Series I. Correspondence and other materials

1926, 1968-2009, n.d.

3.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

"Correspondence and other materials" is the most general compilation of files within d'Harnoncourt's papers. The "Names and subjects" subseries consists primarily of correspondence d'Harnoncourt designated for filing as "AdH personal." Further markings on most of the material dated after 2000 indicates that copies were also made to file in her museum records. Such cross-referencing makes evident that in d'Harnoncourt's life, the personal was often not separate from the professional. The sub-subseries of date spans were assigned during processing to reflect the different stages of d'Harnoncourt's career as well as to accommodate the need to keep materials created after 1996 closed for additional time. Additional information of items unique to a particular sub-subseries is given in that scope and content level. D'Harnoncourt's death in 2008 touched many people. Their letters of condolence sent to the Museum comprise the final sub-subseries.

The "Other records" subseries consists of materials other than correspondence, including clippings for general reference, draft writings, biographical material and ephemeral mementos.


The first subseries, "Names and subjects," is divided into four sub-subseries of chronological date spans. The fifth and final sub-subseries is "condolences and memorials." Files to the second subseries, "Other records" are titled by format and arranged alphabetically.