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).
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.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname of interviewee.
125 Computer Files
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
- Guide to the Charles Ives Oral History Collection
- Compiled by Anne Rhodes
- Language of description
Part of the Oral History of American Music Repository