Northwestern

ONCE Group collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
ONCE

Dates

  • 1954-2010 (Creation)
  • 1961-1969 (Other)
  • Date acquired: 01/05/1980 (Other)

Extents

  • 27.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Contains documents, artifacts, interview tapes, and other materials relating to the ONCE Group and ONCE festivals. It contains the dissertation research materials of Sandra Braun, much of which is primary material given to her by members of the ONCE Group whom she had interviewed.

  • Abstract

    The ONCE Group of American composers and avant-garde artists evolved in the late 1950s in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This collection contains documents, artifacts, interview tapes, and other materials relating to the ONCE Group and ONCE festivals.

  • Arrangement Note

    Arranged in 10 series: 1. ONCE programs and promotional materials, 1960-2010. 2. Clippings, 1959-1968. 3. Photographs, 1960-2010. 4. Sandra Braun papers, 1954-1978. 5. Robert Ashley papers, 1966-1984. 6. Gordon Mumma papers, 1954-1966. 7. Sound recordings, 1958-2010. 8. Journals, 1962-1982. 9. Ephemera, 1960-1967. 10. Posters, 1961-1983.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Sandra Braun's papers were received in May 1980 from her father, Isaac M. Abeles; the Milton Cohen slide projections were received in September 1980 from Gerome Kamrowski; Robert Ashley's papers came in 1984.  Additional contributions from George Cacioppo (1980), WUOM (1980), Robert Sheff (1980), Jerome Kamrowski (1980), Richard James (1982), Ralf Dietrich (1998), and Michael Daugherty (2010).

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    Archival compact disc copies of the WUOM audiotape reels are available in the Music Listening Center (ACD0001--ACD0033).

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Related Publications

    More information is contained in Richard James’ article, “ONCE: microcosm of the 1960s musical and multimedia avant garde,” American Music 5, 4 (1987): 539-590.

  • Separated Materials

    Some duplicate materials were discarded.

  • Preferred Citation

    ONCE Group Collection, Northwestern University Music Library.  Materials from Sandra Braun's papers should be further identified as: Sandra Braun Papers, ONCE Group Collection, Northwestern University Music Library.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Morris Levy in 2015.

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