WALKER, GEORGE.
George Walker papers

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/900hc


Descriptive Summary

Creator:Walker, George.
Title: George Walker papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1022
Extent:21.5 linear ft. (30 boxes), 81 oversized papers (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of African American composer George Walker including correspondence, original manuscript scores, photographs, posters, clippings, programs, awards, and audio-visual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for the audiovisual materials at this time. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance for access to these materials.

Due to preservation concerns, researchers may not use the scrapbook (OBV1).

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Printed or manuscript music in this collection that is still under copyright protection and is not in the Public Domain may not be photocopied or photographed. Researchers must provide written authorization from the copyright holder to request copies of these materials.

Source

Purchase, 2005.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], George Walker papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Theophilus Walker (1922-), African American composer and winner of the first Pulitzer Prize in Music by an African American.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal papers of George Walker. The papers include printed and original manuscript scores, photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, posters concerning performances of his works, plaques and awards, subject files concerning his Pulitzer Prize, a painted portrait, and audio-visual material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.



Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Undated
1 2 1941-1945
1 3 1951-1959
1 4 1960
1 5 1961
1 6 1962
1 7 1963
1 8 1964
1 9 1965
1 10 1966
1 11 1967
1 12 1968
2 1 1969
2 2 1970
2 3 1971 January-June
2 4 1971 July-December
2 5 1972 January-May
2 5 1972 June-December
3 1 1973
3 2 1974 January-May
3 3 1974 June-December
3 4 1975 January-March
3 5 1975 April-July
3 6 1975 August-December
3 7 1976 January-May
3 8 1976 June-December
4 1 1977 January-August
4 2 1977 September-December
4 3 1978
4 4 1979
4 5 1980 January-June
4 6 1980 July-December
5 1 1981
5 2 1982 January-March
5 3 1982 April-September
5 4 1982 October-December
5 5 1983
6 1 1984
6 2 1985 January-June
6 3 1985 July-November
6 4 1986
6 5 1987 January-June
6 6 1987 July-December
7 1 1988
7 2 1989
7 3 1990
7 4 1991 January-July
7 5 1991 August-December
7 6 1992 January-June
8 1 1992 July-December
8 2 1993
8 3 1994
8 4 1995
8 5 1996 January-March
8 6 1996 April (undated)
8 7 1996 April 1-11
9 1 1996 April 12-15
9 2 1996 April 16-23
9 3 1996 April 24-30
9 4 1996 May
9 5 1996 June-August
10 1 1996 September-December
10 2 1997 January-May
10 3 1997 June-December
10 4 1998
11 1 1999 January-April
11 2 1999 May-December
11 3 2000
11 4 2001
11 5 2002
11 6 2003
11 7 2004
11 8 2005
Music (scores, reductions, sheet music, etc.)
OP1 A Babe is Born (1975)
OP2 A Red, Red Rose (no date)
OP3 Abu (2003)
OP4 Address for Orchestra (1959; rev. 1991)
OP5 An Eastman Overture (1983)
OP6 And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus (2002)
OP7 Antiponys (1968)
OP8 Bauble (1979)
- - Bell Fantoms [See Sonata No. 3]
- - Bequest [See Emily Dickinson Songs and Five Songs]
OP9 Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind (no date)
OP10 Cantata (1982)
OP11 Canvas (2000)
OP12 Cello Concerto (1982)
OP13 Cello Sonata (1957) [variant title: Sonata for Cello and Piano]
- - Chorale & Fughetta Fantoms [See Sonata No. 3]
- - Chorale: Jesus, wir sind hier [See Music for Brass]
OP14 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1974)
OP15 Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1957)
- - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra [See Poeme]
- - Dance [See Music for Brass]
OP16 Dialogus (1976)
- - Elevation [See Three Pieces for Organ]
OP17 Emily Dickinson Songs (1986) [includes I. Wild Nights; II. What if I say I Shall Not Wait; III. I Have No Life but This; IV. Bequest]
OP18 Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit (no date)
- - Fantoms [See Sonata No. 3]
OP19 Five Fancies (1975)
OP20 Five Songs (no date) [includes I. Wild Nights; II. What if I Say I Shall Not Want; III. I Have no Life but This; IV. Bequest; V. Nocturne [See also Emily Dickinson Songs and Softly, Blow Lightly]]
OP21 Folksongs for Orchestra (1990)
OP22 Give Thanks Unto the Lord (no date) [variant title: Hymn III]
OP23 Gloria in Memoriam (1963)
OP24 Guido's Hand (1986)
OP25 Hey Nonny No [See also Nine Songs]
OP26 Hoopla (2005)
OP27 I Got a Letter from Jesus (no date)
- - I Have No Life but This [See Emily Dickinson Songs and Five Songs]
- - I Never Saw a Moor [See Three Songs]
- - I Went to Heaven [See Nine Songs]
OP28 Icarus in Orbit (2003)
- - Improvisation [See Two Pieces for Organ]
- - In Time of Silver Rain [See Three Songs]
- - Invokation [See Music for Brass]
- - Invokation [See Three Pieces for Organ]
- - Juxtaposition [See Tangents]
- - Lament [See Nine Songs]
- - Leaving [See Nine Songs]
OP29 Lilacs (1995)
OP30 Lyric for Strings (1946; rev. 1990) [See also String Quartet No. 1]
OP31 Mary Wore Three Links of Chain (no date)
OP32 Mass (1977)
- - Meditation: Jesu, wir sind hier [See Three Pieces for Organ]
- - Mother Goose [See Three Songs]
OP33 Modus (1998)
OP34 Music for Brass (1975) [includes I. Invokation; II. Dance; III. Chorale: Jesus, wir sind hier; IV. Dance] (1975)
OP35 Music for Diverse Instruments (no date)
OP36 Music for Three (1970; rev. 1991)
OP37 Music for Two Pianos (1981; rev. 1985)
OP38 Nine Songs (rev. 1991) [includes I. Response; II. So We'll Go No More A-Roving; III. Hey Nonny No; IV. The Bereaved Mind; V. I Went to Heaven: IV. Sweet, Let Me Go; VII. With Rue My Heart is Laden; VIII. Lament; IX. Leaving]
- - Nocturne (1983) [See Five Songs and Softly, Blow Lightly]
OP39 O Lord God of Hosts: Psalm 83 (no date)
OP40 O Praise the Lord: Psalm 148 (no date)
- - O Western Wind [See Three Lyrics for Chorus]
OP41 Orpheus (1994)
OP42 Overture in Praise of Folly (1981)
OP43 Pagent & Presentation (1997)
OP44 Perimeters (1966)
OP45 Poem (1987)
OP46 Poeme (1991) [variant title: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra]
OP47 Praise Ye the Lord: Psalm 148 (no date)
- - Prayer [See Two Pieces for Organ]
OP48 Prelude (1945) and Caprice [variant title: Danse Exotique] (1940)
OP49 Psalm 121 (1998)
- - Response [See Nine Songs]
- - Sonata for Cello and Piano [See Cello Sonata]
OP50 Serenata (1983)
OP51 Sinfonia No. 1 (1984)
OP52 Sinfonia No. 2 (1990)
OP53 Sinfonia No. 3 (2002)
OP54 Sing Unto the Lord (no date) [variant title: Hymn II]
- - So We'll Go No More A-Roving [See Nine Songs]
OP55 Softly, Blow Lightly [variant title: Nocturne] [See also: Five Songs]
- - Sonata for Two Pianos (1956) [See Sonata No. 2]
- - Sonata for Viola and Piano [See Viola Sonata]
OP56 Sonata No. 1 (1954; rev. 1991) [variant title: Piano Sonata I]
OP57 Sonata No. 2 (1956) & Sonata for Two Pianos (1956)
OP58 Sonata No. 3 (1975; rev. 1994) [includes I. Fantoms; II. Bell; III. Chorale & Fughetta]
OP59 Sonata No. 4 (1984)
OP60 Sonata No. 5
OP61 Spatials (1961)
OP62 Spektra (1970-1971)
OP63 Spires for Organ (1997)
- - Spirituals for Orchestra [See Folksongs for Orchestra]
OP64 Stars (1968)
OP65 String Quartet No. 1 (1947) [See also Lyric for Strings]
OP66 String Quartet No. 2 (1968)
- - Sweet, Let Me Go [See Nine Songs]
OP67 Symphony I (no date)
- - Take, O Take Those Lips Away [See Three Lyrics for Chorus]
OP68 Tangents (1999) [variant title: Juxtaposition]
- - The Bereaved Maid [See Three Lyrics for Chorus]
- - The Bereaved Mind [See Nine Songs]
OP69 Three Lyrics for Chorus [includes The Bereaved Maid; Take, O Take Those Lips Away; O Western Wind] (no date)
OP70 Three Pieces for Organ (1981) [includes I. Elevation; II. Meditation: Jesu, sir sind heir; III. Invokation]
OP71 Three Songs (1992) [includes I. In Time of Silver Rain; II. I Never Saw a Moor; III. Mother Goose]
OP72 Two Pieces for Organ (1997) [includes I. Prayer; II. Improvisation]
OP73 Viariations for Orchestra (1973)
OP74 Viola Sonata (1989)[variant title: Sonata for Viola and Piano]
OP75 Violin Sonata No. 1 (1958)
OP76 Violin Sonata No. 2 (1975)
- - What if I Say I Shall Not Wait [See Emily Dickinson Songs and Five Songs]
- - Wild Nights [See Emily Dickinson Songs and Five Songs]
OP77 Wind Set (1999)
- - With Rue My Heart is Laden [See Nine Songs]
OP78 With This Small Key (1975)
Photographs
12 Photographs
OP79 Oversized photographs
Subject files
13 1 Biographical
13 2 Business records
13 3 Children related
13 4 Frances Walker
13 5 Interviews
13 6 Legal: Rutgers University
13 7 Program notes
Writings
14 Writings by Walker
15 Writings by Others about Walker
Printed material: General
16 1 Courses
16 2 Music catalogs
16 3 Posters
16 4 Press releases
16 5 Reviews
OBV1 Scrapbook [RESTRICTED: TOO FRAGILE TO USE]
16 6 Yearbook: Temple University Medical, 1915
OP80 Oversized printed material
Printed material: Programs
17 1940-1970
18 1980-1990
19 1990-2000
Printed material: Articles
20 Newspaper clippings
21 Magazines, journals
22 Magazines, journals
Audio-visual
23 Cassette tapes
24 Reel to reel and VHS
Awards and Honors
25 Pulitzer Prize: Printed material
26 Pulitzer Prize: Correspondence
27 Diplomas, certificates
OP81 Oversized diplomas, certificates
28 Plaques
29 Plaques
Artwork
- - Portrait of George Walker [Framed artwork]
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