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John Cage Materials at Yale

John Cage at Harvard University, 1990. Photograph by Betty Freeman. Image Courtesy of the John Cage Trust.

This guide has been created to highlight the unique John Cage materials held within the Oral History of American Music (OHAM) collection of the Irving S. Gilmore Library at Yale University. In addition, this resource highlights archival resources available via other Yale repositories as well as selected collections external to Yale. 

Accessing the Collections


OHAM provides access to interview recordings and text transcripts for personal research use, teaching, and educational purposes. Free online streaming access to most interview recordings is also available for a limited period of 30 days. Digital copies of most transcripts are also available at no charge.

In accordance with Yale's Web Accessibility Policy, accessible versions of OHAM’s materials can be provided upon request. The time required to prepare these accessible versions will vary.


Researchers wishing to publish or broadcast OHAM materials are responsible for obtaining direct authorization from copyright holders.  Generally, the interviewees or their estates hold the copyright.

Location and Hours

OHAM is normally open Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Check Sterling Memorial Library's hours here for holidays and closings.)

We are located within the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library inside Sterling Memorial Library.