International Webern Society Records, 1962-1989

Overview of the Collection

International Webern Society
International Webern Society Records
1962-1989 (inclusive)
4 containers., (2 linear feet of shelf space.)
Collection Number
Cage 610
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership rosters, newsletters, and programs from musical performances, all related to this organization for the encouragement of study and performance of the music composed by Anton Webern. Correspondants include Peter Armstrong, Paul Hedwall, Wallace McKenzie, Hans Moldenhauer and Robert Riseling.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The International Webern Society was founded in 1962. The efforts of Hans Moldenhauer, a musicologist from Spokane, Washington, and biographer of Anton von Webern, were of considerable importance in bring the organization into being and long played a major role in the Society. The purpose of the organization was to encourage study and performance of the music of Anton von Webern. The organization was managed by officers at various locations, chiefly in the United States. The organization was dissolved in 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the International Webern Society consist of correspondence, minutes, fiscal records, membership lists, newsletters, and programs from music performances. Principal correspondents are Peter Armstrong, Paul Hedwall, Wallace McKenzie, Hans Moldenhauer, and Robert Riseling.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item Description]. Cage 610, International Webern Society Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

The records of the International Webern Society were acquired by the Washington State University Libraries in 1993 through William Brandt of Pullman, Secretary-Treasurer of the organization.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Membership records, 3 card files 1962-1966
1 1 Documents associated with organization of the Webern Society 1963-1972
1 1 Bank account records 1963-1967
1 2 Membership lists and mailing label matrix sheets 1967- 1980
2 3 Bills, deposit records, checks and other fiscal records 1967-1979
2 4 Banking records 1967-1970
2 5 Banking records 1971-1979
2 5 deposit records 1963-1967.
2 6 Cash account book 1978-1984
2 7 Ledger of membership accounts 1964-1973
2 8 Banking records 1980-1989
3 9 Webern Memorial, Mittersall concert. Correspondence 1967
3 10 Officers' correspondence. Robb, Riseling, Hedwall, McKenzie, Moldenhauer 1967-1979
3 11 Officers' correspondence. Moldenhauer, McKenzie, Brandt 1980-1982
3 12 Correspondence regarding the Webern Centennial Festival, Vienna 1983
3 13 Correspondence and information from members 1967-1983
3 14 Membership communications. Requests, dues, payments 1967- 1987
3 15 Correspondence relative miscellaneous matters. 1967-1979
3 16 London Sinfonietta, South Bank. Webern Concert Series 1978
3 17 Programs. McKenzie's notes on Vienna performances 1969-1970
3 18 Newsletters 1967-1987
4 19 Hans Moldenhauer. Letters, and related papers 1968-1982
4 20-21 Hans Moldenhauer. International Webern Society, Moldenhauer Archives 1968-1983
4 22 Tape recording, with letter by Peter Armstrong, of recital in 1982--Webern, Scriabin, Schoenberg 1982

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Armstrong, Peter
  • Hedwall, Paul, 1939-1979
  • McKenzie, Wallace
  • Moldenhauer, Hans
  • Riseling, Robert
  • Webern, Anton 1883-1945--Societies, etc.

Corporate Names

  • International Webern Society --Archives (creator)
  • International Webern Society--Records and correspondence