Papers of Robert Erickson, American composer and co-founder of the Music Department at the University of California, San Diego.
The collection is comprised of correspondence, holograph music scores, materials relating to Erickson's teachings at UCSD
and his work with the Center for Music Experiment, and recordings of performances and appearances on several media formats
including audio cassette, VHS, Beta, and reel-to-reel.
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.
19.3 Linear feet
(28 archives boxes, 11 oversized flat boxes, 3 cassettes boxes, 1.5 LP/reel-to-reel boxes, 1 records carton)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Audiovisual materials, including VHS, Beta, audiocassettes, LPs, and reel-to-reel recordings, are restricted. Patrons must
request user copies be produced.