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Scores, 1877-1997, undated

Identifier: MC038/01

Scope and Content Note

Consists of scores from Alice Esty's private collection. Includes scores commissioned by Alice Esty herself. Scope and Contents notes for each item include text or inscriptions from each piece.


  • 1877-1997, undated

Access Restrictions

Some original letters in the Correspondence series are restricted and cannot be consulted without the permission of the Director of Archives and Special Collections. Reference photocopies have been substituted in the main files for research purposes.

While Alice Esty commissioned both composers and writers for many of the scores included in the collection, the copyright of these materials is retained by the composers and the writers, and is not owned by Bates College. Some of these works remain unpublished and, therefore, under the Copyright Law (U.S. Code, Title 17), particularly Section 107, which allows for "fair use" of a copyrighted work, may be given more protection by the courts than published materials. Permission to publish must be obtained by the researcher from the artists themselves or the artists' estates. In addition to publication rights, other exclusive rights, including the right to perform any of the music in public and the right to record music represented in the scores, is retained by the composers and the writers. Bates College does not own and cannot grant these rights. For letters in the collection, copyright and literary rights are owned by the author of the letter or by that author's estate.


228 folders

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Organization and Arrangement

Scores are arranged in alphabetical order by composer and then by title of composition.


Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America