Herz (Gerhard) Papers, 1957-1990

Descriptive Summary

Title
Herz (Gerhard) Papers, 1957-1990
Creator
Herz, Gerhard, 1911-
Extent
3 linear feet
Subjects
Herz, Gerhard, 1911-
University of Louisville. School of Music --Faculty
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Katherine Burger Johnson; machine-readable finding aid created by Katherine Burger Johnson
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Gerhard Herz, internationally recognized authority on Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and University of Louisville professor of music history, was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1911. He and his family emigrated to the United States, with the assistance of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, in the late 1930s. Here he began his forty-year career at the university and his involvement in Louisville's music community.
Herz is often credited with creating the university's music history program and for establishing the Louisville Chamber Music Society. Herz served on the board of the Louisville Orchestra for twenty years as well as on the jury for the orchestra's famous commissioning project. During his career Herz managed to acquire photographic reproductions of almost all of Bach's manuscripts from 1704 to 1750, notably those in the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin and these remain the most significant documents for the study of the works of the great composer.
Herz was married to Mary Jo Fink (1916-1995), Ohio native and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio State University, who taught French at the University of Louisville from 1942 to 1979. Herz died at age 88 on September 3, 2000.
Scope and Content
This three linear foot collection of papers belonging to Gerhard Herz compliments the thirty feet of papers held at the Dwight Anderson Music Library (U of L), and includes correspondence dating from 1966 to 1990, materials from various music organizations, awards, research and lecture notes, information from auction houses, and manuscript material for Bach Sources in America.

Contents of the Collection

Dean Jerry Ball, University of Louisville School of Music

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Gerhard Herz Scholarship Fund

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Mary Jo Fink-Gerhard Herz Room - Ekstrom Library

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Correspondence, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Correspondence, 1968-1969

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Correspondence, 1969-1970

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence, 1970-1971

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Correspondence, University of Louisville

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Correspondence, Time-Life Records

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Herz signature

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Gift from Mrs. Belknap of Toscanni recordings, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Correspondence, re: Florida rental property

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Correspondence, personal, 1980-1990

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Chain letter, 1986-1987

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Testimonial letter from Dr. D.h.c. Wilibald Gurlitt

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Publications and awards

  • Box 2, folder 1
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American Musicological Society, participation 1979

  • Box 2, folder 2
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American Musicological Society materials, handouts, 1979

  • Box 2, folder 3
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American Choral Review and The American Choral Foundation

  • Box 2, folder 4
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The New Bach Society

  • Box 2, folder 5
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The American Bach Society

  • Box 2, folder 6
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The New Bach Society (American chapter)

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Third Annual Bach Festival, 1979

  • Box 2, folder 8
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International Repertory of Music Literature

  • Box 2, folder 9
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The New Bach Edition, prospectus

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (4 copies)

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Bach Quellen in Amerika

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Systematic, chronological list of American Bach sources, in German

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Systematic, chronological list of American Bach sources, in German continued

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Bach Sources in America, early copy with notations

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Bach Sources in America, materials

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Bach Sources in America, introduction in English and in German

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Letters to Johann Elias Bach

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Bach Compendium

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Continuo Part of BWV 7 with photo copies

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Materials relating to book

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Bach Sources in America, introduction through page 109

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Bach Sources in America, pages 111 through 214

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Bach Sources in America, pages 215 through 274

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Bach Sources in America, pages 275 through 383

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Bach Sources in America, pages 384 through 414

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Congratulatory letters, 1985-1986

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Photos used in Bach Sources in America

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Photos and captions for Bach Sources in America

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Photocopies of photographs of Bach manuscripts and scores

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Research files on Bach

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Information on Bach's Cantata #4 and American Choral Review, April 1979

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Rochester, April 30-May 2, 1982

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Receipts by J.S. Bach

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Correspondence, Herz and Schulze; Memoires (in German) original typescript

  • Box 5, folder 4
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American Musicological Society meeting in Louisville, October 27-30, 1983

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Correspondence with Barenreiter/Verlog and Neue Bachgesellschaft (in German)

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Bach Quellen in Amerika, proofread

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Research paper on BWV, 130, 9, 168, 174, 187, 176

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Correspondence with Dr. Alfred Durr (in German)

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Correspondence with Dr. Hans-Joachim Schulze (in German)

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Correspondence with Dr. Wolfgang Rehm in Salzburg.

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Johann Christian Bach portrait by Gainsborough (copy)

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Thank you letters, 1984-1985

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Peabody College Paper, April 1980

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Sotheby's sale of Bach manuscripts, November 11, 1982

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Christie's sale of musical manuscripts, May 1982

  • Box 6, folder 5
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Reprints from Bach Studies

  • Box 6, folder 6
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NEH application, 1974

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Correspondence with W.W. Norton Co.

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Contract and correspondence with University of Rochester Press

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Indiana University lecture on Bach's B Minor Mass

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Correspondence with George Stauffer, Hunter College

  • Box 6, folder 11
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Correspondence with Ulrich Siegele (in German)

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Lecture at Oberlin College, 1973

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Lectures - Rochlitz and Christmann re: 18th century

  • Box 6, folder 14
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