Rafael Joseffy Music and Personal Papers, 1812-1915 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
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Consists mainly of solo piano music but also includes orchestral scores from 1870 to 1915, music manuscripts, and a few items of vocal music. Primarily U.S. and European editions of the period from 1870 to 1915, including many works by composers who were contemporaries of Joseffy. Some of the published scores in Series 3 are autographed to Joseffy from the composers. Some items have marginalia and fingerings in Joseffy's hand. The original manuscripts document Joseffy's compositional style. Joseffy's Personal Piano Music Library was transfered to the Music and Performing Arts Library in 1944 from the Rafael Joseffy Memorial in New York City. Each item has recieved a Joseffy signature stamp and an indication in the gutter. MPAL received a small amount of scores before the most of Joseffy's library was transferred. Those first scores have been integrated into the Special Collections and have a library call number. They are not included in this finding aid.
For the most complete record of the Joseffy Collection, refer to the card catalog (Series 3, Boxes 73-74) which includes card for both this finding aid and Special Collections indivdual items. Cards that refer to items that remain in the MPAL Special Collections include a call number for location.
Also refer to the "Musical Library Owned by Rafael Joseffy 1853-1915" (Series 3, Box 72, Folder 7) which is another index to the collection and includes some further description. Items with hash marks have been removed from the main collection, and most were placed in Special Collections.