The collection is in two sections: music and non-music. The former includes original manuscripts in the composer's hand, photocopies of works no longer existing in the original manuscript, film, broadcast, and library music, and printed music published by reproducing the composer's manuscript. The latter includes programs, flyers, publishing contracts, and the composer's writings. Included also are a number of commercial works which survive only as recordings. Correspondence includes Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, David Raksin. Boxes 1-15: original mss. in the composer's hand; boxes 16-19: photocopies of works no longer existing in the original ms.; boxes 20-30: copies of film, broadcast and library music; boxes 31-32: copies of printed music; boxes 33-35: personal papers.