The Berkofsky Papers are composed of correspondence and legal documents from Twining Vs. Berkofsky, a legal case spanning from 1975 to 1977 over the copyright of Max Bruch's Duo Piano Concerto in G minor with Orchestra Opus 88a.
The collection consists of hundreds of pages of Margaret Bond's music manuscripts and manuscript fragments, letters and cards from Langston Hughes and others, photographs, programs, and ephemera.
See the External Documents section below for a detailed inventory to the collection.
The collection consists of music manuscripts of compositions by Eugene W. Hancock. It also includes biographies of Hancock and other Black composers, a letter from Robert J. Batastini (G.I.A. Publications), "Spiritual Lullaby" by William B. Cooper, "Funf Stucke fur Orchester" by Anton Webern, and the 1990-1991 choral music schedule for West End Presbyterian Church.
One playscript copy of Cole Porter's "The Pirate," produced posthumously by the Cole Porter Trusts around 1968. The script includes songs that were omitted from the 1948 film.
Autograph music manuscripts for songs. Music by Raposo, lyrics by Eric Bentley. Titles include: Song of Scum; Little Bill; Galy Gay’s Song; The Song of God; Song of the Ganges; Widow Begbick’s Man’s Man; The Recruiting Song; Barrel Song.