Inventory of the Jonathan Elkus Papers, 1940-[ongoing]
Inventory of the Jonathan Elkus Papers, 1940-[ongoing]
Collection number: ARCHIVES ELKUS 3The Music Library
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- Collection Processed By:
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- Finding Aid Created By
- Michelle Buchmeier and Atsuko Tanida
- Date Completed
- July 1997, Oct. 1998 (added material)
- Encoded By
- James Lake and Xiuzhi Zhou; re-encoded programmatically by EAD Stylus
- Revised By
- Judy Tsou
7 oversize legal document boxes
3 flat storage boxes
1 oversize storage boxes
SERIES 1: MUSIC COMPOSITIONS
SUBSERIES A: Instrumental Music by J. Elkus
Music to Jean Anovih's Antigone. Printed sketches for wind ensemble.
The Apocalypse - A Rag. Holograph full score for concert band.
The CC Rag. Holograph full score for concert band in pencil.
The CC Rag. Printed conductor'ss score.
Camino Real. Incidental music and dances for block eleven (fiesta) for Tennessee Williams's play." Manuscript in pencil with sketch for block nine. Includes Sandor Salgo's markings.
Camino Real. Photostat piano scores and sketches.
Chiaroscuro for Concert Band. Holograph full score in pencil and red ink.
Chiaroscuro for Concert Band. Printed conductor's score.
Julius Caesar. Sketches in pencil, notes and corrections in pen.
Julius Caesar. Incidental music to Shakespeare's plays. Manuscript of orchestral parts in ink.
SUBSERIES B: Dramatic Works by J. Elkus
Charmed Waters. Manuscript (mostly in pencil, with some photocopied pages inserted) of vocal score with markings and corrections.
Charmed Waters. Sketches.
Charmed Waters. Orchestra masters, manuscript in ink.
Charmed Waters. Photocopy of manuscripts. Parts (drum set and percussion).
Cinderella. Bound manuscript of vocal score in ink. Newspaper article and program attached to the first few pages of the score.
The Dorados. Manuscript of vocal score. Ozalid.
The Magic of Oz. Vocal score. Includes souvenir coloring and storybook. Photocopy of manuscript.
The Mandarin. Libretto by Richard Franko Goldman. Published by Carl Fischer, Inc.
The Mandarin. Copy of libretto published by J.B. Elkus and Son.
Five songs from Odyssey. Manuscript, vocal score. 34 lvs in ink.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Libretto by Robert Bander. (photocopy).
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Libretto (photocopy). Editorial markings by Gustav Reese of Carl Fischer.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Libretto (photocopy). Editorial markings by Robert Bander. Includes a letter from Bander to the composer.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Sketches and revisions in pencil and prints of vocal score.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Vocal score with editorial markings by Arthur Bloom. Loose leaves, mimeograph and prints. Includes letter by Bloom to the composer.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Manuscript of vocal score in ink, originally inserted in three 14" x 17" sketchbooks.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Sections to be inserted to vocal score. Manuscript in ink.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Bound vocal score with notes and corrections made in red pencil. Includes program and photograph.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Manuscript of full score in pencil.
Outcasts of Poker Flat. Master for orchestra parts." Manuscript in ink.
Tom Sawyer. Published libretto.
Tom Sawyer. Published vocal score.
Tom Sawyer. Bound printed vocal score and libretto (unbound) inserted in a pocket. Notes in pencil.
Tom Sawyer. Bound printed full score. With some markings in red pencil.
Tom Sawyer. 3 photographs of manuscript with a note, originally inserted in the printed full score (Box 12 folder 3).
Tom Sawyer. Galop. Ozalid manuscript.
Treasure Island. Published libretto. Words by Bruce Snyder.
Treasure Island. Published vocal score.
Treasure Island. Full score. Bound manuscript in ink.
Valthek. Typescript of libretto [27 lvs].
Valthek. Typescript of synopsis and lyrics [11 lvs].
Valthek. Lead sheets, manuscript in ink [13 lvs].
Valthek. Orchestra masters, Adummies@ and miscellaneous notes.
Valthek. Vocal score. Manuscript in pencil.
Valthek. Guitar parts in pencil, loose leaves.
Valthek. Electric keyboard part in pencil.
Valthek. Bass part in pencil.
Valthek. B=clarinet and E=Alto sax part in pencil.
Valthek. Baritone part in pencil.
Valthek. Drum set part in pencil.
Valthek. Percussion part in pencil.
Venice à la Mode. Synopsis and libretto. Typescript. Words by Robert Bander. Last version, 1977 [22 lvs].
Venice à la Mode. Libretto with corrections and insertions made in pen by Robert Bander. Typescript [14 lvs].
Venice à la Mode. Libretto, 2nd draft. Typescript [17 lvs].
Venice à la Mode. Libretto, 3rd draft. Typescript [21 lvs].
SUBSERIES C: Music Arranged by J. Elkus
Bliss, Arthur. Fanfare: Prelude for The Age of Kings. Condensed score. Incomplete pencil copy, complete ink and ozalid copies.
Bliss, Arthur. Fanfare: Prelude for The Age of Kings. Manuscript. Full score in ink and pencil. Parts in ink and published copies.
Ives, Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Photographs interleaved with photocopies of manuscript.
Ives, Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Page proof with correction.
Ives, Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Photocopy of holograph full score.
Ives Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Page proof with corrections.
Ives, Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Printed full score.
Ives, Charles E. Thanksgiving and Forefather's Day. Critical commentary.
Jacobi, Frederick. The Prodigal Son. Manuscript (photocopy).
Joplin, Scott. Ragtime-Dance for Symphonic band. Published full score.
Joplin, Scott. Ragtime-Dance for Symphonic band. Holograph. Full score in pencil and red ink.
Sly, Allan Passacaglia for Piano. Submitted to Jonathan Elkus to transcribe for band. The arrangement was never done.
Wagner, Richard. Siegfried's Funeral March.
SUBSERIES D: Music Published By J. Elkus
Armer, Elinor. String Quartet 1983. (J.B. Elkus and Son)
Cushing, Charles. Piece for Clarinet and Piano. (J.B. Elkus and Son)
Cushing, Charles. Piece for Clarinet and Piano. Ozalid copies. Manuscript. Arthur Bloom, copyist.
O=Neill, Eugene. Eugene O'Neill Song Book. (East Bay Books)
O=Neill, Eugene. Eugene O=Neill Song Book, marked proof copy. (East Bay Books)
SUBSERIES E: Music by Others
Bliss, Arthur. Age of Kings. Bound ozalid full score of prelude and postlude. Includes small, published condensed score of prelude, chorale, and postlude, arr. by F. Erickson.
Bliss, Arthur. 3 Published conductor's scores of Fanfare for Heaven, Three Jubilant Fanfares and Three Solemn Fanfares, Two Royal Fanfares.
Ferguson, Howard. A Festive Fanfare. Full score (copied from parts by J. Elkus). (original manuscript, photocopy print) Includes published music parts for 4 B= trumpets and 3 trombones.
Neale, Charles. Zueline Galop. Arrangement of Albert Elkus's original 1896 composition for military band. Manuscript in ink [6 lvs].
Weil, Oscar. Ah, Thou Golden Month of May. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
Weil, Oscar. If Love, Like Spring, Can Come and Go. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
Weil, Oscar. No Tears Have We to Shed. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
Weil, Oscar. On Meadow and Hillside. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
Weil, Oscar. Tears are Idle and Said the Sallow. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
Weil, Oscar. Ye Winds of Nature. Published score, SATB and piano accompaniment.
SERIES 2: DOCUMENTS
SUBSERIES A: Correspondences (often with other documents)
Bander, Robert. Letters and photographs.
Bander, Robert. Letters regarding Outcast of Poker Flat and Venice à la Mode. Legal agreement, letters from Carl Fischer publishing company, card from Muriel Thebault, sketches, copy of libretto, newspaper article on Bander, etc.
Bander, Robert. Letter regarding S.R. Beckler's version of Outcasts of Poker Flat. Includes newspaper clipping and program.
Field, Sara Bard.
Pharris, Elizabeth. Letters, papers, concert programs, and 2 photographs. (regarding Outcast of Poker Flat
Renzi, Dorothy. Letters, resume, and 4 photographs. (regarding Outcast of Poker Flat
Schwabacher, James. Letter regarding Outcasts of Poker Flat.
Stricklen, Edward Griffith.
Taylor, Alice. Letters and a photograph. (regarding Outcast of Poker Flat
Unidentified correspondents. 3 letters.
SUBSERIES B: Scrapbook
Scrapbook (removed for conservation 11/98)
SERIES 3: CONCERTS, PERFORMANCES
SUBSERIES A: Concert Programs
SUBSERIES B: Documents related to performances and productions of Jonathan Elkus's music
Charmed Waters. Notes to band members, faculty.
Outcasts of Poker Flat.
Correspondence. See correspondence under Bander, Pharris, Renizi, Schwabacher, Taylor.
Dow Publishers. Correspondence.
Funds -- Salz Fund.
Funds -- Institute of Research. Includes accounts, requisitions, invoices regarding vocal score.
Legal agreement. Papers regarding Bander-Elkus agreement.
Photographs. 63 black and white photographs in 13 envelopes.
Program. Lists of names of people involved in the production.
Prospects. Correspondences with various people and organizations for possible attendance, publication, performances, etc.
Publicity. Photographs of cast members, letters, notes, stage plot, etc. (original folder label: Publicity (Hansen))
Publicity releases by Dept. of Music.
Publicity and Reviews. Newspaper clippings.
Publicity and Reviews. Photocopies of newspaper clippings.
Publicity and Reviews. Magazines: Lehigh Alumni Bulletin (June 1960) and Music of the West (Mar 1961).
Santa Fe Opera Company. Correspondence. Includes J. Crosby's comments.
Staging and technical aspects of production.
West Bay Opera Association. Correspondence.
Notes to band members, rehearsal schedule, list of names.
Synopsis, program, ticket, newspaper article, etc.
SERIES 4: COLLEGE CLASS NOTES AND ASSIGNMENTS
English 128-- Fall 1952.
Music 20C-- Spring 1952.
Music 127A-- Fall 1952.
Music 118B-- Fall 1951.
SERIES 5: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MARCHING BAND
Miscellaneous marching band parts.
Miscellaneous documents I.
Miscellaneous documents II.
Speech given by Jonathan Elkus.
SERIES 6: PUBLISHING COMPANIES OWNED BY J. ELKUS
SUBSERIES A: East Bay Books
Materials of Matador Monograph Series, This Misery of Boots.
This Misery of Boots.
SUBSERIES B: Elkus Press
The Elkus Press. Correspondence.
SUBSERIES C: J.B. Elkus & Son Music Publishers
Materials for The Mandarin.
The Mandarin, regarding transfer from Carl Fischer. Correspondence with Alexandra Goldman, D.F.G., Arthur Cohen (Carl Fischer), Douglas Jones (MMB), etc.
SUBSERIES D: Overland Music Distributors
Documents and info for obtaining a business license.
Business cards, stationary, list of music published.
SERIES 7: OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
Composer's Forum. Correspondence.
The Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music. Newsletter.
King's Music. Catalogs, published scores, etc.
MMB Music, Inc. Performance catalog for 1992.
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Letters regarding acquisition of Colt's Armory Press.
Miscellaneous. Samples of letterheads from music publishing companies, letters.
SERIES 8: SOUND RECORDINGS
SUBSERIES A: Elkus's Compositions
CC Rag in Western District Winter Festival Concert, LP.
The Cal Band March, Chiaroscuro in 1982 Zone 9 Area All-State Concert, LP.
Camino Real in Carnegie Hall Concert, LP.
Camino Real. Lehigh University and Cornell University Concert Bands, LP.
Camino Real in P.M.E.A. Regional Band, LP.
The Dorados. Lehigh University Band and Glee Club, LP. 2 copies.
Football Sequence in Lehigh Sounds, LP.
Golden Bear Fanfare in Songs of California, LP.
I See You Everywhere in Big Game Gaieties 1954, LP.
Julius Caesar. Reel -to-reel tape.
Julius Caesar. Lehigh University Band, LP.
Marching Lehigh Sequence, Precision Drill in Moonshine and Marches, LP.
The Mandarin. Lehigh University Band, reel-to-reel tape.
Medea. Lehigh University Band, reel-to-reel tape.
Medea. Performed at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, reel-to-reel. tape.
Oedipus in She's Gone!, LP.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat. Reel-to-reel tape.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat. LP.
SUBSERIES B: Music Arranged by Elkus
Big Game Gaieties of 1955, LP.
Big Game Gaieties of 1956, vol. I & II; LP.
Centennial Song by Godfrey, Salute to Lehigh University by Bliss in Pops, LP.
Fanfare-Songs-Marches: The 97, LP.
Of Thee I Sing, vol. I & II; LP.
Prelude and Chorus of the Brigands from "Ernani" by Verdi, Lehigh University Band and Glee Club, LP.
Prelude and Processional from "Henry VIII" by Saint-Saëns, in Eastern District Band Festival, LP.
Prelude and Processional, Twin Valley High School, LP.
A Son of a Gambler by Ives, in P.M.E.A. Southern District Band Festival 1964, LP.
SUBSERIES C: Elkus as Performer
Freedom High School Patriot Band, LP.
1966 Twin Valley Band Festival, LP.
SERIES 9: POSTERS
8 posters of various concerts and performances.
SERIES 10: MATERIALS RELATED TO J. ELKUS'S FRIENDS
Clement, Ada. A Few Reminiscences by Ada Clement, booklet.
Langinger, Herman. Inventory of Langinger's archive.
Sessions, Roger. Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, etc.
SERIES 11: MISCELLANY
Jonathan Elkus's miscellaneous notes on the collection.