George Antheil Papers
1919-1959


Finding Aid Prepared by Rudolph Ellenbogen
August 2001


Date Range: 1919-1959
Size of Collection: 3.5 linear ft. (ca.1,900 items in 7boxes & 2 oversize folders).
Date of Acquisition: Gift of Peter Antheil, 1984.
Material on Microfilm: No material on microfilm
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Unpublished music may not be photocopied without permission.
Authorization to perform the music of George Antheil must be obtained from Music Sales Corporation, 225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003. Phone (212) 254 2100.
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Location in Stacks: Boxes 1-6 in sequence. Box 3A in Vault.
Processing Information: Processed by RE - 11/87 ; MT - 4/90; HR - 10/91
RLIN ID: NYCR88-A76

BIOGRAPHY

       George Antheil, 1900-1959 composer of ultramodern music in the 1920's prominent in the Parisian literary and artistic avant-garde of the period, subsequently composer of film scores in Hollywood as well as orchestral works and ballets, and after 1939 composing in a more traditional style.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       Correspondence, manuscripts, music scores, and printed materials. The letters mostly concern Antheil's music and the music of other avant-garde composers, and his professional and social life in Los Angeles and New York. There is some correspondence about his theories of endocrinology. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Luis Bunuel, John Cage, Alexander Calder, Aaron Copland, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dal', George Gershwin, Percy Granger, Ernest Hemingway, Paul Hindemith, James Joyce, Fernand LŽger, Paul LŽon, Darius Milhaus, Joan Mir-, Pablo Picasso, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, and Kurt Weill. The manuscripts are of his Sonata 1, opus 3 and Symphony No. 4, "1942.".



Cataloged correspondence

1 Adrian, Gilbert
     
3A [VAULT] Antheil, George
     
1 Balanchine, George
     
1 Bates, Peggy
     
1 Bing, Sir Rudolf
     
1 Bloch, Ernest
     
1 Boulanger, Nadia
     
1 Bowles, Paul
     
1 Brandt, Carl
     
1 Britten, Banjamin
     
1 Bullitt, William C.
     
3A [VAULT] Buñuel, Luis
     
3A [VAULT] Cage, John
     
3A [VAULT] Calder, Alexander
     
1 Cocteau, Jean
     
1 Copland, Aaron
     
1 Cowell, Henry
     
1 Cravath, Paul D.
     
3A [VAULT] Dali, Salvador
     
1 Dallapiccola, Luigi
     
1 Davies, Joseph E.
     
1 DeMille, Cecil B.
     
1 Dorati, Antal
     
1 Erskine, John
     
1 Ferrer, José
     
1 Fiedler, Arthur
     
2 Germain, André
     
3A [VAULT] Gershwin, George
     
2 Goldovsky, Boris
     
2 Golschmann, Vladimir
     
2 Goossens, Eugene
     
2 Grainger, Percy A.
     
2 Hanson, Howard
     
2 Heap, Jane
     
2 Hecht, Ben
     
3A [VAULT] Hemingway, Ernest
     
3A [VAULT] Hindemith, Paul
     
2 Hoover, J. Edgar
     
2 Hopper, Hedda
     
2 Hotchner, Aaron Edward
     
2 Huebsch, Ben W.
     
2 Hutcheson, Ernest
     
2 Jeritza, Maria
     
3A [VAULT] Joyce, James
     
2 Kahn, Otto
     
2 Kirstein, Lincoln
     
2 Knight, Eric M.
     
2 Kostelanetz, Andre
     
2 Koussevitzky, Serge
     
2 Kramer, Stanley
     
2 Krenek, Ernst
     
2 Lambert, Constant
     
3A [VAULT] Léger, Fernand
     
2 Leinsdorf, Erich
     
2 Lenya, Lotte
     
2 Léon, Paul
     
2 Lewis, Wyndham
     
2 Lieberson, Goddard
     
2 Lin, Yutang
     
2 Luening, Otto
     
2 MacLeish, Archibald
     
2 Malko, Nicolai
     
2 Michonze
     
2 Milhaud, Darius
     
3A [VAULT] Miró, Joan
     
2 Monotti, Francesco
     
2 Mitropoulos, Dimitri
     
2 Monteux, Pierre
     
2 Moore, Douglas
     
3 Norris, Charles G.
     
3 Ormandy, Eugene
     
3 O'Sullivan, John
     
3A [VAULT] Picasso, Pablo
     
3 Post, Marjorie Merriweather
     
3 Putnam, George P.
     
3 Reed, Ruth
     
3 Reiner, Fritz
     
3 Reiter, Max
     
3 Rhee, Syngman
     
3 Riegger, Wallingford
     
3 Schnitzler, Arthur
     
3 Selznick, David O.
     
3 Sessions, Roger
     
3 Sternberg, Constantin I.E. von
     
3 Stoessel, Albert F.
     
3 Stokowski, Leopold
     
3A [VAULT] Stravinski, Igor
     
3 Szell, George
     
3 Tanner, Allen
     
3 Taylor, Deems
     
3 Thompson, Randall
     
3 Van Vechten, Carl
     
3 Wallenstein, Alfred F.
     
3 Weaver, Harriet Shaw
     
3A [VAULT] Weill, Kurt
     
3 Winchell, Walter
     


Uncataloged correspondence

4 Abravanel, Maurice
     
4 Adams, David S.
     
4 Adler, F. Charles
     
4 Adler, Peter Herman
     
4 Anderson, Walter F.
     
4 Antheil family
     
4 Antonini, Alfredo & Sandra
     
4 A - misc.
     
4 Barbirolli, Sir John
     
4 Barkentin, Marjorie
     
4 Beck, Myer P.
     
4 Bel Geddes, Norman
     
4 Bell, Campton
     
4 Benoist-Méchiz, Jack
     
4 Boddy, Manchester
     
4 Bomhard, Moritz
     
4 Britton, Florence
     
4 Brown, Irving
     
4 Brown, Kitta
     
4 Button, A. Ronald
     
4 B - misc.
     
4 Cartmell, Van H.
     
4 Caston, Saul
     
4 Connelly, Reg
     
4 Curzi, Caesar Paul
     
4 C - misc.
     
4 Daniel, Oliver
     
4 Danziger, Harris
     
4 Dowling, Allan
     
4 Dyne, Michael
     
4 D - misc.
     
4 Eben, A. Bradley
     
4 Elwell, Herbert
     
4 E - misc.
     
4 Feigay, Paul
     
4 Fles, Barthold & Ruth
     
4 Frank, Benno D.
     
4 F - misc.
     
4 Gebauer, Werner
     
4 Gilbert, Richard
     
4 Gingrich, Arnold
     
4 Graf, Herbert
     
4 G - misc.
     
5 Heinsheimer, Hans W.
     
5 Hendl, Walter
     
5 Holst, Harald B.
     
5 Horner, Harry
     
5 H - misc.
     
5 I-J - misc.
     
5 Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham
     
5 Kindler, Hans
     
5 Kramer, Stanley
     
5 Lamarr, Hedy
     
5 Langner, Lawrence
     
5 La Shelle, Kirke
     
5 Lees, Benjamin & Lea
     
5 Levine, Joseph & Mary
     
5 Levy, Edwin
     
5 Lewis, E. Henry
     
5 Lurie, Samuel
     
5 L - misc.
     
5 Marshall, John
     
5 Mills, Ted
     
5 Moross, Hazel (Mrs Jerome)
     
5 M - misc.
     
5 National Federation of Music Clubs
     
5 N - misc.
     
6 Parker, John J.
     
6 Perry, Elaine & Alfred
     
6 Pearce, Charles A.
     
6 Putnam, F. E.
     
6 P - misc.
     
6 Reis, Claire R.
     
6 Reyes, Paco & Gloria Libran
     
6 Ripley, Harold Austin
     
6 Rosenstock, Joseph
     
6 R - misc.
     
6 Sargeant, Winthrop
     
6 Saylor, Oliver M.
     
6 Scherchen, Hermann
     
6 Schiff, Gunther H.
     
6 G. Schirmer, Inc.
     
6 Schlee, Alfred
     
6 Scott, Tom & Toni
     
6 Siegel, Seymour
     
6 Solomon, Izler & Sevi Sorelle
     
6 Steinberg, William
     
6 Sternberg, Daniel
     
6 Stillman, Michael
     
6 Straram, Enrich
     
6 Stuckenschmidt, H.H.
     
6 Surinach, Carlos
     
6 Swalin, Benjamin F.
     
6 Sykes, Nelson
     
6 S - misc.
     
6 Taylor, M. Sayle
     
6 Treash, Leonard
     
6 T - misc.
     
6 Universal-Edition, A.-G., Leipzig
     
6 Wangerin, Richard H.
     
6 Waxman, Philip A.
     
6 Weintraub, Eugene
     
6 White, Edna
     
6 Wilder, Rex
     
6 Wolff, Perry
     
6 W - misc.
     
6 Young, Allen A.
     
6 Y-Z - misc.
     
6 Zimbalist, Mary Louise Curtis Bok
     


Miscellaneous Files

6 Unidentified correspondence
     
6 Biographical materials
     
6 Printed miscellaneous