Series 1: Correspondence, 1904-1963
Scope and Contents note
Letters to John Alden Carpenter, Rue Winterbotham Carpenter and Genevieve (Ginny) Carpenter Hill from a range of persons involved in music, theater and the arts; one folder of copies of letters written by Carpenter himself regarding his compositions and one folder of correspondence with his music publisher, G. Schirmer, Inc. Among the correspondents are John Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt, Marcel Duchamp, Percy Grainger, George Herriman, Langston Hughes, Serge Koussevitsky, Fernand Leger, Vachel Lindsay, John McCormack, Gerald Murphy, Sir William Nicholson, Eugene Ormandy, Artur Rodzinski, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Philip Sousa, Adlai Stevenson, Igor Stravinsky, George Szell, Alice B. Toklas, Louis Untermeyer, Walter Bruno and Thornton Wilder.
- Creation: 1904-1963
- From the Collection: Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The John Alden Carpenter papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum, and items in each folder will be counted before and after delivery to the patron (Priority I).
Letters to all three Carpenters arranged alphabetically by correspondent.