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About the Barney Childs Collection

The Barney Childs collection contains papers of twentieth-century composer Barney Childs.

The finding aid (see below) describes all known materials in the collection, including personal and professional letters, scholarly and creative writings, newspaper clippings, photographs, program notes, and manuscript scores. 

Notable correspondents include John Adams, Elliott Carter, Joel Chadabe, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Richard Kostelanetz, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, and La Monte Young. Photographs include personal photos taken of and by Childs throughout his life, and photos of musical performances.

Materials are available by appointment and must be consulted in the library. Contact Emily Croft for details.