University of Washington
The Cornish School of Allied Arts records combine several, disparate accessions of materials -- Although the collection covers a wide time frame, the bulk of the records relate to the period in which the school operated as the Cornish School of Allied Arts. The majority of the collection is contained in Accession 2564-001, which documents the operations of the school, including functions of the Registrar. It also includes three drafts of Nellie Cornish's autobiography and materials relating to the Music and Art Foundation, which administered Cornish after 1954. Significant correspondents represented in this accession include Ellen Van Volkenburg Browne (one of the editors of Cornish's memoirs) and Mark Tobey. Specific material types throughout the entire collection include catalogs, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, financial records, minutes, programs, reports, subject files and scrapbooks, as well as a limited number of audio tapes and phonodiscs. The scrapbooks, which range in ... Read More
Northwestern University
Holograph diagrammatic full score in ink and pencil on grid paper and pasted to folded cardboard with performance markings in red and blue crayon (2 leaves ; 36 x 36 cm) -- Parts for Flute III and Tuba (matching clarinet part in score) in John Cage's hand written in ink on file folders (2 parts ; 30 cm) -- Holograph diagrammatic full score (diazotype) from the same originals used in the 1962 Peters edition with typescript program notes (diazotype) as cover (2 unnumbered pages, 19 pages ; 17 x 32 cm) -- Holograph diagrammatic score of the version for two pianos (diazotype) from the same originals used in the 1965 Peters edition with holograph performance instructions signed and dated January 15, 1960 in pencil on the cover and a stage layout in John Cage's hand written in blue ink and pencil on page 6 (2 unnumbered pages, 5 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 24 x 30 cm)
Harvard University - Loeb Music Library
Audio recordings of performances and lectures by late 20th century composers, including Stephen Mosko, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Elliot Carter, Milton Babbitt, and others. Includes performances conducted by Steven Mosko. Some recordings performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Includes some field recordings of Icelandic and other traditional music. Also includes printed and manuscript scores and parts, extensive correspondence and related papers, and Mosko's work on the folk music of Iceland
Getty Research Institute
This component of Kubota's Video chess sculpture (1975) is a color-synthesized video of her black-and-white photographs of Marcel Duchamp and John Cage playing chess in Reunion, a performance conceived and organized by Cage in 1968. The soundtrack is a recording of music generated by the original Reunion performance
Getty Research Institute
Spiral-bound notebook or sketchbook with musical notations by Cage. The first section contains Cage's handwritten copy of the "secondo" part of David Tudor's two-piano realization of Cage's "Music for piano" nos. 4, 37, 13, 75, 84, 71, 9, 38, 40, 42, used for the Merce Cunningham dance "Suite for five in space and time." In the margins are penciled timings by Tudor. The second section consists of Cage's three versions of Christian Wolff's "Duo for pianists I," performed by Cage and Tudor (see accn. no. 940073, box 10, folder 6 for Tudor's three versions). Also included is a list of works and timings which correspond to the program of the two-piano recital given by Cage and Tudor in Darmstadt, 1958, and miscellaneous notations, memoranda and charts
University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery
The Dick Higgins Collection spans the years 1958 to 2002 and is 17.5 linear feet. Materials include artwork, publications, and exhibition items. Over one hundred items have been cataloged and are searchable in the USMAI catalog; like the rest of the collection materials, these publications can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room only. There are three major divisions within the Dick Higgins Collection and they correspond to the official series: a sampling of Dick Higgins' artwork, publications, and exhibition materials; publications from Something Else Press; and individual and collaborative artwork and publications from members of the greater Fluxus movement. With the exception of the ReFlux Editions items housed in Series III. B, all items were donated from Higgins' studio by Alison Knowles. Selections from ReFlux Editions' "Flux Kit" collection were purchased by the library in 2002. This collection provides an overview of Fluxus artwork and includes rare examples from ... Read More
Yale University
The Video Collection of Oral History, American Music includes many unedited interviews conducted by Vivian Perlis, as well as some acquisitions and professionally edited and produced videos
New York Public Library
The collection brings together material about the workings of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company -- The papers contain financial materials, grant applications, correspondence, administrative material, programs, photographs and production notes. The collection consists of material created and used in the operation of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc. the organization that houses the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. There is material related to company touring and seasons in New York, especially administrative material used in the planning of dance tours and dance seasons. There is research material that was used in locating and acquiring grant funding. Also included are photographs of dance performances, some dating back to the 1930's. In addition there is an extensive collection of programs. These programs begin in the 1930's and continue through 2003


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