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Finding Aid to Eric A. Gordon's Mark the Music: The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein Collection, 1850-2011 Coll2012.121
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Marc Blitzstein resource material Series 1.  1905-2011

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet.

Series Description

This series comprises playbills and programs, photographs, clippings, notes, manuscripts, correspondence, flyers, an FBI report and photocopies of Blitzstein's personal papers, compiled by Eric Gordon, documenting Blitzstein's life (1905-1964) and creative works. Materials document Blitzstein's compositions, theatrical and concert productions (contemporary and posthumous), his activism in the Jewish community, his interpersonal relationships, his political activities and his murder in 1964. In particular, this series includes annotated photographs of Blitzstein throughout his life.

Arrangement

Photographs and a file about Marc Blitzstein's parents have been placed at the end of this series. The remaining files are arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

1905-1914 1905-1987

Box 1, Folder 2

Chronology of activities, compositions and writings; miscellaneous contracts, letters, royalties 1905-1983

Box 1, Folder 3

Research outline notebook circa 1905-1989

Box 1, Folder 4-5

1920s 1924-1987

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 6

Piano Sonata (1927) 1979-1981

Box 1, Folder 7

Traveling Salesman 1929

Box 1, Folder 8

Guggenheim fellowships 1929-1940

Box 1, Folder 9-22

1930s 1930-1988

Physical Description: [14 folders]
Box 1, Folder 23

Cain (1930) 1930-2008

Box 1, Folder 24

Piano Concerto (1931) 1931-1988

Box 1, Folder 25

Surf and Seaweed (1931) 1931-1980

Box 1, Folder 26

The Condemned 1932-1933

Box 1, Folder 27

Orchestra variations 1934-1988

Box 1, Folder 28

Eva Goldbeck 1935-1936

Box 1, Folder 29

Send for the Militia--Parade (1935) 1935-1988

Box 1, Folder 30

Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936) 1984-1985

Box 1, Folder 31-42

The Cradle Will Rock 1936-2001

Box 1, Folder 31-34

The Cradle Will Rock (1937) 1936-2000

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 1, Folder 35

The Cradle Will Rock (1947-8) 1947-2001

Box 1, Folder 36

The Cradle Will Rock (1960) 1960

Box 1, Folder 37

The Cradle Will Rock recording (1964-5) 1964-1965

Box 1, Folder 38

The Cradle Will Rock TV 1983-1986

Box 1, Folder 39

The Cradle Will Rock film 1984-1988

Box 1, Folder 40

The Cradle Will Rock (Recklinghausen) 1984

Box 1, Folder 41

The Cradle Will Rock (London) 1985

Box 1, Folder 42

The Cradle Will Rock (other productions) 1979-2001

Box 1, Folder 43

I've Got the Tune 1937-1970

Box 1, Folder 44

Mercury Theater Julius Caesar and Danton's Death (1937) 1937-1981

Box 1, Folder 45

Theater Arts Committee 1939

Box 2, Folder 1-5

1940s 1940-1989

Physical Description: [5 folders]
Box 2, Folder 6

Valley Town 1941-1981

Box 2, Folder 7

Federal Theater Project AAA Plowed Under 1941-1987

Box 2, Folder 8-9

World War II 1942-1989

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 10

Native Land 1942-1989

Box 2, Folder 11-12

No For An Answer (1942) 1942-2002

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 2, Folder 13

No For An Answer (1989) 1988-1989

Box 2, Folder 14-16

Airborne Symphony 1943-1991

Box 2, Folder 14

Airborne Symphony (1946) 1943-1945

Box 2, Folder 15

Airborne Symphony (London, 1986) 1986

Box 2, Folder 16

Airborne Symphony (Seattle, 1991) 1990-1991

Box 2, Folder 17

American-Soviet Music Society (1946-1947) 1946-1981

Box 2, Folder 18

The Guests (1949) 1949-1987

Box 2, Folder 19-34

Regina 1949-2000

Box 2, Folder 19

Regina (1949) 1949-2000

Box 2, Folder 20

Regina (92nd St. Y, 1952) 1952

Box 2, Folder 21

Regina (New York City Opera, 1953) 1953

Box 2, Folder 22

Regina (New York City Opera, 1958-1959) 1958-1985

Box 2, Folder 23

Regina (recording) 1958-1959

Box 2, Folder 24

Regina (Encompass, NY, 1977) 1977

Box 2, Folder 25

Regina (Detroit, 1977) 1977

Box 2, Folder 26

Regina (Colorado, 1980) 1980

Box 2, Folder 27

Regina (Houston, 1980) 1980

Box 2, Folder 28

Regina (Kansas City, 1981) 1981

Box 2, Folder 29

Regina (Wolf Trap, 1982) 1982

Box 2, Folder 30

Regina (Opera Ensemble, NY, 1984) 1984

Box 2, Folder 31

Regina (Augusta, 1985) 1985

Box 2, Folder 32

Regina (Baton Rouge, 1986) 1986

Box 2, Folder 33

Regina (Boston, 1991) 1991

Box 2, Folder 34

Regina (other productions) 1968-2000

Box 2, Folder 35-40

1950s 1950-1989

Physical Description: [6 folders]
Box 3, Folder 1-3

Threepenny Opera 1952-2008

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 3, Folder 4

Reuben Reuben (1955) 1955-1985

Box 3, Folder 5

Mother Courage 1956-1981

Box 3, Folder 6

This is the Garden (1957) 1956-1983

Box 3, Folder 7

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny 1958-1970

Box 3, Folder 8-9

Juno (1958) 1958-2008

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 10

Juno (Vineyard) 1991-1992

Box 3, Folder 11-12

1960s 1960-1981

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 13

Italy 1960-1961 1960-1987

Box 3, Folder 14-15

Sacco and Vanzetti 1960-2001

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 16

Israel 1962

Box 3, Folder 17-18

Martinique and death 1962-1987

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 19

Tales of Malamud 1963-1991

Box 3, Folder 20

FBI report circa 1964

Box 3, Folder 21

Blitzstein! (1966) 1965-1966

Box 3, Folder 22

Among Marc Blitzstein's papers 1983

Box 3, Folder 23

Composers' Showcase, April 28, 1985 1985-1988

Box 3, Folder 24

Soho Rep Blitzstein Evening 1987-1988

Box 3, Folder 25

The Informer, Agnes De Mille (American Ballet Theater) 1988

Box 3, Folder 26

A Blitzstein Cabaret 1990

Box 3, Folder 27-29

1990-1992

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 3, Folder 30

1993-2011

Box 7, Folder 1

Posters circa 2000-2011

Physical Description: [1 oversize folder]
Box 3, Folder 31

Sam and Anna Blitzstein (parents) 1975-1983

Box 5, Folder 28-29

Photocopies of Blitzstein images

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 7, Folder 3

Photograph Undated

Physical Description: [1 oversize photograph]
General Physical Description note: [1 photograph: b&w.]
Box 6

Photographs circa 1850-1964

General Physical Description note: [74 photographs: b&w, col.]
 

Correspondence and research Series 2.  1921-1992

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet.

Series Description

This series comprises correspondence, interview notes, clippings and other material related to Eric A. Gordon's research for his book, Mark the Music: The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein. The bulk of the material is Gordon's correspondence with individuals who knew or worked with Blitzstein.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name.
Box 4, Folder 1

A 1979-1989

Box 4, Folder 2-3

B 1958-1989

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 4

Bernstein, Leonard 1946-1990

Box 4, Folder 5-6

C 1979-1992

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 7

Curtis, Mina 1938-1968

Box 4, Folder 8-9

D 1979-1989

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 10

Davis (Christopher, Josephine, and Stephen) 1978-1989

Box 4, Folder 11

E-F 1981-1989

Box 4, Folder 12-13

G 1978-1989

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 14

Goldbeck, Eva 1922-1936

Box 4, Folder 15

H-I 1979-1989

Box 4, Folder 16

Hewitt, Bill 1944-1988

Box 4, Folder 17

J-K 1979-1989

Box 4, Folder 18

L 1979-1989

Box 4, Folder 19-20

Lehrman, Leonard 1979-1989

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 4, Folder 21

M 1977-1989

Box 4, Folder 22

N-O 1979-1991

Box 5, Folder 1

P-Q 1980-1992

Box 5, Folder 2

R 1980-1991

Box 5, Folder 4

S 1980-1990

Box 5, Folder 5

Simon, Louis and Stella 1927-1989

Box 5, Folder 3

Skildelsky, Berenice 1921-1988

Box 5, Folder 6

T-U 1980-1991

Box 5, Folder 7

V-W 1980-1990

Box 5, Folder 8

X-Z 1980-1987

 

Publication records Series 3.  1850-1991

Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot.

Series Description

This series comprises correspondence, grant proposals, notes, bibliographies, permissions and releases, financial records, promotional and other administrative material from the publication of Gordon's biography on Blitzstein, Mark the Music (1989). This series includes Gordon's various project proposals sent to potential funders and information regarding archives of Blitzstein's sound recordings.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 5, Folder 20

Bibliography 1977-1989

Box 5, Folder 18

Boosey and Hawkes 1986-1987

Box 7, Folder 2

Cover layout circa 1989

Box 5, Folder 11

Dictionary of Opera 1980-1982

Box 5, Folder 9

Discography

Box 5, Folder 13

Grant applications 1976

Box 5, Folder 12

Grove Dictionary 1983-1989

Box 5, Folder 19

Mark the Music correspondence 1990

Box 5, Folder 24

Mark the Music records 1991

Box 5, Folder 23

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture 1980

Box 5, Folder 15

National Endowment for the Humanities 1980

Box 5, Folder 21

Performing Arts, "The Roots of Regina" April 1980

Box 5, Folder 25-26

Permissions signed 1988

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 5, Folder 27

Permissions pending 1988

Box 5, Folder 14

Proposal 1986

Box 5, Folder 22

Publishers 1963-1975

Box 5, Folder 17

State Historical Society of Wisconsin 1981-1989

Box 5, Folder 16

When the Wind Blows 1984

Box 5, Folder 10

Miscellaneous notes Undated