By UNT Music Library and Malena Kuss
|Title:||Barry S. Brook and Malena Kuss Collection: The Universe of Music: A History, 1979-2007|
|Primary Creator:||Barry S. Brook and Malena Kuss|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe collection consists of 10 boxes of correspondence and works in progress documenting the creation and development of The Universe of Music: A History project (1979–2007).
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|Acquisition Source:||Malena Kuss|
|Other Note:||"MLM" refers to Music in the Life of Man, the project’s original name, which was changed in 1988 to The Universe of Music: A History (UMH). At a planning meeting of the project which took place at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with preparations for the Smithsonian conference on “Musical Repercussions of 1492: Encounters in Text and Performance,” chaired by Carol E. Robertson in 1988, Robertson objected to the use of the word “man” in the title and it was decided to change the project’s name to The Universe of Music: A History. Proceedings of the conference, edited by Robertson, were published by The Smithsonian Institution Press in 1992.|
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Charles Hamm (1925-2011) was Coordinator of the UMH volume on North America until the early 1990s; the volume covered the United States and Canada. Mexico, geographically a part of North America, was to be covered in volume IX, on Latin America.
Two folders of correspondence.
Folder 1: 1991-1995, correspondence primarily between Barry Brook and Richard Moyle regarding the Oceania volume of UMH. Subject matter includes recruiting authors, funding, and organization support.
Folder 2: 1991-1997, correspondence with Richard Moyle; subject matter includes recruiting authors, funding, and artwork.
Australia completed, first of three parcels. See also Box 1, Items 1, 2; Box 2, Items 1, 2, 3, 4; Box 5, Folders 71 and 72.