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Identifier: Cage Correspondence
Scope and Contents The Cage Correspondence collection is comprised of correspondence and ephemera including letters, cards, clippings, catalogs, photographs, negatives, cassette tapes, music scores, and art. Early materials focus on family correspondence and newspaper clippings and are interspersed with Cage's own notes and manuscripts. Later correspondence is enhanced through Cage's use of "Note-o-Grams" which provides carbon copies of his sent messages.
Dates: 1901 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990
Identifier: Cage Addenda
Abstract 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.
Identifier: Cage ephemera
Abstract 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.
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 published...
Dates: 1884 - 1978; Other: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Identifier: Cage scrapbooks
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
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...
Abstract The Anthony Donato Papers fill 19 boxes in addition to eight oversize scrapbooks, spanning the period 1917-1992. Most of the material dates from 1945 to 1975. The papers are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, correspondence, music scores and publications.
Abstract 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
Abstract This collection documents the interests and activities of Fluxus co-founder Dick Higgins, from his early experiments with intermedia and collaborations with other artists in the 1960s to projects current at the time of his death in 1998. The collection includes correspondence, drafts for published and unpublished works, collages, slides of large paintings and graphic productions, films, audio and videotapes, performance scores, and photographs. The collection includes Higgins' own documentation...
Abstract Composer and music professor M. William Karlins came to Northwestern as an Associate Professor of Theory and Composition, and in 1973, he was appointed a full Professor. He was also the director of the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble from 1967 until his retirement in August 2001. The M. William Karlins Papers fill 12 boxes and consist almost exclusively of his musical works. The material spans the period 1953 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating between 1957 and...
Abstract The Ariadna Mikéshina Music Manuscripts and Papers comprise a collection of the Russian-born emigre composer’s music in manuscript and published editions as well as some programs, notes and correspondence documenting her career. Mikéshina composed songs, works for solo piano, solo instruments with piano accompaniment as well as works for chamber ensembles, orchestra and music for ballet and plays.
Dates: 1917 - 1982
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1950-2001; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1978
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1982 - 1988
Abstract Oldberg joined the music faculty of Northwestern University in 1897, eventually becoming the Director of the Graduate Music Department in 1924. The Arne Oldberg Papers are arranged in seven folders and include mainly biographical materials and clippings dating between 1917 and 1976. Also included are listings of Oldberg's musical compositions (one such listing features a biographical sketch [Box 1, Folder 3]); a photocopy of an original composition, "In the Country;" and a small amount of...
Dates: 1917-1976, n.d.
Abstract The Maurice Ravel correspondence collection consists of 68 letters to or from Maurice Ravel and members of his circle between 1896 and 1934.
Dates: 1896 - 1934
Abstract The Camille Saint-Saëns Correspondence Collection is comprised of over 200 letters written by or to Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) between 1845 and 1921. Correspondents include fellow musicians and composers as well as other historical and cultural figures of the era. Saint-Saëns was a celebrated composer who wrote in nearly every genre of French music at the end of the 19th century. His compositions and and influence on students and later composers make him an important bridge to later 20th century...
Dates: 1845 - 1921
Abstract The Alan Stout papers fills 22 boxes and includes music scores, sheet music, performance programs, articles, press releases, publications, biographical information, correspondence, course materials, and student work created by or related to the life and career of Alan Stout. Composer and music composition and theory professor, Alan Stout, was born on November 26, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dates: 1916 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2000
Abstract Choral conductor, organist and composer LeRoy Wetzel was the director of music at the First Methodist Church of Evanston, Illinois and the People’s church of Chicago, among other venues. His papers consist mainly of Wetzel’s original musical compositions and arrangements.
Dates: 1928-1939; Other: Date acquired: 05/11/2014
- Subject: Composers X
- Music Library 14
- Northwestern University Archives 5
- Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections 1
- Composers--United States 16
- Vocal music 3
- Chamber music 2
- Composers--France 2
- Correspondence 2
- Music--20th century--Manuscripts 2
- Orchestral music 2
- Piano music 2
- Songs 2
- Ballet 1
- Children's songs 1
- Choral conductors 1
- Choral music 1
- Church musicians 1
- Composers 1
- Composers--England 1
- Conductors (Music) 1
- Dance 1
- Electronic music 1
- Fluxus (Group of artists) 1
- Music 1
- Music--Instruction and study 1
- Music--Manuscripts--United States 1
- Music--Manuscripts--United States--Catalogs 1
- Musical groups 1
- Organists 1
- Pianists 1
- Polychoral music 1
- Singers 1
- Violinists 1 ∧ less
- Cage, John 5
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Music 5
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 4
- Cage, Lucretia, 1881-1968 1
- Corbett, Marion Bard, 1915-1972 1
- Costa, Michael, 1808-1884 1
- Creshevsky, Noah 1
- Donato, Anthony 1
- Giles, John E., 1949-1996 1
- Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998 1
- Karlins, M. William 1
- Mikeshina, Ariadna, 1900-1982 1
- Moran, Robert, 1937- 1
- New Music Chicago (Organization) 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library 1
- Oldberg, Arne, 1874-1962 1
- Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 1
- Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 1
- Stout, Alan 1
- Wetzel, LeRoy, 1886-1956 1 ∧ less