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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 in 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 scrapbooks
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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
Overview 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...
Overview 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
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.
Overview 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.
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...
Overview 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
Identifier: Moldenhauer Collection
Abstract The Moldenhauer Collection is comprised of music manuscripts, sketches and quotations, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, printed programs, manuscript texts and other materials which document composers and musicians active between 1683 and 1973. With the exception of a few letters written by the collection’s creator, Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987), the collection is comprised entirely of the musical and non-musical works of others. Representing much of the European continent, the...
Dates: 1683-1973; Other: Majority of material found in 1890-1950
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.
Dates: 1950-2001; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1978
Overview 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.
Overview 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
Overview 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...
Overview 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
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Music 5
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 4
- Cage, John 3
- Cage, Lucretia, 1881-1968 1
- Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra 1
- Corbett, Marion Bard, 1915-1972 1
- Costa, Michael, 1808-1884 1
- Creshevsky, Noah 1
- Czerwonky, Richard, 1886-1949 1
- Donato, Anthony 1
- Giles, John E., 1949-1996 1
- Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998 1
- Karlins, M. William 1
- Mikeshina, Ariadna, 1900-1982 1
- Moldenhauer, Hans 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
- Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago 1 ∧ less