Northwestern University

Contact: Jeanette Casey

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1. Does your instution maintain holdings of concert programs? Yes. Programs for Northwestern University School of Music ensembles in University Archives from 1895-present.
2. Apart from concert programs, does your institution have significant holdings of other types of documents that can be useful for performance research such as libretti, playbills, historical journals with concert reviews, etc.? Yes. Libretti and historical journals. All holdings are in the Library's online catalog; most are in Worldcat.
3. Please list major concert venues, ensembles or performing organizations, and artists that are represented in your holdings. If possible, indicate a general timeframe for each (e.g. New York Philharmonic: 1920-1950). If your holdings are so extensive it is impractical to submit a list in a timely fashion, please provide a general overview (e.g. Programs of various musical events in Stockholm: 19th and 20th centuries). Boston Symphony Orchestra 1903-1989 incomplete
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 1963-1977 incomplete
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1894+ missing a few
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1914-1972 incomplete
Cleveland Orchestra 1924-1969 incomplete
Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1940-1983 scattered issues only
Louisville Orchestra 1947-1974
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra 1941-1982 incomplete
Musical Art Society of NY 1901-1910
NY Philharmonic 1940-1971 incomplete
Philadelphia Orchestra 1950-1998 incomplete
Ravinia Festival 1956-1998 incomplete
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 1940-1964 incomplete
Salzburger Festspiele 1936-2001 incomplete
Warsaw. International Festival of Contemporary Music 1959-1974 incomplete

4. Do you have collection level or title/series level descriptions of your holdings? If yes, are these descriptions available online or in print? Yes. In our online library catalog. See
5. Have you undertaken or are you planning any item level indexing or cataloging of individual programs? If yes, please list the categories of information that are indexed for each program (e.g. date, venue, artists, works, etc.). If the details of your plan are not yet specified, please made a simple explanation of what you hope to accomplish. If your index is available online please provide the URL. If it exists in some other electronic format such as an Excel or FileMaker file please try to send it as an attachment. No.
6. Please briefly describe the clientele or research use of your holdings. Are the programs accessible to the public? Are they used for historical research or more for practical in-house institutional functions? The library is open to the public, though of course our primary clientele is the School of Music. Material is used for research.
7. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a broader census of program holdings within your national branch? No.
8. Are you able and willing to assist in developing a template or questionnaire for submitting collection level descriptions? No.
9. Are you able and willing to participate in preparing the draft thesauri for genre and instrumentation? No.
10. Can you refer other potential participants for the IAML project? Please provide names and email addresses if possible. Music Information Center, Chicago Public Library Richard Schwegal, Head

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