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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.

Dates

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

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 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

141 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.ohvi

General

68 interviews
Title
Guide to the Aaron Copland Oral History
Author
Compiled by Anne Rhodes
Date
2016-03-21
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral History of American Music Repository

Contact:
P.O. Box 208307
New Haven CT 06520-8307 USA
203-432-1988
203-432-1989 (Fax)