Organization of the Leopold Stokowski Collection

Researchers should be aware that materials by and related to Leopold Stokowski are cataloged in a number of different collections, corresponding either to the physical format of the materials or to their source. Following is a list of Stokowski-related collections, with links provided to online finding aids or to search results in the online catalog, Franklin.

Manuscript Collections

Leopold Stokowski Papers (Ms. Coll. 381): 47 boxes. Surviving personal papers of Leopold Stokowski, including correspondence to and from Stokowski, notebooks, calendars, bank statements, royalty statements, insurance records, and contracts; this includes some correspondence and contracts related to Stokowski’s tenure as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (bulk 1937-1946). Also includes writings by and about Stokowski, obituaries, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, awards, memorabilia. Note: For a full listing of correspondence in the Stokowski Papers, researchers must search in the main online catalog, Franklin.

Leopold Stokowski Collection of Scores (Ms. Coll. 350): Personal conducting scores of Stokowski with markings in his own hand. Note: the approximately 935 scores in this collection are individually cataloged in the Franklin online catalog and display here in alphabetical order by composer.

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Bach, Toccata and fugue in D minor, orchestrated by Stokowski (Leopold Stokowski Collection of Orchestral Transcriptions, Ms. Coll. 351, Box 26)

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Stokowski, on his personal podium, conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, from the Leopold Stokowski Papers

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Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, from the Leopold Stokowski Papers

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