Collection Policies

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

 A contemporary composers' collection, in the formative stages, is intended to support research leading to performance of contemporary musical works. Thus, major elements of the collection include scores in manuscript, recordings of performances, and papers of composers. Significant development of the collection is anticipated with the completion of the Diehn Composers Room, a special collections facility planned as an addition to the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Building.
 

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Languages: There are no language limitations.

Chronological guidelines: The collection’s focus is twentieth century postwar composers and their compositions.

Geographical guidelines: Although the collection is international in scope, collecting will be concentrated on works of American composers.

Formats collected: Manuscript scores, sound recordings of performances, personal papers, memorabilia, and related materials of twentieth century composers.

Date of publication: There are no limits.

Other considerations:

 
 
COLLECTING CODES
key to collecting codes
 
LC CLASS SUBJECT COLL.CODE COMMENTS
M3 -2196 
ML 40-97
Music, instrumental and vocal 
Manuscripts, writings of musicians
3b 
4
 
 

Bibliographer: Jean Major