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MF 008 Norman Cazden Collection

Number of accessions: 12
Dates when interviews were conducted: 1960 – 1999
Time period covered: 20th century
Principal interviewers: Norman Cazden
Finding aides: catalogs
Access restrictions: NA 0857, 1395, 2578, 2581, 2582,
Description: 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. This collection reflects his career as both collector and composer and is comprises twelve accessions and approximately 60 hours of tape. See also Norman Cazden Papers in Folger Library Special Collections which also include tape recordings of Cazden’s own compositions and teaching tapes. 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.

 

0665 George Edwards and others, Norman Cazden, Catskills, New York. Edwards and other sing songs. Text: 24 pp. transcript with brief catalog. Recording: T 0363 1 hour.

0666 Recorded by Norman Cazden, July 1969, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Recording of square dance tunes played on violins, accordion, and piano. Text: 1 pp. brief catalog. Recording: T 0364 – T 0366 1 1/2 hours.

0857 By Norman Cazden, 1974, Woodville and Waterbury, Connecticut. Dubbings of Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indian songs. Two notes are included. RESTRICTED. Text: 8 pp. index. Recording: T 0808 / C 2607 / CD 0830 1 hour.

1008 Ninth Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 1966, Miramichi, New Brunswick. 27 pp. No Tape. Brief cat. of songs sung. Collection of tunes sung at the Ninth Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival, August 15 – 17, 1966. 21 pages of handwritten notations of tunes with notes. Text: 25 pp. catalog and handwritten notes. Recording: no tape.

1119 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 13-14, 1977, Andes, New York. 3 pp. Tape: 5 hrs. w/ index of performers and songs sung. Recording of Catskill Folk Festival. Text: 3 pp. index. Recording: T 1167 – T 1171 5 hours.

1218 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 12-13, 1978, Andes, New York. 11 pp. Tape: 16 hrs. w/ brief cat. of song titles and performers. Recording of the Catskill Folk Festival.
Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1278 – T 1285 16 hours.

1287 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 11-12, 1979, Andes, New York. 6 pp. Tape: 5 hrs. w/ brief cat. of song titles and performers. Recording of the Catskill Folk Festival. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1358 – T 1362 5 hours.

1395 By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, fall 1980, Orono, Maine. 33 pp. Tape: 1 hr. w/ brief cat. Dub of songs from the Catskill Folksong Festivals made by Norman Cazden. Text: brief catalog. Recordings: T 1531 / CD 2547, CD 2548 1 hour.

2578 Collected by Norman Cazden, ca. 1960-1978. 24 tape reels belonging to the late Norman Cazden, a composer and musicologist, and faculty member of the University of Maine who had a long-standing interest in traditional American folk music. The tapes appear to contain dubs of commercially recorded LPs but also other material which is very diverse and possibly unique and significant. Several reels contain folk songs and ballads compiled by Edith Fowke, an eminent Canadian collector, from her own collection; one reel contains unpublished(?) Woody Guthrie recordings from a private collection; two reels contain Adirondack woods songs compiled by folklorist, Bob Bethke, in conjunction with Bethke’s book on Ted Ashlaw, a singer; several reels contain Scottish bagpipe music not from LPs; two reels contain Negro convict songs collected by Bruce Jackson; one reel features Native American songs from the David McAllester Collection at Wesleyan University. Each tape box contains a typed contents listing prepared by Norman Cazden; these have been photocopied and placed in the accession folder. RESTRICTED. Recordings: T 2026 – T 2049.

2581 Orchestral rehearsal and performance, July, 1980, Orono, Maine. Accession consists of four 7” tape reels documenting the July rehearsal and performance of an orchestral symphonic work composed by Norman Cazden. Cazden was ill at the time, and the performance allowed him to hear the symphony he had composed. For information about this performance see NA 2583. At time of writing, there is no other documentation for this accession. For more information on Cazden’s life, career, and music consult the Cazden Collection in Fogler Library Special Collections. RESTRICTED. Recording: T 2581.1 – T 2581.4.

2582 Cazden Symphony and Cazden Memorial concert, donated to Maine Folklife Center, July and November 1980, Orono, Maine. Accession consists of two cassette tapes relating to the life and music of Norman Cazden, composer, musicologist and folk music scholar. The two cassettes are as follows: Cassette dub of Cazden Symphony performed July 20, 1980. Cassette recording of Cazden Memorial concert performed November 16, 1980. RESTRICTED. Recording: C 1786, C 1787 / CD 0822 – CD 0824.

2583 Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, recorded by Steve Green, February 18, 1999, Orono, Maine. Ives talks about Norman Cazden’s life and teaching at University of Maine; circumstances of the symphony recital of July, 1980. Recording: C 1788 / CD 0825.


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