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American Music Edition records

Identifier: AME

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

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.


  • 1920 - 1997
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1951 - 1991
  • Other: Acquired November 30, 2005



24.00 Boxes

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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.

Guide to the American Music Edition records
Morris S. Levy
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Library Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US