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Carl Ruggles Papers

Call Number: MSS 26
Scope and Contents
The Carl Ruggles Papers contain the manuscript scores and sketches of Ruggles' musical compositions, including orchestral works, piano music, and songs. The correspondence holds letters to and from various composers, artists, and writers. Ruggles' life and work are further documented by: programs and clippings; personal papers and financial records; photographs; art works by Ruggles and others; sound recordings; and music by other composers, much of it copied or arranged by Ruggles. Transcriptions, notes, and indices by John Kirkpatrick occur throughout the Papers.
Language of Materials
Materials chiefly in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers by appointment. There are no restricted materials in the collection. Please contact the Special Collections staff to schedule an appointment. Some of the materials may be stored at the Library's off-campus shelving facility, so researchers should allow at least two business days to have the appropriate boxes paged.
Conditions Governing Use
The Carl Ruggles Papers are the physical property of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library of Yale University. Copyrights belong to the composers and authors, or their legal heirs and assigns.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Carl Ruggles Papers were purchased from Ruggles' son, Micah Ruggles, by the Music Library of Yale University in 1973.
In 10 series as follows: I. Correspondence. II. Programs. III. Art exhibit catalogs, etc. IV. Clippings. V. Personal papers, including photographs. VI. Art works by Ruggles and others. VII. Musical works by Ruggles. VIII. Works by others arranged or copied by Ruggles. IX. Sound Recordings. X. Music by others.
1894-1981 (inclusive)
39 Linear Feet (56 boxes)
Related Names
Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971