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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

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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.

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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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Newsletters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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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.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1964-1971



Box 1 Folder 1 Performers, 1972-1982


Box 1 Folder 2 Composers, 1970-1981


Box 1 Folder 3 Intra GCM, 1969-1982


Box 1 Folder 4 1964


Box 1 Folder 5 1965


Box 1 Folder 6 1965-1966



Box 2 Folder 1 1966


Box 2 Folder 3 1967


Box 2 Folder 4 1968-1969



Box 3 Folder 1 1968-1969


Box 3 Folder 2 1969-1970


Box 3 Folder 3 Gamelan Concert, 8th season, 1969-1970

Including 3 photographs


Box 3 Folder 4-5 1970-1971

Series II: Programs, 1961-2012



Box 4 Folder 1 1st Season, 1962-1963


Box 4 Folder 2 2nd Season, 1963-1964


Box 4 Folder 3 3rd Season, 1964-1965


Box 4 Folder 4 4th Season, 1965-1966


Box 4 Folder 5 5th Season, 1966-1967


Box 4 Folder 6 6th Season, 1967-1968


Box 4 Folder 7 7th Season, 1968-1969


Box 4 Folder 8 8th Season, 1969-1970


Box 4 Folder 9 9th Season, 1970-1971



Box 5 Folder 1 10th Season, 1971-1972


Box 5 Folder 2 11th Season, 1972-1973


Box 5 Folder 3 12th Season, 1973-1974


Box 5 Folder 4 13th Season, 1974-1975


Box 5 Folder 5 14th Season, 1975-1976


Box 5 Folder 6 15th Season, 1976-1977



Box 6 Folder 1 16th Season, 1977-1978


Box 6 Folder 2 17th Season, 1978-1979


Box 6 Folder 3 18th Season, 1979-1980


Box 6 Folder 4 19th Season, 1980-1981


Box 6 Folder 5 20th Season, 1981-1982


Box 6 Folder 6 21st Season, 1982-1983



Box 7 Folder 1-2 22nd Season, 1983-1984


Box 7 Folder 3 23rd Season, 1984-1985


Box 7 Folder 4 24th Season, 1985-1986


Box 7 Folder 5 25th Season, 1986-1987


Box 7 Folder 6 26th Season, 1987-1988



Box 8 Folder 1 27th Season, 1988-1989


Box 8 Folder 2 28th Season, 1989-1990


Box 8 Folder 3 29th Season, 1990-1991


Box 8 Folder 4 1998-1999


Box 8 Folder 5 2000


Box 8 Folder 6 2001


Box 8 Folder 7 2002


Box 8 Folder 8 2003


Box 8 Folder 9 2004


Box 8 Folder 10 2005


Box 8 Folder 11 2006


Box 8 Folder 12 2009


Box 8 Folder 13 2010


Box 8 Folder 14 2012


Box 8 Folder 15 Concerts outside of regular series, 1963-1970


Box 8 Folder 16 League of Composers, Guild of Composers, 1992-1993


Box 8 Folder 17 Concerts, Group for Contemporary Music related, 1961-1968, 1983


Box 8 Folder 18 New Music Concert, Claire Heldrich, 1975-1992


Box 8 Folder 19 Newsletter: American Music Center, 1985 November 4-10


Box 8 Folder 19 Newsletter: American Composers Orchestra, 1987 November


Box 8 Folder 19 Eric Bartletter at the Y, Program, 1986 March 22

Series III: General Files, 1962-2012

The series comprises artists' files as well as administrative files such as reports, articles, minutes, concert and event planning, dating from 1962 to 2012.



Box 9 Folder 1 Press coverage, 1986-1994


Box 9 Folder 2 Harvey Sollberger, 1982-1992


Box 9 Folder 3 Charles Wuorinen, 1988-1991


Box 9 Folder 4 Recording, New World, 1989-1992


Box 9 Folder 5 Bibliography: articles, reviews, sources, 1966-1985


Box 9 Folder 6 Biographical intro, 1973, 1985, undated


Box 9 Folder 7 Design, 1974-1979


Box 9 Folder 8 Concert/Repertoire Lists and Inserts, undated


Box 9 Folder 9 Cooper Union, 1978


Box 9 Folder 10 Administrative: Financial, programs, letterheads, reports, 1962-1988



Box 10 Folder 1 GCM Introduction draft, undated


Box 10 Folder 2 Recording Project, 1980s


Box 10 Folder 3 Music Index, GCM, 1962-1990


Box 10 Folder 4 GCM Biographies, 1984


Box 10 Folder 5 4-15th Season, Chapter summaries, 1967-1971


Box 10 Folder 6 20th Anniversary Recording, 1981


Box 10 Folder 7 Robert Miller, 1976-1981


Box 10 Folder 8 Josef Marx, 1992


Box 10 Folder 9 American Composers Alliance/Recording Grants, 1986-1988


Box 10 Folder 10 GCM Performers, undated


Box 10 Folder 11 MSM, tapes of GCM, Records list, 1990


Box 10 Folder 12 Nicolas Roussakis, 1992


Box 10 Folder 13 Printed score: Tesserae IX, 1981


Box 10 Folder 14 Program Notes, 1983-1984


Box 10 Folder 15 List of World Premiers, 1980s


Box 10 Folder 16 Reviews and articles, 1965-1988


Box 10 Folder 17 Final Reports, undated



Box 11 Folder 1 Meeting minutes of the Board of Directors, 1981-1988


Box 11 Folder 2 Martino Recording, 1978


Box 11 Folder 3 Horizons, 1983-1984


Box 11 Folder 4 Directory File, undated


Box 11 Folder 5 Outline and ideas, undated


Box 11 Folder 6 Radio Broadcast, 1981-1982


Box 11 Folder 7 Concert Tickets: 14, 16, 18-22nd Season, 1975-1984


Box 11 Folder 8 Planning for 24th Season opening, 1985


Box 11 Folder 9 85th Birthday Tribute to Otto Luening, 1986 January


Box 11 Folder 10 GCM Concert, 1986 February 23



Box 12 Folder 1 GCM Concerts, 1986 April 01, 16


Box 12 Folder 2 Reviews, 1984-1987


Box 12 Folder 3 24th Season, Summary, 1985-1986


Box 12 Folder 4 Budget, 1987-1989


Box 12 Folder 5 Bernard Rands Commission, 1986-1989


Box 12 Folder 6 Rutgers Concert, 1989 April


Box 12 Folder 7 Guggenheim Museum, 1989 October 12-13


Box 12 Folder 8 Citation from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1985


Box 12 Folder 9 NEA music recording, 1990


Box 12 Folder 10 String Quartets, 1990 March 25


Box 12 Folder 11 GCM Computers, 1990 April



Box 13 Folder 1 String Quartet: Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Harvey, Wayne Peterson, 1991 April 21


Box 13 Folder 2 Stefan Wolpe/Koch, 1991 November


Box 13 Folder 3 NEA music recording, 1992


Box 13 Folder 4 Morton Feldman/String Quartet (GCM) Music and Art, 1992-1993


Box 13 Folder 5 Elliott Carter/GCM/Bridge, 1992-1995


Box 13 Folder 6 Peter Paul Nash CD, 1994-1995


Box 13 Folder 7 Works and Process/GCM/György Kurtág, 1998


Box 13 Folder 8 Works and Process/GCM/Bernard Rands, 1999


Box 13 Folder 9 Works and Process/GCM/Eric Moe, Augusta Read Thomas, 2000


Box 13 Folder 10 Works and Process/GCM/Marrying the Hangman, 2000


Box 13 Folder 11 Works and Process/GCM/Oliver Knussen, Julian Anderson, 2000


Box 13 Folder 12 Milton Babbitt, John Hollander, Anthony Cornicello, etc., 2001



Box 14 Folder 1 Works and Process/John Ashberry, 2001 Spring

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2076


Box 14 Folder 2 Works and Process/Richard Rodney Bennett, 2001

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2076


Box 14 Folder 3 Works and Process/Les Murray, 2002

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2077


Box 14 Folder 4 Works and Process/Three Tales, 2002 October 06-07


Box 14 Folder 5 Works and Process/Derek Walcott, 2002 November 10-11


Box 14 Folder 6 Works and Process/Rocky Ian Gordon, 2002


Box 14 Folder 7 Richard Festinger, Dennis Johnson, 2003 May


Box 14 Folder 8 Works and Process/GCM/Stanley Kunitz, 2003


Box 14 Folder 9 Bright Light, Big City, 2004 September


Box 14 Folder 10 Works and Process/Menachem Zur, 2004


Box 14 Folder 11 Works and Process/Young Concert Artists, 2004


Box 14 Folder 12 Works and Process/Paul Auster, 2004 September 12-13


Box 14 Folder 13 Works and Process/Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2004 November 21-22


Box 14 Folder 14 Works and Process/Milton Babbitt, 2005 May 23


Box 14 Folder 15 GCM/Charles Wuorinen in Song and Dance, 2005 April 17-18


Box 14 Folder 16 Works and Process/Paul Muldoon, 2005



Box 15 Folder 1 Young Composers Program, 2006 March 19-20


Box 15 Folder 2 Works and Process/James Tate, 2006 November 05-06

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2081

Include CD by Arthur Kreiger "Never Again the Same" 2006.


Box 15 Folder 3 Donald Martino String Quartet CD, 2009

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2084


Box 15 Folder 4 Works and Process/Ariana Reines, 2009 November 15-16

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2084


Box 15 Folder 5 Works and Process/Donald Hall, 2009

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2084


Box 15 Folder 6 Works and Process/War Poets, 2010

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2085


Box 15 Folder 7 Works and Process/Karlheinz Stockhausen, 2010

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2085


Box 15 Folder 8 Works and Process/David del Tredici, 2011

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2086


Box 15 Folder 9 Works and Process/It Happens Like This, 2012 April 22-23

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2087


Box 15 Folder 10 Works and Process/John Chamberlain Celebration, 2012 April 22-23

Contain SS# of living individuals. Restricted until 2087


Box 15 Folder 11 Group/Liability, 1987-1988

Include floppy disk for GCM file in wordperfect version 3.0

Series IV: Financial, 1969-2011

The series comprises financial record such as bills, budget planning, spending, ledgers, and tax files, dating from 1969 to 2011.


Box 15 Folder 12 Bills Due, 1987-1992


Box 15 Folder 13 Merkin Hall, Account, 1987-1990



Box 16 Folder 1 Budget, 1969-1970, 1973-1974


Box 16 Folder 2 Bills and correspondence, Ruth Uebel, 1974-1979


Box 16 Folder 3 Bills, party, 1972-1975


Box 16 Folder 4 Budget, 1977-1979


Box 16 Folder 5 Bills, 1978-1979


Box 16 Folder 6 Bills (odd) Equipment, technical, personnel, 1977


Box 16 Folder 7 Bills, 1979-1980


Box 16 Folder 8 Budget, 1980-1981


Box 16 Folder 9 Bills, 1981-1982



Box 17 Folder 1 Financial, deposits, 1986-1988


Box 17 Folder 2 IRS return, 1987-1988


Box 17 Folder 3 Allied Artists Bureau, Account, 1987-1988


Box 17 Folder 4 Ledger, 1987-1988


Box 17 Folder 5 Ledger, 1988-1989


Box 17 Folder 6 Ledger, 1989-1990


Box 17 Folder 7 Bills paid, 1989-1990


Box 17 Folder 8 Financial, 1990-1991



Box 18 Folder 1 Financial, 1991-1992


Box 18 Folder 2 Financial, 1992-1993


Box 18 Folder 3 Financial, 1993-1994


Box 18 Folder 4 Financial, 1994-1995


Box 18 Folder 5 Financial, 1995-1996



Box 19 Folder 1 Financial, 1996-1997


Box 19 Folder 2 Financial, 1997-1998


Box 19 Folder 3 Financial, 1998-1999


Box 19 Folder 4 Financial, 1999-2000


Box 19 Folder 5 Financial, 2000-2001



Box 20 Folder 1 Financial, 2001-2002


Box 20 Folder 2 Financial, 2002-2003


Box 20 Folder 3 Financial, 2003-2004


Box 20 Folder 4 Financial, 2004-2005


Box 20 Folder 5 Financial, 2005-2006


Box 20 Folder 6 Financial, 2006-2007



Box 21 Folder 1 Financial, 2007-2008


Box 21 Folder 2 Financial, 2008-2009


Box 21 Folder 3 Financial, 2009-2010


Box 21 Folder 4 Financial, 2010-2011

Series V: Fundraising and Grants, 1972-2011

Arranged chronologically


Box 21 Folder 5 Fundraising efforts, 1972-1973


Box 21 Folder 6 Fundraising efforts, 1973-1974


Box 21 Folder 7 National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-1974


Box 21 Folder 8 National Endowment for the Arts, 1974-1975


Box 21 Folder 9 Fundraising efforts; National Endowment for the Arts, 1975-1976


Box 21 Folder 10 Fundraising efforts, 1976-1977


Box 21 Folder 11 National Endowment for the Arts, 1976-1977



Box 22 Folder 1 Fundraising efforts, 1977-1978


Box 22 Folder 2 National Endowment for the Arts, 1977-1978


Box 22 Folder 3 New York State Council on the Arts, 1977-1978


Box 22 Folder 4 Fundraising efforts, 1978-1979


Box 22 Folder 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1978-1979


Box 22 Folder 6 New York State Council on the Arts, 1978-1979


Box 22 Folder 7 National Endowment for the Arts, 1979-1980


Box 22 Folder 8 New York State Council on the Arts, 1979-1980


Box 22 Folder 9 Department of Cultural Arts, 1982-1984


Box 22 Folder 10 Fundraising efforts, 1983-1986


Box 22 Folder 11 National Endowment for the Arts/New Music, 1986-1987



Box 23 Folder 1 National Endowment for the Arts, 1988-1989


Box 23 Folder 2-3 New York State Council on the Arts, 1988-1989


Box 23 Folder 4 National Endowment for the Arts/New Music, 1989-1990


Box 23 Folder 5 New York State Council on the Arts, 1989-1990


Box 23 Folder 6 National Endowment for the Arts, 1990-1991


Box 23 Folder 7 New York State Council on the Arts, 1990-1991


Box 23 Folder 8 National Endowment for the Arts, 1992-1995


Box 23 Folder 9 Fundraising, Carter Benefit, 1979-1982


Box 23 Folder 10 Fundraising, 1990-1991


Box 23 Folder 11 Cary Trust, 1989, 1995-1996


Box 23 Folder 12 Copland Foundation, 1993-2003


Box 23 Folder 13 Mellon Foundation, 1989-1993


Box 23 Folder 14 Getty Foundation, 1989-2011

Series VI: Subscriptions, 1973-1984

Arranged chronologically



Box 24 Folder 1 Star Mail Service Company, 1973-1981


Box 24 Folder 2 Thank you letter template, undated


Box 24 Folder 3 Subscriptions, 1974


Box 24 Folder 4 Subscriptions, 1974-1975


Box 24 Folder 5 Subscriptions, 1975-1976


Box 24 Folder 6 Subscriptions, 1976-1977


Box 24 Folder 7 Subscriptions, 1977-1979


Box 24 Folder 8 Subscriptions, 1980-1984


Box 24 Folder 9 Subscriptions, 1981-1982


Box 24 Folder 10 Subscriptions, 1982-1983