Guide to the William L. Crosten Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0765
Creator: Crosten, William L. (William Loran), 1909-2001.
Title: William L. Crosten papers
Dates: 1952-2001
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes biographical materials; several typescript articles; lecture notes; assorted programs, clippings, and press releases on Stanford performances; and notes, lists, and typescript histories of Stanford's music department and programs.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

William L. Crosten Papers (SC0765). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

William Loran Crosten established the Stanford Music Department and served as its chair from 1947 to 1973 when he retired. He earned his doctorate in musicology from Columbia University in 1946; as a scholar he specialized in opera history and aesthetics.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes biographical materials; several typescript articles; lecture notes; assorted programs, clippings, and press releases on Stanford performances; and notes, lists, and typescript histories of Stanford's music department and programs.

Access Terms

Crosten, William L. (William Loran), 1909-2001.
Stanford University. Department of Music.
Stanford University. Libraries. Music Library


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical materials, including his obituary and memorial program 2001

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1967-71

Box 1, Folder 3

"American Music Comes of Age"

Box 1, Folder 4

"Creative Music in the United States during the Period 1900-1935"

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Operas of Gian-Carlo Menotti"

Box 1, Folder 6

"Story of 'The Count Ory'"

Box 1, Folder 7

"Word and Tone in Purcell's Dramatic Music: Some Rhythmic Aspects"

Box 1, Folder 8

Musicians biographies (William Turner Walton, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Manuel de Falla)

Box 1, Folder 9

Wagner: Tristan prelude – mss lecture with music notation

Box 1, Folder 10

Lecture notes with music notation – Bach chorale #23 and Schubert waltz Op. 18 no. 10

Box 1, Folder 11

Opera notes

Box 1, Folder 12

Clippings 1956-2001

Box 1, Folder 13

Ballad of Baby Doe (includes Crosten's article, clippings, and program) 1956-61

Box 1, Folder 14

Stanford performances, assorted programs, clippings, press releases 1952-86

Box 1, Folder 15

Music Library – notes and history

Box 1, Folder 16

Stanford's Early Music Program, history of

Box 1, Folder 17

Music Education Program, history of

Box 1, Folder 18

History of Stanford's Music Department, mss notes

Box 1, Folder 19

Faculty appointments, lists

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence (mostly invitations to musicians to come to Stanford) 1953-69