The Finding Aid for the Leonard Bernstein Collection includes descriptions of those materials for which processing has been completed. These include correspondence, writings, photographs, datebooks, schedules, address books, iconography, and programs. It is anticipated that updates to the Finding Aid will be made as the processing of additional series is completed. The music in the collection (both printed and manuscript) will be the final series to be processed. It should also be noted that all audio and video materials are being processed by the Library's Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division and this information does not appear in the Finding Aid. Much of the information used in describing and identifying materials in the collection was derived from annotations on the items themselves — including names, dates and information on publications, broadcasts and concerts.
The Finding Aid provides links to digital images of selected photographs.
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Books by Leonard Bernstein
Findings. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982. Reprint. New York: Anchor Books, 1993.
The Infinite Variety of Music. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. Reprint. New York: Anchor Books, 1993.
The Joy of Music. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. Reprint. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, Jack Gottlieb, ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. Revised and expanded. New York: Anchor Books, 1992.
The Unanswered Question. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press/Cambridge Press, 1976.
Books about Leonard Bernstein
Bernstein, Burton. Family Matters: Sam, Jennie, and the Kids. New York: Summit Books, 1982.
Bernstein, Shirley. Making Music: Leonard Bernstein. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica Press, 1963.
Briggs, John. Leonard Bernstein. New York: World Publishing Company, 1961.
Burton, Humphry. Leonard Bernstein. New York: Doubleday, 1994.
Burton, William Westbrook. Conversations About Bernstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Chapin, Schuyler. Leonard Bernstein: Notes from a Friend. New York: Walker, 1992.
Deitch, Kenneth M. Joanne B. Weisman. Leonard Bernstein: America's Maestro. Picture Book Biography Series. Lowell, MA: Discovery Enterprises, 1990.
Ewen, David. Leonard Bernstein. London: W.H. Allen, 1967.
Fluegel, Jane, ed. Bernstein Remembered. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc., 1991.
Freedland, Michael. Leonard Bernstein. London: Harrap, 1987.
Garebian, Keith. The Making of West Side Story. Toronto: ECW Press, 1995. Distributed by General Distribution Services, 1995.
Gottlieb, Jack, ed. Bernstein on Broadway. Introductory articles by George Abbott, Harold Prince, Jerome Robbins, Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. New York: Amberson, 1981.
Gottlieb, Jack, ed. Leonard Bernstein: A Complete Catalogue of His Works. 2d ed. New York: Jalni Publications/Boosey and Hawkes, 1988.
Gradenwitz, Peter. Leonard Bernstein. London: Berg Publishers, 1987.
Gruen, John. The Private World of Leonard Bernstein. New York: Ridge Press, Viking Press, 1968.
Hurwitz, Johanna and Sonia O. Lisker. Leonard Bernstein: A Passion for Music. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1993.
Ledbetter, Steven, ed. Sennets and Tuckets: A Bernstein Celebration. Boston: Boston Symphony Orchestra in association with David R. Godine Publishers, 1988.
Myers, Paul. Leonard Bernstein 20th-Century Composers. London: Phaidon Press Inc., 1998.
Peyser, Joan. Bernstein: A Biography. New York: Beech Tree Press, 1987.
Secrest, Meryle. Leonard Bernstein: A Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1994.
Toby, Marlene. Leonard Bernstein: All-American Musician. Rookie Biography Series. Chicago: Children's Press, 1995.
Venzia, Mike. Leonard Bernstein (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composer). Chicago: Children's Press, 1997.