Finding aid created by: CAD
Date: Jul 1986
|Jun 2009||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|08 Sep 2017||Media ID numbers added and inventory updated (PJM)|
|12 June 2018||Reorganized and rehoused. (PRB)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Lane, Eastwood, 1879-1951.|
|Title:||Eastwood Lane Papers|
|Quantity:||4.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Biographical material, correspondence-subject files, memorabilia, scores and writings of the New York State composer. Much of the material is undated.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Sidney Eastwood Lane (1879-1951), known professionally simply as Eastwood Lane, was an American composer and author from New York State. His compositions include piano suites, impressionist pieces, and ballet; perhaps his best-known piece is Adirondack Sketches.
The Eastwood Lane Papers consists of biographical material, correspondence-subject files, memorabilia, scores and writings.
Biographical material includes biographical sketches, a biographical article by Norman Gentieu and notes about the Eastwood Family.
Correspondence-subject files most of which is undated, contains single letters from composers William Berwald, Charles Huerter, and Deems Taylor, contemporaries and friends of Lane. The largest group of correspondence is with soprano Modena Scovill Lane, his wife. Many of these were written from Lane's Adirondack home and discuss the natural surroundings as well as local events and news.
Memorabilia includes clippings, concert programs, photographs, promotional material for Lane's published music, modern recordings of his compositions, address books and an essay about the Adirondacks by his Aunt Ella Eastwood Wood.
Scores is by far the largest component of this collection. Some pieces are in sketch form, others in published format. Few of the handwritten scores are dated.
Writings includes diaries, notes for a play, letters to editors and articles.
Correspondence, memorabilia scores and writings are all arranged alphabetically.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Access to recordings requires advance notice to produce a use copy.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Benet, William Rose, 1886-1950.
Berwald, W. (William), 1864-1948.
Lane, Eastwood, 1879-1951.
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972.
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968.
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966.
Composers -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Eastwood Lane Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Norman Gentieu, 1982.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin E. Dunham, 2013.
Correspondence subject files
|Box 1||Biographical article "Eastwood Lane" by Norman Gentieu in Journal of jazz studies 1976|
|Box 1||Eastwood Family history undated|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous undated|
|Correspondence subject files|
|Box 1||General correspondence 1902, 1911-1950, undated|
|Box 1||American Piano Company (AMPICO) 1924, 1927|
|Box 1||American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) 1925, 1938, 1942|
|Box 1||Benét, William Rose 1929|
|Box 1||Berwald, William 1929|
|Box 1||Crane, Nathalia 1929, undated|
|Box 1||Denishawn, The Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn School of Dancing 1924, 1927|
|Box 1||Huerter, Charles J. undated|
|Box 1||Menth, Herma 1911|
|Box 1||Scovill, Modena 1943-1946, undated|
|Box 1||Taylor, Deems undated|
|Box 1||About Eastwood lane 1920-1937, undated|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous 1912-1948, undated (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Performances by Eastwood Lane 1924|
|Box 1||Performances by Modena Scovill 1919-1926|
|Box 1||Performances of Eastwood Lane works 1915-1933|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous 1910-1930|
|Box 2||Case, Anna 1911|
|Box 2||Denishawn: Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn undated|
|Box 2||Dietrich, George 1922|
|Box 2||Hollins, Alfred undated|
|Box 2||Kasner, Jacques 1913|
|Box 2||Lane, Eastwood undated|
|Box 2||McMahon, Aline 1914|
|Box 2||Noyes, Byron E. 1910|
|Box 2||Russell, Alexander 1910|
|Oversize 2||Scovill, Modena undated|
|Box 2||Sorrentine, Umberto undated|
|Box 2||Taylor, Deems 1918, 1920|
|Box 2||Werrenrath, Reinald 1920|
|Oversize 2||Miscellaneous unidentified undated|
|Box 2||Ampico recordings of Eastwood Lane scores undated|
|Box 2||Fischer Editions 1916-1929, 1942, undated|
|Box 2||Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge 1915-1917, undated|
|Box 4||Piano Deco: Mike Polad plays American music of the 1920s, Eastwood Lane, Bix Biederbecke, Rube Bloom 1994 (1 Audiocassette) (ID#: lane_e_0001)|
|Box 3||Piano Deco: Mike Polad plays American music of the 1920s, Eastwood Lane, Bix Biederbecke, Rube Bloom 1994 (1 Compact disc) (ID#: lane_e_0002)|
|Box 3||Address books and notebooks 1918, undated|
|Box 3||Adirondack Wildlings by Ella Eastwood Wood undated|
|Oversize 2||Assorted mementos 1913, 1923-1926, 1940-1943, undated|
|Oversize 1||Abelard and Heloise from Pantomime undated|
|Box 2||Ann Rutledge (fragment) undated|
|Oversize 1||The Blue Robed Mandarin undated|
|Oversize 1||Boston Fancy (sketch) undated|
|Oversize 2||Calm Lake and Quiet Lovers from Central Park Suite undated|
|Box 2||Cande from Jesuits' Journey and Shropshire undated|
|Oversize 1||A Corporal's Ballad undated|
|Oversize 1||The Crap Shooter (A Negro Ballad) undated|
|Oversize 1||The Elfin Knight words by Langdon Warner undated|
|Oversize 1||Fourth of July Parade (sketches) undated|
|Oversize 1||Gay Occasion undated|
|Oversize 1||Gray Winds, Dream Laden words by Cathal O'Byrne undated|
|Oversize 1||Great White Way undated|
|Oversize 2||A Gringo Dance undated|
|Oversize 2||A Gringo Tango undated|
|Oversize 1||Harlem Town undated|
|Oversize 1||I'm in Love with a Girl from the Country undated|
|Oversize 2||In Sleepy Hollow undated|
|Oversize 1||Incidental Music to a Dream (sketches) undated|
|Oversize 1||Jesuits' Journey undated|
|Oversize 2||Joanne words by Joseph Wells Singleton undated|
|Oversize 1||Katrina's Waltz undated|
|Oversize 1||Knee High to a Grasshopper undated|
|Oversize 2||Lady Jane Grey undated|
|Box 2||The lady of the Palankeen undated|
|Oversize 1||Lines to Ann Rutledge undated|
|Oversize 1||Little Boys Sail Little Boats (unfinished) undated|
|Oversize 1||Liza: A Spring Pastoral undated|
|Box 2||Lovers by the Lake from Central Park Sketches undated|
|Box 2||March - Finale (sketch) undated|
|Oversize 1||A Mid-October Afternoon from In Sleepy Hollow undated|
|Box 2||Minuet for Betty Schuyler from Fourth of July Suite 1951|
|Oversize 1||Minuet to Betty Schuyler (unfinished sketch) undated|
|Oversize 1||North of Boston undated|
|Box 2||Notebook with sketches and fragments undated (2 folders)|
|Oversize 1||On Tapan Zee, A Boat Song undated|
|Box 2||Overlooking Harlem (fragment) undated|
|Oversize 1||Parade from Fourth of July Suite undated|
|Oversize 1||Persimmon Pucker undated|
|Oversize 1||Plymouth in Autumn undated|
|Box 2||Polonaise undated|
|Box 2||Prelude - Moon Section - Opening undated|
|Box 2||The Road to Old Japan 1913|
|Oversize 2||Round the Hall, A Dance Hall Ditty undated|
|Oversize 2||Sand Shuffle, An American Dance undated|
|Oversize 2||Sea Burial undated|
|Box 2||Scherzo undated|
|Box 2||Serenade for Mme. Chiang Kai Shek undated|
|Oversize 1||Shropshire Lass undated|
|Box 2||Sold Down the River (sketches) undated|
|Box 2||Swanee (fragment) undated|
|Oversize 1||The Time of Golden Dreams undated|
|Oversize 2||They've Hung Bill Jones, lyrics by Frank L. Stanton undated|
|Box 2||Tune to the Moon undated|
|Oversize 1||Watch on the Village Green from Fourth of July Suite (incomplete) undated|
|Oversize 1||Where the Whip Willer Sings undated|
|Box 2||Workbook: Sea Burial - early sketches, Persimmon Pucker 1910|
|Oversize 2||Unidentidfied sketches and fragments undated|
|Oversize 1||Songs for Piano 1919-1920|
|Oversize 2||Down Stream 1922|
|Box 2||Summer Glow 1919|
|Box 3||Clippings, poems and artwork undated|
|Diaries 1899-1900, 1911-1913, 1917-1918 (7 folders)|
|Box 3||The Great and Glorious (notes for a play) undated|
|Box 3||Letters to editors 1923, 1937-1938, undated|
|Box 3||Musical America article 1914|
|Box 3||Opera News articles 1914-1915|
|Box 3||The Piano in Our Town Musicians Club Monthly 1915|
|Box 3||Poems undated|
|Box 3||Portrait of a Pioneer: Eulogy for William J. McAleese 1946|
|Box 3||Psycho-Pianism: A Contemporary Musical Fantasy Musical America 1914|
|Box 3||A Troubador En Route Musical America 1929|
|Box 3||Wind and Percussion undated|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous undated|