Whitney (Robert S.) Papers, 1917-1983

Descriptive Summary

Title
Whitney (Robert S.) Papers, 1917-1983
Creator
Whitney, Robert S., 1904-1986
Extent
17.375 linear ft.
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert S. Whitney (1904-1986) was born in England of an English mother and an American father and spent his childhood and early adult years in Chicago. The Whitneys were a musical family and Robert, his father and four sisters played together as a chamber music ensemble. Also, he and sisters Grace and Noreen performed as the "Whitney Trio," a group often heard on WMAQ, Chicago, where Robert was a radio announcer. His formal musical training was taken at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, where he studied piano and musical composition. He began composing at the age of 18 and, in 1934, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed his "Concerto Grosso."
In 1937, at the age of 33, Whitney became the first musical director of the Louisville Orchestra, then known as the Louisville Civic Symphony. He earned national renown as a champion of contemporary music when in 1948 the Louisville Orchestra began commissioning the works of current composers. With grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Orchestra recorded these works on a series of First Edition records, unique in that it was the first time an orchestra manufactured and distributed its own recordings. In 1949 the Orchestra, near financial insolvency, scheduled a final concert for January 4, 1950. For that performance Whitney selected an arrangement by a young American composer, William Schumann, titled "Judith" and invited Martha Graham, a modern dancer, to be the soloist. The response was so overwhelming that not only did the Board rescind its "death sentence," but the Louisville Orchestra was invited to present the piece at Carnegie Hall in New York City. There the performance drew rave reviews from the New York critics and launched Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra to the forefront of 20th-century American orchestras. In 1965 Whitney and the orchestra were invited by President Lyndon B. Johnson to appear at a "White House Festival of the Arts," in recognition of their service to contemporary music.
Believing that music appreciation started at an early age, Whitney inaugurated the "Making Music" concerts series in which he and the orchestra played for thousands of Kentucky school children, exposing them to the fundamental principles of music.
From 1956 to 1971, Whitney served as dean of the University of Louisville's School of Music. During 1976 he served as station consultant for the University's FM radio station WUOL, where he helped plan and evaluate programs.
On 4 April 1967, Whitney conducted his final concert with the Louisville Orchestra. But on November 19, 1983, he again conducted the Orchestra in honor of the opening of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, whose 2,400 seat auditorium was named Whitney Hall. He passed away on November 22, 1986 at the age of 82.
Among the acclaim Whitney achieved were the American Composers Alliance Leaf; the Ditson Award; the first Giovanni Martini Award from Bellarmine College (1962); and honorary degrees from the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, and Hanover College. He appeared as a guest conductor for orchestras in Europe and South America.
Scope and Content
The Robert S. Whitney papers in the University of Louisville Archives span his career in the music field from 1917 to 1983. The bulk of the material is from the "Whitney Scrapbooks" and pertains to his involvement with the Louisville Orchestra as conductor from 1937 to 1967. The scrapbooks primarily consist of clippings from the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Times relating the events and activities of Whitney and the Orchestra during his tenure. All of the Louisville Orchestra's season and special concert performance programs from 1937 to 1965 are included. The items were placed in the acid-free folders in the same order as Whitney himself had placed them in his scrapbooks; they are arranged by orchestra year, but are not in exact chronological order as to the months and days. In addition to the scrapbooks, the Whitney papers include a separate box of clippings and articles regarding Whitney's career as conductor and also as Dean of the University of Louisville's School of Music, a post he held from 1956 to 1971. Some miscellaneous Orchestra material, mostly financial, includes Rockefeller grant information, 1955-57, and a Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors Handbook, 1982.
The collection is rich in material from the "Whitney Project," an oral history documentary of the Louisville Orchestra which was produced by Whitney in cooperation with Dr. Joseph Maloney, Director of the University of Louisville, Institute of Community Development and the University's radio station WUOL. This particular project was actually the second part of an oral history documentary that was aired on WOUL in 1977 and titled "In Retrospect." While the first part centered on the Louisville Orchestra in its first decade under conductor Whitney, the material in this collection pertains to the orchestra's rise to international prominence as the first to play the works of contemporary composers, especially pieces from American artists. The "Whitney Project" items in this collection include the initial plans of the project, correspondences to and from composers whose compositions were commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, recordings of interviews with the composers, and transcripts of two of them. There are twenty-three cassette tapes including the edited version of the actual program which aired on WOUL (1981?).
While there is an abundance of information concerning Whitney's professional career as related by others, there is almost no material from Whitney, a very private, modest man. For more information regarding Robert S. Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra see the Louisville Orchestra (RG107) and CharlesFarnsley (RG237) collections.

Contents of the Collection

1988-99

Loose Clippings and Articles

1. 1940

  • Box I.
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2. 1944

  • Box I.
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3. 1945

  • Box I.
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4. 1946

  • Box I.
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5. 1947

  • Box I.
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6. 1948

  • Box I.
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7. 1966

  • Box I.
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8. 1967

  • Box I.
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9. 1977 - 1983

  • Box I.
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10. Miscellaneous

  • Box I.
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11. Whitney Information File

  • Box I.
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B. Publications

  • Box I.

12. Public Telecommunications Review 7 (March/April 1979)

  • Box I.
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13. Chicago Daily Tribune (no date) Facsimilies of sixteen historic front pages

  • Box I.
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14. The Christian Science Monitor 14 November 1942

  • Box I.
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C. Photographs

  • Box I.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings

1. 1948 - 50

  • Box II.
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2. 1950 - 51

  • Box II.
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3. 1951 - 52

  • Box II.
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4. 1952 - 53

  • Box II.
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5. 1953 - 54

  • Box II.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings

1. 1954 - 55

  • Box III.
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2. 1955 - 56

  • Box III.
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3. 1956 - 57

  • Box III.
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4. 1957 - 58

  • Box III.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings

1. 1958 - 59

  • Box IV.
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2. 1959 - 60

  • Box IV.
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3. 1960 - 61

  • Box IV.
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4. 1961 - 62

  • Box IV.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings

1. 1962 - 63

  • Box V.
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2. 1963 - 64

  • Box V.
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3. 1964 - 65

  • Box V.
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4. 1965 - 66

  • Box V.
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5. Miscellaneous

  • Box V.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Programs

A. Making Music Concert Series

  • Box VI.

1. 1948 - 57

  • Box VI.
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B. Saturday Concerts Programs

  • Box VI.

2. 1954

  • Box VI.
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3. 1955 - 56

  • Box VI.
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C. Louisville Orchestra Season Programs

  • Box VI.

4. 1937 - 46

  • Box VI.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Season Programs

1. 1947 - 52

  • Box VII.
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2. 1952 - 56

  • Box VII.
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3. 1956 - 60

  • Box VII.
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4. 1960 - 63

  • Box VII.
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Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Season Programs

1. 1963 - 65

  • Box VIII.
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Louisville Orchestra Miscellaneous

1. Financial Information, 1943 - 44 and 1947

  • Box IX.
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2. List of Orchestra Recordings, 1954 - 76

  • Box IX.
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3. Financial Statements of Royalties from Orchestra Recordings, 1 July 1976 - 30 June 1977

  • Box IX.
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4. Rockefeller Grant Information, 1955 - 57

  • Box IX.
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5. Articles about Composers Whose Works Were Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra

  • Box IX.
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6. Audiotape. Twentieth Anniversary of the Louisville Orchestra Recorded 13 March 1957

  • Box IX.
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7. Loose-leaf Binder. Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors Handbook, 1982

  • Box IX.
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Whitney Project

A. Correspondence

1. 1977

  • Box X.
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2. 1978

  • Box X.
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3. 1979

  • Box X.
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4. 1980

  • Box X.
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B. Plans

5. 1977 - 80

  • Box X.
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6. Miscellaneous

  • Box X.
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C. Requests to and Responses from Composers

Requests to and Responses from Composers

  • Box X.
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D. "Thank You" Letters to Participants

"Thank You" Letters to Participants

  • Box X.
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E. Articles

7. About Commissioned Composers

  • Box X.
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8. Miscellaneous

  • Box X.
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F. Transcripts

9. Irwin Bazelon and William Schumann Interviews

  • Box X.
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10. "Louisville Retrospective" Radio Program

  • Box X.
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G. "In Retrospect" Program

11. Requests of and Responses from Various Composers

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12. Grant and Clearance Forms

  • Box X.
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13. Photographs of Participating Composers

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14. Ryc Jackson, Project Coordinator

  • Box X.
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15. Miscellaneous

  • Box X.
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Flat Box

1. Clippings about Whitney dating from 1926

  • Box XI.
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2. Folder containing clippings about Whitney as Director of a Federal Music Project during the Great…

  • Box XI.
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3. Black Loose-leaf Binder contains miscellaneous items about Whitney's early musical career. Items…

  • Box XI.
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4. Red Loose-leaf Binder contains letters written by teachers and students from various Louisville…

  • Box XI.
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Cassette Audio Tapes

Whitney Project

  • Box XII and XIII.

1. Interviews conducted in New York City 4/3/78 to 4/6/78

  • Box XII and XIII.
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2. Interviews conducted by Ryc Jackson 1979

  • Box XII and XIII.
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3. "In Retrospect"

  • Box XII and XIII.
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4. Promo for Whitney Project

  • Box XII and XIII.
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5. Series Tapes

  • Box XII and XIII.
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1994-80

1. Correspondence re: Whitney's announced retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1966

  • Box 1
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2. Correspondence from schoolchildren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967

  • Box 1
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3. Correspondence from schoolchidren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967

  • Box 1
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4. Correspondence from schoolchildren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967

  • Box 1
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5. Correspondence re: Naming of Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1981

  • Box 1
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6. WUOL, misc., 1975-1989

  • Box 1
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7. WUOL, "In Retrospect," 1977

  • Box 1
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8. University of Louisville, School of Music, misc., 1938-1993

  • Box 1
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9. Louisville Orchestra, Reviews of First Edition Recordings, 1954-1966

  • Box 1
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10. Louisville Orchestra, misc., 1937-1986

  • Box 1
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11. Louisville Orchestra, misc., 1952-1968

  • Box 1
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12. Louisville Orchestra, misc., 1983-1989

  • Box 1
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13. Louisville Orchestra, misc., 1985-1990

  • Box 1
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14. Kentucky Center for the Arts, misc., 1981-1993

  • Box 1
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15. Music education: Susuki Project, "Talent is Everywhere," Title I Summer School for the Arts…

  • Box 1
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16. Kentucky Oral History Commission Project Proposal, January 9, 1979. (See tapes in Box 2.)

  • Box 1
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Sixteen audio cassette tapes of WUOL program, "In Retrospect," interviews with Louisville Orchestra…

  • Box 2
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Two audio cassette tapes of Robert Whitney Memorial Tribute, dated 12/12/86 and aired on WUOL on…

  • Box 2
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Series I. Awards

1. American Composers Alliance Laurel Leaf Award, 1956

  • Box 1
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2. National Federation of Music Clubs Citation, 30 April 1957

  • Box 1
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1. Framed original caricature by A. Bendiner, no date

  • Box 2
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2. Framed original caricature possibly by George Joseph, no date

  • Box 2
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3. Framed poster of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show - The Visit of Their Majesties King Edward VII and…

  • Box 2
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1. Central Labor Council Community Service Award, 1968

  • Box 3
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2. Framed commemorative letter from the Louisville Orchestra Board, December 3, 1983

  • Box 3
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3. National Music Council Certificate, 1967

  • Box 3
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4. 1986 Artist Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in Kentucky Citation from Governor…

  • Box 3
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1. Hanover College Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1956

  • Box 4
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2. Delta Omicron National Professional Music Fraternity Certificate, June 28, 1957

  • Box 4
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3. Framed photograph of eighth-grade class at Madison School in Chicago, IL, 1918

  • Box 4
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1. Alice Lloyd College Leadership Award, 1967

  • Box 5
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2. University of Louisville Honorary Degree Citation for Doctor of Music, 1952

  • Box 5
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3. University of Kentucky Honorary Degree Citation for Doctor of Laws, 1967

  • Box 5
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4. University of Kentucky Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1967

  • Box 5
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1. Who's Who in the South Citation, 1963

  • Box 6
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2. Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity Certificate of Membership, 1957

  • Box 6
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3. The 1951 Ditson Award, June 2, 1952

  • Box 6
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4. Society for the Preservation of Deans and Directors Certificate, October 11, 1969

  • Box 6
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5. The American Music Teacher, February - March 1976

  • Box 6
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6. Music, Vol. 5, no. 5, May 1971

  • Box 6
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1. Plaque naming Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1981

  • Box 7
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2. American Federation of Musicians Local 11-637 Musician of the Year Award, 1978

  • Box 7
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3. Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity Outstanding Service Award, 1968

  • Box 7
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4. Younger Woman's Club of Louisville Citizen Laureate Award, 1961

  • Box 7
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1. Replica of the last steel beam to be hoisted into place during construction of the Kentucky…

  • Box 8
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2. Alzheimer's and Related Disease Organization Trophy, 1985

  • Box 8
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Series II. First Edition Box Sets

1. Set # 54A(includes Program Notes):

  • Box 9

LOU-545-2

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-6

  • Box 9
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2. Set # 54B (includes Program Notes):

  • Box 9

LOU-545-3

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-4

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-7

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-8

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-9

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-10

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-11

  • Box 9
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LOU-545-12

  • Box 9
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3. Set # 56: LOU-56-1

  • Box 9
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LOU-56-2

  • Box 9
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LOU-56-3

  • Box 9
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LOU-56-4

  • Box 9
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LOU-56-5

  • Box 9
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LOU-56-6

  • Box 9
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4. Set # 57: LOU-57-1

  • Box 9
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LOU-57-2

  • Box 9
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LOU-57-4

  • Box 9
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LOU-57-5

  • Box 9
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LOU-57-6

  • Box 9
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5. Set #58: LOU-58-1

  • Box 9
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LOU-58-2

  • Box 9
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LOU-58-3

  • Box 9
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LOU-58-4

  • Box 9
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LOU-58-5

  • Box 9
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LOU-58-6

  • Box 9
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6. Set # 59: LOU-591

  • Box 9
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LOU-592

  • Box 9
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LOU-593

  • Box 9
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LOU-594

  • Box 9
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LOU-595

  • Box 9
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LOU-596

  • Box 9
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7. Set # 60A: LOU-545-5

  • Box 9
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LOU-601

  • Box 9
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LOU-602

  • Box 9
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LOU-604

  • Box 9
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LOU-605

  • Box 9
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LOU-606

  • Box 9
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8. Set#60B: LOU-601

  • Box 9
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LOU-603

  • Box 9
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LOU-605

  • Box 9
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9. Set#61: LOU-611

  • Box 9
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LOU-612

  • Box 9
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LOU-613

  • Box 9
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LOU-614

  • Box 9
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LOU-615

  • Box 9
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10. Set#62: LOU-616

  • Box 9
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LOU-621

  • Box 9
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LOU-622

  • Box 9
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LOU-623

  • Box 9
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LOU-624

  • Box 9
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LOU-625

  • Box 9
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LOU-626

  • Box 9
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11. Set#63: LOU-631

  • Box 9
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LOU-633

  • Box 9
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LOU-635

  • Box 9
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LOU-636

  • Box 9
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12. Set#64 (includes copies of two reviews of Rorem, 3 November 1964):

  • Box 9

LOU-641

  • Box 9
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LOU-642

  • Box 9
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LOU-644

  • Box 9
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LOU-645

  • Box 9
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LOU-646

  • Box 9
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13. Set#65: LS-653

  • Box 9
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LS-654

  • Box 9
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LS-655

  • Box 9
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LS-656

  • Box 9
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14. Set#66 (includes Program Notes):

  • Box 9

LS-661

  • Box 9
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LS-662

  • Box 9
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LS-663

  • Box 9
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LS-664

  • Box 9
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LS-665

  • Box 9
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LS-666

  • Box 9
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15. #67: LS-671

  • Box 9
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LS-672

  • Box 9
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LS-673

  • Box 9
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LS-674

  • Box 9
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LS-675

  • Box 9
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LS-676

  • Box 9
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1. Set#68: LS-681

  • Box 10
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LS-682

  • Box 10
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LS-683

  • Box 10
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LS-684

  • Box 10
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LS-685

  • Box 10
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2. Set#69: LS-691

  • Box 10
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LS-692

  • Box 10
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LS-693

  • Box 10
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LS-694

  • Box 10
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3. Set#70: LS-686

  • Box 10
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LS-695

  • Box 10
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LS-696

  • Box 10
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LS-701

  • Box 10
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LS-702

  • Box 10
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LS-703

  • Box 10
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Series III. First Edition Records

1. LOU-57-1

  • Box 10
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2. LOU-616

  • Box 10
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3. LOU-621

  • Box 10
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4. LS-704

  • Box 10
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5. LS-705

  • Box 10
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6. LS-706

  • Box 10
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7. LS-711

  • Box 10
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11. LS-712

  • Box 10
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12. LS-713

  • Box 10
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13. LS-714

  • Box 10
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14. LS-714

  • Box 10
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15. LS-715

  • Box 10
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16. LS-716

  • Box 10
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17. LS-716

  • Box 10
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18. LS-721

  • Box 10
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19. LS-722

  • Box 10
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20. LS-723/4

  • Box 10
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21. LS723/4

  • Box 10
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22. LS-725

  • Box 10
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23. LS-726

  • Box 10
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24. LS-731

  • Box 10
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25. LS-732

  • Box 10
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26. LS-733

  • Box 10
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27. LS-734

  • Box 10
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28. LS-735

  • Box 10
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29. LS-736

  • Box 10
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30. LS-741

  • Box 10
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31. LS-741

  • Box 10
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32. LS-742

  • Box 10
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33. LS-743

  • Box 10
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34. LS-744

  • Box 10
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35. LS-745

  • Box 10
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36. LS-746

  • Box 10
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37. LS-751

  • Box 10
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38. LS-752

  • Box 10
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39. LS-753

  • Box 10
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40. LS-754

  • Box 10
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41. LS-756

  • Box 10
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42. LS-757

  • Box 10
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43. LS-758

  • Box 10
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44. LS-759

  • Box 10
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45. LS-760

  • Box 10
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1. LS-760

  • Box 11
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2. LS-761

  • Box 11
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3. LS-762

  • Box 11
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4. LS-763

  • Box 11
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5. LS-764

  • Box 11
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6. LS-765

  • Box 11
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7. LS-766

  • Box 11
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8. LS-767

  • Box 11
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9. LS-767

  • Box 11
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10. LS-768

  • Box 11
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11. LS-769

  • Box 11
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12. LS-770

  • Box 11
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13. LS-771

  • Box 11
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14. LS-772

  • Box 11
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15. LS-773

  • Box 11
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16. LS-774

  • Box 11
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17. LS-775

  • Box 11
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18. LS-776

  • Box 11
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19. LS-777

  • Box 11
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20. LS-778

  • Box 11
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21. LS-779

  • Box 11
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22. LS-780

  • Box 11
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23. LS-781

  • Box 11
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24. LS-782

  • Box 11
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25. LS-783/784

  • Box 11
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26. LS-785

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27. LS-786

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28. LS-787

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29. LS-788

  • Box 11
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30. LS-789

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31. LS-790

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32. LS-791

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33. LS-792

  • Box 11
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34. LS-793

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35. LS-794

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36. MG 10088

  • Box 11
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37. ML 4615

  • Box 11
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38. ML 4615

  • Box 11
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39. ML 4859

  • Box 11
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40. ML4859

  • Box 11
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41. ML 5039

  • Box 11
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Series IV. Loose Records

42. XTV25838-1A: Sospira di Roma, by R. Whitney

  • Box 11
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43. XTV25838-1A: Sosbiri di Roma, by R. Whitney

  • Box 11
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44. A Recording of the Twentieth Anniversary Ceremonies of the Louisville Orchestra Honoring Robert…

  • Box 11
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Series V. First Edition Compact Discs

45. LCD005

  • Box 11
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46. LCD006

  • Box 11
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47. LCD007

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48. LCD008

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49. LCD009

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50. LCD010

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Series VI. Program Notes

51. LOU-545-1 to LOU-596

  • Box 11
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52. LOU-611 to LOU-646

  • Box 11
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53. LS-714 to LS-745

  • Box 11
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54. LS-654/LOU-654

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LETTERS FROM COMPOSERS - A through O

In some instances, letters from whitney (responses) are attached but not counted.

Almand, Claude

Badings, Henk

Barber, Samuel

Bauer, Harold

Bazelon, Irwin "Bud"

Ben-Haim, Paul

Bennett, Robert Russell

Bergsma, William

Bentzon, Neils

Berkeley, Lennox

Bernstein, Leonard

Blacher, Boris

Bliss, Sir Arthur

Caamano, Roberto

Carter, Elliott

Chavez, Carlos

Copland, Aaron

Cowell, Henry

Dahl, Ingolf

Dallapiccola, Luigi

Dello Joio, Norman

DeLamarter, Eric

Diamond, David

Einem, Gottfried von

Egge, Klaus

Ert (sp?), Donald

Etler, Alvin

Fine, Irvin

Finney, Ross Lee

Foss, Lukas

Ginastera, Alberto

Granger, Percy

Guarnieri, Caamargo

Haieff, Alexei

Harris, Roy

Harrison, Lou

Hindemith, Paul

Hovhaness, Alan

Haverlin, Carl

Honnegger, Arthur

Ibert, Jacques

Jolivet, ndre

Kabalevsky, Dmitri - Christmas card plud envelop, all in Russian

Kay, Ulysses

Klein, Lothar

Korn, Peter

Kraft, William

Krenek, Ernest

Lees, Benjamin

Letelier, Alfonso

Liebermann, Rolf

Lieberson, Briggita

Lopatnikoff, Nikolai

Luening, Otto

Malipiero, G. Francesco

Maier - Guy

Martin, Frank

Martinu, Bohuslav - 1 plus typed instructions for his composition

Mayuzumi, Toshiro

Mennin, Peter

Milhaud, Darius

Mitropoulos, Dimitri

Muczynski, Robert

Mueller-Zurich, Paul

Nabokov, Nichaols 3 plus 1 not signed

Nordorf, Paul

Orrego-Salas, Juan - 2 plus 1 from Mrs. Orrego-Salas

LETTERS FROM COMPOSERS - P through W

Perle, -George

Panufnik, Andrzej

Persichetti, Vincent

Pinkham, Daniel

Piston, Walter

Poulenc, Francis

Reichel, Bernard

Rodrigo, Joaquin

Rochberg, George

Rogers, Bernard

Riegger, Wallingford

Rohe, Robert

Rorem, Ned

Rorem, Ned's mother

, Hilding

Rubbra, Edmund

Saeverud, Harold

Sanders, Robert

Sauguet, Henri

Schuller, Gunther

Schuman, William

Sessions, Roger

Smith, Hale

Sowerby, Leo - 7 (was Whitney's teacher so some letters date back in the 1920s)

Stravinsky, Igor

Stevens, Halsey

Surinach, Carlos,

Sydeman, William

Tansman, Alexandre

Tcherepnin, Alexander

Thomson, Virgil

Toch, Ernest

Villa- , H.

Vincent, John

Weber, Ben

Wen-Chung, Chou

CONGRATULATORY LETTERS/TELEGRAMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION March 13, 1957

* Carlos Chavez and Oliver Daniel should be inserted on this page. Chavez is a composer. Daniel was Vice Pres., Broadcast Music, Inc.

Almand, Claude - composer

Antheil, George - composer

Bacon, Ernst - composer

Badings, Henk - composer

Belknap, Morris - friend

Bergsma, William - composer

Bennett, Robert Russell - composer

Bernstein, Leonard - composer

Bingham, Barry Sr., - friend

Bliss, Sir Arthur - composer

Bomhard, Moritz - friend

Bricken, Carl - composer

Broddus, Andrew - Mayor of Louisville

Caamano, Roberto - composer

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario - composer

Carter, Elliott - composer

Cooper, David S. - Chief, Music Branch, U.S. Information Agency

Cooper, John Sherman - statesman

Cowell, Henry - composer

Creston, Paul - composer

Carrie, Harry S., Pres. Local 11 American Fed. of Musicians

Dahl, Ingolf - composer

Dallapiccola, Luigi - composer

Davidson, Philip - Pres. University of Louisville

Dello Joio, Norman - composer

Diamond, David - composer

Dorati, Antal - conductor

Edwards, J. S., Pres. American Synphony Orch. League

Eisenhower, Dwight, President U.S.

Einem, Gottfried von - composer

Farnsley, Nancy - wife of former Mayor

Fiedler, Arthur - conductor

Foss, Lukas - composer

Ganz, Rudolph - Pres. Chicago Music College

Ginastera, Alberto - composer

Goeb, Roger - composer

Golschman, Vladimir - composer and conductor

Guarnieri, Camargo - composer

Hanson, Howard - composer and Director Eastman School of Music

Harris, Roy - composer

Harrison, Lou - composer

Haverlin, Carl - Pres. Broadcast Music, Inc.

Helm, Everett - composer

Hendl, Walter - conductor

Hicks, Peggy Glanville - composer

Hovhaness, Alan - composer

Ibert, Jacques - composer

Johnson, Thor - conductor

Jolivet, Andre - composer

Judson, Arthur - The Steinway Piano Co.

Kay, Ulysses - composer

Korn, Peter - composer

Kostelanetz, Andre - conductor

Koussevitzky, Mrs. Serge - Board, American International Music Fund

Krenek, Ernst - composer

Kubik, Gail - composer

Kupferman, Meyer - composer

Letelier, Alfonso - composer

Liebermann, Rolf - composer

Luening, Otto - composer

Malipiero, G. Francesco - composer

Marshall, John - Assoc. Dir. Rockefeller Foundation

Mennin, Peter - composer/director Peabody Institute

Milhaud, Darius - composer

Moe, Henry Allen -?

Mohaupt, Richard - composer

Morris, Harold - composer

Morton, Thurston - statesman

Muczynski, Bob - composer

Mitropoulos, Dimitri - conductor

Muller-Zurich, Paul - composer

Nordorf, Paul - composer

Orrego-Salas, Juan - composer

Perkins, Francis - Assoc. Music Critic

New York Herald Tribune

Perle, George - composer

Persichetti, Vincent - composer

Petrillo, James C. - Pres. American Federation of Musicians

Piston, Walter - composer

Read, Gardner - composer

Reichel, B ernard - composer

Reiner, Fritz - conductor

Riegger, Wallingford - composer

Rieti, Vittorio - composer

Roddy, Joseph - Music Editor, LIFE Magazine

Roberts, Alice and Marshall -?

Robsion, John M. - statesman

Rogers, Bernard - composer

Rosenfield, John - Amusemant Editor, Dallas Morning News

Rorem, Ned - composer

Rosenberg, Hilding - composer

Rubbra, Edmund - composer

Sanders, Robert and Mitzi - composer and friend

Schuman, William - composer & Pres. of Juilliard School

Shapero, Harold - composer

Sherman, Thomas B. - Music & Arts Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Solomon, Izler - conductor

Sowerby, Leo - Whitney's music teacher in Chicago, also composer

Stanton, Frank, Pres. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.

Stevens, Halsey - composer

Stites, James - Pres. Louisville Chamber of Commerce

Surinach, Carlos - composer

Schwieger, Hans - conductor

Szell, George - conductor

Tansman, Alexandre - composer

Taubman, Howard - N.Y. Times

Tcherepnin, Alexander - composer

Thomson, Virgil - composer and editor

Toch, Ernest - composer

Van Vactor, David - conductor

Vincent, John - composer/Director of Huntington Hartford Found.

Vinsel, Kenneth - friend

Wagenaar, Bernard - composer

Waller, Judity - Public Affairs Officer, National Broadcasting Co., & personal friend

Walter, Bruno - conductor

Ward, Robert (2 letters) - Pres., American Composers Alliance

Weber, Ben - composer

Wen-Chung, Chou - composer

Woolford, John - friend

Document signed by faculty and staff of School of Music

Half page note by unidentified person