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Finding aid for the Lou Harrison Papers: Notebooks
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Notebook #1 1969-71

Physical Description: Red spiral bound notebook, 24 pages, 4 x 6 inches
 

Contents description: Various sketches of calligraphy and writings.

Scope and Content Note

To Ron and Elsie at Solstice 1969 from Lou and Bill. Verse: "To the rational animal...". "Zoroastrianism is a most excellent religion..." .

"Accept money up to the point of lightly amusing".

"Four kinds of Compositions".

Uncial sketches.

Young Caesar: "While the boats are being readied".

"Jahlas are very useful" (with example and description).
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Notebook #2 1957-1959

Physical Description: Red spiral bound "Daily reminder" with calendar's for 1958-59, 4 x 6 inches
 

Contents description: This could possibly be a date book for 1957, but entries include notes from the Korea trip, 1961. Approximately 50 pages with many small entries and notes referring to scales and modes and instruments.

Scope and Content Note

Verse: "One no longer gets a life-estimate from the Health Dept., but from the State Dept." "I think that in the U.S. nothing has a value, it only has a price".

Modes: Slendro types; Pelog types; pelogs with 7's; pelogs with 11's. Tempered 7-tone scale in cents.

Notes on tunings and modes: Scale on 3rd oct. of ratios ( 7-limit gamut); "Odd-number-high idea reinforces tonality". Mixed five-tone modes. Over-tone groups. Notes in Esperanto. Notes with instruments, Haegum, Ahjeng, Kayagems, and Piri. Possible daily structure: "4 hours - the book (Korean Music Book), 1 hour playing, 1 hour composing, 1 hour instruments making, 1 hour letters". Questions: "Date of earliest separate pitch notation in China, Korea, Japan?" "Comparison and tuning of Sinitic musics during the middle ages". Concerto in Slendro. 3rd Strict Song. "Begin clicks, begin triangles, begin gong", ( Political Primer).
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Notebook #3 ca. 1990-92

Physical Description: Blue and red signature bound writing tablet, 6.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan notation and writings with poetry and teaching materials.

Scope and Content Note

Gending in Honor of Max Beckman. Poem 7/10/91. General notes and "ism's". Divisions of countries and instruments. Teaching notes test for World Music. Final exam. Writing: "In 1959 Mantle Hood brought to the U.S." (gamelan). Sparse notes of Harrison gamelan pieces. Note on Gamelan Si Betty. Personal notes. "Eros: he is Coterminous with Chaos". Brief description of Harrison/Colvig visit to Petra. Note on Harrison interview with Remy Charlip and about Remy Charlip's Children's Books. American Sign Language. Black Mountain College celebration/performance at San Francisco Legion of Honor. List of people to practice sign language with. List of friends for complimentary tickets. Quiz for 9/18/92. More tests through Spring 93. Poetry sketches: "Ah, your music Munyi". Complete poems 1992. Many pages of poetry that became substance for the unpublished book Poems and Pieces.
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Notebook #4 ca. 1974

Physical Description: Music manuscript notebook, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse musical sketches.

 

Lullaby for Elsa Lewis 12/1/1974

 

Little Homage to Eratosthenes, in his chromatic 12/22/1974

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Notebook #5 ca. 1970

Physical Description: Spiral bound Grumbacher sketchpad, 6 x 9.25 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and calligraphy sketches.

Scope and Content Note

"Items". "First instructions for composing". " The World of Music" (7 pages of descriptions of World Music). " Somewhere in the world, at every minute, a solemn song is being sung". Letter to Director Wu regarding a plan to reintroduce Chinese music in schools in San Francisco. Calligraphy sketches. Notebook appears to be from Redwood City, Aptos, Oaxaca, and San Jose State University.
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Notebook #6 ca. 1962

Physical Description: Memo book, 4.25 x 6.75 inches
 

Contents description: Writings on Asian instruments.

Scope and Content Note

"The Psaltery". Writings on the psaltery, its history and movement through various cultures. Approx. 6 pages.
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Notebook #7 ca. 1941

Physical Description: Notebook with string binding and obscure decoration, 4.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Art and poetry.

Scope and Content Note

This notebook has one drawing by Harrison and one poem by Harrison (9/15/41). This notebook was recovered from a shed and is in very poor condition though legible. The poem was reproduced in a booklet for Harrison's 80th birthday at Mills College.
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Notebook #8 ca. 1964

Physical Description: Music notebook, 24 pages, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for horn and percussion and Wesak Sonata, "On the mode which in Korea is called delightful".
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Notebook #9 ca. 1964-94

Physical Description: Music notebook, 24 pages, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Various sketches for "water bowls" and Book Music. Book music refers to accompanying music to a recording of Harrison poetry read by Harrison and William Colvig. Performed by Harrison, Colvig, and Charles Hanson on metallaphone, suling, wood block, harp. Recorded by Gregg Squires.
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Notebook #10 ca. 1960

Physical Description: Air mail paper pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto and English.

Scope and Content Note

Writing in Esperanto. Writing: "Art & Cuba Socialism and the artist".
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Notebook #11 ca. 1959

Physical Description: Spiral bound lined notebook, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writings sketches.

Scope and Content Note

"Scholastic Suite on the first three primes/ for galvanized iron washtubs/ garbage cans and water pails to Robert Hughes for the pleasure of working with him".
Notes on Cantonese Opera. Slendro and Pelog tuning.
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Notebook #12 ca. 1966

Physical Description: Spiral bound artist's notebook, 6 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and writing sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Elaborate writing on music, government, Hiroshima, birds, radiation; "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". More writing: "If you want to understand music you will first train your ears." Lengthy writing on sound. Writing in Esperanto. Quotes by Virgil Thomson. Music Primer sketches.
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Notebook #13 1960-69

Physical Description: Spiral bound artists pad, 6 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Writings sketches and observances.

Scope and Content Note

Notes (things to do). Sparse note. Chinese music. Reference to Tsai Ping. Several "Items". "Item" with words to John Cage. Personal thoughts.
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Notebook #14 ca. 1971-72

Physical Description: Sketchpad, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, art and calligraphy sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Young Caesar notes. Notes about Dan Kobialka in William Colvig's hand. Calligraphy sketches. "Sonata for Sax and Percussion". Possible ideas for puppetry works. Designs for "Our bedroom window; xmas'71". "Items" of music 1972. "Item" on John Cage.
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Notebook #15 ca. 1951-1966

Physical Description: Black and red "Record" writing tablet, 5 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and sketches for a drama.

Scope and Content Note

Lengthy writing including a reminiscence of hiking with John Cage and discovering mushrooms. Act breakdown for Hymn to Demeter with sketches for text.
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Notebook #16 ca. 1972

Physical Description: Academie Sketch Pad, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse calligraphy sketches and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Scene sketches for Young Caesar. List of puppetry books. Letter to Paco regarding performance. Uncial sketches. Article on the films of James Broughton.
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Notebook #17 ca. 1970

Physical Description: Academie Sketch Pad, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse sketches with notes and lists.

Scope and Content Note

Young Caesar sketches and notes for Estampie in Scene VII. Also includes a letter to Harrison regarding production. A list of friends to invite to production and a Red Gate Players list.
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Notebook #18 ca. 1955

Physical Description: Spiral bound blue writing pad, 9 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Lengthy writings.

Scope and Content Note

On the Separation of War and State. Writings on Registered Veterinary Nurses.
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Notebook #19 ca. 1971

Physical Description: Academie Sketch Pad, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Calligraphy notes and sketches (multicolor). Sketch of "Oak Stall England 14th century". Sketch of "Painted concrete portal to Chapel in Miss. St. B" (Mission Santa Barbara). Notes on various flora.
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Notebook #20 ca. 1955

Physical Description: Drawing pad, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and notes in Esperanto and English.

Scope and Content Note

Writings in Esperanto (Harpsichord, dulcimer). Introductory notes to Cinna in Esperanto. Notes on where to send things (Ives, Cowell letters).
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Notebook #21 ca. 1948-49

Physical Description: Music manuscript book, 10 x 7 inches
 

Contents description: Music manuscripts.

Scope and Content Note

"Jean's Ballet" ( The Perilous Chapel).

Allegro Moderato ( Homage to Milhaud).September 31, 1948
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Notebook #22 ca. 1970-83

Physical Description: Music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Chinese and Indonesian transcriptions.

Scope and Content Note

List of percussion instruments. Chinese Concerts: A Hundred Birds Court the Phoenix. Step by Step Higher. Dance of the Golden Dragon. Gamelan transcriptions: Kulu Kulu/ Lagu Alit/Patet Kenong. Kulu Kulu sulingan.
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Notebook #23 ca. 1963

Physical Description: Spiral bound manuscript book, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Music Sketches: Overture to a Tragedy, Free Songs, Divided chants. Psaltery sketches. Exquisite Fragments in Free Style, Concerto for Aulos, Estampie for Psaltery, Homage to Chi Pai-Shi, Song Kit for Poets. Sentences and sayings by Harrison. Sketches for Tombeau de Charles Ives (At the Tomb of Charles Ives). Poetry "On Whatman paper... alas no more". Piri sketches, psaltery sketches. Chromatic sketches. Mahasthamaprapta, Avoliketshvara. Haiku (for Kay Davis). Solo for Bob Hughes from Group on a Row the Same.
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Notebook #24 ca. 1994-96

Physical Description: Spiral bound manuscript book, 12 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Large variety of musical sketches and revisions.

Scope and Content Note

Duporo (Pak Chokro), Pastorale en Rondeau (cello and harp, from Suite for Cello and Harp, 1949, revised expanded to Suites for Cello and String Orchestra), Vestiunt Silve, New First Suite for Strings, Rhymes with Silver, Lazarus Laughed, Young Caesar (final version), A Parade for MTT.
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Notebook #25 ca. 1998-2002

Physical Description: Music notebook marked on cover "2 Lou Harrison", ca. 1998 - 2002, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches and scores.

Scope and Content Note

Music for Remy (Remy Charlip, Snake Dance). Scenes from Nek Chand.
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Notebook #26 ca. 1977, 1986

Physical Description: Brown artists notebook, 8.75 x 11.25 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan sketches and scores, writings, paste-ins, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Music Sketches, class roster, class exams. Song tunes in Honor of Palladio, 1982. Gending in Honor of James and Joel (sketch). Mills College material. Art/design sketches. Gending Claude, Lancaran Molly, Gending Dennis, Gending in Honor of Sinan. Architectural designs. Gending in Honor of Aphrodite (chorus). Puppet design notes. Rough schedule of class: Music 1126 " Intonation" 1985. "A 7-limit tuning - 33 tones". Lagu Pa Undang.
Lines of 11 and 8 on Harry Partch, (1973 - paste in). Many personal notes and sketches. Diet schedule. Pasted in magazine photos. Ladrang in Honor of Pak Daliyo. Lines to Ned Rorem, (1973 - paste in). Lancaran Singa Neba. Writing on a Sidney Jowers project. Many "paste ins" - photos/newspapers. Pak Daliyo sketches and score. Nines to John Cage (1977). Lines for the Hovhanessiad (for Alan Hovhaness). Tens on remembering Henry Cowell. Large writing: " There is widespread interest in musical intonation and tuning...".
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Notebook #27 ca. 1939, 1953

Physical Description: Lines notebook, 7.5 x 9.5 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry, art, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Poetry (December 1939). "Catalogue" (listing of Harrison works to date by genre and date): "Sonata Types, Fugue Types, Chamber Music, Orkestral, Whatnots". "Melodyregulants" (5 choices to determine melody). " Opera" (schematic). Canon (sketch). "Teknic", dance movements. " The Heavenly Jig". " Manners of Soundmoving". "Demonstration". History of Sappho (approximately 10 pages script of drama). "The seven powers of dimension". Artwork ("minstrel with guitar"). Poem; Miracle of an Icehouse (Carmel, July 24, 1939). Several pasted in artworks. One artwork dated July 24, 1939 in Harrison's hand ca. 1953, with continuation of poetry in Harrison's hand dated October 18 1953. List of recordings (San Francisco ca. 1939).
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Notebook #28 ca. 1973-74

Physical Description: Lined notebook with hand-colored borders, 7.5 x 9.5 inches
 

Contents description: Lengthy writings and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on tunings, instruments, waterbowls. Studies in Intonation. Transfer harp, psaltery design, moveable frets. Writing sketch "My Mother no longer Exists" (Mother's death and subsequent executorship). Letter from Gibson Walters regarding donation of books to San Jose State University. Programs: International Conference and Third Annual Festival of Fine Arts. Music of the Orient, Billings, Montana with Harrison pieces, lectures. Chinese Classical Music and Verse. Notes on Esperanto. Committee for Asian Studies.
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Notebook #29 ca. 1983-84

Physical Description: Black graph paper notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Entries from New Zealand, Indonesia, and Petra.

Scope and Content Note

Many sketches and notes on gamelan and writings and personal observances. Elevens from reading Pope (8/13/83, Christchurch). Nabataen Order column design. Design for building. Pasted in quotes from magazines. Photograph of Petra. Tuning and instrument schema by William Colvig. Archytas' Enharmonic, Didymus' Chromatic, Ptolemy's Intense Diatonic. "Floor mosaic" (sketch) New Paphos, Cyprus. Of a matter I've not seen written of in Javanese Music Theory (Slippery Slendro). Eights on Islam. Personal notes for travel. Letter to Mary Hill (music secretary at Mills College) from Jogjakarta. Gending Demeter. Eights in Illness 3/9/84. Letter from Kathy Foley (UCSC Porter College) regarding music for production of Faust. "Notes in Naples" 5/7/84. Notes from Rome 5/13/84 regarding dependence on chemicals. Various magazine articles. Column sketches (Petra). Addresses and numbers of friends and colleagues.
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Notebook #30 ca. 1958-59

Physical Description: Airmail writing tablet, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto and English.

Scope and Content Note

Writings in Esperanto. Letter to "Richard" regarding Political Primer and possible performance. Loose page refers to Crackpot Lecture, "Why I've permanently Joined the Crackpots...in two words; for sanity".
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Notebook #31 ca. 1975

Physical Description: Airmail writing tablet, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse drawings and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Several pages of "dots and lines" drawings with 1 page sparse references.
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Notebook #32 ca. 1983-85

Physical Description: Blue and black artist's notebook, 8.75 x 11.25 inches
 

Contents description: Entries from New Zealand and Indonesia with gamelan works and poetry.

Scope and Content Note

Travel notes, things to do. Gamelan notes and notation. Notes of lecture or presentation. Tuning notes. Gending in Honor of James and Joel. Gending in Honor of Palladio. Ketawang Wellington. Lagu Lagu Thomasan. Poetry: Ode, Cry to Herakles, Elevens from reading Pope. William Colvig's notes for phoning to United States. For the Pleasure of Ovid's Changes. Photographs: Hammering a gong in Aptos Garage/Shop. Floor design for new house "after the King's Pattern, Knebworth House". Mass to St. Cecilia. The Foreman's Song Tune. Petra. Poems: Five's for a tinted Xerox. Fives on New Zealand Rain. Photographs of architectural scenes. "Dream Food I" (a recipe dreamed of). Gending in Honor of Sinan. Lagu Elang Yusuf. "Cirebon Joy" (recipe). " Comments from Java about Double Concerto (comments from people on a performance or hearing of this piece).
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Notebook #33 ca. 1987

Physical Description: Red spiral bound music notebook, 8 x 10.5 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Varied Trio, Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard (from Varied Trio). Ariadne. Io and Prometheus (revisions of 1951 work). A Cornish Lancaran.
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Notebook #34 ca. 1984-88

Physical Description: Spiral bound artist's notebook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Art, gamelan, and writings.

Scope and Content Note

Column designs. "However Sue de Vale ...has brought up 'puzzling pelog' a companionship to Slippery Slendro" (writing on pitch in gamelan instruments). Slendro tunings, (Pak Chokro). Gamelan sketches. Paste-in photos from magazines. Note on Hanya Holm (dancer, early Mills College). Calligraphic notes. Drawings from Florida Trip. Various art sketches. The Heart Sutra translation from Sanskrit to English by Edward Conze. Program for Percussion Concerts (2) with Rupert Kettle at Aquinas College. Reviews (6) of Piano Concerto (1985). Gamelan works (traditional): Lancaran Ricic Ricik, Lancaran Manyar Sewu. Sparse notes on separate scraps of paper (poetry).
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Notebook #35 ca. 1996

Physical Description: Lined writing tablet, 8.5 x 11.75 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry.

Scope and Content Note

The Four Patrons of the Palaestra. The Path at West Holding.
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Notebook #36 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Lined spiral bound writing tablet, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan, writings and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Gamelan works and sketches. Music for Kyai Hudan Mas. Writing on the Center for World Music (1976). Bubaran Robert. Gending Samuel. [" Gending Valentine", words.]
Various personal notes on things to do and send.
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Notebook #37 ca. 1981-86

Physical Description: Orange music notebook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Mills College. Music score/sketches: trumpet part for Bubaran Robert, Estampie for Organ to Susan Summerfield, A Cornish Lancaran, Mass to St. Cecilia, Stampede.
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Notebook #38 ca. 1961-62

Physical Description: Pink spiral bound sketch book, 6 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Entries from Korea with notes and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on New Ode II, drawings, writing sketches "The sound of the ti-tze". "Composer's diseases". Notes on furnishings (reclining mats and cushions) on ceramics, stone, silk, screens.
Writing: "On composing". Nak Yang Chun, Hyi Mun.
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Notebook #39 ca. 1973-77

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry and writings and letters..

Scope and Content Note

Music sketch: "Toniaion on E". Letter/Poem: On Bill's return from the Mountains (September 1973). Note on Adolph Berson (artist). Poetry: Sapphic Stanzas to Ned Rorem (October 1973). Poetry: Ode on the Monochord, Nines to John Cage on his 60th birthday (1977). Cinquaines by Adelaide Crapsey. "To My Favorite Composers" by Henry Noyes. Writing to Liang Tsai Ping for his 60th birthday.
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Notebook #40 ca. 1983/86, 2000

Physical Description: Black laboratory notebook, inches
 

Contents description: Poetry, gamelan, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Notes or lesson in Indonesian with Jody Diamond. The Path at West Holding section (from 2000). Gamelan sketches: For the Repose of my friend James Broughton (ca 1998). Sparse personal notes. Pasted in magazine photos. Cry to Aphrodite (1986). Poetry sketches (regarding William Colvig). Tour Accounts (Stanford - Humboldt). Notes on Harry Partch. 7's on the Solar Swell (1985). Gending in Honor of William Colvig.
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Notebook #41 ca. 1993, 2001

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse poetry and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly empty notebook: Birthday Haiku from Charles Hanson (2001). References to book and articles. "Western Worries - thots of an elder alien". Apparent notes for a talk.
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Notebook #42 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan Degung inventory, tuning sketches, architectural drawings.

Scope and Content Note

"Gamelan Degung" by Richard North. Silhouettes of Harrison and Colvig paper cut outs by Betty Polis. Loose papers: responses to letters, recommendations. Scale of an Egyptian Long Lute. "Lithophone" tuning by William Colvig. Letter regarding Pa Undang.
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Notebook #43 ca. 1983

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: About the Mills Gamelan.

Scope and Content Note

The Mills Gamelan, by William Dithrich. [The Mills Gamelan designed and built by William Colvig, Lou Harrison, and students]. This being a description of building and tuning of the Mills Gamelan.
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Notebook #44 ca. 1966

Physical Description: Bound black signature writing notebook, 7 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse writing sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for the Music Primer. "Right Rhythm decides all things tonal".
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Notebook #45 ca. 1945-51

Physical Description: Bound signature composition notebook, 8 x 9.75 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches, writings and art.

Scope and Content Note

Music sketches: Triphony, Passacaglia Theme, Tenor I. Writing: "On Modes". Songs in the Forest (text and music sketches). Sparse notes on melody/counterpoint. Writing: "Total Polyphony". Unknown writing ending with a Blake quote. Other quotes. Writings: religion, psychoanalysis. Various sketches of writings. "Hangman" game with John Cage.
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Notebook #46 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Spiral bound artist's sketchbook, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse notes.

Scope and Content Note

Sparse notes on detail of Chinese Music Concert and Lecture. Lily Chin. Lecture notes. Accounting for trip. Notes for World Music class.
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Notebook #47 ca. 1937-1949

Physical Description: Black and red bound signature notebook, 8 x 10.5 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry and writings.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for a Choric Drama, Poems, and Odeset for the Disenchanted. Sonnets. Achilles Series. Notes on Women Walk Free, Changing World, and All religions are One, (music manuscripts at Mills College). Many unfinished works. A very rich variety of San Francisco area writings from the late 1930's.
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Notebook #48 ca. 1987-1997

Physical Description: Black and white artist's tablet, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Multiple entries and loose papers spanning one decade.

Scope and Content Note

Tokyo: Names and Addresses. Postcard from Dennis Russell Davies. Note from Jack Foley. Telegram from George Smith. Photos of architecture. Font studies. Spares writings and notes. Ptolemy "duple divisions" and other tuning ratios. "All from Boethius (book V)". Grand Duo corrections.
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Notebook #49 ca. 1935-39, 1954-66

Physical Description: Worn artist's notebook, 5.25 x 7.75 inches
 

Contents description: Many writings, poetry, and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

San Francisco poems. Sayings and thoughts, poems ca. 1954-60, including lyric sketches for Strict Songs. Thoughts on Buddhism. Thoughts on sexuality. Some figure sketches. Some lengthy writings. Notes for Music Primer.
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Notebook #50 ca. 1935-37

Physical Description: Worn artist's notebook, 5.25 x 7.75 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry and writings.

Scope and Content Note

Many romantic poems and writings from San Francisco period.
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Notebook #51 ca. 1955-57

Physical Description: Five pages of artist's pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse notes and writings.

Scope and Content Note

Cinna: Introduction to Cinna to Henry Allen Moe and the Guggenheim Foundation. A letter to Esperanto League requesting progress of translation to Esperanto.
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Notebook #52 ca. 1959-64

Physical Description: Six pages of air mail pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writing and calligraphy.

Scope and Content Note

Sparse writing and some calligraphic experiments.
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Notebook #53 ca. 1977-78

Physical Description: Sprial bound drawing pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches and sparse notes.

Scope and Content Note

Some calligraphic work. Gamelan sketches. Prelude or Postlude to Betty Freeman. From Music for Bill and Me ( Bill in Moonlight, gamelan). "Paul Nash's Just Guitar" (tuning). Lancaran Anthony.
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Notebook #54 ca. 1970-73

Physical Description: Spiral bound drawing pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse notes on tunings and temperaments.

Scope and Content Note

Tuning notes, Intense Diatonic. "Ptolemy invented the monochord!" "Monochord....long, straight and very narrow path to pleasure". Notes on things to do.
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Notebook #55 ca. 1986-2000

Physical Description: Music manuscript notebook [worn with tape],7.75 x 10.75 inches
 

Contents description: Large variety of music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Music sketches for Young Caesar, Double Concerto, Piano Trio, Threnody for Oliver Daniel, Homage to Pacifica, Pedal Sonata, Grand Duo, Mass to St. Cecilia, Book Music, and Fourth Symphony.
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Notebook #56 ca. 1960

Physical Description: Air mail pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse art sketches and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Art sketches including studies for Hermes and Eros. Several thoughts and lists. Calligraphy sketches.
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Notebook #57 ca. 1990-2001

Physical Description: Artist's pad, 7.75 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry, gamelan, and clippings.

Scope and Content Note

Paste-in and cutouts from magazines and newspapers. Architectural drawings. Horatian Ode on Bravo 20, Cinquain of Discovery, Cinquan in San Jose, (and others all ca. 1991). Newspaper clipping of Harrison from 1966. Gending in Honor of Max Beckman (1984/92). Several thoughts and writings. Poetry notes (including works in the unpublished book Poems and Pieces). Newspaper article on Gay issues. Personal diary entries. Ladrang Carter Scholz. Addresses and names.
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Notebook #58 ca. 1955-59

Physical Description: Airmail pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Writings in Esperanto. Notes and sketches of public address (reference to Bob Hughes). Calligraphy sketches.
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Notebook #59 ca. 1967

Physical Description: Airmail pad, 6.25 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writing.

Scope and Content Note

Writing on the collapse of the Dynasties of China and the music of China.
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Notebook #60 ca. 1959

Physical Description: Airmail pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto.

Scope and Content Note

Esperanto studies [contents unknown], personal notes, note to Harry Partch "Where are you?"
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Notebook #61 ca. 1965

Physical Description: Orange drawing book, 6 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse writing.

Scope and Content Note

Letters written in anger regarding the use of music - specifically not permitting the use of Harrison's music by the Federal Government.
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Notebook #62 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Spiral bound drawing pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse sketches and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Designs for "Underground Studio". Sparse notes.
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Notebook #63 ca. 1987

Physical Description: "1/2 Pound" tablet, 5 x 7.5 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse entries.

Scope and Content Note

Various pages of names, addresses and notes.
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Notebook #64 ca. 1996

Physical Description: Spiral bound writing tablet, 7.5 x 10.25 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and gamelan.

Scope and Content Note

Notes from trip to Dartington Hall. Notes on learning ASL. Notes on how to use the computer. Gamelan sketches: Dartington Hall. Writings: "My preemptive subtext". Sparse writings and poetry sketches.
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Notebook #65 ca. 1956

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and letters.

Scope and Content Note

"Of Sound & Music in the Vulgar Culture". Letter to Carlos Chavez. Letter to nephew Brad. Letter to Robert Whitney.
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Notebook #66 ca. 1969

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse notes and schedule.

Scope and Content Note

Sketch for a virginal. Letter to Chong Hwa Park regarding 7th Symposium on the Arts in Asia. Photocopies of tunings.
box-folder 8:3

Notebook #67 ca. 1989

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore sketchbook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and poetry..

Scope and Content Note

14's to Claude Lorraine, In Honor of Aphrodite. Introduction to Peter Garland's book on Jaime De Angulo. Lists of names and sparse notes.
box-folder 8:4

Notebook #68 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing book, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse entries and notes.

Scope and Content Note

San Jose State University class grades. Sparse music sketches. "Items".
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Notebook #69 ca. 1980

Physical Description: Music manuscript notebook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Unknown music sketches.

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Notebook #70 ca. 1971

Physical Description: Academie sketchpad, 9.25 x 11.75 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy, sketches, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Some calligraphic sketches. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth re: performance. Shadow screen positions [ Young Caesar] and material related to Young Caesar.
box-folder 8:7

Notebook #71 ca. 1972

Physical Description: Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse writings and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Esperanto notes including text for La Koro Sutro [sketches]. Lists, book lists, sparse notes.
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Notebook #72 ca. 1986

Physical Description: Spiral bound yellow drawing tablet, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan sketches and sparse writings.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for Gending Pindar, Gending Dennis, Gending Claude. Sparse poetry notes on the end of the world due to Bomb [about Bill Colvig, Victor Jowers]. Notes and instruction to New Moon [elaborate notes on ornaments and performance protocol]. List of gamelan pieces noted by slendro or pelog. Notes for writing and poetry re: civilization as a "shipwreck". A Cornish Lancaran. Letter from Carter Scholz.
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Notebook #73 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Strathmore drawing tablet, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan materials.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for gamelan instruments and works. Sketch of poetry. Printed materials on Indonesian culture.
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Notebook #74 ca. 1976

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan music.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten scores of traditional Gamelan pieces for use in a concert.
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Notebook #75 ca. 1974-76

Physical Description: Spiral bound artist's sketchbook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, sketches and letters.

Scope and Content Note

Recommendation for Tom Stone. Architectural sketches of Church in San Francisco, notes of things to do, outline for Orchestration Class. Draft of "Such Melodies and Clutter: Thoughts around Ives". (Letter regarding the Center for World Music and Related Arts in Berkeley.) Recommendation for Michael McNabb. Sparse art drawings and notes. Writings on Partch/Cowell. Letter to "Al" regarding activities and World Music Center. Writing on Pauline Benton. Sketch for a tuneable Mountain Dulcimer.
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Notebook #76 ca. 1970-2000

Physical Description: Spiral bound music manuscript book, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Music Sketches: Main Bersama Sama, and Threnody. Sketches for Young Caesar revision.
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Notebook #77 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Artist's pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Ratios, sketches and letters.

Scope and Content Note

Original sketches for A Chart of all Superparticular Ratios by Harrison and Colvig. Letter regarding Tom Siwe and University of Illinois. Recommendations for Ernst Heins.
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Notebook #78 ca. 1965

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketchbook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, art, music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Color calligraphic sketches. Om Namo Amitabhaya Buddhaya (#1 of three hymns). Sparse unusual notes: "Harrison's Chanter" (writing and music sketch - "psalm-tone style of plain chant"). "Items, ( Music Primer). Letter to Roman Book dealers regarding the possibility of selling autograph manuscripts. Tuning schema: Fibonacci and Inverse. Writings, calligraphy sketches. Color designs.
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Notebook #79 ca. 1965

Physical Description: Pink cover sketchbook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Articles and images from magazines.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine pages pasted-in and loose on Vasarely and others.
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Notebook #80 ca. 1960

Physical Description: Grey Strathmore drawing pad, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, letters, calligraphy.

Scope and Content Note

Calligraphic sketches. Notes in English and Esperanto. Letter to Peter Yates about performance of Violin Concerto ( Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra, tunings and composition). "Rules of the Font". Many pages of calligraphic sketches.
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Notebook #81 ca. 1968

Physical Description: Red spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Art and color designs.

Scope and Content Note

"Acrostic hymn on the sanscrit mantram to the Buddha amitabha". Design for around the edge of the string-droning drum. Various color schemas. Sparse notes on Chinese music concert.
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Notebook #82 ca. 1965-73

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketchbook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Proportional studies, sketches, and color designs.

Scope and Content Note

Tunings, Modes, Proportional Studies. Photocopy of Johnny Appleseed score. The Chapter of practicing the Tao [music]. Loose page writing on the music and instruments of Asia... loose pages music sketches for drums, guiro, and gongs.
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Notebook #83 ca. 1968-69

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketchbook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Teaching materials and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Folding leg system for Psaltery. Class rosters (San Jose State University). Pages of taped in paper pieces with various notes for lectures. Test Questions (World Music).
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Notebook #84 ca. 1963

Physical Description: Grey spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy.

Scope and Content Note

Calligraphy experiments. "Rules of the font and rules of the caps". One male figure sketch. Design for a solstice card.
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Notebook #85 ca. 1997-99

Physical Description: Notebook with decorated cover, 7 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Art sketches and sparse notes.

Scope and Content Note

Loose papers within. Card from Kitaj. Sparse sketches, notes. Paste-ins. Joshua Tree house ideas. Various small poetry sketches.
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Notebook #86 ca. 1961

Physical Description: Spiral bound daily planner, 7.25 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Entries on calander for freighter trip and subsequent events.

Scope and Content Note

Sparse entries include preparations for trip to Japan, entries regarding concerts, lessons, lectures, from this trip. Some notes on Korean Musics. Puppet sketches. Addresses. Notes in Esperanto.
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Notebook #87 ca. 1962

Physical Description: Spiral bound drawing block, 9 x 6.25 inches
 

Contents description: Music notation and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Korean Music: Nak Yang Chun, Hyi Mun, Bluebird Song. Comparison charts for Chinese and Japanese music notation. Al Farabi tuning schema. Sparse music notations.
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Notebook #88 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Orange music book, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan music.

Scope and Content Note

Hudan Mas, Serenade.
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Notebook #89 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Orange music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches for an Estampie and gamelan pieces.
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Notebook #90 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Orange music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Main Bersama-Sama (for Bill George). Sparse notes for Serenade.
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Notebook #91 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Orange music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Main Bersama-sama II ( Threnody for Carlos Chavez), and Serenade.
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Notebook #92 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Orange music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Tuning modes.

Scope and Content Note

"From Ur, in Old Babylonian, British Museum tablet". Tunings of the harp (nine tones). "Tones of the greater complete System". Manjar Sewu.
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Notebook #93 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Music notebook, 9 x 8 inches
 

Contents description: Music scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Serenade for Guitar with Optional Percusion. Plaint, Variations on Walther von der Vogelweide's Song of Palestine ( String Quartet Set), Little Homage to Sinan.
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Notebook #94 ca. 1964

Physical Description: Brown spiral bound notebook, 3.5 x 6 inches
 

Contents description: Names, addresses and "Items".

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Notebook #95 ca. 1967-69

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, poetry, journal, and art.

Scope and Content Note

"On Homosexuality", Poems for Bill Colvig, personal "diary" entries, "Bill went to the Southern Sierras." Designs for "new wooden instruments." Artistic designs. Fortune Cookie messages. Acoustic screen design, transfer harp design. Many "Items." List of people to receive the limited edition publication 19 Items.
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Notebook #96 Undated

Physical Description: Music notebook, 6 x 8.25 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse notes for lecture or presentation.

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Notebook #97 ca. 1958

Physical Description: Writing tablet, 5.5 x 9 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto and English.

Scope and Content Note

"I have no 'middle' when unemployed especially". Writings on the class system.
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Notebook #98 ca. 1971

Physical Description: Cloth bound notebook, 7.5 x 10.5 inches
 

Contents description: Materials for Young Caesar.

Scope and Content Note

Instrument lists. Cast list for Young Caesar. Scenes for Young Caesar. Tuning schema's.
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Notebook #99 ca. 1978

Physical Description: Spiral bound music notebook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Very sparse music sketches for Asian instruments.

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Notebook #100 ca. 1960-92

Physical Description: Music manuscript notenook, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Wide variety of music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Music sketches for psaltery, Wells One, Colvig One, Virgil One (etc.). Tunings and instruments. Sketches for Orpheus. Poetry sketches (loose page). Peace Piece, Songs on the Forest, melodicles, etc.
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Notebook #101 ca. 1983

Physical Description: Warwick pocket memo notebook, 3.25 x 5.25 inches
 

Contents description: Travel notebook from New Zealand with many small entries.

Scope and Content Note

Names and addresses, sparse gamelan notation, brief writings, lists, and art sketches.
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Notebook #102 ca. 1980-92

Physical Description: Writing tablet, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan designs, letters and poetry.

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Dennis Russell Davies (Bonn Gallery project, Larry Polansky and Jody Diamond). Sparse sketch of Colvig for instrumental device. Notes: Shopping for a Gamelan. "Open House". Sketches for aluminum pieces for instrument (William Colvig). Font sketches. Poetry Sketches ( Measures, from unpublished poetry book, Revenge). Notes about George Smith (for an ASL class). Complete poems ca. 1992 from unpublished Poems and Pieces. Letter to Jack Body ca. 1988 (memories of New Zealand, "feeling old and can't make a big trip".)
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Notebook #103 undated

Physical Description: Yellow lined writing tablet, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Lengthy writings and poetry.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for a lecture. Lengthy notes and letter on Dennis Russell Davies' performance of the Third Symphony with revisions as well as references to the Elegiac Symphony. 9's on a Male Matter. Writings on tunings. Loose papers: Poem on Sherman Slayback. Notes for Terry Riley's In C. Various "items" and sparse notes.
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Notebook #104 ca. 1984

Physical Description: Blue covered writing booklet, 3.25 x 5.5 inches
 

Contents description: Multiple small entries, names, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Names and addresses, gamelan sketches. Lagu Victoria, Lagu Kiseran. Quotes by Pasolini, Shaw, and Forster. Very sparse notes, names, and a few musical sketches for suling.
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Notebook #105 ca. 2000-2003

Physical Description: Black artist's notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Poetry and paste-ins.

Scope and Content Note

Paste-in: Words to country western song used in the film Big Eden ("Don't let the stars get in your eyes..."). Sketches from The Path at West Holding, Bits of a Gathering, CODA, (from Poems and Pieces). Sparse paste-ins newspaper and/or magazine.
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Notebook #106 ca. 1974-82

Physical Description: Black laboratory notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Large amount of proportional studies, writings, poetry, notes and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Fibonachi proportions. Diatonic modes. Column design. "Items". Designs for pavilions. Chi Lu for Richard Dee. Poetry. Tunings. Instrument sketches, Gamalan. Main Bersama-sama II. Traditional gamalan pieces. Drawing of the "great bell at City of 10,000 Buddhas". Paste-in photographs and articles. Writing sketches.
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Notebook #107 ca. 1955

Physical Description: White spiral bound writing booklet, 6.75 x 8.25 inches
 

Contents description: Writings.

Scope and Content Note

On the separation of War and State. Names and addresses. Sketch for a letter to Henry Allan Moe regarding Simfony in Free Style. Esperanto writings.
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Notebook #108 ca. 1942

Physical Description: Brown spiral bound lines notebook, 7 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Concert and performance materials from Los Angeles.

Scope and Content Note

" Hangout: A show by Lou Harrison, September 1942". Autograph and typed verse for chorus, 2 dancers and percussion. Additional notes "orkestra for Hangout". Names and phone numbers.
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Notebook #109 Undated

Physical Description: Red spiral bound writing book, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and journal.

Scope and Content Note

Writing in Esperanto titled "Hiawatha". Lengthy writing "A Note on Homosexuality in Science Fiction". Several lengthy pages describing financial and emotional situations.
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Notebook #110 ca. 1992

Physical Description: Black artist's sketchbook, 4.25 x 6.25 inches
 

Contents description: Art sketches and tuning sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Sparse figure drawings, ratios, and gamelan sketches.
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Notebook #111 ca. 1987

Physical Description: Lined composition book, 8 x 10.25 inches
 

Contents description: Teaching materials and program notes.

Scope and Content Note

Gamalan class roster. Student add slips and lab tutoring hours. Program notes for Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan and Ariadne. Sketch for a traveling clavichord. Short poem for Jody Diamond on final page.
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Notebook #112 ca. 1964-67, 1972

Physical Description: Green spiral bound music manuscript book, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Wesak Sonata, The Garden at One and a Quarter Moons. Sparse sketches and writings.
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Notebook #113 ca. 1970-72

Physical Description: Pink spiral bound sketchbook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Large variety of poems, sketches, and notes.

Scope and Content Note

Poetry and items: "My back recovered", "Pinnacles II", "Climbing Mt. Whitney", "Oleanders". Gender sketches and tuning ratios. Sketches for Young Caesar.
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Notebook #114 ca. 1974-76

Physical Description: Spiral bound address book, 4 x 6 inches
 

Contents description: Names and addresses (entered, and on loose papers).

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Notebook #115 ca. 1980

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Art sketches and spares notes.

Scope and Content Note

Design for "guest room wardrobe". Names and addresses.
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Notebook #116 ca. 1982-83

Physical Description: Grey bound notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: A compliation of photocopied pages from other notebooks with additional autograph entries.

Scope and Content Note

Quote from Schopenhauer and Prince Ch'un the 2nd. Sketches for suling. Test questions from Mills College. Matched song-tunes in Honor of Palladio. Flute duet in Devotions. Gending in Honor of James and Joel. Gending Claude, Lancaran Molly, Gending Dennis.
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Notebook #117 ca. 1990

Physical Description: Drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and figure sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Memories of Irving Morrow. Hermes. Male figure drawings of questionable authorship.
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Notebook #118 ca. 1961

Physical Description: Pink spiral bound Strathmore charcoal pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy, music sketches, writings.

Scope and Content Note

[Aboard the freighter S.S New York]: "The purser has just agreed to give me my second cholera shot at Midway Island". Slendro types, pelog types. Calligraphy sketches. Green ink sketch of male figure. Sparse writings.
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Notebook #119 ca. 1965

Physical Description: Drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Proportional studies.

Scope and Content Note

Proportional studies which were later incorporated into larger art works.
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Notebook #120 ca. 1964

Physical Description: Pink spiral bound Strathmore charcoal pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Drawings of Buddha's. Multiple brief sketches and notes (writings). Nearly complete poem on the occasion of death of Harrison's father "an ode composed to allow my thots to wander, and so to avoid suicide".
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Notebook #121 ca. 1972

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Music and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Music sketches. Art sketches from various buildings in Santa Fe and Taos. Drawing of William Colvig in Santa Fe (this drawing reproduced in the unpublished book Poems and Pieces). Many small sketches and notes on instruments etc.
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Notebook #122 ca. 1986

Physical Description: Yellow writing tablet, 8.5 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and program notes.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for a talk and about "pop" music. Writing: "There is an international industry devoted to a theophany of J.S. Bach". Sparse notes regarding gamelan students (Cabrillo College). "Anecdote". Notes for a talk or interview. Lengthy notes on Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan, with precise thoughts of Piano Concerto with Selected Orchestra (Keith Jarrett "problems"). Notes/writing: Stanza's, rhymed couplets, W.H. Auden, Robert Bridges, Tureo's book "The New Book of Forms". "Item", An Indian Tal (rhythmic structure). Poem about Father.
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Notebook #123 ca. 1986

Physical Description: Yellow writing tablet, 8.5 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, gamelan, teaching materials.

Scope and Content Note

"Answers to questions from a gentleman in Greece" (apparently questions for interview or publication). Loose page in pencil "Harry Partch's amazing book Genesis of a Music". Poem: Tens on pressing the button: A Vomit. Cabrillo College class, student names and sparse gamelan notes. Lengthy writing on various questions and protocols regarding performances ( Concerto in Slendro: "Agree to 12-tone, do not allow removing tacks". "Percussionists never complain". "Wider slendro tuning"). "On the way down to Los Angeles, Bill and I stopped to see Pak Cokro". "Item: "A further thought about Kirnberger's Well Temperament". Notes on Peter Garland's book (Amerindian/Hispanic cultures, Jaime deAngulo).
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Notebook #124 ca. 1990

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore charcoal pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Artwork.

Scope and Content Note

1 pastel landscape by Harrison on 17th page.
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Notebook #125 ca. 1936-37

Physical Description: Spiral bound music notebook, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
 

Contents description: Music scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Notebook contains Saraband and France 1917 - Spain 1937. Other pieces not authorized for performance include: Ritual #2, Ritual #3, Ritual #4, Ritual #5, Group Dance for Lenore, and an untitled Piano Sonata.
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Notebook #126 ca. 1938, 1992

Physical Description: Spiral bound music notebook, 9.5 x 12.5 inches
 

Contents description: Music scores and sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Concerto Grosso for Dorothy James, January 3 1938. Beforepiece to the Medea (unfinished sketches). A Clear Midnight (Walt Whitman) unfinished music sketches. Tenth Ritual (unfinished sketches). Sketches from White Ashes (1992).
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Notebook #127 ca. 1960

Physical Description: Spiral bound Strathmore charcoal pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Eleven reference points for a "talk" dealing with sexuality presented to the Unitarian Fellowship in Aptos.

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Notebook #128 ca. 1990-91

Physical Description: Yellow writing pad, 8.5 x 11.75 inches
 

Contents description: Writings and letters.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for Fourth Symphony, letter to Marika Smith, letter to Dennis Russell Davies, review of Carol Oja's book "Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds", letter from John Schneider.
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Notebook #129 ca. 1980

Physical Description: Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Photocopied pages from other notebooks.

Scope and Content Note

Names and addresses, gamelan sketches, poetry, notes, and lists.
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Notebook #130 ca. 1984

Physical Description: Warwick pocket memo pad, 3.25 x 5.5 inches
 

Contents description: Entries while traveling abroad (primarily Indonesia).

Scope and Content Note

Names and addresses. Shopping lists. Gamelan notation. Poetry and art sketches.
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Notebook #131 ca. 1963

Physical Description: Music notebook, 7.5 x 10.5 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches.

Scope and Content Note

"A Tune for Limericks". Sketches for Pacika Rondo.
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Notebook #132 ca. 1994

Physical Description: Composition book, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan class materials.

Scope and Content Note

Ricik Ricik, Singa Nebah with student names and times for lessons.
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Notebook #133 ca. 1987-90

Physical Description: Composition book, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Music, poetry and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Varied Quintet, Ariadne, Coyote Stories, Gending Vincent, Young Caesar, A Soedjatmoko Set. Figure sketches, paste-ins. Syllabic Stanza patterns in Bulwer Lytton's "Lost Tales of Miletus". "Academy of the West". Sapphic Syllables in Honor of Sinan. Newspaper articles etc.
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Notebook #134 Undated

Physical Description: Artist's notebook, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
 

Contents description: Music sketches, writings, gamelan and art.

Scope and Content Note

Landscape drawings, "Items", tuning schema's, Organ Concerto, Payatamus, modes, Gending Samuel, Gending Bill, Ode to the Monochord. "Forest floor design".
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Notebook #135 ca. 1991

Physical Description: Composition book, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan sketches and scores. Sparse writings.

Scope and Content Note

In Honor of Munakata Shiko, Homage to Pacifica, Gending Aphrodite, Inscription to Dr. Lu Zung-an, peking patterns, bonang patterns.
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Notebook #136 ca. 1983

Physical Description: Black Strathmore drawing notebook, 5.75 x 8.75 inches
 

Contents description: Personal journal while traveling.

Scope and Content Note

"Journal 1983". A journal written in New Zealand from May through August 1983. Descriptions of dinners and friends and locales, illnesses, concerts, and feelings.
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Notebook #137 ca. 1981-82

Physical Description: Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Photocopied pages from other notebooks.

Scope and Content Note

Gamelan sketches and scores: Gending Hesphaestus, Gending Demeter, Gending Epikuros. Notes for Young Caesar. Poem to Persephone. Teaching materials. Names and addesses, etc.
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Notebook #138 ca. 1966

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketchbook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Art, notes, poetry, writings.

Scope and Content Note

Oaxaca Trip. Phrases in Spanish. List of baggage. Notes on S.I.R (Society for Individual Rights, San Francisco) dances. Poem to Munyi "on our second meeting", "Ah your music Munyi". List of prime numbers. "The Symbolic Aphorisms of Pythagoras: Translation by Thomas Taylor". Music sketch: "You are a young American Soldier marching to die in Vietnam". Proportional studies in color. Words for a Blues tune.
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Notebook #139 Undated

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketch notebook, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Writings, poetry, art.

Scope and Content Note

Various "items". Proportional studies. Poetry sketches. Many sketches of writings and thoughts. Chinese concert materials. Notes for percussion accompaniment for Lorle Kranzler.
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Notebook #140 ca. 1977

Physical Description: Strathmore drawing pad, 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Gamelan pieces and art sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Gamelan sketches: Gending Richard, Gending Paul, Lagu Jody, Gending Bill, Gending Robin (Robin Strange). Lagu Pa Undang. Sketch from "Young Lakes, June 19, 1977".
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Notebook #141 ca. 1960

Physical Description: Drawing tablet, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto.

Scope and Content Note

Writings that cite Bob Hughes, Esperanto League of North America, KPFA. Sparse notes in English as well.
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Notebook #142 ca. 1959

Physical Description: Green spiral bound Strathmore charcoal pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Writings in Esperanto, sketches, letter draft.

Scope and Content Note

Writings and sketches in Esperanto. Design for flutes "with readily alterable intonations". Letter to Henry and Sidney Cowell thanking them for the gift of the grand piano.
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Notebook #143 ca. 1966

Physical Description: Grey Strathmore drawing pad, 11 x 14 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy sketches and designs.

Scope and Content Note

Sketches and designs apparently for an article by Peter Yates "An Amateur at the Keyboard". Calligraphic sketches for the Music Primer.
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Notebook #144 ca. 1958

Physical Description: Green Strathmore drawing pad, 9 x 12 inches
 

Contents description: Sparse sketches.

Scope and Content Note

Sketch of a bench. Sketch of a man. Sparse writing in Esperanto.
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Notebook #145 Undated

Physical Description: Eaton's Highland Air Mail tablet, 12 pgs. 8 x 10 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy samples, practice pages, notes

Scope and Content Note

1st page = "To Lloyd Lojdo - Calligr la bolskvibo liosuro . . . "
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Notebook #146 Undated

Physical Description: Notebook tablet, 8 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy samples, practice, Esperanto?

Scope and Content Note

1st page = K Kun granda plezuro mi recevw ulan tre afablan leteron, icas mi dankas vin
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Notebook #147 Undated

Physical Description: Spiral bound sketchbook (wire removed), 12 x 18 inches
 

Contents description: Calligraphy samples

Scope and Content Note

Calligraphy "Veterinarians Oath", lettering samples, practice pages.