Robert Craft Typescripts Collection

Identifier: MSS.MUS.0011

  • Staff Only


The conductor/librettist Robert Craft (1923-2015) is most well-known for his associations with the composer Igor Stravinsky. This small collection consists of computer-printed drafts of what eventually would become Craft’s memoirs An improbable life (Vanderbilt University Press, 2002) and Places : a travel companion for music and art lovers (Thames & Hudson, 2000), as they were supplied to Mark Wait, Dean of the Blair School of Music.


  • 1996 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. This collection may be viewed in the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville, TN 37212.


1.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes (10 folders))

Language of Materials



The content of Box 1 of this collection has been organized chronologically. The content of Box 2 was received later and thus was not interfiled.

Physical Location

Anne Potter Wilson Music Library Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library by Mark Wait in 2016 (Box 1) and in March 2020 (Box 2).

Geographic Locations

United States

Finding aid for the Robert Craft Typescripts Collection
Jacob Schaub
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-01: Box 2 added July 2020

Repository Details

Part of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library Repository

2400 Blakemore Ave.
Nashville TN 37212


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