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Columbia Clefhangers records, 1991-2013

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0226
Bib ID 12293760 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Clefhangers
Title Columbia Clefhangers records, 1991-2013
Physical Description 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
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This collection is located onsite.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Columbia Clefhangers records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Accrual

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

Processing Information

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.

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"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ephemera (general object genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Handbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
A cappella Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical 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.

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Series I: Columbia Clefhangers records, 1991-2013



Box 1 Folder 1 Budget requests and vendor information, 1993-2004


Box 1 Folder 2 Business letters, 1993-1998


Box 1 Folder 3 CASA (The Contemporary A Capella Society of America) directory and newsletters, 1993-1994


Box 1 Folder 4 Contact Lists / Rosters, 1997-2004


Box 1 Folder 5 Constitution and amendments, 1998


Box 1 Folder 6 Gigs, 1994-1998

(Flyers, programs, calendars)


Box 1 Going Somewhere, 2006

(CD)


Box 1 Folder 7 Musical arrangements, 2000s


Box 1 Folder 8 Musical arrangements by Daniel Henkin, circa 1990


Box 1 On the One, 2013

(CD)


Box 1 Folder 9 Other a cappella groups, 1991-1996


Box 1 Folder 10 Repertoire / Set lists, 1997


Box 1 Folder 11 Trip itineraray and packing list, 1999