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Ben Johnston papers

 Collection
Identifier: Johnston
An archive of Johnston’s music manuscripts and correspondence files, recordings of his compositions and those written by others, memorabilia, etc.

Dates

  • 1939-2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1986

Creator

Extent

51.00 Boxes

Arrangement Note

Arranged in 5 series: 1. Music manuscripts, 1939-2003. 2. Correspondence, 1950-2003. 3. Ephemera, ca. 1940-ca. 2000. 4. Sound recordings, 1958-2000. 5. Video recordings, 1987-1992.

Series 1 is further arranged into 11 subseries based on genre and chronologically within each subseries: 1. Stage works, 1949-1989. 2. Incidental music, 1952-1961. 3. Choral, 1955-1993. 4. Solo vocal, 1942-2003. 5. Orchestral works, 1941-1990. 6. String quartets, 1959-1996. 7. Other chamber works, 1942-1999. 8. Solo instrument music, 1942-1996. 9. Electro-acoustic music, 1968-1969. 10. Sketchbooks, 1939-1972. 11. Miscellaneous sketches.

Series 2 is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Method of Acquisition

The Music Library began acquiring this collection in 1987.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Morris S. Levy and Jill Waycie, 2012.
Title
Guide to the Ben Johnston papers
Author
Morris S. Levy and Jill Waycie
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635