NYPL Annual Report 10 NYPL  
Gifts valued at $1,000 and more, from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010



Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Science, Industry & Business Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

The Henry W. and
Albert A. Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

Jack Kerouac. Collection of correspondence comprising 32 published, signed letters, with major portions of numerous unpublished letters, and two published, signed postcards to John Clellon Holmes, 1949–1969.
Gift of Alfred Hirsch, East Haven, Connecticut.

Dorot Jewish Division
Yossi Stern. 100 original line drawings and an original hand-painted dust jacket executed in a hardcover edition of the Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse, edited by Irving Howe, Ruth Wisse, and Chone Shmeruk, New York: Viking, 1987. The project was commissioned by Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek as a gift for Leonard Bernstein and presented to him on a visit to the city.
Gift of Jamie Bernstein, Alexander Bernstein, and Nina Bernstein Simmons.

Manuscripts & Archives Division
New York Foundation Records. The 120 feet of records span 1909 to 2000 and include founding documents, minutes, agenda books, and other administrative files. The bulk of the material consists of grant files, which include applications, reports, correspondence, and other material related to the activities of the Foundation’s grantees. In this regard, the collection documents the work of the New York Foundation and its broad range of grantees.
Gift of the New York Foundation.


The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
Wallach Division of Art, Prints,
and Photographs

Frédéric Brenner. 60 gelatin silver prints from Diaspora: Homelands in Exile, 1980s–1990s.
Gift of Gary Davis.

Louis Faurer. Four gelatin silver prints: “Globe Theater, New York, N.Y., 1950” (printed 1981); “14th Street/Horn and Hardart, New York City, 1947” (printed c. 1981); “Barnum & Bailey Dressing Rooms, New York City, 1950” (printed 1981); and “San Gennaro Festival, New York City, N.Y., 1950” (printed 1981).
Gift of Howard and Ellen Greenberg.

Henry Ries. “Berlin Portraits.” 57 exhibition prints taken 1976–80.
Gift of Wanda Ries.

Ed Ruscha. Text by Jack Kerouac. On the Road. Leather-bound book comprising 228 pages, signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 350 and presented in a slipcase, 2009.
Gift of Donald B. Marron.

Emilio Sanchez Collection. Approximately 300 sketches in ink and colored pencil executed on the backs of the artist’s correspondence from the 1970s.
Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.

The NYPL for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Music Division
George Antheil. “Fourth Piano Sonata.” Holographic manuscript, 1948. First performed in Carnegie Hall on November 23, 1948, by Frederick Marvin.
Gift of Frederick Marvin.

Two photographs of the House of David music ensemble and baseball team, 1921.
Gift of Claire Weintraub.

Collection of material by songwriter Harry Ruby and theater owner and producer Gerard Oestreicher. The collection includes sheet music and original manuscripts belonging to Ruby, as well as typescripts, scrapbooks, sheet music, and correspondence belonging to Oestricher concerning productions, including Annie and Milk and Honey.
Gift of Laurence Lowenstein.

Howard Shanet Collection. 185 manuscripts and scores containing holographic notes by the American composer Howard Shanet. The collection also includes photographs and correspondence from notable personalities, including Rudolf Bing, Aaron Copland, Jackie Gleason, Olga Koussevitzky, Erich Leinsdorf, and Leopold Stokowski.
Gift of Bernice Shanet.

Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Hume Cronyn Collection. One linear foot of open-reel audiotape documenting theater performances of Hume Cronyn (1911–2003), Jessica Tandy, and other performers from the 1940s onward, including private recordings documenting original Broadway cast rehearsals of A Streetcar Named Desire (1948).
Gift of Susan Cooper Cronyn.

Georgia Gibbs Gervaski Collection. Collection comprises eight linear feet of lacquer discs, open-reel audiotape, compact cassettes, and moving-image materials documenting the career of singer Georgia Gibbs (1919–2006).
Gift of the estate of Georgia Gibbs Gervasi.

Jazz at Lincoln Center 2009–2010 seasons. Two seasons of live concerts, 50 digital audio tapes.
Gift of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Scott Schechter Collection. A collection of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli materials, including eight linear feet of open-reel audiotape, LPs, compact discs, and moving-image material collected or created by the late Scott Schechter (1963–2009), author and biographer of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli and producer of Liza Minnelli recordings.
Gift of Rene Klein and Russell Klein.

WNYC–David Randolph Recordings. Six linear feet of open-reel audiotape documenting the career of conductor David Randolph (1914–2010) and the performances he led by the Masterwork Chorus from the 1950s through the 1980s, including many well-known renditions of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall.
Gift of WNYC.


Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Collection of Sergei Denham Archives. This collection of manuscript and music materials documents the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and includes research notes for a biography of Denham.
Gift of Irina Pabst.

Joe Eula Collection of Costume Designs. Thirty drawings in ink, watercolor, and crayon.
Gift of Joe Eula.

Eleo Pomare Collection. Collection of photographs documenting Pomare’s career in dance.
Gift of Eleo Pomare.

Billy Rose Theatre Division
The New York Shakespeare Festival Archives. 200 linear feet of additional archives covering the Festival's productions 1993–2008. Productions represented include: Take Me Out, Caroline or Change, On the Town (revival), Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, and Angels in America.
Gift of The New York Shakespeare Festival.

Constance Ripley Costume Designs. These designs by 1930s artist Constance Ripley are from the Howard Dietz/Arthur Schwartz musical Revenge with Music.
Gift of Connie Budelus.

Stanley Stark Collection. 50 drawings by Stark of New York City theaters, past and present, commissioned by Playbill for the publication and by noted New York City theater historian Mary Henderson.
Gift of Stanley Stark.

The Martin Worman Gay Theater Archives. Archives of the playwright, director, actor, and lyricist, including research notes, scripts, memorabilia, taped oral histories, and transcriptions.
Gift of Robert Croonquist.

Roland Young Collection. Collection of the personal scrapbooks, including sketches and drawings, of the British actor Roland Young.
Gift of the estate of Roland Young.

The Aviva Slesin Collection of Research and Production Materials for The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table. Collection includes interview recordings, ephemera, and rare photographs used to create the Oscar-winning documentary.
Gift of Aviva Slesin.

Science, Industry & Business Library

Elliot Zupnick Collection. This collection of notable books in economics and related fields from the library of the late Elliot Zupnick, a professor at Columbia University, complements and completes major areas in the Library's economics holdings.
Gift of Judith Zupnick.


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Thomas R. Jones Papers. The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, speeches, campaign literature, and two scrapbooks for the Unity Democratic Club established by Jones and an interracial group of community activists in 1959. In addition, there are manuscript drafts, research files, and notes for a book Jones was writing on the economic history of Bedford-Stuyvesant. There are also transcriptions of oral history interviews Jones made for projects on Robert F. Kennedy, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and Brooklyn politics.
Gift of David Jones.


Tom Feelings Collection. The collection consists of professional papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials covering nearly four decades of Feelings's artistic career (1968–2003).



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