Yale music archives featured in recent publication


What began in 1969 with an interview with a colleague of legendary American composer Charles Ives has morphed into Yale University’s Oral History of American Music archive, with more than 2,600 interviews with leading lights of 20th and 21st century American music.

The story of the archive and its evolution was featured recently in Yale News and can be found here: https://news.yale.edu/2016/03/30/composers-voices-preserved-perpetuity-yale

OHA member Libby Van Cleve is director of the archive and shared the link for Newsletter readers.

If you’re not already a music aficionado, you may become one if you check out the OHAM collection, which reflects best practices in interviewing, with an emphasis on detailed preparation, as well as delightful nuggets from musical luminaries about their careers and their lives.

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