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Group for Contemporary Music records, 1962-1999

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1698
Bib ID 10556284 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Group for Contemporary Music
Title Group for Contemporary Music records, 1962-1999
Physical Description 10 linear feet (24 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

Folder-level restrictions are marked in the container list.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
CD-Rs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Floppy disks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grants Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Receipts (financial records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tax records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tickets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
black-and-white photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
American music -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers (Music) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Concert programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fund raising Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Group for Contemporary Music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Krosnick, Joel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sollberger, Harvey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wuorinen, Charles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.