Title: Roger Nixon Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1944-[ongoing]
Collection number: ARCHIVES NIXON 1
Nixon, Roger, 1921-
Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons and 1 storage box
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of the Music Library.
[Identification of item] Roger Nixon archive, ARCHIVES NIXON 1, The Music Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
The Roger Nixon Archive was established in 1984. Michael Keller, then Head of the Music
Library, and Vincent Duckles, Head of the Music Library (1947-1981) had each approached
Roger Nixon because of his association with the Composer's Forum, a Bay Area group of
composers which included Roger Sessions among others.
The intention of the composer and founders of the archive is to retain the personal
papers of Roger Nixon, as well as all published scores and sound recordings of his works.
Manuscript scores will be retained by the composer until the time his estate would be
While he feels free access and photocopying of his archival papers is to be allowed to
all interested scholars, Nixon also views this archive as the definitive repository of
all his works.
The collection is divided into the following three series: Correspondence and Papers
(Boxes 1 and 2), Scores (printed, Boxes 5 and 6), and Programs (Boxes 3 and 4), housed in
5 cartons and 1 flat storage box.