|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
The collection consists of musical arrangements, correspondence, flyers, schedules, membership lists, budget information, newsletters as well as two CDs of recorded music.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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 onsite.
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); Columbia Clefhangers records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--2015.2016.M161.
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. This collection was processed by Joanna Rios in November 2021.
History / Biographical Note
Founded in the spring of 1988 by Daniel Henkin, CC 1991, the Clefhangers (also known as the "Clefs") began as the alternative coed a cappella group at Columbia University. Henkin wanted to create a group that was open to undergraduates of all backgrounds who were passionate about music and the performing arts. Since those first years, the Clefs have performed hundreds of concerts throughout New York City and across the nation. They've performed at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony, the NYC marathon, and have the annual honor of performing at Columbia University's Commencement ceremonies. In 2008, the Clefs placed second at the 2008 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Quarterfinals and won awards for Best Soloist and Best Vocal Percussion, adding to their total of 6 quarter and semifinal top placements and 9 special awards at the competition since 1996. The Clefs have also recorded five albums including On The One, which was released in the Spring of 2013.