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Aaron Copland Oral History

 Collection
Call Number: OHVI

Scope and Contents

The Aaron Copland Oral History comprises approximately 75 interviews with colleagues, friends, and family of Aaron Copland (note: for interviews with Copland himself, see the Major Figures in American Music collection). Oral History of American Music (OHAM) founder Vivian Perlis first became friends with Copland while working on the Charles Ives Oral History. Copland later wrote the preface for her book, Charles Ives Remembered. As the Ives project finished, Perlis focused on Copland as her new subject. From 1975 to 1976, she conducted many hours of interviews with Copland and those closest to him. Finally, in 1984 and 1989, their efforts culminated in the autobiographies, Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943, co-authored by Perlis.

Computer files (reflected in extent) are mostly .wav files. These files are digitized copies of original analog recordings.

Dates

  • 1948 - 1989
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. The finding aid includes links to stream most interviews online via Oral History of American Music's (OHAM) AV access system, Aviary. Yale users can login to Aviary using their Yale University ID, to stream these interviews without restriction. Other users are able to request access to interviews directly through Aviary. For access instructions, and to request transcripts of an interview, see OHAM's website.

Some interviews may be restricted. Access to these restricted interviews may only be granted to a patron who has first obtained direct permission from the interviewee or their estate.

Some interviews may not have been digitized or are otherwise not available to stream online. However, these interviews may have been transcribed. Please see contact OHAM for more details.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights and permissions for Oral History of American Music materials vary between individual interviews. Researchers wishing to publish or broadcast Oral History of American Music 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

117 Computer Files

Language of Materials

English

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.ohvi

General

68 interviews

Creator

Title
Guide to the Aaron Copland Oral History
Status
Completed
Author
Compiled by Anne Rhodes
Date
2016-03-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Oral History of American Music Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 208307
New Haven CT 06520-8307 USA

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