bruce d. mcclung

About the Author

Professor mcclung is writing a history of music at the Fair titled The World of Tomorrow: Music and the New York World’s Fair, 1939/1940. His first book, Lady in the Dark: Biography of a Musical, won an ASCAP/Deems Taylor prize.

 

Sources Cited

“Fair Picks Negro’s Composition for Music in Perisphere Show,” New York World-Telegram, July 29, 1938. 

“Negro Composes Music for Fair: Tone Poem by William G. Still to Feature Exhibit of ‘City of Tomorrow,’”

      Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 29, 1938.

New York Herald Tribune, New York World’s Fair Section, April 30, 1939.

New York World’s Fair 1939 Inc., Department of Press, News Release No. 440. New York Public Library,

     Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 8.

New York World’s Fair 1939 Incorporated. Minutes of the Executive Committee, Vol. 1. January 1, 1938, to

      June 30, 1938.

Official Guide Book of the New York World’s Fair 1939, 2nd ed. New York: Exposition Publications, 1939.

Rydell, Robert W. World of Fairs: The Century-of-Progress Expositions. Chicago: The University of

     Chicago Press, 1993.

Typescript letter from Robert D. Kohn to Henry Dreyfuss, November 10, 1937. New York Public Library,

     Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 8.

Typescript office memo of Henry Dreyfuss, November 28, 1937. New York Public Library, Manuscripts and

     Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records, Box 137, Folder 9.

Typescript letter from Robert D. Kohn to Henry Dreyfuss, December 9, 1937. New York Public Library,

     Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 9.

Typescript agenda for joint meeting of the Board of Design and Committee on Architecture and Physical

     Planning, December 30, 1937. New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York

     World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records, Box 31, Folder 7.

Typescript memorandum from Robert D. Kohn to Thomas J. Donovan, December 17, 1937. New York Public

     Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 8.

Typescript list “Original List – Composers,” January 5, 1937. New York Public Library, Manuscripts and

     Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records, Box 137, Folder 9.

Typescript list “Revised List – Composers,” January 5, 1937. New York Public Library, Manuscripts and

     Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records, Box 137, Folder 9.

Typescript letter from Henry Dreyfuss to Robert D. Kohn, January 7, 1937. New York Public Library,

     Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 8.

Typescript letter from Robert D. Kohn to William Grant Still, February 5, 1938. New York Public Library,

     Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records,

     Box 137, Folder 8.

Typescript “Perisphere Count, October 1939.” New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,

     New York World’s Fair 1939-1940 Incorporated Records, Box 136, Folder, 10.

William Grant Still to Alain Locke, August 6, 1938. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.

     Quote in Catherine Parsons Smith, William Grant Still, American Composers. Urbana: University

     of Illinois Press, 2008.