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Robert Moran papers and scores

 Collection
Identifier: Moran
The Robert Moran papers and scores reflect the full scope of Moran's compositional activities, and include scores, sketches, libretti, photographs, recordings, and extensive correspondence. These materials are organized into 10 series.
  • Biography. Materials giving information about Moran’s life, not necessarily associated with particular works or events. An important part of this series is the set of wall calendars for the years 1968-2003, detailing Moran’s daily activities and appointments
  • Musical works. Scores, recordings, publicity and other materials related to individual compositions
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs. Photographs that cannot be linked to particular compositions or events
  • Scrapbooks. Large-format books covering the years 1968 to 2001 (with a few gaps) containing clippings, programs, photographs and other materials
  • Sketchbooks. Blank books into which Moran has inserted musical sketches and other materials
  • Programs, posters, clippings and notes. This series contains items related to performances and other events that cannot be tied to individual compositions.
  • Interviews. Published and recorded interviews given by Moran. The series includes a set of recordings made with Moran’s astrologer, Julie Winter, in the years 1976 to 1984.
  • Works of others. Scores and other materials related to compositions not by Moran, and writings by others.
  • Restricted materials. Materials sealed by Moran, and not to be made available until 2050.
  • Dates

    • 1950-2001
    • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1978

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    Except for materials marked as restricted, the Robert Moran papers are open and available to researchers without restrictions. Please contact musiclibrary@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3434 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your visit to schedule an appointment to view materials from this collection.

    Extent

    79 Boxes

    13 folders

    Overview

    American composer born Denver, Colorado, January 8th, 1937. The Robert Moran papers and scores reflect the full scope of Moran's compositional activities, and include scores, sketches, libretti, photographs, recordings, and extensive correspondence.

    Arrangement Note

    Musical compositions are arranged by title. (Where more than one title is available, this finding aid uses the title found in Moran's web site.)

    Some of the voluminous correspondence is arranged by correspondent, but most of it (chiefly printouts of e-mail messages) is arranged by date.

    Method of Acquisition

    Received from Robert Moran in a number of installments beginning in 1979.

    Processing Information

    Finding aid written by Gary L. Strawn, 2018
    Title
    Guide to the Robert Moran papers and scores
    Author
    Gary L. Strawn
    Date
    2018-02-16
    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