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Ulysses Kay papers, 1938-1995

Series V: Correspondence, 1941-1995

This series consists of both professional and personal correspondence.

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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