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The Virgil Thomson Personal Papers, 1920-1980

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Descriptive summary

Creator(s)
Title Virgil Thomson Personal Papers
Dates 1920-1980
Extent 25 linear feet (21 boxes)
Location Housed in the American Music Research Center

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Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Virgil Thompson (1896-1989), American composer and music critic, writer for the Boston Transcript and New York Herald Tribune, including correspondence with numerous composers; general correspondence; travel notes and genealogy. Collection consists of photocopies of original materials held by Yale University.

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Organization of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and alphabetically by correspondent.

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Index Terms

Access points related to this collection:

Personal names
Corporate names
Subject headings

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virgil Thomson Personal Papers, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Restrictions

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the American Music Research Center.

Access

Open, however, original collection owned by Yale University.

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Biographical Sketch of Virgil Thomson

Virgil Thomson, noted American composer and critic was born in Kansas City, Mo., November 25, 1896. His collaboration with Gertrude Stein produced two highly unusual stage works, and his career in journalism established him as one of the sharpest music critics in the United States.

He began his music career at age five when he learned to play piano and later organ. In 1919, he entered Harvard where he was influenced by three men: French trained composer Edward Burlingame Hill, with whom he studied orchestration and modern French music; French trained Archibald T. Davison, conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, for whom he was assistant and accompanist; and S. Foster Damon, a Blake scholar, poet, and composer, who introduced Thomson to the works of Satie and Gertrude Stein.

Thomson began to compose at Harvard in 1920. In 1921 he went to France where he studied at the Ecole Normale with Boulanger. During this time he composed and wrote music notices for the Boston Transcript, his first published critical work. He graduated from Harvard in 1923 and with a grant from the Julliard School in New York, he studied conducting with Chalmers Clifton and counterpoint with Rosario Scalera.

Returning to Paris in 1925, Thomson lived there until 1940. He met Gertrude Stein in Paris and began composing for many of her texts, and together they produced an opera, Four Saints in Three Acts, which was Thomson’s most famous work. He continued to expand his technical facility, especially in writing for string instruments.

In October 1940, Thomson was appointed music critic of the New York Herald Tribune. During the 14 years at the Tribune he established himself as one of the mojor critical writers of the era. His newspaper pieces were later published in three Anthologies: The Musical Scene, The Art of Judging Music, and Music, Right and Left.

Thomson continued to compose and in the 1950’s and 1960’s he traveled widely, lecturing at Universities and participating in conferences, writing articles, and conducting in the United States and Europe.

During his long career, he worked with several styles of music, but the greatest influence on Thomson was the music of Satie, and the Satian ideals of clarity, simplicity, irony, and humor which underlies the diversity of his work. Thomson received numerous awards which included an appointment to the Legion d’honneur. Virgil Thomson died in New York on September 30, 1989.

This collection consists of photocopies of correspondence from originals held by Yale University. Consult with Yale University before publication of any of this material. It contains materials from composers, conductors, performing artists, writers, and Thomson’s family.

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Detailed Description

Composers
Box 1
1 Composers, 1940 – 1943
2 Composers, 1944 – 1946
3 Composers, 1947 – 1949
4 Composers, 1950 – 1952
5 Composers, 1953 – 1954
6 Composers, 1955 – 1957
7 Composers, 1958 – 1959
8 Composers, 1960 – 1962
9 Composers, 1963
10 Composers, 1964 – 1965
11 Composers, 1965 – 1966
12 Composers, 1967
13 Composers, 1968
14 Composers, 1969
15 Composers, 1970
16 Composers, 1971
17 Composers, 1973
18 Composers, 1974
19 Composers, 1975 – 1976
20 Allenbrook, Douglas
21 Amram, David
22 Arnell, Tony
23 Babbitt, Milton
24 Bacon, Ernst
25 Barlow, Samuel L. M.
26 Bhatia, Vanraj
27 Bazelon, Irwin
28 Beeson, Jack
29 Berger, Arthur
30 Blacher, Boris
31 Brant, Henry
32 Browne, Bob
33 Busby, Gerald
34 Carpenter, John Alden
35 Cobb, Don
36 Cone, Ed
37 Corigliano, John
38 Cowell, Henry
39 Dahl, Ingolf
40 Dalla Piccola, Luigi
41 Del Tredici, David
42 Davies, Dennis Russell
43 Dello Joio, Norman
44 Des Marais, Paul
45 Dlugoszewski, Lucia
46 Eaton, John
47 Edmonds, John
48 Einem, Gottfried
49 Elias, Brian
50 Elkus, Jonathan
51 Escot, Pozzi
52 Fennimore, Joseph
53 Fine, Irving
54 Fine, Vivian
55 Finney, Ross Lee
56 Foote, George L.
57 Fussell, Charles
58 Gaburo, Kenneth
59 Gilbert, Pia
60 Helps, Robert
61 Herrmann, Bernard
62 Horowitz, Joseph
63 Jacobi, Frederick
64 James, Philip
65 Kennedy, J. Brodkin
66 Knapik, Harold
67 Krenek, Ernst
68 Kupferman, Meyer
69 Lees, Benjamin
70 Leisner, David
71 Leonard, Clair
72 Lister, Rodney
73 Lloyd, Caroline
74 Lombardo, Kathleen and Robert
75 Lopatnikoff, Nikolai
Box 2
1 Malipiero, Ricardo
2 Mana-Zucca
3 McMillan, Ann
4 McNeil, Alan
5 McPhee, Colin
6 De Menasce, Jacques
7 Mennin, Peter
8 Menotti, Gian-Carlo
9 Moffatt, Richard
10 Moore, Douglas
11 Nobre, Marlos
12 North, Alex
13 Partch, Harry
14 Pinkham, Daniel
15 Piston, Walter
16 Rainier, Priaulx
17 Riegger, Wallingford
18 Robb, John Donald
19 Rogers, Richard
20 Sapp, Allen
21 Schoenberg, Arnold
22 Schuman, William
23 Siegmeister, Elie
24 Smith, Julia
25 Smith, Melville
26 Stokes, Eric
27 Surinach, Carlos
28 Swanson, Howard
29 Deems, Taylor
30 Thompson, Randall
31 Thorne, Francis and Thorne Fund
32 Toch, Ernst
33 Trimble, Lester
34 Turner, Charles
35 Ussachevsky, Vladimir
36 Van Bergstett, Wolf
37 Villa-Lobos, Heitor
38 Vincent, John
39 Walton, William
40 Weill, Kurt and Lotte Lenya
41 Wheeler, Scott
42 Wigglesworth, Frank
43 Xenakis, Iannis
44 Yardumian, Richard
45 York, Walter Wynn
46 Auric, Georges
47 Barber, Samuel
48 Barraud, Henry
49 Bernstein, Leonard
50 Blitzstein, Marc
51 Boulez, Pierre
52 Bowles, Jane
53 Carter, Elliott
54 Chandler, Theodore
55 Chavez, Charles
56 Claflin, Avery
57 Cliquet-Pleyel, Henri
58 Crevshevsky, Noah
59 DeFalla, Manuel
60 DeHaulleville, Prosper & Eric
61 DeLa Marter, Eric
62 Diamond, David
63 Flanagan, William
64 Foss, Lukas
65 Ginastera, Alberto
66 Harrison, Lou
67 Hill, Edward B.
Box 3
1 Kay, Hershy
2 Kay, Ulysses
3 Koechlin, Charles
4 Luening, Otto
5 Lutyens, Elizabeth
6 Meyerowitz, Patricia
7 Milhaud, Darius
8 Nabokov, Nicolas
9 Poulenc, Francis
10 Rivier, Jean
11 Rorem, Ned
12 Satie, Erik
13 Sauget, Henri
14 Tailafere, Germaine
15 Tsherepnin, Alexander, Ming, Ivan
16 Weisgall, Hugo
Conductors
Box 3
17 Miscellaneous Conductors, 1940 – 1952
18 Miscellaneous Conductors, 1953 – 1970
19 Miscellaneous Conductors, 1971 – 1980
20 Conductors
21 Adler, F. Charles
22 Adler, Kurt
23 Adler, Peter Herman
24 Ansermet, Ernest
25 Appia, Gramont
26 Barone, Joseph
27 Barzin, Leon
28 Bitter, John
29 Bolle, James
30 Branscombe, Gena
31 Bukeloff, Igor
32 Camajani, Giovanni
33 Carter, Alan
34 Clark, Edward
35 Cox, Ainslee
36 Craft, Robert
37 Cushing, Charles
38 Davison, A.T.
39 DePaur, Leonard
40 DeSormier, Roger
41 Doratin, Antal
42 Dorian, Frederick
43 Engel, Lehman
44 Freccia, Nena
45 Galkin, Elliott
46 Gagnon, Roland
47 Gamson, Arnold
48 Goldman, Richard Franks
49 Golschmann, Vladimir
50 Goosens, Eugene
51 Hanson, Howard
52 Hastings, Baird
53 Hawthorne, Jo
54 Heath, Andrew
55 Hendl, Walter
56 Hosmer, Helen
57 Janssen, Werner
58 Jenkins, Newell
59 Johnson, Thor
Box 4
1 Kelley, Chauncey
2 Klemperer, Otto
3 Korn, Richard
4 Kostelanetz, Andre
5 Koussevitzky, Serge
6 Krueger, Karl
7 Kurtz, Efram
8 Lawrence, Robert
9 Leinsdorf, Erich
10 Levin, Sylvan
11 Mahler, Fritz
12 Mendel, Arthur
13 Mitropoulos, Dimitri
14 Mouteux, Pierre
15 Morel, Jean
16 Ormandy, Eugene, 1940 – 1953
17 Ormandy, Eugene, 1953 – 1963
18 Ormandy, Eugene, 1964 – 1969
19 Ormandy, Eugene, 1970 – 1980
20 Paray, Paul
21 Pensis, Henri
22 Reiner, Fritz
23 Reiter, Max
24 Rodzinski, Arthur
25 Rosenthal, Manuel
26 Ross, Hugh
27 Samuel, Gerhard
28 Sargent, Malcolm
29 Schippers, Thomas
30 Schmidt, Harold
31 Schwieger, Hans
32 Serebrier, Jose
33 Sevitsky, Fabian
34 Shaffer, Elaine
35 Shaw, Robert
36 Smallens, Alexander
37 Steinberg, William
38 Sternberg, Jonathan
39 Sewart, Reginald
40 Stokowski, Leopold
41 Strickland, William
42 Thome, Joel
43 Walkins, Morris
44 Woodworth, G. Wallace
Special Correspondence
Box 4
45 Abbott, Jere
46 Abelson, Hope
47 Albee, Edward
48 Allen, Betty
49 AMRC (Sister Mary Dominic)
50 Anderson, Dwight & Barbara
51 Antheil, George
52 Arp, Jean
53 Askew, R. Kirk & Constance
54 Ashton, Frederick
55 Auden, W. H.
56 Austin, A. Everett
Box 5
1 Baker, Roger
2 Barr, Alfred
3 Barrios, Armando & Reyna Rivas
4 Barry, Iris
5 Beaton, Cecil
6 Beaumont, Comte. & Comtesse de
7 Beecham, Sir Thomas (and Cunard)
8 Belmont, Mrs. August
9 Berard, Christian
10 Berman, Eugene
11 Berman, Leonid
12 Blum, (Maitre) Suzanne
13 Bishop, Elizabeth
14 Bishop, Isabel
15 Bliss, Gerald Stewart
16 Boulanger, Nadia, pre-1940
17 Boulanger, Nadia, 1940 – 1978
18 Bowen, Elizabeth
19 Bowles, Paul
20 Boyle, Kay
21 Briant, Theophile
22 Brown, Bob & Rose
23 Buchanan, Briggs
24 Burgi, Righard
25 Burnap, Wilder Luke
26 Butts, Mary
27 Byron, Asaman
28 Cadmus, Paul
29 Calder, Alex
30 Casa-Fuerte, Marquise Yvonne de
31 Casa-Fuerte, Marquise Yvonne de
32 Chailley, Jacques
33 Chatelain, Nicholas
34 Cingria, Charles-Albert
35 Clarke, Henry Leland
36 Clermont-Tonnerre, Duchess de
37 Cliquet-Pleyel, Henry & M. Marthine
38 Cocteau, Jean
39 Collaer, Paul
40 Composers Forum (Ashley Peth’s)
41 Connelly, Kenneth
42 Conrad, Doda
43 Courtney, Ward
44 Crane, Louise & Josephine
45 Crevel, Rene
46 Cullen, Countess
47 Cummings, E. E.
48 Curtiss, Minna
49 Cutherbertson, Hannah
50 Danielou, Alain
51 Davidson, Joe
52 Delgan, Denis
53 Delarue-Mardrus, Lucie
54 DeMille, Agnes
55 Denby, Edwin
56 Dettmer, Roger
57 Dior, Christian
58 Dodge, Mabel
59 Duchamp, Marcel
Box 6
1 Eckersley, Dolly
2 Edwards, Alice
3 Elizabeth, Queen of Belgium
4 Elliott, Virginia
5 Ellis, Anita
6 Elmslie, Kenward
7 Errera, Muriel Fink
8 Evans, Allan
9 Evarts, Jon
10 Everett, Helm
11 Faulkner, William
12 Field, Giuliana 2nd Michael
13 Flender, Richard & Norma
14 Fleury, Andre
15 Flodes, Andor
16 Ford, Charles-Henri
17 Fouquet, Gaetan
18 Fourier, Pierre
19 Francis, Harry
20 Frankenstein, Alfred
21 Frazier, Rena
22 Freund, Marya
23 Frijah, Povla
24 Galantiere, Dorothy
25 Garden, Mary
26 Garsoian, Nina & Inna
27 Gautier, Eva
28 Gautier Society (Eva)
29 Gershwin, Ira
30 Gillet, Louise Dominique
31 Glanville-Hicks, Peggy
32 Goodrich, Esther
33 Gratto, Christine
34 Grosser, Maurice, 1939 – 1940
35 Grosser, Maurice, 1945
36 Grosser, Maurice, 1951
37 Grosser, Maurice, 1953
38 Grosser, Maurice, 1954
39 Grosser, Maurice, 1955
40 Grosser, Maurice, 1956
41 Grosser, Maurice, 1957
42 Grosser, Maurice, 1958
43 Grosser, Maurice, 1959
44 Grosser, Maurice, 1962
45 Gruen, John
46 Guggenheim, Peggy
47 Hackney, Doris & Bill
48 Hamelin, Gaston
49 Haulleville, Olivia de
50 Hayward, Leland
51 Henderson, Gavin
52 Herr, J.
53 Hitchcock, Henry Russel
54 Hitchcock, Henry Russel
55 Holden, Steven
56 Hoover, Kathleen
57 Housemann Review
58 Housemann John
59 Hurdley, Richard
60 Hughes, Langston
Box 7
1 Hugnet, Georges
2 Hugnet, Georges
3 Hugnet, Georges
4 Hugnet, Georges
5 Imbs, Braavig
6 Indiana, Robert
7 Jackson, George Pullen
8 Jacob, Max
9 Johnson, James Weldon
10 Johnson, Philip
11 Johnson, Theodate
12 Jones, Robert Edmund
13 Jouhandeau, Marcel
14 Jouvet, Louis
15 Joyce, James
16 Katz, William
17 Kenna, Max
18 Kent, Sister Mary Corita
19 Kiesler, Frederick
20 Kingman, Daniel
21 Kirkpatrick, Ralph
22 Kirstein, Lincoln
23 Koch, Kenneth
24 Kochnitsky, Leon
25 Kozar, John
26 Kreymborg, Alfred
27 Kurenko, Maria
28 Kubik, Gail
29 Kutchin, Lucius
30 Lacas, Gerald
31 Landowska, Wanda
32 Langlois, Louise
33 LaGrange, Henry-Louis de
34 Larson, Jack
35 Lasell, Jessie, Mary, & Nora
36 Lasell, Jessie & Mrs. Benjamin (Hildegarde) Watson
37 Lasell, Philip
38 Latouche, John
39 Lawrence, Marjorie
40 League of Composers
41 Lederman (Daniel), Minna
42 Levant, Oscar
43 Levy, Julien
44 Lewis, Prof. Robert
45 Leyda, Jay
46 Lichtenwalter, Geneve
47 Lindamood, Peter
48 Linney, Romulus
49 Losey, Joseph
50 Lowell, Robert
51 Lowens, Irving & Margery
52 Lowry, W. MacNeil
53 Lucion, Luigi
54 Lunt, Alfred
55 Lupis, Claude
56 Lynes, Russell
57 McCown, Eugene
58 MacDowell Colony
59 MacLeish, Archibald
60 Mahler, Alma
61 Malanga, Gerard
62 Mangan, Sherry
63 Wald, Allen (in re: Sherry Mangan)
Box 8
1 Manheim, Ralph
2 Maratier, George
3 Mare, Jeanne de
4 Maritain, Jacques
5 Marlowe-Berman, Sylvia
6 Massimo, Leone
7 Massot, Pierre de
8 Masters, Edgar Lee
9 Mattingly, Gertrude
10 Matzenauer, Margaret
11 Melcarth, Edward
12 Mellers, Wilfred
13 Mock, Alice
14 Molnar, Ferenc
15 Molyneux-Seel, Winifred
16 Monahan, Ruthe & Hugh
17 Moore, Marianne
18 Morner, Palaemona
19 Mosher, John
20 Myers, John B.
21 Nash, Ogden
22 Newell, George
23 Newell, Gertrude
24 Noailles, Vicomtesse De
25 Odets, Clifford
26 Offergeld, Robert
27 O’Hara, Frank
28 O’Keefe, Georgia
29 O’Neil, Perry
30 Ono, Yoko
31 Oriol, Gaby
32 Orr, Olen
33 Orwell, Sonia
34 Ovize, V.
35 Ozenne, Jean
36 Pach, Walton
37 Pazmor, Radiana
38 Philibert, M.
39 Philipp, Isidor
40 Phillips, George
41 Piaf, Edith
42 Pons, Lily
43 Poole, Leland
44 Priest, Alan
45 Priest, Robert
46 Purdy, James
47 Rainsburg, Ross
48 Ray, Man
49 Rea, Priscilla
50 Reddy, Param
51 Reeder, Betah
52 Reynolds, Graham & Daphne
53 Reynolds, Mary
54 Richards, Marguerite L.
55 Rindge, Agnes
56 Roche, Marcel
57 Roditi, Edouard
58 Rohan, Duchesse de
59 Rose, Francis
60 Rosenbloom, Lucille & Charles
61 Ross, Alvin
62 Rossi, Nick
63 St. Clair, Dorothy
64 Saintjohn-Erskine, Hamish
65 Samuel, Claude
66 Saunders, Bob
67 Schmitz, E. Robert
68 Senabre, Ramon
69 Sherrill, Arthur
70 Silva, Luigi
71 Simenon, Georges
72 Sitwell, Edith
73 Skolle, Elizabeth C.
74 Slonimsky, Nicolas
75 Speare, Dorothy
76 Steinfeld, Dr. Fred
Box 9
1 Stettheimer, Florine
2 Stevens, Wilbur
3 Stevenson, Charles
4 Strachey, Amy
5 Suretsky, Barth
6 Strunk, Oliver
7 Sutherland, Donald
8 Talbot, Harold
9 Tanner, Allen
10 Tchelitcheff, Pavlik
11 Tede, Marjorie
12 Teyte, Maggie
13 Thomas, John Charles
14 Tonny, Kristians
15 Truax, Carol
16 Tudor, Anthony
17 Tulan, Frederick
18 Tzara, Tristan
19 Vanderberg, Albert
20 Van Loon, Hendrik William
21 Varese & Stavinsky
22 Watts (Jackson), Jean
23 Weeks, Ruth Mary
24 Weissberger, Arnold
25 Wescott, Glenway
26 White House
27 William, William Carlos
28 Wolpe, Stefan
29 Wright, Cuthbert
30 Yates, Peter
31 Yellin, Victor
32 Music performed, 1940 – 1944
33 Music performed, 1945 – 1949
34 Music performed, 1950 – 1952
35 Music performed, 1953 – 1954
36 Music performed, 1955 – 1961
Miscellaneous Files
Box 10
1 Magazine publishers, 1977 – 1979
Theatre and Films
Box 10
2 Dickinson, Thorold & Joanna – Power Among Men
3 Film – General
4 Film re Nanook
5 Flaherty-Louisiana Story
6 The Goddess
7 Henwar Rodakiewicz
8 Iris Barry – Museum of Modern Art Film Library
9 Jim Bridges – The Baby Maker
10 Lorentz: The Plow and The River
11 Shakespeare – Lear – Ondine – The Grass Harp
12 Theatre – General
General Correspondence
Box 10
13 Correspondence, 1920s
14 Correspondence, 1930s
15 Correspondence, 1940
16 Correspondence, 1941 (Jan – Feb)
17 Correspondence, 1941 (Mar – Apr)
18 Correspondence, 1941 (May – Jun)
19 Correspondence, 1941 (Jul – Sep)
20 Correspondence, 1941 (Oct – Nov)
21 Correspondence, 1941 (Dec)
Box 11
1 Correspondence, 1942 (Jan – Mar)
2 Correspondence, 1942 (Apr – Jun)
3 Correspondence, 1942 (Jul – Oct)
4 Correspondence, 1942 (Nov – Dec)
5 Correspondence, 1943 (Jan – Aug)
6 Correspondence, 1943 (Sep – Dec)
7 Correspondence, 1944 (Jan – Feb)
8 Correspondence, 1944 (Mar – May)
9 Correspondence, 1944 (Jun – Oct)
Box 12
1 Correspondence, 1944 (Nov – Dec)
2 Correspondence, 1945 (Jan – May)
3 Correspondence, 1945 (Jun – Dec)
4 Correspondence, 1946 (Jan – Feb)
5 Correspondence, 1946 (Mar – May)
6 Correspondence, 1946 (Jun – Nov)
7 Correspondence, 1946 (Dec)
8 Correspondence, 1947 (Jan – Feb)
Box 13
1 Correspondence, 1947 (Mar)
2 Correspondence, 1947 (Apr – Jul)
3 Correspondence, 1947 (Aug – Dec)
4 Correspondence, 1948 (Jan – Jun)
5 Correspondence, 1948 (Jul – Dec)
6 Correspondence, 1949 (Jan – Jun)
7 Correspondence, 1949 (Jul – Dec)
8 Correspondence, 1950 (Jan-Jun)
Box 14
1 Correspondence, 1950 (Jul – Dec)
2 Correspondence, 1951 (Jan – Mar)
3 Correspondence, 1951 (Apr – Jun)
4 Correspondence, 1951 (Jul – Dec)
5 Correspondence, 1952
6 Correspondence, 1953 (Jan – Jun)
7 Correspondence, 1953 (Jul – Dec)
8 Correspondence, 1954 (Jan – Feb)
9 Correspondence, 1954 (Mar – Jul)
10 Correspondence, 1954 (Aug – Dec)
Box 15
1 Correspondence, 1955
2 Correspondence, 1956
3 Correspondence, 1957
4 Correspondence, 1958
5 Correspondence, 1959
6 Correspondence, 1960
7 Correspondence, 1961
8 Correspondence, 1962 (Jan – Jun)
9 Correspondence, 1962 (Jul – Dec)
10 Correspondence – Misc. Personal, 1962
11 Correspondence, 1963 (Jan – JunQ)
Box 16
1 Correspondence, 1963 (Jul – Dec)
2 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Writers, Performing artists, 1963
3 Correspondence, 1964 (Jan – Jun)
4 Correspondence, 1964 (Jan – Jul)
5 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1964
6 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Writers, Critics, 1964
7 Correspondence, 1965
8 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1965
9 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1965
10 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1965
11 Correspondence, 1966
12 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1966
13 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1966
14 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1966
15 Correspondence, 1967
16 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1967
17 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1967
18 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1967
Box 17
1 Correspondence, 1968
2 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1968
3 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1968
4 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1968
5 Correspondence, 1969
6 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1969
7 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1969
8 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1969
9 Correspondence, 1970
10 Correspondence – Virgil Thompson at 75th Birthday, 1970 (Nov. 25)
11 Correspondence – Fan mail, 1970
12 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1970
13 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1970
14 Correspondence – Writers, 1970
15 Correspondence, 1971
16 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1971
17 Correspondence – Fan mail, 1971
18 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, Architects, 1971
19 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1971
20 Correspondence, 1972
21 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1972
22 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1972
23 Correspondence – Poets, Painters, Sculptors, 1972
24 Correspondence – Theatre, 1972
25 Correspondence, 1973
26 Correspondence – Fan mail, 1973
27 Correspondence – Performing artists, 1973
28 Correspondence – Writers, 1973
29 Correspondence, 1974
30 Correspondence – Critics, Writers, 1974
31 Correspondence – Painters, Poets, Architects, Sculptors, 1974
32 Correspondence – Theatre, Performing artists, 1974
Box 18
1 Correspondence , 1975
2 Virgil Thomson 80th Birthday, 1975 (Nov. 25)
3 Correspondence – Critics, 1975
4 Correspondence – Dance, Theatre, Film, 1975
5 Correspondence – Painters, Sculptors, 1975
6 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1975
7 Correspondence – Poets, 1975
8 Correspondence – Writers, 1975
9 Correspondence , 1976
10 Correspondence – Composers, 1976
11 Correspondence – Conductors, 1976
12 Correspondence – Dance, Theatre, Film, 1976
13 Correspondence – Miscellaneous, 1976
14 Correspondence – Painters, Sculptors, 1976
15 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1976
16 Correspondence – Poets, Writers, 1976
17 Correspondence , 1977
18 Correspondence – Composers, 1977
19 Correspondence – Conductors, 1977
20 Correspondence – Painters, Sculptors, 1977
21 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1977
22 Correspondence – Poets, Writers, 1977
23 Correspondence – Theatre, Cinema, 1977
24 Correspondence , 1978
25 Correspondence – Fan Mail, 1978
26 Correspondence – Painters, 1978
27 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1978
28 Correspondence – Poets, Writers, 1978
29 Correspondence , 1979
30 Correspondence – Fan Letters, 1979
31 Correspondence – Painters, 1979
32 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1979
33 Correspondence – Poets, Writers, 1979
Box 19
1 Correspondence , 1980
2 Correspondence – Fan Letters, 1980
3 Correspondence – Painters, 1980
4 Correspondence – Performing Artists, 1980
5 Correspondence – Poets, Writers, 1980
Personal files and Geneaology
Box 19
6 Condolences re Death of May Thomson
7 Genealogy – Diary of Reuben E. McDaniel , 1836, 1841
8 Genealogy – History of Bullittburg Church
9 Genealogy – Gaines and Graves
10 Genealogy – Letters from R. E. McDaniel to Delia McDaniel, 1835 – 1843
11 Genealogy – Letters from Delia McDaniel to R. E. McDaniel, 1936 – 1943
12 Genealogy – McDaniel, Kirtley, Thomson
13 Genealogy – May Thomson
14 Genealogy – Virgil Thomson
15 Genealogy – Virgil Thomson
16 Genealogy – Virgil Thomson
17 Harvard (re scholarship)
18 Institute for Studies of American Music (Univ. of Kansas City)
19 Kansas City, Mo. , 1916 – 1940s
20 Kansas City, Mo. , 1940 – 1972
21 Letters to Family , 1917 – 1920
22 Letters to Family , 1922 – 1930
23 Letters to Family , 1931 – 1940
24 Letters to Family , 1940 – 1952
25 Letters to Family , 1953 – 1963
26 Letters to Family , 1964 – 1971
Box 20
1 Letters to Family , 1972 – 1974
2 Letters to Family , 1975 – 1976
3 Letters to Family, 1977 – 1979
4 Old Times (Harvard, etc.)
5 Programs, 1966
6 World War II
Travel
Box 20
7 Boston Evening Transcript / H.T. Parker, 1925
8 Asia , 1961
9 Brazil / Margarida Guedes Nogueira, 1955
10 England , 1961
11 Europe , 1954
12 France, Paris, pre-1940
13 France, Paris – Robert Brussel: Introduction to Theatre/Orchestra, 1925
14 France, Paris – Concerts, 1928
Box 21
1 France/Europe , 1940 – 1944
2 France/Europe , 1942 – 1947
3 France/Europe , 1948 – 1953
4 France/Europe , 1953 – 1957
5 France/Europe , 1958 – 1960
6 France/Europe, 1961 – 1962
7 Italy , 1954
8 Persia , 1961
9 South America , 1951 – 1961
10 Turkey , 1954