Scope and Contents
The Adolph Weiss and Paula Hughes papers contain materials that span the period of 1959 to 1971; the bulk of the material dates from 1960 to 1965. The collection consists of correspondence, assorted papers, and photographs. The correspondence and photographs intimately document the romantic relationship between Weiss and Hughes. Also gleaned from the letters are Weiss’s activities as a composer and professional bassoonist, as well as his associations with notable composers (e.g. Edgard Varese and Henry Cowell), and his life as a touring musician. Based on one program in the collection, it appears that Hughes was a patron of the performing arts.