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At a Glance
This collection is arranged chronologically.
The collection primarily concerns Gloria Coates's work in arranging concerts of American music in Munich. It consists of correspondence with performers and composers; financial documents related to the performances; concert programs, commentaries, and reviews; two photographs and one long-playing record.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
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); Gloria Coates Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Gloria Coates, 1987.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers on music: Source of acquisition--Coates, Gloria. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/01/87. Accession number--M-87-05-01.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed HR 03/04/92.
Papers Reprocessed Bruce Shenitz (Pratt Institute MSLIS 2011) 06/--/10.
Finding aid written Bruce Shenitz (Pratt Institute MSLIS 2011) 06/--/10.
2009-06-26 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Gloria Coates was born in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1938, and won a National Federation of Music Clubs Composition Contest when she was twelve. After receiving a Masters of Music Degree in Composition at Louisiana State University, she studied with Jack Beeson and Otto Luening as a postgraduate student at Columbia University.
From 1971 to 1984 she produced the German-American Contemporary Music Series in Munich. The series received support from Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.