American Guild of Organists
Scrapbooks, announcements, minutes, clippings, programs of the Los Angeles chapter, 1915-1963.
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and c
Ampico Piano Rolls
Player piano rolls recorded for Ampico (the American Piano Company, manufacturer of reproducing pianos) by prominent European and American pianists, 1910-25.
Bruno David Ussher
Celebrity photographs (classical music and films) autographed to Ussher in the 1930s; Ussher was a musicologist/music critic.
Charles Leland Bagley
Directories, minutes, bylaws, correspondence reflecting the activities of the band and orchestra musician (1873-1965). Bagley completed law degress at USC in 1910-11 and was active as a labor organize
Chuck Connors Collection
Collection consists of television scripts for shows and series featuring actor Chuck Connors (1921-1992); scrapbooks of clippings and publicity materials; awards and plaques; instrumental score for Th
Dorr Historical Collection
Collection consists of Choral recordings and tapes made by St. Luke’s Choristers founded in 1930 by William Ripley Dorr; stills from films in which Choristers appeared.
Dr. Richard J. Bing Music Score Collection
Collection consists of the collected musical manuscripts of Dr. Bing (b. 1909), Director of Experimental Cardiology and Scientific Development at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena
Ernest Kanitz Collection
Books, scores, and recordings of Austrian emigre composer and teacher Ernest Kanitz (1894-1978).
Frederic Myrow Collection
Collection consists of manuscript scores, manuscript sheet music, recordings, correspondence, personal collection of books, scores, and recordings of Frederic Myrow. Fred Myrow was born in Brooklyn, N
Books and sheet music used in dance instruction in the 1930s-40s, many annotated by Ms. Ryland.
Hanns Eisler Collection
Hanns Eisler (1898 - 1962) was a German composer. His family moved to Vienna in 1902, and Eisler grew up and studied there, most notably with Arnold Schoenberg in the early 1920s. He moved to Berlin i
Harry James Collection
Original orchestral scores and parts for Big Band leader Harry James' band. Not complete; some parts lacking
Ingolf Dahl Archive
This collection contains the manuscripts, scores, and books of American composer and USC Music faculty member Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970). Ingolf Dahl, one of USC's most distinguished faculty members had
Approximately 200 b&w images of classical conductors and soloists photographed in concert by the former Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist, ca.1950-1980.
James Newton Howard Collection
Extensive collection of film scores by Newton Howard, dated from 1987 to 2005.
Latin American Popular and Folk Music: Scores
Mack David Collection
Collection consists of 550 items of sheet music dating from 1924; screenplays and miscellaneous material including budgets, correspondence, contracts and advertising brochures related to films that co
Mary Wood Hinman
Printed collections of English folksongs; plays, ca. 1912, for which Hinman directed the dance numbers.
Mary Wood Hinman (1877-1952) taught dance at the Francis Parker School in Chicago. In additio
Miklos Rozsa Collection of Rare Letters
Miklos Rozsa's 123-piece collection of rare letters, documents, photographs and manuscripts spanning three centuries of musical history. Most of the correspondence relates to the composition, perform
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Collection
Collection consists of Music scores and manuscripts of film composer Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1890-1960).
Nancy Smith Sheet Music Collection
Collection consists of Sheet Music of Late 19th and early 20th Century American popular songs.
Phonograph Cylinders Collection
Collection consists of 75 phonograph cylinders acquired from one donor, but the collection is being maintained as a generic collection to which cylinders may be added in the future. The cylinders wer
Ray Herbeck Los Angeles Swing Band Collection
Collection consists of original scores and various chart arrangements, band photographs, concert reviews, recording and performance contracts, advertisements, etc. Ray Herbeck (1910-1989) was born in
Rayner Brown Collection
This collection contains the music scores, manuscripts and books of American composer, organist and teacher, and USC alumnus Rayner Brown (1912-1999). American organist, composer, and teacher Rayner B
Richard Lert Collection and Music Score Library
Collection includes personal and business correspondence, scores, and recordings of lectures and performances by the Austrian-born American conductor and teacher, Richard LErt (1885-1980).
Robert Linn Collection
Archives of the composer Robert Linn (1925 - 1999) and USC School of Music professor of theory and composition.
Rosenberg Sheet Music Collection
Collection consists of American popular songs from 1870-1970.
Samuel Colt Collection
Collection consists of Books, miscellaneous theatre programs, letters, piano score and unpublished manuscript by actor Lionel Barrymore, covering the years 1911-1959. Samuel Colt is the son of actress
Bound volumes of songs, ca. 1850; loose sheet music (vocals) ca. 1880-1920.
USC School of Music
Press Releases, Clippings, & Programs, 1961-80; Honorary Society, Beta Phi Mu 1897 - 1987; Dr. Pauline Alderman Papers (for the history of the School entitled We Build A School Of Music)
USC Warner Bros. Archives
Collection consists of paper documents and ephemera (including photographs, set design art, and musical scores) generated in the making of films and television at the Warner Bros. Studio from the ince
Clippings and documents concerning the Watts Writers Workshop (South Central Writers Workshop: Douglass House), founded in 1965 by novelist Budd Schulberg following the Watts riots. Contributed by Wor
Welte Piano Rolls (Richard Simonton Coll.)
Player piano rolls recorded with the Edwin Welte system by prominent European and American musicians, 1905-1920; catalogs of the Welte Company in Freiburg, Germany. The collection was brought to the U
William Grant Still
Draft biography of the pioneering Black composer-conductor; articles by and about Still (1895-1978); copy of Rostros de Bronce (1964) by Nestor Ortiz Oderigo containing biographical treatment of Still