Northwestern

Johnston, Ben papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
Johnston

Dates

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

Extents

  • 51.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

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

  • 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.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Preferred Citation

    Ben Johnston Papers, Northwestern University Music Library.

  • Processing Information

    Finding aid written by Morris S. Levy and Jill Waycie, 2012.

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