In what I’m sure was, and continues to be, a massive undertaking, the New York Philharmonic is digitizing their archives to make available online to anyone interested. The benefit to researchers, amateur and professional alike, is truly fantastic!
The project, which is still underway, currently provides the scores, images, programs and business documents from 1943-1970. Though it does show a glaring absence of women as a whole, you are able to explore all of the correspondence surrounding Nadia Boulanger’s guest conducting appearance in 1962, where the orchestra performed three works by Lili Boulanger: Psalm 130; Psalm 129; and Psalm 24. You can also see the full program – an image of which I included below.
As the project continues, the public will next gain free online access to the first documents associated with the NY Phil after it was established in 1842. You can learn more about the project as a whole in the video below.