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American Music Edition records

Identifier: AME
Scope and Contents

Manuscript scores, business records, and correspondence that reflects AME’s repertoire of new American music by Green, Carl Ruggles, Halsey Stevens, and others, as well as the interactions Green had with many key figures in twentieth-century music, including John Cage, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, Gunther Schuller, William Grant Still, Virgil Thomson, and many others.

Dates: 1920 - 1997; Other: Majority of material found within 1951 - 1991; Other: Acquired November 30, 2005
Found in: Music Library

James Rosen Beatles Literature Collection

Identifier: Beatles

The James Rosen Beatles Literature Collection is an intentionally assembled collection of published materials (principally magazines and books) related to the Beatles--John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr--and contains materials published both during the group's activity and in the following years. The collection also contains some photographs and other materials.

Dates: 1962 - 2016
Found in: Music Library

Robert Russell Bennett papers

Identifier: Bennett
Scope and Contents

Mostly music manuscripts of original compositions and arrangements, the collection also includes drafts of two autobiographies, printed scores, and LPs from Bennett's collection.

Dates: 1911-1981; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/2002
Found in: Music Library

Black Classical Composers Collection

Identifier: BCC
Abstract Black Classical Composers was a 30-episode radio program created by Carolyn Armenta Davis of music written between 1771-1975 by Black composers in the United States, Brazil, England, France, and Nigeria, and aired on Chicago’s WEFM (now WUSN) between June 1976 and December 1977. Each one hour episode consists of a combination a voiceover description of the composer's life and music, as well as performing musicians in broadcast. This collection contains...
Dates: 1936-1991
Found in: Music Library

Glenn Branca collection

Identifier: Branca

The Glenn Branca Collection consists of the professional and personal records of experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca (1948-2018). The collection is arranged into 16 series, spanning 85 document boxes,14 oversize boxes, and 1909.49 gigabytes of born digital material, and dates from 1918 to 2018.

Dates: 1918-2018
Found in: Music Library

John Cage correspondence

Identifier: Cage Correspondence

John Cage was an American composer and music theorist, and a leading figure of the post-war avant-garde. The Cage Correspondence collection is comprised of correspondence and ephemera including letters, cards, clippings, catalogs, photographs, negatives, cassette tapes, music scores, and art.

Dates: 1901 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Found in: Music Library

John Cage correspondence addenda

Identifier: Cage Addenda

This is correspondence that is related to John Cage but was not given to Northwestern by the composer. Letters are between Cage and the person in the folder's title unless otherwise indicated in the container list. Of particular interest are letters from John and Xenia Cage to friends in California that relate their experiences while living in Chicago in the early 1940s.

Dates: 1941-1992
Found in: Music Library

John Cage Ephemera

Identifier: Cage ephemera

The John Cage Ephemera Collection is wide-ranging in scope and includes correspondence, photographs, writings, programs, scores, books, artworks, artifacts, and audio and audiovisual recordings. Most of the collection is not Cage's own work, except for materials advertising his work being performed or exhibited, and some scores, writings, performance materials, and correspondence.

Dates: 1912-2002
Found in: Music Library

John Cage Notations Project collection

Identifier: Cage Notations
Abstract John Cage was already established as an influential American composer and important leader of post-World War II avant-garde music when he began his Notations project in the mid-1960s. In 1965 the Notations project was born. Cage sent letters to hundreds of composers, visual artists, and writers soliciting manuscripts for possible inclusion in a book to benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts. Some sent Cage recent creations while others contributed older works. Cage...
Dates: 1884 - 1978; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Found in: Music Library

John Cage scrapbooks

Identifier: Cage scrapbooks

The John Cage Scrapbooks are comprised of 9 scrapbooks constructed by John Cage's mother, Lucretia Cage, spanning the years 1916-1954. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, programs, ticket stubs, correspondence, and a few photographs. They document Cage's early life, mostly in photographs, and his early to mid career.

Dates: 1916 - 1954
Found in: Music Library

Edward Clark papers

Identifier: Clark

The collection contains concert programs, lecture notes, biographical materials on Edward Clark and Elisabeth Lutyens, notebooks, photographs, and a certificate of award. There are groups of materials focused on organizations with which Clark was associated, and materials related to Clark's slander lawsuit against composer Benjamin Frankel.

Dates: 1888 - 1962
Found in: Music Library

Marion Bard Corbett music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Corbett

The Marion Bard Corbet music manuscripts consist of all known musical works of the late Marion Bard Corbett (1915-1972), a Northwestern University alumna and Chicago-area composer. Included in this collection are music manuscripts, copies and published music scores, sketches, drafts, notebooks and other papers by Corbett.

Dates: Existence: Acquired circa 1975
Found in: Music Library

Michael Costa correspondence

Identifier: Costa

The Michael Costa correspondence collection is comprised primarily of letters to nineteenth-century Italian-born British conductor and composer Michael Costa (1808-1884) covering his personal and professional life from 1846-1884 and the years following his death until 1909. The collection also includes a few contracts, receipts, documents, photographs and artefacts related to Costa.

Dates: 1846 - 1909
Found in: Music Library

Noah Creshevsky sound recordings, music scores, and other materials

Identifier: Creshevsky
Abstract Noah Creshevsky (b. 1945, Rochester, New York) is an American composer of primarily electronic music. He has taught at Juilliard, Hunter College, and Princeton University. Creshevsky has received awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and ASCAP. His music has been published, performed, broadcast, and recorded around the world. The Noah Creshevsky Collection spans the years 1966-2005. It fills one box and documents Creshevsky's...
Dates: 1966-2005
Found in: Music Library

Richard Czerwonky music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Czerwonky

The Richard Czerwonky Music Manuscripts and Papers contains manuscript and published scores of violinist, composer and conductor Richard Czerwonky (1886-1949) as well as a small subset of personal papers, writing and ephemera. Czerwonky was a prolific Chicago-based composer and conductor of German-birth who was active in the early decades of twentieth century and an influential figure in Chicago's classical music scene.

Dates: 1902 - 1949
Found in: Music Library

Mario di Bonaventura papers and music scores

Identifier: di Bonaventura

The Mario di Bonaventura papers and scores collection consists of correspondence, notes and other papers, programs, sound recordings, marked conducting scores, published scores and books, and music manuscript scores in di Bonaventura’s possession. A small collection of materials related to Italian composer Luciana Berio are also found within this collection.

Dates: 1872 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Found in: Music Library

William Ferris music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Ferris

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.

Dates: 1952-2000
Found in: Music Library

Jerry Fuller papers and music scores

Identifier: Fuller

The Jerry Fuller Papers consists of music scores, programs, sound recordings, photos, clippings, correspondence, publication materials, and other concert related materials. Most of the music scores are Double bass repertoire including solo, trio, ensemble, orchestra excerpts, early music, and etudes and methods.

Dates: 1988 - 2017
Found in: Music Library

John Giles music manuscripts and papers

Identifier: Giles

The John Giles music manuscripts and papers consist of music manuscripts (predominantly vocal music including art songs, duets and choral works), programs, photographs, audio recordings on compact disc and correspondence.

Dates: 1950 - 1996
Found in: Music Library

Antonio Gomezanda papers

Identifier: Gomezanda
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and published scores, concert programs and playbills, clippings, photographs, correspondence, and diaries.

Dates: 1894 - 1998; Other: Majority of material found within 1914 - 1960; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1989
Found in: Music Library

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