Guide to the Dane Rudhyar Papers, 1922-1973

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Guide to the Dane Rudhyar Papers, 1922-1973

Collection number: M0264

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
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© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dane Rudhyar Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1973
Collection number: Special Collections M0264
Creator: Rudhyar, Dane, 1895-
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Dane Rudhyar, 1974-1976.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Dane Rudhyar Papers, M0264, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Composer, author, and painter. Born 1895 in Paris, France and emigrated to the United States in 1916. He wrote orchestral works, piano and compositions, and works on cosmopsychology.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts of musical compositions, correspondence (1924-1973): Aaron Copeland, Henry Cowell, Carlos Chavez, Martha Graham, Carl Ruggles, and Edgar Varese, and one concert program.

Container List

Folder 1.

1. The Seed Center, Winter-Spring. Printed brochure advertising Rudhyar poetry books and others.

 

2. Carlos Salzedo. 1 page carbon copy typescript recommendation for Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. n.d.

 

3. 1973, May 7.Leo Ornstein to D.R. LS, Brownsville, Texas. Cello sonata, Lysistrata suite, Seller's tape.

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

4. N.D.,n.p. Roy Harris to D.R. ALS,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

5. 1931, Oct 19.Eugene Goossens to D.R. T.L.S., Cincinnati, with D.R. note attached.

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

6. N.D.Henry Cowell to D.R., N.Y.

Physical Description: 1 1/2 pp.
 

7. 1929, Sep 9.Martha Graham to D.R.

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

8. 1928, Jul 18.Carl Ruggles to D.R. ALS, Arlington, Vt.,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

9. -, Nov 26.Carl Ruggles to D.R., ALS, Arlington, Vt.,

Physical Description: 4 pp.
 

10. 1926, Dec 6Carl Ruggles to D.R., ALS, Arlington, Vt.,

Physical Description: 8 pp.
 

11. N.D.Carl Ruggles to D.R. ANS, n.p.,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

12. N.D.Carl Ruggles to D.R. ALS, St. Petersburg, Florida,

Physical Description: 3pp.
 

13. 1924, Sept 25.[L. Stokowski] Boris to D.R. TLS Philadelphia D.R. note attached.

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

14. 1924, Oct 18.[L. Stokowski] Boris to D.R. TLS, Philadelphia

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

15. 1937, Aug 11.F.H. Price, Free Library of Philadelphia to D.R. TLS. Edwin A. Fleisher Music Collection.

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

16. 1938, Nov 16.D.R. to F.H. Price. TL (carbon unsigned). Hollywood.

 

17. [1958?]Leo Ornstein to D.R. ALS [N.Y.] D.R. note attached.

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

18. 1926, Sep 21.Roy Harris to D.R. ALS and cover. Paris, France.

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

19. 1949, Feb 11.Francisco Curt Lange to D.R. TLS

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

20. 1926, Nov 8.Carl [Ruggles] to D.R. APcS Arlington, Vt.

 

21. N.D.Carl [Ruggles] to D.R. ALS n.p.,

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

22. 1928, March 15.Carlos Chavez to D.R. ALS

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

23. 1928, March 6Carlos Chavez to D.R. ALS N.Y.

Physical Description: 2. pp.
 

24. ?, Jun 13.A(aron) Copland to D.R. ALS Santa Fe,

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

25. [ca 1922]Henry Cowell to D.R. ANS on printed announcement of Carl Ruggles' Whitney Studio Club talks. N.Y.

Physical Description: 4 pp.
 

26. [1921]Henry Cowell to D.R. A.Pc.S.

 

27. 1954, Oct. 2.Henry [Cowell] to D.R. ALS n.p.

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

28. 1921,Christmas. Henry Cowell to D.R. ANS on signed musical inscription n.p.

Physical Description: (Two sides of slip).
 

29. 1946, Jan 10.Henry Cowell to D.R. TLS, Fresno, CA

Physical Description: 1.p.
 

30. N.D.Henry Cowell to D.R. ALS, N.Y., 1 p. With autographed musical inscription on verso.

 

31. 1924, Jul 20.(Edgar) VArese (1883-1965) to D.R. ALS in French. N.Y.,

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

32. 1927, Dec 12.(Edgar) Varese to D.R. ALS in French, N.Y.,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

33. (1928, Feb 22)Edgar Varese to D.R. ALS in French, N.Y.

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

34. (1928), Mar 7.D.R. to Varese. T.L. (carbon) Hollywood,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

35. 1928, Mar 7.Edgar Varese to D.R. ALS in French. N.p.,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

36. N.D. (June?)E(dgar) V(arese) to D.R. ALS in English, N.Y.,

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

37. 1946, Aug 18.(Edgar) Varese to D.R. ALS in English, n.p.,

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

38. N.D.Louise Varese (1890-1989) to D.R. ANS on card, (N.Y.),

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

39. N.D.Carl (Ruggles) to D.R., n.p., ALS, 2 pp. Re Schoenberg.

 

40. 1950, Mar 11.Program for Composer's forum in cooperation with the New York Public library. Includes Rudhyar's Moments and Ouranos.

Folder 2.

Pentagram No. 1: The Summons for the piano. Composer's ms., transparencies.

Physical Description: Title + 11 leaves numbered 2-12.
 

Pentagram No. 2: Enfoldment for the piano. Composer's ms., transparencies.

Physical Description: Title + 9 leaves numbered 2-10.
 

Pentagram No. 3: Release for the piano. Composer's ms., transpariencies.

Physical Description: Title + 10 leaves numbered 2-11.
 

Pentagram No. 4: The Human Way for the piano. Composer's ms., transparencies.

Physical Description: Title + 16 numbered leaves.
 

Fanfares: Adolescence (To the North)

 

Composer's ms. p. [1-2] of 4, with [Fanfares] Rebirth (to the Zenith)

 

Composer's ms. p. [3-4] of 4

Physical Description: 2 leaves ms. music untitled.
 

Primavera; Tetragram No. 8

 

Composer's ms. 8 pp.:cover p[2-6] music p. [7-8] blank.

 

Tetragrams (Third Series) No. 8: Primavera

 

Composer's ms.

Physical Description: 6 numbered leaves.
 

Perforation for spiral binding at left.

 

Tetragram 7: Tendrils

 

Composer's ms.

Physical Description: One leaf designated p. 6-7.
 

Part of Summer Nights

 

Composer's ms.

Physical Description: 1 leaf designated p. 6-7.
 

The Way of Power, from Pentagram

 

(2) Yearning (for piano)

Physical Description: 3 pp.
 

Composer's ms. p. 4-6.

 

(3) Irony

 

Composer's ms. p. 44-45

Physical Description: (2 pp.)
 

(5) Place

 

Composer's ms. p. 46-48

Physical Description: (3 pp.)
Folder 3.

Syntony, in 4 movements for the piano.

 

Composer's ms. Cover.

 

1. Dithyramb 20 unnumbered pages:

Scope and Content Note

[1, title; 2, blank; 3-3, music; 14, blank; 15, music sketch, with diagonal red strike out line; 16, blank; 17, music sketch, with diagonal red strike out line; 18-20, blank]
 

2. Eclogue

Physical Description: 4 unnumbered pages [1, title, 2-4 music].
 

3. Prophetic Rite

 

Early version, 1935.

Physical Description: 8 numbered pages: 1-6, music; 7-8, blank.
 

4. Apotheosis

 

Oct 31, 1924

Physical Description: 5 unnumbered pages.
Folder 4.

(1) Transcription by Rudhyar of Hymne a la Vie by F. Nietzsche 2 pp. ms.

 

(2) 1924 Oct.Ruggles, Carl; Men & Mountains symphonic ensemble published by New Music, Arlington, Vermont.

Physical Description: 24 pp.
 

(3) 1924Ruggles, Carl: Lilacs from Men & Mountains ms.

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

Inscribed to Rudhyar, 1926, Nov.

Note

Note: transcribed by Dane Rudhyar 1925.
 

(4) [N.D.][Ruggles, Carl] - One leaf music sketch with notes,

Physical Description: 2 pp.
 

(5) 1929 Euphoria by Henry Cowell 1 p. for Blanche Walton.