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John Cage correspondence addenda

 Collection
Identifier: Cage Addenda
This is correspondence that is related to John Cage but was not given to Northwestern by the composer. The Correspondence Addenda consists of two boxes, one of which is oversize. Letters are between Cage and the person in the folder's title unless otherwise indicated in the container list. Of particular interest are letters from John and Xenia Cage to friends in California that relate their experiences while living in Chicago in the early 1940s.

Dates

  • 1941-1992

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

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

This is correspondence that is related to John Cage but was not given to Northwestern by the composer. Letters are between Cage and the person in the folder's title unless otherwise indicated in the container list. Of particular interest are letters from John and Xenia Cage to friends in California that relate their experiences while living in Chicago in the early 1940s.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence is filed in the order acquired.

Method of Acquisition

Most of the correspondence in this series was purchased by the music library through antiquarian dealers and other sources. Some correspondence is to or from Don Roberts, formerly the head of the Northwestern University Music Library, and deals with various aspects of the library's Cage materials.

Accruals and Additions

The Ron Thomas letters were purchased on Feb. 3, 2011.  The Wesley Wehr letter, a gift from Wehr, was transferred from the General Manuscript Collection (LTR .C35).

Related Materials

Northwestern University Music Library John Cage Collection: General Correspondence

Northwestern University Music Library General Manuscript Collection

Northwestern University Archives Subject File: John Cage

Northwestern University Archives Picture File: John Cage

Separated Materials

None.

Processing Information

Jennifer Ward, March 2009; edited by Morris Levy, 2012-2013.
Title
Guide to the John Cage correspondence addenda
Author
Jennifer Ward; edited by Morris S. Levy
Date
01/03/2009
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