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Finding Aid for the Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs

2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Ussher, Bruno David
Title
Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs
Collection no.
0034
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1922-1935
Date [inclusive]
1892-1957
Extent
1.0 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Abstract
Celebrity photographs (classical music and films) autographed to Ussher in the 1930s; Ussher was a musicologist/music critic.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, Collection no. 0034, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Bruno David Ussher was born in Germany, and studied musicology with Arnold Schering and Hugo Riemann and philosophy with Oswald Spengler. He spent some years in England, and then moved to Los Angeles in 1919 to write for the "Saturday Night" weekly. He received a D.Mus. from USC in 1934.

Ussher was a Los Angeles music critic for many years for different Los Angeles newspapers (Evening Express, Examiner), magazines, and scholarly journals into the 1950s. During the years 1938-1941, his column appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News (not connected with the current Los Angeles Daily News) and regularly covered film music.

Ussher taught at the Hollywood Conservatory of Music and Arts in the 1920s, was a lecturer in Aesthetics and the Criticism of Music and symphonic literature at the University of Southern California from 1931-1944, and also taught at Cal Tech. He was production manager of the Hollywood Bowl concerts from February 1935 to the summer of 1936 and wrote program notes for the concerts. He was project chief for eleven western states of the Federal Music Project from 1936-39. He died in Los Angeles in 1963.

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Scope and Content

Photographs of musicians and music celebrties given to Ussher in the 1920s and 1930s. Many are autographed and inscribed. Also included is a score by Edward MacDowell.

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Arrangement

The material is arranged by type, size and alphabetically--small photographs in folder 1, medium photographs in folders 2-7, large photographs in folders 8-9, manuscript material in folder 10, and a poster in folder 11.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid edited, updated, and encoded by Sue Luftschein, October 2010

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • London String Quartet. -- Photographs

Genre(s)

  • Letters
  • Photographs
  • Scores

Personal Name(s)

  • Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 -- Photographs
  • Chamblee, Mario -- Photographs
  • Coates, Albert, 1882-1953 -- Photographs
  • De Luca, Giuseppe, 1876-1950 -- Photographs
  • Fenner, Beatrice, 1904-1985 -- Photographs
  • Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936 -- Photographs
  • Giannini, Dusolina, 1902-1986 -- Photographs
  • Goossens, Eugene, 1893-1962 -- Photographs
  • Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956 -- Photographs
  • Harris, Roy, 1898-1979 -- Photographs
  • Harty, Hamilton, Sir, 1879-1941 -- Photographs
  • Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 -- Photographs
  • Hertz, Alfred, 1872-1942 -- Photographs
  • Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965 -- Photographs
  • Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973 -- Photographs
  • Koshytsʹ, Oleksandr, 1875-1944 -- Photographs
  • Leginska, Ethel -- Photographs
  • MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908
  • MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956 -- Photographs
  • Mamoulian, Rouben -- Photographs
  • Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 -- Photographs
  • Molinari, Bernardino, 1880-1952 -- Photographs
  • Monteux, Pierre, 1875-1964 -- Photographs
  • Oberhoffer, Emil, 1867-1933 -- Photographs
  • Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 -- Photographs
  • Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981 -- Photographs
  • Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 -- Photographs
  • Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936 -- Photographs
  • Roma, Lisa -- Photographs
  • Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936 -- Photographs
  • Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 -- Photographs
  • Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942 -- Photographs
  • Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954 -- Photographs
  • Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Photographs
  • Ström, Ella-Viola -- Photographs
  • Ussher, Bruno David -- Archives
  • Ussher, Bruno David -- Photograph collections
  • Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978 -- Photographs
  • Wood, Henry Joseph, Sir, 1869-1944 -- Photographs
  • Zimbalist, Efrem -- Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Musicians--Photographs

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Coates, Albert, autographed & inscribed, 1928 

1 1

 Harty, Sir Hamilton, autographed & inscribed, 1934 

1 1

 London String Quartet, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 1

 Paderewski, I. J., circa 1920s-1930s 

1 1

 Stock, Frederick A., autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 1

 Wood, Sir Henry & family, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 1

 Wood, Sir Henry, autographed & inscribed, 1934 

1 1

 Alsciz, Elsa, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 2

 Alsciz, Elsa (1928), autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 2

 Bloch, Ernest (1926), autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 2

 Chamblee, Mario, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 2

 De Luca, Guiseppe, autographed & inscribed, 1924 

1 2

 Fenner, Beatrice, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 2

 Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, autographed & inscribed, 1927 

1 2

 Giannini, Dusolina, autographed & inscribed, 1935 

1 2

 Gretchaninoff, Alexandre, autographed & inscribed, 1931 

1 2

 Harris, Roy, autographed & inscribed, 1932 

1 3

 Harty, Sir Hamilton, autographed & inscribed, 1934 

1 3

 Heifetz, Jascha, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Heifetz, Jascha (with Guarnerius violin), circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Hess, Myra, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 3

 Klemperer, Otto, autographed & inscribed, 1933-194 

1 4

 Koshetz, Prof. A., autographed & inscribed, 1926 

1 4

 Leginska, Ethel, autographed & inscribed, 1925 

1 4

 Leginska, Ethel, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 4

 MacDowell, Marian, autographed & inscribed, 1928 

1 5

 Mamoulian, Rouben, autographed & inscribed, 1957 

1 5

 Milhaud, Darius, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 5

 Monteux, Pierre, autographed & inscribed, 1935 

1 5

 Paderewski, I. J., autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 5

 Ponselle, Rosa, autographed & inscribed, 1930 

1 5

 Prokofieff, Serge, autographed & inscribed, 1930 

1 5

 Roma, Lisa, autographed & inscribed, 1929 

1 6

 Sagalli-Curey, Ameli, autographed & inscribed, 1924 

1 6

 Stock, Frederick A., autographed & inscribed, 1937 

1 6

 Stravinsky, Igor, autographed & inscribed, 1935 

1 6

 Strom-Grainger, Ella-Viola, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 6

 Wood, Sir Henry, autographed & inscribed, 1934 

1 6

 Zimbalist, Efrem, autographed & inscribed, 1925 

1 6

 Los Angeles Philharmonic Asst. Director Henry Svertofsky, Conductor Otto Klemperer, Mrs. Klemperer, Personnel Manager Fred Ruphal, Concertmaster Sylvain Norcho, 1934 December 22 

1 7

 Ussher, Kingsley, Jack L. Warner, Oscar Straus, Mrs. Straus, 1930 

1 7

 Goossens, Eugene (original deBru caricature), circa 1920s-1930s 

1 8

 Goossens, Eugene, autographed & inscribed, 1931 

1 8

 Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, autographed & inscribed, 1922 

Scope and Contents note

Also a separate note (in French) to Ussher.

1 8

 Hertz, Alfred, autographed & inscribed, 1926 

1 8

 Oberhoffer, Emil, autographed & inscribed, 1923 

1 8

 Respighi, Ottorino, autographed & inscribed, 1929 

1 8

 Sibelius, Jean, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 8

 Molinari, Bernadino, autographed & inscribed, 1935 

1 9

 MacDowell, Edward, Original manuscript of Finale of "Sonata Tragica" opus 44, no. 3, signed and dated, 1892   3.0 leaves

1 10

 Mailing label, circa 1920s-1930s 

1 10

 Poster with picture: Russian Art Club advertisement, Altschuler, Modest picture, 1926 

1 11

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