Around the nation summer is a season for concert series and music festivals. Holdings at the American Heritage Center include the papers of many musicians and composers, particularly those who composed for movies and television—even for cartoons! This photograph from the Nathaniel “Nat” Finston papers shows four composers whose papers are at the American Heritage Center, plus two more composers who have correspondence in the papers of other individuals whose collections are also at the American Heritage Center.
In addition to the papers of Nat Finston, other individuals whose papers are here include Snell, Kaper, and Kaplan. The Hal Schaefer and Eugene Poddany papers (both composers) at the American Heritage Center contain correspondence and scores by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (composer). The William Dozier (the creator and producer of the Batman and Green Hornet television shows, among others) papers at the American Heritage Center contain correspondence with Daniele Amfitheatrof (composer).
–Amanda Stow, Reference Archivist