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John Duke papers, 1913-1984
51.958 linear feet (49 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00066

Abstract:
John Duke was a professor of music at Smith College and a distinguished composer and pianist, best known for his art-songs in English. This collection contains scores, correspondence with numerous internationally known musicians and others, scrapbooks, writings, recordings, printed materials, and miscellaneous papers.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that he owns copyright,John Duke has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Professor Duke, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Smith College Archives

Biographical / Historical

John Duke was a distinguished composer, pianist, and teacher of piano. He is best known for his art-songs in English, which were composed between 1920 and his death in 1984. His works also include solo instrumental pieces, instrumental and vocal chamber music, choral and symphonic works, and music for the stage. He composed two operas ("Captain Lovelock," 1953; "The Sire de Maletroit," 1958), an operetta ("The Yankee Pedlar," 1962), a "musical fantasy for children" ("The Cat That Walked Himself": 1964), and music for numerous Smith College faculty shows and theatre department productions.

John Duke was born in Cumberland, Maryland, on July 30, 1899. He became interested in music through his mother, Matilda Hoffman Duke. "A music lover and a talented singer," she was Duke's first music teacher. At age 16 he won a three-year scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. There he studied piano with Harold Randolph and theory and composition with Gustav Strube.

In 1918, following a period of volunteer service in the Army, Duke continued his music study in New York City with lessons in piano from Franklin Cannon and in composition from Howard Brockway and Bernard Wagenaar. In 1920 he made his New York piano debut in Aeolian Hall.

On December 22, 1922, he married Dorothy Macon, a writer. The couple often collaborated on musical works and on lecture-recitals. Dorothy Duke wrote the libretto for "The Sire de Meletroit," "The Yankee Pedlar," and "The Cat That Walked by Himself," as well as texts for several Smith College faculty shows.

In 1922 and 1923 Duke was editor of the American Piano Company Recording Labs. He made recordings for them and for the Duo-Art Company. His compositions were first published in 1923, when G. Schirmer, Inc., printed his first two songs, "I've Dreamed of Sunsets" and "Lullaby."

Duke's long affiliation with Smith College began in the fall of 1923, when he was appointed assistant professor of music. Duke taught piano and in the 1950s and 1960s offered a course in the literature of the piano. In 1938 he was made a full professor of music, a position he held until he was honored with the Henry Dike Sleeper Chair in 1960.

Duke was an active performer and lecturer throughout the Connecticut River Valley (and beyond), giving many recitals and lecture-recitals and teaching a number of University Extension Service of the Connecticut Valley courses, mainly in piano literature and pedagogy. He also wrote columns and reviewed concerts for the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Duke spent his first sabbatical from Smith (1929-1930) studying in Europe with Nadia Boulanger and Artur Schnabel. He was a member of the Yaddo Summer Music Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1936 and 1937, and he served as program chair for the Yaddo concert series of contemporary American chamber music in 1937. In 1941 Duke's "Carnival Overture" was given its premiere by the Boston Pops Orchestra. His 1944 sabbatical was spent in New York City, where he was chair of the National Association of American Composers and Conductors and arranged a series of four concerts of contemporary chamber music.

Duke's association with John Seagle and the Seagle Colony, the summer school for singers in Schroon Lake, New York, began in 1951, when his daughter Karen attended a session. From then until his death, Mr. Duke almost always made an annual visit to the colony. His operas, "Captain Lovelock" and "The Sire de Maletroit," were written for the Opera Guild at the colony and were first performed there. Duke wrote other pieces for the colony (e.g., "Lord, Bless This Food") and was often present for workshops or performances of his music.

John Duke was honored by this hometown of Cumberland, Maryland, when April 1, 1957, was declared "John Duke Day." Other honors included the American Society of Composers and Publishers Standard Award to composers, which he received for twenty-two consecutive years (1963-84). The Peabody Conservatory Alumni Association bestowed on him its Award for Distinguished Service in 1969.

John Duke retired from Smith College as professor emeritus in 1967. He remained active as a composer, writing 126 of his 265 catalogued songs after that time. He died in Northampton on October 26, 1984.

Scope and Contents

The John Duke papers include scores, correspondence, scrapbooks, writings, recordings, printed materials and miscellaneous papers which document Duke's life and career. They are concentrated in the years following his appointment to the faculty of Smith College in 1923. There is very little from his youth and student days.

The scores of John Duke's compositions make up the most important portion of the papers. Included are copies of all of the 265 catalogued songs which constitute Duke's major output as a composer. All known mature Duke works are available in manuscript and/or final form. There are also a few scores of student works and some unfinished works, including the song he was composing at the time of his death.

There is good material for the study of John Duke's method and philosophy of composition. Manuscript notebooks include rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic sketches of a number of the works composed between 1944 and 1984. Duke's lectures and writings on the art-song, the drafts of outgoing correspondence, and letters from poets such as Archibald MacLeish, William Rose Benet, Mark Van Doren, and Richard Nickson give a clear picture of Duke's thinking about the musical form he loved best and about this choice of texts to set.

Duke's triple career (composer, teacher, pianist) is well documented. His career as a composer can be traced not only through the material above but also through correspondence from colleagues, friends, family, singers, and other musicians. Included are such prominent contemporaries as Roger Sessions, Aaron Copland, Walter Piston, Wayne Barlow, Sigmund Spaeth, Daniel Gregory Mason, Mack Harrell, Gladys Swarthout, Ross Lee Finney, Roy Harris, Arthur Fieldler, William Warfield, and Douglas Moore.

Correspondence from Duke's piano students attests to his lasting influence as a teacher. His devotion to teaching and to the problems of pedagogy is in evidence in that correspondence and in the texts of his lectures and writings on piano technique and literature.

Duke's career as a pianist is documented in correspondence from teachers, impresarios, piano companies, and supportive friends. The letters received before 1945, when he began to devote his time more exclusively to composing, clearly reflect the problems of an artist getting started. Duke's continued activity as a performing musician is well documented by scrapbooks and concert programs.

This finding aid has four appendices.

  1. Appendix I: Catalogue of songs by John Duke - by song number
  2. Appendix II: Catalogue of songs by John Duke - alphabetical by title
  3. Appendix III: Catalogue of songs by John Duke - alphabetical by poet
  4. Appendix IV: Bibliography of compositions by John Duke

This collection is organized into six series:

  1. Series I. Scores, 1921-1984, n.d.
  2. Series II. Biographical and Personal Material, 1922-1984, n.d.
  3. Series III. Correspondence, 1913-1984.
  4. Series IV. Professional Activities, 1916-1984.
  5. Series V. Speaking and Writing, 1920-1984.
  6. Series VI. Recordings, 1939-1984.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that he owns copyright,John Duke has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Professor Duke, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

John Duke papers, College Archives, CA-MS-00066, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The John Duke Papers came to the Smith College Archives in January 1985. The scores were a bequest of John Duke, and the remaining materials were a gift of his daughter, Karen Duke Sturges.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Contents List
Series I. SCORES
1921-1984 undated


This series is divided into four sections: Manuscript Scores; Transparencies; File Copies; and Scripts and Texts. Unless otherwise noted the scores are arranged within the sections in the following six categories designated by John Duke: Songs, Choral Works, Symphonic Works, Dramatic Works, Solo Pieces and Chamber Music, and Miscellaneous. Uncatalogued and unnumbered songs are pieces for solo voice and piano or organ which John Duke did not include in his Catalogue of Songs (Appendix I). The first section, Manuscript Scores, consists of penciled copies of Duke's compositions. Manuscript notebooks (1944-1984) are filed chronologically in the first three boxes. Unbound manuscript scores follow in boxes 4-7, arranged in Duke's six categories. There are manuscript versions of all but 13 of John Duke's 265 catalogued songs, most of his other works, and a few student compositions. John Duke made final copies of scores on Transparencies for purposes of reproduction. Included are all but 7 of his catalogued songs and many of his other works. File Copies are printed, mimeographed, or photocopied scores which contain corrections, fingerings, or performance notes in John Duke's hand. These copies were part of John Duke's file of scores to be used for performances and loans. Included are many of Duke's catalogued songs and most of his other works. Scripts and Texts consists of typescript, mimeograph, or photocopy versions of the libretti of two of Duke's dramatic works, "The Cat That Walked By Himself" and "The Yankee Pedlar," plus a number of texts for Smith College faculty shows.

Manuscript Scores



First compositions: notebook
undated

Box 1: folder 1
First compositions: "Meditation," "Etude," and "Mazurka" for piano
undated

Box 1: folder 2
Manuscript Notebooks



"The Cat That Walked By Himself"
ca.1944

Box 1: folder 3
Songs no. 71-76, 264; Sketches for "Captain Lovelock"
ca.1951- 1952

Box 1: folder 4
"Captain Lovelock"



Rhythmic Sketches
ca.1952-53

Box 1: folder 5
Scenes I-IV
ca.1953

Box 1: folder 6
Scene V
ca.1953

Box 1: folder 7
Songs with sketches no. 90-95;, "The Sire de Maletroit"
ca.1957-59

Box 2: folder 8
"The Sire de Maletroit"
ca.1957

Box 2: folder 9
Songs no. 95-100; "The Way, The Truth, The Life for voice and organ"; "I Love The Lord" for voice and piano; Sketches for "The Yankee Pedlar"
ca.1959- 1962

Box 2: folder 10
Music for "Love Rides the Rails," Smith College Faculty Show; "Gretchen am Spinnrade" for voice and piano
ca.1960

Box 2: folder 11
Songs no. 101, 103, 104, 111; "Three River Songs" for 3-part women's chorus and piano; "Ezra's Song" from "Yankee Pedlar"
1961-1964

Box 2: folder 12
"The Yankee Pedlar": ms. and sketches
ca.1962

Box 2: folder 13
"The Yankee Pedlar": ms. and sketches
ca.1962

Box 2: folder 14
Songs no. 110, 112-120, 122, 123
1964-65

Box 2: folder 15
Songs no. 124-131; Sketch, untitled (1965 Jun)
1965-67

Box 2: folder 16
Songs no. 133-141; "Ulysses Speaks": unfinished song
1967-68 undated

Box 2: folder 17
Songs no. 105-109, 132, 142, 143; "The Yankee Pedlar": overture
1962 1967-68

Box 2: folder 18
Songs no. 144-152
1968-69

Box 3: folder 19
Songs no. 158-168
1970-71

Box 3: folder 20
Songs with sketches no. 153-157, 176
1970 1972

Box 3: folder 21
Songs no. 169-175, 183, 184, 191; "Ave Gertrudia Smithiensis" for 4-part chorus (1971 May 11); "Twang the Lyre" for 4-part women's chorus; Sketches, miscellaneous
1971-72 1974

Box 3: folder 22
Songs with sketches no. 178, 180-182, 185-190; "Psalm 23" version for mixed chorus; "A Round for Robert" (1973 Dec 28)
1972-74

Box 3: folder 23
Songs with sketches no. 179, 180, 192, 193, 205; "A Christmas Hymn," choral and solo versions; Sketches, miscellaneous
1972-76 undated

Box 3: folder 24
Songs no. 194-202, 208
1975-77

Box 3: folder 25
Songs no. 203-207, 209-212
1976-79

Box 3: folder 26
Songs no. 213-225
1979-81

Box 3: folder 27
Songs with sketches no. 93, 226-236
1959 1981

Box 3: folder 28
Songs no. 237-250; Sketch, "The Revellers"
1982-83 undated

Box 3: folder 29
Songs no. 251 -265; Sketches, miscellaneous
1983-84

Box 3: folder 30
Songs, Catalogued



no. 1
1920

Box 4: folder 31
no. 3-11
1924-35

Box 4: folder 32-39
no. 17-24
1935-39

Box 4: folder 40-46
no. 26-31
1940-45

Box 4: folder 47-52
no. 33-42
1946

Box 4: folder 53-62
no. 44-55
1946-48

Box 4: folder 63-74
no. 56-58
1948

Box 5: folder 75-77
no. 60-70
1949-51

Box 5: folder 78-88
no. 74-87
1952-56

Box 5: folder 89-102
no. 98-99
1960

Box 5: folder 103-104
no. 102
1961

Box 5: folder 105
Songs, Uncatalogued



no. 177
1922

Box 5: folder 106
"Two Songs for Soprano"
1917

Box 5: folder 107
"A Dirge" (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
undated

Box 5: folder 108
"Arab Love Song" (Francis Thompson)
undated

Box 5: folder 109
"Bad"
undated

Box 5: folder 110
"Moon Song" (Jessica Jackson)
undated

Box 5: folder 111
"Music, When Soft Voices Die" (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
undated

Box 5: folder 112
"Oh, John!" arrangement by John Duke
undated

Box 5: folder 113
"Softly, Softly the Snow Drifts Down" (Caroline Neilson)
1928

Box 5: folder 114
Choral Works



""Magnificat" for organ and unison chorus
1961

Box 6: folder 115
"Psalm 23" for women's chorus
1953

Box 6: folder 116
Symphonic Works



"The Fairy Glen" for flute, harp, and strings
undated

Box 6: folder 117
"Dance in A-major" for string orchestra: score and parts
undated

Box 6: folder 118-123
"Carnival Overturen
1940

Box 6: folder 124
"Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra"
1938

Box 6: folder 125-127
Dramatic Works



"The Cat That Walked by Himself"
1944

Box 6: folder 128
Solo Pieces and Chamber Music



"March Humoreske" (sic) for piano
undated

Box 7: folder 129
"A Valentine" for piano
undated

Box 7: folder 130
"Souvenir" for piano
ca.1928 Dec 23

Box 7: folder 131
"Two Pieces for Violoncello Alone"
undated

Box 7: folder 132
"Two Sketches for Violoncello Alone"
1934

Box 7: folder 133
"Air in F-major" for violin and piano
undated

Box 7: folder 134
"Narrative" for viola and piano
1942

Box 7: folder 135
"Dialogue" for cello and piano
1943

Box 7: folder 136
"Melody in E-flat major" for cello and piano
1946

Box 7: folder 137
"Trio in D-major" for violin, cello, and piano: score and parts
1943

Box 7: folder 138
"Trio in G-major" for violin, viola, and cello
1937

Box 7: folder 139
"String Quartet Number 2"
1967

Box 7: folder 140
Miscellaneous



Cadenzas for "Piano Concerto in G-major" by Ludwig van Beethoven
1934 Aug

Box 7: folder 141-142
"Gretchen am I.B.M." for voice and piano
undated

Box 7: folder 143
"Lord Bless This Food" for 4-part chorus
undated

Box 7: folder 144
Incidental music for "Androcles and the Lion," a marionette play staged by Oliver Larkin
1952

Box 7: folder 145
Loan lib songs I


Box 46
Loan lib songs II


Box 47
Three loan choral and symphony I


Box 48
Miscellaneous music librettos and other materials


Box 49
Music for Smith College Faculty Shows



"A Day on the Campus" for miscellaneous percussion: score and parts
1949 May 19

Box 7: folder 146
"Dear Old Thmith"
1952

Box 7: folder 147
"Simon Darkway's Song"
1960

Box 7: folder 148
"Timpanic (sic) Poem" for percussion orchestra: score and parts
1940

Box 7: folder 149
Transparencies



Songs, Catalogued



no. 2
1921

Box 8: folder 150
no. 7-49
1928-47

Box 8: folder 151-193
no. 50-109
1947-62

Box 9: folder 194-241
no. 110-126
1964-66

Box 10: folder 242-253a
no. 128-179
1966-72

Box 10: folder 254-289
no. 180-192
1972-74

Box 11: folder 290-297
no. 194-239
1975-82

Box 11: folder 298-338
no. 240-265
1982-84

Box 11: folder 339-364
Songs, Uncatalogued



"A Christmas Hyman (Richard Wilbur), version for solo voice and piano
1973

Box 12: folder 365
"I Love the Lord" for voice and piano
ca.1960

Box 12: folder 366
Choral Works



"Psalm 23n for women's choir
1953

Box 12: folder 367
"O, Sing Unto the Lord a New Song" for 3-part women's chorus and organ: full score and vocal score
1955

Box 12: folder 368-369
"Love Unconquerable" for 4-part women's chorus
undated

Box 12: folder 370
"Three River Songs" for 3-part women's chorus and piano
1963

Box 12: folder 371
"Magnificat" for solo voice or unison chorus, and organ
1961

Box 12: folder 372
Orchestral Works



"Carnival Overturen: parts
1940

Box 12: folder 373-375
"Concerto for Piano and Strings" (unrevised): score and parts
1938

Box 12: folder 376-377
Dramatic Works



"The Cat That Walked by Himself": score
1944

Box 13: folder 378
"The Sire de Maletroit"
1957 Dec

Box 13: folder 379
Solo Pieces and Chamber Music



"Rondo in B-major" for piano
1939

Box 13: folder 380
"Souvenir" for piano
ca.1928 Dec 23

Box 13: folder 381
"Suite for Viola Alone"
1933

Box 13: folder 382
"Fantasy" for violin and piano: score and part
1936

Box 13: folder 383
"Narrative" for viola and piano: score and part
1942

Box 13: folder 384
"Dialogue" for cello and piano: score and part
1943

Box 13: folder 385
"Melody in E-flat major" for cello and piano: score and part
1946

Box 13: folder 386
"Trio in D-major" for violin, cello, and piano: score and parts
1943

Box 13: folder 387-388
"Trio in G-major" for violin, viola, and piano: score and parts
1937

Box 13: folder 389-390
"String Quartet Number 1": score and parts
1941

Box 13: folder 391-395
"String Quartet Number 2": score and parts
1967

Box 13: folder 396-400
File Copies



Songs, Catalogued



no. 1-7
1920-28

Box 14: folder 401-407
no. 9-10
1934

Box 14: folder 408-409
no. 12-24
1935-40

Box 14: folder 410-419
no. 26
1940

Box 14: folder 420
no. 28-33
1945-46

Box 14: folder 421-426
no. 35-38
1946

Box 14: folder 427-429
General

(no. 36 missing 10/11/01)

no. 43-44
1946-47

Box 14: folder 430-431
no. 46-49
1947

Box 14: folder 432-436
no. 51-52
1947

Box 14: folder 437-438
no. 54
1948

Box 14: folder 439
no. 56
1948

Box 14: folder 440
no. 58-60
1948-49

Box 14: folder 441-443
no. 61-65
1949

Box 15: folder 444
no. 67-69
1950-51

Box 15: folder 445-447
no. 71-76
1951-52

Box 15: folder 448-453
no. 78-79
1953

Box 15: folder 454-455
no. 81-84
1954-55

Box 15: folder 456-459
no. 86
1956

Box 15: folder 460
no. 89
1957

Box 15: folder 461
no. 91-93
1958-59

Box 15: folder 462-464
no. 95-100
1959-60

Box 15: folder 465-468
no. 102
1961

Box 15: folder 469-470
no. 104-109
1961-62

Box 15: folder 471-472
no. 110-113
1964

Box 16: folder 473-476
no. 117-141
1965-68

Box 16: folder 471-491
no. 143-162
1968-70

Box 16: folder 492-500
no. 165
1971

Box 16: folder 501
no. 166-176
1971-72

Box 17: folder 502-508
no. 180-191
1972-74

Box 17: folder 509-515
no. 193-197
1975

Box 17: folder 516-517
no. 200
1975

Box 17: folder 518
no. 205
1976

Box 17: folder 519
no. 207
1977

Box 17: folder 520
no. 209
1978

Box 17: folder 521
no. 211-212
1978-79

Box 17: folder 522-523
no. 215
1980

Box 17: folder 524
no. 217-219
1980

Box 17: folder 525
no. 222-223
1980

Box 17: folder 526-527
no. 228
1981

Box 17: folder 528
no. 230-232
1981

Box 17: folder 529-531
no. 235
1981

Box 17: folder 532
no. 237-241
1982

Box 17: folder 532a
no. 237-239
1982

Box 17: folder 533-535
no. 240-242
1982

Box 18: folder 536-538
no. 244
1982

Box 18: folder 539
no. 246
1982

Box 18: folder 540
no. 251-252
1983

Box 18: folder 541-542
no. 257
1984

Box 18: folder 543
Songs, Uncatalogued



"Bread and Music" (Conrad Aiken)
1950

Box 18: folder 544
"A Christmas Hymn" (Richard Wilbur), version for solo voice and piano
1973

Box 18: folder 545
"A Dirge" (Percy Bysshe Shelley)
undated

Box 18: folder 546
"The Way, The Truth, The Life" for voice and organ
ca.1960

Box 18: folder 547
Choral Works



"A Christmas Hymn" (Richard Wilbur) for mixed chorus
1973

Box 18: folder 548
"A Grace Before Singing" for 4-part women's chorus
undated

Box 18: folder 549
"The Cloud" (Sara Teasdale) for 3-part chorus and piano: piano part only
undated

Box 18: folder 550
"Love Unconquerable" for women's chorus
undated

Box 18: folder 551
"Magnificat" for solo voice or unison chorus and organ
1961

Box 18: folder 552
"O, Sing Unto the Lord a New Song" for 3-part women's chorus and string orchestra: full score
1955

Box 18: folder 553
"Pole Star for This Year" (Archibald MacLeish) for a capella 4-part chorus
undated

Box 18: folder 554
"Psalm 23," version for mixed chorus; "Three River Songs" for women's chorus and piano
1963 1974

Box 18: folder 555
"When Slim Sophia Mounts Her Horse" (Walter de la Mare), version for 3-part women's chorus and piano
1981

Box 18: folder 556
Symphonic Works



"Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra": revised score and parts
1938

Box 19: folder 557-562
"Overture in D-minor for String Orchestra": score and parts
1940

Box 19: folder 563-567
Dramatic Works



"Captain Lovelock"
1953

Box 20: folder 568
"The Sire de Maletroit"
1957

Box 20: folder 569
"The Yankee Pedlar"



Score
1962

Box 20: folder 570
Overture for piano, 4 hands
1962

Box 20: folder 571
Solo Pieces and Chamber Music



"The Fairy Glen" for piano
1922

Box 21: folder 572
"March Humoreske" (sic) for piano
undated

Box 21: folder 573
"Rondo" for piano
1939

Box 21: folder 574
"Suite for Viola Alone"
1933

Box 21: folder 575
"Fantasy" for violin and piano
1936

Box 21: folder 576
"Melody in E-flat" for viola and piano
1946

Box 21: folder 577
"Narrative" for viola and piano
1942

Box 21: folder 578
Miscellaneous



"A Round for Robert"
1973

Box 21: folder 579
"Ave Gertrudia Smithiensis"
1971

Box 21: folder 580
"Northampton Hymn," for Northampton's tercentary
1954

Box 21: folder 581
"The Good Old Days," for Smith College Faculty Show
1953

Box 21: folder 582
"Twang the Lyre for Sophia," for the Smith College Faculty Show
1953

Box 21: folder 583
Scripts and Texts



Scripts



Between Whistles, A Factory Follies
1944

Box 22: folder 584
"The Cat That Walked by Himself," early version
1944

Box 22: folder 585-86
"The Cat That Walked by Himself," final version
1944

Box 22: folder 587
"For Whom the Bells Trill"
undated

Box 22: folder 588
"Liberty, Totality, Sorority or Lady Macbeth of Northamsk," Smith College Faculty Show
1936

Box 22: folder 589
"Love among the Ruins," Smith College Faculty Show
1952

Box 22: folder 590
"The Yankee Pedlar"
1962

Box 22: folder 591-92
Texts, miscellaneous
undated

Box 22: folder 593
Miscellaneous



Engraved plates for song no. 2, "Lullaby"
ca.1923

Box 22: folder 594-95
Series II. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL MATERIAL
1922-1984 undated


This series contains biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, tributes, photographs, and press releases pertaining to John Duke's life. Included are such personal items as programs of concerts Duke attended, a compilation of quotations in two notebooks, plus news clippings and miscellaneous papers about Duke's family, friends, colleagues, and finances.

General; biographical material
1946 1959

Box 23: folder 596
Bibliographies
undated

Box 23: folder 597
Family: news clippings, programs, writings
1939-83 undated

Box 23: folder 598
Financial
1922-64 undated

Box 23: folder 599
Friends and colleagues: brochures, news clippings, photographs
1946-79 undated

Box 24: folder 600
News clippings



Biographical
1928-84

Box 24: folder 601
Compositions
1963 1979-80

Box 24: folder 602
Professional activities
1920-84 undated

Box 24: folder 603-605
Recordings
1980

Box 24: folder 606
Press releases, general
1922-84 undated

Box 24: folder 607-608
Publicity material for "The Yankee Pedlar"
1964 undated

Box 24: folder 609
Photographs



John Duke
1926-67 undated

Box 24: folder 610
Family
undated

Box 24: folder 611
John Duke with groups
1934-79 undated

Box 24: folder 612
Opera productions
1959 1962

Box 24: folder 613
Tributes to John and Dorothy Duke
1966-81 undated

Box 24: folder 614
Programs of concerts attended
1945-84 undated

Box 24: folder 615-617
Notebooks of quotations
undated

Box 24: folder 618-619
Series III. CORRESPONDENCE
1913-1984


This series has two sections: General and Publications. General correspondence consists mainly of personal and professional correspondence from family, friends, colleagues, college administrators, students, teachers, organizations, singers, and other musicians. The letters are arranged according to the name of the correspondent or organization. There are also six folders of drafts of outgoing correspondence (1977-84), arranged chronologically. Correspondence about Publication consists mainly of letters from music publishing companies and societies, publication contracts, copyright certificates, performance records, and royalty statements arranged by the name of the company or society. Also included is one folder of correspondence about text copyrights from publishers of some of the texts Duke set to music.

General



A - A1
1920-83 undated

Box 25: folder 620
Aeolian Company
1926-28 undated

Box 25: folder 621
Am - Az
1921-81 undated

Box 25: folder 622
Auld, Louis
1973-84 undated

Box 25: folder 623
Ba
1928-83 undated

Box 25: folder 624
Baumann, Mordecai
1948-52 undated

Box 25: folder 625
Be - Bl
1920-84 undated

Box 25: folder 626
Belisle, John
1968-77

Box 25: folder 627
Berkley, Harold
1943-44 undated

Box 25: folder 628
Berthold, Robert
1973-75

Box 25: folder 629
Bixler, J. Seelye
1932-72

Box 25: folder 630
Bo
1932-84 undated

Box 25: folder 631
Bond, Katherine
1980 undated

Box 25: folder 632
Boothman, Donald
1971-83

Box 25: folder 633-634
Br
1920-81 undated

Box 25: folder 635
Brown, Oren
1976-84

Box 25: folder 636
Bu - Bz
1920-80 undated

Box 25: folder 637
Burk, Elaine
1978-80

Box 25: folder 638
Ca - Cl
1925-80 undated

Box 25: folder 639
Cannon, Franklin
1920-29 undated

Box 25: folder 640-642
Charnley, Milne
undated

Box 25: folder 643
Co
1929-83 undated

Box 25: folder 644
Compton, Earl and Jacqueline
1969-74 undated

Box 25: folder 645
Conway, Jill and John
1977-84

Box 25: folder 646
General

See also: Smith College

Copland, Aaron
1928 1955

Box 25: folder 647
Cotton, Ann (niece)
1975-82

Box 25: folder 648
Cr - Cu
1947-81 undated

Box 25: folder 649
Da - Di
1928-84

Box 25: folder 650
Delaware Vocal Arts Festival
l961-84

Box 25: folder 651
Dimmock, Ellalou
1962-79 undated

Box 25: folder 652
Do - Dz
1928-84 undated

Box 26: folder 653
Duke, Edward and Yvette (brother and sister-in-law)
1925-76

Box 26: folder 654
Duke, Henry K. (brother)
1946-79 undated

Box 26: folder 655
Duke, Margaret (sister)
1926-42 undated

Box 26: folder 656
Duke, William T. and Margaret (brother and sister-in-law)
1942-79 undated

Box 26: folder 657
Duke family, miscellaneous
1925-67 undated

Box 26: folder 658
Duyer, Debbie Royal
1981-82

Box 26: folder 659
E
1928-79 undated

Box 26: folder 660
Edmonds, John
1947-60

Box 26: folder 661
Eisenberg, Maurice
1943-48 undated

Box 26: folder 662
Evans, Margarita
1982 undated

Box 26: folder 663
General

See also: Publication, Society of Friends of John Duke

Ewing, Lora
1976-82 undated

Box 26: folder 664
F
1924-84 undated

Box 26: folder 665
Fairbank, Janet
undated

Box 26: folder 666
Falk, Robert B.
1951 1955

Box 26: folder 667
Finardi, Eloise Degenring
1949-62 undated

Box 26: folder 668
Flint Civic Opera
1960-61

Box 26: folder 669
Fortson, Mary Lillian
1968-84 undated

Box 26: folder 670
Frey, Frederick C.
1974-79

Box 26: folder 671
Friedberg, Ruth
1960-84 undated

Box 26: folder 672-673
G
1920-84 undated

Box 26: folder 674
Gauthier, Eva
1951-55 undated

Box 26: folder 675
Gephart, William
1959 1977

Box 26: folder 676
Gramm, Donald
1976-82 undated

Box 26: folder 677
Ha
1926-82 undated

Box 26: folder 678
Hanks, John
undated

Box 26: folder 679
Harrell, Mack
1945-52

Box 26: folder 680
Harriman, Jenny
1974-75

Box 26: folder 681
Hartford School of Music
1945

Box 26: folder 682
Hartt Musical Foundation
1953-61

Box 26: folder 683
He - Hol
1920-84 undated

Box 26: folder 684
Heatner, Carolyn
1982-84

Box 26: folder 685
Heritage (magazine)
1932 undated

Box 26: folder 686
Hillyer, Robert
1948-53

Box 26: folder 687
Holden, David and Margaret
1979-83

Box 26: folder 688
Hom - Hz
1926-84 undated

Box 26: folder 689
Hunt, William
1920-21

Box 26: folder 690
I - J
1920-84 undated

Box 26: folder 691
Jackson, Jessica
undated

Box 26: folder 692
Jenkins, Ben
1981 undated

Box 26: folder 693
Johnston, Donald W.
1949-59 undated

Box 26: folder 694
K
1925-84 undated

Box 27: folder 695
Kemper, Ruth
1920-21 1959

Box 27: folder 696
Kennedy, Steven
1948-58

Box 27: folder 697
King, Benjamin Gibner
1948-62 undated

Box 27: folder 698
Kraft, Marie Simmelink
1947-50

Box 27: folder 699
La - Le
1925-84 undated

Box 27: folder 700
Langstaff, John Meredith
1953-61

Box 27: folder 701
Latella, Lynne
1980-84

Box 27: folder 702
Leedy, (Charles) Denoe
1921-64 undated

Box 27: folder 703-704
Leslie, Grace
1950-78

Box 27: folder 705
Li - Lz
1924-84 undated

Box 27: folder 706
Lister-Sink, Barbara
1969-84 undated

Box 27: folder 701-710
Lubin, Ernest
1948-76

Box 27: folder 711
Mac/Mc
1920-84 undated

Box 27: folder 712
McCalmont, David, Margaret, and Virginia
1924-25 1979

Box 27: folder 713
MacLeish, Archibald
1939-54 undated

Box 27: folder 714
McManus , Don
1983

Box 27: folder 715
Ma
1921-81 undated

Box 27: folder 716
Marshall, Madeline (Mrs. Robert A. Simon)
1964-78 undated

Box 27: folder 717
Mason, Daniel Gregory
1920-50 undated

Box 27: folder 718
Mason and Hamlin Company
1920-31

Box 27: folder 719
Me - Mz
1920-80 undated

Box 27: folder 720
Milliette, Marie
1977 undated

Box 27: folder 721
Milnes, Sherrill
1979-83 undated

Box 27: folder 722
Mitchell, Hobart
1949-61 undated

Box 27: folder 723
The Music Fund
1928-29

Box 27: folder 724
Na - Ne
1925-83

Box 27: folder 725
National Association for American Composers and Conductors
1944-51

Box 27: folder 726
National Association of Teachers of Singing
1950-83 undated

Box 27: folder 727-728
National Music League
1925-26

Box 27: folder 729
Ni - No
1925-83

Box 28: folder 730
Nicholas, Louis
1950-83

Box 28: folder 731-734
Nickson, Richard
1982-84 undated

Box 28: folder 735-736
O
1928-84

Box 28: folder 737
Pa - Ph
1924-83 undated

Box 28: folder 738
Pacific Lyric Theatre
1973-80

Box 28: folder 739
Pazmor, Radiana
1956-70

Box 28: folder 740
Peabody Conservatory of Music
1928-69

Box 28: folder 741
Pepper, Max
1951-79

Box 28: folder 742
Phillips, Thomas and Ann
1959-72 undated

Box 28: folder 743
Pi - Q
1928-84 undated

Box 28: folder 744
Price, Nathan
1948-51 undated

Box 28: folder 745
General

See also: National Association of Teachers of Singing

Ra - Rh
1920-82 undated

Box 28: folder 746
Randolph, Harold
1921-26 undated

Box 28: folder 747
Raskin, Judith
1964-72 undated

Box 28: folder 748
Ranung, Karen
1979-84 undated

Box 28: folder 749-750
Rees, Gustave
1924-76

Box 28: folder 751
General

See also: Publications, Carl Fischer, Inc. Publications, G. Schirmer, Inc.

Reneau, Jerald
1973 undated

Box 28: folder 752
Ri - Ry
1927-83 undated

Box 28: folder 753
Rivers, Richard and Roberta
1955-79 undated

Box 28: folder 754
Ross, Gilbert and Gertrude
1942-83 undated

Box 28: folder 755
Sa - Se
1930-83 undated

Box 28: folder 756
Seagle, John
1950-84 undated

Box 28: folder 757-758
Sessions, Roger
1931-44 undated

Box 28: folder 759
Sh - Sk
1930-81 undated

Box 29: folder 760
Shaw, Leora
1964-79 undated

Box 29: folder 761
Shaw, Virginia
1949-55 undated

Box 29: folder 762
Siver, Ruth
1921-26 undated

Box 29: folder 763
S1 - Sp
1920-79 undated

Box 29: folder 764
Smith, Gerald
1951-74

Box 29: folder 765
Smith College
1923-82

Box 29: folder 766-767
Smith College Clubs
1928-32 1968

Box 29: folder 768
Snively, Susan
1971 1984

Box 29: folder 769
Spofford, Grace
1925 1953-57

Box 29: folder 770
St - Sz
1913-74 undated

Box 29: folder 771
Sturges, Karen Duke (daughter)
1944-78 undated

Box 29: folder 772
Sturges, Morgan (granddaughter)
1981-84 undated

Box 29: folder 773
Swarthout, Gladys
1948-49

Box 29: folder 774
T - Th
1928-84 undated

Box 29: folder 775
Tangeman, Nell
1948-61 undated

Box 29: folder 776
Tassie, Phalen
1952-57 undated

Box 29: folder 777
Thibault, Conrad
1965 1970

Box 29: folder 778
Ti - Tz
1925-79 undated

Box 29: folder 779
Trinity University
1953-56 undated

Box 29: folder 780
U - V
1951-84 undated

Box 29: folder 781
Van Doren, Mark
1964-72 n d.

Box 29: folder 782
Varick, Richard
1924-28

Box 29: folder 783
WBUR - WNYC
1946-64

Box 29: folder 784
Wa
1920-83 undated

Box 29: folder 785
We
1923-82 undated

Box 29: folder 786
Webb, Mary Ellen
1968-82 undated

Box 29: folder 787
Welch, Roy Dickinson
1930-43

Box 29: folder 788
Wells, Katherine Gladney
1959-75

Box 29: folder 789
Wh - Wi
1924-80 undated

Box 29: folder 790
Wo - Wz
1925-81 undated

Box 29: folder 791
Works Progress Administration
1939-40

Box 29: folder 792
Y
1921-84

Box 29: folder 793
Z
1952-84 undated

Box 29: folder 794
Unidentified
1929-83 undated

Box 29: folder 795-797
Drafts of outgoing letters
1977-84 undated

Box 30: folder 798-803
Publication



American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP): Correspondence
1947-84

Box 31: folder 804-806
ASCAP: performance records
1947-83

Box 31: folder 807-809
ASCAP: royalty statements
1972-84

Box 31: folder 810
Boosey and Hawkes
1947-84

Box 31: folder 811-814
General

See also: box 34

Boston Music Company
1969-77

Box 31: folder 815
General

See also: box 34

Elkan-Vogel Company, Inc.: correspondence
1942-65

Box 31: folder 816
Elkan-Yogel Company, Inc.: royalty statements
1948-69

Box 31: folder 817
General

See also: Theodore J. Presser Company, box 34

Carl Fischer, Inc.
1922-84

Box 31: folder 818-824
Mercury Music Corporation: correspondence and royalty statements
1950-60

Box 31: folder 825
Music Press, Inc.
1946-49

Box 31: folder 826
Theodore J. Presser Company/Elkan-Vogel Co., Inc.: correspondence and royalty statements
1973-84

Box 31: folder 827
Recital Publications: correspondence
1978-81 undated

Box 32: folder 828
R. D. Row Music Company: correspondence
1949-64

Box 32: folder 829-830
General

See also: box 34

G. Schirmer, Inc.: correspondence
1922-77

Box 32: folder 831-834
G. Schirmer, Inc.: royalty statements
1928-31

Box 32: folder 835-839
General

See also: box 34, 1946-84

Society of the Friends of John Duke: general
undated

Box 32: folder 840
Society of the Friends of John Duke: correspondence
1982-84

Box 32: folder 841-845
General

See also: General, Margarita Evans

Southern Music Publishing Company, Inc.: correspondence
1954-69

Box 32: folder 846-848
Peer-Southern Organization: correspondence
1971-83 See also: box 34

Box 32: folder 849-850
General

See also: box 3

Valley Music Press: royalty statements
1944-84

Box 32: folder 851
Miscellaneous music publishers: correspondence
1921-81

Box 32: folder 852
Miscellaneous publishers of poems: correspondence re text copyright
1945-81

Box 32: folder 853
Oversize



Copyright certificates
1944-77

Box 33: folder 854
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.: contracts
1948-80

Box 33: folder 855
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc.: royalty statements
1949-75

Box 33: folder 856
Boston Music Company: contracts
1969 1971

Box 33: folder 857
Boston Music Company: royalty statements
1970-82

Box 33: folder 858
Elkan-Yogel Company, Inc.: contracts
1945

Box 33: folder 859
Mercury Music Corporation: contract
1963

Box 33: folder 860
Music Press, Inc.: contracts
1947 1949

Box 33: folder 861
R. D. Row Music Company: contracts
1949-53

Box 33: folder 862
R. D. Row Music Company: royalty statements
1951 -77

Box 33: folder 863
G. Schirmer, Inc.: contracts
1922-70

Box 33: folder 864
Carl Fischer, Inc.: contracts
1947-74

Box 33: folder 865
Carl Fischer, Inc.: royalty statements
1949-83

Box 33: folder 866-867
Southern Music Company, Peer-Southern Org.: contracts
1955-79

Box 33: folder 868
Southern Music Company: royalty statements
1962-84

Box 33: folder 869-871
Series IV. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1916-1984


This series consists primarily of scrapbooks and concert programs which document Duke's career as a composer, teacher, and pianist. The scrapbooks contain reviews, publicity material, and programs for performances either by John duke or of John Duke's compositions. They are arranged chronologically, with the oversized scrapbooks in a separate sequence. The programs are primarily for performances by Duke or of Duke's compositions. They are arranged chronologically. Also included are programs of performances by piano students of John Duke. There is a small amount of printed material and correspondence related to some of John Duke's professional affiliations.

Scrapbooks



Programs, reviews, news clippings
1916-22

Box 34: folder 872
General

See also: scrapbooks - oversize

Programs
1923-26

Box 34: folder 873
Reviews of piano performances by John Duke
1921-36

Box 34: folder 874
Reviews and news clippings for "The Yankee Pedlar" and lecture-recitals on "6 Poems By Emily Bronte"
1962-75

Box 34: folder 875
Reviews and news clippings for "Captain Lovelock" and "The Sire de Maletroit"
1953-60

Box 34: folder 876
Scrapbooks - oversize



Reviews and news clippings
1916-75

Box 35: folder 877
Programs
1935-43

Box 35: folder 878
News clippings
1939-77

Box 35: folder 879
Programs and news clippings
1953-54

Box 35: folder 880
Programs and news clippings
1956 1962-67

Box 36: folder 881-882
Programs
1967-74

Box 36: folder 883
Programs
1975-80

Box 37: folder 884
Programs and news clippings
1980-83

Box 37: folder 885
Programs and news clippings
1983-84

Box 37: folder 886
The Philomel Club: booklet
1927-28

Box 38: folder 887
The William Billings Institute of American Music
1983?

Box 38: folder 888
Eva Gauthier Society for Living Song: correspondence, minutes, announcement, by-laws
1959-60

Box 38: folder 889
List of piano recitals and other solo performances given by John Duke at Smith College
1923-66

Box 38: folder 890
Programs



Performances by students of John Duke
1935-82

Box 38: folder 891
Performances by John Duke or of John Duke compositions
1931-54

Box 38: folder 892-907
Performances by students of John Duke
1935-82

Box 38: folder 891
Performances by John Duke or of John Duke compositions
1931-54

Box 38: folder 892-907
Performances by John Duke or of John Duke compositions
1955-84 n. d.

Box 39: folder 908-927
Series V. SPEAKING AND WRITING
1920-1984


This series consists primarily of texts of lectures, lecture-recitals, articles, and book manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted the folders in this section contain text and nothing else. Speaking consists of general addresses arranged by title, class lectures arranged by course title, and lecture-recitals arranged by title. Writing consists of articles and book manuscripts arranged by title plus scrapbooks and miscellaneous notes arranged chronologically.

Speaking



"The American Song"
undated

Box 40: folder 928
"Art and Intelligence," Cummington School of the Arts: outline
undated

Box 40: folder 929
"A Comparison of Post-Impressionist Music and Post-Impressionist Painting": notes
undated

Box 40: folder 930
"A Composer Looks at Contemporary American Song Literature," National Association of Teachers of Singing
n d.

Box 40: folder 931
Remarks at memorial service for Oliver Larkin
1971

Box 40: folder 932
"What is a Song?" San Antonio
1956

Box 40: folder 933
Miscellaneous
1961

Box 40: folder 934
Class Lectures



Art 34b summer school, "The Arts Today"
undated

Box 40
"The Arts and the Intellect.


Box 40: folder 935-936
"Contemporary Music and Democracy"


Box 40: folder 937
"The Problem of the Universal in Contemporary Art"


Box 40: folder 938
"Professionalism in the Arts Today or Art as Big Business"


Box 40: folder 939
"The Contemporary Composer and His Public"


Box 40: folder 940
"Is Music Abstract?"


Box 40: folder 941
University extension course, "The History of Technical Theory in Piano Playing"
1931

Box 40: folder 942
Music 313, "The Literature of the Pianoforte": syllabus
undated

Box 40: folder 943
Lecture-Recitals



"Emily Bronte in Poetry and Song," text by John and Dorothy Duke
1975-76

Box 40
Introduction


Box 40: folder 944
Commentary on Emily Bronte


Box 40: folder 945
Complete script
1975 May 6

Box 40: folder 946
Complete script, later version
undated

Box 40: folder 947
Commentary on poems
undated

Box 40: folder 948
Schubert
undated

Box 40: folder 949
Songs in English
undated

Box 40: folder 950
Writing



"Art and the Glory of God": ms.
undated

Box 40: folder 951
"A Kinaesthetic Approach to Piano Technic": typescript
undated

Box 40: folder 952
"The Legato Principle
1931 Sep 20

Box 40: folder 953
"Louis Moreau Gottschalk
1968 Mar 4

Box 40: folder 954
"Music and the English Language," Motive
1953 Feb

Box 40: folder 955
Miscellaneous
1934 1968

Box 40: folder 956
"The Nature and Significance of Song," National Association of Teachers of Singing Bulletin
1984 Jan-Feb

Box 40: folder 957
The Nature of the Pianist's Gift
undated

Box 40
Proposal


Box 40: folder 958
Introduction, Preface


Box 40: folder 959
Chapter I, "The Basic Problem Defined"


Box 40: folder 960
Chapter II, "Physiological Mechanics"


Box 40: folder 961
Chapter III, "The Quality of Movement


Box 40: folder 962-963
Chapter IV, "From Theory to
undated

Box 40: folder 964
"Some Reflections on the Art of Song in English," The American Music Teacher
1976 Feb-Mar undated

Box 41: folder 965
"Technic and Rhythm: An Essay on the Psychological Problems of Piano Playing"



Typescript
undated

Box 41: folder 966
Manuscript, draft 1
undated

Box 41: folder 967-968
Manuscript, draft 2
undated

Box 41: folder 969-970
Scrapbook
1920-26

Box 41: folder 971
Scrapbook of reviews and columns written for the Daily Hampshire Gazette
1925-35

Box 41: folder 972
Journal and scrapbook
1930

Box 41: folder 973
Miscellaneous notes
undated

Box 41: folder 974
Series VI. RECORDINGS
1939-1984


This series consists primarily of private recordings of Duke's compositions and performances. It is divided into two sections: Tapes and Discs. The recordings are filed according to the six categories designated by John Duke: Songs, Choral Works, Symphonic Works, Dramatic Works, Solo Pieces and Chamber Music, and Miscellaneous. Recordings which do not include John Duke compositions have been placed with the miscellaneous works. Tapes have been divided into two categories: Reel-to-Reel and Cassette. The items in this series have been listed according to available information.

Tapes: Reel-to-Reel



Songs, miscellaneous


Box 42
Smith College Music Department (2 tapes)
1983 Jan

Box 42
Pupils of Grace Donovan
n. d.

Box 42
Adrienne Auerswald and Robert Miller
1974 Sep 22

Box 42
Adrienne Auerswald and John Duke
1973 Apr 5

Box 42
Oscar McCullough
1965

Box 42
Richard Rivers and John Duke
n. d.

Box 42
John Hanks and John Duke
1963 Nov 5

Box 42
Jon Humphrey and Calliope Shenas
1973 Apr 5

Box 42
Carol Bogard and John Duke (2 tapes)
n. d.

Box 42
Master class at American University
1978 Nov 6

Box 42
Lynn Meyers and John Duke (Part 1 of 2)
1965 Nov 7

Box 42
Seagle Colony
1954 Aug

Box 42
Rod Gisick
1974 Oct 9

Box 42
Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Don Boothman, and John Duke
1978 Nov 5

Box 42
"The Performing Voice," WFCR radio (2 tapes)
1967 Mar 29

Box 42
Natina Bryan, Adrienne Auerswald, and John Duke
n. d.

Box 42
Oren Brown Seminar
1974 Aug 13

Box 42
Jon Humphrey and Fernande Kaeser
undated

Box 42
Lynn Meyers and John Duke
undated

Box 42
WNYC Festival of American Music, Dorothy Stahl and John Duke
1957 Feb 17

Box 42
Marjorie McClung
ca.1960 Dec 19

Box 42
Frederick Frey
1975 Feb 15

Box 42
Richard Rivers, Claudia Bray, John Hanks, and John Duke
1963 Nov 5

Box 42
Richard Rivers and John Duke
1970 Apr 15

Box 42
Richard Rivers and John Duke
1963 Nov 8

Box 42
Patricia Scheuer
1983 Nov 4

Box 42
Oren Brown Seminar, John and Gretchen D'Armand
1972 Aug 10

Box 42
Phyllis Paige and John Duke (3 tapes)
1980 Aug

Box 42
Jon Humphrey and Fernande Kaiser, "3 Chinese Love Lyrics"
n d.

Box 42
Lynn Meyers and John Duke, "4 Chinese Love Lyrics" (Part 2 of 2)
1965 Nov 7

Box 42
Phyllis Paige, n3 songs in Praise of Death"; "String Quartet No. 28"
undated

Box 42
Lauralyn Kolb and John Duke, "Good Morning!"
1974 Apr 29

Box 42
Deborah Noorefield, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1977 Feb 15

Box 43
Adrienne Auerewald and John Duke, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
undated

Box 43
Adrienne Auerswald and Robert Miller, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1969 Oct 19

Box 43
Jenny Harriman and Patty Applegate, "Mignon Songs"
1974 Nov 21

Box 43
John D'Armand and Dwight Peltzer, "The Ballad of Jiminy Trout"
undated

Box 43
Dorothy Stahl, Louise Rood, and John Duke, "3 sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay"
1959 Oct 23

Box 43
Jenny Harriman and Patty Applegate, "Mignon Songs"
1975 Jan 27

Box 43
Barbara Staropoli and Richard Wolfe, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1974 Jan 27

Box 43
Linda Kipps and Robert Fisher, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1977 May 9

Box 43
Marilee Skidmore and John Metz, "6 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1976 Jan 30

Box 43
Barbara Lister-Sink, "4 poems by Emily Dickinson"
1976 Oct 3

Box 43
Phalen Tassie, 4 songs
1956 May 29

Box 43
Lynn Meyers, John D'Armand, "Stopping by Woods and 3 Epitaphs"
undated

Box 43
Marilee Skidmore, "From the Sea"
1981? Jun 26

Box 43
Don Boothman and Russell Woolen, 4 songs
1970 Apr 6

Box 43
Jeanette Hubert and Constance LaSalle, "3 poems by Mary Lillian Fortson."
1971 May 2

Box 43
Choral Works



"0 Sing Unto the Lord a New Song," Smith College Glee Club
1955 Jun 4

Box 43
"A Christmas Hymn," Hampshire Choral Society
ca.1973 Dec 9

Box 43
0, Sing Unto the Lord a New Song
1955 Jan 3

Box 43
Symphonic Works



"Concerto for Piano and Strings," Robert Miller
1967 Apr 9

Box 43
Dramatic Works



"Captain Lovelock," Pacific Lyric Theatre
1980 Sep

Box 43
"The Sire de Maletroit," Seagle Colony
undated

Box 43
"The Sire de Maletroit," WNYC Festival
1959 Feb 21

Box 43
"The Yankee Pedlar," Seagle Colony (2 tapes)
1962 Aug 17

Box 43
"The Yankee Pedlar," AMCOP (4 tapes)
1964 Apr 25

Box 43
Solo Pieces and Chamber Music



"Suite for Viola Alone", Louise Rood (2 tapes)
undated

Box 43
"Fantasy in A" for violin and piano, Phillipp Naegele and John Duke (2 performances)
1965

Box 43
"Narrative" for viola and piano, Ernst and Lory Wallfisch
ca.1975 Dec 14

Box 43
Cello and piano piece (unidentified)
n. d.

Box 43
Trios
1965 Nov

Box 43
"Trio in D-major," Smith College
1966 Jan 16

Box 43
"Trio in D-major," Phillipp Naegele, William Schultz, and John Duke
undated

Box 43
Miscellaneous



WBUR Composer 7 S Forum
n. d.

Box 43
Retirement Party
1967 May 20

Box 44
Piano Performances by John Duke



Schubert, Bizet, Moussorgsky, Bach, Couperin (2 tapes)
1965 Sep 26

Box 44
Ravel, Couperin, Scarlatti
n. d.

Box 44
Alvin Etler Sonata
n. d.

Box 44
Chopin program ( 2 tapes)
n. d.

Box 44
Beethoven op. 110 sonata
1964 Feb 23

Box 44
Mendelssohn piano concerto with the Smith-Amherst orchestra
n. d.

Box 44
Tapes: Cassettes



Songs



Don Boothman
undated

Box 44
Anne Cotton, Barbara Hardgrave, John Duke
1982 Oct 5

Box 44
Ann Zibelman, 6 songs
undated

Box 44
Susan Whitenack
1978 Apr 9

Box 44
Raren Ranung Studio
1984 Apr 28

Box 44
John Duke Concert
1983 Jan 28

Box 44
Unidentified
1984 Sept 8

Box 44
Karen Ranung Studio, song recital and "Captain Lovelock"
1980

Box 44
Song recital, Sage Hall
1980 Aug 21

Box 44
Karen Ranung Studio
1982 Mar 27

Box 44
Karen Ranung and John Duke
1982 Apr 24

Box 44
Patricia Kennedy and Doris Drew
1978 Apr 21

Box 44
Festival, Pierce Memorial Chapel (2 tapes)
1983 May 26

Box 44
Celebration, Ball State University
1983 Nov 4

Box 44
D'Anna Fortunato
n. d.

Box 44
Songs and String Quartet
ca.1982 Dec 1

Box 44
Shirley Westwood and Kenneth Griffiths
1984 Oct 26

Box 44
Cheryl Boyd-Waddell, "4 poems of Emily Dickinson"
1984 May 17

Box 44
Karen Smith, "4 Chinese Love Lyrics"
undated

Box 44
Choral Works



"O, Sing Unto the Lord a New Song," Smith College
1980 Apr 20

Box 44
Dramatic Works



"Captain Lovelock" rehearsal, Pacific Lyric Theatre
undated

Box 44
Miscellaneous



Shirley Westwood recital (no Duke on program)
1980 1981

Box 44
Del-Louise Moyer recital (no Duke on program)
n. d.

Box 44
"Love Among the Ruins," Faculty Show
1952

Box 44
Sarah Bloxham concert (no Duke on program)
1982 Jul 17

Box 44
Out But Not Down Club meeting, talk about faculty shows by Duke
1982 May 10

Box 44
Mary Lillian Fortson senior piano recital (student of Duke)
1983 Nov 29

Box 44
Miscellaneous chamber music (no Duke works)
n. d.

Box 44
Tapes: Discs



Songs



No. 18-20, 23, "2 songs for Baritone, "Trio in G major"; WNYC Composers Forum (10 sides)
1939 Sep 14

Box 45
No. 7, 9, 11, 17, performed by Benjamin DeLoache (multiple copies)
undated

Box 45
No. 38, 47 performed by Nathan Price and Edna Phillips (2 sides)
ca.1949 Dec 14

Box 45
Symphonic Works



"Concerto for Piano and Strings," WQXR (5 sides)
1944 Oct 29

Box 45
Solo Pieces and Chamber Music



"Suite for Viola Alone" performed by Louise Rood (2 sides)
undated

Box 45
"Rondo in B~ for piano by John Duke; "Waltz in A-flat" by Frederic Chopin, performed by John Duke
1939 Sep 30

Box 45
"Aria for Cello Alone," "Chinese Opera" by Otto Luening performed at Yaddo (2 sides)
undated

Box 45
"Melody in E-flat" for cello and piano performed by Marion DeRonde and John Duke, "Rondo in B" for piano performed by John Duke (2 sides--2 copies)
undated

Box 45
"Trio" (4 sides)
undated

Box 45
General

See also: songs above

"String Quartet" performed by the Smith College String Quartet (4 sides)
undated

Box 45
Miscellaneous



"Love Among the Ruins," Faculty Show (2 sides)
1952

Box 45
"Sonata for Piano and Violin" by Elliott Griffis, WNYG Composers Forum (5 sides)
undated

Box 45

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