Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999.

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Freeman, Betty. Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999.

Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999.

The collection is comprised largely of correspondence from and subject files about contemporary composers including John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Virgil Thomson, and Harrison Birtwistle. It also contains art work and other objects given to Freeman by several of the composers she befriended, including David Hockney, Mark Bulwinkle, Joe Brainard, and John Cage. The collection also contains photographs by Freeman of composers and of musical events in New York City during 1986 and 1987.

33.4 lin. ft. (59 archives boxes, 2 records cartons,1 cardfile box, 21 art bin items and 97 oversize folders)

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