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New Music Chicago records

Identifier: NMC

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

The New Music Chicago Records contain administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, publicity and promotional materials, clippings, and subject files.


  • 1982 - 1988


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


6 Boxes

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The New Music Chicago Records consist of administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, publicity and promotional materials, clippings, and subject files. A complete run of New Music Chicago in Print, which was the organization's monthly newsletter, and materials used in preparation for each issue are included in the collection.


New Music Chicago records consists of 6 boxes and is arranged into three series with 4 sub-series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative records and correspondence – divided into Sub-series 1: Records; Sub-series 2. Correspondence.

Series 2: Newsletters, publicity and promotional materials – divided into Sub-series 1. Newsletters: New Music Chicago In Print; Sub-series 2. Publicity and promotional materials.

Series 3: Subject files

Original order and folder names, where present, have been retained wherever possible. Some additional descriptive information has been provided in series, sub-series and folder titles.

While, all materials are arranged in the above series and sub-series structure, oversize materials may be stored in separate boxes to accomodate irregular sizes and shapes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Northwestern University Music Library obtained the New Music Chicago Records from the organization's former corresponding secretary, Deborah Campana, following the dissolution of the organization. Campana was an employee of the Northwestern University Music Library and Ph.D. student at the time.

Separated Materials

Duplicate copies of materials have been discarded.

Processing Information

Processed by Jungeun Elle Kim, October 2018.

Finding aid written by Jungeun Elle Kim and Alan K. Akers, Autumn 2018.

Guide to the New Music Chicago records
Jungeun Elle Kim and Alan Akers
November 2018
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Library Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US