Jersey), 1989


Box 80 Folder 74 Lehman College Tribute Concert, 1989


Box 80 Folder 75 Unidentified Event, 1991 May 10


Box 80 Folder 76 Kay with Elsie Bennett (Accordion), undated


Box 80 Folder 77 Kay with Stan Meyers, undated


Box 80 Folder 78 Kay with Dr. Gene-Ann Polk Horne, undated


Box 80 Folder 79 Various Portrait Photographs, undated


Box 80 Folder 80 Unidentified Photographs by H.Y. Reiter (BMI), undated


Box 80 Folder 81 to 82 Unidentified UK Professional Photographs, undated, (2 Folders)


Subseries VIII.2: Other Professional Photographs, circa 1940s-1993, undated

This subseries contains photographs of others that are related to Kay's professional activities. The photographs are primarily portrait photographs of performers.


Box 80 Folder 83 3 Photographs found in "5 Mosaics" (1940), undated (Includes inscribed photographs of Leon Kirkpatrick and a signed photo of "Minnette"), undated


Box 80 Folder 83a Yaddo (Postcards), circa, 1950s


Box 80 Folder 84 United States Marine Band, 1958-1960


Box 80 Folder 85 David Mearns looking at a Kay Manuscript, 1962


Box 80 Folder 86 Oscar Petty, 1993

(Inscribed to Kay)


Box 80 Folder 87 Hale Smith, undated


Box 80 Folder 88 Paul Barbarin, Undated

(This is a picture of Barbarin with King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators, undated. It is not an original photograph, but a published copy that included text on Barbarin.)


Box 80 Folder 89 Unidentified Dance Photo, undated


Subseries VIII.3: Family and Personal Photographs, 1920s-1990, undated

This subseries contains primarily family photographs, although there are also some personal photographs taken in Holland, Russia, and of unidentified acquaintances. Most of the photographs are unidentified


Box 80 Folder 90 Early Family Photographs, 1920s


Box 80 Folder 91 Friends and Others (Unidentified), 1940s & 1950s undated, 1940s, 1950s undated


Box 80 Folder 92 Ulysses Kay and Less Roehy, 1940s


Box 80 Folder 93 Kays at Academy [of Rome], circa, 1949

(Includes related 1995 condolence letter)


Box 80 Folder 94 Ulysses and Barbara Kay, circa, 1950


Box 80 Folder 95 Virginia Kay, 1951 (With related correspondence (1963 1973) and a birth announcement), 1951


Box 80 Folder 96 Elizabeth Davis Kay, circa, 1950s


Box 80 Folder 97 Moscow, circa, 1958

(Photographs and negatives)



Box 81 Folder 1 to 6 Kay Family Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960s (6 Folders), 1950s-1960s


Box 81 Folder 7 Kay Family Photographs, Miscellaneous, 1970s


Box 81 Folder 8 to 10 Kay Family Photographs, Miscellaneous Negatives, 1950s-1970s (3 Folders), 1950s-1970s


Box 81 Folder 11 Ulysses and Barbara Kay, circa, 1990


Box 81 Folder 12 Holland--Acad (Angello), Ballet, and Others, undated (Negatives), undated

Series IX: Audiovisual Materials, 1947-1988, undated

This series contains audio and video primarily related to Kay's professional life. The materials include U-Matic video, film reels, audio reels, audio cassettes, commercially-issued phonograph records, and acetate discs.

Many audio recordings have been digitized by Columbia University Libraries' Digital and Preservation Division, and can be accessed on-site via the links below.


Subseries IX.1: Audio Recordings, 1947-1988, undated

The majority of this subseries consists of recordings of performances of Kay's works, but there are also some interviews, lectures, talks, and music used in television and commercials.



Box 109 A "4 Contemporary Choral Works" King's Chapel Choir of Boston and Cambridge Festival Strings, recorded at Jordan Hall, Boston, Daniel Pinkham, conductor, Cambridge Records 1M/8/64,, 1963, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Choral Triptych." 3 copies, one in mono and two in stereo)



Box 106 "Admiral Byrd," 1960 December 5, 1960, 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Produced by CBS The 20th Century. Music Only.)



Box 110 "Admiral Bird," 1961 March 13, 1961, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record

(Produced by CBS "The Twentieth Century")



Box 106 American Composers Alliance (ACA) / Chamber Music Time (CMT) / Kay, 1960 November 6, 1960, 1 7-inch reel

WNYC Chamber Time Featuring Ulysses Kay .The program featured the American Composers Alliance, with m.c. Don Jennings and Ulysses Kay as the featured composer.



Box 104 American Composers Program Interview, WHIB, Chicago, 1986 January 7, 1986, 1 audiocassette



Box 106 "Aulos," 1971 February 21, 1971, 7-inch reel

(For Solo Flute and Chamber Orchestra (first performance) from Benefit Recital, John Solum, flute, and Walter Robert, piano. Henry Charles Smith, conductor.)



Box 108 Birthday Variations for Ulysses Kay, 1967, 1 5-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Birthday music composed for piano, four hands, from Kay's "Suite for Strings" 2nd movement. Includes six variations composed by Slonimsky, Vincent, Cortes, Stevens, Dahl, and Kohs. Ingolf Dahl and Ramiro Cortes, pianists. See Also: Box 103, which contains the scores)



Box 109 A "The Black Composer in America" Oakland Youth Orchestra, Cynthia Bedford, mezzo-soprano, Robert Hughes, conductor, Desto Records DC 7107 circa 1970, 7107, 1970, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "A Short Overture")


Box 109 A Black Composers Series Volume 3, London Symphony Orchestra, Paul Freeman, conductor, Columbia, M 32783, 1974, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Markings")



Box 111 B'Nai B'Rith Memorial Concert, circa, 1947, 2 acetate phonograph records; both discs have signs of deterioration

(Includes Kay's "A Short Overture")



Box 106 Boston Interview for Premiere of "Presidential Suite,", 1966, 1 7-inch reel



Box 104 "Brief Elegy", undated, 1 audiocassette

(Roy Mueller, oboe)


Box 104 Brevard Music Center (Former Composers) Symphonic Band, 1986 July 28, 1986, 1 audiocassette

(Includes Kay's "Four Silhouettes")



Box 106 "Capitoline Venus,", undated, 2 7-inch reels, 7.5 ips



Box 104 "Celebration in Song", 1984 March13, 1984

(Holland, Michigan)



Box 106 Chapman College Symphony Orchestra #1, 1979 March10, 1979, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Includes "The Quiet One" and "Scherzi Musicali)


Box 106 Chapman College Symphony Orchestra #2, 1979 March10, 1979, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Includes "Concerto for Orchestra" and "Markings." John Koshak, conductor.)


Box 106 "Chariots,", 1979, 1 7-inch reel

(Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga, New York)



Box 114 "Chariots," 1980 April 15, 1980, 2 7-inch reels

(Performed by the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, John Shenaut, conductor.)

The digitized audio is probably from this reel, although the digitized content was given a 1979 date when it was digitized.



Box 104 "Chariots", 1984 October 1, 1984

(New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor)



Box 106 "Choral Triptych,", undated, 1 7-inch reel


Box 106 Comm. Talk, 1967, 1 7-inch reel, 3 3/4 ips

Kay Seminar for South Carolina State College (SCSC), 1967


Box 106 Composer in Our Time: Ulysses Kay (WRVR), undated, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 109 A The Contemporary Composer in the USA, Westphalian Symphony Orchestra, Recklinghausen, Paul Freeman, conductor, Turnabout TV-S 34546, 1974, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Six Dances for Orchestra")


Box 109 A Composers Recordings, Inc., Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, George Barati, conductor, Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI-139, 1958 or later, 1958, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Sinfonia in E")


Box 109 A Composers Recordings, Inc., Camarata and the New Symphony Orchestra of London, Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI-119,, 1950s, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Round Dance and Polka for Strings")


Box 109 A Composers Recordings, Inc., Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Arthur Bennett Lipkin, conductor, Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI SD 209, circa, 1965, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Fantasy Variations")


Box 109 A Contemporary American Composers, Teatro la Fenice Symphony Orchestra, John Perlea, conductor, Remington Records R-199-173,, 1953, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Concerto for Orchestra." 3 copies)



Box 108 Danse Calinda, undated, 1 5-inch reel

(For piano)



Box 110 Death Essay Music, undated, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonographic record



Box 104 "Divertimento" / Brass Quartet, undated, 1 audiocassette



Box 106 "Essay on Death," 1964 November, 1964, 2 7-inch reels



Box 104 "Everett Suite,", undated

(Tom Everett, Brass Trombone)



Box 106 Excerpts for Talk, 1973 November 25, 1973, 1 7-inch reel


Box 106 "Facets," 1971 October 19, 1971, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Peformed by Musica Nova)


Box 106 "Fall of China," 1959 August 31, 1959, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 111 "Fall of China", undated, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonograph record. Record shows signs of deterioration

(Produced by Twentieth Century (Past).)


Family Tapes



Box 106 Family Tape (Christmas), 1968, 1 7-inch reel


Family Xmas 1964-1965, 1964 December 24

This item was digitized from an audio analog reel in the collection, but it is unclear exactly which reel.



Box 108 Kids Speaking, 1964 May, 1964, 1 5-inch reel



Box 104 Fanfares by Kay and Britten, undated, 1 audiocassette

(Includes "Three Fanfares" (Kay) and "Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury" (Britten) )



Box 106 "Fantasy Variations," 1963 November 19, 1963, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Performed by the Portland, Maine Symphony)


Box 106 "Fantasy Variations" and "Umbrian Scene," circa, 1963, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

("Fantasy Variations" performed by the Portland, Maine Symphony and "Umbrian Scene" performed by the New Orleans Philharmonic)


Box 106 "Fantasy Variations," 1974 September, 1974, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Performed by the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra in Berlin, Germany, Denis de Cobeau, conductor)



Box 111 "FDR," 1958 March19, 1958, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record. Record shows signs of deterioration.

([Produced by] Twentieth Century Past. See Also: "Roosevelt Show" on audio reel.)



Box 108 Fisk University Film Music, undated, 1 5-inch reel

(Duplication of original music for "Fisk Film" "A Thing of Beauty")



Box 106 Five Portraits for Violin and Piano," 1974 February22, 1974, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Coolidge Auditorium, Ruggiero Ricci, violin, and Leon Pommers, piano)



Box 104 Five Winds: "Divertimento" Movements 1-4 (all), undated, 1 audiocassette, 13'07" in length



Box 114 "Forever Free," circa, 1965, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Bill, New Jersey Civil War Centennial Commission, State House, Trenton, New Jersey. Washington DC Ceremony, outdoors.)



Box 108 "Forever Free," 1967 March, 1967, 1 5-inch reel

(UCLA Band. Ulysses Kay, conductor.)



Box 110 "Forever Free-A Lincoln Chronicle,", undated, 1 10-inch acetate 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record



Box 106 "Four Inventions," 1970 April 23, 1970, 1 7-inch reel

(Ruth Slenczynska, piano recital at Karachi)


Box 106 "The Game," 1963 January 8, 1963, 1 7-inch reel

(Contains two excerpts: Robbie's Aria, "Change," and Leila's Aria, "Maugeritus")



Box 104 Green #1, 1984 May 26, 1984, 1 audiocassette

(University of Toledo. Includes "A New Song", "Two Dunbar Lyrics," "Forever Free," "Four Silhouettes," "Pieta for English Horn and Strings," "Of New Horizons,")


Box 104 Haddonfield Symphony Orchestra, 1984 May 19, 1984, 1 audiocassette

(Includes Buck's "Festival Overture on the National Air," Grieg's "Concerto in A minro for Piano and Orchestra (Natalie Hinderas, solo piano), Kay's "Presidential Suite," and Hanson's "Symphony No. 1 in E Minor-'Nordic' ")


Box 104 Harvard and McGill Wind Ensembles, 1988 March12, 1988, 1 audiocassette

(Includes "Heralds I," and "Forever Free")



Box 114 Houston Symphony Orchestra, 1974 September, 1974, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Includes Kay's "Three Pieces After Blake." Paul Freeman, conductor.)



Box 106 "Interview - Black Music, Florida, undated, 2 7-inch reels, 7.5 ips

"Sketch of Black Music" with Ulysses Kay, Florida Technological University University of Orlando.


Box 106 "Jubilee," circa, 1976, 5 7-inch reels



Box 104 "Jubilee" (Dorr) and Sermon (White), undated, 1 audiocassette


Box 104 "Jubilee" (Choral Chant) (Dorr) and "Essay 3" (Barber), undated, 1 audiocassette



Box 106 Untitled, undated, 1 7-inch reel

(The reel is not labeled, but there are notecards in the box on what appears to be "Jubilee")


Box 106 "The Juggler of Our Lady," 1962 February 23, 1962, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(World Premiere at Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana. Richard Harrison, conductor. Mervin Wallace, tenor. Xavier University Opera Workshop.)



Box 104 "Juggler of Our Lady,", undated


Box 104 Kay, undated, 1 audiocassette

( Includes "Of New Horizons," "Sinfonia in E," "A Short Overture," "Markings," "Serenade for Orchestra", and "Umbrian Scene")



Box 105 Kay, 1983, 2 audiocassettes



Box 106 Kay Concert Part I and II, undated, 2 7-inch reels, 7.5 ips

(Includes "Brief Elegy" for oboe and piano, "Triptych on the Texts of Blake" for Soprano, Vln, Vc, and Pfe, "Suite for Flute and Oboe," and "Choral Triptych" )


Box 106 Lehman Talk, 1973 November 22, 1973, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 109 A Lament for April 15 and Other Modern Madrigals, The Randolph Singers, Composers Recording Inc. CRI-102, 1956 or later, 1956, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "How Stands the Glass Around?" and "What's in a Name?")



Box 106 "The Land" (NBC News), 1962 February19, 1962, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Music only)



Box 110 "The Land," 1962 February19, 1962, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph disc

(Produced by NBC. Music only.)



Box 108 Lincoln, Illinois Centennial, 1953 September 1, 1953, 2 5-inch reels

(Includes "A Lincoln Letter")



Box 109 B Louisville Orchestra First Edition Records, Robert Whitney, conductor, First Edition Records LOU-545-8, circa, 1948-1960, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonographic record

(Includes Kay's "Serenade for Orchestra")


Box 109 B Louisville Orchestra First Edition Records, Robert Whitney, conductor, First Edition Records LOU-651, After, 1964, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonographic record

(Includes Kay's "Umbrian Scene")



Box 107 "Markings," 1967 April 16, 1967, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(WQXR broadcast of the Cleveland Orchestra)


Box 107 "Markings," 1978 September 29, 1978, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta, conductor)


Box 107 "Markings" (Kay) and "Study No. 3" (Syderman?), 1979, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Kay's piece is performed by the New York Philharmonic,1979 Broadcast)



Box 111 "Markings,", undated, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record. Record has some signs of deterioration.



Box 107 MU 10644, undated, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Includes "A Short Overture" for orchestra and "Triptych on Texts of Blake" for soprano, violin, cello, and piano)


Box 107 National Public Radio (NPR) Interview with Ulysses Kay, 1988, 1 7-inch reel


Box 107 North Texas State University School of Music, 1971 July 1, 1971, 1 10.5-inch reel

(Includes and "Parables" and possibly "Facets")



Box 110 "Nosotros" for United Nations film for Latin America. Music by Ulysses Kay, 1962 August, 1962, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record


Of New Horizons, 1979 November 24

This item was digitized from an audio analog reel in the collection, but it is unclear exactly which reel.



Box 107 "Of New Horizons,", undated, 1 7-inch reel



Box 114 "Of New Horizons,", undated, 1 7-inch reel

Chicago Symphony



Box 107 "Of New Horizons", undated, 1 7-inch reel

(Cleveland Orchestra. Irvin Hoffman.)



Box 111 "[Of] New Horizons" Columbus Philharmonic, Izler Solomon, conductor, 1947 March 4, 1947, 1 acetate phonograph record. Record shows signs of deterioration.

(The label on the sleeve states "Quintet for Flute and "Strings" but the label on the record indicates this is "New Horizons")



Box 107 "Once There was a Man,", undated, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 109 B Opus One Number 35, Ruth Norman, piano, Recorded at Catholic University, 1977 April 26, 1977, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Invention III")

(4 copies)



Box 107 Penn State, 1980 May 2, 1980, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips


Box 107 Penn State, 1980 May 3, 1980, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 105 "Pieta,", undated, 1 audiocassette

(American Composers Orchestra)



Box 108 "Pieta" and "Suite for Band,", undated, 1 5-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 107 "Portraits," 1964 April 22, 1964, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Erie Philharmonic. James Simple, conductor. Premiere Performance.)



Box 105 "Presidential Suite,", undated, 1 audiocassette

(St. Joseph's Symphony), undated



Box 107 "The Quiet One," 1960 July 25, 1960, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Transferred from 78 records)


Box 107 "Quintet Concerto,", undated, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Juilliard School Orchestra)


Box 107 Roosevelt Show, 1958 March19, 1958, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(CBS Orchestra. Antonini, conductor. Includes "FDR". See Also: "FDR" on acetate disc.)


Box 107 "Scherzi Musicali," 1973 November 11, 1973, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Carnegie-Mellon University Orchestra. Chauncey Kelley, conductor. Also includes Haydn's "Symphony in E-Flat")



Box 114 New Tape: "Scherzo-Serenade" for Orchestra and "Umbrian Scene,", undated, 1 7-inch reel

(Out-takes)



Box 111 "Serenade for Orchestra" The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney, conductor, 1954 September 18, 1954, 1 78 rpm acetate phonograph record. Record shows signs of deterioration. The original tape was distorted, and this is reflected on this acetate disc.



Box 107 "Serenade for Orchestra," 1968 April 21, 1968, 1 7-inch reel

(Cornell Symphony Orchestra. Karol Husa, conductor.)


Box 107 "A Short Overture,", undated, 1 7-inch reel

(Queens Symphony Orchestra. 200th Concert. David Katz, Music Director.)


Box 107 Skidmore College, circa, 1975, 2 7-inch reels, 7.5 ips

(Includes "Triptych on Texts of Blake," "Five Portraits," "Tears, Flow No More," "Two Dunbar Lyrics," "What's In A Name?" "How Stands the Glass Around?" and "Brief Elegy.")



Box 105 Smithsonian: Black American Composer #4 (4 of 4), undated, 1 audiocassette



Box 110 "Song of Ahab" George Irving, baritone, Milton Rosenstock, conductor,, undated, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record



Box 108 South Carolina State College (SCSC): Kay Seminar, 1968 May 9, 1968, 1 5-inch reel



Box 107 Southern Connecticut State University, 1968 May 9, 1968, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Includes "Brief Elegy," "Triptych on Texts of Blake," and "Suite for Flute and Oboe".)



Box 110 "String Quartet" National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales, conductor, 1953 May 24, 1953, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonograph record



Box 107 "String Quartet No. 3," 1962 April 2, 1962, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Stanley String Quartet)


Box 107 "String Quartet No. 3, 1964, 1 7-inch reel

(Also includes Binkerd's "String Quartet #2")


Box 107 "String Quartet No. 3,", undated, 1 7-inch reel

(Composer's Forum)



Box 111 "Submarine," 1959 March26, 1959, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record. Record shows signs of deterioration.

(Produced by 20th Century Past CBS)


Box 111 "Suite for Orchestra" Radio Italiana, Concerto Dean Dixon, Torino,, 1952 August 1, 4 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph records. All discs show signs of deterioration.



Box 110 "Suite for Orchestra, undated, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonograph record



Box 108 "Swiss Shapes," 1961 January 16, 1961, 1 5-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Composite music only)



Box 110 "Swiss Shapes," 1961 January 16, 1961, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record


Box 110 "Swiss Watches,", 1959 December 11, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonograph record

(Cut 1: 2 min. Cut 2: Mens Cut 3: Ladies)


Box 110 "Swiss Watches,", undated, 1 33 1/3 acetate phonograph record

(ANNCR. Tracks and Orchestra Tracks. Produced by Cunningham and Walsh, Inc.)



Box 107 "Symphony No. 1," 1974 March, 1974, 1 7-inch reel

(Julliard Orchestra. James Conlon, conductor.)


Box 107 "Theater Set,", undated, 1 7-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(Robert Shaw and Cleveland Orchestra)



Box 108 "Theme," 1962 September 5, 1962



Box 109 B Thomas Harmon Plays American Organ Music of Three Centuries on the Schoenberg Hall and Royce Hall Organs, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Orion ORS 76255 circa, 1976, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(2 copies, one copy is inscribed to Kay by Thomas Harmon. Includes Kay's "Organ Suite No. 1")



Box 110 "Three Musketeers" TV Music, 1960 November 25, 1960, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record

(Hotchkiss Music)



Box 107 "Trigon" and "Of New Horizons," 1961 and 1967 May 15, 1961, 1967, 1 7-inch reel

("Trigon" was recorded at an outdoor rehearsal in 1961. "Of New Horizons" was performed by the Seattle Youth Orchestra on May 15, 1967.)



Box 110 TV and Commercial Cues and Music, undated, 1 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph record



Box 105 "Two Impromptus," 1987 February8, 1987, 4 audiocassettes

(Marcantonio Barone, piano)



Box 108 "Umbrian Scene," circa 1964 March, 1964, 1 5-inch reel, 7.5 ips

(New Orleans Philharmonic. Werner Torkanowsky, conductor.)



Box 109 B The United Church on the Green Sings Praises, Recorded on May 9 and June 13, 1981 at United Church on the Green, New Haven, Connecticut, Vogt Recording Company CSRV 2691 1981, June 13, 1981, 2691, 1981, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "O Praise the Lord")


Box 109 B A Recording of Music by the Graduates of the University of Arizona, University of Arizona College of Fine Arts School of Music, 100th Anniversary 1862 Land Grant College and University System, 1962, 1862, 1962, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Includes Kay's "Of New Horizons")



Box 108 University of Arizona, undated, 1 5-inch reel



Box 107 University of Illinois, 1959 November 5, 1959, 2 7-inch reels, 7.5 ips

(Includes "Fugitive Songs," "Second String Quartet," "Serenade No. 2" for four horns in F. )



Box 105 University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music Black Music Festival: Kay "Convocation," 1981 November 6, 1981, 1 audiocassette


Box 105 University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music Black Music Festival: Kay "On Composing," 1981 November 13, 1981, 1 audiocassette



Box 107 Urban League: Ulysses Kay, Leonard de Paur, 1954 January 6, 1954, 1 7-inch reel, 3 3/4 ips



Box 108 Urban League: Ulysses Kay, Ray Felix, November 4, 1 5-inch reel, 7.5 ips



Box 107 Ussachevsky Translation, 1954 July 23, 1954


Box 107 "The Western Paradise," 1976 October, 1976, 1 7-inch reel

(The National Symphony Orchestra. Carnegie Hall. Antal Dorati, conductor. William Conrad, narrator.)


Box 107 "The Western Paradise" for Narrator and Orchestra, circa, 1977, 1 7-inch reel

(The National Symphony Orchestra. Antal Dorati, conductor, William Conrad, narrator. This appears to have been broadcast as part of "International Concert Hall" #770123 on National Public Radio. )



Box 105 "The Western Paradise,", undated, 1 audiocassette



Box 107 WMHT FM Schenectady, New York, Music America "In Conversation with Ulysses Kay,", undated, 1 7-inch reel


Box 107 Unknown, circa, 1954-1964, 1 7-inch reel

(This reel was re-used and it is unclear what is on the reel. It May consist entirely of material by other persons. It May also include material from the Urban League from March3, 1954)


Box 107 Unlabeled, undated, 1 10.5-inch reel



Box 111 Unlabeled, undated, 2 33 1/3 rpm acetate phonograph records. Both records show signs of deterioration.


Series IX.2: Video, 1959, undated

There is very little video in the collection. There is one video recording from the Urban League, and three film reels of watch commercials that used Kay's music.


Film: Commercials



Box 108 "Quality Spot," 1959 September 11, 1959, 1 4-inch reel


Box 108 "Man's Watch," 1959 October 8, 1959, 1 4-inch reel


Box 108 "Woman's Watch," 1959 October 8, 1959, 1 4-inch reel


Box 108 Urban League "Ulysses Kay,", undated, 1 U-matic videocassette

Series X: Barbara Kay Files, circa 1955-1991

This series consists of a small amount of material kept by Barbara Kay. These files contain a calendar, correspondence, and a few photographs. The files also contain materials related to the civil rights movement, including pamphlets, material on issues related to Englewood, New Jersey, and materials related to the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).



Box 81 Folder 13 Calendar, 1956


Correspondence--General


Box 81 Folder 14 circa, 1955


Box 81 Folder 15 1991


Box 81 Folder 16 Correspondence, Addresses, Etc., circa, 1961-1962


Papers


Box 81 Folder 17 circa, 1962



Box 82 Folder 1 to 3 circa, 1962-1965


Box 82 Folder 4 Photographs, 1991

(Unidentified)

Series XI: Annotated, Inscribed, and Signed Materials, circa 1947-1986

This series contains materials that are annotated by Kay as well as materials that are either signed or inscribed to either Ulysses Kay or to someone in the Kay family. The materials include inscriptions from authors, composers, conductors, musicians, and family members. The series also includes a small number of annotated scores and The Norton Scores: An Anthology for Listening.


Subseries XI.1: Recordings, 1958, 1984-1986

This subseries consists of four inscribed phonograph records. Two of these are from musicians Cecil Lytle and Wanda Maximilien, the others are from Gennady Rozdesventsky and Tikhon Khrennikov, both of whom were part of the composers exchange in Moscow in 1958.



Box 109 B Cecil Lytle, "The Scriabin Series, Volume 1," Klavier Records KD 7032 1986, 7032, 1986, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Cecil Lytle)


Box 109 B Wanda Maximilien, "Wanda Maximilien Plays Shapey's '21 Variations', Chenoweth's 'Three Musics' and Moevs 'Una Collara'," Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI DC 496,, 1984, 1 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record

(Inscribed to Hillary Kay by Wanda Maximilien)


Box 109 B Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, 1957

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Gennady Rozdesventsky, Conductor of the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Moscow, October 15, 1958. Inscription is in English. Album information is in Russian.)


Box 109 B Tikhon Khrennikov, 1955

(The album contains Khrennikov's compositions. Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by the composer, 1958. The album information and the inscription are in Russian.)


Subseries XI.2: Scores, circa 1947-1972, undated

This series includes fifteen scores. Of these, about half have some annotations. Of the others scores, six are signed or inscribed by the composer or the lyricist, one is inscribed by Barbara Kay, and another is inscribed by J.G.R.



Box 112 Alban Berg, "Sieben Frühe Lieder,", 1907

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by his wife, Barbara Kay, 1951)


Box 112 Alban Berg, "Wozzeck," Universal Edition A.G. Wien, undated

(Annotated)


Box 112 Paul Chihara, "Kyrie Eleison," Dayton Ohio: The Heritage Music Press,, 1971

(Piece is dedicated and inscribed to Ulysses Kay by the composer.)


Box 112 Paul Chihara, "Magnificat,", 1965

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by the composer.)


Box 112 Luigi Dallapiccola, ""Quaderno Musicale di Annalibera," Milano: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, circa, 1954

(Annotated)


Box 112 Ernest Kaye, "A Musical Crossword," Oxford University Press, 1961

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by the composer.)


Box 112 Gail Kubik, Second Choral Suite from "A Mirror for the Sky," New York: Ricordi,, 1958

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by the composer, 1958)


Box 112 Arnold Schoenberg, "Phantasy" Opus 47, New York: C.F. Peters Corporation,, 1952

(Annotated)


Box 112 Arnold Schoenberg, "Five Pieces for Orchestra" Opus 16, New York: C.F. Peters Corporation,, 1952

(Annotated)


Box 112 William Schuman, "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra," Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania: Merion Music, Inc.,, 1960

(Annotated)


Box 112 Roger Sessions, "Idyll of Theocritus," New York: Edward B. Marks Music Corporation, circa, 1957

(Inscribed to "Oliver, in cordial friendship" by the composer, New York, September, 1957)


Box 112 Jean Sibelius, "Symphony No. 3" Opus 52, New York: E.F. Kalmus Orchestra Scores,, 1933

(Annotated)


Box 112 Igor Stravinsky, "Petroushka," New York: E.F. Kalmus Orchestra Scores,, 1933

(Annotated)


Box 112 Igor Stravinsky, "Greeting Prelude" for the eightieth birthday of Pierre Monteux, London: Boosey & Hawkes,, 1955

(Full score; inscribed to Ulysses Kay from J.G.R., March 1972)


Box 112 Kurt Weill, "Street Scene," Chappell & Co. Inc., circa, 1947

(Music by Kurt Weill, book by Elmer Rice, and lyrics by Langston Hughes. Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Langston Hughes.)


Subseries XI.3: Books, circa 1953-1983

This subseries contains both inscribed and annotated books. Of these, only one is annotated:The Norton Scores: An Anthology for Listening. The others books are primarily inscribed by family or friends, with the exception ofStokowski: A Counterpoint of View, which is inscribed by its author Oliver Daniel.



Box 113 R.O. Blechman The Juggler of Our Lady: A Medieval Legend adapted by R.O. Blechman . New York: Henry Holt and Company,, 1953

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by John H.)


Box 113 Derek Brewer Chaucer and His World . New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1978

(Inscribed to Ulysses and Barbara Kay, June, 1980 by "Oliver" who appears to be author Oliver Daniel-see also the inscription on the Oliver Daniel's book in this series.)


Box 113 Oliver Daniel Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View . New York: Dodd, Mead & Company,, 1982

(Inscribed to Ulysses and Barbara Kay by the author, March1, 1983.)


Box 113 Curtis Harnack We Have All Gone Away . Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1981

(Inscribed to Barbara Kay by Ulysses Kay, Christmas, 1981)


Box 113 Roger Kamien, editor. The Norton Scores: An Anthology for Listening . 3rd edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.,, 1977

(Annotated)


Box 113 Virginia E. Kay, "Custom, Ideology and Propaganda: A Cultural History of Apartheid." PhD Diss., University of Chicago,, 1978

(Inscribed to Barbara and Ulysses Kay by Virginia Kay.)


Box 113 Claude Lévi-Strauss Tristes Tropiques . New York: Atheneum, 1974

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Virginia Kay, Christmas 1974)


Box 113 Arnold J. Toynbee and Daisaku Ikeda The Toynbee-Ikeda Dialogue: Man Himself Must Choose . Toyko: Kodansha International Ltd.,, 1976

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Melinda Kay, December, 1980.)


Box 113 Who is Who in Music . 5th edition. Myrtle Beach: Who is Who in Music, Inc., Ltd.,, 1951

(Inscribed to Ulysses Kay by Aunt Vic and Gladys, May, 1951. The volume includes an entry and photograph for Ulysses Kay.)

Series XII: Additions to the Collection


2020:


CDs:



Box 115 Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra. Ulysses Kay. Kevin Scott, Conductor. Suite for The Quiet One; Three Pieces After Blake; Scheriz Musicali


Box 115 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. George Barati, Conductor. Sinfonia in E (1950)


Box 115 New Symphony Orchestra of London. Salvador "Tutti" Camarata, Conductor. Round Dance (1950) and Polka (1950)


Box 115 The Randolph Singers. David Randolph, Conductor. How Stands the Glass Around? and What's in a Name


Box 115 Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Arthur Bennett Lipkin, Conductor. Fantasy Variations


Box 115 Columbia University Libraries. Barbara Kay Oral History, 1979


Box 115 Columbia University Libraries. Ulysses Kay Audio Files


DVD:


Box 115 The Quiet One (1949). Narrated by Gary Merrill. Directed by Sindley Meyers. Alpha Home Entertainment.


Pamphlet:


Box 115 The College of William and Mary Wind Ensemble. Homecoming Concert: A Look Back, October 20, 2017, 2 items