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   Max Neuhaus Papers, 1977-2008

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Max Neuhaus Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Research materials relating to the creation and installation of sound sculptures by Max Neuhaus.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1517
Bib ID:7459260 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Neuhaus, Max
Title:Max Neuhaus Papers, 1977-2008
Physical description:31.25 linear feet (16 doument boxes; 9 record cartons; 8 cassette boxes; 4 videopape boxes; 2 flat boxes; 1 mapacase drawer).
Language(s): The material is in English mortly but contains German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Korean.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arranged in 11 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

A variety of materials relating mostly to his various installations and explorations of sound. Neuhaus did not record the sounds of his installations because he believed the sound was meaningless without the surrounding environment. The papers are comprised of correspondence, plans, designs, background research files, maps, catalogs, slides, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes, videos, photographs, floppy disks, cds, a full Macintosh PowerBook 5300ce laptop, and printed material..

Series I: Files, A-Z

There is a variety of materials in these files: correspondence, notes, research material, memoranda, maps, designs, darwings, contracts, brochures, etc.

Series II: Photographs

Series III: LP Record

Series IV: Reel-to-Reel Tapes

Note in some cases different labels appear on the metal cases and on the actual reels. In these cases, both labels are listed.

This series contains 39 audio Cds for patron's to use. See Boxes 38 and 39.

Series VI: Videotapes

Series VII: Cassette Tapes

Series VIII: Compact Disks

Series IX: Floppy Disks

Series X: Film

Series XI: Laptop Computer

Series XII: Printed Material

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library does not currently have the capacity to allow patrons access to audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, film, analog records, and videotapes. If you need access to this type of material, please contact Access Services to discuss the possibility of reproduction or reformatting.

In Boxes 38 and 39 there are audio Cds (36) which contain digitized copies for patron use. Please consult the finding aid under Series IV: Reel-to-Reel Tapes. CDs of Reel to Reel Tapes and Cassettes for Patron's to Use:

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Max Neuhaus Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 1/2014 PTL

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 7, 2014 Finding aid written in English.
    2014-01-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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AudiocassettesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
AudiotapesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Compact disksPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Floor plansPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Floppy disksPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tourist mapsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
VideotapesPortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Art, Modern--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dia Center for the Arts (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fuzzy systems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Installations (Art).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MusiciansPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neuhaus, Max--Criticism and interpretation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neuhaus, Max.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neuhaus, Max.--Time Piece Beacon.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Neuhaus, Max.--Times Square.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Performance art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Site-specific art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sound in art.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note:

Max Neuhaus was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1939. He studies music at the Manhattan School of Music and became a renowened percussionist and interpreter of contemporary music while still in the twenties. He developed into a pioneer of artistic activities with sound. He was the first to extend sound as an autonomous medium into the domain of contemporary art. Neuhaus died at age 69 in Maratea, a coastal town in southern Italy.

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