Series B - Librettos, texts, performance records

Identity area

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Librettos, texts, performance records


  • 1949-2017 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

80 cm of textual records and other materials (7 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Series consists of texts and librettos for John Beckwith’s compositions and arranges, as well as related correspondence, programs, reviews, and other notes.

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 A "Compositions"; that is, the composition and any related textual materials share the same number. File identifiers also include 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

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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

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Notes area

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