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Charles Ives Oral History

 Collection
Call Number: OHII

Scope and Contents

The Charles Ives Oral History was the first documentary oral history of an American composer. Interviews with sixty people who knew and worked with Charles Ives were conducted between 1968 and 1971, and this project was the impetus for the founding of Oral History of American Music (OHAM). Family, friends, neighbors, business associates, and musicians reminisce about one of the most significant artistic figures of the century. The project formed the basis of the award-winning book by Vivian Perlis, Charles Ives Remembered: An Oral History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974, and subsequently reprinted). Excerpts from the taped interviews were used in a five record package, "Charles Ives 100th Anniversary" (1974) and in a film documentary, "A Good Dissonance Like a Man" (1977).

Dates

  • 1968 - 1974

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Streaming access to sound recordings in this collection is available when connected to the Yale network, or otherwise by request.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights and permissions for OHAM materials vary between individual interviews. Researchers wishing to publish or broadcast OHAM materials are responsible for obtaining direct authorization from copyright holders: generally, the interviewees or their estates.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname of interviewee.

Extent

125 computer_files

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/oham.ohii

General

65 interviews
Title
Guide to the Charles Ives Oral History Collection
Author
Compiled by Anne Rhodes
Date
2016-03-17
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral History of American Music Repository

Contact:
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