Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 : Papers
The collection of Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand's leading composer, is a wealth of materials relating to his composition and musical interests, his advocacy for composers, and his wider interests in the arts in general. Organised into eleven series, the most important series are those of his music scores (ca 1932-1997), recordings (1942-1989), autobiographical notes and other writings (1929-2001), and a rich collection of correspondence with various colleagues and friends (1923?-2001), and with family members (1890-2001). Other series of materials relate to the New Zealand Broadcasting Service (ca 1960-1982); files on various musical and other subjects (1926-2001); personal papers (1915-2001) comprising references, awards, official documents, and financial records. Family papers (1839-1998) include a genealogy of the Lilburn family and a related papers. A collection of ephemera includes programmes, news clippings and other printed matter (1935-2001). There are many photographs of family, friends and colleagues, most of which have been transferred to the Photographic Archive (1860s-2001). The final series (1939-2001) comprise serials, articles, poetry, plays and scripts, enclosures in books which Lilburn owned, and some miscellaneous items
Part of the Archive of New Zealand Music
Source of title - Supplied
Other - There are Lilburn materials in several other collections in the Turnbull Library, notably in the collections of J M Thomson, Frederick Page, and Leo Bensemann. The Hocken Library has John Money letters 1929-1951 which include many references to Douglas Lilburn in the 1944-1947 period and 3 letters by Lilburn to Money, sent to Hocken by Michael King. Lilburn's studio notebooks for the VUW Electronic Music Studio are held in the Beaglehole Room, Victoria University.
New Zealand's leading composer; awarded the Order of New Zealand
Quantity: 953 folder(s). 8 volume(s). 2 microfilm reel(s). 2 disc(s). 39 tape(s) reels. 60 tape(s) cassettes. 17 Linear Metres.
Physical Description: Holographs, mss, typescripts, printed matter, typed transcripts (some photocopies), photographs, microfilms, reel-tapes, sound discs and cassettes
Provenance: Douglas Lilburn
Donor/Lender/Vendor - Bequeathed by Professor D Lilburn, Wellington. Accessions 80-251, 80-254, 81-028, 81-070, 85-124, 88-160, 89-052 1 folder, 4 tapes; 89-206, 89-207, 89-209, 89-210, 90-067 1 folder, 90-068 3 folders, 90-069 4 tapes, 1 folder (RNZ), 91-273 2 folders, 92-090 4 folders, 93-002 1 folder, 95-036 2 folders, 95-090 3 folders, 95-284 1 folder, 97-073 26 folders, 97-297 5 folders; 2001-172 590 folders, 5 volumes, 2 microfilms, 2 discs, 8 tapes, 59 cassettes, bequest; also from the Douglas Lilburn Estate, per Jack Body, Oct, 2001, A2001-305.
Transfers: To Book Collections - Printed music scores by various New Zealand composers - Vox populi / Jack Body; Stabat Mater / David Hamilton ; Piano sonata (1971) / Jonathan Ladd ; Six easy pieces for piano / Robin Maconie ; Mass no 4 with acclamations and amens of congregational singing / John Ritchie ; Romanza for piano / Doris Sheppard. - To Published Sound Collection - Five bagatelles for piano no 4 (to Phono q1250); Three poems of the sea [1958?] (to Phono q1251) - To Photographic Archive - Photographs transferred to Photographic archive - To Ephemera Collection - Poster advertising concerts and the Dowse Art Museum - To Sound and Music Centre - CD Gottschalk `A night in the tropics' - To Drawings & Prints Collection - Various items transferred from 2001-2003.
Processing information: Described to series, item and sometimes to piece level
Use/Reproduction: No copies of music scores, sound recordings or unpublished papers by Lilburn may be made without the permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library as copyright holder and administrator for Douglas Lilburn materials, and possibly other copyright owners. Publication of unpublished materials requires the written permission of all copyright holders.
Access restrictions: Partly restricted material - Access to original music scores and recordings by Lilburn is by permission of the Curator; access to copies of these is unrestricted. Access to unpublished writings and other papers by Lilburn is by permission of the Chief Librarian. Access to correspondence and unpublished items in other series is by permission of the Chief Librarian who shall use due discretion and may seek permission of the author or his or her executors or administrators before giving access to any papers or correspondence bequeathed. Further special permissions required by Trustees are noted on each relevant record (for example access to letters of Rita Angus and Allen Curnow require the permissions of their literary executors). Access to published items is unrestricted.
Format: 953 folder(s), 8 volume(s), 2 microfilm reel(s), 2 disc(s), 39 tape(s) reels, 60 tape(s) cassettes, 17 Linear Metres, Autobiographies, Diaries, Family histories, Financial records, Manuscripts, Microfilms, Notebooks, Official documents, Personal correspondence, Poetry, Programmes, Research notes, Scores, Sound recordings, Speeches, Holographs, mss, typescripts, printed matter, typed transcripts (some photocopies), photographs, microfilms, reel-tapes, sound discs and cassettesSee original record