Music Collections

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center is a major repository of primary research materials on the musical life of our era, housing papers from outstanding musical artists of international reknown, as well as composers, lyricists, conductors, opera administrators and singers, agents, critics and biographers, and collectors.

Ernst Bacon

Kurt Baum

Sir Rudolph Bing

Alexander Brailowksy

Karin Branzell

Betty Buckley

Michael Butler

Sarah Caldwell

Cab Calloway

Eva Wagner Chamberlain

Samuel Chotzinoff

Phyllis Curtin

Sylvia Dee

Edward Downes

Don Ellis

Mischa Elman

Mark Fax

Arthur Fiedler

Ella Fitzgerald

Zino Francescatti

Olive Fremstad

Gerald Gelbloom

Tom Glazer

Tito Gobbi

Denyce Graves

Martyn Green

Jerry Hadley

Ervin Henning

Nat Hentoff

Jerome Hines

Andre Hodeir

Libby Holman

Frederick Jagel

Charles M. H. Keil

Brian Kellow

Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura

Alexander Kipnis

Igor Kipnis

Dorothy Kirsten

Frank LaForge

H. C. Robbins Landon

Robert Lawrence

Robert Layton

Marks Levine

Heniot Levy

Norman Lloyd

George London

Pierre Luboshutz & Genia Nemenoff

Jean Madeira

George Marek

Edwin McArthur

James McCracken

Abel Meeropol

Johnny Mercer

Vaughn Monroe

Erica Morini

Charles Munch

Anthony Newley

Elmar Oliveira

Henry Pleasants

Andrew Porter

Gardner Read

Charles Reid

Harry Richman

Anna Russell

Winthrop Sargeant

Bidu Sayao

Harold C. Schonberg

Victor Seroff

Leonard Sillman

Kate Smith

Albert Spalding

Rise Stevens

Leopold Stokowski

Joseph Szigeti

James Taylor Family

Newton Tolman

Jennie Tourel

Rosalyn Tureck

Deborah Voigt

Egon Wellesz

Francesca Zambello

Teresa Zylis-Gara

Boston Symphony Orchestra Archive (manuscript scores and commissioned works; program tapes)

Paul C. Richards Collection (a historical collection of scores, letters, and signed photographs of major composers)