Robert Erickson Papers, 1940 - 1996 (MSS 96)

Restrictions: Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.

Extent: 24 Linear feet (28 archives boxes, 13 flat boxes, 3 cassettes boxes, 1.5 oversize boxes, 1 records carton and 3 map case folders)

Papers of Robert Erickson (1917-1997), American composer and co-founder of the Music Department at UC San Diego.

Born in Marquette, Michigan on March 7, 1917, Erickson studied composition with Austrian composer Ernst Krenek at Hamline University in St. Paul and graduated in 1943. After three years in the Army, he returned to Hamline, receiving an M.A. in music in 1947.

Erickson began his career teaching composition at the College of St. Catherine's in St. Paul. He then taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, before becoming one of the founders of the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego, in 1967.

Erickson is known for his use of the 12-tone system, sounds recorded on tape, and self-made instruments. His works have been performed and commissioned by the Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles Symphony Orchestras, the American Composers Orchestra, and ensembles including the Arch Ensemble, Continuum, the Kronos Quartet, the Sequoia Quartet and SONOR.

In addition to receiving the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Yaddo fellowships, Erickson has been the recipient of numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Drew Prize in Music Composition, and, in 1985, the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for excellence in chamber music for his string quartet, Solstice.

Throughout his career, Erickson published numerous articles and authored two books: The Structure of Music: A Listener's Guide in 1957 and Sound Structures in Music in 1975.

Erickson died on April 24, 1997.

The Robert Erickson Papers document Erickson's career as a composer, musician and faculty member at UC San Diego. The collection is comprised of correspondence, holograph music scores, materials relating to Erickson's teaching and his work with the Center for Music Experiment, and recordings of performances and appearances on several media formats including audiocassette, VHS, Beta, and reel-to-reel.

The papers are arranged in six series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) MUSIC, 4) UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS, 5) WRITINGS and 6) MEDIA.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Includes articles about Erickson, family photos, documents on Erickson's family history, and datebooks and journals dating 1940 to 1981.

Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical information
Box 1 Folder 2
College diplomas, 1946-1948
Box 1 Folder 3
Erickson's uncle Harold's diary, 1919-1930
Oversize FB-506 Folder 1
Portrait of Robert Erikson - Pen drawing on rice paper by Lenore Erick-Alt, and New Year's Greetings from Robert and Lenore Erickson, 1955, 1968
Box 1 Folder 5
Family documents - Photocopies, 1898-1906
Box 1 Folder 6
Family photos
Box 1 Folder 7
Interviews of Robert Erickson, 1982
Box 1 Folder 8
Media appearances, 1956-1970
Box 1 Folder 9
School and university papers
Box 1 Folder 10
University of California at San Diego Robert Erickson celebration - Booklet, 1987
Box 2 Folder 1-4
Articles and newsclippings about Erickson, 1946-1987

Datebooks and journals

Box 2 Folder 5
Journals, 1940-1948

Datebooks

Box 2 Folder 6-7
1962-1970
Box 3 Folder 1-3
1970-1981

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters from professional colleagues including mentor Ernst Krenek, fellow composers Will Ogdon and Charles Shere, musicians Stuart Dempster and Bert Turetzky, American music critic Alan Rich, and photographer and supporter Betty Freeman, among others.

Erickson's original order has been maintained: correspondence is filed chronologically with the exception of one folder containing Erickson's correspondence with Ernst Krenek. Letters date from 1940 to 1996.

Box 3 Folder 4-9
1941-1977
Box 4 Folder 1-8
1978-1982
Box 5 Folder 1-9
1983-1986
Box 6 Folder 1
1987-1989
Box 6 Folder 2
1991-1996
Box 6 Folder 3
Undated
Box 6 Folder 4
Correspondence with Ernst Krenek, 1940-1985

MUSIC

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) MUSIC. Arranged in three subseries: A) Compositions, B) Programs and Reviews, and C) Other Projects.

A) Compositions: Arranged chronologically from 1961-1990, and contains mostly handwritten sheet music and music sketches for single instruments, ensembles, and orchestras. Many of the materials are oversized.

B) Programs and Reviews: Arranged chronologically from 1941-2001, and includes both original and photocopied programs and reviews of live and recorded performances of Erickson's work.

C) Other Projects: Contains grant applications, research proposals, and Erickson's research notes on instrument and speaker system ideas.

Compositions

Box 6 Folder 5
List of compositions, 1940-1980
Box 6 Folder 6
Program Notes, undated
Box 6 Folder 7
Timings for the music of Robert Erickson, undated
Oversize FB-496 Folder 1
Canonic Variations for Piano; Sonata for Piano; Four Piano Pieces - Op 6; Symphony in Three Movements; Symphony in Two Movements, 1940-1947
Oversize FB-496 Folder 2
Concerted Music for Flute, Clarinet and String Orchestra, 1953
Oversize FB-496 Folder 3
Divertimento for Flute, Clarinet and Strings, 1953
Oversize FB-496 Folder 4
Pastorale, 1953
Oversize FB-497 Folder 1
Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra, 1954
Oversize FB-497 Folder 2
Quartet for Strings, 1956
Oversize FB-498 Folder 1
Variations for Orchestra; Duo for violin and piano, 1957-1959
Oversize FB-498 Folder 2
Chamber Concerto, 1960
Oversize FB-552 Folder 4
Chamber Concerto, 1960
Oversize FB-498 Folder 3
Piano Piece; Ramus, 1961
Box 6 Folder 8
Ramus, 1961
Box 6 Folder 9
Bell Record (unfinished), 1962
Box 6 Folder 10
The End of the Mime of Mick Nick and the Maggies, 1962
Oversize FB-498 Folder 4
Mick Nicks and the Maggies; Finnegan's Wake, 1962
Oversize FB-498 Folder 5
Illinois Piece, 1963
Box 6 Folder 11
Concerto for piano and seven instruments, 1963
Oversize FB-506 Folder 4
Concerto for piano and seven instruments, 1963
Oversize MC-021-01
Graphic Score for a Chamber Ensemble, various parts, 1965
Box 6 Folder 12
Ricercar à 5 for trombone, 1966
Box 6 Folder 13
Scapes II, 1966
Box 6 Folder 14
Ricercar à 3 for contrabass, 1967
Box 6 Folder 15
Do It, 1968
Box 6 Folder 16
Down at Piraeus, 1968
Box 6 Folder 17
Drum Studies, 1968
Box 7 Folder 1
General Speech for solo trumpet, 1969
Box 7 Folder 2
High Flyer for solo flute, 1969
Box 7 Folder 3
Pacific Sirens, 1969
Box 7 Folder 4
Small orchestra piece, 1969
Box 7 Folder 5
Nine and a Half for Henry (and Wilbur and Orville), 1970
Oversize FB-506 Folder 5
Rainbow Rising; White Lady; Garden, 1971-1977
Box 7 Folder 6
Cradle II, 1972
Box 7 Folder 7
Ensemble timbres score, 1973-1974
Box 7 Folder 8
LOOPS: An Informal Timbre Experiment, 1973
Box 7 Folder 9-10
LOOPS for instruments, undated
Box 7 Folder 11
LOOPS, undated
Oversize FB-499 Folder 1-2
Sirens and Other Flyers, 1973
Oversize FB-500 Folder 1-2
Sirens and Other Flyers, 1973
Box 7 Folder 12
Rainbow Rising sketches, 1974
Box 7 Folder 13
Summer Music, 1974
Box 7 Folder 14
Dice piece, 1975
Box 7 Folder 15
White Lady for wind ensemble, 1975
Oversize FB-501 Folder 1
White Lady, 1975
Oversize FB-501 Folder 2
Garden for Violin and Orchestra, 1976
Box 7 Folder 16
Sketches - Orchestra and violin, 1976
Box 7 Folder 17
Ornaments, 1976
Box 7 Folder 18
Sketches - Solo flute, 1976
Box 7 Folder 19
Garden, 1976-1977
Box 8 Folder 1
Garden, 1976-1977
Box 8 Folder 2
Drone Piece, 1977
Box 8 Folder 3
Harkins: TPT experiment, 1977
Box 8 Folder 4
Kryl, for solo trumpet, 1977
Box 8 Folder 5
Composition notebook, 1978
Box 8 Folder 6
Flute experiments, 1978
Box 8 Folder 7-8
Night Music, 1978
Box 8 Folder 9
Vocal with ensemble piece, 1978
Oversize FB-501 Folder 3
Night Music, 1978
Box 8 Folder 10
Chamber Orchestra, 1979
Box 8 Folder 11
Quoq for solo flute, 1979
Box 8 Folder 12-13
The Idea of Order at Key West, 1979
Box 9 Folder 1
East of the Beach, 1980
Oversize FB-502 Folder 1
East of the Beach, 1980
Oversize FB-502 Folder 2
East of the Beach, 1980
Box 9 Folder 2
Auroras shortscope, 1980-1981
Box 9 Folder 3
Horn sketches, 1981
Box 9 Folder 4
Night Sky, 1981
Box 9 Folder 5
The Pleiades, 1981
Box 9 Folder 6
Postcard Songs, 1981
Box 9 Folder 7
5c. Second Set, 1982
Box 9 Folder 8
Auroras, 1982
Box 9 Folder 9
Auroras (Holding) with notebook, 1982
Box 9 Folder 10
Auroras repair, 1982
Oversize FB-502 Folder 3
Auroras, 1982
Oversize FB-503 Folder 1-2
Auroras, 1982
Box 9 Folder 11
Before Dawn, 1982
Box 9 Folder 12
Trio for clarinet, violoncello and harp, 1982
Box 9 Folder 13
Mountain, 1983
Box 9 Folder 14
Taffy Time, 1983
Oversize FB-504 Folder 1
Taffy Time, 1983
Oversize FB-552 Folder 3
Hard Time, Soft Time, and the Times Between, 1983
Box 10 Folder 1
Sierra, 1984
Box 10 Folder 2
Dunbar's Delight for trumpet solo, 1985
Box 10 Folder 3
Quintet, 1985
Box 10 Folder 4
Corfu, 1986
Box 10 Folder 5
Corona, 1986
Box 10 Folder 6
Seasonal, 1986
Box 10 Folder 7
Birds at Dusk, 1987
Box 10 Folder 8
Fires, for viola, cello, English horn and piano, 1988
Box 10 Folder 9
Venus Enfolded, 1988
Box 10 Folder 10
Music for Trumpet and Strings, 1990
Box 10 Folder 11
Miscellaneous Projects, undated
Box 10 Folder 12
Composition notebooks, undated
Box 10 Folder 13
Composition notebook, undated
Box 10 Folder 14
Compositions for FA3, undated
Box 10 Folder 15
African Rhythm, undated
Box 11 Folder 1
Beverly's Scene, undated
Box 11 Folder 2
Clarinet Talk, undated
Box 11 Folder 3
Drum Words, undated
Box 11 Folder 4
Flute piece, undated
Box 11 Folder 5
Libretto, undated
Box 11 Folder 6
New Ensemble Piece, undated
Box 11 Folder 7
Noise Organ Notes, undated
Box 11 Folder 8
Ogdon Grant, undated
Box 11 Folder 9
Orchestra Piece, undated
Box 11 Folder 10
Ricercar a 6, undated
Box 11 Folder 11
Sequoia String Quartet, undated
Box 11 Folder 12
Solstice for string quartet, undated
Box 11 Folder 13
Trumpet piece, undated
Box 11 Folder 14
Ya Muh Tuh Ruh-Ja Buh, undated
Oversize FB-504 Folder 2
Orchestra Variations, Short Score; Chamber Piece, undated
Oversize FB-505 Folder 1
Introduction and Allegro, undated
Oversize FB-505 Folder 2
Chamber Symphony; String Quartet; Orchestra Piece, undated
Oversize FB-506 Folder 2
Sounds Structure in Music - Illustrations - Oversize, undated
Oversize FB-506 Folder 3
Abajo y Arriba; Ricercar a 3 For 3 Contrabasses, undated
Oversize FB-506 Folder 6
Music Theory Charts, undated

Programs and Reviews

Box 11 Folder 17-22
1941-1963
Box 12 Folder 1-11
1964-1975
Box 13 Folder 1-10
1976-1985
Box 14 Folder 1-2
1986-2001
Box 14 Folder 3
Undated

Other Projects

Box 14 Folder 4
Artifact - Musical theory reference tool
Box 14 Folder 5
Computer research proposals
Box 14 Folder 6
"Empirical Studies Introductory to a Theory of Timbre Music", undated
Box 14 Folder 7
"Ensemble Timbre Experiments", 1974
Box 14 Folder 8-9
Grant applications, 1966-1984
Box 14 Folder 10
Electronic organ/speaker system - Plans and research notes
Box 14 Folder 11
Instrument project - Plans and research notes
Box 14 Folder 12
"Making Music on Homemade Instruments", 1980
Box 14 Folder 13
"Open Your Ears", undated
Box 14 Folder 14
Patent fund application for speaker system

UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) UC SAN DIEGO MATERIALS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Teaching Materials and B) Music Department.

A) Teaching Materials: Syllabi, handouts, and lecture notes grouped by class and arranged chronologically. Also included are annotated writings by others and subject files of research notes and article clippings used in Erickson's teachings. These materials are arranged alphabetically by subject or author.

B) Music Department: Materials dating from 1973 to 1987, including correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports and proposals documenting the early years of the Music Department.

Teaching Materials

Class Materials

Box 14 Folder 15
Music 27, 1956
Box 14 Folder 16
Music 10, 1969
Box 15 Folder 1
Seminar 206: Timbre, 1969-1985
Box 15 Folder 2
Graduate seminars, 1974-1978
Box 15 Folder 3
Music 102: Music Theory, 1974-1984
Box 15 Folder 4
Music 209: Contemporary Orchestral Music, 1975-1979
Box 15 Folder 5
Melodic tonality seminar, 1978
Box 15 Folder 6
Musicianship seminar, 1978
Box 15 Folder 7
Musicianship I and II, Book
Box 15 Folder 8
Untitled class, 1978-1979
Box 15 Folder 9
Music 210: Music Analysis, 1978-1979
Box 15 Folder 10
Music 6: Musical Masterworks, 1980
Box 15 Folder 11
Orchestra seminar, 1980
Box 15 Folder 12
Composition seminar, 1981-1982
Box 15 Folder 13
Music 3: Bali Lecture, 1982
Box 16 Folder 1
Seminar 209B: The Opulent Orchestra, 1982-1986
Box 16 Folder 2
Seminar 209B: The Orchestra Between the Wars, 1982-1987
Box 16 Folder 3
Seminar 209A: The Orchestra Since 1945, 1983
Box 16 Folder 4
Untitled class, 1983
Box 16 Folder 5
Seminar 209, undated
Box 16 Folder 6
Theory III, undated
Box 16 Folder 7
Miscellaneous lectures

Subject Files

Box 16 Folder 8-12
B-D
Box 17 Folder 1-5
G-K
Box 17 Folder 6-7
M
Oversize FB-506 Folder 6
M
Box 18 Folder 1-9
N-V

Writings by Others

Box 18 Folder 10
Babbit, Milton - "Who Cares if You Listen?" Annotated, 1958
Box 18 Folder 11
Balzano, Jerry - Untitled. Chapter excerpts with correspondence, 1980
Box 18 Folder 12
Barzun, Jacques - "The Meaning of Meaning in Music: Berlioz Once More", 1980
Box 18 Folder 13
Birnbaum, Daniel "Lost Hills", 1980
Box 18 Folder 14
Duberman, Martin - "Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community", 1972
Box 18 Folder 15
Grey, John M. - "Musical Timbre Discrimination in Temporal Contexts." With correspondence, 1977-1978
Box 19 Folder 1
Griffin, Elinor - Untitled. Chapter excerpts with correspondence, 1976
Box 19 Folder 2
Johnson, Mark - " 'Jeffered' by Peter: An Analysis of Musical Organization." With correspondence, 1979
Box 19 Folder 3
Plomp, R. and Bouman, M.A. - "Relation Between Hearing Threshold and Duration for Tone Pulse." Annotated, 1959
Box 19 Folder 4
Rush, Loren - "Mandala Music", undated
Box 19 Folder 5
Schoenberg, Arnold - "Erecting the Sound Image", 1946
Box 19 Folder 6
Stewart, John L. - Outline of Krenek book. With correspondence, 1979
Box 19 Folder 7
Tuzin, Donald - "Sound, Ritual and 'Peak-Experience' ", 1973

Music Department

Box 19 Folder 8-9
Correspondence, 1973-1984
Box 19 Folder 10
Department seminar, 1978-1984
Box 19 Folder 11
Meeting minutes, 1974-1984
Box 19 Folder 12
Reports and proposals, 1973-1984 and undated
Box 19 Folder 13
Miscellaneous
Oversize MC-021-06
Erickson UCSD Music Department posters, 1987

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) WRITINGS. Arranged in three subseries: A) Sound Structure in Music, B) Articles and Books, and C) Notebooks.

A) Sound Structure in Music : Includes handwritten and typed drafts of chapters of Erickson's book, photocopied reviews, and correspondence regarding publishing matters.

B) Articles and Books: Arranged chronologically. Includes typescript and handwritten drafts and research notes. Included are Erickson's unpublished memoirs, "Remembered Sounds and Hearing Things: Autobiographical Essays."

C) Notebooks: Includes a series of nineteen notebooks wherein Erickson recorded his research, thoughts, experiment ideas, diagrams, and article clippings on the subject of timbre. Other notebooks, arranged by date, contain similar content on subjects ranging from orchestra to texture to composition ideas.

Sound Structure in Music

Box 20 Folder 1-2
Typescript draft
Box 20 Folder 3-4
Edited typescript
Box 20 Folder 5
Chapter 1 typescript with Will Ogdon's edits
Box 20 Folder 6
Introduction - Typescript draft
Box 20 Folder 7
"Timbre: What is it?" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 20 Folder 8-9
"Timbre and Pitch" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 21 Folder 1-2
"Timbre and Time" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 21 Folder 3-4
"Timbre in Texture" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 21 Folder 5-6
"Klangfarbenmelodie: Problems of Linear Organization" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 21 Folder 7
"Drones" - Typescript and handwritten notes
Box 21 Folder 8
Bibliography, 1972
Box 21 Folder 9
Research notes - Typescript and handwritten
Box 21 Folder 10
Contracts, 1972
Box 21 Folder 11
Illustrations
Box 22 Folder 1-2
Illustrations
Oversize FB-506 Folder 2
Oversize illustrations for book
Box 22 Folder 4
Mock-up with negatives and handwritten notes
Box 22 Folder 5
Reviews and correspondence

Articles and Books

Box 22 Folder 6
Time Relations, 1962-1963
Box 22 Folder 7
A Primer for New Music, 1940
Box 22 Folder 8
Sound Ideal, 1947
Box 22 Folder 9
Krenek's Later Music (1930-1947), review, 1948
Box 22 Folder 10
The Musical System of Archytas, 1965
Box 22 Folder 11
Varese: 1924-1937: Sound-Ikon, 1965
Box 22 Folder 12
Griffin School Drama of Children, 1966
Box 22 Folder 13
Ad Hoc Musical Instruments, 1968
Box 22 Folder 14
Directions for How to do 'Do It', 1968
Box 22 Folder 15
Tube Filters in Electronic Music Review No.7, 1968
Box 22 Folder 16
Instruments for Cardenitas, 1969
Box 22 Folder 17
Remembering Sounds, 1973
Box 22 Folder 18
LOOPS, An Informal Timbre Experiment in Source Magazine No.14, 1973
Box 23 Folder 1
How to Educate a Composer, 1974
Box 23 Folder 2
Military Interlude, 1974
Box 23 Folder 3
Reconstructed Sounds, 1974
Box 23 Folder 4
San Francisco in the Fifties and Sixties, 1974
Box 23 Folder 5
Statement for Mandeville Center opening, 1974
Box 23 Folder 6
Timbre and the Tuning of the Balinese Gamelan, 1974
Box 23 Folder 7
Working with Stuart Dempster, 1974
Box 23 Folder 8
Back in the Shop, 1975
Box 23 Folder 9
Moonlighting, 1975-1980
Box 23 Folder 10
Other Worlds, 1975
Box 23 Folder 11
The Structure of the Pitch Memory System written with Diana Deutsch, 1975
Box 23 Folder 12
A Bibliography of Historical Music Theory, Mostly in Translation , and Some Articles that Comment Upon those Theorists and/or Their Theories, 1976
Box 23 Folder 13
Psychoacoustics and the Musician, 1977
Box 23 Folder 14
New Music and Psychology in The Psychology of Music, 1979
Box 23 Folder 15
Composing Music, 1980
Box 23 Folder 16
Moment Form, 1980
Box 23 Folder 17
Words and Music, 1980
Box 24 Folder 1
The Way the Wind is Blowing, 1982 October
Box 24 Folder 2
The Way the Wind is Blowing, 1982 September
Box 24 Folder 3
Audiences and Orchestras: Peering Ahead, 1983
Box 24 Folder 4
Peering Ahead, 1983
Box 24 Folder 5
Remembered Sounds, 1983
Box 24 Folder 6
Charlie, 1984
Box 24 Folder 7
My Music: It's Sources, Aesthetics, Poetics, Theory, 1984
Box 24 Folder 8
A Perceptual Substrate for Tonal Centering, 1984
Box 24 Folder 9
The New Audience, 1985
Box 24 Folder 10
Hearing Things: Autobiographical Essays, 1989
Box 24 Folder 11
An Account of My Career as a Composer, undated
Box 24 Folder 12
Autobiographical Sketch, undated
Box 24 Folder 13
Background and Method, undated
Box 24 Folder 14
A Few Words About My Music, undated
Box 25 Folder 1-2
The Harmonic Side of Atonal Music, undated
Box 25 Folder 3
Improvisation, undated
Box 25 Folder 4-5
Music in Plato's Republic and His Harmonics, undated
Box 25 Folder 6
The Musical System of Archytas, undated
Box 25 Folder 7
New New Music, undated
Box 25 Folder 8
Thinking About Audiences, undated
Box 25 Folder 9
Time and Chance in Contemporary Music, undated
Box 25 Folder 10
Tunable Tube Drums, undated
Box 25 Folder 11
The Twelve-Tone System and Musical Information Processing written with Diana Deutsch, undated
Box 25 Folder 12
Miscellaneous writings
Box 25 Folder 13
Miscellaneous loose notes

Notebooks

Timbre notebooks

Box 26 Folder 1
Vol. I-IV, 1970
Box 26 Folder 2
Vol. V-VIII
Box 26 Folder 3
Vol. IX-XII
Box 26 Folder 4
Vol. XIII-XVI
Box 27 Folder 1
Vol. XVII-XIX

Notebooks

Box 27 Folder 2-3
1980-1985
Box 27 Folder 4
Undated

MEDIA

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) MEDIA: Arranged by format into five subseries: A) Images, B) VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes, C) Audiocassettes, D) Reel-to-Reel, and E) LPs.

A) Images: Mostly black and white prints, organized by subject, and includes portraits of Erickson and candids of him in workshop and classroom settings. Four folders contain images relating to articles found in the WRITINGS series.

B) VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes: Includes a recording of New World of Sound, dated 1969, some undated videos and undated tapes of "Erickson Archive" number 1-6.

C) Audiocassettes: Includes "Erickson Archive" numbers 1-12 which date from 1968-1984 and undated as well as other audiocassettes from various sessions and performances, including Erickson Festival: Kronos Quartet dated March 1, 1987.

D) Reel-to-Reel: Includes 30 audio reels (fourteen 10 1/2", thirteen 7", and three 5") which span from 1957-1984 of performances, sound studies and recordings of his music.

E) LPs: Consists of 7 LPs created during Erickson's time at Hamline University in the 1940s.

Images

Box 27 Folder 5-6
Photographs of Robert Erickson
Box 28 Folder 1-2
Portraits of Robert Erickson
Box 28 Folder 3
Events, 1982 and undated
Box 28 Folder 4
Instruments
Box 28 Folder 5
"Ad Hoc Musical Instruments" - Black and white prints, 1968
Box 28 Folder 6
"Back in the Shop" - Black and white prints and one slide, 1975
Box 28 Folder 7
Greek music - Black and white prints
Box 28 Folder 8
"Tunable Tube Drums" - Black and white prints
Oversize MC-021-07
Robert Erickson in his studio, portrait, undated

VHS and Beta Cassette Tapes

Box 31 Folder 1-4
New World of Sound - KOGO TV Channel 10, 1969
Box 31 Folder 5-6
Robert Erickson videos, undated
Box 31 Folder 7-12
Erickson Archive number 1-6

Audiocassettes

Box 29 Folder 1-12
"Erickson Archive" number 1-12, 1968-1984 and undated
Box 29 Folder 13
"Robert Erickson", undated
Box 29 Folder 14-15
"Auroras", 1984 and undated
Box 29 Folder 16
"Dunbar's Delight" - First performance, May 6, 1985
Box 29 Folder 17
Erickson program - KFAC, March 10, 1987
Box 29 Folder 18-19
"Focus", 1992-1996
Box 29 Folder 19-20
"The Idea of Order at Key West", 1979-1980
Box 29 Folder 21
"Night Music" and "Garden", undated
Box 30 Folder 1
Petersen "Monopoly Mix" and Erickson "Do It", 1966
Box 30 Folder 2
"Postcards", 1982
Box 30 Folder 3
"Sierra", undated
Box 30 Folder 4
"Solstice" (1985) and "Sequoia Quartet", undated
Box 30 Folder 5-6
Trio, 1987
Box 30 Folder 7
"Summer Music", 1975
Box 30 Folder 8
Erickson Festival: Kronos Quartet - "Solstice", March 1, 1987
Box 30 Folder 9
Krenek - "Concerto for Violin", undated

LPs

Box 28 Folder 9
"Five Prayers", undated
Box 28 Folder 10-11
"Job Choruses" by Robert Erickson, undated
Box 28 Folder 12
"Little Trio" for violin, viola and piano, undated
Box 28 Folder 13
"Pastorale," music by Robert Erickson, undated
Box 28 Folder 14
"The Star Song" and "I Saw a Sweet Silly Sight" by Robert Erickson, undated
Box 28 Folder 15
Untitled, undated

Reel-to-Reel

7 1/2 IPS, 1/4", 7" diameter

Box 32 Folder 1
"Peter," Movie Tape I (a)
Box 32 Folder 2
"Peter," Movie Tape I (b)
Box 32 Folder 3
"Peter," Movie Tape II
Box 32 Folder 4
"Peter," Movie Tape III
Box 32 Folder 5-7
"Time and Chance in Contemporary Music"
Box 32 Folder 8
"Down at Piraeus," Performance Tape
Box 32 Folder 9
"Down at Piraeus," Performance, May 14, 1970, Jerome Rosen, Conductor
Box 32 Folder 10-11
"I am R.E.'s Keeper," July 23, 1984, Reel 1 and 2
Box 32 Folder 12
"White Lady," for wind ensemble
Box 32 Folder 13
"LOOPS," an informal timbre experiment, Master

7 1/2/ IPS, 1/4", 5" diameter

Box 32 Folder 14
"Elegy for solo percussion," Jerome Rosen
Box 32 Folder 15
"Nine and a Half for Henry"
Box 32 Folder 16
Sound examples illustrating "Computer Study of Trumpet Tones"
Box 32 Folder 17
Notes relating to reel to reels, 1956 and undated
Box 32 Folder 18
"Computer Study of Trumpet Tones," Risset, J.C., 1969

Relates to reel to reel recording "Sound Examples Illustrating..." Box 32, Folder 16

15 IPS, 1/2", 10 1/2" diameter

Oversize OM-2 Folder 1
"4 track Bells Master," Jack Williams
Oversize OM-2 Folder 2
"Bialka P/22 Mix"
Oversize OM-2 Folder 3
"Forks", 1972
Oversize OM-2 Folder 4
"Mixes: La Jolla Cove"
Oversize OM-2 Folder 5
"Nine and a Half for Henry," Master
Oversize OM-2 Folder 6
"Wave Mix," 4 tracks

15 IPS, 1/4", 10 1/2" diameter

Oversize OM-2 Folder 7
"Ch Concerto," Stereo
Oversize OM-2 Folder 8
"Down at Piraeus," Stereo Dub 15
Oversize OM-2 Folder 9
"The End of the Music," from concert, 1967 March 19
Oversize OM-2 Folder 10
January ACA Composer Program, "Chamber Music", 1957 January 6
Oversize OM-3 Folder 1
Music Improvisations from Griffin Nursery School, 1964 January 22
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Piano improvisations by Claudia and Betsy and group drumming. Griffin Nursery School, May 1955
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"String Quartet"