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Norman Cazden Collection

Identifier: MF008

Scope and Contents

This collection reflects Norman Cazden's career as both collector and composer.


  • 1960-1999


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Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Known restrictions on na0857, na1395, na2578, na2581, na2582.


Norman Cazden was a composer, musicologist, and faculty member of the University of Maine who had a long-standing interest in traditional American folk music. Cazden was born in 1914 and died in 1980.


12 items

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Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Related Materials

Fogler Library: SpC MS 528 Norman Cazden collection; MAINE M1629.7.N6 F6 1982 Folk songs of the Catskills / edited and annotated, with a study of tune formation and relationships, by Norman Cazden, Herbert Haufrecht, Norman Studer; UPub 11 -8 C318 Cazden, Norman Dissertation 1947 Musical Consonance and Dissonance / Norman Cazden.

Material related to Cazden’s involvement with Camp Woodland in the Catskill Mountains of New York can be found in the Norman Studer Collection at SUNY-Albany.

Materials Specific Details

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

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