Collection Connection: A Conglomeration of Composers

Around the nation summer is a season for concert series and music festivals.  Holdings at the American Heritage Center include the papers of many musicians and composers, particularly those who composed for movies and television—even for cartoons!  This photograph from the Nathaniel “Nat” Finston papers shows four composers whose papers are at the American Heritage Center, plus two more composers who have correspondence in the papers of other individuals whose collections are also at the American Heritage Center.

In the photo, left to right, are, standing: David Snell, Minnaletha White, Arthur Rosenstein, Earl Brent, Bronsilau Kaper, Roger Edens, Eric Zeisl, Daniele Amfitheatrof, Sol Kaplan, Franz Waxman.  Seated:  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Nat Finston.  Nathaniel Finston papers, #6107, Box 1, Folder 3-2Q.  American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

In the photo, left to right, are, standing: David Snell, Minnaletha White, Arthur Rosenstein, Earl Brent, Bronsilau Kaper, Roger Edens, Eric Zeisl, Daniele Amfitheatrof, Sol Kaplan, Franz Waxman. Seated: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Nat Finston. Nathaniel Finston papers, #6107, Box 1, Folder 3-2Q. American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

In addition to the papers of Nat Finston, other individuals whose papers are here include Snell, Kaper, and Kaplan.  The Hal Schaefer and Eugene Poddany papers (both composers) at the American Heritage Center contain correspondence and scores by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco  (composer). The William Dozier (the creator and producer of the Batman and Green Hornet television shows, among others) papers at the American Heritage Center contain correspondence with Daniele Amfitheatrof (composer).

–Amanda Stow, Reference Archivist

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One Response to Collection Connection: A Conglomeration of Composers

  1. Mieke says:

    Thank you so much for posting this- I didn’t have any photos of my great-grandmother until a search came up with this blog. I remember her old- so fun to see her working at the job she loved!

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