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Helen McGraw Collection

Abstract

Title:
Helen McGraw Collection
Author/Creator:
McGraw, Helen
Collection number:
0
Size:
13.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1922-1978
Inclusive dates:
1883-2002
Collection Area:
International Piano Archives at Maryland
Repository:
International Piano Archives, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD 20742, Tel: 301.405.9224, Email: godowsky@umd.edu
Abstract:

Helen McGraw (a.k.a. Helen McGraw Chambers) (1905-1999) was a piano performer, music educator and composer. She performed solo piano pieces and ensemble works at a variety of places, including at Peabody Conservatory of Music, the National Gallery of Art, and the Phillips Gallery, she was known for performing unfamiliar pieces. McGraw also taught piano lessons at the Eastman School of Music and American University in Washington, DC, among other places, composed various piano works, vocal pieces, and pieces for chamber ensembles, and was active in many musical organizations, including the Friday Morning Music Club and the Baltimore Music Club. The collection contains journal entries, artwork, programs, reviews, articles, correspondence, photographs, scores, publicity flyers, recordings, books, and biographical materials related to McGraws career, her involvement in organizations, and her close relationships, including her relationships with her husband, Robert Chambers, her mom, her performing colleague, Kay Rickett, and her friends, Mary Howe and Esther Ballou.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Helen McGraw Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/24316
Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Summary: Helen McGraw was born in the Washington D.C. suburbs on December 23, 1905. She won the Walter W. Naumburg Musical Foundation competition (1930), which launched her as a professional pianist. Helen coached in chamber music with Jacques Gordon, the Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, and she collaborated with Gordon in concerts. Helen's programs included many unfamiliar works, and she often played first local performances. Helen McGraw died September 18, 1999.

Full History: Helen McGraw was born in the Washington D.C. suburbs, where she grew up as one of four children of middle-class parents of British origins, on December 23, 1905. As a child, she gained local attention for her playing of the violin and piano. The family recognized her talents, but never realized her full possibilities, so it was some time before she was presented for admission to the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Peabody gave her a scholarship which she held until she graduated in 1930 with its highest honor, the Artists Diploma.

Her teacher was Alexander Sklarevski, a refugee from Communist Russia, and at one time the head of a music conservatory in Czarist Russia. He had formerly worked and socialized with many of the great composers and performers and had become familiar with a wide repertoire. The year of her graduation in 1930, Helen McGraw won the Walter W. Naumburg Musical Foundation competition, which launched her professionally with a New York concert.

McGraw also spent a year in Europe playing in London, Paris and other musical centers. She participated in Master Classes of renowned concert pianist Alfred Cortot and pursued studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. Helen coached in chamber music with Jacques Gordon, the Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, and she collaborated with Gordon in concerts. Helen McGraw broadened her programs to include many unfamiliar works. She often played first local performances, and always tried to make the new pieces understandable and easy to enjoy. Helen McGraw passed away September 18, 1999.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Helen McGraw Collection covers the period from 1883 to 2002; the bulk of the materials date from 1922 to 1978. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including journal entries, artwork, programs, reviews, articles, correspondence, photographs, scores, publicity flyers, recordings, books, and biographical materials related to McGraws performing and composing careers, her involvement in music organizations, and her personal life, including her work with the Gordon String Quartet, with violinist Kay Rickert, and with pianists Alfred Cortot and Alexander Sklarevski.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Received from Mike Miller, February 13th, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by:

This collection was processed by Elizabeth Mason.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Elizabeth J. Mason, March 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Subject Files: McGraw, 1922-2001, and Undated (0.75 Linear Feet)

This series contains materials from Helen McGraws journal, as well as materials about her music career, her marriage to Robert Chambers, photographs of McGraw, and materials related to McGraws hobbies, including her travels and her artwork. Materials are arranged chronologically by date.

Subseries 1.1: Helen McGraw Journal and Biography, 1933-1999, and Undated

This subseries contains entries from Helen McGraws personal journal and biographical materials on McGraw.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biography, 1936-1999, and Undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 1
Journal, 1933-1944series 1.1box 1folder 2

Subseries 1.2: Music Activities and Career, 1924-2001, and Undated

This subseries contains materials related to McGraws music career, including her studies at Peabody Conservatory, her teaching activities and compositions, her involvement in music activities, including her performances at the Friday Morning Music Club, and her receipt of the Naumburg Music award.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Peabody Conservatory, 1924-1990, and Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 3
Naumburg Music Contest, 1930-1939series 1.2box 1folder 4
Memberships -- Music and Others, 1923-1999, and Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 5
Teaching Activities, 1939-1981, and Undatedseries 1.2box 1folder 6
McGraw as Composer, 1963-2001series 1.2box 1folder 7

Subseries 1.3: Marriage, 1922-1990

This subseries contains articles about McGraws marriage to Robert Chambers and entries from Chamberss journal.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Marriage to Robert Chambers, 1928series 1.3box 1folder 8
Journal of Robert Chambers, 1922-1990series 1.3box 1folder 9

Subseries 1.4: Miscellaneous Subject Files--McGraw, 1927-1984, and Undated

This subseries contains materials related to McGraws travels, her artwork, photographs of McGraw, and other materials related to McGraws life, including checks, party invitations, and library cards.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Overseas Travel, 1929-1932series 1.4box 1folder 10
McGraw -- Photos, 1927-1933, and Undatedseries 1.4box 1folder 11
Art, 1951-1958series 1.4box 1folder 12
Miscellaneous/Unidentified, 1926-1984, and Undatedseries 1.4box 1folder 13

Series 2: Performance Files, 1923-1991, and Undated (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains concert programs, reviews, and articles related to McGraws recitals, her piano solos, her piano accompaniment performances, and her chamber ensemble performances at various places, including Peabody Conservatory of Music, the National Gallery of Art, NYCs Town Hall, Duke University, and the Friends Meeting House in Sandy Spring, MD. It also contains a scrapbook of concert programs and reviews. Materials are arranged chronologically by performance date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Scrapbook, 1926-1991, and Undated series 2box 1folder 14
Lebanon Valley College, 1923 series 2box 2folder 1
Lebanon Valley College, 1924 series 2box 2folder 2
Engle Hall -- Lebanon Valley College Conservatory of Music, 1924 series 2box 2folder 3
Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1924 series 2box 2folder 4
Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1925 series 2box 2folder 5
Peabody Conservatory of Music -- Soloist, 1926 series 2box 2folder 6
Peabody Conservatory of Music -- Recital, 1926 series 2box 2folder 7
St. Olaf's Lutheran Church -- With Nils Falkman, 1927 series 2box 2folder 8
Peabody Conservatory -- Recital, 1927 series 2box 2folder 9
Peabody Conservatory -- Piano Solos, 1927 series 2box 2folder 10
Arts Club of Washington, 1928 series 2box 2folder 11
Phi Beta Alumni Club, 1928 series 2box 2folder 12
Peabody Conservatory, 1928 series 2box 2folder 13
Peabody Conservatory -- Piano Solos, 1929 series 2box 2folder 14
Peabody Conservatory -- Recital, 1929 series 2box 2folder 15
The Arts Club of Washington, 1930 series 2box 2folder 16
Peabody Conservatory Recitals, 1930 series 2box 2folder 17
Peabody Conservatory Recitals, 1930 series 2box 2folder 18
Peabody Conservatory of Music -- Piano Solo, 1930 series 2box 2folder 19
Baltimore, MD Recital, 1930 series 2box 2folder 20
Matinee Musical Club of York, 1930 series 2box 2folder 21
Town Hall, NYC, 1931 series 2box 2folder 22
Salle des Fates de lHotel de Ville, 1932 series 2box 2folder 23
Salle Chopin -- Pleyel, 1932 series 2box 2folder 24
American Students Atelier Reunions, 1932 series 2box 2folder 25
Salle de lEglise Americaine France, 1932 series 2box 2folder 26
Grotrian Hall, 1932 series 2box 2folder 27
Hill Music Hall -- University of North Carolina, 1933 series 2box 2folder 28
State Teachers' College -- Farmsville, VA, 1933 series 2box 2folder 29
Carlton Hall, 1933 series 2box 2folder 30
617 W. Gaston St., Greensboro, NC, 1933 series 2box 2folder 31
Cadoa Hall, 1933 series 2box 2folder 32
Odell Memorial, 1934 series 2box 2folder 33
Alabama -- Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Moble Montgomery -- With Ottokar Cadek (Violin)/Harold Cadek (Cello), 1934 series 2box 2folder 34
Birmingham Civic Symphony Orchestra, 1934 series 2box 2folder 35
North Carolina Symphony -- Lamar Stringfield -- City Memorial Auditorium, 1935 series 2box 2folder 36
State Teachers' College, 1936 series 2box 2folder 37
Page Auditorium -- Duke University, 1936 series 2box 2folder 38
Willard Hotel, 1936 series 2box 2folder 39
Town Hall, NYC, 1936 series 2box 2folder 40
Arts Club -- Hood College, 1937 series 2box 2folder 41
Graham Memorial, 1937 series 2box 2folder 42
Black Mountain College, 1937 series 2box 2folder 43
Woman's Club, 1938 series 2box 2folder 44
Blacksburg Music Club, 1939 series 2box 2folder 45
Pierce Hall -- Washington, DC -- Recital, 1939 series 2box 2folder 46
Greenwich House Music School, 1939 series 2box 2folder 47
Pierce Hall -- Washington, DC -- With Kay Rickert (Violin), 1939 series 2box 2folder 48
Middlebury College -- With Edwin Sherrard (Violin), 1940 series 2box 3folder 1
Middlebury College -- With Kay Rickert (Violin), 1940 series 2box 3folder 2
Arts Club of Washington, 1940 series 2box 3folder 3
2310 S. Street, Washington, DC, 1940 series 2box 3folder 4
Marion Civic Entertainment, 1941 series 2box 3folder 5
Arts Club of Washington, 1942 series 2box 3folder 6
National Gallery of Art, 1943 series 2box 3folder 7
Arts Club of Washington, 1943 series 2box 3folder 8
The Baltimore Music Club -- The Belvedere, 1944 series 2box 3folder 9
National Gallery of Art -- With Kay Rickert (Violin), 1944 series 2box 3folder 10
National Gallery of Art -- With Jacques Gordon (Violin), 1944 series 2box 3folder 11
National Gallery of Art -- Recital, 1/1945 series 2box 3folder 12
Hill Music Hall -- University of North Carolina, 1945 series 2box 3folder 13
National Gallery of Art -- Recital, 3/1945 series 2box 3folder 14
National Gallery of Art, 1946 series 2box 3folder 15
Music Mountain -- With Gordon String Quartet, 1946 series 2box 3folder 16
National Gallery of Art, 1947 series 2box 3folder 17
Monday Musicales, 1948 series 2box 3folder 18
East 39th Street, Baltimore, MD -- Recital, 1948 series 2box 3folder 19
Hill Music Auditorium, 1948 series 2box 3folder 20
National Gallery of Art, 1948 series 2box 3folder 21
Women's Club of Chevy Chase, MD, 1948 series 2box 3folder 22
Phillips Gallery, 1949 series 2box 3folder 23
Hill Music Hall, 1950 series 2box 3folder 24
National Gallery of Art, 1950 series 2box 3folder 25
Hamilton Street Club, 1951 series 2box 3folder 26
Duke University, 1951 series 2box 3folder 27
Phillips Gallery, 1951 series 2box 3folder 28
Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, 1951 series 2box 3folder 29
Hood College Recital, 2/7/1952 series 2box 3folder 30
Longwood College, 1952 series 2box 3folder 31
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1952 series 2box 3folder 32
Hood College Recital, 2/28/1952 series 2box 3folder 33
National Gallery of Art, 1952 series 2box 3folder 34
National Gallery of Art, 1953 series 2box 3folder 35
Rockville Musicales -- Piano Solos, 1955 series 2box 3folder 36
Rockville Musicales -- With Mary de Vermand (Piano) and Harriet de Vermand (Bassoon), 1955 series 2box 3folder 37
Phillips Gallery -- Recital, 1955 series 2box 3folder 38
Phillips Gallery -- With Monroe Levin (Piano), 1955 series 2box 3folder 39
Graham Memorial, 1957 series 2box 3folder 40
National Gallery of Art, 1957 series 2box 3folder 41
Ascension Chapel, 1957 series 2box 3folder 42
Ascension Chapel, 1957 series 2box 3folder 43
McGraw's Home, 1958 series 2box 3folder 44
Phillips Gallery, 1958 series 2box 3folder 45
Ascension Chapel -- With Esther Williamson Ballou (Piano), 1959 series 2box 3folder 46
John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 1961 series 2box 3folder 47
John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 1963 series 2box 3folder 48
John Wesley Powell Auditorium, 1965 series 2box 3folder 49
Barker Hall -- Y.W.C.A., 1971 series 2box 3folder 50
Friends House -- Sandy Spring, MD, 1974 series 2box 3folder 51
Friends House -- Sandy Spring, MD, 1976 series 2box 3folder 52
Barker Hall -- Y.W.C.A., 1976 series 2box 3folder 53
Friends House, 1978 series 2box 3folder 54
Friends House, 1979 series 2box 3folder 55
Jewish Community Center, 1985 series 2box 3folder 56
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, Undated series 2box 3folder 57
Various Articles/Reviews, 1932-1989, and Undated series 2box 3folder 58
Publicity, 1930-1940, and Undated series 2box 3folder 59

Series 3: Correspondence, 1922-1985, and Undated (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains both personal and professional letters and postcards to and from various ensembles, music organizations, colleges, conservatories, family, friends, and acquaintances, including correspondence with Helens mother, her brother, Bill McGraw, her friend, Esther Ballou, and her husband, Robert Chambers. The correspondence includes rehearsal arrangements and reminders, Christmas and Easter wishes, correspondence about travels and committee memberships, and congratulatory remarks about concerts, among other subjects. Materials are arranged chronologically by year.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1922 series 3box 4folder 1
Correspondence, 1923 series 3box 4folder 2
Correspondence, 1924 series 3box 4folder 3
Correspondence, 1926 series 3box 4folder 4
Correspondence, 1927 series 3box 4folder 5
Correspondence, 1928 series 3box 4folder 6
Correspondence, 1929 series 3box 4folder 7
Correspondence, 1931 series 3box 4folder 8
Correspondence, 1932 series 3box 4folder 9
Correspondence, 1932 series 3box 4folder 10
Correspondence, 1933 series 3box 4folder 11
Correspondence, 1934 series 3box 4folder 12
Correspondence, 1935 series 3box 4folder 13
Correspondence, 1936 series 3box 4folder 14
Correspondence, 1937 series 3box 4folder 15
Correspondence, 1938 series 3box 5folder 1
Correspondence, 1939 series 3box 5folder 2
Correspondence, 1940 series 3box 5folder 3
Correspondence, 1941 series 3box 5folder 4
Correspondence, 1942 series 3box 5folder 5
Correspondence, 1943 series 3box 5folder 6
Correspondence, 1944 series 3box 5folder 7
Correspondence, 1945 series 3box 5folder 8
Correspondence, 1946 series 3box 5folder 9
Correspondence, 1947 series 3box 5folder 10
Correspondence, 1948 series 3box 5folder 11
Correspondence, 1949 series 3box 5folder 12
Correspondence, 1950 series 3box 5folder 13
Correspondence, 1951 series 3box 5folder 14
Correspondence, 1952 series 3box 5folder 15
Correspondence, 1953 series 3box 5folder 16
Correspondence, 1954 series 3box 5folder 17
Corrrespondence, 1955 series 3box 5folder 18
Correspondence, 1956 series 3box 5folder 19
Correspondence, 1957 series 3box 5folder 20
Correspondence, 1958 series 3box 5folder 21
Correspondence, 1959 series 3box 5folder 22
Correspondence, 1960 series 3box 5folder 23
Correspondence, 1961 series 3box 5folder 24
Correspondence, 1962 series 3box 5folder 25
Correspondence, 1963 series 3box 5folder 26
Correspondence, 1964 series 3box 5folder 27
Correspondence, 1966 series 3box 5folder 28
Correspondence, 1967 series 3box 5folder 29
Correspondence, 1968 series 3box 5folder 30
Correspondence, 1974 series 3box 5folder 31
Correspondence, 1975 series 3box 5folder 32
Correspondence, 1976 series 3box 5folder 33
Correspondence, 1977 series 3box 5folder 34
Correspondence, 1978 series 3box 5folder 35
Correspondence, 1982 series 3box 5folder 36
Correspondence, 1983 series 3box 5folder 37
Correspondence, 1985 series 3box 5folder 38
Correspondence -- Unidentified Date, 1965, and Undated series 3box 5folder 39
Correspondence -- Unidentified Date, 1936-1937, and Undated series 3box 5folder 40

Series 4: Subject Files: Miscellaneous, 1913-2002, and Undated (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains concert programs, letters, and photographs related to McGraws friends, classmates, students, teachers, and colleagues, including Esther Ballou, Alfred Cortot, Robert Chambers, Ignace Jan Paderewski, and Alexander Slarevski. It also contains miscellaneous concert programs related to orchestras that McGraw likes, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and miscellaneous publicity flyers related to others. Materials are arranged alphabetically by persons last name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Music Center, 1946 series 4box 6folder 1
Association of American Colleges, 1937-1939 series 4box 6folder 2
Richard Bales, Undated series 4box 6folder 3
Esther Ballou, 1936-1976, and Undated series 4box 6folder 4
Baltimore Music Club, 1934-1943 series 4box 6folder 5
Harper Barnes, 1935 series 4box 6folder 6
Harold Bauer, 1924-1930 series 4box 6folder 7
Bethlehem Steel Company, 1932-1939, and Undated series 4box 6folder 8
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, 1934, and Undated series 4box 6folder 9
Alexander Brailowsky, 1929-1930 series 4box 6folder 10
Bureau of Musical Research, 1952, and Undated series 4box 6folder 11
Ottokar Cadek/Cadek String Quartet, 1934, and Undated series 4box 6folder 12
Carolina Pines, Incorporated, 1933 series 4box 6folder 13
Robert Chambers, 1922-1951, and Undated series 4box 6folder 14
Shura Cherkassky, 1923 series 4box 6folder 15
Civic Entertainment Group, 1939 series 4box 6folder 16
Columbia University, 1937-1946 series 4box 6folder 17
Conrad, Austin, 1922-1927 series 4box 6folder 18
Cortot, Alfred, 1913-1933 series 4box 6folder 19
Paul Creston, 1946 series 4box 6folder 20
Davidson College, 1939 series 4box 6folder 21
Elizabeth Distler, 1936, and Undated series 4box 6folder 22
Helen Dower, 1945 series 4box 6folder 23
Duke University -- Y.M.C.A., 1936 series 4box 6folder 24
John Erskine, 1928-1929 series 4box 6folder 25
Rose Lee Finney, 1946-1949 series 4box 6folder 26
Virgil Fox, Undated series 4box 6folder 27
Friday Morning Music Club, 1961-1968 series 4box 6folder 28
Friends Meeting House, 1979 series 4box 6folder 29
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1926-1927 series 4box 6folder 30
Gieseking, Walter, 1927 series 4box 6folder 31
Jacques Gordon/Gordon String Quartet, 1938-1985, and Undated series 4box 6folder 32
Edward Haines, 1949 series 4box 6folder 33
Charles Haubriel, 1942 series 4box 6folder 34
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, DC, 1988 series 4box 6folder 35
Hess, Myra, 1925 series 4box 6folder 36
Hofmann, 1922 series 4box 6folder 37
Hood College, 1951-1952 series 4box 6folder 38
Horowitz, 1928 series 4box 6folder 39
Mary Howe, 1936-1937, and Undated series 4box 6folder 40
Ernest Hutcheson, 1922-1936 series 4box 6folder 41
IPAM/Helen McGraw Collection, 1993-1999, and Undated series 4box 6folder 42
Hunter Johnson, 1949 series 4box 6folder 43
Berenece Kazounoff, 1945-1946 series 4box 6folder 44
Hans Kindler -- National Symphony Orchestra, 1936-1937 series 4box 6folder 45
Vera Lampe, 1958 series 4box 6folder 46
Jane Lea, 1976 series 4box 6folder 47
Library of Congress, 1984-1985 series 4box 6folder 48
Lubinsky, 1931 series 4box 6folder 49
Fritz Magg, 1985 series 4box 6folder 50
Marion College -- Mississippi, 1936, and Undated series 4box 6folder 51
Edward B. Marks Corporation, 1948 series 4box 6folder 52
Massetos, William, 1967 series 4box 6folder 53
McGill String Quartet, Undated series 4box 6folder 54
Medtner, Nicholas, 1925 series 4box 6folder 55
Mike Miller, 2002 series 4box 6folder 56
Monticello College, 1940, and Undated series 4box 6folder 57
Music Teachers' National Association, Inc., 1952, and Undated series 4box 6folder 58
Musical Courier, 1937-1938 series 4box 6folder 59
Nicholas Nabokov--Missing, Undated series 4box 6folder 60
Alice Nagle, 1976 series 4box 6folder 61
National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1986 series 4box 6folder 62
National Music League, 1936, and Undated series 4box 6folder 63
Walter Naumburg, 1936-1939 series 4box 6folder 64
New York University, 1936-1945 series 4box 6folder 65
North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, 1933-1954 series 4box 6folder 66
Guiomar Novaes, 1940 series 4box 6folder 67
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1923-1932 series 4box 7folder 1
Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1926 series 4box 7folder 2
Perry, Sir Edward Baxter, Undated series 4box 7folder 3
Phillips Gallery, 1949-1958 series 4box 7folder 4
Pamela Preston, 1971-1986, and Undated series 4box 7folder 5
Rachmaninoff, 1922-1930 series 4box 7folder 6
D.B. Richards, 1953 series 4box 7folder 7
Kay Rickert, Undated series 4box 7folder 8
Georges Ryken, Undated series 4box 7folder 9
Olga Samaroff, 1924 series 4box 7folder 10
Serkin/Adolf Busch, 1939 series 4box 7folder 11
Shenandoah College/Conservatory of Music, 1951 series 4box 7folder 12
Sklarevski, Alexander, 1924-1964, and Undated series 4box 7folder 13
Lee Sowerby, 1946 series 4box 7folder 14
St. Johns College, 1942, and Undated series 4box 7folder 15
Sallie Stainback, 1936, and Undated series 4box 7folder 16
Paul Stassevitch, 1936 series 4box 7folder 17
State Teachers College -- Fredericksburg, VA, 1936-1937 series 4box 7folder 18
Everett Stevens, Undated series 4box 7folder 19
Reginald Stewart -- Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1944 series 4box 7folder 20
Strauss, Richard, 1921 series 4box 7folder 21
Margaret Tolson, 1953-1958, and Undated series 4box 7folder 22
Mrs. Lawrence Townsend, 1937, and Undated series 4box 7folder 23
University of North Carolina, 1937 series 4box 7folder 24
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Undated series 4box 7folder 25
Dorsey Whittington, 1934, and Undated series 4box 7folder 26
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, 1921-1923 series 4box 7folder 27
Miscellaneous Concert Programs -- Including Philadelphia Orchestra/Stotowski, 1924 series 4box 7folder 28
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, 1925 series 4box 7folder 29
Miscellaneous Concert Programs -- Including Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, N.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-1927 series 4box 7folder 30
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, 1928 series 4box 7folder 31
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, 1929 series 4box 7folder 32
Miscellaneous Concert Programs -- Including Felix Salmond and The Philharmonic Symphony (N.Y.)/Toscanini, 1930-1932 series 4box 7folder 33
Miscellaneous Concert Programs, 1937-1985 series 4box 7folder 34
Miscellaneous -- Publicity, Undated series 4box 7folder 35

Series 5: Scores, 1883-1992, and Undated (6.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains published scores and manuscripts by both McGraw and other composers, including manuscripts of McGraws piano works, her vocal pieces, and sketches of her compositions. It also includes published scores and manuscripts by both well-known composers and friends of McGraw. Materials are arranged alphabetically by composers last name.

Subseries 5.1: Published Scores, 1883-1992, and Undated (6.00 Linear Feet)

This subseries contains published scores of pieces for piano solo, piano trios, piano and vocal duets, and concertos for piano and orchestra that McGraw has played by well-known composers such as Aaron Copland, Claude Debussy, and Maurice Ravel, as well as published scores of pieces by lesser-known composers like Vincent Perischetti and Edward MacDowell.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Isidor Achron -- Suite Grotesque for the Piano, 1943series 5.1box 8folder 1
I. Albeniz -- Album of Eight Pieces for the Pianoforte, 1914series 5.1box 8folder 2
I. Albeniz -- Iberia (Complete Suite), 1936series 5.1box 8folder 3
I. Albeniz -- Navarra, 1912series 5.1box 8folder 4
George Antheil -- Second Sonata, 1931series 5.1box 8folder 5
Erno Balogh -- Pastorale at Dawn, 1947series 5.1box 8folder 6
Samuel Barber -- Sonata for Piano, 1950series 5.1box 8folder 7
Bela Bartók -- From the Diary of a Fly, 1940series 5.1box 8folder 8
Bela Bartók -- Two Elegies, 1950series 5.1box 8folder 9
Bela Bartók -- Sonate for Piano -- Boosey & Hawkes, 1939series 5.1box 8folder 10
Stanley Bate -- Sonatina No. 8 for Piano Solo, 1945series 5.1box 8folder 11
Bauer, Harold -- Cadenza for Beethovens Concerto in C Minor -- Oliver Ditson Company, 1929series 5.1box 8folder 12
William Bergsma -- Three Fantasies for Piano Solo, 1945series 5.1box 8folder 13
Leonard Bernstein -- Seven Anniversaries, 1944series 5.1box 8folder 14
Paul Bowles -- El Bejuco, 1943series 5.1box 8folder 15
Ernest Bloch -- Five Sketches in Sepia, 1924series 5.1box 8folder 16
Ernest Bloch -- Quintet for Piano and Strings, 1924series 5.1box 8folder 17
Johannes Brahms -- Trio in B for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano, 1927series 5.1box 8folder 18
Johannes Brahms -- Trio in B for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano, 1927series 5.1box 8folder 19
Frank Bridge -- Three Sketches for Piano, 1915series 5.1box 9folder 1
Carpenter, John Alden -- Sonata for Violin and Piano -- Schirmer--Score and Part, 1913series 5.1box 9folder 2
Theodore Chandler -- Three Short Pieces for Piano, 1939series 5.1box 9folder 3
Theodore Chandler -- Toccata for Piano, 1947series 5.1box 9folder 4
Abraham Chasins -- 2 Pieces, 1925series 5.1box 9folder 5
Chopin, Frédéric -- 8 Waltzes arranged for piano 4 hands by August Horn -- Peters, Undatedseries 5.1box 9folder 6
Contemporary Composers -- Collectione Moderne for the Piano, 1936series 5.1box 9folder 7
Aaron Copland -- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra -- Cos Cobb Press--2 Piano Score, 1929series 5.1box 9folder 8
Aaron Copland -- El Salon Mexico, 1941series 5.1box 9folder 9
Aaron Copland -- Four Piano Blues, 1949series 5.1box 9folder 10
Aaron Copland -- Our Town, 1945series 5.1box 9folder 11
Aaron Copland -- Passacaglia Pour Piano, 1922series 5.1box 9folder 12
Daniel-Lesur -- Ballade Pour Piano, 1950series 5.1box 9folder 13
Daniel-Lesur -- Pavane Pour Piano, 1939series 5.1box 9folder 14
Claude Debussy -- Masterpieces -- Selected Compositions for Piano Solo, 1935series 5.1box 9folder 15
Claude Debussy -- Golliwogg's Cake-Walk -- Extrait de la Suite "Children's Corner", 1908series 5.1box 9folder 16
Claude Debussy -- Oeuvres pour le Piano, 1904series 5.1box 9folder 17
Claude Debussy -- Jardins sous le Pluie, 1903series 5.1box 9folder 18
Claude Debussy -- Jardins sous le Pluie, 1903series 5.1box 9folder 19
Claude Debussy -- Douze Etudes pour le Piano, 1916series 5.1box 9folder 20
Claude Debussy -- Douze Etudes pour le Piano, 1916series 5.1box 9folder 21
Claude Debussy -- Images, 1905series 5.1box 9folder 22
Claude Debussy -- Images, 1905series 5.1box 9folder 23
Claude Debussy -- L'Isle Joyeuse, 1904series 5.1box 9folder 24
Claude Debussy -- Pour le Piano -- Prelude, Sarabande, Toccata, 1901series 5.1box 9folder 25
Claude Debussy -- La Danse de Puck, 1910series 5.1box 9folder 26
Claude Debussy -- Compositions and Transcriptions for Piano, 1912series 5.1box 9folder 27
David Diamond -- Sonatina for Piano, 1947series 5.1box 10folder 1
Ernõ von Dohnányi -- Quintet in C Minor, Undatedseries 5.1box 10folder 2
Ernõ von Dohnányi -- Rhapsodie--F# Minor, 1920series 5.1box 10folder 3
Ernõ von Dohnányi -- Sonata, Op. 21, 1941series 5.1box 10folder 4
Manuel de Falla -- L'Amour Sorcier, 1921series 5.1box 10folder 5
Manuel de Falla -- Danse Rituelle du Feu, 1921series 5.1box 10folder 6
Manuel de Falla -- Pieces Espagnoles, 1909series 5.1box 10folder 7
Gabriel Fauré -- Fourth Baracolle, 1906series 5.1box 10folder 8
Gabriel Fauré -- Quartet No. 1 in C MinorOp. 15 -- For Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, 1956series 5.1box 10folder 9
Jean Français -- Cinq Portraits de Jeunes Filles, 1937series 5.1box 10folder 10
Ross Lee Finney -- Piano Sonata No. 3 in E, 1945series 5.1box 10folder 11
Lukas Foss -- Compositions for the Piano, 1938series 5.1box 10folder 12
Anis Fuleihan -- Dancing, 1940series 5.1box 10folder 13
Anis Fuleihan -- Cypriana -- Five Pieces for the Piano, 1943series 5.1box 10folder 14
Anis Fuleihan -- Twilight Mood, 1940series 5.1box 10folder 15
German, Edward -- Merrie England; Four Dances -- Chappell & Co, 1902series 5.1box 10folder 16
German, Edward -- Nell Gwynn; Three Dances -- Chappell & Co, 1900series 5.1box 10folder 17
George Gershwin -- Preludes for Piano, 1927series 5.1box 10folder 18
George Gershwin -- Rhapsody in Blue, 1925series 5.1box 10folder 19
Gliere, Rheinhold -- Prelude, Op. 43, No. 1 -- Moscow State Music Publishers, 1933series 5.1box 10folder 20
Goloubev, Eugene -- Rapsodie de lOukraine -- Moscow--State Music Publishers, 1937series 5.1box 10folder 21
Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- Souvenir de Porto Rico -- (Marche des Gibaros) for Piano, 1947series 5.1box 11folder 1
Grainger, Percy -- Paraphrase on Tchaikovskys "Flower Waltz" -- Schott, 1916series 5.1box 11folder 2
Edvard Grieg -- Larger Piano Compositions, 1908series 5.1box 11folder 3
Charles T. Griffes -- The Night Winds, 1915series 5.1box 11folder 4
Camargo Guarnieri -- Ficaras Sosinha, 1947series 5.1box 11folder 5
Camargo Guarnieri -- The Little Horse with the Broken Leg, 1944series 5.1box 11folder 6
Camargo Guarnieri -- Lundu, 1947series 5.1box 11folder 7
Camargo Guarnieri -- Maria Lucia, 1947series 5.1box 11folder 8
Camargo Guarnieri -- Sonatina No. 3 (In the G-Clef), 1945series 5.1box 11folder 9
Hadley, Henry -- Concertino for Piano and Orchestra -- C.C. Birchard & Co.--2-Piano Score, 1937series 5.1box 11folder 10
Charles Haubiel -- Noche en Espana, 1938series 5.1box 11folder 11
Charles Haubiel -- Snow Flakes -- In Miniatures, 1938series 5.1box 11folder 12
Haydn, Joseph -- Sonatas, Vol. II (Kohler, Roitzsch, editors) -- Peters, Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 13
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 20/4 -- Arranged for Piano Four-Hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 14
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 20/5 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 15
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 20/6 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 16
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 33/2 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 17
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 50/4 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 18
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 50/6 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 19
Haydn, Joseph -- String Quartet, Op. 76/2 -- Arranged for piano 4 hands (Hofmeister), Undatedseries 5.1box 11folder 20
Paul Hindemith -- Sonatas for Piano, 1936series 5.1box 11folder 21
A. Honegger -- Prelude, Arioso, Fughette -- Sur le nom de Bach, 1933series 5.1box 11folder 22
Alan Hovhaness -- Mihr for Two Pianos -- Imitating an Orchestra of Kanoons, 1946series 5.1box 11folder 23
Mary Howe -- Berceuse, 1925series 5.1box 11folder 24
Mary Howe -- Nocturne, 1925series 5.1box 11folder 25
Mary Howe -- Stars, Whimsy, 1938series 5.1box 11folder 26
Charles Ives -- Second Pianoforte Sonata -- "Concord, Mass.: 1840-1860", 1947series 5.1box 12folder 1
Hunter Johnson -- Piano Sonata, 1948series 5.1box 12folder 2
Andre Jolivet -- Mana -- 6 Pieces Pour Piano, 1946series 5.1box 12folder 3
Andre Jolivet -- Sonate Pour Piano, 1951series 5.1box 12folder 4
Dmitri Kabalevsky -- Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, 1946series 5.1box 12folder 5
Dmitri Kabalevsky -- Sonatina in C MajorOp. 13, No. 1, 1945series 5.1box 12folder 6
Dmitri Kabalevsky -- "Youth" Concerto No. 3--Op. 50, 1915series 5.1box 12folder 7
Kent Kennan -- Quintet for Piano and Strings, 1940series 5.1box 12folder 8
Khatchaturian, Aram -- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra -- Am-Rus Music--2-Piano Score, 1936series 5.1box 12folder 9
Wadim Kotchetoff -- Trio pour Violon, Violoncello, et Piano, Op. 6, Undatedseries 5.1box 12folder 10
Gail Kubik -- Sonatina for Piano, 1942series 5.1box 12folder 11
Mark Lawner -- Cocktail Hour -- Suite for Piano, 1949series 5.1box 12folder 12
Ernesto Lecuona -- Malaguena -- From the Spanish Suite, "Andalucia", 1929series 5.1box 12folder 13
Dai-Keong Lee -- Three Preludes for Piano, 1924series 5.1box 12folder 14
Ch. M. Loeffler -- Partita, 1937series 5.1box 12folder 15
Edward MacDowell -- Hexentanz -- Witches' Dance, Undatedseries 5.1box 13folder 1
Edward MacDowell -- Sea Pieces, 1898series 5.1box 13folder 2
Edward MacDowell -- Sonata Tragica, Op. 45, 1922series 5.1box 13folder 3
Edward MacDowell -- 3rd Sonata, 1900series 5.1box 13folder 4
Edward MacDowell -- Zweite moderne Suite, Op. 14 -- Breitkopf & Hartel, 1883series 5.1box 13folder 5
Bohuslav Martinu -- Les Ritournelles, 1933series 5.1box 13folder 6
Bohuslav Martinu -- Sonata No. 2, 1944series 5.1box 13folder 7
Daniel Gregory Mason -- Three Preludes, 1943series 5.1box 13folder 8
Jacques de Menasce -- Petite Suite Pour Piano, 1952series 5.1box 13folder 9
Oliver Messaien -- Preludes, 1930series 5.1box 13folder 10
John Mokrejs -- Valick, 1931series 5.1box 13folder 11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Concerto in D Minor for the Pianoforte, 1929series 5.1box 13folder 12
Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, and Carl Ruggles -- New Music, 1947series 5.1box 13folder 13
Paul Nordoff -- Variationen Uber Einen Schuhplatter -- Variations on a Bavarian Dance, 1935series 5.1box 13folder 14
Willson Osborne -- Sonatina for the Piano, 1948series 5.1box 13folder 15
Robert Palmer -- Three Preludes, 1943series 5.1box 13folder 16
J.E. Pedriera -- Plenitude -- Nocturne, 1948series 5.1box 13folder 17
Vincent Perischetti -- Fifth Piano Sonata, Op. 37, 1941series 5.1box 13folder 18
Vincent Persichetti -- Piano Sonatine Nos. 1-3, 1943series 5.1box 13folder 19
Vincent Persichetti -- Poems for Piano, 1947series 5.1box 13folder 20
Vincent Persichetti -- Poems for Piano, 1947series 5.1box 13folder 21
Vincent Persichetti -- Third Piano Sonata, 1945series 5.1box 13folder 22
Vincent Persichetti -- Variations for an Album, 1947series 5.1box 13folder 23
Contemporary Composers of the U.S.S.R. -- Piano Music of New Russia, 1943series 5.1box 13folder 24
Walter Piston -- Concertino for Pianoforte and Chamber Orchestra, 1939series 5.1box 13folder 25
Walter Piston -- Passacaglia, 1943series 5.1box 13folder 26
Walter Piston -- Trio for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano, 1938series 5.1box 13folder 27
Poulenc, Francis -- Sonate pour Violon et Piano -- Eschig--Score and Part, 1944series 5.1box 14folder 1
John Powell -- Rhapsodie Negre, 1922series 5.1box 14folder 2
Sergei Prokofiev -- Allemande, Op. 12, Undatedseries 5.1box 14folder 3
Sergei Prokofiev -- Gavotte, Op. 12, 1934series 5.1box 14folder 4
Sergei Prokofiev -- Marche de l'Opera, Op. 33, 1922series 5.1box 14folder 5
Sergei Prokofiev -- Shorter Piano Works -- Dover, 1992series 5.1box 14folder 6
Purcell, Henry -- Original Works for the Harpsichord, Vols. 1, 2, 4 -- J & W Chester, Undatedseries 5.1box 14folder 7
Sergei Rachmaninoff -- Prelude in G., Op. 32, 1915series 5.1box 14folder 8
Maurice Ravel -- Album of Selected Compositions for Piano Solo, 1930-1943series 5.1box 14folder 9
Maurice Ravel -- Gaspard de la Nuit -- 3 Poemes Pour Piano, 1908series 5.1box 14folder 10
Maurice Ravel -- Jeux d'Eau -- Frolic of the Waters (Boston: The B.F. Wood Music Company), 1906series 5.1box 14folder 11
Maurice Ravel -- Jeux d'Eau -- The Fountain (New York: G. Schirmer), 1907series 5.1box 14folder 12
Maurice Ravel -- Menuet Antique, 1908series 5.1box 14folder 13
Maurice Ravel -- Miroirs, No. V, 1906series 5.1box 14folder 14
Maurice Ravel -- Pavane -- (Pour une infante defunte), 1912series 5.1box 14folder 15
Maurice Ravel -- Sonatine, 1905series 5.1box 14folder 16
Maurice Ravel -- Le Tombeau de Couperin, 1918series 5.1box 14folder 17
Maurice Ravel -- Le Tombeau de Couperin -- Toccata, 1918series 5.1box 14folder 18
Riegger, Wallingford -- Finale from the "New Dance" -- Arrow Music Press, Undatedseries 5.1box 14folder 19
Riegger, Wallingford -- Four Tone Pictures, 1939series 5.1box 14folder 20
Riegger, Wallingford -- New and Old -- Twelve Pieces for the Piano, 1947series 5.1box 14folder 21
Respighi, Ottorino -- Piano Concerto -- Bote & Bock--2 Piano Score--Incomplete, 1926series 5.1box 14folder 22
Anton Rubenstien -- Sonata in D Major, Op. 18, 1902series 5.1box 14folder 23
Hilton Rufty -- Hobby-on-the-Green, 1931series 5.1box 14folder 24
Carl Ruggles -- Evocations -- Four Chants for Piano, 1956series 5.1box 15folder 1
Saint-Saens, Camille -- Cadenza to Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 -- Schirmer, 1920series 5.1box 15folder 2
Saint-Saens, Camille -- Caprice on the Airs de Ballet from Glucks "Alceste" -- Schirmer, 1920series 5.1box 15folder 3
Schoenberg, Arnold -- Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11 -- Universal, 1910series 5.1box 15folder 4
Scarlatti, Domenico -- Capriccio -- Arranged by Tausig (Schirmer), 1901series 5.1box 15folder 5
Scarlatti, Domenico -- Sonata in F Major -- Schirmer, 1901series 5.1box 15folder 6
Joseph Schillinger -- Five Pieces, Op. 12, 1947series 5.1box 15folder 7
William Schuman -- Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra, 1943series 5.1box 15folder 8
William Schuman -- Three-Score Set, 1943series 5.1box 15folder 9
Schumann, Robert -- Fantasiestucke, Op. 12, Nos. 1-4 -- Enoch & Sons, Undatedseries 5.1box 15folder 10
Scott, Cyril -- Danse Negre, Op. 58, No. 5, 1908series 5.1box 15folder 11
Scott, Cyril -- Impromptu, Op. 41 -- Elkin & Co., 1904series 5.1box 15folder 12
Scott, Cyril -- Pierette -- Elkin & Co, 1912series 5.1box 15folder 13
A. Scriabine -- Concerto, Op. 20, 1898series 5.1box 15folder 14
Dmitri Shostakovich -- Quintet, Op. 57, 1941series 5.1box 15folder 15
Dmitri Shostakovich -- 3 Fantastic Dances, 1942series 5.1box 15folder 16
Smith, David Stanley -- Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 51 -- Schirmer--Score and Parts, 1924series 5.1box 15folder 17
Enrique Solares -- Estudio en Forma de Marcha -- Study in March Form, 1947series 5.1box 15folder 18
Lee Sowerby -- Suite for Piano Florida, 1939series 5.1box 15folder 19
Lee Sowerby -- Sonata, 1929series 5.1box 15folder 20
Lee Sowerby -- Toccata, 1942series 5.1box 15folder 21
Igor Stravinsky -- Quatre Études, 1925series 5.1box 15folder 22
Alexandre Tansman -- Intermezzi for Piano, 1944series 5.1box 15folder 23
Alexandre Tansman -- Three Ballads for Piano, 1942series 5.1box 15folder 24
Ernst Toch -- Drei Klavierstucke, 1925series 5.1box 16folder 1
Joaquin Turina -- Miniaturas, 1930series 5.1box 16folder 2
Joaquin Turina -- Trois Danses Andalouses, 1913series 5.1box 16folder 3
Godfrey Turner -- Pianoforte Sonata No. 1, 1946series 5.1box 16folder 4
Hector Villa-Lobos -- Prole do Bebe, No. 2 -- La Famille du Bebe--Baby's Family, 1927series 5.1box 16folder 5
Serge Wassilenko -- Trio, 1935series 5.1box 16folder 6
Anton von Webern -- Kinderstuck, 1967series 5.1box 16folder 7
Various Pieces -- Brahms, Bach, Debussy, Tomojiro Ikenouchi, Rosario Scalero, 1911, and Undatedseries 5.1box 16folder 8

Subseries 5.2: Manuscripts--McGraw--Piano Works, 1958-1966, and Undated

This subseries contains manuscripts of McGraws piano compositions. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
A Fairy Tale, 1966series 5.2box 16folder 9
A Shepherd's Complaint, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 10
Boat Song, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 11
Capriccio, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 12
Choral Fantasy, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 13
Cartege to a Hero, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 14
Far Away Bells, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 15
4ths and 5ths, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 16
Improvisation, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 17
Impromptu, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 18
Invitation, 1962series 5.2box 16folder 19
Nocturne, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 20
Polka, 1962series 5.2box 16folder 21
Serenade, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 22
Sonata, Op. 1, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 23
Sonata No. 1, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 24
Sonata No. 1, Undatedseries 5.2box 16folder 25
Spring Bird, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 1
Variations -- On an Original Theme, 1958series 5.2box 17folder 2
Whimsey, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 3
Untitled Sketches, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 4
Untitled Sketches, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 5
Untitled Sketches, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 6
Untitled Sketches, Undatedseries 5.2box 17folder 7

Subseries 5.3: Manuscripts--McGraw--Vocal, Chamber, Sketchbooks, 1960-1961, and Undated

This subseries contains manuscripts of McGraws vocal pieces, sketchbooks of pieces that McGraw composed, and a manuscript of a chamber quartet that McGraw composed. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Assault -- Words From Second April -- Music By Helen McGraw, 1961-1962series 5.3box 17folder 8
Branch by Branch, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 9
Branch by Branch, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 10
Distressed Mind, Forbear, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 11
Lullaby, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 12
Plea -- Words by Hansi Chambers -- Music by Helen McGraw, 1960series 5.3box 17folder 13
Untitled Vocal Piece on Railroad Tracks -- Allegro Assai, 1961series 5.3box 17folder 14
Quartet -- Quasi Fantasie, Op. 3, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 15
Sketches, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16
Original Themes and Sketches by Helen McGraw, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 1.0
Untitled Sketchbook, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 2.0
Saraband Sketchbook by Helen McGraw, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 3.0
Spring Birds--Sketch, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 4.0
Untitled Sketchbook, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 5.0
Polka--Sketch, Undatedseries 5.3box 17folder 16item 6.0
Sketches, Undatedseries 5.3box 18folder 1
Choral Fantasie Berceuse Sketchbook, Undatedseries 5.3box 18folder 1item 1.0
Untitled Sketchbook, Undatedseries 5.3box 18folder 1item 2.0
Improvisation--Sketch, Undatedseries 5.3box 18folder 1item 3.0

Subseries 5.4: Manuscripts--Other Composers, 1937-1978, and Undated

This subseries contains manuscripts of pieces by other composers that McGraw has played and manuscripts of pieces that other composers have given as gifts to McGraw, including manuscripts of pieces by her friends Esther Baillou and Alexander Sklarevski.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Mary Howe -- Sonata in D for Violin and Piano, 1937series 5.4box 13folder 4
Mary Howe -- Sonata in D for Violin and Piano, 1937series 5.4box 13folder 5
Homer Keller -- Sonatina for Piano No. 2, 1947series 5.4box 13folder 6
Robert McBride -- Fine Thought -- For violin and piano, score, manuscript, Undatedseries 5.4box 13folder 7
Robert McBride -- Violin-Piano Sonata, "Depression" -- Score and part, Manuscript, Undatedseries 5.4box 13folder 8
Manuscripts -- Other Composers -- P-R, 1942-1948, and Undatedseries 5.4box 13folder 9
Alexander Sklarevski -- Petite Valse for Piano, Undatedseries 5.4box 13folder 10
Manuscripts -- Other Composers -- S-Z, 1952, and Undatedseries 5.4box 13folder 11
Manuscripts -- Other Composers -- A-G, 1945-1978, and Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2
Claude Almand: Sonata No. 1, Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2item 1.0
Esther Ballou: Beguine, 1951-1957, and Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2item 2.0
Esther Ballou: Beguine, 1951-1957, and Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2item 3.0
Esther Ballou: Sonata for Two Pianos, No. 2, 1958series 5.4box 18folder 2item 4.0
Esther Ballou: Sonata for Two Pianos, No. 2, 1958series 5.4box 18folder 2item 5.0
Esther Ballou: Sonata for Two Pianos, No. 2, 1958series 5.4box 18folder 2item 6.0
Esther Ballou: Sonata for Two Pianos, No. 2, 1958series 5.4box 18folder 2item 7.0
Louis Cheslock: Sonatina for Piano, 1978, and Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2item 8.0
Paul Creston: Sonata for Piano, Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 2item 9.0
Ross Lee Finney: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Major, 1945series 5.4box 18folder 2item 10.0
Louis Gereneway -- Sonata for Piano Solo, Undatedseries 5.4box 18folder 3

Series 6: Miscellaneous, 1899-1988, and Undated (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series contains books about music that McGraw has read, theater programs of performances that McGraw has attended, and recordings of her performances and interviews. Materials are arranged by date.

Subseries 6.1: Books and Theater Programs, 1921-1945, and Undated

This subseries contains books about music that McGraw has read and theater programs of peformances she has attended, including a book by Cortot on French music.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Theater Programs, 1921-1932, and Undatedseries 6.1box 19folder 1
La Musique Française de Piano -- By Alfred Cortot, 1932series 6.1box 19folder 2
Early Fiction and Music Books, 1899-1943series 6.1box 19folder 3
Huneker, J. Mezzotints in Modern Music: Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Richard Strauss, Liszt, and Wagner. Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons., 1899series 6.1box 19folder 3item 1.0
Joseffy, R. Old Fogy: His Musical Opinions and Grotesques. Publisher: Theodore Presser, Co., 1913series 6.1box 19folder 3item 2.0
Draper, M. Music at Midnight. Publisher: Harper & Brothers., 1929series 6.1box 19folder 3item 3.0
Berezowsky, A. Duet with Nicky. Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company., 1943series 6.1box 19folder 3item 4.0
Miscellaneous Music Books, 1927-1987series 6.1box 19folder 4

Subseries 6.2: Recordings, 1899-1988, and Undated

This subseries contains cassettes, CDs, LPs, and disc records of McGraws performances and interviews for her biography, including orchestra concerts, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals at the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Gallery, and early wire recordings. Materials are arranged chronologically by recording date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Cassette Tapes, CDs, and LPs, 1940s-1988series 6.2box 19folder 5
Early Wire Recordings with Kay Rickert, violin. Respighi: Violin and Piano Sonata, Dohnanyi: Violin and Piano Sonata, Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonata in G Major (cassette)., 1940sseries 6.2box 19folder 5item 1.0
National Gallery of Art Performance (Master Compact Disc), 1945series 6.2box 19folder 5item 2.0
Unknown PerformanceMcGraw (Master Tape), 1945series 6.2box 19folder 5item 3.0
Helen McGraw (from Wire Recordings): Ravel, ShostakovichPolka, StraussStandche, SchubertEarl King, Aaron CoplandCowboys, ScriabinPoem, ProkofievSonata No. 2, BachJesu Joy of Mans Desiring (Cassette), 1949series 6.2box 19folder 5item 4.0
Early Wire Recordings, with Kay Rickert, violin. Respighi: Violin and Piano Sonata, Dohnanyi: Violin and Piano Sonata, Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonata in G Major (cassette), Circa 1950series 6.2box 19folder 5item 5.0
Chamber Music Recorded from Wire Tapes: Pieces by Leo Sowerby?, Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano, Beethoven Quartet (Cassette), Circa 1950series 6.2box 19folder 5item 6.0
National Gallery of Art recital. Barber: Sonata, Op. 26, Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 81a, Granados: Playera, Villa Lobos: The Little Witch Doll (1st compact disc)., 3/2/1952series 6.2box 19folder 5item 7.0
National Gallery of Art recital. Barber: Sonata, Op. 26, Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 81a, Granados: Playera, Villa Lobos: The Little Witch Doll (2nd compact disc)., 3/2/1952series 6.2box 19folder 5item 8.0
Gallery OrchestraConducted by Richard BalesHelen McGraw, Piano (Cassette), 1953series 6.2box 19folder 5item 9.0
National Gallery of Art recital. Bach: Partita in E Minor, Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 101, Ravel: Oiseaux tristes, Prokofieff: Sonata No. 6, Griffes: White Peacock (compact disc)., 2/17/1957series 6.2box 19folder 5item 10.0
Phillips Gallery Concert recital. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, Haydn: Andante & Variations, Ester Ballou: Piano Sonata (1954) (cassette)., 11/2/1958series 6.2box 19folder 5item 11.0
Phillips Gallery Concert recital. Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, Haydn: Andante & Variations, Ester Ballou: Piano Sonata (1954) (cassette)., 11/2/1958series 6.2box 19folder 5item 12.0
Pieces composed and played by Helen McGraw. Boat song, Polka, Meditation, Valley of Bells, Improvisation, March of the Clowns, The Lone Prairie, Capriccio (7 reel tape)., 12/1965series 6.2box 19folder 5item 13.0
Charles Griffith: Sonata; Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D Minor, Recorded by Helen McGraw (cassette), 1975series 6.2box 19folder 5item 14.0
Performance. Prokofieff: Sonata No. 6, Griffes: Sonata (cassette)., 12/3/1975series 6.2box 19folder 5item 15.0
Helen McGraw ChambersMemorial Concert for Louise Ehrman at Jewish Community Center, Washington, DCBach Eb Minor Prelude, Beethoven Sonata Op. 1101st Movement., 3/17/1985series 6.2box 19folder 5item 16.0
The Artistry of Pianist Helen McGraw--Beethoven, Albeniz, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Strauss-Gieseking, Schubert-Liszt, Copland, McGraw, Schumann (cassette), 1952-1985series 6.2box 19folder 5item 17.0
Biographical Sketch of Helen McGraw Chambers, 7/31/1988series 6.2box 19folder 5item 18.0
Biographical Sketch of Helen McGraw Chambers, 7/31/1988series 6.2box 19folder 5item 19.0
Helen McGraw, pianist. McGraw: various piano pieces, Bach: Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue (cassette)., Undatedseries 6.2box 19folder 5item 20.0
Disc Records, 1935-1945, and Undatedseries 6.2box 19folder 6
Disc Records, by Helen McGraw--Album A, 1945, and Undatedseries 6.2box 19folder 6item 1.0
Disc Records, by Helen McGraw--Album B, 1935, and Undatedseries 6.2box 19folder 6item 2.0

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