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Guide to the John and Anna Gillespie Research Files for Notable Twentieth-Century Pianists
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John and Anna Gillespie research files for Notable twentieth-century pianists
    Dates: 1900-1995
    Collection number: PA Mss 68
    Creator: Gillespie, John, 1921-
    Creator: Gillespie, Anna.
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Research files on twentieth century pianists compiled by John and Anna Gillespie for the book "Notable twentieth-century pianists: a bio-critical sourcebook" (Greenwood press, 1995). Files include photocopied clippings of articles, books and concert reviews, programs, publicity materials, photographs, and correspondence.
    Extent: 13 linear ft. 9 boxes
    Physical location: Boxes 1-8 are stored off-site at SRLF. Advanced notice is required for access to these materials. Box 9 is available in the Special Collections department. Please contact the UCSB Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English German Italian French

    Restrictions on Access

    PARTS OF COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE at SRLF. Advance notice required for access.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    John and Anna Gillespie research files for Notable twentieth-century pianists. PA Mss 68, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Anna Gillespie, 2006.

    Biography / Administrative History

    John E. (Jack) Gillespie (1921-2003) was professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara for over 40 years. He authored "Five Centuries of Keyboard Music" (1964), "The Musical Experience" (1968), "Nineteenth-Century European Piano Music," "Nineteenth-Century American Piano Music," "Notable Twentieth-Century Pianists: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook," (1995) and numerous articles. He also made a series of recordings of harpsichord music. His wife, Anna Gillespie, collaborated with her husband on many of his projects.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is made up of research files on twentieth century pianists compiled by John and Anna Gillespie for their book "Notable twentieth-century pianists: a bio-critical sourcebook" (Greenwood press, 1995). The collection is organized into the following series: I. Artists, II. Educators, III. Instruments, IV. Photographs. Series I, which includes the great majority of the materials, is organized alphabetically by pianist. These files contain a mix of clippings of articles, books, concert reviews, programs, publicity materials and correspondence featuring artists (primarily pianists). Series I has three subseries containing research materials devoted to a pianist, multiple pianists, and prominent harpsichordists. Series II contains research material on piano educator Tobias Matthay. Series III includes articles and book excerpts on the development of musical instruments; specifically player pianos, harpsichords and organs. Series IV includes the photographs published in the Gillespies’ book “Notable Twentieth Century Pianists.”

    Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: I. Artists, II. Educators, III. Instruments, IV. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Pianists--Biography
    Photographs
    Clippings

    Related Material

    Related materials including research files for John and Anna's book "Nineteenth-Century American Piano Music" can be found in the John and Anna Gillespie Collection, housed at the Music Library at the University of Colorado at Boulder.