American Music Edition records Edit




  • 1920-1997 (Creation)
  • 1951-1991 (Other)
  • Date acquired: 11/30/2005 (Other)


  • 24.00 Boxes (Whole)



  • Scope and Contents

    Manuscript scores, business records, and correspondence that reflects AME’s repertoire of new American music by Green, Carl Ruggles, Halsey Stevens, and others, as well as the interactions Green had with many key figures in twentieth-century music, including John Cage, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, Gunther Schuller, William Grant Still, Virgil Thomson, and many others.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection was organized by the dealer J. & J. Lubrano into four "sections": 1. Correspondence Between American Composers and Ray Green at American Music Edition; 2. Manuscripts of Printed Music of Various Composers; 3. Business Papers Relating to American Music Edition; and 4. Materials Relating to Ray Green.  It was reorganized into five series: 1. Personal Correspondence; 2. Business Records; 3. Ray Green Papers; 4. Manuscript Scores; and 5. Published Scores.  Series 1 consists primarily of materials from the dealer's Section 1; however, correspondence originally in this section that relates to the performance of a composer's compositions was moved to Series 2 and manuscript scores and proofs found in Section 1 were moved to Series 4.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Purchased by the Music Library in 2006.

  • Accruals and Additions

    An additional file of Hemmer letters was given to the Music Library by J. &. J. Lubrano on Nov. 26, 2007.

  • Existence and Location of Originals


  • Related Materials


  • Separated Materials

    Duplicates of printed scores were added to the collection or discarded as appropriate.

  • Preferred Citation

    American Music Edition Records, Northwestern University Music Library.