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Allen Forte Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 135
Scope and Contents
The Allen Forte Collection includes theoretical analyses (published and unpublished) of the works of a wide variety of composers; a selection of Forte's correspondence, which includes letters to and from Ernst Oster, Gertrud Schoenberg, and other notable music theorists; materials related to some of the courses Forte taught; general theory materials; drafts of some of Forte's published and unpublished articles and lectures; and a selection of photos, personal documents, books and scores.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Allen and Madeleine Forte.
Arrangement
The Allen Forte Papers are comprised of five series: I. Analyses; II. Correspondence; III. Teaching and general theory materials; IV. Manuscript drafts, writings, and lectures; and V. Photos, personal documents, books and scores.
Related Materials
Researchers may wish to consult the Allen Forte Electronic Archive, and the Allen and Madeleine Forte Memorial Collection, both housed at the University of North Texas Library.
Dates
1955-2014
Extent
7.5 Linear Feet (15 containers)
Related Names
Forte, Allen, 1926-2014
Language
Multiple languages