06/082 Guide to the Hubert Kessler Collection Kessler Finding Aid Authors: Maristella Feustle.

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Guide to the Hubert Kessler Collection 1920/2005 Music Library Overview of the Collection Hubert Kessler Collection 1920-2005 1920-1981 06/082 Kessler, Hubert, 1898-1985 8.00 English German Greek,Ancient(to1453) Music Library Access Terms

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Topical Term: Plato. Phaedo — Criticism and interpretation music theory
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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight boxes of personal papers, manuscripts, sketches, and published sheet music related to Kessler's work in philosophy, music composition, and music theory.

Detailed List of Contents id109594 1 711537 id109595 1 1 Chapter I: G.H. Mead's Theory of Rise of Self-Consciousness, Mind, and Self Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript. Includes cover page in red pencil reading "II. Plato's theory of cognition."

id109596 1 2 Footnotes to Chapter I id109597 1 3 Introduction: G.H.Mead's Theory id109598 1 4 Footnotes to Introduction (Mead) id109599 1 5 Entire manuscript: G.H. Mead's Theory of Rise of Self-Consciousness, Mind, and Self id109600 1 Transcribed chorales, No. 1-14 id109601 1 7 Multiple copies of errata sheet for music book id109602 1 8 Handwritten notes and bibliography on back of typescript pages: "Basic Factors in the Growth of Mind and Self: Analysis and Reconstruction of G.H. Mead's Theory" id109603 1 9 Letter from Grace Chin Lee 1941 March 13 Scope and Contents

Regarding Kessler's writings on Mead.

id109604 1 10 Spiral-bound notebook: Selections from early Greek philosophy id109605 1 11 Cover page: Plato's Parmenides and the Problem of Metalogic; page with biblical passages Matt. 21:22, and 26:39 written in pencil; page labeled "inserts" with footnote text id109606 1 12 Empty envelope addressed to Prof. G.A. Tawney, Urbana, IL id109607 1 13 Notes on Plato and Parmenides; additional cover page for "Plato's Parmenides and the Problem of Metalogic" id109608 1 14 Paper: Welches sind die Grenzen des Wirkungsbereiches der Autosuggestion? Scope and Contents

13" paper found folded around standard-length paper which begins "Es gibt einen Zustand jenseits der Gnade..."

id109609 1 15 Brittle page of notes on Parmenides, with Greek characters id109610 1 16 Twelve Dates of History Scope and Contents

"Greatest dates of [Western] history, which show the development of that fundamental attitude and hence the inner consistency of historical development."

id109611 1 17 Three memo pad sheets: sources on Parmenides, Plato id109612 1 18 Chapter III, A Reconstruction of the Theory of the Rise of Self-Consciousness Scope and Contents

Text and notes.

id109618 1 19 Bibliography Scope and Contents

Pages "A" through "W."

id109622 1 20 Ableitung der Moral auf Grundlage des fruher Gesagten Scope and Contents

Pages 15-25.

id109623 1 21 Cover page to Kessler's dissertation: Basic Factors in the Growth of Mind and Self: Analysis and Reconstruction of G.H. Mead's Theory 1940 Scope and Contents

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

id109624 1 22 Part III (Mead) id109625 1 23 Handwritten notes in pencil, corrections to work on Mead id109626 1 24 Typed text, pages 55-87: "The foregoing analysis..." id109627 1 25 Abstract to Kessler's dissertation id109628 1 26 Handwritten notes, numbered 4 through 6 id109629 1 27 Chapter II: Critical Examination of Mead's Theory id109630 1 28 Last page of a bibliography id109631 1 29 Typed text, pages 1-25; 26-42: "Als ich an diesem Buch zu schreiben anfing..." id109632 1 30 "Meinen liebsten Tanjalein..." [sp?] 1935 January 12 Scope and Contents

Single sheet, written in ink, with tryped page and a page written in pencil (having to do with Chapter III of the dissertation), which were found adjacent.

id109633 1 31 Paper: "In search of an alternative interpretation of the proof of the immortality of the soul in Plato's Phaedo" Scope and Contents

"Original."

id109634 1 32 Letter to Kessler from "Max" 1967 February 12 Scope and Contents

Discusses Plato's Phaedo.

id109635 1 33 Writings on Plato, manuscript in pencil Scope and Contents

Apparent draft of "In search of an alternative interpretation..."

id109636 1 34 Various sets of pages separated by staples or paperclips Scope and Contents

In pencil.

id109637 1 35 Handwritten pages numbered 0-36 id109645 1 36 More writings on Plato, manuscript in pencil Scope and Contents

Related to, but not a direct continuation of Folder 33.

id109646 1 37 Notes on onion-skin paper id109648 1 38 Part II: Socrates' Deutros... Scope and Contents

Partially typed; includes typed versions of some manuscript material in preceding folders ("Point ii" - Point i mentioned in Folder 33).

id109650 1 39 Brittle pages: "Before proceeding..." Scope and Contents

Pages labeled "A.H."

id109651 1 40 Page of notes, partly in blue ink 1957 November 21 id109652 1 41 Section-by-section outline of Plato's Phaedo id109653 1 42 Handwritten list of citations Scope and Contents

With author and work of Plato to which the citation refers.

id109654 1 43 "Books returned" 1966 June id109655 1 44 "The key concepts" Scope and Contents

Brittle paper.

id109656 1 45 Page with two sources listed id109657 1 46 Outline, notes, text in small, stapled groups Scope and Contents

Brittle paper.

id109658 1 47 Notes on lined paper id109659 1 48 "The reference to three..." Scope and Contents

Brittle paper.

id109660 1 49 Plato / Lexicon Platonicum Scope and Contents

Brittle paper.

id109661 1 50 Small pages of notes Scope and Contents

Brittle.

id109663 1 51 Friedlander, Vol. 2, p. 614 - notes id109665 1 52 Assorted pages of notes id109666 1 53 "Critical assessment of the final section of the proof" 1974 June Scope and Contents

Note "Discarded version?" marked June, 1974.

id109667 1 54 "Discard: Immortality proof" id109668 1 55 Pages marked 287a through 287m Scope and Contents

Begins "From a certain point of view..."

id109669 1 56 Notes stapled to a concert program; "definitions"; additional page of notes circa 1967 Scope and Contents

Program from "Festival of Contemporary Arts," University of Illinois at Urbana, March 11, 1967.

id109670 1 57 Deuteros Plous Scope and Contents

Includes typed pages with annotations in red, page of apparently related notes. Ends in section VII.

id109671 1 58 Deuteros Plous Scope and Contents

Sections VII (resumed) through end. Largely brittle paper.

id109672 1 60 Black folder and contents Scope and Contents

Deuterous Plous; original draft and first revision of Phaedo.

id109673 1 61 Notes and citations id109674 1 62 Phaedo: Translation and comments (proof, and Deuteros Plous) id109675 1 63 "In search of..." - partial copy, missing pages 19-20 id109676 1 64 Revision of beginning of study of proof of immortality 1968
id109684 2 711538 id109686 2 1 Goodrich - draft id109687 2 2 Deuteros Plous - Hackforth id109688 2 3 Deuteros Plous - Burnet's position id109689 2 4 Assorted sources and notes id109690 2 5 Invitation and program for symposium "University in Motion: Matrix for the Arts," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1967 October 30 id109691 2 6 Appendix, pages 288-296 Scope and Contents

Begins "That the teleological orientation of Plato's philosophy..."

id109692 2 7 Materials related to Appendix Scope and Contents

Sources, notes, handwritten text.

id109693 2 8 Certificate from the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on the occasion of Kessler's retirement id109694 2 9 Theory of cognition Scope and Contents

Notes and typed manuscript.

id109695 2 10 Parmenides' "horizontal" levels circa 1963 id109702 2 11 Ad (12) - (13) Scope and Contents

Refers to work by "A.H." Begins "In addition to considering the figure of the sun in general..."

id109714 2 12 "In Search of an Alternative Interpretation of the Proof of Immortality in Phaedo - extended version; notes (Goodrich) 1974 Scope and Contents

Some notes on Burnet interspersed.

id109715 2 13 Examination of arguments in logical notation id109716 2 14 Parmenides' "vertical" columns id109717 2 15 Notes and text in pencil id109718 2 16 In Search of an Alternative Interpretation of the Proof of Immortality in Phaedo - manuscript id109719 2 17 Letter from Max H. Fisch 1966 November 30 Scope and Contents

Regards Kessler's book "In Search Of..."

id109720 2 18 Assorted pages, some blank Scope and Contents

Includes draft introduction, likely to "In Search Of..."

id109721 2 19 Phaedo - proof Scope and Contents

1 of 2. Through section II.

id109722 2 20 Phaedo - proof Scope and Contents

2 of 2. III-C to end.

id109723 2 21 "First draft of paper on Parmenides" 1963 September Scope and Contents

"On the whole all superseded by later work."

id109724 2 22 Deuteros Plous 1967 id109725 2 23 "EXT" - text in pencil on very brittle paper id109726 2 24 Notes on Socrates id109727 2 25 Notes and drafts of texts Scope and Contents

1 of 2.

id109685 3 711539 id109732 3 1 Plato's Parmenides - contents Scope and Contents

Typed. Single sheet, numerous copies.

id109733 3 2 Stenzel, Studien zur Entwicklung der Platonischen Dialektik, pages 12-13 id109734 3 3 Plotinus id109735 3 4 Notes, organized by page number Scope and Contents

In German.

id109736 3 5 Notes - "reality" id109737 3 6 Notes and arguments in logical notation id109738 3 7 Parmenides - third deduction 1963 September id109739 3 8 A Discussion: [Beethoven's] Trios Op. 70 Nos. 1 and 2 for violin, violoncello, and piano Scope and Contents

By Dr. Hubert Kessler and Ron Kingsley. File includes page of notation on staff paper found adjacent.

id109740 3 9 Notes on Plato's Parmenides, Kratylus, Euthyphro id109742 3 10 Phaedo - draft 1966 id109745 3 11 Plato's Method of Division Scope and Contents

A. First paper B. New treatment (including analysis of all 7 definitions of Sophist)

id109746 3 12 A. Politicus (first paper); B. "rev. Pol."; C. Amplified translation; D. "Pol. discussion"; E. Addendum circa 1975 Scope and Contents

Section D dated August 1975; Section E dated 1975.

id109747 3 13 Plotinus - Structure of Sensible World: VI / I, II, III. id109748 3 14 Letter to Dr. Marcovich; notes 1979 January 16 id109749 3 15 Statesman circa 1975 Scope and Contents

A. First paper; B. Revision; C. Amplified translation; D. Discussions of "corrections" of first deninition; E. Addenda, 1975.

id109750 3 16 Typed version of letter to Dr. Marcovich; notes 1979 January 16 id109751 3 17 Die Grundlage der Methode Leschetizky 1924 Scope and Contents

B. Schott's Söhne, Mainz. 80 + xxiv pages. Autographed by Malwine Bree at Vienna, April 1925

id109752 3 18 Fundamentals of Music Theory by Kessler and Stiven id109753 3 19 "Notes 8" - on Parmenides id109754 3 20 Sketches; Variationonen über "Happy Birthday" - Rudolf Haken 1980 October 14; circa 1981 id109755 3 21 Spiral music manuscript notebook with "G. Busey" on front id109756 3 22 Two Sherwood's Harmony Tablets Scope and Contents

One slightly used, one blank, with used pages removed.

id109757 3 23 "Tumbler" notebook with University of Illinois seal - music theory id109758 3 24 Chapter II: Sentence by sentence discussion of the Deuteros Plous passage id109759 3 25 Deuteros Plous, Chapter I (Phaedo, second part) id109760 3 26 Plotinus id109761 3 27 Notes; letter from "Max" undated; 1971 October 6 id109762 3 28 Notes in red folder, with first page in Greek
id109763 4 711540 id109765 4 1 Miscellaneous notes (Parmenides' background) id109767 4 2 Errata sheet from music book id109768 4 3 Plotinus - Eternity and Time, III / VI id109769 4 4 Plotinus - Miscellaneous comments and notes on current reading id109770 4 5 Happy birthday to Hubert Kessler, with love from the McColleys 1981 Scope and Contents

Homemade card with poems about music.

id109783 4 6 In Search of an Alternative Interpretation... - "draft of extended version" id109784 4 7 Music manuscript paper pad; top sheet with writing in pencil id109785 4 8 Handwritten pages, labeled "d" through "j/19" id109786 4 9 Blue binder Scope and Contents

Handwritten notes and text.

id109787 4 10 Parmenides' epistomology id109788 4 11 Loose pages; "Selected fragments of the pre-Socratics" id109789 4 12 Thinking = Being: Sketches I-XIII id109790 4 13 Deuteros Plous: "sketches for sent. 2, 3" id109791 4 14 Phaedo - Second part (Deuteros Plous) - Chapter II, Sentences 1-5 Scope and Contents

"Drafts A, B, C of Revision of Chapter I; integral translation of Plato's text."

id109792 4 15 Deuteros Plous C circa 1975 Scope and Contents

"Main emphasis on positive support of 'direct vision' interpretation." Outline, some text.

id109793 4 16 Deuteros Plous B circa 1975 Scope and Contents

Outline, some text.

id109794 4 17 Deuteros Plous, Chapter II, Sentence 3 id109795 4 18 Notebook 1961 September 20 id109796 4 19 "Miscellaneous" id109797 4 20 Disposition - Evolution of Parmenides' postulates - The conception of truth circa 1976 id109798 4 21 Parmenides - notes, Fig. 1 / 31-32 id109799 4 22 Parmenides to Plato id109800 4 23 Sophists id109801 4 24 Deuteros Plous Append. (Theaetetus) and Sentence 3 circa 1978 Scope and Contents

Appendix "needs complete revision" - dated October 8, 1978

id109802 4 25 Deuteros Plous - various pages id109803 4 26 Phaedo - foreword, first part, Chapter I-A id109804 4 27 Draft: In Search of an Alternative Interpretation of Proof of Immortality in Phaedo - second (short) version 1975 id109805 4 28 Deuteros Plous Sentence 4 id109806 4 29 Deuteros Plous, Chapter II, Sentence 5 and Conclusion id109807 4 30 Deuteros Plous II, Sentence 1 id109808 4 31 Deuteros Plous II, Sentence 1, Sketches id109809 4 32 Deuteros Plous Sentence 2, Sketches id109815 4 33 Deuteros Plous, Introduction id109816 4 34 Deuteros Plous, pages 1-5d id109817 4 35 Miscellaneous notes (Parmenides' background)
id110035 5 711563 id110039 5 1 Op. 1: Sonata in A for violin and piano 1920 Scope and Contents

"Full-size copy made by Haken, May 1985."

id110040 5 2 Op. 1: Sonata in A for violin and piano Scope and Contents

Photocopy.

id110041 5 3 Op. 1: Sonata in A for violin and piano id110042 5 4 Op. 2 Scope and Contents

No title found; possibly for string quartet.

id110043 5 5 Op. 3: Sextet for clarinet, string quartet, and piano id110044 5 6 Op. 3: Sextet for clarinet, string quartet, and piano id110045 5 7 Op. 4: Phantasie für Orchester Scope and Contents

Reduction for 2 pianos, 4 hands.

id110046 5 8 Op. 4: Phantasie für Orchester Scope and Contents

Reduction for 2 pianos, 4 hands.

id110047 5 9 Op. 4: Phantasie für Orchester Scope and Contents

Partial bass part only.

id110036 6 711564 id110048 6 1 Op. 5 Scope and Contents

For piano. Illegible name on front cover.

id110049 6 2 Op. 5 Scope and Contents

For piano. Illegible name on front cover.

id110050 6 3 Op. 7: 3 Lieder nach Texten von R. Dehmel. Scope and Contents

I. Am Scheideweg; II. Gesang vor Nacht; III. "Und du kamest in mein Haus..." For voice and piano. Text by Richard Dehmel. Two manuscript copies, "copied by Haken in 1985."

id110062 6 4 Op. 8: Gedicht von Christian Morgenstern 1932 August Scope and Contents

For voice and piano. "Tanja - in Freundschaft gewidmet."

id110082 6 5 Op. 9: 7 Lieder nach Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern 1932 August Scope and Contents

Tanja in Freundschaft gewidmet. Three present (incipit titles): 1. Wände Wände Wände; 2. Glück ist wie Blütenduft; 3. Und werden wir uns nie besitzen.

id110093 6 6 Op. 9; Op. 8: Six Songs (Poems by Christian Morgenstern) Scope and Contents

"Copy made by Haken, May, 1985." 1. Wände, Wände, Wände. 2. Glück ist wie Blütenduft; 3. Und werden wir uns nie besitzen 4. Eines gibts 5. O wundersame Stille; Du fühlst den dunklen Samstagabendwinkel (Op. 8); Gewaltiger, der Du aus Geisteshöhn Auf Deinen armen Sohn der Erde schaust.

id110105 6 7 Four Short Pieces for Piano Scope and Contents

Copy made in May 1985 by Haken. Labeled H-838.

id110107 6 8 6 Piano Pieces id110110 6 9 6 Klavierstücke circa 1950 Scope and Contents

Mostly ozalid copies.

id110113 6 10 6 Klavierstücke circa 1950 Scope and Contents

Additional set, ozalid copies.

id110114 6 11 7 Fugen id110116 6 12 7 Fugen Scope and Contents

Ozalid copy.

id110117 6 13 Seven Fugues for Piano Scope and Contents

Pencil and ink, not a copy.

id110119 6 14 7 kleine Klavierstücke id110124 6 15 XX Variationen über einen Choral - orgel solo 1920 Scope and Contents

Incipit: "Nun sich der Tag..."

id110127 6 16 26 short piano pieces 19?? November 20 - December 9 Scope and Contents

Supplied title. Ozalid copy.

id110128 6 17 Day by Day circa 1950 Scope and Contents

Copy made in May, 1985.

id110129 6 18 Intermezzo id110130 6 19 I Shot an Arrow - song setting 1936 May 18 Scope and Contents

For voice and piano. Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Tanja" in right margin of last page.

id110133 6 20 Klavierstücke; Violin Stücke id110131 6 21 Phantasie für Orgel id110132 6 22 Phantasie in C für Klavier 2 holg. 1933 Scope and Contents

Composed at Urbana.

id110134 6 23 Sonata in D for violin and piano Scope and Contents

Includes photostat copies.

id110037 7 711565 id110135 7 1 Sonata in D for violin and piano Scope and Contents

Copied by Haken, May 1985. Labeled C-314.

id110136 7 2 Thema und Variationen für Violine und Klavier Scope and Contents

Score only.

id110137 7 3 Theme and Variations for violin and piano Scope and Contents

Copy by Haken, May, 1985 (score). Violin part labeled C-316.

id110138 7 4 Thema mit Variationen für Violine, Cello, und Klavier; Mata Smith Lieder; other fragments Scope and Contents

Fragments include string quartet, piano works. Some dated May or March, 1921.

id110139 7 5 Thema mit Variationen - cover page only Scope and Contents

Dedicated to Tanja.

id110140 7 6 Tranquillo Scope and Contents

Photocopy, first movement for solo instrument and piano.

id110141 7 7 Wandrer. Denn - was etwas weiter wacht Scope and Contents

Segment of Christian Morgenstern poem, "Eines gibts, darauf ich mich..."

id110142 7 8 Untitled score - marked "Wed. at 9" Scope and Contents

For flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns.

id110143 7 9 Untitled fugue id110144 7 10 Untitled, for piano 1920 id110145 7 11 Untitled piano piece Scope and Contents

21 pages.

id110146 7 12 Untitled, for solo instrument and piano id110147 7 13 Multiple copies of four short piano compositions Scope and Contents

#4 labeled "op. 40, 1943, piano concerto."

id110148 7 14 Untitled - possible string quartet id110166 7 15 Formal schematic for Schoenberg's Intermezzo, Op. 25 id110170 7 16 Short piano sketch with row transformations marked id110175 7 17 Sketch with voice leading, "non-harmonic" tones noted id110176 7 18 Skizzen id110179 7 19 Skizzen (alt) id110181 7 20 "Symbols for various forms of tetrachord" id110183 7 21 Table regarding chord progressions, soprano, and bass Scope and Contents

Two copies.

id110186 7 22 Tone row with transformations Scope and Contents

[9 2 4 7 6 3 0 5 E T 8 1].

id110187 7 23 V[illegible] XV id110188 7 24 Sketch for piano id110189 7 25 Sketch for piano, in faint pencil id110192 7 26 Sketch: "Study possibility of stepwise counterpoints" Scope and Contents

File includes student paper from 1941.

id110195 7 27 Various sketches
id110038 8 711566 id110203 8 1 Pitch sets Scope and Contents

Row in upper right corner: [T 3 7 4 1 8 2 9 5 E 6 0]. "0" rendered as "12" to specify upper pitch.

id110205 8 2 Row with transformations Scope and Contents

[2 0 3 9 8 1 7 T 5 E 4 6].

id110207 8 3 Sketch with row. Scope and Contents

[3 0 T 6 4 5 8 E 1 7 2 9].

id110208 8 4 Sketches of piano piece, tone row with transformations Scope and Contents

[7 9 3 1 2 4 8 T 0 5 6 E].

id110209 8 5 Sketches of piano piece, tone row with transformations Scope and Contents

[4 9 T 2 0 1 3 8 5 7 E 6].

id110210 8 6 "K-Lith" music manuscript notebook - rows, sketches id110211 8 7 Music manuscript tablet, fully used id110212 8 8 Music manuscript tablet, used id110213 8 9 Schirmer music sketchpad id110215 8 10 Music notebook with plain cover, red metal comb binding id110216 8 11 F.J. Kent: Sonata in D 1951 December 14 id110217 8 12 Ockegehem: Alma Redemptoris Mater (photocopy) id110220 8 13 Tansman: Pour les Enfants Scope and Contents

New York: Associated Music Publishers. Plate number M.E. 3994. Originally a Max Eschig edition.

id110221 8 14 Hazel Cobb: Sonatina Album 1959 Scope and Contents

Rockville Center, NY: Belwin Mills.

id110226 8 15 Phi Beta Kappa membership certificate 1939 id110227 8 16 Flyer for The American Scholar, published by Phi Beta Kappa id110230 8 17 Shorthand for German phrases Scope and Contents

On heavy paper, faintly embossed with seal.

id110233 8 18 Chart of types of musical works Scope and Contents

Brittle paper.

id110234 8 19 Class rosters, grades undated id110236 8 20 Letter from Jacob Schüm[illegible] Scope and Contents

Heavy paper. "Sam. Bol." in large script on reverse.

id110237 8 21 Program from Kessler concert at UNT 2005 April 2 Scope and Contents

3 copies. The program may be viewed in the UNT Digital Library.