Harry Partch Estate Archive, 1918-1991

By Tom McGeary, Noah Lenstra, Elizabeth Surles and Scott Schwartz

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Collection Overview

Title: Harry Partch Estate Archive, 1918-1991

ID: 12/5/45

Primary Creator: Partch, Harry (1901-1974)

Extent: 6.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into four series: 1.) Writings. 2.) Personal Papers. 3.) Music Score Manuscripts. Whenever possible an identification of the format of the music for each title (i.e., full score, condensed score, piano score, and parts) has been noted with the following corresponding abbreviations: FS, CS, PS, P. 4.) Films, Tapes, Photographs. Each series, except for 3, is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Date Acquired: 04/01/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Films, Instrumental music, Manuscripts, Music Composition, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of Harry Partch's personal papers, musical scores, films, tapes and photographs documenting his career as a composer, writer, and producer. Of special note are the scrapbooks in series 2 that contain newspaper and magazine articles about Partch and his music.

Biographical Note

Born in Oakland, CA in 1901, Harry Partch was an American composer, theorist, instrument designer and performer. He is best known for the work he did with just temperment: developing a 43 tone octave scale, writing pieces to showcase it, and building instruments upon which it could be played. His musical knowledge was largely self-taught and his interest in intonation emerged out of microtonal experimentation conducted on string instruments. Many of his thoughts on the matter are outlined in his 1947 treatise, Genesis of a Music.

By the early 1950s, he had established the Gate 5 Ensemble and record label and begun a musical partnership with fellow composer Ben Johnston that would take him to the University of Illinois in 1956, where Johnston was then teaching. While at Illinois, Partch premiered his large stage work, The Bewitched, as part of the Festival of Contemporary Arts and also composed and had performed the stage works Revelation in the Courthouse Park and Water! Water! He returned to California in 1962 where he completed his last project, the text and music for a film, The Dreamer that Remains before his death in 1974.

Subject/Index Terms

Films
Instrumental music
Manuscripts
Music Composition
Photographs

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: First donation came in December 29, 1992 directly from Danlee Mitchell. Second accrual in April 2008 came from Mitchell as well.

Acquisition Source: Danlee Mitchell, Harry Partch Foundation, San Diego

Acquisition Method: Donation

Related Materials:

Jaen Cutler Theatrical Films, Audio Recordings and Papers, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Kenneth Gaburo Papers, University of Illinois Archives


Box and Folder Listing


Series 1: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Writings on musical compositionAdd to your cart.
Contains Partch's writings about his musical compositions, both completed and projected or unfinished. The texts comprise scenarios, scripts or librettos, outlines, and statements for concert programs, record booklets, or record liner notes. These are primarily written materials, but a few musical sketches relating to a work are included as appropriate. Some items have been published in Harry Partch, Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos, ed. Thomas McGeary (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991), and in facsimile in Enclosures 3, ed. Philip Blackburn (Minnesota Composers Forum, Minneapolis). Folders are designated by a convenient short title. For full descriptions of each work and the versions referred to, see Thomas McGeary's, The Music of Harry Partch: A Descriptive Catalogue. I.S.A.M monograph no. 31 (1991).
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Barstow" Harmonization, undatedAdd to your cart.
Harmonization of text of "Barstow", pencil on two leaves
Folder 2: Bewitched (1955 version) (I), 1955Add to your cart.
The Bewitched--A Ballet Satire-- introduction, outline and imaginary dialogue for dancers/actors. Numerals in boxes seem cued to rehearsal numbers in score. 21 carbon typescript pages; with some pencil additions
Folder 3: Bewitched (1955 version) (II), 1955Add to your cart.
Carbon typescript, 20 pages, "Marin City, California", introduction and scenarios of 10 scenes; this is a set of carbons of text that was used for Bewitched, 1956, Version 2 (see Box 1, Folder 5)
Folder 4: Bewitched (1956 version) (I), 1956Add to your cart.
"Statement on the Bewitched Program Notes", Champaign, Ill. two typescript pages
Folder 5: Bewitched (1956 version) (II), 1956Add to your cart.
"Some New and Old Thoughts Before and After The Bewitched", endorsed by Partch 1958; 33 typescript pages with pencil additions
Folder 6: Bewitched (1956 version) (III), 1956Add to your cart.
The Bewitched: A Dance Satire by Harry Partch, blue ditto copy, 7 pages, argument, prologue and scenarios of 10 scenes and epilogue
Folder 7: Bewitched (1956 version) (IV), 1956Add to your cart.
Introduction and scenario, two parts intended as one complete text: (1) The Bewitched; carbon typescript with "Introduction" and "On the Dancing", followed by scene scenarios (breaks off incomplete in the midst of scene 1), paginated 1-3 with pencil additions and revisions, Marin City, California, undated; (2) continuation begins with "Prologue" and continues with scenarios for the 10 scenes (without "Epilogue"); carbon typescript with pencil additions and revisions. The beginning pages of this group seem to be an expansion of the introduction: it is paginated in ink 4-6, then there is typescript p. 4 (whose text continues part (1); typescript pages 4-20 are renumbered in ink 7-23, in this text, the 1955 scene titles have been altered in pencil to those of the 1956 version, with original typescript of pages 1-3.
Folder 8: Bewitched (1956 version) (V), 1956Add to your cart.
The Bewitched: A Dance Satire by Harry Partch, two-page black-stencil copy of program or record notes
Folder 9: Bewitched (1956 version) (VI), ca. 1959Add to your cart.
The Bewitched: A Dance Satire by Harry Partch, text for program notes (production in 1959), typescript carbon, 4 pages, "Statement", cast, scenario, and scene titles
Folder 10: Bewitched (1956 version) (VII), 1957Add to your cart.
8-page booklet (text reprinted from the program of first performance, March 26, 1957) accompanying Gate 5 Records issue of Bewitched, contains "Argument" and scene scenarios; with pencil annotations and additions
Folder 11: "Delusion" - recording (I), 1969Add to your cart.
Two sets of timings of recording session takes: (1) one 6-page photocopy, (2) one 2-page set in blue felt-tip pen
Folder 12: "Delusion" - recording (II), ca. 1969Add to your cart.
Two sets of editing notes: (1) 4-pages of typescript (Sent to John McClure?); and (2) 10-page pencil set (apparently retyped as set 1)
Folder 13: "Delusion" - synopses (I), 1964Add to your cart.
Contains: (1) "Cry from Another Darkness" synopsis and introduction and for what was later titled "Delusion of the Fury", seven, unnumbered typescript pages, Harry Partch / December 30, 1964); (2) "Cry from Another Darkness" synopsis and early introduction for what was later titled "Delusion of the Fury" 7 (numbered/unnumbered) carbon typescript pages, Van Nuys, Calif., (P.O. Box 3253, December 30, 1964)
Folder 14: "Delusion" - synopses (II), 1965Add to your cart.
Photocopy of 16-page typescript scenario, "Delusion of the Fury" with pencil additions, corrections, and revisions, "Van Nuys, January 17, 1965" with "Exordium" title penciled in
Folder 15: "Delusion" - synopses (III), undatedAdd to your cart.
"Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion" 1 extra-long typescript carbon page (with "Exordium" included)
Folder 16: "Delusion" - synopses (IV), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of preliminary typescript scenario and introduction prepared for inclusion in Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), pp. 35/147 - 42-154
Folder 17: "Dreamer that Remains" - outlines (I), ca. 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Seven sheets in pencil from spiral-bound notebook, contains among the leaves a 6-page "A Very tentative Verbal outline of music", one leaf is headed "Outline of Music for a Freeman-Pouliot Film Project for 1972: The Dreamer that Remains - A Love Piece -"
Folder 18: "Dreamer that Remains" - outlines (II), 1972Add to your cart.
Sets of very tentative verbal outlines: (1) "The Dreamer that Remains: A Study in Loving", 27 May, 1972, 5 typescript pages with pencil additions, corrections, revisions; (2) "The Dreamer that Remains: A Study in Loving", retyped version of (A) extended to 6 typescript pages with several pen corrections and additions; (3) carbon copy of (2) with pencil corrections, revisions, and additions; (4) photochemical copy of (2) with pencil and pen revisions (added to copy)
Folder 19: "Incident at Drake's Bay", 1953Add to your cart.
"Incident at Drake's Bay, A Music Drama", pencil draft of scenarios, one page of verso of Harry Partch Trust Fund mailing announcement of "Plectra and Percussion Dances", and typescript version
Folder 20: "Menota Night", ca. 1944-1947Add to your cart.
1-page typescript scenario, (probably Madison, Wisc.)
Folder 21: "Oedipus" - translation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Carbon copy of 37 page English translation by [Gordan Churchill]
Folder 22: "Oedipus" (1951 version), 1951Add to your cart.
Foreword and text of Partch's original text, carbon typescript, Sausalito, 32 pp.
Folder 23: "Petals", undatedAdd to your cart.
Handwritten items, draft of recording cover text (1 page), 2-page statement about the work, 2 leaves of timings and test of beats, and 1 leaf of ratios for Guitar II
Folder 24: "Petals" - movement titles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Movement titles, Seven lists (A-G) of preliminary movement titles for "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma," with folder titled "And on the Seventh Day" - notes that contains additional movement titles, these early sets of titles contain fanciful names for the movements and alternate titles for the composition
Folder 25: "Petals" - notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notes, 4 leaves of notes in pencil for "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma"
Folder 26: "Petals" - recording (I), undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript draft (with pen additions) of liner notes for projected Gate 5 Record of "On the Seventh Day the Petals Fell in Petaluma," 1 typescript page
Folder 27: "Petals" - recording (II), ca. 1966Add to your cart.
Outline of verses and Statement ("I want, I try, to live in the Big World") prepared for liner notes for CRI recording (not used), 7 carbon typescript pages with pencil and ink additions, and carbon copy
Folder 28: "Petals" - sketches, undatedAdd to your cart.
Four sheets of rhythmic notes in pencil for "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma"
Folder 29: "Plectra and Percussion Dances", ca. 1952Add to your cart.
"Plectra and Percussion Dances, The Rythmic Motivations of Castor and Pollux and Even Wild Horses", 8 carbon typescript pages, endorsed by Partch, with ink additions and revisions
Folder 30: "Plectra and Percussion Dances - Castor and Pollux", ca. 1963Add to your cart.
Castor and Pollux, A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini, Argument and Instructions on Music and Dance, 2 carbon typescript pages with ink additions and envelope (Calendar numbers for Castor and Pollux) with desk calendar with rows of dates cut out
Folder 31: "Plectra and Percussion Dances - Even Wild Horses" (I), undatedAdd to your cart.
"Even Wild Horses, Dance Music for an Absent Drama", 5 carbon typescript pages with ink additions, introduction and synopses of scenes.
Folder 32: "Plectra and Percussion Dances - Even Wild Horses" (II), ca. 1961Add to your cart.
List of French phrases keyed to page numbers, from Rimbauld, A Season in Hell, 4 pencil pages from spiral bound notebook, 2 carbon typescript pages (typed version of above)
Folder 33: Poems by Li Po, Six Lyrics by Li Po, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.
4-page (one bifolium) typescript carbon of notes about the work
Folder 34: "Revelation" - argument, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil drafts of early arguments for "Revelation in the Courthouse Park": one 3-page pencil draft, one typescript leaf "Argument", one typescript leaf with pencil additions
Folder 35: "Revelation - Incidental Music for Applause", undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript statement (2 pages) describing "Incidental Music for Applause" to "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" (paginated 30/54 - 31/55), with pencil additions, corrections, and revisions
Folder 36: "Revelation", undatedAdd to your cart.
Mock newspaper (The Centerburg Gazette) front page describing events paralleling "Revelation in the Courthouse Park", one oversize sheet
Folder 37: "Revelation" - notes and drafts (I), undatedAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous pencil musical composition notes for "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" pencil, 16 leaves
Folder 38: "Revelation" - notes and drafts (II), undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil sketch of stage in "First Chorus", pencil sketch of fountain, pp. 6 and 9 of carbon typescript description of "Revelation" (with two pen or pencil sketches), pp. 8-10 of typescript description of "Revelation"
Folder 39: "Revelation" - program, undatedAdd to your cart.
Suggested program text for "Revelation in the Courthouse Park", "Argument" (2 pages black and red typescript, with p. 1 also present as carbon), cast, instruments, arguments, and chorus/scene titles (3 typescript pages in black typescript)
Folder 40: "Revelation" - scripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript of script for "Revel(ation) in the Courthouse Park", versos of pages seem to have directions for film shots (perhaps made in conjunction with Madeline Tourtelot film of the production), approx. 61 pp. in red-and-black typescript (composed of top and carbon copies including paste-overs, MS corrections, additions, and revisions)
Folder 41: "Revelation" - statement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two versions of "Composer's Statement for Revel": One-page typescript with pencil additions, corrections, and revisions; two-page carbon typscript (two sets), 2 pages with pencil annotations on one set
Folder 42: "Rotate the Body" - outlines and notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Ball for Gymnasts", excerpts from "Revelation" (2 pages); "Rotate the Body in All Its Planes" musical timings and lyrics (With simple heart and glad regard . . . ) (2 pages)
Folder 43: "U.S. Highball" (1942) - notebook, 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notebook, 4 X 5.5 inch pocket memorandum book carried by Partch on trip to Chicago, containing notations, fragments of overheard conversations, transcriptions, etc., includes memoirs about monophonic works
Folder 44: "U.S. Highball" (1942) - scripts, 1942Add to your cart.
Two preliminary scripts for "U.S. Highball": 7 typescript pages with corrections and revisions in pencil, 7 typescript pages plus 1 page in pencil, with envelope labeled "First Drafts of U.S. Highball"
Folder 45: "U.S. Highball" - sketches, 1942Add to your cart.
Rhythmic sketches for "Chicago", pencil, 4 leaves
Folder 46: "U.S. Highball" (film) (I), undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript introduction to film concept, 10 pages, typescript carbon (marked new in pencil)
Folder 47: "U.S. Highball" (film) (II), undatedAdd to your cart.
Introduction to film and shot outline, typescript in red and black, 29 pages with pencil additions, corrections, and revisions
Folder 48: "U.S. Highball" (film) (III), undatedAdd to your cart.
"New Script, U.S. Highball", introduction and shot outline for film, 12 carbon typescript pages with pencil revisions and corrections
Folder 49: Various works (I), undatedAdd to your cart.
Draft scenarios of projected or completed works: "And I'll Tell You My Story", "Dion Isus", "Quick Transit", "The Mock Turtle Song", "U.S. Highball" (rewrite), "Barstow" (rewrite), 3 typescript leaves (with pencil additions) and 1 leaf in pencil (for "Revelation")
Folder 50: "Water! Water!" - program, 1962Add to your cart.
Carbon typescript for program for "Water! Water!", 12 pages with pencil additions
Folder 51: "Water! Water!" - script, 1961Add to your cart.
Black stencil script of "Water! Water!", apparently Partch's copy of the duplicated script (numbered #81, marked on cover Corrected, 1961) made for use by participants in the production, corrected by paste-overs including one loose, newly-typed sheet (containing alternate dialog between Phoebus and the Producer in Second Prologue), 61 pp. plus one typescript sheet
Folder 52: "Windsong", undatedAdd to your cart.
Materials relating to preparing music for Madeline Tourtelot's film "Windsong": 2-page carbon of Script for suggested "Transformation Sequence", 6-page typescript of shot outline with timings, notes on music, etc., with extensive pencil revisions, three sheets of pencil notes, with one page typescript statement "Windsong" by Madeline Tourtelot
Sub-Series 2: Lecture Texts, Essays, Drafts, Illustrations, and StatementsAdd to your cart.
This series contains Partch's writings (final versions and drafts) on various aspects of his work, tuning, and the relationship between music and culture; some printed materials and graphic works included.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bitter Music - illustrations, undatedAdd to your cart.
Illustrations, musical example, and ink drawings (originals and print outs from microfilm) intended to accompany the published Bitter Music (most not included in printed version), with page from California Highways and Public Works magazine with photographs of work camps at Anderson Canyon and Salmon Creek, California, one related drawing in Box 15
Folder 2: Bitter Music - music example, undatedAdd to your cart.
One original ink musical example to Bitter Music
Folder 3: CBS Bonus Record, October 1970Add to your cart.
Introduction to Bonus Record accompanying "Delusion of the Fury" recording, typescripts with pencil corrections and revisions, 3 pages, October 6, 1970, 3 pages, October 10, 1970, one page, October 1970
Folder 4: Artwork, 1937 and 1947Add to your cart.
Two drawings/paintings (both by Partch?): "Incertitude and Infinitude" - Twin Rocks, Ore. - watercolor or tempera on cardboard, of male nude standing on beach; "Maguey Plants", as seen on way the Ensenada, Baja California, ink on paper.
Folder 5: "End Littoral" - drawings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Ink drawings (with a few print outs from microfilm) intended to accompany the published journal (none included in printed version), with photograph of cabins overlooking coast, 20 items
Folder 6: Instrument Expense Statement, ca. 1963Add to your cart.
Typescript statement of "Expenses of a Research and Experimental - Music-Instrument Project Dating from 1925 to the Present", Petaluma, 8 carbon typescript pages.
Folder 7: Films Introductory Notes, ca. 1962Add to your cart.
Introductions to screening of three films ("Rotate the Body", "Windsong", "Revelation"), after ca. 1962 or later, 7 typescript pages, present are p. 1 in original typescript, pages 1-7 in photocopy, with pencil corrections and revisions to original
Folder 8: For John Cage, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 typescript page of a personal statement, with ink title and revisions.
Folder 9: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), appendices, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript drafts of appendices, with pencil additions, revisions, corrections. Appendix I (incomplete), 2 pages, one typescript, one carbon, Appendix I, pp. 1-5, Appendix II, pp. 6 -14, Appendix III, pp 15 - 19
Folder 10: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn) - ch. 12, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript draft of new chapter 12, 51-typescript pages with pencil additions, revisions, corrections
Folder 11: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn) ch. 13, 1969Add to your cart.
Typescript draft of new chapter 13, 31 August 1969, 46 pp. with pencil additions, revisions, corrections
Folder 12: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn) ch. 14, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript draft of new chapter 14, paginated 1. / (113) - 38. - 150, with pencil additions, revisions, corrections
Folder 13: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), figures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Material for figures for Genesis, two ALS letters from Erv Wilson, mostly photocopies of various versions of the figures as Wilson revised them. (See also Genesis of a Music, 2nd edn. related correspondence in Da Capo Press in Box 5)
Folder 14: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn) preface (I), 1969Add to your cart.
(New Preface to Genesis of a Music) / Preface to the Second Edition, carbon typescript, Encinitas, California, 13 pages with pencil and ink corrections; photocopy of above, as copy edited by publisher
Folder 15: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), preface (II), 1969Add to your cart.
New Preface to Genesis of a Music / Preface, photocopy of typescript, 12 pp, Encinitas
Folder 16: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), preface (III), 1969Add to your cart.
Preface, 11 pages with extensive pencil additions, revisions, corrections, dated in pencil 30 May 1969, typescript dated Encinitas, California
Folder 17: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), preface (IV), 1969Add to your cart.
Preface, earliest typescript notes, on slips pasted up to full pages, with extensive pencil additions, revisions, corrections, 11 pages with partial-page slip, with Partch's envelope
Folder 18: Genesis of a Music (2nd edn), preface (V), 1969Add to your cart.
Preface, 2 typescript pages, top copy and carbon, with partial-page insert, several pencil corrections
Folder 19: Lecture - Bewitched, 1959Add to your cart.
Carbon typescript (Note) for talk before dress rehearsal of Bewitched at the Juilliard School, 9 April 1959, 9 pages, 6 pages of text, 2 pages of comments on slides of instruments, one page for introduction musical examples, all with pencil corrections and revisions
Folder 20: Lecture - Columbia University, 1959Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture given at Columbia University 9 April 1959, with examples from Bewitched, 11 typescript pages, with pencil on verso of p. 3, with pencil corrections and revisions
Folder 21: Lecture - University of Hawaii, 1971Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture presented at the University of Hawaii 9 July 1971, one page program and seven typescript pages of text, with pencil corrections and revisions.
Folder 22: Lectures - University of Oregon, 1964Add to your cart.
Typescripts for lectures presented at the University of Oregon: (1) Feb. 16, 7 typescript pages with ink additions and corrections, introduction to films "U.S. Highball", "Rotate the Body", "Revelation", (2) Feb. 17, 12 typescript pages with ink and pencil corrections and revisions, (3) Feb. 17, 23-pages in typescript original and carbon, both with ink and/or pencil corrections and revisions
Folder 23: Lecture - American Symphony Orchestra League Convention, San Francisco, 1963Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture presented at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, for the American Symphony Orchestra League convention, (notes by Danlee Mitchell). 10 typescript pages with pencil corrections and revisions
Folder 24: Lecture - Pasadena/San Fernando Valley State College, 1964Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture script, 9 typescript pages with pencil corrections, originally presented for Pasadena Art Museum 8 February, revised by paste-over to first page for second delivery at San Fernando Valley State College (University of California Northridge), 20 March 1965
Folder 25: Lecture - "Revelation" (I), 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Partch's statement to the cast before the first rehearsal of "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" (note by Danlee Mitchell), fall semester, 4 typescript pages
Folder 26: Lecture - "Revelation" (II), undatedAdd to your cart.
Introduction to WILL-TV broadcast of "Revelation", 2 typescript pages
Folder 27: Lecture - San Francisco Art Institute, 1966Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture presented at the San Francisco Art Institute 28 November 1966, included presentation of slides and musical examples, 8 typescript pages with pencil additions and corrections
Folder 28: Lecture - St. Louis, 1962Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture given at St. Louis 24 April 1962, with introductions to tape ("Revelation") and film ("Rotate the Body"), 6 typescript pages
Folder 29: Lecture - Tanglewood, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript (headed "Introduction to Examples") for lecture presented at Tanglewood, summer 1967, with Partch pencil note "The direction toward which I've been going", 12 pages with pencil corrections and revisions
Folder 30: Lecture - UCLA, 1966Add to your cart.
Untitled lecture given at UCLA 1 May 1966, 12 typescript pages plus two versions of 1-page "Demonstration Order", with pencil revisions and corrections, text includes list of titles for movements of "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma"
Folder 31: Lecture - "Studies", "Petals", "Exordium", "Barstow", "Daphne", and "Castor and Pollux", undatedAdd to your cart.
Introductions or synopses to "Two Studies", "Petals", "Exordium" [from "Delusion"], "Barstow", "Daphne", and "Castor and Pollux", 4 typescript pages, apparently spoken introductions to musical excerpts (supervised by Danlee Mitchell)
Folder 32: Manual on the Maintenance and Repair of--and the Musical and Attitudinal Techniques for--Some Putative Musical Instruments (I), 1963Add to your cart.
Ozalid copy, 46 typescript pages on 24 leaves, pp, 1-33, blank, 34-46, blank, main text plus three addenda, pp. 1-33 (Feb. 3, 1963), pp. 34-42 (March 25, 1963), pp. 43-46 (April 12, 1963), with Partch's original folder titled Manual (not the latest draft)
Folder 33: Manual on the Maintenance and Repair of--and the Musical and Attitudinal Techniques for--Some Putative Musical Instruments (II) (revised), 1963Add to your cart.
Ozalid copy, "NEW (revised)" written on master, pp. 1-18 appear identical to previous entry, pp. 19-20 of earlier versions expanded to 3 pages, 47 leaves, arranged and glued accordion-format, with corrections on transparent masters and in pencil, index on first page, paginated 1-47
Folder 34: Various Fragments, Notes, and Sketches, ca. 1960-1974Add to your cart.
Complete or incomplete fragments, notes, sketches (most in pencil), some represent ideas developed for later compositions, two photocopies, 31 original sheets
Folder 35: Modern Parables, 1933 and 1938Add to your cart.
Typescripts of two parables: (1) "A Modern Parable I", three typescript pages, New York City, Spring, 1933, (2) "A Modern Parable II", three typescript pages, Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, April 26, 1938
Folder 36: Toward a Creative Music, 1953Add to your cart.
Typescript of a series of nine talks delivered over KPFA radio, San Francisco from 9 March to 28 March 1953, (see KPFA Program Folio issues): Creativity in Music (p. 1), Education & New Instruments (p.8), Education and the Record Repertory (p. 17), Education and Acoustics (p. 23), The Writers on Music p. 31), Musical Perspectives (p. 37), My Instruments (p. 44), Castor & Pollux (p. 51) [included musical examples], The Oedipus Dance Music (p. 54). 56 typescript pages with pencil corrections, additions, and revisions
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music Philosophy and Work of Harry Partch, ca. 1954Add to your cart.
6-leaf black stencil booklet titled "Presenting a Resume of the Music Philosophy and Work of Harry Partch, Composer, Instrument Builder, and Player-Theorist"  (another copy in Scrapbook)
Folder 2: Musicians as "Artists", 1947Add to your cart.
Essay, 12 typescript pages, Madison Wis., dated in pencil
Folder 3: On G-String Formality, 1946Add to your cart.
Seven typescript page essay with pencil and ink corrections and revisions, endorsed by Partch, Madison
Folder 4: Proposal - Typescript of "Proposal for Work in Advanced Studies", ca. 1962Add to your cart.
"Proposal for Work in Advanced Studies", Champaign, Ill., 7 carbon typescript pages, proposes to work in Japan
Folder 5: Quarter-Saw Section of Motivation and Intonation, 1967Add to your cart.
"Prelude to Talk" and "Introduction to Examples of Intonation", black stencil copy of lecture text, endorsed by Partch, Tanglewood, [i] plus 13 pages
Folder 6: Signs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Two ink-on-cardboard signs, apparently posted at Partch's door
Folder 7: Somewhat Spoof, September 1960Add to your cart.
3 typescript page essay with ink corrections, Champaign, Ill., September 1960, reprinted in Bitter Music
Folder 8: Soul Tormented by Contemporary Music, 1957 and 1960Add to your cart.
10-page typescript of untitled lecture delivered at University of Illinois, March 24, 1957, as introduction to Bewitched, with introductions to instrument demonstrations, with pencil revisions and corrections, endorsed by Partch, typewritten from tape 4/18/60, elsewhere this lecture is titled "A Soul Tormented by Contemporary Music Looks for a Humanizing Alchemy"
Folder 9: Statement (I) - (I am a traditionalist), 1960Add to your cart.
22 May 1960, 2 typescript page
Folder 10: Statement (II) - (I am a traditionalist), 1960Add to your cart.
Eight photocopy pages, four pages of typescript statement, and four pages of extracts from printed promotional and publicity material, dated 31 May 1960
Folder 11: Statement (III), 1967Add to your cart.
Signed statement about "disposition of [his] instruments and scores", San Diego, 12 March 1967, 3 typescript pages with ink revisions
Folder 12: Statement (IV), 1970Add to your cart.
Four-page typescript statement and itemized expenses related to the landlord's irresponsibilities about the workshop at Solana Beach, signed, 21 May 1970
Folder 13: Statement for "Arts in Society", ca. 1967Add to your cart.
Three typescript pages with ink corrections, Petaluma, reprinted in Bitter Music as "The University and the Creative Arts, Comment"
Folder 14: University of California San Diego (USCD) - seminar, 1967Add to your cart.
Writings about seminar given at UCSD: (1) statement on education, 5 typescript pages with pencil corrections, (2) "My Seminar in Retrospect", 4 carbon typescript pages, (3) typed extracts from comments on students (on their papers or presentations), 5 carbon typescript pages
Folder 15: "Umbilical Cord Still Vibrates", 1952Add to your cart.
Essay, Mill Valley, California, 18 typescript pages
Folder 16: WTTW (Chicago), 25 June 1957Add to your cart.
Untitled scripts for WTTW television production, lecture and instrument demonstrations: (1) "Tentative WTTW script ideas", 5 carbon typescript pages (2) 10 blue mimeograph pages with pencil additions and revisions, 25 June 1957
Series 2: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Contains Partch's correspondence. Folders are designated by the person or organization corresponded with. Most of the material is in-coming letters. In many cases, though, Partch retained typed carbon copies of his outgoing letters. In some cases, the carbons may represent letters never sent.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tom (Juilliard School), 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence relating to Bewitched performance, two typescript letters (carbons) from Partch
Folder 18: American Symphony Orchestra League (II), 1967Add to your cart.
Letter of invitation from, to conference
Folder 19: Amherst College, 1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding offer of honorary degree
Folder 20: Arnautoff, Phillip, 1961-2001Add to your cart.
Letters from Phillip Arnautoff and photocopies of Partch's replies
Folder 21: BBC, 1967-1970Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures between BBC and Partch, originals and carbon copies
Folder 22: BMI, 1953-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence between various persons at BMI and Harry Partch, incl. letters from Carl Haverlin and Oliver Daniel, carbons from Gerd Stern and Harry Partch
Folder 23: Barzun, Jacques, 1952-1968Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures between Jacques Barzun and Harry Partch, signed letters from Barzun, carbons from Harry Partch
Folder 24: Bollingen Foundation, 1962Add to your cart.
typescript carbon of letter from Harry Partch regarding Peter Yates
Folder 25: Brooks, Jack, 1939Add to your cart.
Correspondence from, two postcards and one 3-page handwritten letter
Folder 26: CBS Records, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence from CBS Records, carbons, lists, and statements from Partch, includes correspondence with and from John McClure
Folder 27: CBS Records - "Delusion of the Fury" Bonus Record, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence with CBS records and Gene Paul about bonus records, includes 4 drafts for Partch talk for bonus record
Folder 28: CRI - The Bewitched, 1972-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Composers Recordings, Inc. release of The Bewitched, includes drafts and photocopies of liner notes
Folder 29: CRI - "Petals", 1960-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures with various persons at Composers Rrecordings I, mostly regarding production of recording of "On the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma", carbon of David Hall's program notes, typescript carbons from Partch
Folder 30: Cage, John, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
5 items from Cage, one typescript carbon from Partch
Folder 31: Cassandra Foundation, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding receipt of grant, 2 items
Folder 32: Cinema 16, 1954, 1960, 1965Add to your cart.
Letters regarding Kenneth Anger "unauthorized" use of music for the film Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, letters regarding rentals of Madeline Tourtelot films
Folder 33: Columbia University - The Bewitched, 1953-62Add to your cart.
Partch typescript carbons, includes correspondence with Douglas Moore and Henry Allen Moe
Folder 34: Correspondence (I), 1918-1938Add to your cart.
Letters from various family members (Paul, VIP) and persons to Partch, 1918-1938, with one letter (1935) sent by Partch, 11 items, including receipt from Malkin for organ
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence (II), 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Strip of microfilm (plus paper print-outs) of Partch correspondence (mostly from Mill Valley, Sausalito, Calif., and Champaign, Ill.), filmed at University of Illinois April 18, 1960, approx. 42 pages (film and printout)
Folder 2: Correspondence (III), 1953-1974Add to your cart.
Mostly typescript carbons from Partch to various persons, includes occasional incoming letter(s), including Irving Sablosky, Gil Evans, Jacqueline Onslow-Ford, William Bowen, La Monte (Young?), an unidentified John (not John Cage [inferred from letter]) regarding an arts institute, Ginny (choreographer of Delusion?), 29 items
Folder 3: Correspondence (IV), 1954-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence with various persons, originals (some photocopies), and typescript carbons of replies from Partch
Folder 4: Correspondence (V), 1951-1972Add to your cart.
Unsorted letters and postcards from various persons, originals (some photocopies), and typescript carbons of replies from Partch
Folder 5: Correspondence - Re: articles and reviews, 1953-1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence mostly with critics and editors regarding articles and reviews, some Harry Partch carbons, many recognizable critics and columnists
Folder 6: Correspondence - Broadcasts, 1953-1962Add to your cart.
Letters and enclosures from radio broadcast personnel
Folder 7: Correspondence - Film, TV, 1957-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding projected film projects, cue sheets (for films), includes prospectus for film of The Bewitched, permissions
Folder 8: Correspondence - Lectures, 1952-1969Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding lecture invitations
Folder 9: Correspondence - Performances, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Letters of inquiry regarding performances
Folder 10: Correspondence - Permissions, 1962-1973Add to your cart.
Letters to and from Harry Partch, regarding permissions
Folder 11: Correspondence - unsorted letters (I), 1941-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence - unsorted letters (II), 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence - unsorted letters (III), 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence - unsorted letters (IV), 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cronyn, George, 1937Add to your cart.
Two typescript letters from Cronyn regarding Partch and the Federal Writers Project, May and June 1937
Folder 2: Current Biography, 1963Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding Partch's biographical entry
Folder 3: Da Capo Press, 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding publication of second edition of Genesis of a Music, typescript carbons of letters from Partch, originals from Da Capo, Plenum, et al., approx. 200pp.
Folder 4: Daniel, Oliver (primarily BMI), 1953-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Daniel at CBS Radio, Associated Music Publishers, and BMI, originals from Daniel, typescript carbons from Partch, some letters addressed to Gerd Stern, 44 items. With photocopy of typescript text for BMI brochure (4 pages) (see also BMI file, Box 3)
Folder 5: "Dreamer that Remains", 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Letters and enclosures (e.g. publicity materials) to and from Betty Freeman, Stephen Pouliot documenting production of the film Dreamer that Remains
Folder 6: Dulac, Edmund, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Two manuscript letters from Dulac about meeting in London
Folder 7: Dutton and Co., E.P. (Publisher), 1962Add to your cart.
Partch requests permission to use translation of Li Po poems
Folder 8: Earls, Paul, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Letters and enclosures
Folder 9: Edmunds, John, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Letters, enclosures, and two Harry Partch carbons
Folder 10: Edwards, Osmon, 1935Add to your cart.
Postcard from Edwards (quoted in Bitter Music, p. 32)
Folder 11: Ellsworth, Ray, 1956-1965Add to your cart.
Letters and article by Ray Ellsworth, author
Folder 12: Evans, Gil, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 13: Ford Foundation, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding fellowship application, including 9-page (title page plus 8-page text) typescript carbon of "Proposal for Studies in the Creative Arts"
Folder 14: Freeman, Betty, 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Betty Freeman, mostly to Partch, several from Partch and Danlee Mitchell, others to Danlee and other persons
Folder 15: Fromm Foundation, 1956-1972Add to your cart.
Letters and enclosers from Paul Fromm, Fromm Foundation, and Harry Partch
Folder 16: Fulbright Commission (fellowship), 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Fulbright Commission, regarding application for fellowship
Folder 17: Garland, Peter (Soundings Magazine), 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 18: Garvey, John, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 19: Gerdine, Leigh, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence relating mostly to the 1957 production of The Bewitched at Washington University
Folder 20: Graham Foundation, 1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence and grant proposal
Folder 21: Graham, Martha, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Correspondence from Graham about projected collaborative production in New York, two typescript letters
Folder 22: Grayson, John, 1969Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 23: Guggenheim Foundation, 1950-70Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 24: Hall, David (CRI), 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Correspondence, typescript carbons of Partch's letters, 7 items (See also CRI folders, Box 3)
Folder 25: Harrison, Lou, ca. 1954-1992Add to your cart.
Includes many of Lou's calligraphic letters
Folder 26: Haverlin, Carl (BMI), 1953-1963Add to your cart.
Letters from Haverlin to Partch and Gerd Stern (as President of the Harry Partch Trust Fund or manager of Gate 5 Ensemble), and typescript carbons from Partch and Stern, with one letter to Dean Wall (UIUC Graduate College), 39 items (See also BMI file, Box 3)
Folder 27: Hawkins, Suzy, 1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 28: Hewitt, Barnard, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Four typescript letters
Folder 29: Hi Fi/Stereo Review, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding article
Folder 30: Institute of International Education, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Music Council, 1968Add to your cart.
Letter (and Partch's reply) enclosing check for Whitney Museum concert, 2 items
Folder 2: Johnston, Ben, 1955-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 3: KPFA radio, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Typescript carbon of letter from Partch, three issues of KPFA Program Folio, listing Partch series of talks, Toward a Creative Music
Folder 4: King, Eleanor, 1957Add to your cart.
Typescript carbon from Partch asking her to take over Bewitched choreography
Folder 5: Knisely (Driscoll), Bertha McCord, 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Two letters including letter from Louis W. Curtis, Los Angeles Board of Education (1933) about supporting her subscription fund for Partch, on version of his letter are names of other subscribers
Folder 6: Kostka, Robert, 1958Add to your cart.
Typescript of letter from Partch, regarding choreographer of Bewitched
Folder 7: Koussevitzky Foundation (Library of Congress), 1966-1974Add to your cart.
Letters regarding Koussevitzky commission, one Harry Partch carbon
Folder 8: Kvistad, Gary, 1974Add to your cart.
Photocopy of Partch letter, Kvistad letter to Madeline Tourtlot, handout by Kvistad for his film presentation at Northern Illinois University
Folder 9: League of Composers, 1944Add to your cart.
Letter from Claire Reis
Folder 10: Library of Congress, The Bewitched, 1957Add to your cart.
Letter acknowledging Partch's gift of The Bewitched manuscript
Folder 11: Luening, Otto, 1943-1991Add to your cart.
Two photocopies (from microfilm) of typescript letters from Partch (1943), two manuscript letters from Luening (1951), with BMI brochure about Luening (1991)
Folder 12: McHugh, Roger, 1969Add to your cart.
Letters from McHugh regarding W.B. Yeats, with two typescript pages of extracts from Yeats letters mentioning Partch, with photocopy and typescript transcription of "To Margot" by Yeats
Folder 13: Manoy, Rallou, 1965Add to your cart.
Carbon (2 typescript pages) of letter to Manoy, with typescript note to Danlee Mitchell
Folder 14: Marshall, Barry, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 15: Marshall, Lauriston, 1953-68Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Lauriston and Lucy Marshall
Folder 16: Mitchell, Danlee, 1962, 1972Add to your cart.
Letters, memos, and notes from Partch to Danlee Mitchell
Folder 17: Moldenhauer, Hans, 1959Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding obtaining a score
Folder 18: Moore, Douglas (Columbia University), 1944-1959Add to your cart.
Letters, typescript carbons from Partch, typescript originals from Moore, some concerning Martha Graham, 6 items, see also Columbia University folder
Folder 19: National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1953, 1966Add to your cart.
Typescript letter from Douglas Moore and typescript carbon of letter from Partch to Leon Kirchner regarding award to Partch
Folder 20: Nikolais, Alwin, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Nikolais regarding Bewitched production at University of Illinois, typescript carbons from Partch, 12 items
Folder 21: Nin, Anais, ca. 1959-1962Add to your cart.
Three items, with other printed material about Nin
Folder 22: Onslow-Ford, Gordon and Jacqueline, 1958-1972Add to your cart.
Letters from Gordon and Jacqueline Onslow-Ford to Partch and Danlee Mitchell
Folder 23: Pan American Union, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Letters, Harry Partch carbons
Folder 24: Perrett, Wilfred, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Manuscript letters from Wilfrid Perrett
Folder 25: Pouliot, Stephen, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Letters from Stephen Pouliot
Folder 26: Prockelo, Vincenzo, ca. 1962Add to your cart.
Typed and handwritten poems by Vincenzo Prockelo
Folder 27: Radiodiffusion: Television Francaise, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Pierre Schaeffer, with letter from L.A. Hiller to Luigi Nono
Folder 28: Record Companies, 1954-1961Add to your cart.
Letters from multiple record companies (RCA Victor, MGM, Mercury, Westminster, Columbia)
Folder 29: Records - Correspondence with purchasers (I), 1953-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence with purchasers of Harry Partch's privately-released records
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Records related correspondence, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Correspondence with purchasers of Harry Partch's privately-released records
Folder 2: Rockefeller Foundation, 1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding a bicentennial American composer project, three items
Folder 3: Rockefeller Foundation, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Regarding application for grant
Folder 4: Schell, Linda, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 5: Schlesinger, K., 1935Add to your cart.
Two postcards from Kathleen Schlesinger
Folder 6: Schuller, Gunther, 1962Add to your cart.
two letters and clippings
Folder 7: Simons, Paul Williams, 1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence, enclosures, poetry, and artwork
Folder 8: Sitka Spruce Lumber Company, 1961Add to your cart.
Carbon of letter to lumber company
Folder 9: Slonimsky, Nicholas, 1965Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 10: Smithsonian Institution, 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Carbons, telegrams, letters from James Morris
Folder 11: Source Magazine, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence with Larry Austin and Art Woodbury
Folder 12: Spencer, Sylvia, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence, concert program, and grant application
Folder 13: Strouse, Robert, 1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 14: Thorne, Francis, 1967-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Folder 15: Tours, 1966-1976Add to your cart.
Address lists and correspondence with persons and institutions regarding proposed tours and performances
Folder 16: Tourtelot, Madeline, 1958-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures
Folder 17: U.S. Information Agency, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding recordings and photos, two copies with annotations by Danlee Mitchell
Folder 18: University of California, Los Angeles - Re: Delusion production, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Correspondence and documents regarding production of Delusion of the Fury, includes carbon typescript copy of (and UCLA Music Department response to) Partch "Statement" about scores and instruments
Folder 19: University of California, San Diego, 1964-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence with UCSD regarding Harry Partch appointment, letters from various administrators, many Harry Partch carbons, exam, expense ledgers
Folder 20: University of Hawaii, 1971Add to your cart.
Letters regarding Harry Partch visit
Folder 21: University of Illinois, 1955-1964Add to your cart.
Correspondence mostly with administrators regarding Partch's appointments, grants, and activities at the University of Illinois
Folder 22: University of South Florida, 1969Add to your cart.
Correspondence regarding possible trip
Folder 23: University of Wisconsin Press, 1952-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures regarding first edition of Genesis of a Music (1949), includes requests for reprinting
Folder 24: Valle, Joe (Valle Music Reproduction), 1963-1974Add to your cart.
Correspondence and enclosures
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Yates, Peter - correspondence (I), 1953-1972Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Partch and Yates
Folder 2: Yeats, W.B., 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Four letters from Yeats, Riverdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin, to Partch, 1933-34, one dated January 6, 1934 (TLS), two undated (one ALS, one TLS), one (TLS) dated August 7
Folder 3: Zilch, Art (Time Magazine), 1963Add to your cart.
Correspondence, 3 typescript leaves
Folder 4: Zoller, Buddy, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Correspondence
Sub-Series 2: Personal and Financial RecordsAdd to your cart.
Contains Partch's other personal papers and documents, organized by event, film, recording, concerts, productions, projects, or persons of his life and career.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A.B. Chase (organ company), undatedAdd to your cart.
Directions for the Care of Your Organ 7-page 6 x 3 1/2 booklet and certificate of warranty (portion of booklet cover and warranty mounted on card)
Folder 6: Address books, undatedAdd to your cart.
Five pocket-sized address books used by Partch
Folder 7: American Symphony Orchestra League (I), 1963Add to your cart.
Program of 1963 convention at Sheraton-Palace Hotel, San Francisco (19-22 June 1963) and review of Partch concert
Folder 8: Awards, 1966-1974Add to your cart.
Letters announcing awards, several Harry Partch carbons, awards, and lists
Folder 9: Bamboo and Rare Woods, 1960-1971Add to your cart.
Correspondence with dealers of tropical woods and bamboo
Folder 10: Bewitched, Nikolais, 1957Add to your cart.
Program and notes for Alwin Nikolais production of Bewitched at the Henry Street Playhouse, 11-13 October 1957
Folder 11: Bewitched - Programs of 1959 performances at Illinois and Columbia University, 1959Add to your cart.
Two programs
Folder 12: Biographical documents, 1919-1966Add to your cart.
Records of birth (not original birth certificate), Partch's pencil list of residences, leases, seaman certificates, high school transcripts, photocopy of UCSD biographical form, 10 items
Folder 13: Burt, Warren, Nov. 1982Add to your cart.
The Music of Harry Partch, 43-pages booklet from Discussion Services Notes
Folder 14: Couper, Mildred, undatedAdd to your cart.
Four photographs, photocopy of a Santa Barbara newspaper article about Couper
Folder 15: Estey Organ, 1960Add to your cart.
Correspondence and materials regarding reed organs
Folder 16: Gate 5 Records, undatedAdd to your cart.
Draft text for announcement
Folder 17: Gate 5 Records brochure, ca. 1956-1962Add to your cart.
4-page stencil brochure for issues nos 3-6, Champaign, Illinois
Folder 18: Gems from My Scrapbook, undatedAdd to your cart.
"Gems from My Scrapbook 1930-1957", Harry Partch, ten pages of typescript extracts from articles and reviews about Partch, transcribed from his scrapbook
Folder 19: Harry Partch Foundation, 1969-71Add to your cart.
Correspondence and documents (minutes, Articles of Incorporation) regarding establishing of Foundation to support his work
Folder 20: Harry Partch Trust Fund, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Account book for Trust Fund recording projects
Folder 21: Instruments - Shipping of, 1956-69Add to your cart.
Shipping inventories, invoices, some Harry Partch lists
Folder 22: Instruments - technical data, ca. 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Specifications, dimensions, materials, diagrams of musical instruments (mostly bamboo marimba, cloud chamber bowls, and quadrangularum reversum), originals in pencil, and some photocopies
Folder 23: Insurance - Health, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Health and disability insurance correspondence and forms
Folder 24: Insurance, 1960-65Add to your cart.
Automobile, life, and instrument insurance
Folder 25: Johnston, Ben - ASUC symposium, 1967Add to your cart.
Black stencil copy, 3 typescript pages, text introducing presentation of a taped lecture by Partch (after April 1967), ASUC symposium, Tanglewood
Folder 26: Johnston, Ben - "Harry Partch" (I), 1967Add to your cart.
"Harry Partch", black stencil copy of lecture text (Harry Partch endorsed, Tanglewood, 1967), 4 pages
Folder 27: Johnston, Ben - "Harry Partch" (II), undatedAdd to your cart.
Photochemical copy of 5-page typescript biographical outline of Partch and his career
Folder 28: Medical Charges, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Notebook titled "Income Tax for '73" with lists of medical expenses, and income, copy of letter from Walter L. Johnson MD to Harold Frank MD describing Partch's medical history
Folder 29: Mitchell, Danlee - "Partch Film Lecture", undatedAdd to your cart.
Text of Danlee Mitchell lecture introducing screening of films, Music Studio, Windsong, Rotate the Body, 7 typescript pages, with pencil annotations
Folder 30: "Oedipus", 1954Add to your cart.
Photocopy of program for Sausalito Regatta Children & Arts Fair (as program for Partch "Oedipus" performance), 11-12 September 1954
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Oedipus" Trust Fund, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Proposals, budgets, correspondence (Gerd Stern) about proposed subscription fund for issuing "Oedipus" recording, 5-page typescript prospectus plus 5 additional items
Folder 2: Partch poems, 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Three poems written to or about Partch
Folder 3: Partch, Paul, ca. 1951Add to your cart.
Two drawings by Paul Partch, photocopy of Paul Partch obituary and first page of Partch letter describing Paul's final illness, with photocopy of page of letter from Paul, 30 July 1951
Folder 4: RCA, 1957-1963Add to your cart.
Correspondence, record labels, carbon copies, and shipping notes relating to pressing of recordings by RCA
Folder 5: Receipts, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Records - Labels, jackets, flyers, brochures, printing of -, 1953-1964Add to your cart.
Correspondence with printers and suppliers, printed labels
Folder 7: Record pressing and manufacture correspondence, 1951-1958Add to your cart.
Documents and carbon of letters regarding record production and manufacture
Folder 8: Record timing lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Harry Partch's lists of record timings
Folder 9: Records and tapes - Inventories and lists, undatedAdd to your cart.
Lists and inventories of records and tapes, manuscript lists of records and tapes (these lists identify acetates and tapes that Marshall later gave to the Partch Archive)
Folder 10: "Rotate the Body" - NCGC, 1961Add to your cart.
National Collegiate Gymnastics Championships program booklet, UIUC, 1961, at which Rotate the Body was performed, folder flap with Partch's label included
Folder 11: Soundboards/Cimbalon, 1963Add to your cart.
Brochure, correspondence and photocopies regarding soundboard material
Folder 12: Taxes, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Documents, notes, and letters regarding taxes
Folder 13: Taxes, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Documents and letters to accountant regarding taxes
Folder 14: Taxes - California tax records, 1953-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Taxes - Income, 1951-72Add to your cart.
Carbons of letters to accountants and other tax documents
Folder 16: Tourtelot, Madeline, brochures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Copies of Tourtelot film brochures and poster
Folder 17: "U.S. Highball" - Record Brochure, 1958Add to your cart.
Brochure for subscription to the Third Harry Partch Subscription Fund recording of "U.S. Highball", 1 July 1958
Folder 18: University of Illinois - Contemporary Arts Festivals, 1957, 1961Add to your cart.
Publicity materials about festivals at which Partch's works were produced
Folder 19: University of Wisconsin, 1945Add to your cart.
Carbon of memo from faculty in support of Partch
Folder 20: Venice, Calif. - Music Studio, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Carbons of letters and itemizations of expenses regarding remodeling of studio
Folder 21: "Water! Water!" correspondence, expense ledgers, vouchers, and agreement, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Documents relating to production at University of Illinois
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Music Studio Announcement, ca. 1959Add to your cart.
Announcement for Music Studio - Harry Partch, a film by Madeline Tourtelot, at Festival of Contemporary Arts, University of Illinois
Folder 2: Ledger, 1962-1974Add to your cart.
Account/ledger book listing purchasers of Gate 5 recordings
Item 1: Ashtray, undatedAdd to your cart.
Made by Partch from bamboo section
Item 2: California, A Guide to the Golden State, 1939Add to your cart.
Compiled and Written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of California. American Guide Series (New York: Hastings House, 1939). Inscribed on front fly-leaf: Harry Partch, August 14, 1939
Sub-Series 3: ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Partch's personal scrapbook, 1930-1968, in two volumes. Contains newspaper clipping and magazine articles about Partch; many are reviews, promotional articles, or profiles. Pasted onto over-size leaves in chronological order.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wooden Cover, Volume I, 1930-1959Add to your cart.
Item 2: Wooden Cover, Volume II, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook Volume I, 1930-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook Volume I, 1950-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook Volume I, 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook Volume II, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrapbook Volume II, 1962-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Scrapbook Volume II, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Series 3: Music Score ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Consists of autograph (pencil or ink) scores, drafts, and blue-line (ozalid) copies of Partch's musical compositions. The designation "( = HPCat )" indicates those items that are the final score for a version of a composition, and that are catalogued and described in The Music of Harry Partch: A Descriptive Bibliography. See this publication for further information about the compositions and their versions.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "U.S. Highball" (FS, P), 1943-44Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Ink-on-paper score (and chromelodeon part) of "U.S. Highball" (second version, HPCat 35B). Score with numerous pencil additions, cuts, comments, paste-overs, etc. Score on 70 pages, chromelodeon part (also with additions, cuts) on 45 pages
Folder 2: "Y.D. Fantasy" (FS, P), 1944Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Full score and parts for "Y. D. Fantasy" (HPCat 40) plus second flute part to "Two Settings from Finnegan's Wake". Ink score with various pencil and ink corrections and revisions. Presumably the performing material used for the 1944 Carnegie Hall concert. 22 pp. in ink and pencil
Folder 3: "Polyphonic Recidivism on a Japanese Theme" (FS), 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Full score for "Polyphonic Recidivism on a Japanese Theme" (HPCat 21). Ink score. 3pp
Folder 4: "Two Psalms" (Version B) (FS, P), 1943-1955Add to your cart.
"Two Psalms": (1) full score to "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (HPCat 16B), (2) full score and two (of four) parts to "By the Rivers of Babylon" ( HPCat 5B), plus fragment in pencil of "Harmonic Canon" part to "U.S. Highball". 13pp, score in ink and pencil
Folder 5: "Two Settings from Finnegans Wake" (FS, P), 1944Add to your cart.
Full score and parts to "Two Settings from Finnegans Wake" ( HPCat 31). 17pp. in ink
Folder 6: "San Francisco" and "Letter from Hobo Pablo" (FS), 1943-1955Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Original ink-on-paper score, with later pencil additions made in 1955 for enlarged instrumentation. 6 leaves. San Francisco ( HPCat 26A), Letter ( HPCat 15A)
Folder 7: "Dark Brother" (FS, P), 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Ink-on-paper score (HPCat 8B) with parts for voice, viola, and kithara, with pencil addition for Bass Marimba part. 8 leaves of parts, score on 13 pages
Folder 8: "U. S. Highball" (FS), 1943Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Full score of first version of "U.S. Highball" (Feb. - March 1943) ( HPCat 35A). 64pp in pencil
Folder 9: "14 Intrusions" (FS, P), 1946-1955Add to your cart.
Complete ink-on-paper manuscript score as described in (HPCat 13), version A. 56 pages. Also separately, bass marimba parts for "Soldier", "War", "Another War", "Cloud-Chamber Music", and "Lover", (three leaves), soprano part for "Lover" (one leaf), guitar II part for "Vanity" (one leaf), Guitar III part for "Cloud-Chamber Music", and "Soldier", "War", "Another War" (two leaves), kithara and deer hooves rattle part for "Cloud-Chamber Music" (one leaf), diamond marimba & bowls part for "Cloud-Chamber Music" (three pages on two leaves)
Folder 10: "Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po" (FS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Li Po settings (version E) as notated in ratios and Chromelodian notation, (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, pp. 86-89).: nos. 1-9 (p. [1] contains fragment of pencil Bowls solo from "Even Wild Horses", Act 3, scene 2 (information provided by Danlee Mitchell, 12-31-1993); nos. 11-17. Note: "A Dream" (no. 10), original india-ink-on paper score, notated all in ratios on blank paper, originally in folder 10, is now in box 15, folder 4.
Folder 11: "Mock Turtle Song" (draft), 1954Add to your cart.
Pencil draft for full score of "Mock Turtle Song" from "Two Settings from Lewis Carroll" (HPCat 32/1). 15pp. in pencil (torn from 8 1/2 x 7 spiral-bound music notebook)
Folder 12: "Potion Scene" (draft), 1931-1955Add to your cart.
"'Potion Scene' from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet", 16 pages of draft in black and red pencil, numerous performance and interpretive directions, inscribed; rewritten at Gate 5, 10 July 1955, draft for score of second version (cat. no. 22, version b)
Folder 13: "U.S. Highball" (FS), 1955Add to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score of enlarged instrumentation for "U.S. Highball" (HPCat 35C), plus three sheets of instrument tunings. 50 pp. in pencil
Folder 14: "Ulysses Departs at the Edge of the World" (draft), 1955, 1958Add to your cart.
Pencil draft of score of original, first version (Cat. no. 34, version a), with numerous interpretive notes, inscribed Harry Partch, Gate 5. July 20, 1955 (12 pages); pencil parts for "Ulysses" as recorded in Evanston, IL, in 1958, for alto and baritone sax. Two parts on four pages, nineteen numbered, braced systems for chromelodeon, alto and baritone sax, and diamond marimba parts and on two pages (numbered 4 & 5), braced systems numbered 18-33, for diamond marimba and boo parts; (information provided by Danlee Mitchell, 12-31-93)
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Windsong" (draft), undatedAdd to your cart.
Small music notebook containing pencil drafts for musical scenes, each scene with title, cues to film, instrument tunings, indications of performers, tape speed, from front (inscribed percussion beginning here) pages numbered 32-47 [including inside front cover], from back (inscribed strings beginning here) [not including inside cover pages numbered 1-31]; 47 pages of draft score
Folder 2: "Bless This Home" (draft), 1961Add to your cart.
Pencil sketch of full score. 3pp in pencil
Folder 3: "Water! Water!" (FS), 1961Add to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score for "Water! Water!" 117pp.
Folder 4: "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma" (FS), 1964Add to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score. 40pp. in pencil.
Folder 5: "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" (FS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score, pencil voice parts, pencil sketch of "Deep Inside", and original pencil manuscript of "Rotate the Body". approx. 250 leaves for full score, part 1 of 2, plus additional ca. 35 leaves
Folder 6: "Revelation in the Courthouse Park" (FS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score, pencil voice parts, pencil sketch of "Deep Inside", and original pencil manuscript of "Rotate the Body". Part 2 of 2, approx. 250 leaves for full score, plus additional ca. 35 leaves
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Delusion of the Fury", 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Pencil draft of full score (HPCAt 10), plus related 20pp of sketches. 188pp. in pencil
Folder 2: "Oedipus", 1951-1954Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of full score of second version of Oedipus with numerous pencil and ink corrections and typed paste-overs (especially of spoken texts). Altered score presumably similar to or prepatory to final (third) version of "Oedipus". 131pp.
Folder 3: "Windsong", 1958Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of final score for "Windsong", with Partch's pencil notes for later instrumental "concert version" ["Daphne of the Dunes"], 19 pages
Folder 4: "Ulysses Departs at the Edge of the World" (FS, P), 1955Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of first-version score, except for Partch's manuscript title on first page, no manuscript additions. 11 pages. Also, Bb trumpet part prepared by Jack Logan
Folder 5: "Ulysses Departs at the Edge of the World" (FS), 1955Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of score, second version, title page and 7 pages. No manuscript additions
Folder 6: "Ulysses Departs at the Edge of the World" (FS, P), undatedAdd to your cart.
Two blue-line copies of score, third version, (second copy with system numbers in red pencil) with parts for Eb baritone sax and Eb alto sax. No other manuscript additions. 9 pages (for each score) and two parts in Partch manuscript comprising 6 pages. Also, parts (4 pages) for Eb baritone sax prepared by Jack Logan, 1974
Folder 7: "Eleven Intrusions" (FS), 1950Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of score with numerous pencil or ink markings, annotations, revisions, corrections, especially for nos. 1-2. 22 pages
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Monophonic Cycle" cover, undatedAdd to your cart.
Cover only
Folder 2: "Oedipus" (FS), 1951, 1954Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy of full score of second version of Oedipus with Partch's pencil corrections, additions, revisions, type-script paste-overs (carbon copy), prepatory to preparing final (third) version of composition. 131 pages plus five leaves of Jocasta part and leaf marked "Pre-Introduction". Pencil annotations suggest this copy was used for performance and recording purposes
Folder 3: "Delusion of the Fury" (FS), 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Blue-line score made from original set of vellum masters, with many annotations, corrections, and additions made by Partch in pencil or as paste-overs. According to Danlee Mitchell, these were not transferred to the set of vellum masters. Comments provided by Danlee Mitchell about this score: "This score is one of three sets of the complete score with covers made by Betty Richards [wife of Emil Richards] in Los Angeles, shortly after vellum score was finished, for Harry's personal use. I have the second copy, which was the score I used to conduct the work in 1969 at UCLA, and I am keeping it." Pasted onto inside front cover Corrections and additions to data on instruments. Cover plus 250 pages. Systems numbered in red-orange pencil
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Images from Bitter Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
Labelled as "Oversize folder"
Folder 2: Study for Harmonic Canon I and Kithara I (FS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Pencil draft on one bifolium (t.p. and 3 pp. score); one loose sheet, part for Kithara I in pencil, bass marimba part for "Castor and Pollux" in ink
Folder 3: "Seventeen Lyrics by Li Po" (version A), undatedAdd to your cart.
Li Po settings as notated on 5-line staffs with added ratios: "On the City Street"; "An Encounter in the Field"; "The Intruder" (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, p. 79); Pencil drafts for "Before the Cask of Wine" and "By the Great Wall" on one leaf; Incomplete draft of "A Dream", ink and pencil, one leaf; Incomplete draft of "On Hearing the Flute in the Yellow Crane House", one leaf (without added ratios)
Folder 4: "Seventeen Lyrics by Li Po" (version B), 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Seven Li Po settings (A - G ) notated using ratios on unlined paper, (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, pp. 80-81): "The Long-Departed Love"; "On Ascending the Sin-Ping Tower"; "In the Springtime on the South Side of the Yangtze Kiang"; "The Night of Sorrow"; "On Hearing the Flute in the Yellow Crane House"; "On Hearing the Flute at Lo-cheng One Spring Night"; "A Dream". Note: "A Dream", formerly in box 11, folder 10, and grouped with "Seventeen Lyrics by Li Po" (version E), and described as incomplete, is now properly placed in Folder 4 (manuscript is now complete). On p. [10] of "A Dream" is a pencil transcription by Partch of text of "Christopher Columbus" by Filson Young (pub. Grant Richards, London)
Folder 5: "Seventeen Lyrics by Li Po" (version C) (FS), 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Li Po settings notated on double-lined staffs, (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, p. 82): "A Midnight Farewell" and "On Seeing Off Meng Hao-jan", 3 pp of score on three oversize leaves (two leaves are glued back-to-back); "On the Ship of Spice-wood" and "With a Man of Leisure", 6 pp of score on six oversize leaves (all leaves are glued back-to-back)
Folder 6: "Seventeen Lyrics by Li Po" (version D) (FS), 1933Add to your cart.
Li Po settings as notated using note heads with diacritical marks: "By the Great Wall", ink-on-paper score, (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, p. 85). Examination of the original manuscript provides a corrected description (now reflecting pages that were not microfilmed). Contents: p. [i], dedication to Richard Buhlig, [1:2], dedication and score, [3], key to diacritical notation and ratio.; Pencil drafts for "Before the Cask of Wine" and "By the Great Wall", on one and one-half leaves.; Pencil draft for "I am a Peach Tree", one-half leaf
Folder 7: "Two Psalms", 1932Add to your cart.
Notated in ratios on unlined paper: "By the Rivers of Babylon" (version A), (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, p. 33.); "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (version A), (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, pp. 66-67)
Folder 8: "The 'Potion Scene'" from Romeo and Juliet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Notated in ratios on blank paper: "The Potion Scene" from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (version A), (as described in The Music of Harry Partch, A Descriptive Bibliography, p. 95)
Folder 9: Southwest Indian music transcriptions, ca. 1933Add to your cart.
Partch's working draft transcriptions of southwest Indian and Mexican songs, some from recordings at the Southwest Museum, Pasadena. (See Richard Kassel, "Harry Partch in the Field, Native American Influences on his Music", Music Works 51, Autumn 1991, 6-15): (1) Pencil transcriptions on double-lined staffs: "Luiseno War Dance", pencil introduction by Partch about the transcriptions [continued on next item]; "Hoopa War Song"; "Cahuilla Bird Dance Song"; "Hoopa Brush Dance Song"; "Hoopa Stick Game"; (2) Pencil draft transcriptions on five-lined staffs (with no indications of microtonal inflections), three leaves of drafts and notes for numerous Indian and Mexican melodies, sources of most are identified, one leaf is dated April 13, 1933); (3) One page (of bifolium) of Lou Harrison's ink copy of Partch transcriptions (From Harry Partch / Indian musics), on five-line staffs (with no indications of microtonal inflections): Hoopa Stick Game, Cahuilla Bird Dance Song, Cahuilla Feather dance, Cahuilla General Dance. With envelope mailed to Partch from G. Herzog, New York, 1936
Folder 10: Intonation Examples, 1967Add to your cart.
Two sets of numbered, short extracts (from identified compositions or theoretic sources) illustrating examples of intonation
Folder 11: "Dreamer that Remains" (FS), 1972Add to your cart.
Blue-line copy (1 of 2) of first version of score with Partch's pencil annotations, corrections and revisions preliminary to the second (and final) version of the score (labeled by Partch "Last Dreamer"). Cover and 37 pages
Folder 12: "Dreamer that Remains" (FS), undatedAdd to your cart.
Blue-line score (2 of 2, with systems numbered in red), score incorporates revisions as called for on previous score. Partch's label "Last Dreamer". Cover and 37 pages
Series 4: Films, Tapes, PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: 16-mm filmsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Reel 1: Rotate the Body, undatedAdd to your cart.
Reel labeled: # 4501, Creative Films, Rotate the Body, Ans Print, 7" reel
Reel 2: Music Studio, Harry Partch, undatedAdd to your cart.
Reel labeled: Music Studio - Harry Partch, print no. 8, Creative Films, eighth print, 10 1/2" reel
Reel 3: Windsong, undatedAdd to your cart.
Reel labeled: Windsong, For Harry, With love, Madeline, Madeline Tourtelot print 1, 10 1/2" reel
Reel 4: U.S. Highball, undatedAdd to your cart.
Reel labeled: U.S. Highball, Creative Films, 2719 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois, print #1, 12" reel; Note by Tom McGeary: first copy of Madeline Tourtelot original
Reel 5: The Music of Harry Partch, September 1974Add to your cart.
Reel labeled: KPBS Television 15, FM Radio 89.5, Sand Diego, Electroprint optical track, new print, 12" reel. Note by Danlee Mitchell: "This film was copied from a mag stripe original and is slightly fast. The voices sound high; if machine is adjustable, slow down to make voices lower and more natural."
Sub-Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
These folders contain groups of photographs, slides, or negatives, grouped by production, place, or photographer.
Box 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: "Delusion of the Fury", 1969Add to your cart.
Photographs of UCLA production
Folder 23: "Dreamer that Remains", 1972Add to your cart.
Photographs taken at time of filming "Dreamer that Remains"
Folder 24: Gualala, CA, ca. 1948-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Instruments (I), ca. 1966-1973Add to your cart.
35-mm slides taken by Danlee Mitchell, San Diego, studio
Folder 26: Instruments (II), 1969Add to your cart.
B&W negatives, July-October 1969
Folder 27: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Unsorted photos, B&W, color, some identified
Folder 28: "Water! Water!", 1962Add to your cart.
Photographs of University of Illinois production
Folder 29: WTTW-TV (Chicago), 1957Add to your cart.
Photographs during taping of TV program
Sub-Series 3: 1/4 inch reel-to-reel tapesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Reel 6: UCLA lecture, May 1966Add to your cart.
Lecture recital by Partch at UCLA, reel labeled: (1) demonstration of instruments, (2) lecture, 7 1/2 "
Reel 5: Peter Yates lecture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Labeled: Peter Yates KPFK Lecture, no. 1, 7" reel, 2 of 2
Reel 7: Partch lecture on Bewitched, March 1957Add to your cart.
Lecture by Partch about The Bewitched, 7" reel (Danlee Mitchell's copy)
Reel 8: Partch Hawaii Lecture, July 1971Add to your cart.
Lecture by Partch at the University of Hawaii, July 9, 1971, 1 of 2
Reel 10: Harry Partch Talks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Three lectures, 7" reel (Danlee Mitchell's copy): "Plectra and Percussion Dances," KPFA; "Oedipus," KPFA; Bewitched, WNYC
Reel 11: "Revelation" rehearsal, 1960Add to your cart.
Reel labeled: Partch, first rehearsal of "Revelation," 7" reel, Note by Tom McGeary: tape of first rehearsal at the University of Illinois, conducted by John Garvey
Reel 12: Partch Memorial meeting, September 1977Add to your cart.
Harry Partch Memorial meeting, at Lou Harrison's mother's home, Redwood City. Those present include Betty Freeman, Danlee Mitchell, Jack Larson, Steve Pouliot, 7" reel
Reel 13: Paul Simons sings Bewitched, May 1979Add to your cart.
Paul Simons singing Witch parts from Bewitched, May 27, 1979, 5" reel
Reel 9: University of Hawaii lecture, 1971Add to your cart.
Lecture by Partch at the University of Hawaii, July 9 (two 7-inch reels)
Box 10Add to your cart.
Reel 1: The Letter, film track, 1972Add to your cart.
Adaptation of "The Letter" for "Dreamer that Remains," film, summer 1972, 7" reel (Danlee Mitchell's copy)
Reel 2: Peter Yates interview, June 1960Add to your cart.
Harry Partch interviewed by Peter Yates, June 9, 1960, 7" reel
Reel 3: Gene Paul interview, 1970Add to your cart.
Harry Partch instrument interview with Gene Paul, Encinitas, CA, May 30, 1970, 7" reel, duplicate copy (with enclosed content notes by Philip Blackburn)
Reel 4: Peter Yates lecture, undatedAdd to your cart.
Lecture by Peter Yates, The American Experimental Tradition, (KPFK radio talk?) 7" reel, 1 of 2

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