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John Cage correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Cage Correspondence
The Cage Correspondence collection is comprised of correspondence and ephemera including letters, cards, clippings, catalogs, photographs, negatives, cassette tapes, music scores, and art.  Early materials focus on family correspondence and newspaper clippings and are interspersed with Cage's own notes and manuscripts.  Later correspondence is enhanced through Cage's use of "Note-o-Grams" which provides carbon copies of his sent messages.

Dates

  • 1901-1993
  • Majority of material found in 1960-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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

121 Boxes

Acquisition Information

Materials received from John Cage and the John Cage Trust in several donations during the 1970s-1990s.

Creator

Title
Guide to the John Cage correspondence
Date
2010-00-00
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