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Series 1 : Music Compositions

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title. Ozalid copies of manuscripts, unless noted.
Box 1, Folder 1

Alabaster Wool

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 2

Ample Makes This Bed

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 3

As I Love Thee

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 4

At the Gate

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 5

A Cemetery

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 6

A Cemetery

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 8, Folder 1

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score.
Box 5, Folder 1

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (photocopy of holograph transparencies).
Box 5, Folder 2

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (photocopy of holograph transparencies).
Box 5, Folder 3

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (ozalid copy of holograph).
Box 7, Folder 2

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (engraver's first proof).
Box 8, Folder 2

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (first proof).
Box 5 , Folder 4

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (supplemental reading of first proof).
Box 7, Folder 1

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (photocopy of second proof).
Box 5, Folder 5

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Full score (third proof).
Box 6, Folder 1

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (proofs).
Box 6, Folder 2

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (uncorrected first proof).
Box 6, Folder 3

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (ozalid copy of Bacon's arrangement).
Box 6, Folder 4

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (arr. Hans Leschke).
Box 6, Folder 5

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (photocopy of 6:3).
Box 6, Folder 6

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (photostat of ozalid copy).
Box 6, Folder 7

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Vocal score (Leschke arrangement; ink manuscript?).
Box 6, Folder 8

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Choral tenor part (ozalid copy).
Box 6, Folder 9

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Choral soprano part (ozalid copy).
Box 6, Folder 10

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Solo bass part (photocopy of ozalid).
Box 6, Folder 11

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Solo bass part (pencil ms.; text in ink).
Box 6, Folder 12

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Orchestra parts (photocopies of 1936 set; winds and percussion only. See 8:3 for remaining parts).
Box 8, Folder 3

Ecclesiastes : The Song of the Preacher

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Orchestra parts (photocopies of 1936 set. Strings only; see 6:12 for remaining parts).
Box 1, Folder 7

Eden

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 8

Eternity

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 9

Farewell

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 10

Few Get Enough

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 11

Foreign Laws

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by A. E. Housman.
Box 1, Folder 12

I'm Nobody

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 13

In the Silent Night

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 14

The Last Invocation

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 15

The Lasting Stone

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 16

Lingering Last Drops

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 17

Meeker Morn

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 18

The Morns Are Meeker

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 19

The Mountain

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 20

Noah

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

For single voice or unison chorus. Photocopy. For Dr. Franklin : see series 7, subseries A, folders 1-7.
Box 1, Folder 21

Oh, Shadow

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 23

Passage of Infinity

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 24

Past Surmise

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 22

Poor Little Heart

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 25

The Postponeless Creature

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 26

Sailing Homeward

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 1, Folder 27

She Went

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 28

The Simple Days

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 29

The Starry Train

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by A. E. Housman.
Box 1, Folder 30

Summer's Lapse

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 31

Sunset

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 32

The Swamp

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 33

Sweet Is the Swamp

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 34

There Is a Solitude of Space

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 35

There's This to Say

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by A. E. Housman.
Box 1, Folder 36

A Threadless Way

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 37

The Trade of Man

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by A. E. Housman.
Box 1, Folder 38

Treading

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 39

Two Legacies

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 40

Water

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 41

We Never Know

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 42

Weeping and Sighing

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 43

With the First Arbutus

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 44

A Word

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 45

Yellow

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
Box 1, Folder 46

The Yellow Sea

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

On a poem by Emily Dickinson.
 

Series 2 : Writings

Scope and Contents

Divided into two sub-series : Bacon's Column in the Argonaut and Creative Writings. The first sub-series is arranged chronologically; the second, alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 47

Subseries A : Column in The Argonaut (S.F.) January 26-December 28, 1934

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Subseries B : Creative Writing

Physical Description: 2 Folder
Box 1, Folder 48

Fables

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

57 leaves of typescript, 5 leaves of manuscript.
Box 1, Folder 49

Verses, mostly rhymed

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Poems by Bacon. Inscribed to John Edmunds; 1985. Printed volume.
 

Series 3 : Correspondence

Physical Description: 29 Folder

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by author, and then chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 1

Boyden, David 1945

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 1-9

Edmunds, John 1929-1986

Physical Description: 9 Folder

Scope and Contents

Also listed under Series 7, Subseries C.
Box 2, Folder 2

Elkus, Albert 1931-60

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 3

Emerson, Thomas 1985

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 4

Evans, Herbert 1938-61

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 5

Frankenstein, Albert 1938-62

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 6

Gossens, Eugene 1939

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 7

Hall, Jesse 1939-41

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 4, Folder 9

Lengyel, Cornel 1939-87

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Also listed under Series 8, Subseries B.
Box 2, Folder 8

Leschke, Hans 1941-43

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 9

Mallory, Charles

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 10

Raab, Alexander 1926-32

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 11

Search, Frederick Preston 1941-58

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 12

Shere, Charles 1985

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 13

Silvio, Giulio 1931-66

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 14

Stoll, Jeanie 1939-40

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 15

Stoll, Raisch 1935-45

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 16

Sullivan, Noel 1932-54

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 17

Usigli, Gastone 1931-40

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 18

Yagodka, Tomo 1938-48

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 19

Letters from Ernst Bacon to various people 1939

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Carbon copies.
 

Series 4 : Biographical Materials

Physical Description: 2 Folder

Scope and Contents

Lists of published and unpublished works by Bacon, and obituaries and remembrances.
Box 2, Folder 20

List of published works

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 21

List of unpublished works

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 22

Obituaries 3/18-19-/90

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 23

"To Remember Ernst Bacon," by Paul Horgan 3/31/90

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 24

Series 5 : Photographs

Scope and Contents

1) 11" x 14" b/w, accompanied by letters from John Emerson and Arthur Bacon.
2) 5" x 7" b/w
3) 5" x 7" color
 

Series 6 : Recordings

Physical Description: 4 Items

Scope and Contents

Four recordings of compositions by Bacon and others.
binder 4, Item 1

Bacon, Ernst : Violin/Piano Sonata 1987

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 4, Item 2-3

Bacon, Ernst : Oral history 9/16-17/98

Physical Description: 2 Items

Scope and Contents

Interview conducted by Keith Stetson.
Box 4, reel 4

La Pierre, Gerald : Horizons 11/17/75

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Performed by the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, conducted by Gerald La Pierre. 5" reel.
Box 4, reel 5

Reale, Paul : Late Telephone 2/8/72

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

Recorded at Schoenberg Hall, UCLA.
Box 4, reel 6

[Ste...?], Frank : Humble Cake

Physical Description: 1 Reels
Box 4, reel 7

[Unlabeled]

Physical Description: 1 Reels

Scope and Contents

7" reel.
 

Series 7 : John Edmunds

Physical Description: 38 Folder

Scope and Contents

Divided into six subseries : Music Compositions, Writings, Correspondence, Biographical Materials, Photographs, and Miscellaneous. A composer, author, and fabulist, Edmunds was a close friend and long-time collaborator of Bacon.
 

Subseries A : Music

Physical Description: 8 Folder

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts in pencil, unless noted.
Box 2, Folder 25

Geluckig Vaderland

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

From Valerius' Gedenck-clanck. Manuscript in ink.
Box 2, Folder 26

In Praise of Polly

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Inscribed "to my very dear Peggy." Ozalid.
Box 2, Folder 27

Jehovah and the Ark. XXI : Paean

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

FL : All Creatures of Our God and King.
Box 2, Folder 28

Jesus Christ Was Born for Us

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Inscribed "For Peggy Bacon of Berkeley."
Box 2, Folder 29

A Parliament of Fowls

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 30

Putto Care

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

From an anonymous Venetian ballad realized by Edmunds.
Box 2, Folder 31

Songs From a Colonial Tavern 12/15/63

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Corrected copy.
Box 2, Folder 32

Voyage to Ararat : Pavan

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
 

Subseries B : Writings

Scope and Contents

Texts for musical works and essays.
Box 2, Folder 33

Babel (Babylonian Inventions) 8/70

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

A ballet in 3 acts for solo dancers and corps de ballet with music for orchestra, baritone, and alto soloists, and chorus. Scenario by Edmunds.
Box 2, Folder 34

Fables

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Suite for Orchestra and Narrator. Text by Edmunds and Bacon.
Box 2, Folder 35

A Parliament of Fowls

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Text, outlines and notes in pencil and ink.
Box 2, Folder 36\

A Parliament of Fowls. IV : The Amorosia (Wild Swans)

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 37

Jehovah and the Ark = Noah's Ark : A Children's Ballet for Jehovah (Narrator) and Orchestra

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

First version, libretto. Manuscript in ink.
Box 2, Folder 38

Jehoavh and the Ark, a Masque in five scenes for twenty-four children, eight adult solo dancers, and Jehovah (speaker), on a text by John Edmunds 1968

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Libretto.
Box 2, Folder 39\

The Voyage to Ararat : Noah and the Animals, a Ballet to be danced by Children and Adults, with the Prophet Noah as Master of Ceremonies, text by Edmunds 1973

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 40

The Voyage to Ararat (Noah's Ark), a Ballet, with music for two pianos 1974

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 41

[Untitled]

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Photocopy.
Box 2, Folder 42

A. E. Housman and the Composer

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Manuscript in ink.
Box 2, Folder 43

The Songs of Ernst Bacon

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 2, Folder 44

John Clare and the Songs of Ernst Bacon

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Manuscript in ink.
 

Subseries C : Correspondence

Physical Description: 11 Folder

Scope and Contents

Box 3, folders 1-9 also listed under Series 3.
Box 3, Folder 1

To Ernst Bacon 1929-49

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 2

To Ernst Bacon 1950-54

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 3

To Ernst Bacon 1955-59

Box 3, Folder 4

To Ernst Bacon 1960-64

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 5

To Ernst Bacon 1965-69

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 6

To Ernst Bacon 1970-74

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 7

To Ernst Bacon 1975-79

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 8

To Ernst Bacon 1981-86

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 9

To Ernst Bacon

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 10

Guggenheim Foundation 1938

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Letters from others for Edmunds' grant application.
Box 3, Folder 11

Letters regarding the Edmunds Archive 1986-87

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Subseries D : Biographical Materials

Physical Description: 3 Folder
Box 3, Folder 12

Biographical pamphlet 1960s

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 13

Compositions and Editions of XVIIth and XVIIIth Century English and Italian Solo Vocal Music 4/78

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Bound and printed.
Box 3, Folder 14

Obituaries 12/11/86

Physical Description: 1 Folder
Box 3, Folder 15

Subseries E : Photographs

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Three photographs : one 8" x 10" b/w, one 3 3/8" x 4 1/2" b/w, one 3" x 4 1/2" color.
 

Subseries F : Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 3 Folder
Box 3, Folder 16

A Garland of Lyrics 1974

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Taken mainly from mid-seventeenth century and mid-twentieth century sources, chosen by his friend John Edmunds. For Ernst Bacon on the publication of his volume Fifty Songs. 7 leaves, typescript.
Box 3, Folder 17

Poems

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

With a handwritten note to Bacon on the back pages concerning the first performance of Campion Bestiary.
Box 3, Folder 18

Players : The Magazine of American Theatre 4-5/75

Physical Description: 1 Folder
 

Series 8 : Cornel Lengyel

Physical Description: 10 Folder

Scope and Contents

Divided into three sub-series : Writings, Correspondence, and Biographical Materials. An author of books on American history, Lengyel wrote the script (and eventually the libretto) of an opera/musical play on the subject of Benjamin Franklin, which was to have been a collaborative project with Bacon.
 

Subseries A : Writings

Physical Description: 8 Folder

Scope and Contents

Box 4, folders 1-7 are evolving versions of an opera/musical play on the subject of Benjamin Franklin.
Box 4, Folder 1

Bonhomme Richard

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Rough synopsis.
Box 4, Folder 2

Bonhomme Richard. Opera in Three Acts by Ernst Bacon. Libretto by Cornel Lengyel

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Brief outline and rough synopsis.
Box 4, Folder 3

Doctor Franklin, a Comedy-Drama of the American Revolution centering on major events in the life of Benjamin Franklin 1975

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Libretto, some corrections.
Box 4, Folder 4

Doctor Franklin : a Music Play, text and lyrics by Cornel Lengyel, music by Ernst Bacon 1975

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Complete libretto; different version from above.
Box 4, Folder 5

Doctor Franklin : a Music Play, text and lyrics by Cornel Lengyel, music by Ernst Bacon 1975

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Libretto.
Box 4, Folder 6

Doctor Franklin

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Revised pages.
Box 4, Folder 7

Ben Franklin's French Affair 1984

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

A play with incidental music.
Box 4, Folder 8

SOS From Easter Island 1954

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

A play in three acts.
Box 4, Folder 9

Subseries B : Correspondence 1939-87

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Also listed under Series 3.
Box 4, Folder 10

Subseries C : Biographical Materials

Physical Description: 1 Folder

Scope and Contents

Montages of newspaper reviews and headlines, and other clippings.