Jeremy Beck Papers

Collection Overview

Title: Jeremy Beck Papers

Record Series: 14/09/02/04

Record Group:

14/09/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Beck, Jeremy

Date: 1993-1996

Extent: 1 box (0.21 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Technical Access: Content is recorded on cassettes and digital audio tapes and requires special playback equipment for access and use. Use may require the production of a listening copy. SC&UA staff will determine options for use on a case by case basis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Jeremy Beck donated the materials to Special Collections & University Archives in 2019.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Copyright is retained by the composers whose music is included in this collection. Only the physical tapes were transferred to the archives.

Historical Note

Jeremy Beck was a music theory and composition instructor at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) from 1992-1998. He earned his bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees from the Mannes College of Music, Duke University, and Yale University, respectively. Beck later taught at Chatham College and California State University, Fullerton. His music has been performed in the United States and internationally by a variety of ensembles, including the New York City Opera, the Peabody Opera, and the Nevsky String Quartet.

Scope and Content

Jeremy Beck supervised graduated students and a concert series called, "New Music Iowa," while teaching at UNI. This collection contains materials reflecting that work. Included are four student composition recital cassette tapes, one New Music Iowa videotape, two New Music Iowa cassette tapes, and two digital audio tapes (DAT), also with New Music Iowa content. The DATs are accompanied by concert programs, which include handwritten annotations.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Programs
  • 8 tapes
  • 1 videotape


Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2021.