...a major center of activity on a parallel with other centers such as those found in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis and on a caliber with festivals of contemporary music such as Tanglewood and Aspen where new music is grounded in the educational context. —George Boziwick, 1995
About the Archives
The Archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, originally supported in part by funds awarded from an Ohio Board of Regents Academic Challenge Grant, were established in 1987. This unique collection, housed in the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives of William T. Jerome Library, contains the documents, scores and recordings submitted for the Annual New Music & Art Festivals and year-round performance consideration, as well as tapes of live performances and the New Music Festival Radio Series, videotaped interviews with guest composers, programs, posters, paper abstracts and other documentation. The Center for Archival Collections at BGSU has developed a finding aid to guide users in locating print documentation from this section of the archives. Additional information about the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives can be found at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/music/.
Browsing the Archives
The scores and recordings of the MACCM Archives can be browsed through the University Libraries’ online catalog. To search by author, title, material or other criteria, click the “limit this search” button. The complete University Libraries’ catalog is also available through telnet at bglink.bgsu.edu. To access the MACCM Archives, enter “Archives of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music” in the title search field. In addition, the holdings of the MACCM Archives are catalogued on OCLC, an international bibliographic organization, and can be accessed through their services.
While paper documentation, tapes and videotapes do not circulate, scores are available for research purposes by permission. Persons interested should contact the BGSU Music Library (419) 372-2307 or email Susannah Cleveland, head music librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact the MACCM Office. Dial-up instructions are available from the Library; inquiries may be made to the Music Library or the Library Systems Office, (419) 372-8664 or 8745. All performance rights remain with the composer or her/his representative.