Joel Salsman collection on Pacific Northwest composers, circa 1930-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Salsman, Joel
Title
Joel Salsman collection on Pacific Northwest composers
Dates
circa 1930-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
18.19 cubic feet (21 boxes)
Collection Number
5591
Summary
Compositions, clippings and publications on Pacific Northwest composers, correspondence, photographs and programs
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joel Salsman was a composer, pianist, and teacher. He was born on July 22, 1941 in Seattle, Washington. In 1966, Salsman earned a Master of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington. After graduation, Salsman was awarded a New York Woolley Foundation grant to study in Paris with pianist and conductor Raymond Trouard. He spent seven years in Paris, where he won awards in five international competitions before returning to Seattle. Over the next thirty years Salsman performed hundreds of concerts around the Seattle area. He died on November 17, 2001 in Seattle. Salsman is well known for performing and recording music by other Pacific Northwest composers such as James Beale, William Bergsma, Leonard Berkowitz, Alan Hovhaness, Gerald Kechley, Lockrem Johnson, George McKay, Gloria Swisher, Diane Thome, Mark Tobey, John Verrall, and others.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Compositions, clippings and publications on Pacific Northwest composers, correspondence, photographs and programs.

The bulk of the materials are compositions. A complete listing of compositions is available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have not been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5591-001: Joel Salsman collection on Pacific Northwest composers, circa 1930-2001Return to Top

17.96 cubic feet (19 boxes)

Scope and Content: Compositions, clippings and publications on Pacific Northwest composers, correspondence, photographs and programs. The bulk of the materials are compositions. A complete listing of compositions is available in the Special Collections' Reading Room. The Joel Salsman Collection consists of musical scores and recordings of music composed by Pacific Northwest composers. Joel Salsman (1941-2001), a Seattle-area pianist, performed and recorded music by several Pacific Northwest composers including James Beale, William Bergsma, Leonard Berkowitz, Alan Hovhaness, Gerald Kechley, Lockrem Johnson, George McKay, Gloria Swisher, Diane Thome, Mark Tobey, John Verrall and others. Salsman's own manuscript scores also reside in the collection. The collection includes a small group of correspondence and news clippings on Alan Hovhaness. The collection has been divided by location; the recordings are in the Music Library.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Container(s) Description Dates
Compositions by Pacific Northwest composers
Scope and Content: A complete listing of compositions titles is available in the Special Collections' Reading Room.
Box Accession
1 5591-001
Beale, James
box:oversize
7 5591-001
Beale, James
Box
1 5591-001
Bergsma, William
1 5591-001
Berkowitz, L.
box:oversize
8 5591-001
Berkowitz, L.
Box
1 5591-001
Coruper, William
1 5591-001
Dodgson, Stephen
1 5591-001
Dresher, Paul
box:oversize
9-10 5591-001
Gottschalk, L.M.
Box
1 5591-001
Haller, Stephen
1-2 5591-001
Hovhaness, Alan
box:oversize
11 5591-001
Hovhaness, Alan
Box
2-3 5591-001
Johnson, Lockrem
box:oversize
11 5591-001
Johnson, Lockrem
11 5591-001
Johnson, Wayne David
Box
3 5591-001
Kantner, Karla
3 5591-001
Kechley, David
box:oversize
12 5591-001
Kechley, David
Box
3 5591-001
McKay, G.F.
box:oversize
12 5591-001
McKay, G.F.
Box
3 5591-001
Montaigu, Henry
3 5591-001
Munn, Gary
3 5591-001
Pena, Angel
3-4 5591-001
Richmond, Eero
box:oversize
13 5591-001
Richmond, Eero
Box
4-5 5591-001
Salsman, Joel
box:oversize
14-15 5591-001
Salsman, Joel
15-17 5591-001
Schoen, Vic
Box
5 5591-001
Swisher, Gloria
box:oversize
17-18 5591-001
Swisher, Gloria
Box
5 5591-001
Thome, Diane
5 5591-001
Verrall, John
box:oversize
18-19 5591-001
Verrall, John
19 5591-001
Unknown Composer
Box Accession
6 5591-001
Programs of Salsman's performances
1964-1996
Belle Arte Concerts
1988
Konzertsaal Bundesallee (Berlin)
1968
Bremerton Symphony
1986-1987
Bumbershoot
undated
Capitol Hill Westminster Presbyterian
1975-1994
Cascade Symphony Orchestra
1982-1983; 1989-1990
Centre Culturel Americain
1964-1971
Cornish School of Allied Arts
1972
Eastside Chamber Orchestra
1985-1986
Edmonds Ensemble
1994
Everett Symphony
1983; 1989-1990
Evergreen Safety Council
1987
First Christian Church
1983-1995
Highline Symphony Orchestra
1982-1985
Hildman Strings
1990
Holy Names Academy
1983
Kygaku String Quartet
undated
Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra
1981-1996
Nippon Kan Theater
1986?-1989?
North Seattle Community College
1983-1987
Northwest Chamber Orchestra
1973-1976
Northshore Symphonette
1987
Octava Chamber Orchestra
1992
Olympia Chamber Orchestra
1996
Olympia Symphony Orchestra
1982-1983; 1987-1988
Our Lady of the Lake Church
2001
Pacific Lutheran University
1984
Pilgrim Congregational Church
1995
Portage Bay Philharmonic
1989; undated
Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra
1965-1966; 1985; 1990
Rainier Symphony
1983-1984
Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra
1988
Rialto Theater
1991
Seattle Art Museum
1981-1989
Seattle Central Community College
1982-1984
Seattle Concert Theater
undated
Seattle Pacific University
1975; 1989
Seattle Parks and Recreation
1979-1981
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
1961-1992
Seattle Public Library
1981-1989
Seattle Symphony
2001
Shoreline Community College
1981-1995
Skagit Valley Symphony
1989
Soundings Northwest
1991
Southwest Washington Symphony
1986
Sullivan Lenneman Performing Arts Gallery
undated
Tacoma Community College
1988
Tacoma Concert Band
1985-1994
Thalia Symphony Orchestra
1984-1993
University of Washington School of Music
1960-1999
Unknown
undated
6 5591-001
Miscellaneous papers of Salsman
Box Accession
6 5591-001
Catalogs
Scope and Content:
  • Music of Alan Hovhaness
  • Music of Lockrem Johnson
undated
6 5591-001
Certificate- William Bergsma (photocopy)
1985
6 5591-001
Clippings- re: Salsman
1963-2001
6 5591-001
Correspondence- addressed to Salsman
1983-1999
6 5591-001
Drawing- artist unidentified
undated
6 5591-001
Numerology profile for Salsman
1984-1988
6 5591-001
Photographs
Scope and Content:
  • Jim and Jane Beale
  • Alan and Hinako Hovhaness
  • Joel Salsman and Alan Hovhaness
  • Charles and Dora Murphy
  • Joel Salsman
  • John and Polly Verrall
  • Unidentified
undated
6 5591-001
Poems
Scope and Content: Folder contains two poems:
  • Untitled, author unknown
  • "Music Magic"- Tribute to Joel by: Amy Wilston
undated
6 5591-001
Poster- 7th Street Theater
1993
6 5591-001
Program Notes
undated
6 5591-001
Publication- re: Stanley Chapple
1982
6 5591-001
Publication- re: Alan Hovhaness
1975
6 5591-001
Publication- re: J.F. Koenig
1999
6 5591-001
Publication- Music for the Piano
1954
6 5591-001
Publications- re: Salsman
1978-1992
6 5591-001
Publications- re: John Verrall
1958
6 5591-001
Recording lists
undated
6 5591-001
Repertoire- Salsman
undated
6 5591-001
Report- Fandrich Grand Piano Action
undated

Accession No. 5591-002: Joel Salsman collection on Pacific Northwest composers, 1982-1997Return to Top

.23 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Piano recordings, artwork, and greeting cards made by Joel Salsman.

Restrictions on Access: Textual and visual materials are open to all users. Magnetic media in folders 3 and 4 are not accessible. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Copyright unknown and users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Acquisition Info: Donor: John Lisicich, 2017-11-15

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5591-002
Greeting cards with original artwork made by Joel Salsman
1994-1997
1/2 5591-002
2 pieces of artwork by Joel Salsman
1982-1993
1/3 5591-002
Audio cassette recording of a Joel Salsman recital with original artwork for cassette case
undated
1/4 5591-002
Disklavier disk recording of Joel Salsman playing the piano
1 floppy disk (3.5 in.)
Restrictions on Access: No playback equipment is currently available to play the recordings which are stored on magnetic media (3.5" floppy disk). Contact Special Collections for options.
1992

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Salsman, Joel--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Beale, James, 1924-2010 (composer)
    • Berkowitz, Leonard (composer)
    • Coruper, William (composer)
    • Dodgson, Stephen, 1924-2013 (composer)
    • Dresher, Paul (composer)
    • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869 (composer)
    • Heller, Stephen, 1813-1888 (composer)
    • Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000 (composer)
    • Johnson, Lockrem, 1924-1977 (composer)
    • Kechley, Gerald (composer)
    • McKay, George Frederick, 1899-1970 (composer)
    • Peña, Angel, 1921-2014 (composer)
    • Richmond, Eero (composer)
    • Salsman, Joel (composer)
    • Swisher, Gloria Wilson (composer)
    • Thome, Diane, 1942- (composer)
    • Verrall, John, 1908-2001 (composer)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)