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Whitney (Robert S.) Papers, 1917-1983

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Title

Whitney (Robert S.) Papers

Date

1917-1983

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Robert S. Whitney Papers, 1917-1983, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

17.375 linear ft.

Biography/History

Robert S. Whitney (1904-1986) was born in England of an English mother and an American father and spent his childhood and early adult years in Chicago. The Whitneys were a musical family and Robert, his father and four sisters played together as a chamber music ensemble. Also, he and sisters Grace and Noreen performed as the "Whitney Trio," a group often heard on WMAQ, Chicago, where Robert was a radio announcer. His formal musical training was taken at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, where he studied piano and musical composition. He began composing at the age of 18 and, in 1934, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed his "Concerto Grosso."

In 1937, at the age of 33, Whitney became the first musical director of the Louisville Orchestra, then known as the Louisville Civic Symphony. He earned national renown as a champion of contemporary music when in 1948 the Louisville Orchestra began commissioning the works of current composers. With grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Orchestra recorded these works on a series of First Edition records, unique in that it was the first time an orchestra manufactured and distributed its own recordings. In 1949 the Orchestra, near financial insolvency, scheduled a final concert for January 4, 1950. For that performance Whitney selected an arrangement by a young American composer, William Schumann, titled "Judith" and invited Martha Graham, a modern dancer, to be the soloist. The response was so overwhelming that not only did the Board rescind its "death sentence," but the Louisville Orchestra was invited to present the piece at Carnegie Hall in New York City. There the performance drew rave reviews from the New York critics and launched Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra to the forefront of 20th-century American orchestras. In 1965 Whitney and the orchestra were invited by President Lyndon B. Johnson to appear at a "White House Festival of the Arts," in recognition of their service to contemporary music.

Believing that music appreciation started at an early age, Whitney inaugurated the "Making Music" concerts series in which he and the orchestra played for thousands of Kentucky school children, exposing them to the fundamental principles of music.

From 1956 to 1971, Whitney served as dean of the University of Louisville's School of Music. During 1976 he served as station consultant for the University's FM radio station WUOL, where he helped plan and evaluate programs.

On 4 April 1967, Whitney conducted his final concert with the Louisville Orchestra. But on November 19, 1983, he again conducted the Orchestra in honor of the opening of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, whose 2,400 seat auditorium was named Whitney Hall. He passed away on November 22, 1986 at the age of 82.

Among the acclaim Whitney achieved were the American Composers Alliance Leaf; the Ditson Award; the first Giovanni Martini Award from Bellarmine College (1962); and honorary degrees from the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky, and Hanover College. He appeared as a guest conductor for orchestras in Europe and South America.

Scope and Content

The Robert S. Whitney papers in the University of Louisville Archives span his career in the music field from 1917 to 1983. The bulk of the material is from the "Whitney Scrapbooks" and pertains to his involvement with the Louisville Orchestra as conductor from 1937 to 1967. The scrapbooks primarily consist of clippings from the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Times relating the events and activities of Whitney and the Orchestra during his tenure. All of the Louisville Orchestra's season and special concert performance programs from 1937 to 1965 are included. The items were placed in the acid-free folders in the same order as Whitney himself had placed them in his scrapbooks; they are arranged by orchestra year, but are not in exact chronological order as to the months and days. In addition to the scrapbooks, the Whitney papers include a separate box of clippings and articles regarding Whitney's career as conductor and also as Dean of the University of Louisville's School of Music, a post he held from 1956 to 1971. Some miscellaneous Orchestra material, mostly financial, includes Rockefeller grant information, 1955-57, and a Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors Handbook, 1982.

The collection is rich in material from the "Whitney Project," an oral history documentary of the Louisville Orchestra which was produced by Whitney in cooperation with Dr. Joseph Maloney, Director of the University of Louisville, Institute of Community Development and the University's radio station WUOL. This particular project was actually the second part of an oral history documentary that was aired on WOUL in 1977 and titled "In Retrospect." While the first part centered on the Louisville Orchestra in its first decade under conductor Whitney, the material in this collection pertains to the orchestra's rise to international prominence as the first to play the works of contemporary composers, especially pieces from American artists. The "Whitney Project" items in this collection include the initial plans of the project, correspondences to and from composers whose compositions were commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra, recordings of interviews with the composers, and transcripts of two of them. There are twenty-three cassette tapes including the edited version of the actual program which aired on WOUL (1981?).

While there is an abundance of information concerning Whitney's professional career as related by others, there is almost no material from Whitney, a very private, modest man. For more information regarding Robert S. Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra see the Louisville Orchestra (RG107) and CharlesFarnsley (RG237) collections.

Collection Inventory

1988-99
Loose Clippings and Articles
1, 1940
[box: I.]
2, 1944
[box: I.]
3, 1945
[box: I.]
4, 1946
[box: I.]
5, 1947
[box: I.]
6, 1948
[box: I.]
7, 1966
[box: I.]
8, 1967
[box: I.]
9, 1977 - 1983
[box: I.]
10. Miscellaneous
[box: I.]
11. Whitney Information File
[box: I.]
B. Publications
[box: I.]
12. Public Telecommunications Review 7, (March/April 1979)
[box: I.]
13. Chicago Daily Tribune Facsimilies of sixteen historic front pages, (no date)
[box: I.]
14. The Christian Science Monitor, 14 November 1942
[box: I.]
C. Photographs
[box: I.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings
1, 1948 - 50
Three Folders [box: II.]
2, 1950 - 51
Two Folders [box: II.]
3, 1951 - 52
Two Folders [box: II.]
4, 1952 - 53
Two Folders [box: II.]
5, 1953 - 54
Two Folders [box: II.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings
1, 1954 - 55
Two Folders [box: III.]
2, 1955 - 56
Two Folders [box: III.]
3, 1956 - 57
Three Folders [box: III.]
4, 1957 - 58
Two Folders [box: III.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings
1, 1958 - 59
Two Folders [box: IV.]
2, 1959 - 60
Two Folders [box: IV.]
3, 1960 - 61
Three Folders [box: IV.]
4, 1961 - 62
Two Folders [box: IV.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Articles and Clippings
1, 1962 - 63
Two Folders [box: V.]
2, 1963 - 64
Two Folders [box: V.]
3, 1964 - 65
Three Folders [box: V.]
4, 1965 - 66
Two Folders [box: V.]
5, Miscellaneous
[box: V.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Programs
A. Making Music Concert Series
[box: VI.]
1, 1948 - 57
Two Folders [box: VI.]
B. Saturday Concerts Programs
[box: VI.]
2, 1954
Two Folders [box: VI.]
3, 1955 - 56
Three Folders [box: VI.]
C. Louisville Orchestra Season Programs
[box: VI.]
4, 1937 - 46
Two Folders [box: VI.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Season Programs
1, 1947 - 52
Three Folders [box: VII.]
2, 1952 - 56
Two Folders [box: VII.]
3, 1956 - 60
Three Folders [box: VII.]
4, 1960 - 63
Four Folders [box: VII.]
Whitney Scrapbooks - Louisville Orchestra Season Programs
1, 1963 - 65
Three Folders [box: VIII.]
Louisville Orchestra Miscellaneous
1. Financial Information, 1943 - 44 and 1947
[box: IX.]
2. List of Orchestra Recordings, 1954 - 76
[box: IX.]
3. Financial Statements of Royalties from Orchestra Recordings, 1 July 1976 - 30 June 1977
[box: IX.]
4. Rockefeller Grant Information, 1955 - 57
[box: IX.]
5. Articles about Composers Whose Works Were Commissioned by the Louisville Orchestra
[box: IX.]
6. Audiotape. Twentieth Anniversary of the Louisville Orchestra Recorded, 13 March 1957
[box: IX.]
7. Loose-leaf Binder. Louisville Orchestra Board of Directors Handbook, 1982
[box: IX.]
Whitney Project
A. Correspondence
1, 1977
[box: X.]
2, 1978
[box: X.]
3, 1979
[box: X.]
4, 1980
[box: X.]
B. Plans
5, 1977 - 80
[box: X.]
6. Miscellaneous
[box: X.]
C. Requests to and Responses from Composers
Requests to and Responses from Composers
[box: X.]
D. "Thank You" Letters to Participants
"Thank You" Letters to Participants
[box: X.]
E. Articles
7. About Commissioned Composers
[box: X.]
8. Miscellaneous
[box: X.]
F. Transcripts
9. Irwin Bazelon and William Schumann Interviews
[box: X.]
10. "Louisville Retrospective" Radio Program
[box: X.]
G. "In Retrospect" Program
Five Folders
11. Requests of and Responses from Various Composers
[box: X.]
12. Grant and Clearance Forms
[box: X.]
13. Photographs of Participating Composers
[box: X.]
14. Ryc Jackson, Project Coordinator
[box: X.]
15. Miscellaneous
[box: X.]
Flat Box
1. Clippings about Whitney dating from, 1926
[box: XI.]
2. Folder containing clippings about Whitney as Director of a Federal Music Project during the Great Depression
[box: XI.]
3. Black Loose-leaf Binder contains miscellaneous items about Whitney's early musical career. Items date from but the bulk of the items are from the decade of the Thirties, 1917 to 1973
[box: XI.]
4. Red Loose-leaf Binder contains letters written by teachers and students from various Louisville City Schools which had participated in the "Making Music Concerts Series" and presented to Whitney at his retirement in, 1967
[box: XI.]
Cassette Audio Tapes
23 Tapes
Whitney Project
[box: XII and XIII.]
1. Interviews conducted in New York City, 4/3/78 to 4/6/78
12 tapes [box: XII and XIII.]
2. Interviews conducted by Ryc Jackson, 1979
Three Tapes [box: XII and XIII.]
3. "In Retrospect"
Three Tapes [box: XII and XIII.]
4. Promo for Whitney Project
One Tape [box: XII and XIII.]
5. Series Tapes
Four Tapes [box: XII and XIII.]
1994-80
1. Correspondence re: Whitney's announced retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1966
[box: 1]
2. Correspondence from schoolchildren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967
[box: 1]
3. Correspondence from schoolchidren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967
[box: 1]
4. Correspondence from schoolchildren re: Whitney's retirement from the Louisville Orchestra, 1967
[box: 1]
5. Correspondence re: Naming of Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1981
[box: 1]
6. WUOL, misc, 1975-1989
[box: 1]
7. WUOL, "In Retrospect,", 1977
[box: 1]
8. University of Louisville, School of Music, misc, 1938-1993
[box: 1]
9. Louisville Orchestra, Reviews of First Edition Recordings, 1954-1966
[box: 1]
10. Louisville Orchestra, misc, 1937-1986
[box: 1]
11. Louisville Orchestra, misc, 1952-1968
[box: 1]
12. Louisville Orchestra, misc, 1983-1989
[box: 1]
13. Louisville Orchestra, misc, 1985-1990
[box: 1]
14. Kentucky Center for the Arts, misc, 1981-1993
[box: 1]
15. Music education: Susuki Project, "Talent is Everywhere," Title I Summer School for the Arts, 1968-1971
[box: 1]
16. Kentucky Oral History Commission Project Proposal, (See tapes in Box 2.), January 9, 1979
[box: 1]
Sixteen audio cassette tapes of WUOL program, "In Retrospect," interviews with Louisville Orchestra commissioned composers, aired in April 1982. (See Folder 15 in Box 1 for oral history project proposal)
[box: 2]
Two audio cassette tapes of Robert Whitney Memorial Tribute, and aired on WUOL on December 28, 1986, dated 12/12/86
[box: 2]
1996-110
Series I. Awards
1. American Composers Alliance Laurel Leaf Award, 1956
[box: 1]
2. National Federation of Music Clubs Citation, 30 April 1957
[box: 1]
1. Framed original caricature by A. Bendiner, no date
[box: 2]
2. Framed original caricature possibly by George Joseph, no date
[box: 2]
3. Framed poster of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show - The Visit of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, With Royal Party, to the Wild West Camp, Olympia, London, England, March 14th 1903, no date
[box: 2]
1. Central Labor Council Community Service Award, 1968
[box: 3]
2. Framed commemorative letter from the Louisville Orchestra Board, December 3, 1983
[box: 3]
3. National Music Council Certificate, 1967
[box: 3]
4. 1986 Artist Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in Kentucky Citation from Governor Martha Layne Collins and The Kentucky Arts Council, 1986
[box: 3]
1. Hanover College Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1956
[box: 4]
2. Delta Omicron National Professional Music Fraternity Certificate, June 28, 1957
[box: 4]
3. Framed photograph of eighth-grade class at Madison School in Chicago, IL, 1918
[box: 4]
1. Alice Lloyd College Leadership Award, 1967
[box: 5]
2. University of Louisville Honorary Degree Citation for Doctor of Music, 1952
[box: 5]
3. University of Kentucky Honorary Degree Citation for Doctor of Laws, 1967
[box: 5]
4. University of Kentucky Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1967
[box: 5]
1. Who's Who in the South Citation, 1963
[box: 6]
2. Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity Certificate of Membership, 1957
[box: 6]
3. The 1951 Ditson Award, June 2, 1952
[box: 6]
4. Society for the Preservation of Deans and Directors Certificate, October 11, 1969
[box: 6]
5. The American Music Teacher, February - March 1976
[box: 6]
6. Music, Vol. 5, no. 5, May 1971
[box: 6]
1. Plaque naming Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1981
[box: 7]
2. American Federation of Musicians Local 11-637 Musician of the Year Award, 1978
[box: 7]
3. Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity Outstanding Service Award, 1968
[box: 7]
4. Younger Woman's Club of Louisville Citizen Laureate Award, 1961
[box: 7]
1. Replica of the last steel beam to be hoisted into place during construction of the Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1982
[box: 8]
2. Alzheimer's and Related Disease Organization Trophy, 1985
[box: 8]
Series II. First Edition Box Sets
1. Set # 54A(includes Program Notes)
[box: 9]
LOU-545-2
[box: 9]
LOU-545-6
[box: 9]
2. Set # 54B (includes Program Notes)
[box: 9]
LOU-545-3
[box: 9]
LOU-545-4
[box: 9]
LOU-545-7
[box: 9]
LOU-545-8
[box: 9]
LOU-545-9
[box: 9]
LOU-545-10
[box: 9]
LOU-545-11
[box: 9]
LOU-545-12
[box: 9]
3. Set # 56: LOU-56-1
[box: 9]
LOU-56-2
[box: 9]
LOU-56-3
[box: 9]
LOU-56-4
[box: 9]
LOU-56-5
[box: 9]
LOU-56-6
[box: 9]
4. Set # 57: LOU-57-1
[box: 9]
LOU-57-2
[box: 9]
LOU-57-4
[box: 9]
LOU-57-5
[box: 9]
LOU-57-6
[box: 9]
5. Set #58: LOU-58-1
[box: 9]
LOU-58-2
[box: 9]
LOU-58-3
[box: 9]
LOU-58-4
[box: 9]
LOU-58-5
[box: 9]
LOU-58-6
[box: 9]
6. Set # 59: LOU-591
[box: 9]
LOU-592
[box: 9]
LOU-593
[box: 9]
LOU-594
[box: 9]
LOU-595
[box: 9]
LOU-596
[box: 9]
7. Set # 60A: LOU-545-5
[box: 9]
LOU-601
[box: 9]
LOU-602
(two copies) [box: 9]
LOU-604
(two copies) [box: 9]
LOU-605
[box: 9]
LOU-606
[box: 9]
8. Set#60B: LOU-601
[box: 9]
LOU-603
(two copies) [box: 9]
LOU-605
[box: 9]
9. Set#61: LOU-611
[box: 9]
LOU-612
[box: 9]
LOU-613
[box: 9]
LOU-614
[box: 9]
LOU-615
[box: 9]
10. Set#62: LOU-616
[box: 9]
LOU-621
[box: 9]
LOU-622
[box: 9]
LOU-623
[box: 9]
LOU-624
[box: 9]
LOU-625
[box: 9]
LOU-626
[box: 9]
11. Set#63: LOU-631
[box: 9]
LOU-633
[box: 9]
LOU-635
[box: 9]
LOU-636
[box: 9]
12. Set#64 (includes copies of two reviews of Rorem, 3 November 1964)
[box: 9]
LOU-641
[box: 9]
LOU-642
[box: 9]
LOU-644
[box: 9]
LOU-645
[box: 9]
LOU-646
[box: 9]
13. Set#65: LS-653
[box: 9]
LS-654
[box: 9]
LS-655
[box: 9]
LS-656
[box: 9]
14. Set#66 (includes Program Notes)
[box: 9]
LS-661
[box: 9]
LS-662
[box: 9]
LS-663
[box: 9]
LS-664
[box: 9]
LS-665
[box: 9]
LS-666
[box: 9]
15. #67: LS-671
[box: 9]
LS-672
[box: 9]
LS-673
[box: 9]
LS-674
[box: 9]
LS-675
[box: 9]
LS-676
[box: 9]
1. Set#68: LS-681
[box: 10]
LS-682
[box: 10]
LS-683
[box: 10]
LS-684
[box: 10]
LS-685
[box: 10]
2. Set#69: LS-691
[box: 10]
LS-692
[box: 10]
LS-693
[box: 10]
LS-694
[box: 10]
3. Set#70: LS-686
[box: 10]
LS-695
[box: 10]
LS-696
[box: 10]
LS-701
[box: 10]
LS-702
[box: 10]
LS-703
[box: 10]
Series III. First Edition Records
1. LOU-57-1
[box: 10]
2. LOU-616
[box: 10]
3. LOU-621
[box: 10]
4. LS-704
[box: 10]
5. LS-705
[box: 10]
6. LS-706
[box: 10]
7. LS-711
[box: 10]
11. LS-712
[box: 10]
12. LS-713
[box: 10]
13. LS-714
[box: 10]
14. LS-714
[box: 10]
15. LS-715
[box: 10]
16. LS-716
[box: 10]
17. LS-716
[box: 10]
18. LS-721
[box: 10]
19. LS-722
[box: 10]
20. LS-723/4
[box: 10]
21. LS723/4
[box: 10]
22. LS-725
[box: 10]
23. LS-726
[box: 10]
24. LS-731
[box: 10]
25. LS-732
[box: 10]
26. LS-733
[box: 10]
27. LS-734
[box: 10]
28. LS-735
[box: 10]
29. LS-736
[box: 10]
30. LS-741
[box: 10]
31. LS-741
[box: 10]
32. LS-742
[box: 10]
33. LS-743
[box: 10]
34. LS-744
[box: 10]
35. LS-745
[box: 10]
36. LS-746
[box: 10]
37. LS-751
[box: 10]
38. LS-752
[box: 10]
39. LS-753
[box: 10]
40. LS-754
[box: 10]
41. LS-756
[box: 10]
42. LS-757
[box: 10]
43. LS-758
[box: 10]
44. LS-759
[box: 10]
45. LS-760
[box: 10]
1. LS-760
[box: 11]
2. LS-761
[box: 11]
3. LS-762
[box: 11]
4. LS-763
[box: 11]
5. LS-764
[box: 11]
6. LS-765
[box: 11]
7. LS-766
[box: 11]
8. LS-767
[box: 11]
9. LS-767
[box: 11]
10. LS-768
[box: 11]
11. LS-769
[box: 11]
12. LS-770
[box: 11]
13. LS-771
[box: 11]
14. LS-772
[box: 11]
15. LS-773
[box: 11]
16. LS-774
[box: 11]
17. LS-775
[box: 11]
18. LS-776
[box: 11]
19. LS-777
[box: 11]
20. LS-778
[box: 11]
21. LS-779
[box: 11]
22. LS-780
[box: 11]
23. LS-781
[box: 11]
24. LS-782
[box: 11]
25. LS-783/784
[box: 11]
26. LS-785
[box: 11]
27. LS-786
[box: 11]
28. LS-787
[box: 11]
29. LS-788
[box: 11]
30. LS-789
[box: 11]
31. LS-790
[box: 11]
32. LS-791
[box: 11]
33. LS-792
[box: 11]
34. LS-793
[box: 11]
35. LS-794
[box: 11]
36. MG 10088
[box: 11]
37. ML 4615
[box: 11]
38. ML 4615
[box: 11]
39. ML 4859
[box: 11]
40. ML4859
[box: 11]
41. ML 5039
[box: 11]
Series IV. Loose Records
42. XTV25838-1A: Sospira di Roma, by R. Whitney
[box: 11]
43. XTV25838-1A: Sosbiri di Roma, by R. Whitney
[box: 11]
44. A Recording of the Twentieth Anniversary Ceremonies of the Louisville Orchestra Honoring Robert Whitney and the Orchestra, March 13, 1957
[box: 11]
Series V. First Edition Compact Discs
45. LCD005
[box: 11]
46. LCD006
[box: 11]
47. LCD007
[box: 11]
48. LCD008
[box: 11]
49. LCD009
[box: 11]
50. LCD010
[box: 11]
Series VI. Program Notes
51. LOU-545-1 to LOU-596
[box: 11]
52. LOU-611 to LOU-646
[box: 11]
53. LS-714 to LS-745
[box: 11]
54. LS-654/LOU-654
[box: 11]
1997-136
LETTERS FROM COMPOSERS - A through O
Scope and Content Note:

In some instances, letters from whitney (responses) are attached but not counted.

Almand, Claude
2
Badings, Henk
3
Barber, Samuel
4 plus telegram
Bauer, Harold
1
Bazelon, Irwin "Bud"
1
Ben-Haim, Paul
2
Bennett, Robert Russell
2
Bergsma, William
3
Bentzon, Neils
1
Berkeley, Lennox
1
Bernstein, Leonard
1
Blacher, Boris
1
Bliss, Sir Arthur
3 plus telegram
Caamano, Roberto
2
Carter, Elliott
1 plus clippings
Chavez, Carlos
1
Copland, Aaron
1
Cowell, Henry
4 plus post card and clippings
Dahl, Ingolf
1
Dallapiccola, Luigi
27 plus translations
Dello Joio, Norman
2
DeLamarter, Eric
12 plus postcard
Diamond, David
1 plus envelop
Einem, Gottfried von
7
Egge, Klaus
5 plus 2 envelops
Ert (sp?), Donald
1
Etler, Alvin
1
Fine, Irvin
1
Finney, Ross Lee
4 plus envelop
Foss, Lukas
3 plus 2 postcards
Ginastera, Alberto
10 plus 2 telegrams
Granger, Percy
1
Guarnieri, Caamargo
1
Haieff, Alexei
1
Harris, Roy
2
Harrison, Lou
3 plus postcard
Hindemith, Paul
1 plus 2 postcards
Hovhaness, Alan
1
Haverlin, Carl
1
Honnegger, Arthur
1
Ibert, Jacques
3 plus other materials
Jolivet, ndre
5
Kabalevsky, Dmitri - Christmas card plud envelop, all in Russian
Kay, Ulysses
1
Klein, Lothar
1
Korn, Peter
3
Kraft, William
1
Krenek, Ernest
1
Lees, Benjamin
1
Letelier, Alfonso
2
Liebermann, Rolf
1
Lieberson, Briggita
1 plus envelop
Lopatnikoff, Nikolai
2 plus envelop
Luening, Otto
1
Malipiero, G. Francesco
20 plus postcard
Maier - Guy
1
Martin, Frank
2
Martinu, Bohuslav - 1 plus typed instructions for his composition
Mayuzumi, Toshiro
1
Mennin, Peter
1
Milhaud, Darius
12
Mitropoulos, Dimitri
1
Muczynski, Robert
1
Mueller-Zurich, Paul
2
Nabokov, Nichaols 3 plus 1 not signed
Nordorf, Paul
3
Orrego-Salas, Juan - 2 plus 1 from Mrs. Orrego-Salas
LETTERS FROM COMPOSERS - P through W
Perle, -George
1
Panufnik, Andrzej
5
Persichetti, Vincent
2
Pinkham, Daniel
2
Piston, Walter
6
Poulenc, Francis
1
Reichel, Bernard
4
Rodrigo, Joaquin
2
Rochberg, George
3 plus envelop
Rogers, Bernard
2
Riegger, Wallingford
25 plus 1 postcard
Rohe, Robert
1
Rorem, Ned
11 plus 2 envelops
Rorem, Ned's mother
1
, Hilding
2 plus small card
Rubbra, Edmund
3
Saeverud, Harold
1
Sanders, Robert
5 plus envelop
Sauguet, Henri
2
Schuller, Gunther
1
Schuman, William
16
Sessions, Roger
9 plus related materials
Smith, Hale
1
Sowerby, Leo - 7 (was Whitney's teacher so some letters date back in the 1920s)
Stravinsky, Igor
1
Stevens, Halsey
1
Surinach, Carlos
3
Sydeman, William
2
Tansman, Alexandre
4
Tcherepnin, Alexander
11
Thomson, Virgil
9
Toch, Ernest
5
Villa- , H
1
Vincent, John
1
Weber, Ben
2
Wen-Chung, Chou
6
CONGRATULATORY LETTERS/TELEGRAMS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, March 13, 1957
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* Carlos Chavez and Oliver Daniel should be inserted on this page. Chavez is a composer. Daniel was Vice Pres., Broadcast Music, Inc.

Almand, Claude - composer
Antheil, George - composer
Bacon, Ernst - composer
Badings, Henk - composer
Belknap, Morris - friend
Bergsma, William - composer
Bennett, Robert Russell - composer
Bernstein, Leonard - composer
Bingham, Barry Sr., - friend
Bliss, Sir Arthur - composer
Bomhard, Moritz - friend
Bricken, Carl - composer
Broddus, Andrew - Mayor of Louisville
Caamano, Roberto - composer
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario - composer
Carter, Elliott - composer
Cooper, David S. - Chief, Music Branch, U.S. Information Agency
Cooper, John Sherman - statesman
Cowell, Henry - composer
Creston, Paul - composer
Carrie, Harry S., Pres. Local 11 American Fed. of Musicians
Dahl, Ingolf - composer
Dallapiccola, Luigi - composer
Davidson, Philip - Pres. University of Louisville
Dello Joio, Norman - composer
Diamond, David - composer
Dorati, Antal - conductor
Edwards, J. S., Pres. American Synphony Orch. League
Eisenhower, Dwight, President U.S
Einem, Gottfried von - composer
Farnsley, Nancy - wife of former Mayor
Fiedler, Arthur - conductor
Foss, Lukas - composer
Ganz, Rudolph - Pres. Chicago Music College
Ginastera, Alberto - composer
Goeb, Roger - composer
Golschman, Vladimir - composer and conductor
Guarnieri, Camargo - composer
Hanson, Howard - composer and Director Eastman School of Music
Harris, Roy - composer
Harrison, Lou - composer
Haverlin, Carl - Pres. Broadcast Music, Inc
Helm, Everett - composer
Hendl, Walter - conductor
Hicks, Peggy Glanville - composer
Hovhaness, Alan - composer
Ibert, Jacques - composer
Johnson, Thor - conductor
Jolivet, Andre - composer
Judson, Arthur - The Steinway Piano Co
Kay, Ulysses - composer
Korn, Peter - composer
Kostelanetz, Andre - conductor
Koussevitzky, Mrs. Serge - Board, American International Music Fund
Krenek, Ernst - composer
Kubik, Gail - composer
Kupferman, Meyer - composer
Letelier, Alfonso - composer
Liebermann, Rolf - composer
Luening, Otto - composer
Malipiero, G. Francesco - composer
Marshall, John - Assoc. Dir. Rockefeller Foundation
Mennin, Peter - composer/director Peabody Institute
Milhaud, Darius - composer
Moe, Henry Allen -
Mohaupt, Richard - composer
Morris, Harold - composer
Morton, Thurston - statesman
Muczynski, Bob - composer
Mitropoulos, Dimitri - conductor
Muller-Zurich, Paul - composer
Nordorf, Paul - composer
Orrego-Salas, Juan - composer
Perkins, Francis - Assoc. Music Critic
New York Herald Tribune
Perle, George - composer
Persichetti, Vincent - composer
Petrillo, James C. - Pres. American Federation of Musicians
Piston, Walter - composer
Read, Gardner - composer
Reichel, B ernard - composer
Reiner, Fritz - conductor
Riegger, Wallingford - composer
Rieti, Vittorio - composer
Roddy, Joseph - Music Editor, LIFE Magazine
Roberts, Alice and Marshall -
Robsion, John M. - statesman
Rogers, Bernard - composer
Rosenfield, John - Amusemant Editor, Dallas Morning News
Rorem, Ned - composer
Rosenberg, Hilding - composer
Rubbra, Edmund - composer
Sanders, Robert and Mitzi - composer and friend
Schuman, William - composer & Pres. of Juilliard School
Shapero, Harold - composer
Sherman, Thomas B. - Music & Arts Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Solomon, Izler - conductor
Sowerby, Leo - Whitney's music teacher in Chicago, also composer
Stanton, Frank, Pres. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc
Stevens, Halsey - composer
Stites, James - Pres. Louisville Chamber of Commerce
Surinach, Carlos - composer
Schwieger, Hans - conductor
Szell, George - conductor
Tansman, Alexandre - composer
Taubman, Howard - N.Y. Times
Tcherepnin, Alexander - composer
Thomson, Virgil - composer and editor
Toch, Ernest - composer
Van Vactor, David - conductor
Vincent, John - composer/Director of Huntington Hartford Found
Vinsel, Kenneth - friend
Wagenaar, Bernard - composer
Waller, Judity - Public Affairs Officer, National Broadcasting Co., & personal friend
Walter, Bruno - conductor
Ward, Robert (2 letters) - Pres., American Composers Alliance
Weber, Ben - composer
Wen-Chung, Chou - composer
Woolford, John - friend
Document signed by faculty and staff of School of Music
Half page note by unidentified person

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