Marc Blitzstein Papers, 1918-1989

Container Title
Series: Writings
Marc Blitzstein's Writings
Note: See also scrapbook volumes 1, 2, 9.
Box/Folder   9/1
Reel/Frame   8/542-557
Poetry, 1922 (with later comments, 1958)
Box/Folder   9/2
Reel/Frame   8/558-574
Notes for proposed autobiography, “Case Meets History,” 1947
Box/Folder   9/3
Reel/Frame   8/575-610
Notes for an article on Brecht-Weill collaboration, 1959
Box/Folder   9/4
Reel/Frame   8/611-663
Notes for Saturday Evening Post “ Adventures of the Mind” series, entitled “American Opera Today,” 1960
Box/Folder   9/5-6
Reel/Frame   8/664-805
Published articles, 1926 February 5-1960
Miscellaneous articles
Box/Folder   9/7
Reel/Frame   8/806-912
1922-1953
Box/Folder   9/8
Reel/Frame   9/1-180
undated
Box/Folder   9/9
Reel/Frame   9/181-203
Notes for proposed articles, undated
Teaching
Box/Folder   9/10
Reel/Frame   9/204-257
Influential political materials bulletins and article, 1942 June
Box/Folder   9/11
Reel/Frame   9/258-343
Lectures, articles, October 1934-1961
Downtown (Metropolitan) Music School
Box/Folder   9/12
Reel/Frame   9/344-420
Correspondence, finances, announcement list, 1935 May 28-1935 December 3
Box/Folder   9/13
Reel/Frame   9/421-472
Background materials and curriculum, 1935-1936
Box/Folder   9/14
Reel/Frame   9/473-492
“New Masses” concert correspondence and notes, 1939
Bennington College Tutorial
Box/Folder   10/1
Reel/Frame   9/493-646
Correspondence, evaluations, plays, articles, 1962 February 14-1963 April 15
Lectures
Lecture notes
Box/Folder   10/2-3
Reel/Frame   9/647-972
circa 1928-1962 April 2
Box/Folder   10/4-5
Reel/Frame   10/1-247
undated
Box/Folder   10/6
Reel/Frame   10/248-283
Lecture publicity, programs, and clippings, 1928-1936
Eva Goldbeck's Writings and Teachings
Box/Folder   10/7
Reel/Frame   10/284-358
Teaching materials, correspondence, and lectures, circa 1922
Box/Folder   10/8-9
Reel/Frame   10/359-652
Book reviews and notes, 1935-1936, undated
Reel/Frame   10/653-705
Book reviews and notes, 1935-1936, undated
Note: Originals discarded.
Box/Folder   11/1
Reel/Frame   10/706-838
Reviews of unproduced? Noel Coward plays, undated
Translations
Box/Folder   11/2
Reel/Frame   10/839-983
Alphabetical by author, circa 1935-1936
Box/Folder   11/3
Reel/Frame   11/1-111
Bertolt Brecht's writings, circa 1935-1936
Box/Folder   11/4
Reel/Frame   11/112-167
Alfred Polger's writings
Box/Folder   11/5
Reel/Frame   11/168-279
Frederick Wolf's writings, circa 1935-1936
Box/Folder   11/6
Reel/Frame   11/280-435
Miscellaneous, circa 1935-1936
Box/Folder   11/7
Reel/Frame   11/436-601
Short stories, 1922 October-1935 December
Box/Folder   11/8
Reel/Frame   11/602-660
Poetry, undated
Box/Folder   11/9
Reel/Frame   11/661-684
Plays, undated
“Sacred Cords”
Note: Unproduced play.
Box/Folder   11/10-11
Reel/Frame   11/685-877
Original manuscript, Acts I-III
Box/Folder   11/12
Reel/Frame   11/878-906
Final version, Act III
Box/Folder   12/1
Reel/Frame   11/907-911
Article about Marc Blitzstein's music, undated
Box/Folder   12/2
Reel/Frame   12/1-98
Article on Mother, a play by Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler
Note: Contains 3 versions.
Box/Folder   12/3-6
Reel/Frame   12/99-767
Miscellaneous articles
“The Broken Circle”
Note: Unpublished novel; earlier title: “Terry.”
Box/Folder   12/7
Reel/Frame   12/768-809
Notes, criticisms, synopsis
Box/Folder   12/8
Reel/Frame   12/810-1086
Early annotated draft, pp. 1-251
Box/Folder   13/1-2
Reel/Frame   13/1-424
Later draft, pp. 1-416
Box/Folder   13/3
Reel/Frame   13/425-568
First carbon, pp. 1-142
Complete annotated original manuscript
Box/Folder   13/4-5
Reel/Frame   13/569-913
Pages 1-273
Box/Folder   13/6-7
Reel/Frame   14/1-363
Pages 274-615
Box/Folder   14/1
Reel/Frame   14/364-461
“Brussels Letter” working and final versions, 1934
Box/Folder   14/2
Reel/Frame   14/462-639
“For a Life” excerpts from semi-autobiographical novel
“Major Fudge” unpublished novel
Unabridged annotated typescript
Box/Folder   14/3-4
Reel/Frame   14/640-981
Chapters 1-6
Box/Folder   14/4-5
Reel/Frame   15/1-418
Chapters 7-9
Box/Folder   14/6
Reel/Frame   15/419-446
Publication record
Box/Folder   14/7
Reel/Frame   15/447-481
Miscellaneous unidentified fragments
Writings by Others
Box/Folder   14/8
Reel/Frame   15/482-648
Miscellaneous
Note: Alphabetical by author.
Box/Folder   14/9
Reel/Frame   15/649-665
Bertolt Brecht writings
Language:
In Gernman.
Box/Folder   15/1
Reel/Frame   15/666-739
“The Sun in Mid-Career” / by Christopher Davis
Box/Folder   15/2
Reel/Frame   15/740-751
“The Abraham Lincoln Gazette,” the Davis family newsletter, 1940
Box/Folder   15/3
Reel/Frame   15/752-785
Miscellaneous Davis family writings
Box/Folder   15/4
Reel/Frame   15/787-911
“A Beautiful Day” / a play by Solen Matt Burry, undated
Box/Folder   15/5-8
Reel/Frame   16/1-482
“The Operatic Style of Marc Blitzstein in the American 'Agit-Prop' Era” / by Robert J. Dietz, 1970 January
Note: Doctoral Thesis, University of Iowa.
Box/Folder   15/9
Reel/Frame   16/483-612
“For Reasons of State - A Monument for Sacco and Vanzetti” / by Erich Muhsam (German play, English synopsis)
Box/Folder   15/10
Reel/Frame   16/613-746
Poetry
Box/Folder   15/11
Reel/Frame   16/747-791
“Horseplay” play / author unknown
Box/Folder   15/12
Reel/Frame   16/792-905
Miscellaneous short stories, author unknown
Note: Short stories possibly written by Eva Goldbeck.
Box/Folder   16/1
Reel/Frame   16/906-1148
“The Ablative Case” short stories or sketches / by Cecil Goldbeck and Freeman Hedges, circa 1929 (?)
Box/Folder   16/2
Reel/Frame   17/1-11
“Marc Blitzstein and the 'Agit-Prop' Theatre of the 1930s,” article in the University of Texas Yearbook / by Robert J. Dietz
Box/Folder   16/3
Reel/Frame   17/12-44
Walt Whitman unpublished notebooks / arranged by Clifton Fumess and dedicated to Eva Goldbeck, 1928
Box/Folder   16/4
“Fear and Trembling” / by Glenway Wescott Galley, 1932
Note: Available in published form.
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder   17/1
Reel/Frame   17/45-75
Ernst Toller manuscripts, 1922-1938
Box/Folder   17/2
Reel/Frame   17/76-107
Lyrics, undated
Box/Folder   17/3-5
Reel/Frame   17/108-438
Miscellaneous Blitzstein programs, 1927-1983, undated
Box/Folder   17/6
Reel/Frame   17/439-461
Josephine Davis address lists and miscellaneous papers
Box/Folder   17/7
Reel/Frame   17/462-486
Christopher Davis miscellaneous papers
Box/Folder   17/8
Reel/Frame   17/487-517
Unidentified materials, 1928-1963