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At a Glance
The Group for Contemporary Music records document the function of an American chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music, dating from 1961 to 2012. The records consist of correspondence, photographs, programs, memoranda, schedules, meeting notes, clippings, contracts, bills, financial records, fund raising and grant applications, and so on.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
Folder-level restrictions are marked in the container list.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); The Group for Contemporary Music Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2013.2014.M095: Source of acquisition--Source. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/25/2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
Collection processed by Yingwen Huang, June 2021. Most materials were rehoused in new archival folders; minimum physical re-arrangement of materials during processing; duplicates of programs in collection were heavily weeded and discarded.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Group for Contemporary Music is an American chamber ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. It was founded in New York City in 1962 by Joel Krosnick, Harvey Sollberger and Charles Wuorinen and gave its first concert on October 22, 1962 in Columbia University's MacMillin Theatre. Krosnik left the ensemble in 1963. It was the first contemporary music ensemble based at a university and run by composers.