Karl Korte (b.1928, Ossining, NY) was a teacher of composition at the University of Texas at Austin from 1971 to 1996 and co-director of the electronic music studio from 1984. He also taught at Arizona State University (1963-64) and the State University of New York at Binghamton (1964-71).
The collection comprises 25 letters and postcards, and 9 photographs. Correspondents are Milton Babbitt, Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Howard Hanson, Ulysses Kay, Otto Luening, Vincent Persichetti, Jaromir Podesva, William Schuman, and Clark Terry. Copland’s letters include information regarding preparations for his visit to Austin in 1973.
For biographical information on Korte see Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Nicolas Slonimsky and Laura Kuhn eds., centennial edition (New York: Schirmer Books, 2001), 1938-39.