Papers and records, 1933-1986.

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Schuman, William, 1910-1992. Papers and records, 1933-1986.

Papers and records, 1933-1986.

Correspondence; memoranda; reports; minutes of meetings; press releases; drafts and final copies of articles, speeches, and statements; awards and certificates; diaries; photographs; magazines; clippings; pamphlets and papers; programs; posters; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include: Samuel Barber, Jacques Barzun, William Bergsma, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Agnes DeMille, David Diamond, Antal Dorati, Morton Gould, Martha Graham, Frank Loesser, Otto Luening, Peter Mennin, Eugene Ormandy, Vincent Persichetti, Frederik Prausnitz, Andre Previn, Josef Raieff, Claire Reis, Richard Rodgers, Isaac Stern, Risë Stevens, Anthony Strilko, Roman Totenberg, Edgard Varèse, and Hugo Weisgall; representatives of organizations with which he has been associated and of other orchestras, foundations, educational institutions, and publishers.

50 linear ft. (195 boxes).

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