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The University and the Arts Symposium collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 33/5/1199
Collection contains tape recording and transcript of a symposium held at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York on October 12, 1978 with presentations by Robert Buck, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, and Morton Feldman.

Dates

  • 1978

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The University and the Arts Symposium collection, 1978, is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Overview

Collection contains tape recording and transcript of a symposium held at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York on October 12, 1978 with presentations by Robert Buck, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, and Morton Feldman.

Biographical Note

Robert T. Buck, Jr.

Robert Buck was the Director of the Albright-Know Art Gallery from 1973 to 1983.

John Cage

John Cage (1912-1992) was an avant garde composer and music director for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Robert Creeley

Robert Creeley (1926-2005), "often cited as one of the most important and influential poets of the last half-century, was a member of the UB faculty from 1966 to 2003, when he left to become a Distinguished Professor at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Creeley was an originator of the "Black Mountain" school of poetry, named after the North Carolina college from which he held a bachelor's degree and where he once taught with poets Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, both of whom also had lasting relationships with UB. Black Mountain established a new and anti-academic poetic tradition that has been reflected in the work of many poets who have come to occupy significant places in the 20th-century literary canon.

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) "was a leader of the American avant-garde throughout his seventy year career and is considered one of the most important choreographers of our time."

Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman (1926-1987) "was an extraordinary, pioneering composer who made an impressive and unique contribution to 20th-century American music. He also was Edgar Varese Professor of Composition at the University at Buffalo from 1972 until his death in 1987." He is the noted founder of June in Buffalo, the annual festival and conference for emerging composers of new music.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in original order.

Acquisition Information

Collection received from Glenn Bowman and Brian Caraher on June 19, 1979.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Mus. Arc. 2.1 Morton Feldman papers, 1950-1999

AK2.9 Robert T. Buck, Jr. Records, 1973-1983, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, December 2010.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for The University and the Arts Symposium collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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