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Norman Cazden (1914-1980) was an American 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 which includes 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.
NA0665 George Edwards and others, Norman Cazden, Catskills, New York. Edwards and other sing songs.
NA0666 Recorded by Norman Cazden, July 1969, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Recording of square dance tunes played on violins, accordion, and piano.
NA0857 By Norman Cazden, 1974, Woodville and Waterbury, Connecticut. Dubbings of Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Indian songs. Two notes are included. RESTRICTED.
NA1008 Ninth Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 1966, Miramichi, New Brunswick. Collection of tunes sung at the Ninth Annual Miramichi Folksong Festival, August 15 - 17, 1966.
NA1119 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 13-14, 1977, Andes, New York.
NA1218 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 12-13, 1978, Andes, New York.
NA1287 Catskill Folk Festival, recorded by Norman Cazden, August 11-12, 1979, Andes, New York.
NA1395 By Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, fall 1980, Orono, Maine. Dub of songs from the Catskill Folksong Festivals made by Norman Cazden.
NA2578 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songs and ballads compiled by Edith Fowke, an eminent Canadian collector, from her own collection; one reel contains unpublished(?)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.
NA2581 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. RESTRICTED.
NA2582 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.
NA2583 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.
American Composers, Musicology
Folklore | Oral History
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Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "MF008 Norman Cazden Collection" (2020). Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Finding Aids. Number 7.