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William Ferris music manuscripts and papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ferris
The materials, spanning the years 1952 to 2000, consist of holographs, copyists' manuscripts, published scores and composer’s sketches and notebooks, notes, correspondence, publication records, photographs, clippings, programs and other ephemera.

Dates

  • 1952-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open and available to researchers without restrictions. Please contact musiclibrary@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3434 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

19 Linear Feet

Abstract

Consists of holograph, manuscript, and published scores of nearly all of the composer's musical compositions written between 1952 and 2000 as well as sketches and notebooks related to specific works.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: 1. Music manuscripts and scores and 2. Non-musical materials. Music manuscripts and scores are further organized into sub-series. Within Series 1, there are 13 sub-series according to musical form, genre or type of score. The non-musical materials are further organized in five sub-series according to format of the materials.

Method of Acquisition

The materials are a gift of William Ferris and John Vorrasi; the first shipment was sent to the Music Library in September 1999. Additional materials were donated by Paul French and the William Ferris Chorale in 2016.
Title
Guide to the William Ferris music manuscripts and papers
Author
Frank Ferko; revised by Morris Levy; subsequent additions and revisions by Alan Akers.
Date
01/01/2004; 05/08/2018
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