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American Music Edition records

 Collection
Identifier: AME
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.

Dates

  • 1920-1997
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1951-1991
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open and available to researchers without restrictions. Please contact musiclibrary@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3434 in advance of your visit to schedule an appointment to view materials from this collection.

Extent

24.00 Boxes

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.

Separated Materials

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

Creator

Title
Guide to the American Music Edition records
Author
Morris S. Levy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Contact:
Deering Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3434