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Cameron Baird: Bringing Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland to Buffalo

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library May-October 2014. Cameron Baird, founder of the Music Department at the University at Buffalo, was responsible for bringing two of the 20th century's most famous composers to the University to teach: Paul Hindemith and Aaron Copland. Both of the appointments had intriguing stories associated with them that demonstrate the range of Baird's reach in the musical world at the time and provide a measure of his humanitarianism and courage in the face of political factors beyond the world of music. This exhibit presents documentation related to those stories.

Celebrating the Life and Career of Carol June Bradley, 1934-2009

Summary of exhibit curated by John Bewley held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library August 14-October 4, 2009. Contains brief biography of Carol June Bradley, Associate Director of the University at Buffalo Music Library, 1967-1999. It includes a bibliography of her writings.

Center of the Creative and Performing Arts: Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of its Founding

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, January 2015 - May 2015. The exhibition contains some of the documents pertaining to the creation of the Center, along with programs, clippings, and photographs of the first class of Creative Associates.

Chouinard (Joseph) Collection of Images, circa 1928-2006 (Mus. Arc. 71.2)

The collection contains 227 images collected by Joseph Chouinard. The images provide documentation of his life from the age of about two years through age eighty. The collection contains images of his performances with opera companies in Maine, Binghamton, Buffalo, and elsewhere. The collection also contains images from the fourteen months Joseph Chouinard spent as a member of the United States Navy on Okinawa.

Chouinard (Joseph) Collection of Scores, 1951-1993 (Mus. Arc. 71.3)

The collection contains scores of 33 musical works by composer, singer, and librarian Joseph Chouinard.

Chouinard (Joseph) Papers, 1926-2008 (Mus. Arc. 71.1)

The collection contains personal documents, correspondence, concert programs, and clippings that document the life of singer and librarian Joseph Chouinard.

Chowaniec (Mark) World Music Collection

The collection consists of 802 cassettes, 519 records, and 19 videos of musical performances from all over the world. The recordings include commercially produced, dubbed recordings, field recordings, and recorded radio programs. The collection reflects a wide variety of music, both traditional and popular. Print inventory available: The Mark Chowaniec World Music Collection: A Finding List Arranged by HRAF-Murdock Number. ML156.4 .F654

Clough (John) Papers, circa 1959-2002 (Mus. Arc. 14)

Chiefly secondary materials such as articles and symposium papers collected by John Clough, many with correspondence.

Collection of 19th-century European Sheet Music, circa 1791-1900 (Mus. Arc. 48)

Collection of 125 complete pieces of previous hit sheet music from European next hit countries: Austria (5), Belgium (6), England (54), France (9), Germany (31), Italy (14), and the Netherlands (5). Most of these include title page illustrations, about 30 of which are in color. The collection includes an additional 24 partial works, most of which consist only of their title pages. The musical content consists of 44 works for solo piano and approximately 75 works for some combination of voice and piano.

Collection of sheet music, circa 1790-1950 (Mus. Arc. 47)

Collection of 92 pieces of previous hit sheet music next hit, chiefly from the United States, most with title page illustrations.

Commemoration of the Inaugural Concert Funded by the Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment

Summary of exhibition curated by John Bewley held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, January 27, 2014- May 2014. This exhibit is in commemoration of the first concert funded by the endowment established by Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger. It was their stated desire that the funds be used by the Music Library to produce concerts of music by Buffalo area composers. The exhibit contains information about Muriel and Albert, as well as five of the composers on the concert program: Anton Wolf, Allen Sapp, Lejaren Hiller, Lukas Foss, and Jeffrey Stadelman.

Composer's Eye: Morton Feldman, George Gershwin, Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg, Edgard Varèse

"Summary of exhibit written by Olivia Mattis and curated by Steven Gerber about five composers with deep connections to the visual arts: Paul Hindemith, Edgard Varèse, Morton Feldman, George Gershwin and Arnold Schoenberg."

Concert programs

An international representation of hundreds of concert programs and series with an emphasis on new music. This is not a single collection, but is a collection strength. Titles cataloged separately under separate call numbers.

Concerts and lectures catalog, 1962-1981

This is a listing of cassette tapes made from original reel to reel tapes. Many of the transfers consist of selections from concerts rather than entire programs. The numbering refers to cassette numbers.

Conlogue (Barbara Ann) Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs and Clippings, circa 1935-1990 (Mus. Arc. 36)

The Barbara Ann Conlogue Collection of Eleanor Steber Photographs and Clippings, circa 1935-1990 contains 383 images and eight clippings documenting the life and career of soprano Eleanor Steber. The collection includes stock publicity photographs, but is special for the many informal snapshots of Steber at various functions throughout her career. The snapshots include photographs of a television screen during broadcasts of Steber performances.

Coover (Christopher) Collection of Theater Broadsides, 1790-1868 (Mus. Arc. 58)

Collection of seventeen (and one duplicate) theater broadsides dating from 1790-1868 for performances in Boston, Massachusetts (2), London, England (14), and York, England (1). Note that the finding aid contains links to digital images of the broadsides.

Coover (James B.) Collection of Bibliographic Catalogs (Mus. Arc. 78)

The collection chiefly consists of sales and auction catalogs from book and antiquarian dealers, with an emphasis on music. There are also some catalogs of personal collections included. Forty-nine of the items are photocopies and the remaining items are originals.

Coover (James B.) Collection of Dictionaries and Bibliographies

Music dictionaries and bibliographies collected by music librarian James B. Coover

Coover (James B.) Collection of Jazz Recordings, 1950-1957 (Mus. Arc. 65)

The collection contains 84 10-inch sound recordings of jazz, blues, ragtime, and boogie woogie on labels including Allegro, Atlantic, Bethlehem, Blue Note, Brunswick, Capitol, Contemporary, EmArcy, Jazztone, Norgan, Pacific, Prestige, Riverside, Royal Roost, and Stinson.

Coover (James) Interviews with William Reeves (Unprocessed)

14 cassette recordings containing interviews conducted by music librarian James B. Coover with music antiquarian dealer, William Reeves.

Coover (James) Papers (Unprocessed)

Papers documenting the career of music librarian and bibliographer, James B. Coover.

Cornelissen (Arnold) Collection of Manuscript Scores (Mus. Arc. 9)

Collection of manuscript and holograph scores by composer/conductor, Arnold Cornelissen.

Creative Associates Recitals, 1964-1980 (Mus. Arc. 63)

Recordings of the concerts presented by the Creative Associates, 1964-1980. The Associates were fellows at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo. It is estimated that 128 Creative Associate Recitals were presented and more than 700 works performed. Of those works, 627 works were recorded on 173 reels.