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Paër (Ferdinando) Papers, 1811-1836 (Mus. Arc. 53)

The collection contains thirteen documents, including eleven letters from Paër to associates and friends and two documents showing his services rendered for the fiscal years 1811 and 1813. All items have been digitized and are available via links in the finding aid.

Paër (Ferdinando) Scores, 1771-1839

166 scores in manuscript and early editions. Many variant editions of the same works warrant further study. The majority of items are fully cataloged.

Pan-American Exposition Sheet Music Collection (Mus. Arc. 8.2)

Thirty-six titles of sheet music related to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo and one title related to an exposition held in 1905 in Buffalo. All but nine of the titles are photocopies of works in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. All items have been digitized and are available via links in the finding aid.

Performing the Music of Julius Eastman

Summary of exhibit held in the State University of New York at Buffalo Music Library February - June 2017. This exhibit, curated by Associate Librarian Dr. John Bewley, contains writings about the multi-talented Julius Eastman (1940-1990) by three musicians who worked with him in Buffalo and New York City: Jan Williams, Joseph Kubera, and Bobby Previte. It also includes text by Jeff Weston about the challenges presented by the notational practices of Eastman and text by John Smigielski about the three works presented on a famous concert at Northwestern University in 1980. The exhibit includes rarely-seen photographs of Julius Eastman by former Buffalo resident Chris Rusiniak.

Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Ballet Photographs, circa 1910-1960 (Mus. Arc. 3.2)

A collection of 300 black and white photographs of ballet dancers and choreographers, chiefly from the 1950s. Many of the photographs bear inscriptions to Dr. Perry and a very small number were accompanied by correspondence or clippings.

Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Maria Callas Clippings (Mus. Arc. 3.4)

Collection of newspaper and magazine articles clipped by J. Warren Perry.

Perry (J. Warren) Collection of Photographs, circa 1910-1971 (Mus. Arc. 3.1)

Chiefly photographs of opera singers and productions, with additional photographs of other musicians, ensembles, and performing venues. Many of the photographs bear inscriptions to Dr. Perry.

Perry (J. Warren) Correspondence and Autograph Collection, 1840-1995 (Mus. Arc. 3.3)

83 items, including letters to Dr. Perry, autographed programs, and autographed cards.

Perry (J. Warren) Interview Tapes (Unprocessed)

6 cassette recordings containing interviews with collector J. Warren Perry.

Peters (C. F.) Collection of Morton Feldman Manuscripts, 1962-1969 (Mus. Arc. 2.4)

The collection consists of 79 works by Morton Feldman in either score or part formats (72 scores; 7 sets of parts). All but one item are ink manuscripts on vellum. These served as the masters that previous hit Feldman submitted to C. F. Peters and Peters published directly from these masters. Almost all of the manuscripts are in Morton Feldman's hand, except for two scores copied by John Cage and three items in the hand of a music copyist.

Photography of Irene Haupt

Summary of an exhibition curated by John Bewley held in the Music Library Sept. 14, 2004-Jan. 14, 2005 in conjunction with Gender Week 2004: Women at Work. Contains brief biographical sketch of photographer Irene Haupt with examples of her photography in various styles.

Posters collection

Collection of more than 2000 posters and flyers of various sizes, from music concerts and festivals, international and local. An internally available database is used for inventory and searching.

Praeger (Ferdinand) Collection of Scores, circa 1837-1891 (Mus. Arc. 46)

This is the largest collection of Ferdinand Praeger's manuscripts in the world, consisting of approximately 480 works. The majority of the works are for piano, but the collection also includes chamber music for strings, large ensemble works, vocal works, and sketches. The dated works range from 1829-1891, but many works are undated. Much of the collection has been digitized and is available via links in the finding aid.

Preserving Lejaren A Hiller's Flowcharts: A Case Study

Summary of exhibition held in the University at Buffalo Music Library, Jan. 16 - Sept. 15, 2007. "This exhibit was the result of a months-long project undertaken by Judy Jungels, a staff member in the University Libraries Center for Book Preservation, to preserve the computer flowcharts created by composer Lejaren Hiller. The exhibit demonstrates why the preservation was required and what it entailed. Additional text by Professor Cort Lippe, current director of the Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios, provides historical background on the use of flowcharts in the creation of computer music and Hiller's role as musical innovator in the realm of electronic music."

Pugliese (Michael) Papers, 1978-1996 (Mus. Arc. 15.1)

Contains 10 folders of personal documents, programs, reviews, and correspondence by percussionist Pugliese.

Pugliese (Michael) Score Collection, circa 1976-1997 (Mus. Arc. 15.2)

Contains approximately 108 scores of percussion music, most of which have been marked for performance by percussionist Pugliese.