Harry Partch Estate Archive, 1918-1991 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Harry Partch Estate Archive, 1918-1991Add to your cart.

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

Formats/Genres: 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

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


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Writings],
[Series 2: Personal Papers],
[Series 3: Music Score Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Films, Tapes, Photographs],
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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.

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