Series A - Compositions

Identity area

Reference code





  • 1945-2018 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1.7 m of textual records (20 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Series consists of original manuscripts and copies of manuscripts, including both scores and parts, for compositions composed or arranged by John Beckwith.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Files are listed and arranged by composition. Each composition is assigned a unique number (1 through 152), which corresponds to the numbers in series B "Librettos, texts, performance records"; that is, the composition and any related textual materials share the same number. File identifiers are also assigned a second numerically-ascending identifier (e.g., 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2, etc.) to distinguish between compositions with multiple files.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by the artist.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

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Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Archives Collection 10

Institution identifier


Rules and/or conventions used


  • English



Accession area

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