Northwestern

Cage, John correspondence Edit

Summary

Identifier
Cage Correspondence

Dates

  • 1901-1993 (Creation)
  • 1960-1990 (Creation)

Extents

  • 121 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Acquisition Information

    The collection was acquired piecemeal over a number of years.

  • Preferred Citation

    John Cage Correspondence, Northwestern University Music Library.

Components