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Inventory of the Roger Nixon archive, 1944-[ongoing]
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Roger Nixon Archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1944-[ongoing]
    Collection number: ARCHIVES NIXON 1
    Creator: Nixon, Roger, 1921-
    Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons and 1 storage box
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Roger Nixon archive, ARCHIVES NIXON 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.


    The Roger Nixon Archive was established in 1984. Michael Keller, then Head of the Music Library, and Vincent Duckles, Head of the Music Library (1947-1981) had each approached Roger Nixon because of his association with the Composer's Forum, a Bay Area group of composers which included Roger Sessions among others.
    The intention of the composer and founders of the archive is to retain the personal papers of Roger Nixon, as well as all published scores and sound recordings of his works. Manuscript scores will be retained by the composer until the time his estate would be settled.
    While he feels free access and photocopying of his archival papers is to be allowed to all interested scholars, Nixon also views this archive as the definitive repository of all his works.
    The collection is divided into the following three series: Correspondence and Papers (Boxes 1 and 2), Scores (printed, Boxes 5 and 6), and Programs (Boxes 3 and 4), housed in 5 cartons and 1 flat storage box.