Northwestern

Cage, John Correspondence Addenda Edit

Summary

Identifier
Cage Addenda

Dates

  • 1941-1992 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • 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).

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Letter from [Person] to [Person], [date]. Box [number], folder [number]. John Cage Correspondence Addenda, Northwestern University Music Library.

  • Processing Information

    Jennifer Ward, March 2009; edited by Morris Levy, 2012-2013.

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