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Series I: Music, 19---1979

Call Number: MSS 38, Series I


  • 19---1979


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials chiefly in English.

Physical Description

6.3' (12 boxes)

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The Papers are open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment.


This series contains holograph, manuscript, photocopied, and published music by Shackford and others. It is divided into four subseries: A. By Charles Shackford; B. By Others, Arranged by Charles Shackford; C. By Others; and D. By Charles Shackford, Oversize Materials. Within subseries A. and D., works are arranged chronologically by year, and alphabetically by title within a given year. If items lack dates, these are often taken from the list of compositions that accompanies his resume, or from the family's inventory, both to be found in Series VIII. Biographical Material. Those items in subseries A. which could not be dated are assigned the date 19--, and are placed at the beginning of the subseries, as most of them are almost certainly products of his high school and Yale years. Within subseries B. and C., works are arranged alphabetically by composer. The order of descriptions of items pertaining to a given work conforms to the order that represents the development of that work. A typical sequence would be: sketches, fair score, master sheets of score, master sheets of parts, photocopy of the master score, and photocopy of the master parts. Arrangements of a work are described after the original version. An alphabetical index by genre of the music by Shackford has been included at the end of the register. Uniform titles are used to bring together all manifestations of a work with various titles, and are used once for two or more entries. Cross-references refer from other titles of a work, from titles of its parts, or from titles of other works with which an item is to be found ("with" references), to the uniform title. Identification of sketches was often difficult, and unidentified sketches are to be found throughout the music.

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