Gregory Short papers, circa 1980-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Short, Gregory
Gregory Short papers
circa 1980-2017 (inclusive)
1.43 cubic feet (3 boxes )
Collection Number
6126 (Accession No. 6126-001)
Essays, recordings, and other materials related to Gregory Short's career
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gregory N. Short was a composer, pianist and educator. He was born on August 14, 1938 on the Yakima Indian Reservation in the city of Toppenish, Washington. Short is known for his blending of classical European-American styles of music with American-Indian melodies. He earned a doctorate in musical composition and theory from the University of Oregon. In addition to creating over 300 compositions, Short taught at private and public schools in the state of Washington. He also created the 1968-1969 television series “The American Composer,” which featured the music of Northwest composers. He died in Freeland, Washington on April 1, 1999.


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Materials related to the life of Gregory N. Short. Includes correspondence, news clippings, articles, organizational papers, manuscripts, sheet music, programs, 93 floppy disks (3.5") , and audio and visual recordings (3 DVDs, 24 cassette tapes, and 14 CDs).

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

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Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Biographical information/website circa 1990s-2000s
1/2 Manuscript by Gregory Short: More about Music: Book 1 undated
1/3 More About Music manuscript draft undated
1/4 I Took Piano Lessons as a Child essay undated
1/5 American Music for the Adult Pianist manuscript undated
1/6 The Power of Tragedy manuscript undated
1/7 Book of Musical Lists undated
1/8 Correspondence circa 1990s
1/9 Correspondence, news clippings, and articles circa 1980s-2010s
1/10 Sonatas of Loss: sheet music 1985
1/11 Assorted sheet music undated
1/12 Chief Seattle (orchestra piece) undated
1/13 Hattie Belle (piano solo) 1988
1/14 Raven Speaks (nonprofit) 2001-2007
1/15 Programs and program notes circa 1980s-1990s
1/16 Descriptive subject list undated
2/1 Controlled Improvisations by Jim Baker 1989-2000
2/2 Manuscripts by James Baker
Ear of the Composer: Gregory Short, American Songs and Dances Adapted for the Intermediate, Adaptations of Folk Music for Piano
2/3 PATHO Score July 12, 2000
2/4 Miscellaneous
Articles, publications, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and programs
circa 1980s-2010s
3 Audio and digital videos
3 DVDs, 24 audio cassettes, 14 CDs, and 93 floppy disks
Recordings of Gregory Short's concertos along with recordings of other conductors and concerts. Digital copies of essays, books, web pages and trascriptions.
circa 1980s-1990s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--Northwest, Pacific
  • Composers--Northwest, Pacific--Archives
  • Music--Instruction and study--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Short, Gregory, 1938-1999--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Personal correspondence
  • Records (Documents)
  • Sheet music
  • Sound recordings

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