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Ulysses Kay papers, 1938-1995

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.

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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