Guide to the Charles Haubiel Papers
1916-1978

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Haubiel, Charles
Title: Charles Haubiel Papers
Dates: 1916-1978 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 6 containers. (7 linear feet of shelf space.) (2000 items.)
Collection Number: Cage 482
Summary: Correspondence, particularly relating to his teaching at New York University and his Composer's Press; also manuscript and printed scores, recordings, and other papers.
Repository: Washington State University Libraries
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections

Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691
http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/
mascref@wsu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Charles Trowbridge Haubiel was born in Delta, Ohio, in 1892 and died in Los Angeles in 1978. His career encompassed activity as a teacher, composer, pianist, conductor, lecturer, and publisher. After completing his education in this country and in Europe, Haubiel was invited to join the faculty of the Institute of Musical Art of New York (the Julliard Foundation) in 1920 and that of New York University in 1923. In 1935 he founded the Composer's Press to promote the work of American composers. He served as president of that organization until 1966 at which time it was taken over by the Southern Music Company.

Haubiel's output as a composer includes 3 operas, 20 symphonic works, and many solo, choral, and chamber compositions. A number of his works have won him recognition and awards. Written in a neo-Romantic style, his music is distinguished by its fine craftsmanship. The honorary Doctor of Music degree was conferred upon him by Southwestern Conservatory.

Content Description

The first series, including correspondence with individuals and organizations, is arranged according to Haubiel's own folder system. The N.Y.U. correspondence (particularly 1940-1946) provides insight into Haubiel's difficulties with that institution concerning charges of anti-semitism against him, and his subsequent resignation. Haubiel's lecture series "War and Music" and "The Path of Music" were broadcast over WNYC in New York City. Many of the scores in Series II and in oversize were presented to Dr. Moldenhauer by Haubiel with their eventual inclusion in the archival collection in mind. Over 100 scores are included in the collection. The sub-series of printed scores includes compositions written by Haubiel and others as published by Composer's Press. It is an extensive, though probably not complete, selection. In the tapes and recordings which comprise Series III are performances of some of Haubiel's major symphonic works as well as some chamber music compositions. The last item in Series IV is a bronze bust of Haubiel mounted on a marble pedestal. The bust was done by Nancy Cox McCormack in 1929.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

This collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation :  

[Item Description]. Cage 482, Charles Haubiel Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged in four series: Correspondence and Papers, Manuscripts and Scores, Tapes and Recordings, and Oversize.

Acquisition Information :  

The papers of Charles Haubiel were donated by Dr. Hans Moldenhauer, of Spokane, to the Moldenhauer Archives at Washington State University Libraries in December 1981 (MS 81-55).


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series I: Correspondence and Papers, 1917-1924
Container(s)
Description
Correspondence, 1924-1974
Box
Folder
1 1-2 A-Z, 1924-1956
500 items.
1 3-4 A-Z, 1929-1955
300 items.
1 5 1950-1960
200 items.
1 6 1961-1969
200 items.
1 7 1970-1974
50 items.
1 8 (photocopies), 1936-1952
15 items.
1 9-10 N.Y.U., 1928-1946
250 items.
1 11 political correspondence, 1937-1950
100 items.
1 11a undated
3 items.
Papers, 1917-1954
Box
Folder
1 11b Miscellaneous, 1947
1 item.
1 12 Press clippings, 1917-1954
5 items.
1 13 Felice Haubiel, 1928-1931
10 items.
1 14-16 Analyses of musical works
10 items.
1 16a Report from David Mann School of Music
3 items.
1 17 Sound of Music for the blind (Braille Music Guide)
1 item.
1 18 War and Music Lectures, nos. 2-17
16 items.
1 19-22 Path of Music Lectures, 1-105
105 items.
1 23 Path of Music Lectures, unnumbered
50 items.
1 23a Music Catalogues
5 items.
2 24 Lecture-recital on contemporary music
1 item.
2 25 Published essays
1 item.
2 26 Titles, ads, cut-outs
15 items.

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Series II: Manuscripts and Scores, 1917-1974
Container(s)
Description
Manuscripts and Scores, 1917-1974
Box
Folder
2 27 Both Grave and Gay (Miniatures), 1940
2 28 Brigands Preferred, a light opera, 1946
2 29 Classical Suite for Piano, 1962
2 30 Canons for Womens Voices, undated
2 31 The Cosmic Christ, 1938
2 32 Cryptics, 1932
2 33 Duoforms for Violin, Cello and Piano, undated
2 34 Echi Classici (String Quartet in c minor), undated
2 35 Echi Classici
2 36 Elegy for piano, 1919-1930
2 37 Etudes for Harps, undated
2 38 From Ancient Greece, 1916-1944
2 39 Gay Dances for trio from Shakespeare music, 1933
2 40-42 In Praise of Dance, for oboe, violin, cello and piano, 1933
2 43 Miniatures for Piano; pub. 1938, revised 1974, 1974
2 43 Miniatures in Vocal Solo Settings, 1958
2 44 Miniatures, orchestral version, undated
2 45 Double Fugue for Mixed Chorus; Motet: Hear My Prayer, 1923-1924
2 46 Pastoral Trio for flute, cello and piano or harp, undated
2 47 Preludes for Harp, first version, undated
2 48 Quartet for Strings, 1936
2 49 Requiescat for women's chorus with string quartet and string orchestra, op 3, 1931
2 50 Romantico (for iolin, cello and piano), 1922
2 51 Scherzo for piano solo, 1919-1934
2 52 Shorter works, vocal and instrumental
2 53 Sonata in e minor for oboe and piano, 1970
3 54 Songs, 1940
3 55 Songs: For Christmans, Consecration, 1971
3 56 Two Songs by Grieg, arr. Haubiel, undated
3 57 Suite for Basson Quartet, 1959
3 58 Suite for Flute and Cello, undated
3 59 Suite in c minor, 1917
3 60 Sunday Costs Five Pesos, Mexican Folk Opera in one act, undated
3 61-62 Suwanee River Variations, undated
3 63 Synphonie No. I in the Form of Variations, 1937
3 64 Trio in D minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, 1968
3 65-66 Trio in D minor, master-sheets
3 67 Vox Cathedralis, for organ, 1923
3 68 What Wondrous Sacrifice is This, for a cappella 5-pt. chorus, 1923-1924
3 69 You 48 States (An American Rhapsodie), for male chorus with soprano soloist and piano, 1945
3 70 Manuscripts, Oklahoma City, 1915
3 71 Dawn Mists, orchestral parts
3 72 Father Abraham, orch. pts.
3 73 Suite Passecaille, orch. pts.
4 74 Suite, "Solari," orch. pts.
Printed Scores:
Box
Folder
4 75 Composer's Press publications, numbered. Nos. 19 through 492 (incomplete).
50 items.
4 76 Compositions, published 1921-1945, bound in one volume.
4 77 Compositions published by Composer's Press, numbered. Nos. 15 through 500
50 items.
5 78 Compositions published by Composer's Press, unnumbered.
40 items.

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Series III: Tapes and Recordings, 1956-1961
Container(s)
Description
Tapes:
Box
Folder
6 79 Three Portraits; Pioneers, 1961
6 80 Solari, undated
6 81 Piano solos, 1956
Phonograph Recordings:
Box
Folder
6 82-83 New Music for Piano Teachers, Albums 1 and 2.
Contemporary American:
Box
Folder
6 84-85 Piano Classics, 1 and 2.
6 86 Violin Classics
6 87 Chamber Music
6 88 Symphonic Classics
6 89 Cello Classics
Charles Haubiel:
Box
Folder
6 90 Metamorphoses
6 91 Miniatures
6 92 Solari and Portraits

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Series IV: Oversize MS scores, 1919-1974
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
6 93 Dawn Mists from Solari, 1933
6 94 1865 A. D., Symphonic Saga, undated
6 95 Flight Into Egypt, Cantata for Soprano, Narrator or Mixed Chorus with Symphony Orchestra
6 96-97 Gothic Variations for Violin and Orchestra, 1919
6 98 Heroic Elegy for symphony orchestra, 1964
6 99 Karma (Of Human Destiny), 1928/1968
6 100 Meridian from Solari, 1936
6 101 Mississippi Story for symphony orchestra, undated
6 102 Of Human Destiny, 1968
6 103-104 Pioneers, Symphonic Saga, 1946
6 105 The Plane Beyond - a passacaglia, 1934
6 106 Portals. orchestral version., 1935
6 107 Portraits for symphony orchestra, 1919-1934
6 108 Serenade, a lyric cantata for quartet and chorus, 1942
6 109-110 Solari, Symphonic Suite, 1934
6 111-112 Suite Passecaille (new version), 1974
6 113 A Threnody for Love, a sextet to a sestina for contralto, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, undated
6 114 Vision of Saint Joan, 1940
6 115 Bronze bust of Haubiel, mounted on a marble pedestal, by Nancy Cox McCormack, 1929

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Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Personal Names :
  • Haubiel, Charles, 1892-1978 --Archives  ( creator)
  • Moldenhauer, Hans
  • Corporate Names :
  • Composer's Press
  • New York University
    • Occupations :
    • Composers--United States--Correspondence

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