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Finding Aid for the Leo Smit Slide Collection, circa 1966-1991

Mus. Arc. 6.4

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Collection Overview

Title: Leo Smit Slide Collection, circa 1966-1991
Collection Number: Mus. Arc. 6.4
Creator: Smit, Leo, 1921-1999
Extent: 29 boxes (13,704 35 millimeter slides)
Language of Material: No textual materials are included in the collection.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library.
Abstract: The Leo Smit Slide Collection contains approximately 13,705 35 millimeter slides taken by American composer, Leo Smit. The contents include images of notable musicians, images used in his lecture recitals, and images taken during his many journeys in the United States and abroad, including Central and South America, Italy, and various other European countries.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Leo Smit Slide Collection, circa 1966-1991, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nils Vigeland, 2011.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Nay.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Leo Smit was born to Russian immigrants on January 12, 1921, in Philadelphia. He received his earliest musical training from his father, Kolman Smit, beginning at age five. Kolman Smit was a professional violinist who performed in the Philadelphia Orchestra (1926-1931) under Leopold Stokowski, the Cincinnati Symphony under Fritz Reiner, and the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini.

After private piano studies with Martha Lantner, Joseph Wissof, and Bert Shefter, Smit traveled to Moscow with his mother in 1929 to study piano for three months with Dmitri Kabalevsky on scholarship at the Moscow Conservatory. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Smit received a scholarship in 1930 to study piano at Curtis Institute of Music with noted piano pedagogue Isabelle Vengerova. He continued his studies on scholarship in New York, studying piano with José Iturbi (1933-35) and composition with Nicolas Nabokov (1935). It was under Nabokov's tutelage that Smit produced his first original composition in 1935, Zvay, a song setting of a Yiddish poem by Mani Loeb for soprano and piano.

Smit began his professional career as a pianist while still in his teens. His first professional engagement was as rehearsal pianist for George Balanchine's American Ballet Company in 1936-37. A year after beginning in this position, Smit met Igor Stravinsky during rehearsals of the composer's ballet, Jeu de Cartes. Smit gave his debut recital as a solo pianist at Carnegie Hall in February 1939. His successful debut was followed by a concert tour of the United States in 1940.

Leo Smit's career as composer, pianist, conductor, and educator spanned seven decades of musical life in the United States. He established close working relationships, and/or friendships, with many of the most prominent musicians of the 20th century, including Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Shapero, William Schuman, Alex Haieff, Leopold Stokowski, and Lukas Foss. As a performer, Smit was an enthusiastic and persuasive advocate and interpreter of the music of his time, especially the solo piano music of Aaron Copland. His compositional output totals more than one hundred works, including two operas, three symphonies, more than ninety songs, two ballets, and numerous chamber and piano works.

Smit was also a talented photographer. In addition to the many photographs he took of noted musicians, Smit also used his skill as a photographer to capture images from his travels. Many of his travel pictures reflect his reverence for nature. As part of his innovative approach to programming, Smit would often include displays of his photography in his theme-based concerts.

During his career Leo Smit earned several awards and honors, including Fulbright (piano) and Guggenheim (composition) Fellowships in 1950, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome for 1950-51, the Boston Symphony Merit Award in 1953 for his Symphony No. 1 (premiered October 16, 1953 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch), the New York Critics Circle Award in 1957 (also for his Symphony No. 1), his selection as an artist for a State Department concert tour of Latin America in 1967-68, and the Buffalo Evening News Man of the Year award in 1969. As an educator, Smit held positions at Sarah Lawrence College (1947-49), UCLA (1957-63), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1962-84).

Leo Smit died December 12, 1999 in Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, California.


Scope and Content Note

The Leo Smit Slide Collection contains approximately 13,705 35 millimeter slides taken by American composer, Leo Smit. The contents include: images of notable musicians, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, William Schuman, Virgil Thomson, Roger Sessions, Jan Williams, Charles Wuorinen, and Lejaren Hiller; images used in his lecture recitals, including sets of images for his lectures Liszt in Italy and Liszt in Rome; and images taken during his many journeys in the United States and abroad, including Central and South America, Italy, and various other European countries.


Arrangement

Contents of this collection have not been analyzed at the item level. The collection was received in containers and trays that had been marked by Leo Smit to identify sets and groups of subject matter. His original order has been preserved at that level but re-organized to form series of similar subject matter based on geographic locations. Additional series were created to accommodate sets that were not suited to a geographic category. There is redundancy and overlap among some series due to the decision to preserve Smit's original groupings. The first series of images of people will be described more fully in the future.

The collection is arranged in six series:


Container List

Box Contents
1 People, undated

Musicians, undated (199 slides)
Miscellaneous, undated (40 slides)
Unidentified, undated (61 slides)

A.    Italy, 1971-1988
Box 2-Box 4
Box Contents
2
Italy (1), 1971-1988
450 slides

St. L’Arch, 1988 (30 slides)
Florence, undated (39 slides)
Rome, 1971 (21 slides)
Rome , undated (49 slides)
Villa Bourgese, 1971 (22 slides)
Gaelerie Bourgese, 1988 (35 slides)
Villa d’Este, 1985 (51 slides)
Apollo/Daphne, 1988 (27 slides)
Roman Forum, 1988 (33 slides)
Palatine Bocca and Verta Bells, 1985 (29 slides)
Miscellaneous, undated (114 slides)

3
Italy (2), 1971-1985
346 slides

St. Peters, 1985 (26 slides)
St. Peters, undated (27 slides)
Navona, 1985 (28 slides)
Navona, undated (50 slides)
St. Clement, undated (25 slides)
St. Stefano Rotunda, 1985 (39 slides)
Aventive, Sheila, Alexei Haieff, and Florence, 1985 (41 slides)
Cap. Museum, 1985 (28 slides)
Pisa, Como, 1971 (25 slides)
St. John Latera, 1985 (29 slides)
P. del Popolo, 1985 (28 slides)

4
Italy (3), 1971-1985
544 slides

Rome, undated (308 slides)
Venice, undated (24 slides)
Firenze, 1971 (21 slides)
Pisa, 1985 (22 slides)
Assisi, 1971 (24 slides)
Villa d’Este, 1973 (35 slides)
Sienna, 1971 (20 slides)
Umbria, 1971 (17 slides)
Pompeii, 1972 (73 slides)

B.    Italy/Europe, 1971-1987
Box 5-Box 7
Box Contents
5
Italy/Europe (1), 1971-1985
319 slides

Trajan MKT, undated (48 slides)
Clouters, 1985 (38 slides)
Hersu Caneum, 1972 (40 slides)
St. Daltas, Porter Grave, undated (9 slides)
[Unlisted], 1971 (24 slides)
Pompeii, 1972 (14 slides)
V. Medici, Aventive, 1980 (21 slides)
Ephesus, St. John, 1973 (38 slides)
Ippicio, Busts (Pinicio), 1980 (23 slides)
Terme Museo, 1980 (25 slides)
Funeral Boats, Cimitero Angels, 1985 (13 slides)
Florence, David, 1985 (26 slides)

6
Italy/Europe (2), 1971-1980
463 slides

Arigento, 1973 (73 slides)
Rome, 1971 (49 slides)
Rome/Pisa, 1972 (11 slides)
Rome, 1980 (15 slides)
Rome, 1972 (15 slides)
Rome, 1972 (38 slides)
Rome, 1971 (25 slides)
Rome/Borromimi, 1971 (27 slides)
St. Peters/Villa Medici, 1980 (21 slides)
Rome, 1971 (15 slides)
M. Aurelius, 1980 (35 slides)
Taormina, 1973 (41 slides)
Bellagio, 1971 (40 slides)
Villa d’Este, 1980 (58 slides)

7
Italy/Europe (3), 1971-1987
309 slides

St. Peters, 1971 (39 slides)
St. Peters, 1980 (24 slides)
St. Peters, 1985 (17 slides)
Athens, 1973 (39 slides)
[Unlabeled], 1980 (22 slides)
Quirinale Horses/ P. Navona Foat, 1980 (12 slides)
Esedva/Navona/Horses, 1985 (12 slides)
Venice, 1980 (31 slides)
Venice, 1971 (18 slides)
Venice, 1981 (15 slides)
Expo, 1987 (80 slides)

C.    Europe, 1967-1985
Box 8-Box 9
Box Contents
8
Europe (1), 1972-1981
401 slides

Spain, 1973 (35 slides)
Slovenia, 1981 (14 slides)
Croatia, 1973 (69 slides)
Yugoslavia, 1981 (53 slides)
Greece, 1973 (93 slides)
Turkey, 1972-73 (137 slides)

9
Europe (2), 1967-1985
340 slides

Belgrade, 1980 (39 slides)
Forum, 1980 (23 slides)
Beta tu…?, 1971 (30 slides)
Venice, undated (59 slides)
Stonehenge, 1980 (40 slides)
SS Paul & John, Gregory Cathedrals, 1985 (30 slides)
Venice, undated (19 slides)
Tortoise Fount., 1980 (18 slides)
Venezia, 1985 (17 slides)
Venice, undated (28 slides)
Miscellaneous , 1982 (22 slides)
Zion, 1967 (15 slides)

A.    California/Alaska, 1967-1989
Box 10-Box 12
Box Contents
10
California (1), 1969-1987
499 slides

California , undated (88 slides)
San Francisco (Anne Bloomfield), 1969-71 (30 slides)
California - Gulls, undated (102 slides)
California – Hummingbirds, undated (19 slides)
California - Sunsets, 1987 (66 slides)
San Diego – Whales, 1977 (18 slides)
Palm Springs, 1977 (49 slides)
Solana Beach, 1978 (22 slides)
Masson Vineyards, 1970 (15 slides)
Leucadia, undated (90 slides)

11
California (2), 1967-1989
332 slides

Leucadia, 1987 (7 slides)
Solana Beach, 1980 (7 slides)
California sunsets, undated (19 slides)
Palm Springs, 1967 (8 slides)
Leucadia sunsets, 1987 (20 slides)
California sunsets, 1989 (18 slides)
California sunsets, 1986-87 (209 slides)
California sunsets, undated (13 slides)
Mother Lode, California, 1971 (31 slides)

12
California/Alaska, 1969-1989
457 slides

California
Pacific Grove, 1971 (19 slides)
Leucadia house, 1987 (17 slides)
California sunsets, 1990 (33 slides)
San Diego, 1987 (31 slides)
Leucadia sunsets, 1989 (27 slides)
San Diego, 1970 (8 slides)

Alaska
Sitka, 1969 (31 slides)
Seattle-Alaska, 1969 (84 slides)
Anchorage, 1969 (25 slides)
Ketchikan, 1969 (12 slides)
Juneau, 1969 (37 slides)
Sitka, 1969 (24 slides)
Mt. McKinley, 1969 (49 slides)
Alaska – miscellaneous, 1969 (60 slides)

B.    Southwest United States, 1967-1991
Box 13-Box 16
Box Contents
13
Southwest United States (1), 1969-1991
424 slides

Crater Lake, 1969 (18 slides)
Southwest (miscellaneous), 1971 (29 slides)
Copper mine, Mesa Verde, 1970 (12 slides)
Enchanted Mesa, 1970 (24 slides)
Taos, 1988 (33 slides)
Misc., 1971 (28 slides)
Southwest (miscellaneous), 1973 (31 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1973 (35 slides)
Canyon de Chelly, 1986 (18 slides)
California Redwoods, 1978 (21 slides)
California sunsets, 1988 (28 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1990 (23 slides)
Pacific Grove, 1969 (11 slides)
Oraibi, 1970 (12 slides)
California sunsets, 1991 (24 slides)
Coldwater, 1971 (29 slides)
California , 1989 (16 slides)
Mother Lode, California, 1971 (32 slides)

14
Southwest United States (2), 1969-1990
498 slides

Grand Canyon, 1972, 1973, 1977 (70 slides)
Grand Canyon – Kaibal Trail, 1972 (32 slides)
Grand Canyon – West Rim, 1972, 1985 (47 slides)
Grand Canyon – Sunsets, 1972, 1990 (49 slides)
Lake Powell, 1969, 1972 (59 slides)
Walnut Canyon, 1970 (13 slides)
Canyon de Chelly, Navajo Reservation, 1972 (33 slides)
Goldwater Kachinas, 1971 (36 slides)
Miscellaneous, 1970 (39 slides)
Montezuma’s Castle, 1970 (13 slides)
Canyon de Chelly, Horses, undated (24 slides)
Canyon de Chelly, Hopi Mesas, undated (4 slides)
Grand Canyon, undated (79 slides)

15
Southwest United States (3), 1968-1988
773 slides

Grand Canyon ; Mesa Verde, 1972 (17 slides)
Yosemite, 1972 (16 slides)
Mesa Verde glyphs, 1972 (19 slides)
White Sands ; Oraibi, 1986 (20 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1967 (18 slides)
Death Valley, 1972 (17 slides)
Canyon de Chelly, 1972 (5 slides)
Southwest (miscellaneous), undated (74 slides)

Utah
Arches National Park, 1968 (55 slides)
Bryce Canyon, 1968 (28 slides)
Capitol Reef Monument, 1968 (25 slides)
Dead Horse Viewpoint, 1968 (13 slides)
Moab, 1968 (33 slides)
Zion National Park, 1968 (34 slides)

New Mexico
Three Rivers, White Sands, 1970-71 (142 slides)
Gran Quivira, 1973-74 (66 slides)
Puye Dancers, 1976 (32 slides)
Taos, 1988 (35 slides)
Aztec, undated (39 slides)

Aerial views – Nevada, Arizona, 1972 (16 slides)
Virginia City, Nevada, 1970 (21 slides)
Southwest United States – Miscellaneous, undated (48 slides)

16
Southwest United States (4), 1967-1986
647 slides

Salt Lake City, 1969 (29 slides)
Santa Fe, 1970 (16 slides)
Salt Lake, 1977 (13 slides)
White Sands, 1974 (37 slides)
Kachinas, 1971 (20 slides)
Mother Lode, 1971 (9 slides)
Arizona, New Mexico, California, Louisiana, 1982 (29 slides)
Utah, 1968 (31 slides)
Zion, 1982 (23 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1967-69 (51 slides)
Oak Creek Canyon, 1967-70 (20 slides)
Tucson Desert Museum, 1967-70 (15 slides)
Wild Horse Ranch, 1969 (30 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1967 (5 slides)
Arizona (miscellaneous), 1967-70 (36 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1985 (34 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1985 (35 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1972 (16 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1985 (35 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1985 (35 slides)
Oraibi, 1985 (30 slides)
Arches Park, 1968 (34 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1986 (31 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1985 (33 slides)

C.    Eastern United States, 1967-1984
554 slides
Box Contents
17
Eastern United States, 1967-1984

Niagara Falls, 1967-69 (109 slides)
Buffalo, New York, 1966-69 (72 slides)
New York City, 1969-70 (12 slides)
Miscellaneous, 1975 (70 slides)
Maine; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1984 (32 slides)
National Gallery, Washington D.C., 1971 (16 slides)
Asheville, Virginia, 1980 (19 slides)
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, 1980 (19 slides)
Florida, 1972, 1983 (55 slides)
Serpent Mound, Ohio, 1976 (18 slides)
Niagara Falls, 1983 (9 slides)
Fort Kearney, Virginia, 1970 (20 slides)
Albany, 1980 (20 slides)
Everglades, 1972 (28 slides)
Lexington, Virginia, 1967-72 (35 slides)
Miscellaneous, undated (20 slides)

Box Contents
18 Central/South America (1), 1967-1976
670 slides

Latin American Tour, 1967 (78 slides)
Latin American Tour II, undated (136 slides)
Latin American Tour - People, 1968 (30 slides)
El Morro, Puerto Rico, 1971 (38 slides)
Mexico – Uxmal, 1976 (57 slides)
Mexico – Chichen-Itza, 1976 (40 slides)
Mexico – Yucatan, 1976 (22 slides)
Guatemala, 1968 (37 slides)
Columbia, 1968 (11 slides)
Ecuador, 1968 (46 slides)
Peru, 1968 (99 slides)
Bolivia, 1968 (22 slides)
Chile, 1968 (17 slides)
Miscellaneous, 1967-68 (37 slides)

19 Central/South America (2), 1967-1976
376 slides

Santo Domingo, 1967 (13 slides)
Kingston/ Cartleton Gardens/ Gagnes, 1967 (14 slides)
Caracas, 1967 (9 slides)
Sinamaico and Maracaibo, 1967 (11 slides)
Puerto la Cruz and Boat to Maragarita, 1967 (7 slides)
Margarita, Venezuela, 1967 (12 slides)
Trinidad, 1967 (18 slides)
Caroni Swamp, 1967 (7 slides)
South America, 1967 (24 slides)
Brasilia, 1967 (12 slides)
Belem, 1967 (14 slides)
Sao Paulo, 1967 (9 slides)
Montevideo, 1967 (9 slides)
Salto, 1967 (15 slides)
Cordoba, Argentina, 1967 (12 slides)
Tucaman, 1967 (11 slides)
Asuncion, 1967 (15 slides)
Mexico City, 1968 (18 slides)
South America (miscellaneous), 1967-68 (81 slides)
Uxmal, 1976 (15 slides)
Bogota, 1968 (21 slides)
Petroglyphs, 1973 (29 slides)

20 Central/South America (3), 1967-1986
484 slides

Machu Picchu, 1968 (21 slides)
Grand Canyon, 1986 (62 slides)
Bolivia ; Mexico, 1968 (27 slides)
Mexico, 1976 (8 slides)
Central America (miscellaneous), 1968 (59 slides)
Bolivia, 1968 (61 slides)
Lower Manhattan, 1983 (11 slides)
San Jose, 1968 (28 slides)
Copan, 1967, 1978 (27 slides)
Central America, 1968 (60 slides)
Peru, 1968 (22 slides)
South America, 1967-68 (37 slides)
Ecuador, 1967-68 (61 slides)

A.    Liszt in Italy, 1967-1989
810 slides
Box Contents
21
Liszt in Italy, 1967-1989

Villa d’Este, undated (112 slides)
Gondola, undated (107 slides)
Canzonetta, undated (99 slides)
Pensierosa, undated (45 slides)
Little Piece, undated (7 slides)
Sursum corda, undated (71 slides)

Liszt in Italy Presentation Slides, undated (71 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1985 (66 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1967 (16 slides)
Liszt, 1989 (17 slides)
Liszt in Italy, undated (3 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1980 (7 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1971 (11 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1985 (30 slides)
Liszt in Italy, 1980 (7 slides)
Liszt in Italy, undated (141 slides)

B.    Liszt in Rome, 1971-1972
701 slides
Box Contents
22
Liszt in Rome, 1971-1972

Liszt in Rome, 1971 (199 slides)
Liszt (miscellaneous), 1971 (14 slides)
Bells, 1971 (12 slides)
Tombs, 1971 (13 slides)
Villa d’Este, 1971 (29 slides)
Tristan, 1971 (16 slides)
Sursum corda, 1971 (14 slides)
Liszt (unlabeled), 1971 (26 slides)
Cosa, 1971 (20 slides)
Brown, 1971 (17 slides)
Fountains, 1971 (37 slides)
Stendhal Romanticism, Arches, 1971 (19 slides)
Martial, 1971 (18 slides)
Horace, 1971 (17 slides)
Daphne & Apollo, 1972 (18 slides)
Michelangelo, 1971 (4 slides)
Menine, 1971 (18 slides)
Rome (unlabeled), 1971 (37 slides)
Cass. Hill, 1971 (16 slides)
Rome miscellaneous, 1971 (157 slides)

A.    Cities, 1967-1969
209 slides
Box Contents
23
Cities, 1967-1969

Charleston, South Carolina, 1969 (35 slides)
Lexington, Kentucky, 1968 (14 slides)
Nashville, Tennessee, 1968 (15 slides)
St. Louis, Missouri, 1967-69 (20 slides)
Seattle, Washington, 1966 (16 slides)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Concord, Massachusetts ; Boston, Massachusetts, 1967-69 (18 slides)
Washington D.C., 1966-69 (18 slides)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1967-69 (19 slides)
New York City, 1967-69 (35 slides)
Disneyland, California, 1968 (19 slides)

B.    Compartment Files, 1966-1987
Box 24-Box 25
Box Contents
24
Compartment Files (1), 1966-1987
663 slides

Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, undated (23 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1966 (4 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1967 (4 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1968 (29 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1968 (2 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1968 (12 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1969 (31 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1969 (8 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1970 (2 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1970 (3 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1976 (1 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1977 (1 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1977 (3 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1984 (1 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1986 (3 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1986 (8 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1986 (22 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1987 (21 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1987 (5 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1987 (7 slides)
Ventura House, Laver, Morris G., California, 1987 (1 slides)
Ostia Antica, 1971 (132 slides)
Ostia Antica, 1971 (53 slides)
Istanbul, 1977 (174 slides)
Rome/Haiti, 1975 (113 slides)

25
Compartment Files (2), 1967-1986
474 slides

Rome/Haiti, 1975 (58 slides)
Latin/South America, 1967 (67 slides)
Latin/South America, 1968 (112 slides)
Alaska/Fort Ross, 1969 (87 slides)
Zoos, 1968, 1969, 1970 (9 slides)
Zoos, 1968, 1970 (9 slides)
Zoos, 1968, 1986 (26 slides)
Zoos, 1969, 1970 (28 slides)
Zoos, 1967 (40 slides)
Zoos, 1967, 1970 (19 slides)
Zoos, 1970 (1 slides)
Zoos, 1967 (13 slides)
Zoos, 1968 (5 slides)

C.    Miscellaneous, 1967-1991
Box 26-Box 29
Box Contents
26
Miscellaneous (1), 1967-1969
249 slides

Letchworth Park, 1967-68 (97 slides)
Corning Glass Museum, 1969 (15 slides)
Nancy Bergama, 1969 (14 slides)
Pascals, 1969 (12 slides)
Hydroplanes, 1969 (12 slides)
[Unlabeled], 1969 (45 slides)
Japanese Gardens, 1969 (20 slides)
Miscellaneous, 1969 (34 slides)

27
Miscellaneous (2), undated
394 slides

Angelus, undated (91 slides)
Funerailles, undated (98 slides)
Miserere, undated (28 slides)
Bells, undated (66 slides)
Love Dream, undated (75 slides)
Consolata, undated (36 slides)

28
Miscellaneous (3), 1967-1989
387 slides

Mephisto Waltz movie set, 1970 (27 slides)
Colts vs. Bills game, 1971 (27 slides)
Last class, UB; Letchworth State Park, 1983 (25 slides)
Hot Air Balloons, 1997 (16 slides)
Emily Dickinson Grave, Amherst, Massachusetts , 1989 (21 slides)
Cole Porter Grave, Peru, Indiana, 1976 (17 slides)
L.S. Sunsets, 1969 (23 slides)
Art, undated (18 slides)
Leo Smit, 1967 (51 slides)
Lion Safari, 1972 (64 slides)
[Unlabeled], undated (98 slides)

29
Miscellaneous (4), 1969-1991
631 slides

Giraffes, elephants, 1986 (37 slides)
Safari – animals, 1972 (32 slides)
San Diego Zoo, 1986 (20 slides)
Wild animals, 1986 (37 slides)
Birds, 1984 (22 slides)
Florida – pelicans, 1978 (14 slides)
Wild animals – gorillas, 1986 (35 slides)
Sunsets, 1991 (24 slides)
Sunsets, 1987 (19 slides)
Travel/sunsets, 1986 (33 slides)
Letchworth, 1983 (15 slides)
OK Cy [Oklahoma City?], 1988 (2 slides)
Sea Bluff, 1986 (20 slides)
Aspen, 1976 (23 slides)
St. Louis Arch, 1977 (18 slides)
Mt. McKinley, 1969 (15 slides)
Monterey, 1971 (23 slides)
Santa Fe Opera ; Cochiti ; Suzie Berio, 1970 (23 slides)
Indian Museum, 1970 (20 slides)
Emily Dickinson house, 1989 (28 slides)
People, undated (15 slides)
Colts versus Bills, 1971 (8 slides)
Art, 1971 (6 slides)
Jan/Phil, 1987 (20 slides)
Unlabeled miscellaneous, undated (74 slides)
Unlabeled miscellaneous, undated (48 slides)


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Subjects

Musicians--Slides
Slides (Photography)--Private collections
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999--Slide collections

Genres

Slides

Associated Material

Related Resources

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The collection consists of 104 scores by Leo Smit, principally in copies of holographs. There are also another 43 items arranged or transcribed by Smit, inscribed to or by Smit, scores marked for performance by Smit, and miscellaneous scores.

A small collection of personal documents, writings by Smit, correspondence (chiefly photocopies of letters from Aaron Copland to Smit), clippings, programs, and lecture materials.

Chiefly black and white photographs documenting Leo Smit's life and career in music.

An online exhibit commemorating the life and career of Leo Smit. It contains many images of Smit as well as photographs taken by him. A list of Smit's compositions, compiled by the composer, is also included.