Register of the John Stewart Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Stewart Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 614
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.6 Linear feet (15 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1916 - 1991
Abstract: The papers of John Stewart, author, musician and UCSD Muir College provost (1965-1987) contain the research materials for his book about composer Ernst Krenek titled Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music (1991), including typescript drafts; notes describing correspondence, essays, and articles about Krenek; chronologies; and a series of reel-to-reel audiorecordings of interviews with Krenek by Stewart. Also included are drafts of writings, teaching materials, and correspondence with colleagues including Ernst Krenek.
Creator: Stewart, John L. (John Lincoln)

Biography

John Lincoln Stewart was born January 24, 1917 in Alton, Illinois, and grew up in Granville and Dwight, Ontario. He graduated from Dennison College with a double major in English and Music and received his doctorate in English literature at Ohio State University. He served in World War II in the Army Signal Corps. He taught English at UCLA and Dartmouth before joining UCSD, publishing The Burden of Time: The Fugitives and Agrarians, a history of the Nashville literary groups of the 1920s and 1930s.
Stewart came to UCSD in 1964 to take the lead in establishing arts departments on campus. In 1965 he was appointed Provost of Second College, named for the environmentalist, nature writer, and Sierra Club founder John Muir. He took a leading role in planning Muir campus as an ensemble of buildings, courtyards, and open spaces. Because his position at UCSD allowed him to focus on teaching and research, he concentrated on his interests in the achievements of Austrian-American composer Ernst Krenek. Beginning in the 1970s, no comprehensive biography had been written about Krenek, so Stewart interviewed the composer, studied the musicial scores, and traveled to Vienna to gather research materials. He published Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music in 1991.
For years Stewart taught “The Wilderness and Human Values,” at Muir College which culminated in a week-long hike led by Stewart in the Sierra Nevada mountains. During the 21 years he served as Provost, he also founded a faculty jazz group, “The Moldy Figs,” in which he played both slide trombone and flugle horn.
On the occasion of Muir college's 30th anniversary in 1998, Muir Commons, the center of student life on the campus, was re-dedicated as Stewart Commons in his honor.
Stewart died August 31, 2007 in Oakland, California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The John Stewart papers reflect the research endeavors by Stewart, as an author and scholar of humanities. The bulk of the collection documents extensive research on the career of composer Ernst Krenek for the biography Ernst Krenek: The Man and His Music (1991). Materials include notes and translations on correspondence, works of Krenek, and typescript drafts. Other elements of the collection include teaching materials and writings by Stewart.
The papers are arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC, 3) WRITINGS BY STEWART, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, and 5) MISCELLANEOUS.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters from colleagues and friends regarding personal and scholarly activities from 1971-1996. Notable correspondents include Ernst Krenek and author Friedrich Saathen. Also included are letters concerning the production of Ernst Krenek's musical works.
SERIES 2: ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC
The bulk of the second series contains the research materials collected for the publication of the Ernst Krenek biography. The series is divided into four subseries: A) Research Materials, B) Miscellaneous, C) Audiorecording, and D) Typescript Drafts.
The files collect and document inclusive notes on Krenek's correspondence with family and colleagues, musical works, and writings written by and about the composer. The series also contains miscellaneous research guides and lists, book publication related materials, reel-to-reel audiorecordings of interviews conducted by Stewart with Krenek.
The book materials also include the typescript drafts and page proofs for chapters 1-12, written between 1986-1991.
SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY STEWART
The WRITINGS series contains typescript drafts for published and unpublished manuscripts authored by Stewart including his book The Burden of Time: The Fugitive and Agrarians (1965), a biography of two literary groups that originated in Nashville, TN who, in the early 1920s, had a strong influence on American letters focusing on the writing of John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. The series is arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 4: TEACHING MATERIALS
The TEACHING MATERIALS span Stewart's career as a lecturer from Dartmouth College to UCSD, as the creator of the Muir College course "The Wilderness and Human Values". Arranged alphabetically, the files include lecture notes, syllabi, and class materials.
SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS
Included in the MISCELLANEOUS series are various subject files including photographs of John Stewart, clippings, and an audiocassette recording of a lecture for the UCSD Friends of Music.

Restrictions

Audiorecordings are restricted. Researchers must request user copies.

Acquisition Information

Not Available.

Preferred Citation

John Stewart Paper, MSS 614. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

John Muir College.
Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archives

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Language of Material: English
Box 1, Folder 1

American Music Teacher 1975-1985

Box 1, Folder 2

Krenek, Ernst 1972-1991

Box 1, Folder 3

Life of Orestes 1973-1984

Box 1, Folder 4

Powell, Anthony 1961

Box 1, Folder 5

What Price Confidence 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 6-10

Chronological 1971-1996

 

ERNST KRENEK: THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC

 

Research Materials

 

Notes on correspondence

Box 2, Folder 1

Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund 1929-1964

Box 2, Folder 2

Cizek, Emanuela Josefa Auguste 1950-1964

Box 2, Folder 3

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich 1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 5

Krenek, Ernst Josef, Sr

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous universities 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 7

Moehn, Heinz 1961

Box 2, Folder 8-10

1938-1966

 

Notes on writings by Krenek

Box 2, Folder 11

Darsteller in der Opera 1925

Box 2, Folder 12

Mechanisierung der Musik? 1925

Box 2, Folder 13

Minor program notes for Staatstheatercassel 1925

Box 2, Folder 14

Musik im Schauspiel November, 1925

Box 2, Folder 15

Über die Operette December, 1925

Box 2, Folder 16

Die Revue 1925-1926

Box 2, Folder 17

Beurteilung des Theaters March, 1926

Box 2, Folder 18

Orpheus und Eurydice May, 1926

Box 2, Folder 19

Der Triumph der Empfinsamkeit May, 1926

Box 2, Folder 20

Das Theater als Bildungsanstalt 1926-1927

Box 2, Folder 21

Das Dekorative Element in Theater December, 1926

Box 2, Folder 22

Kunst und Sport June, 1927

Box 2, Folder 23

Mechnisierung der Kunst 1927

Box 2, Folder 24

Die Opernkomposition 1927

Box 2, Folder 25

Der Opernstoff April, 1927

Box 2, Folder 26

Der Operntext 1927

Box 2, Folder 27

Über den Geschmack 1927

Box 2, Folder 28

Über die Technische Ausfuhrung meiner Oper 'Jonny Spielt Auf' 1927

Box 2, Folder 29

Über die Beziehungen von Oper und Schauspiel 1927

Box 2, Folder 30

Zum Beschluss 1927

Box 2, Folder 31

Various early stage notes and comments on Jonny Spielt auf 1927-1928

Box 2, Folder 32

Meine Drei Einakter 1928

Box 2, Folder 33

Freiheit und Technik 1929

Box 2, Folder 34

Zu Meinen Orchesterwerken op. 43, 54, 58 1929

Box 2, Folder 35

Banalitäten 1930

Box 2, Folder 36-37

Commentary on Leben des Orest 1930

Box 2, Folder 38

Fortshritt und Reaktion 1930

Box 2, Folder 39

Aus Briefen einer Osterreichischen Freundes 1930-1931

Box 2, Folder 40

Zur Frage des Textuerstehen in der Oper 1931

Box 2, Folder 41

Die Erneuerung Offenbach's durch Karl Kraus 1931-1932

Box 2, Folder 42

Musikalische Mobilwachung 1932

Box 2, Folder 43

Was es im Tonfilm immer noch gibt 1932

Box 2, Folder 44

Commentary on Karl V 1933

Box 2, Folder 45

Krenek's bibliography for Karl V prepared 1933

Box 2, Folder 46

Arnold Schonberg 1934

Box 2, Folder 47

Austria 1934

Box 2, Folder 48

Experience with the Twelve Tone System 1934

Box 2, Folder 49

Konservativ und Radical 1934

Box 3, Folder 1

Webern's Weiner Konzerte 1934

Box 3, Folder 2

Bruno Walter Spricht von den Moralischen 1935

Box 3, Folder 3

Fragen des Volkmusik 1935

Box 3, Folder 4

Kunstlerische und Wissenschaftliche Geschitchtes Betrachtung 1935

Box 3, Folder 5

Zwischen "Blubo" unde "Asphalt" 1935

Box 3, Folder 6

Journal of the Composing of Symeon 1935-1936

Box 3, Folder 7

Music related to Karl V 1935-1938

Box 3, Folder 8

Analysis of Karl V written for Barcelona 1936

Box 3, Folder 9

Die Musikalischen System der Nachtkriegzeit 1936

Box 3, Folder 10

Music and Mathematics 1936

Box 3, Folder 11

Remembering Karl Kraus 1936

Box 3, Folder 12

Was Erwanter der Komponist von der Musikziehung 1936

Box 3, Folder 12

Zu Rilkes Zehnten Todestag 1936

Box 3, Folder 13

Auf dem Wasser zu Singen 1937

Box 3, Folder 14

Die Drei Mantel der Anton K. 1937-1938

 

Amerikanische Stadtebilder

Box 3, Folder 16

12 Tone Technique and Modal Music - From Diary 1940

Box 3, Folder 17

Inspiration in Music 1943

Box 3, Folder 18

Comments on Fifth Piano Sonata 1952

Box 3, Folder 19

Roving Composer in Western Germany 1952

Box 3, Folder 20

Sinn and Unsinn der Modernen Musik 1955

Box 3, Folder 21

Notes for the Princeton seminar 1959

Box 3, Folder 22

Komponist und Horer 1960

Box 3, Folder 23

Hol' der Henker eure beiden Hauser 1964

Box 3, Folder 24

Preamble to Prose Dramen Verse 1965

Box 3, Folder 25

UCSD Lectures 1970-1972

Box 3, Folder 26

Ernst Krenek im Gesprach mit seinem Zweiten ich 1973

Box 3, Folder 27

Krenek on singing contemporary music 1982

 

Notes on musical works by Krenek

 

Librettos

Box 3, Folder 28

Der Sprung über den Schatten (The Leap Over the Shadow), Op. 17 1923

Box 3, Folder 29

Orpheus und Eurydike - Kokoschka text 1927

Box 3, Folder 30

Orpheus und Eurydike - Revisions and translations 1927

Box 3, Folder 31

Four Songs and Old Poets, Op. 53 1927

Box 3, Folder 32

Durch die Nacht - Words by Karl Kraus, Op. 67 1930-1931

Box 3, Folder 33

17th Century Poems related to Gesänge des Spæten Jahres, Op. 71 1931

Box 3, Folder 34

Gesänges des Späten Jahres, Op. 71 1931

Box 4, Folder 1

Karl V - English libretto 1933

Box 4, Folder 2

Ausgerechnet und Verspielt (Computed and Confounded), Op. 179 1961

Box 4, Folder 3

Chrysomallos (Der Goldene Bock; The Golden Ram), Op. 186 1963

Box 4, Folder 4

Glauben und Wissen, Op. 194 - German text, translation, and notes 1966

Box 4, Folder 5

Sardakai - English translation with corrections 1969

Box 4, Folder 6

Der Zauberspiegel - Corrections 1975

 

Scores

Box 4, Folder 7

Symeon der Stylit, Op. 77 1935-1936

General note

Includes composing notes.
Box 4, Folder 8

Symphonic Elegy, Op. 105 1946

General note

Includes concert review.
Box 4, Folder 9

Sonata for Piano, No. 4, Op. 114 1948

Box 4, Folder 10

Twenty Miniatures for Piano, Op. 139 1953-1954

Box 4, Folder 11

Flaschenpost von Paradies, Op. 217 1972-1973

 

Notes on musical programs and reviews

Box 4, Folder 12

Die Zwingburg (The Stronghold), Op. 14 1922

General note

Includes notes on program.
Box 4, Folder 13

Der Sprung über den Schatten (The Leap Over the Shadow), Op. 17

Box 4, Folder 14

Orpheus and Eurydike 1926-1974

Box 4, Folder 15

Mammon 1927

Box 4, Folder 16

Johnny Spielt Auf 1928-1980

Box 4, Folder 17

Leben des Orest 1930-1975

Box 4, Folder 18

Pallas Athene Weint (Pallas Athene Weeps) 1955

Box 4, Folder 19

Sestina, Op. 161 1957

Box 4, Folder 20

Chrysolmallas (Der Golden Bock; The Golden Ram) 1964

Box 4, Folder 21

Quintina über die Fünfvokale 1965

General note

1973 performance.
Box 4, Folder 22

Krenek - Events surrounding Muir Fellowship 1968

Box 4, Folder 23

Sardakai, Op. 206 1968-1969

General note

1970 performance.
Box 4, Folder 24

Orga-Nastro, Op. 212, for organ and tape 1971

General note

1980 recording.
Box 5, Folder 1

Events surrounding Krenek's 75th year 1975

Box 5, Folder 2

UCSD Krenek Tribute 1978

Box 5, Folder 3

UCSB Krenek Festival 1979

Box 5, Folder 4

UCSD Krenek Festival 1979

Box 5, Folder 5

Krenek's 80th Birthday events 1980

Box 5, Folder 6

Arc of Life 1981

Box 5, Folder 7

Schubert - Krenek Recital 1984

Box 5, Folder 8

85th Birthday Celebration 1985

Box 5, Folder 9

Video program on Krenek 1988

Box 5, Folder 10

Miscellaneous programs and reviews

 

Writings on Krenek

Box 5, Folder 11

Drew. "On Medea" at Darmstaadt 1954

Box 5, Folder 12

Jeffrey, Charles. "Composer and his Interpreter: The Relationship between Ernst Krenek and Glenn Gould"

Box 5, Folder 13

Neuwirth, Gosta. "Remarks on Some Later Works of Ernst Krenek" 1980

Box 5, Folder 14

Regenhardt, Joanne. "Genius Personified" 1990

 

Zenck, Claudia

Box 5, Folder 15

"12 Piano Variations," Op. 79 1977

Box 5, Folder 16

Notes on 6th Quartet

Box 5, Folder 17

"On Krenek and the Kranichsteiner Musikinstitut" 1980

Box 5, Folder 18

"On Krenek from 1928-1934"

Box 5, Folder 19

"On Sestina"

Box 5, Folder 20

Zenck, Martin. "The Uncontemporaries of the New - The Eighth String Quartet of Ernst Krenek" 1984

 

Notes and articles about Krenek

Box 5, Folder 21

Analysis of the text of Spätlese

Box 5, Folder 22

Between Two Cultures

Box 5, Folder 23

Dissembler in the Works of Ernst Krenek

Box 5, Folder 24

Dissembler in the Works of Ernst Krenek

Box 5, Folder 25

Essay on Krenek for Grove

Box 5, Folder 26

Harmony and Dissonance in Spätlese

Box 5, Folder 27

Intro to Krenek's Music

Box 5, Folder 28

Krenek and Adorno

Box 6, Folder 1

Krenek as an essayist 1980

Box 6, Folder 2

Krenek as teacher

Box 6, Folder 3

Krenek in America 1990

Box 6, Folder 4

Krenek's letters

Box 6, Folder 5

Krenek's manuscripts

Box 6, Folder 6

Listening notes

Box 6, Folder 7

Masks of Ernst Krenek

Box 6, Folder 8

Remarks at Krenek Festival in Palm Springs 1975

Box 6, Folder 9

Talk on Schubert and Krenek 1984

Box 6, Folder 10

Schubert, Krenek, und Webern 1984

Box 6, Folder 11

Notes on Symeon

Box 6, Folder 12

University as Patron 1988

Box 6, Folder 13

Untitled biographical sketch of Krenek for Goethe Institute

Box 6, Folder 14

Women in the Operas of Ernst Krenek

 

Research guides and lists

Box 6, Folder 15

Annotated bibliography of the Writings of Ernst Krenek 1976

General note

Including books, essays, reviews, articles, lectures. Contribution written, edited and co-authored by Ernst Krenek from 1925-1974. Written by William W. Chase.
Box 6, Folder 16

Audiorecordings at UCSD Library

Box 6, Folder 17

Bibliography of published writings 1955

Box 6, Folder 18

Chart showing types of Krenek essays

Box 6, Folder 19

Chronology of American years 1937-1973

Box 6, Folder 20

Chronology of avant garde music 1945

Box 6, Folder 21

Krenek historical chronology 1900-1988

Box 6, Folder 22

Krenek manuscripts in the Library of Congress 1966

Box 6, Folder 23

Krenek materials in the Moldenauer Archives

Box 6, Folder 24

List of Krenek's important writings 1978

Box 6, Folder 25

Outline of life 1920-1965

Box 6, Folder 26

Preliminary catalogue of the musical and literary works by Ernst Krenek 1978

Box 6, Folder 27

Provisional discography - Ernst Krenek 1979

File Plan note

Compiled by Joan Allen Smith.
Box 6, Folder 28

Ratings of Krenek works

Box 6, Folder 29

Reviews from the Friedrich Saathen papers

Box 7, Folder 1

Selected bibliography of writings by and about Ernst Krenek with a discography

Box 7, Folder 2

Texts in programs - A locater

Box 7, Folder 3

Travel itineraries 1937-1980

 

Miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 4

Book contract November 27, 1972

Box 7, Folder 5

"Ernst Krenek: An Intellectual Biography" - Book description 1988

 

Photographs

Box 7, Folder 6

Career biographical. Includes production and portraits

Box 7, Folder 7

Early biographical. Includes photographs of Krenek as a child, family, and early career

Box 7, Folder 8

Other composers and contemporaries

Box 7, Folder 9

Project funding 1975

 

Audiorecordings

Box 8, Folder 1

Interviews with Ernst Krenek by John Stewart. Includes 7.5" reel-to-reel tape copies from audio cassettes, reels 1-14

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 9, Folder 1

Interviews with Ernst Krenek by John Stewart. Includes 7.5" reel-to-reel tape copies from audio cassettes, reels 13-24

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
 

Typescript Drafts

Box 10, Folder 1

Foreward 1979

Box 10, Folder 2

Prologue 1979

Box 10, Folder 3-14

Chapters 1-12 with edits 1979

Box 10, Folder 15

Epilogue 1979

 

Various drafts

Box 10, Folder 16-20

Prologue & chapters 1-4 1986

Box 11, Folder 1-5

Chapters 5-8 & Prologue notes 1986

Box 11, Folder 6

Additional corrections 1987-1988

Box 11, Folder 7-10

Chapters 1-12 1989

Box 12, Folder 1

Chapter 13 1989

Box 12, Folder 2-6

Page proofs 1991

 

WRITINGS BY STEWART

Box 13, Folder 1

"Achievement of Robert Penn Warren", South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 47, Number 4 October, 1948

Box 13, Folder 2

"Breaking the Mold" - Commencement address, Denison University, Ohio 1933

Box 13, Folder 3

Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - Correspondence 1956-1987

Box 13, Folder 4

Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - Book reviews 1965-1967

Box 13, Folder 5

Burden of Time: Fugitives and Agrarians (1965) - "The Fugitive's Return" - Chapter 5 - Typescript draft

Box 13, Folder 6

"Ernst Krenek" - Chapter 2 - Typescript

Box 13, Folder 7

Few Thoughts on the Arts at UCSD 1964

Box 13, Folder 8

"Poetry of George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham" - Thesis submitted for Masters of Arts, Ohio State University 1939

Box 13, Folder 9

"Premises of Phrase Structures and Total Centering in the Music of Claude Debussy and Analyses of Selected Works - Chapter 5 - Typescript draft

Box 13, Folder 10

"Robert Penn Warren and the Knot of History", Journal of English Literary History, Volume 26, Number 1 March, 1959

Box 13, Folder 11

Role of the Hopkins Center in Liberal Education at Dartmouth College

Box 14, Folder 1

Talk on Yeats and His Poetry on Old Age - Notes

Box 14, Folder 2

"Wilderness and Human Values" - David Marc Belkin preface 1984

Box 14, Folder 3

Writing by and about Robert Penn Warren

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

Box 14, Folder 4

Art of Fiction - Literature 414 Spring, 1991

Box 14, Folder 5-6

Contemporary Issues - "The Wilderness and Human Values" Spring, 1989

Box 14, Folder 7

Dartmouth College - English 64 - Class materials 1959-1960

Box 14, Folder 8

English Literature 126 - Modern Fiction Winter, 1974

Box 14, Folder 9

Seminar on William Faulkner - Literature 252 Spring, 1972

Box 14, Folder 10

"Theory of Literature" - Guest lecture, Wesleyan University 1962

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Box 15, Folder 1

Calendar 1964

Box 15, Folder 2

Lecture on modern music - Friends of Music - Audiocassette, 90 minutes January 22, 1990

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 15, Folder 3

Memorial for Ernst Krenek, 1900-1991 - Program February 9, 1992

Box 15, Folder 4

Merrill Moore - Subject clippings

Box 15, Folder 5

Photograph - John Stewart, Vienna 1984

Box 15, Folder 6

Staying Active: Wellness After Sixty - Voice-over script August 13, 1984

Box 15, Folder 7

To-do list 1977-1992