Marc Blitzstein Papers, 1918-1989

Container Title
Series: Motion Pictures
Hands (Hande) (1928)
Box/Folder   18/1
Reel/Frame   17/518-521
Publicity, 1928
Box/Folder   94/1
Reel/Frame   17/522-543
Piano score, 1928
Surf and Seaweed (1931)
Box/Folder   94/2
Reel/Frame   17/544-598
Piano part, instrumental score, circa 1931
Box/Folder   18/2
Reel/Frame   17/599-641
Music tablet, circa 1931
Box/Folder   94/3
Reel/Frame   17/642-694
Instrumental parts, undated
Box/Folder   94/4
Reel/Frame   17/695-760
Conductor's score, 1933
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (1936)
Box/Folder   18/3
Reel/Frame   17/761-770
Contracts and synopsis, 1936 May 2
Box/Folder   40/1
Reel/Frame   17/771-786
Piano part, 1931
Box/Folder   40/2
Reel/Frame   17/787-816
Conductor's score, 1931
Box/Folder   40/3
Reel/Frame   17/817-837
Instrumental parts, 1931
The Spanish Earth (1937)
Box/Folder   18/4
Reel/Frame   17/838
Clipping, 1961
Note: See also scrapbook volume 1.
Valley Town (1940)
Box/Folder   18/5
Reel/Frame   17/839
Contract, 1940 July 11
Box/Folder   40/4
Reel/Frame   17/840-905
Music sketches, piano reduction
Box/Folder   40/5
Reel/Frame   17/906-1020
Conductor's score, 1940
Recorded excerpts
1049A/7
Title I, II, III (title, graves, morning music)
Note: Original: Disc 161A/16
1049A/7
Title V, VI, VII (trains, [Economic] Depression, automatic steel mill)
Note: Original: Disc 161A/17
1049A/7
Title IX (finale)
Note: Original: Disc 161A/17
1049A/7
Title, morning music
Note: Original: Disc 161A/18
1049A/7
Hand Mill
Note: Original: Disc 161A/18
1049A/15
“Blues I Alley”
Note: Original: Disc 161A/28
1049A/15
“Blues II”
Note: Original: Disc 161A/28
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
Native Land (1941)
Note: See also scrapbook volume 2.
Box/Folder   18/6
Reel/Frame   18/1-13
Correspondence, contract, notes, 1940-1946
Box/Folder   18/7
Reel/Frame   18/14-39
Clippings and publicity, 1940-1946
Box/Folder   18/8
Reel/Frame   18/40-187
Sequence log, 1940-1941
Piano reduction, instrumental parts, 1941
Box/Folder   41/1
Reel/Frame   18/188-293
A-K
Box/Folder   41/2
Reel/Frame   18/294-353
N-finale
Box/Folder   41/3
Reel/Frame   18/354-542
Conductor's score, 1941
Box/Folder   42/1
Reel/Frame   18/543-701
Piano, percussion, string parts, undated
Box/Folder   42/2
Reel/Frame   18/702-845
Wind parts, undated
Box/Folder   43/1
Reel/Frame   18/846-873
“Dusty Sun,” piano-vocal, 1941
Box/Folder   43/2
Reel/Frame   18/874-900
“Inheritance of Freedom,” conductor's score, piano score
Box/Folder   43/2 (continued)
Reel/Frame   18/874-900
“American Day,” piano-vocal score
Box/Folder   43/3
Reel/Frame   18/901-925
Music sketches for “Dusty Sun” and “Inheritance of Freedom,” undated
Box/Folder   43/4
Reel/Frame   18/926-1028
Discards
Recordings
Physical Description: Disc nos. 1-35 are 12-inch red emulsion glass, 78 rpm. 
740A/1
Playback
Note: Original: Disc 33A/1

Physical Description: Broken disc 
740A/1
Italian Street Scene
Note: Original: Disc 33A/2
740A/1
American History (A)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/3
740A/1
American History (A), part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/4
740A/1
American History (A), part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/5
740A/1
American History, part 2
Note: Original: Disc 33A/6
740A/1
American History, part 3 (Building of the Land)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/6
740A/1
End of A (Machine Age)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/7
740A/1
Bad Takes
Note: Original: Disc 33A/7
740A/2
Farm Sequence (B), part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/8
740A/2
Farm Sequence (B), Transition to part 2
Note: Original: Disc 33A/8
740A/2
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/8
740A/2
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/9
740A/2
Farm (B), Melodrama
Note: Original: Disc 33A/9
740A/2
Union Parade, part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/10
740A/2
Bad Takes
Note: Original: Disc 33A/10
740A/2
Grocery Store
Note: Original: Disc 33A/11
740A/2
Bad Takes
Note: Original: Disc 33A/12
740A/2
Bad Takes
Note: Original: Disc 33A/13
740A/2
Spy 6 (Hold the Fort)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/13
740A/2
Percussion Rolls
Note: Original: Disc 33A/13
740A/3
Percussion Rolls
Note: Original: Disc 33A/14
740A/3
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/15
740A/3
Finale 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/15
740A/3
Timpani, Glockenspiel, Triangle, Cymbal Roll
Note: Original: Disc 33A/15
740A/3
Finale, part 2
Note: Original: Disc 33A/15
740A/3
Finale 3
Note: Original: Disc 33A/16
740A/3
Last Chord of Finale 3
Note: Original: Disc 33A/16
740A/3
G2 - Industrial, part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/16
740A/3
Bad Takes
Note: Original: Disc 33A/17

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/3
Finale of G2
Note: Original: Disc 33A/17

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/3
Spy 6B
Note: Original: Disc 33A/18

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/3
Memorial Day
Note: Original: Disc 33A/19

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/3
Hurdy Gurdy of Memorial Day
Note: Original: Disc 33A/19

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/3
Spy 3
Note: Original: Disc 33A/19

Physical Description: Cracked disc 
740A/4
Man Walking Beside Factories, Unemployed
Note: Original: Disc 33A/20
740A/4
Ku Klux Klan
Note: Original: Disc 33A/20

Physical Description: Disc quality not very good. 
740A/4
Ku Klux Klan
Note: Original: Disc 33A/21

Physical Description: Good disc quality. 
740A/4
V1 - Thugs and Strike-breakers Caught
Note: Original: Disc 33A/21
740A/4
V2 - The Committee at Work
Note: Original: Disc 33A/21
740A/4
Exposure
Note: Original: Disc 33A/22
740A/4
Beginning of Funeral
Note: Original: Disc 33A/23
740A/4
Beginning of Funeral (best)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/23
740A/4
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/24
740A/4
Funeral (after introduction)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/24
740A/4
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/24
740A/4
H - “Snarfest” (typewriters, etc.)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/24
740A/5
Finale (Bad take)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/25
740A/5
Finale (3)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/25
740A/5
Titles (best)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/25
740A/5
Cymbal bang
Note: Original: Disc 33A/26
740A/5
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/26
740A/5
B - Farm Sequence, Introduction and part 1
Note: Original: Disc 33A/26
740A/5
Farm (B), Interior, part II
Note: Original: Disc 33A/27
740A/5
K2, Labor Picnic and Finish
Note: Original: Disc 33A/28
740A/5
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/28
740A/5
Bad Take
Note: Original: Disc 33A/29
740A/5
Last part
Note: Original: Disc 33A/29
740A/5
1. Titles - old A with voice (American History)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/30
740A/5
3. Old - American History - Machine Age
Note: Original: Disc 33A/30
740A/6
2. (Improvisation) (A)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/31
740A/6
4. B (Farm Sequence)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/31
740A/6
5. Quiet - Farm Interior and Melodrama
Note: Original: Disc 33A/32
740A/6
7. Morning and Evening Scene
Note: Original: Disc 33A/32
740A/6
6. Italian Street Scene (C)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/33
740A/6
8a. Dawn after “Morning and Evening Scene” (D2)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/33
740A/6
8b. Grocery Store (N)
Note: Original: Disc 33A/33
740A/7
Piano: 9, Funeral March
Note: Original: Disc 33A/34
740A/7
10, End of Funeral March and Onward
Note: Original: Disc 33A/35
1049A/30-31
Reel No. 6, Take No. 1, 1941 October 31
Note: Original: Disc 33A/36
1049A/30-31
Reel No. 6, Take No. 2, 1941 November 7
Note: Original: Disc 33A/37

Physical Description: Broken disc 
1049A/29
Reel No. 6, Take No. 2, 1941 November 11
Note: Original: Disc 33A/38
U.S. Mss 35AN/Micro 1049
Night Shift (1942)
Box/Folder   18/9
Reel/Frame   19/1-53
Correspondence, notes, clippings, circa 1941-1942
Box/Folder   18/10
Reel/Frame   19/54-105
Annotated scripts and autographs of Danny Kaye and Kate Smith, circa 1941-1942
Box/Folder   44/1
Reel/Frame   19/106-154
Musical sketches, undated
Box/Folder   44/2
Reel/Frame   19/155-262
Piano scores, 1942 February (one designated for Aaron Copland)
Box/Folder   44/3
Reel/Frame   19/263-298
Orchestra parts
Box/Folder   44/4
Reel/Frame   19/299-304
“Turn the Night into Day” piano-vocal score
“Charlotte's Web” (unproduced)
Box/Folder   18/11
Reel/Frame   19/305-325
Notes, synopsis, 1959