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.
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.
To request online streaming access and copies of transcripts, please complete the Reproduction Request Form. Not all interviews have been digitized and transcribed. A staff member will contact you if OHAM is not able to fulfill your request.
Please contact Anne Rhodes with any questions.
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.