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Norman Cazden Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0528

Scope and Contents

Collection includes original manuscripts, notes used for class teaching, recordings of all his works, obituary, tribute to him by Stephen Erdely, interview on tape with Dr. Sandy Ives about Cazden.


  • Creation: undated


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Norman Cazden, composer, performer, teacher, theorist, folklorist, and prolific writer, was born in 1914 and died in 1980. Raised in New York City he studied at several colleges, Julliard School of Music, New York City College, and Harvard University. He taught at several universities namely Julliard School of Music, Vassar College, Peabody Conservatory, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, and the University of Maine. He published and composed over 100 compositions for piano and other instruments. He was a nationally known composer and won several prestigious musicology awards. He was interested in psychology and aesthetics as well as composition and performance, integrating historical and theoretical concepts with practice.


5 linear feet (5 boxes)

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Related Materials

See also: Norman Cazden papers, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

Guide to the Norman Cazden Collection
Box And Folder List Available
Maida K. Rollins
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States