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Papers of Jamie and Michael Kassler, 1829-2015 [manuscript]
Bib ID 5977647
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Kassler, Jamie Croy
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research until March 2045 (Box 5, file 24 (part), file 25; Box 6, file 32). Not for loan. 
Description [1829-2015] 
2.45 m (6 boxes) + 1 medium folio box + 3 map folios. 

Collection of Jamie and Michael Kassler.


The collection features correspondence, music scores, artworks, manuscripts, printed and published works and related papers. The correspondence is primarily with composers, music scholars and musicologists, as well as scientists working in the field of robotics.

Correspondents include Aaron Copland, Alfred Durr, Malcolm Elwin, Joseph F. Engelberger, Reis Wenger Flora, Kerry Grant, Alfred D. Hagle, Olwen Hedley, Joyce Hemlow, Peter Isaac, Stella D. Jenkins, Slava Klima, Howard Chandler Robbins Landon, Douglas Leedy, Bohuslav Martinu, Arthur Mendel, Gian Carlo Menotti, Darius Milhaud, Maboth Moseley, Nils J. Nilsson, Claude V. Palisca, Walter Piston, Alois Podhajsky, Edmund Poole, Alvaro Ribeiro, Wallingford Riegger, Albi Rosenthal, William Sacksteder, Meredith Wooldridge Thring, Alan Tyson and Sir Jack Westrup.

Other material in the collection includes published music scores for works by Aaron Copland and Walter Piston; a manuscript by John Claudius Loudon; an extract from a sermon by Carleton M. Fisher; a translation of 'Treatise on Cryptography' by Andre Lange and E.A. Soudart; correspondence relating to new editions of writings by Charles Burney and his daughter Frances Burney d'Arblay; a copy of 'Universal history of music, compiled from diverse sources, together with various original notes on Hindu music' by Raja Sir Sourindro Mohun Tagore; papers relating to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna; works by Stan Symonds; a copy of 'A bibliography of Thomas Holcroft' annotated by the author Elbridge Colby with loosely inserted notes and correspondence, including a 23 January 1922 letter from W. Clark Durant, editor of a 1927 edition of the Memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft; an undeciphered shorthand manuscript found inside book published in England in the 1890s; a dry point etching by Charles Wells of the composer Alban Berg; a watercolour cartoon entitled 'Kentucky Colonel' inscribed by the artist 'Jeff'; a copy of William Hogarth's print 'Credulity, Superstition and Fanaticism'; and Centenary Medal to Dr Jamie Kassler (6 boxes, 1 medium folio box, 3 map folios).


Michael Kassler is an Australian musicologist and computer consultant. Research interests include: computers and music; the English composer Samuel Wesley; the English Bach awakening; Heinrich Schenker's theories of tonality; and music entries at Stationers' Hall, 1710-1818. Also involved with the Australian Robot Association and has published a guide to the Australian robot marketplace.

Jamie C. Kassler was elected a fellow (1991) of the Australian Academy of Humanities for contributions to musicological theory and received the Centenary Medal (2013) for service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of philosophy. Her interests include the use of musical models in the history of science; physical theory and metaphysics in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries; and the writings of the polymath, Roger North.


Manuscript reference no.: MS 10371.

Associated materials: Papers of Michael Kassler, 1950-1983 MS 6295.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects Kassler, Jamie Croy -- Archives.  |  Kassler, Michael -- Archives.  |  Burney, Charles, 1726-1814.  |  Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.  |  Wesley family.  |  Musicologists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Composers -- Correspondence.  |  Scientists -- Correspondence.  |  Robotics.
Time Coverage 1829-2015 
Other authors/contributors Kassler, Michael  |  Loudon, J. C. (John Claudius), 1783-1843
Terms of Use Permission is required for copying for research purposes during the lifetimes of Jamie and Michael Kassler. 


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