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Finding aid for the USC Thornton School of Music records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2014

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Alderman, Pauline, 1893-1983
Creator
Arnold Schoenberg Institute.
Creator
Idyllwild Arts Foundation (Idyllwild, Calif.).
Creator
Kendall, Raymond, 1910-1980
Creator
Kohs, Ellis B., 1916-2000
Creator
Macloskey, Pearl Alice
Creator
Rush, Ralph E.
Creator
Skeele, Walter F., 1865-1935
Creator
Swarthout, Max van Lewen, 1880-1954
Creator
University of Southern California. School of Music.
Creator
USC Thornton School of Music.
Creator
Vazzana, Anthony, 1922-2001
Title
USC Thornton School of Music records
Collection no.
0283
Date [inclusive]
1897-2010
Extent
89.63 Linear feet, 94 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The University of Southern California's music school was officially established in 1884, and conferred its first degrees in 1885. The records document many of the activities of the School from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. Included are the papers (generally incomplete) of some of the School's notable personnel, including Max Swarthout, Raymond Kendall, Ellis Kohs, Pauline Alderman, and Walter F. Skeele; records of academic activities; records of student and alumni organizations, including Phi Phi and the Friends of Music; and scrapbooks of press clippings and press releases.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], USC Thornton School of Music records, Collection no. 0283, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

Music has had a strong presence at USC since the opening of the University in 1880, with music courses included in the first curriculum of the College of Liberal Arts. The USC Thornton School of Music was founded as the Conservatory of Music in 1884, at which students could only study either voice or piano, and a year later in 1885 it became the College of Music.

The early years were a time of many changes in the physical housing of the College. As the student body continually grew, the College of Music was constantly looking for more space. Thus, it inhabited several buildings during this time, both on and off the University Park Campus, including Widney Hall, the Blanchard Building downtown, the Mason Opera House, the Old Marble Homestead, Clark House, the Old Cohn Mansion, and Bovard Concert Hall.

As a result of the Great Depression and the financial difficulties that came with it, the College was downsized and administratively relocated in the College of Liberal Arts as the School of Music in 1933, headed by a Director instead of a Dean. Despite the obstacles caused by the Depression, several programs continued to grow and become more established. Horatio Cogswell, head of the Voice Department, created several award winning Glee Clubs. Harold William Roberts headed the Trojan Marching Band from 1927-1937, during which time it grew in numbers, theatrical flair, and prestige. Similarly for the university's Golden Jubilee in 1930, the music school helped to sponsor two concerts, one of Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, which included a chorus of 500 and featured famous leads such as Lawrence Tibbett, and The Apolliad, which featured original works by students from the Literature, Visual Arts, Music, and Drama departments. As registration and funds picked up in 1937, Dean A. S. Raubenheimer of the College of Liberal Arts reorganized the entire School to reflect a greater emphasis on core education and added the General Education requirements that are still used today. Furthermore, the first Doctoral degree candidates in Music were admitted in 1942.

Yet another upheaval occurred, however, when the School of Music became the College of Music in the Institute of the Arts under Dean Max Krone and Director Max Swarthout in 1946. With this change came the creation of a Preparatory School associated with the College of Music where children K-12 could take piano lessons from the faculty. It was withdrawn from the Institute of the Arts in 1951 and re-established as an independent School, and remained a School even though it was part of the School of Performing Arts in the 1970s under the deanship of Grant Beglarian. In 1999, the school gained a major benefactor in Flora L. Thornton. Her naming gift of $25 million was the largest contribution to an American school of music up to that time.

Along with Mrs. Thornton, USC Thornton School of Music has had several other important donors throughout its history. A particularly notable example is Captain G. Allan Hancock, whose love of music and the biological sciences, combined with his friendships with John S. Garth, a USC music student, and USC President Rufus von KleinSmid, inspired Hancock to establish the Allan Hancock Foundation, fund the construction of the USC Hancock Foundation Building, and sponsor multiple concerts by his Hancock Trio in the 1940s. Many alumni and former professors have endowed scholarships, chairs, and professorships throughout the years including: the Carolyn Alchin Chair scholarship for students of composition in 1930, the Carrie Jacobs Bond scholarship in 1947, the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin in 1974, the Gregor Piatigorsky Chair in Violoncello in 1974, the Stephen Crocker Professorship in Music in 1987, the Bowen H. "Buzz" and Barbara M. McCoy Chair in Jazz in 2004, the H. Robert Reynolds Professorship in Wind Conducting in 2008, the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Chair in String Instruction in 2008, and the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music in 2013.

Currently, the USC Thornton School of Music is the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles with 16 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs. It also presents over 500 concerts each year and has a weekly radio broadcast on KUSC, Thornton Center Stage.

Heads of the Music School

Mrs. C. S. Nellis, 1884 to 1886 (principal); Louisa M. Wright and Leila Breed, 1886 to 1887; Mrs. L. H. Stagg, 1887 to 1890 (principal), 1893 to 1895 (dean); F. A. Bacon, 1895 to 1898; Walter F. Skeele, 1898 to 1934; Max Swarthout, 1934 to 1948 (director); Raymond Kendall, 1948 to 1951 (director), 1951 to 1967 (dean); Grant Beglarian, 1969 to 1982 (Dean of Performing Arts); Howard Rarig (director, Music), 1971 to November 1979; William Thomson, July 1980 to 1986; Larry Livingston, 1986 to 2001; Robert Cutietta, 2002 to present

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Scope and Content

The records of the USC Thornton School of Music consist of correspondence and memorandums, programs, clippings, and printed ephemera that document much of the School's activities from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 21st century. Included are the papers (generally incomplete) of some of the School's notable personnel, including Max Swarthout, Raymond Kendall, Ellis Kohs, Pauline Alderman, Walter F. Skeele, and Ralph E. Rush; records of academic activities; records of student and alumni organizations, including Phi Phi and the Friends of Music; scrapbooks of press clippings and press releases documenting the activities of the School's faculty and students for most of its history; and correspondence and related materials documenting non-USC activities in which the School participated, such as the Eisteddfod and the Metropolitan Opera National Council western regional auditions.

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Organization

The records are organized into the following series: 1. Academics; 2. Administration; 3. Alumni; 4. Arnold Schoenberg Institute; 5. Composition Forum records; 6. Ellis Kohs papers; 7. Friends of Music; 8. Fundraising; 9. Lillian Backstrand Wilson papers; 10. Metropolitan Opera National Council; 11. Pauline Alderman papers; 12. Performance; 13. Phi Phi; 14. Press and publicity; 15. Raymond Kendall papers; 16. Students and faculty; 17. Miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also Ellis B. Kohs papers, Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, http://www.nypl.org/archives/2568

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Arnold Schoenberg Institute. -- Archives
  • Idyllwild Arts Foundation (Idyllwild, Calif.). -- Archives
  • ISOMATA (Idyllwild, Calif.). -- Archives
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). National Council. -- Archives
  • Mu Phi Epsilon. Mu Nu Chapter. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. School of Music. -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. -- Alumni and alumnae
  • University of Southern California. -- Faculty
  • University of Southern California. -- Students
  • USC Thornton School of Music. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Legal documents
  • Memorandums
  • Programs
  • Reports
  • Scores
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Alderman, Pauline, 1893-1983 -- Archives
  • Kendall, Raymond, 1910-1980 -- Archives
  • Kohs, Ellis B., 1916-2000 -- Archives
  • Macloskey, Pearl Alice -- Archives
  • Rush, Ralph E. -- Archives
  • Skeele, Walter F., 1865-1935 -- Archives
  • Swarthout, Max van Lewen, 1880-1954 -- Archives
  • Ussher, Bruno David -- Archives
  • Vazzana, Anthony, 1922-2001 -- Archives
  • Wilson, Lillian Backstrand, 1888-1957 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Fund raising--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Music--Competitions--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Music--Instruction and study--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Music--Performance--Archival resources
  • Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles--Administration--Archival resources
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Academics 1917-1961  (Bulk, 1917-1933)

Scope and Content

Information about academic activities of students and faculty in the School of Music. The bulk of the records consist of student records from the Elementary-Intermediate Department and grade reports dating from the 1910s to the 1930s. Also included are some syllabi and placement tests.

 Elementary-Intermediate Department 1921-1922 

Box Folder

 Student records 1921-1922 

Scope and Content

Report cards, progress reports, classification reports, and records of study for individual students.

7 1-91

 Grade reports 1917-1933 

Box Folder

 Aesthetics and Criticism of Music [Ussher] 1933 

34 36

 Band Instruments [Teazle] 1924-1928, 1930-1933 

34 37

 Bass viol [Huber] 1929-1931 

34 38

 Canon and fugue [Pemberton] 1927-1933 

34 39

 Choral [Wagner] 1921-1933 

34 40

 Church Music [Stewart] 1927-1933 

34 41

 Clarinet [Raimondi] 1927-1933 

34 42

 Community Music & Conducting 1922-1933 

34 43

 Composition [Pemberton] 1926-1933 

34 44

 Cornet [Teazle] 1929-1931 

34 45

 Counterpoint [Pemberton] 1922-1933 

34 46

 Dictation and Ear Training 1920-1933 

34 47

 Improvisation [Pemberton] 1928-1932 

34 48

 Instrumentation [Pemberton] 1928-1932 

34 49

 Methods-Miscellaneous 1917-1933 

34 50

 Miscellaneous 1920-1933 

35 1

 Miscellaneous 1923-1933 

35 2

 Oboe [Pemberton] 1929-1933 

35 3

 Orchestral Conducting [Stewart] 1927-1933 

35 4

 Orchestral Instrumentation [Teazle] 1927-1933 

35 5

 Orchestration & Theory [Pemberton] 1918-1933 

35 6

 Organ 1927-1933 

35 7

 Piano 1921-1933 

35 8
Box Folder

 Davol Sanders monthly reports 1920-1922 

Scope and Content

Progress reports for individual students.

1 30

 Placement tests 1932-1939 

10 22

 Placement tests 1946-1947 

10 23

 Syllabus for Music 91 1943 

2 12

 Syllabus, Music Education 452, Workshop in Percussion 1961 

56 16

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Series 2:  Administration 1899-1972 

Scope and Content

Records documenting some of the administrative activities of the School of Music from the 1900s-1940s; the records appear to be incomplete or fragmentary. Much of the information is financial in nature and is recorded in ledgers that can be found in the Financial subseries. In addition to the financial and enrollment information, this series contains some correspondence of Max Swarthout, the Eisteddfod, and W. F. Skeele; and ledgers recording usage of and purchases by the library.

Box Folder

 Affairs of the Month 1939-1942 

4 14

 Annual reports 1936-1942 

4 19

 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements and reorganization 1937-1938 

1 5

 College of Music brochure 1924 

1 14

 Congress of Strings 1971-1972 

56 15

 Department of Musical Organizations 1928-1937 

4 58

 Ethel Graham Lynde 1916-1917 

4 16

 Letters from Harmony (Mrs. Charles) Ives to Howard Rarig 1951 

30 17

 Miscellaneous III 1941, undated 

4 18

 Preparatory Department College of Music 1932-1946 

4 8
Box

 Records--Reports--Miscellaneous information. Students 1926-1927 

49
Box Folder

 S 1940-1946 

1 28

 [USC] Semi Centennial 1930 

10 28

 Correspondence 1920-1949 

Box Folder

 E 1921-1929 

10 1

 Eisteddfod--Treasurer 1927-1928 

10 2

 Eisteddfod--Treasurer 1925-1928 

10 3

 Eisteddfod--Administration 1926-1928 

10 4

 "Elijah" 1922-1930 

10 5

 Glee Club 1920-1924 

10 8

 Home Coming Week 1928-1949 

10 9

 National Guild of Piano Players 1945 

10 18

 Oxford course 1929 November 

10 19

 Vene, Ruggero 1939 

10 26

 Skull and Dagger 1936-1943 

10 29

 Skeele, W.F. 1926-1938 

10 31

 Financial 1899-1956 

Scope and Content

Records documenting the cash flow of the School during the first half of the twentieth century. Budget information, faculty salaries, cash expenditures, and enrollments.

Box

 [Accounting ledger] 1916 August-1919 February 

49

 [Accounting ledger] 1919 March-1921 July 

49
Box Folder

 [Alchin Chair in Composition Board and Scholarship Committee 1921-1956  (Bulk, 1921-1936)

9 15-16

 Appointments [faculty] 1932-1947 

9 1-3

 Budget 1947-1948 

1 26

 Budget 1948 

9 17

 C 1922 January 20 

9 18
Box

 [Cash ledger] 1914 

45
Box Folder

 Cash ledger circa 1921 

36 5

 Cash 1933-1935, 1939 

9 25

 Cash Rec. book 101-250, 551-19600 1935-1937 

9 23

 Cash 1936-1939 

9 26

 Cash 1937-1942 

9 27

 Cash 8401-8600 1939-1940 

9 21

 Cash 1940 

9 22

 Cash 1942-1943 

10 6

 Cash payments 1946 September-1947 August 

9 24

 Class and private lists 1942-1943 

Scope and Content

Enrollments by class, lists of students, payments to faculty for teaching.

9 6-8

 College of Music budget 1946-1948 

1 24

 Comparative figures 1937 

19

 Enrollment 1940-1941 

35 17-18

 [Enrollments and salaries] 1938-1939 

9 4

 [Enrollments and salaries] 1939-1940 

9 5

 [Enrollments and salaries] 1943-1944 

9 9-11

 [Enrollments and salaries] 1945-1946 

9 12-14

 [Enrollment memo for faculty] 1916 September 5 

82 94

 Faculty Fund 1939 

10 7

 Faculty lunch financials 1942-1943 

4 21

 Faculty--monthly reports 1934 

35 12

 Faculty reports [salary payments] 1933-1934 

35 11

 Individual instruction--income payroll 1954-1956 

40 13

 Invoice Record circa 1929-1931 

36 6

 Marble Company 1920-1924 

10 17

 Payroll--private lessons 1945 

4 9

 [Piano rental voucher memorandums] 1923-1931 

35 10

 Refunds 1928-1930 

10 24

 [Registrations, enrollments, salary payments] 1941-1942 

30 1-2

 [Registrations, enrollments, salary payments] 1944-1945 

30 3-4

 [Registrations, enrollments, salary payments] 1946-1947 

30 5-7

 [Registrations, enrollments, salary payments] 1947-1948 

30 8-9

 Roll Book Fall semester [enrollments by course] 1952 

35 23

 Salary budgets/Faculty statements 1924-1930 

35 21

 Salary budgets/Faculty statements 1932-1933 

35 22

 Salary lists 1932 July 30 

35 9

 Semester statements, Faculty 1928-1931 

35 13-14

 Student Assistants 1948-1949 

10 32

 Time reports--Band 1947-1948 

35 24

 [Tuition and payments] 1914-1915 

9 20

 Enrollment, tuition, and payments ledgers 

Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1899, 1904, 1905 

45

 [Enrollments by student ledger] 1905-1906 

49
Box Folder

 [Tuition ledger] 1906-1907 

16 1

 [Tuition ledger] 1907-1908 

16 3

 [Payments for enrollment ledger] 1908-1909 

36 1

 [Faculty payments ledger] 1909 

10 33-34

 [Payments for enrollment ledger] 1909-1910 

36 2

 [Faculty payments ledger] 1911-1912 

10 35-36

 [Faculty payments ledger] 1912-1913 

10 37-38
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1913-1914 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1914 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1914 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1914-1915 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1914-1915 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1915-1916 

46

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1915-1916 

47

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1915-1916 

47

 Detail of Tuitions Acct. on General Ledger. Including Department Segregation and Faculty Members Tution Accts. 1916-1917 

47

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1917-1918 

47

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1918-1919 

47
Box Folder

 Tuitions/Segregation 1918-1919 

36 4

 Segregation Book/Tuition Charges 1919-1920 

36 3
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1919-1921 

47
Box Folder

 Invoices ledger 1919-1923 

19 1

 [Enrollments by subject ledger] 1920-1921 

16 3

 [Enrollments by subject ledger] 1920-1921 

16 4
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1921-1922 

48
Box Folder

 [Payments for enrollment ledger] 1921-1922 

16 5

 [Expense ledger] 1921 August-1923 November 

19 2

 [Enrollments ledger] 1922-1923 

35 27

 [Registrations by classes ledger] 1922-1923 

10 40

 Tuitions ledger 1922-1924 

17 1

 [Registrations by classes ledger] 1923-1924 

10 41

 Segregation of tuitions ledger 1923-1927 

17 2
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger by faculty] 1924-1925 

48
Box Folder

 Enrollment [tuition] ledger 1925-1928 

17 3
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger by faculty] 1925-1926 

48

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1926-1927 

50
Box Folder

 Segregation--charges and credits ledger 1927-1929 

18 1
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1927-1928 

50

 [Enrollments by student ledger] 1928-1929 

52
Box Folder

 [Tuition ledger] 1928-1929 

17 4

 [Tuition ledger] 1928-1929 

18 2
Box

 [Enrollments by student ledger] 1929-1930 

52

 Faculty ledger 1930-1931 

53
Box Folder

 Enrollment [tuition] ledger 1930-1932 

18 3

 Faculty ledger 1931-1932 

35 19
Box

 [Enrollments and payments ledger] 1931-1932 

45
Box Folder

 [Tuition ledger] 1932-1933 

18 4

 [Faculty payment ledger] 1932-1933 

35 15

 [Faculty ledger] 1933-1934 

35 20

 [Faculty payment ledger] 1933-1934 

35 16

 [Registrations by classes ledger] 1934-1936 

10 42

 [Private instruction enrollments and payments] 1935-1938 

35 28

 [Registrations by classes ledger] 1936-1937 

10 43

 Registrations by classes ledger 1937-1938 

10 44
Box

 [Receipts from Comptroller's Office] 1942-1945 

53

 Payments by students 1945-1946 

53

 Library 1911-1944 

Scope and Content

Ledgers detailing library expenses and accessions; patron registrations.

Box Folder

 [Library expenses ledger] 1911-1912 

20 1

 [Library expenses ledger] 1912-1913 

20 2

 [Library expenses ledger] 1913 

20 3

 [Library expenses ledger] 1914-1915 

20 4

 [Library expenses ledger] 1915-1916 

20 5

 [Library expenses ledger] 1916-1917 

20 6

 [Library expenses ledger] 1917-1918 

20 7

 [Library expenses ledger] 1918-1919 

21 1

 Library Accession Book 1918-1947 

21 2

 Stack Permits log 1932-1936 

21 3

 Loan Desk Register 1933-1934 

21 4

 Loan Desk Register 1934-1935 

21 5

 Loan Desk Register 1935 

21 6

 Stack Permits log 1936 

21 7

 Stack Permits log 1936-1937 

21 8

 Stack book 1937-1938 

22 1

 [Stack Permits log] 1938-1939 

22 2

 [Stack Permits log] 1940-1941 

22 3

 [Stack Permits log] 1941-1942 

22 4

 List of music given to USC 1944 June 11 

30 10

 Accession Book: Phonograph Records 1-645 circa 1920s-1940s 

30 11

 [Accession Book: Phonograph Records] 646-1484 1937-1944 

30 12

 [Accession Book: Phonograph Records] 2151-3931 circa 1920s-1940s 

30 13

 [Accession Book: Phonograph Records] 3932-6184 1934-1937 

30 14

 [Accession Book: Phonograph Records] 6185-8136 1937-1939 

30 15

 [Accession Book: Phonograph Records] 8137-10,069 1939-1940 

30 16

 Max Swarthout 1923-1947 

Scope and Content

Max Swarthout was director of the School of Music during the 1930s. These files contain his correspondence but appear to be incomplete. Other materials produced by Swarthout during his tenure as director may also be found elsewhere in the Administration series.

Box Folder

 A 

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Max Swarthout, director of the School of Music.

1 15

 Association of Colleges and Universities 1940-1944 

1 21

 B 1938, 1942 

1 22

 Bower, Harry 1943 

1 23

 Annual report, etc. 1934-1935 

Scope and Content

Departmental reports; Swarthout memorandums.

1 25

 Ateneo de El Salvador 1940 June 25 

1 29

 George Liebling 1929-1932 

4 12

 File of letters 1923-1947 

55 2

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Series 3:  Alumni 1926-1973 

Scope and Content

Most of the files in this series were created and maintained by Pearl Alice Macloskey, staff member of the School during the 1930s and 1940s. Much of the information in these files concern the School's alumni.

Box Folder

 Mu Phi Epsilon 1926-1931 

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Pearl Alice Macloskey.

1 1

 Mu Phi Epsilon 1938 

1 2

 Alumni Association reports and memorandums 1936-1941 

Scope and Content

Papers of Pearl Alice Macloskey.

1 3

 Board of Directors [General Alumni Association] 1935-1936 

1 4

 Music alumni correspondence 1932-1935 

1 11

 Alchin, Carolyn A. 1920s 

1 16

 School of Music Men in the Service 1942-1945 

Scope and Content

Primarily cards and letters from USC alumni serving in active duty during World War II. Many of them are addressed to Pearl Macloskey.

4 11

 Alumni and Skeele bust fund 1932 

4 22
Box

 Annual Alumni Award plaque 1956-1964 

6
Box Folder

 [Alumni Luncheon] 1935 

10 30

 Music Alumni newsletter 1972-1973 

56 11

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Series 4:  Arnold Schoenberg Institute 

Scope and Content

The records in boxes 75-80 are some of the records of the Schoenberg Institute that date from its founding upon the initial gift from the Schoenberg heirs, through its transfer from the School of Music to the University Libraries, to its closing. They document primarily the original gift and the disputes between the Schoenberg heirs and the University. They were given to the University Archives upon the removal of the Institute from the University. They are generally arranged in chronological order, and thus every folder contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, memorandums and and or other related materials. Folder titles reflect only the dominant topics represented in each folder. Much of the material is photocopies. Box 83 contains programs and announcements for Institute events.

Box Folder

 [Agreement and related correspondence and memorandums 1973 

75 1

 [Correspondence re potential gift] 1971-1973 

75 2

 [Correspondence and memorandums re facility and staffing] 1973-1974 

75 3

 [Building program, correspondence, progress reports, meeting minutes] 1974 

75 4

 [Building program and related correspondence] 1974 July-August 

75 5

 [Building program, consortium development correspondence and reports] 1974 September-December 

75 6

 [Friends correspondence, staffing, progress reports, minutes] 1975 January-1976 January 

75 7

 [Building progress, oral history project, Advisory Committee minutes, operations correspondence and memorandums] 1975 June-September 

75 8

 [Building program correspondence and reports] 1975 October-December 

75 9

 [Building construction and collection maintenance correspondence and memorandums] 1976 January-October 

75 10

 [Operations and collections correspondence and memorandums] 1977 

75 11

 [Operations, Advisory Committee minutes] 1978 January-July 

76 1

 [Operations] 1978-1979 

76 2

 [Operations, collections] 1979-1980 

76 3

 [Architects' concept report] circa 1975 

76 4

 [Operations] 1981 

76 5

 [Advisory Committee, Archivist's report] 1982 

76 6

 [Operations, Schoenberg/USC correspondence] 1983 January-May 

76 7

 [Breach of contract correspondence] 1983 May-December 

76 8

 [Conflict correspondence] 1984 

76 9

 [Conflict resolutions] 1985 

76 10

 [Operations] 1986 

76 11

 [Operations and activities] 1987 

76 12

 [Operations and activities] 1988 

76 13

 [Operations and collections] 1989 

77 1

 [Staffing] 1990 

77 2

 [Operations, staffing, breach] 1991 

77 3

 [Operations] 1992 

77 4

 [Operations] 1993 

77 5

 [Operations] 1994 

77 6

 [Operations] 1994 August-December 

77 7

 [Removal of collection] 1995 January-April 

77 8

 [Removal, legal action] 1995 May-July 

78 1

 [Legal documents and correspondence] 1995 July-September 

78 2

 [Legal documents] 1995 September-December 

78 3

 [Legal documents] 1996 January-March 

78 4

 [Legal documents] 1996 April-1997 August 

78 5
Box

 [Depositions] 1995 

78
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 [Clippings] 1975-1996 

80 1

 [Employment and staffing] 1990, 1999 

80 2

 [Copies of programming materials] 1975, 1990 

80 3

 [Copies of assorted documents, mostly legal action] 

80 4-8

 [Schoenberg Letters index and chronological list] undated 

80 9

 [Acquisitions] 1996-1997 

80 10

 Marcy Drexler, "A Musical Legacy with Strings Attached: The Schoenberg Archives at the University of Southern California," UCLA Information Studies 485 2000 December 15 

80 11
Box

 [Schoenberg Institute programs and brochures] 

83

 Paul Zukofsky correspondence 

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 Miscellaneous correspondence 1993-1995 

79 1

 Alexander, William 1992 

79 2

 Brand, Juliane 1992 

79 3

 Reinhold Brinkmann--correspondence 1992-1995 

79 4

 [Journal] 1992 

79 5

 Leseman, Heidi 1992 

79 6

 Larry Livingston--correspondence 1992-1994 

79 7

 Sylvia Manning correspondence 1993-1994 

79 8

 Ono, Elaine (personal file) 1993-1994 

79 9

 Palevsky, Joan 1993 

79 10

 Ronald Schoenberg 1992-1995 

79 11

 [Zukofsky c.v.] 1994 January 

79 12

 Schoenberg v. USC 1995 

79 13

 Solomon, Barbara (Provost) 1994 

79 14

 Zipper, Herbert 1993-1995 

79 15

 Ukraine 1993 

79 16

 Toscan, Joyce 1993-1995 

79 17

 Sipe, Lynn 1994-1995 

79 18

 [Programming] circa 1993 

79 19

 Turbow, Gerry 1992 

79 20
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 Arnold Schoenberg Institute 1983-1989 

4 51

 Berlin F'87 1987 

4 52

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Series 5:  Composition Forum records 1975-1992 

Scope and Content

The Composition Forum (also referred to as the Composers Forum) was a regularly scheduled event that featured prominent guest composers and performers. The records included here were created and maintained by School of Music faculty member Anthony Vazzana, who coordinated the Forum. They consist primarily of letters of invitation, audio recordings, videos, programs, newspaper clippings, and biographical information for the composers and performers invited to the Forum.

Box Folder

 Composition Forum Inquiry Letters 1989 May 

81 12

 [Forum programs] 1975-1983 

81 13

 Composition Forum 1986-1987 

81 14

 Composition Forum 1987-1988 

81 15

 Composition Forum schedule 1988-1989 

81 16

 Composition Forum 1989-1990 

81 17

 Composition Forum 1990 

81 18

 Composition Forum 1991-1992 

81 19

 Composition Forum Attendance 1991-1992 

81 20

 Composers Forum Checklist undated 

81 21

 Composers Forum Attendance Sheets [blanks] undated 

81 22

 Adams, John 1985-1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 1
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 23
    Box
Video   90

Box Folder Box

 Adler, Sam undated 

81 24 88

 Albright, William 1981-1982 

81 25 87
Box

 Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz 1989 October 27 

86

 Anton, Ron 1976 March 12 

87

 Anderson, Miles 1985 February 15 

86
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 Amy, Gilbert 1988-1989 

81 26 86
Box

 Andriessen, Louis 1984 January 20 

87
Box Folder Box

 Applebaum, Edward undated 

81 27 86
Box

 A.S.C.A.P. 1976 May 14 

87
Box Folder Box Box

 Babbitt, Milton 1983-1989 

81 28 87 90
Box Folder

 Badinski, Nikolai 1988 

81 29
Box Folder Box

 Baker, Buddy undated 

81 30 86
Box Box Box Folder

 Bassett, Leslie 1981 

86 87 81 31
Box Folder

 Battier, Marc 1988 

81 32
Box Box Folder

 Berio, Luciano 1975-1980 

86 81 33
Box

 Bernheimer, Martin 1977 November 2 

87
Box Box Folder

 Bernstein, Elmer 1980 

87 81 34
Box

 Bialosky, Marshall 1985 March 29 

86

 Bielawa, Herbert 1985 September 13 

86
Box Folder

 Bleuse, Marc 1987-1988 

81 35
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 Boone, Charles 1979-1983 

81 36 86 87 90
Box Folder

 Boulez, Pierre 1986 

81 37

 Bosseur, Jean-Yves 1982 

81 38

 Brant, Henry 1980 

81 39
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 Britain, Radie 1983 

81 40 87
Box Box Folder

 Brockman, Jane 1988 

86 81 41
Box

 Broughton, Bruce 1983 September 16 

87
Box Folder Box

 Brown, F. James undated 

81 42 86
Box Box Folder

 Brown, Earle 1978-1979 

87 81 43

 Bruzdowicz-Tittel, Joanna 1987 

86 81 44
Box Box Folder Box Box

 Budd, Harold 1975-1978 

87 81 45 90 86
Box Box Folder

 Bunger, Richard 1975-1984 

87 81 46

 Burge, David 1989 

87 81 47
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 Butterley, Nigel 1977 

81 48

 Cage, John 1981-1987 

81 49
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 Campo, Frank 1979-1988 

81 50 86

 Cariaga, Dan 1989 

81 51 86
Box Folder

 Carter, Elliott 1976 

81 52

 Carrillo, Julian 1984 

81 53
Box Folder Box

 Carno, Zita 1985 

81 54 86
Box

 Cohn, Stephen 1991 January 25 

86
Box Folder Box

 Chihara, Paul Seiko 1976 

81 55 87
Box Box Box

 Composer's Forum/ Performers Guild "Aurelio de la Vega" "Aeolian Chamber Players" 1979 April 6 

88 86 89
Box Folder Box

 Constantinides, Dinos 1988 

81 56 86

 Conti, Bill undated 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 57
    Box
Audio   86

Box

 Conyngham, Barry 1982 September 4 

87
Box Folder Box

 Cooper, Paul 1984-1987 

81 58 87
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 Copland, Aaron 1976-1977 

81 59

 Cortes, Ramiro 1978 

81 60
Box Folder Box

 Crosse, Gordon 1977-1978 

81 61 87
Box Folder

 Crumb, George 1976 

81 62

 Cunningham, Barry 1982 

81 77
Box

 Daniel, Oliver 1976 November 12 

87
Box Box Box Folder

 Davies, Peter Maxwell 1982-1989 

90 87 81 64
Box Folder

 David, Hal undated 

81 65
Box

 De La Vega, Aurelio 1987, 1989, 1990 

86
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 Dei Tredeci, David 1980-1989 

81 66
Box Box Folder

 Delerue, Georges 1986-1987 

86 81 67
Box

 Deltrecici 1981 March 13 

87
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 Derby, Richard 1978-1979 

81 68

 Desby, Neal 1989 

85 3

 Dick, Robert 1982 

81 69

 Dittrich, Paul-Heinz 1979-1982 

81 70

 Dlugoszewski, Lucia 1981 

81 71

 Dodge, Charles 1980 

81 72

 Druckham, Jacob 1979-1990 

81 73

 Dugger, Edwin 1981-1982 

81 74

 von der Scmidt, Jeff undated 

81 76
Box Box Folder

 Dutkiewicz, Andrzej 1988 

86 81 78
Box Folder

 Emery, James undated 

81 79
Box Box Folder

 Erb, Donald 1979-1981 

86 81 80
Box Folder

 Erickson, Robert 1976-1979 

81 81

 Feliciano, Richard 1979-1987 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 4
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 82

Box Folder

 Feldman, Morton undated 

81 83

 Ferneyhough, Brian 1987-1988 

81 84

 Fine, Vivian 1976 

81 85
Box

 Fitzpatrick, Robert 1985 March 1 

86
Box Folder

 Foss, Lukas 1980 

81 86

 Fricker, Peter Racine 1977-1982 

81 87
Box

 Froom, David 1991 November 8 

86
Box Folder

 Gaburo, Kenneth 1971-1983 

81 88

 Geist, John 1983 

81 89
Box Box Box Folder Box

 Getty, Gordon 1986 

86 90 81 90 100

 Ghandar, Ann 1987 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 91
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 5

Box Folder

 Gelen, Michael undated 

81 92
Box

 Ghandar, Ann 1987 January 22 

86
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 Gilbert, Pia 1981 

81 93

 Globakar, Vinko 1983 

81 94

 Goehr, Alexander undated 

81 95

 Goldsmith, Jerry 1986 

81 96

 Gonsalves, Anthony Prabhu 1981-1982 

81 97
Box

 Grant, Serge 1984 October 19 

86

 Grantham, Donald 1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 98
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 6
    Box
Audio   86

Box Folder

 Graves, Mel 1983 

81 99
Box Folder Box

 Grierson, Ralph undated 

81 100 86
Box Folder

 Grisey, Gerard 1983 

81 101

 Harris, Roy 1976 

81 102
Box Folder Box

 Harbison, John 1987-1989 

81 103 86
Box Folder

 Harrison, Lou 1975-1987 

81 104

 Haselbock, Martin undated 

81 105
Box Folder Box

 Hartke, Stephen 1989 

81 106 86

 Helffer, Claude 1987 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 107
    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 7

Box Box Folder

 Heller, Berndt undated 

86 81 108

 Herman, Martin undated 

86 81 109
Box Folder

 Heussenstammn, George 1978-1980 

81 110
Box Box Box Folder

 Hoffman, Richard 

86 90 85 8
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 Hoffman, Robert 1976-1984 

81 111
Box Box Box Folder

 Husa, Karel 1975-1988 

90 86 81 112
Box Folder

 Ichiyanagi, Toshi 1978 

81 113

 Imbrie, Andrew 1978-1989 

81 114
Box Box Folder

 Jolas, Betty 1980 

86 81 115
Box Folder

 Kagel, Mauricio 1988 

81 116

 Kelemen, Milko undated 

81 117

 Kessner, Daniel 1978-1988 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 118
    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 9

Box Folder

 Keyes, Nelson 1980 

81 119
Box Folder Box

 Kirchner, Leon 1987 

81 120 86
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 Knussen, Oliver 1989 

81 121

 Kondo, Jo 1986-1987 

81 122

 Kohn, Karl 1981-1989 

81 123

 Kohs, Ellis 1987 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 11
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 124

Box Folder

 Kotonski, Wlodzimierz 1978 

81 125
Box

 Kondo, Jo 1987 March 13 

86

 Kraft, William 1976 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 10
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 126

 Krenek, Ernst 1976-1986 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box
Video   90
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 12
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 127

Box Box Folder

 Kronos Quartet 1983 

90 81 128
Box

 Krouse, Ian 22 November 1992 

86
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 Kubik, Gail 1976 

81 129

 LaBarbara, Joan 1981 

81 130

 Laderman, Ezra undated 

81 131

 Larsen, Libby 1984-1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 13
    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 132
    Box
Audio   86

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 LA Phil 1975 

81 133

 Lazarof, Henri 1981 

81 134
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 Lennon, John Anthony 1988-1989 

81 135 86

 Lentz, Daniel 1987 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   81 136
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 14
    Box
Audio   86

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 Lewis, Robert Hall 1983 

81 137
Box

 Liang, Wong Ren 1980 October 3 

90
Box Folder Box

 Lidermann, Jorge 1989 

81 138 86

 Lifchitz, Max undated 

81 139 86
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 Ligeti, Gyorgy 1980-1981 

81 140
Box Folder Box

 Linn, Robert 

85 15 86
Box Folder

 Lombardi, Luca 1980-1982 

82 1

 Lopato, David 1988 

82 2

 Lubinsky, Joe undated 

82 3
Box Box Folder

 Lutoskawski, Witold 1983-1989 

86 82 4
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 Malloch, William 1979-1980 

82 5

 Martino, Donald 1982-1983 

82 6

 Mancini, Henry 1986 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 16
    Box
Video   90
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 7

Box Folder

 Marshall, Ingram 1989 

82 8
Box Box Folder

 Martino, Donald undated 

86 82 9

 McGurty, Mark 1989 

86 82 10

 McLean Mix 1987-1989 

86 82 11
Box

 Moore, Robert 1991 March 8 

86

 Morel, Francois 1984-1989 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 17
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 14

Box Folder

 Morton, Lawrence 1978 

82 12

 Moss, Larry 1979-1980 

82 13
Box

 Muhoberac, Larry 1982 October 29 

88
Box Box Folder

 Musgrave, Thea 1976-1987 

88 82 15
Box Folder

 Nelson, Jalalu-Kalvert 1986 

82 16
Box

 Neill, Roger 1992 March 6 

86
Box Folder

 Nono, Luigi 1989 

82 17
Box Folder Box

 Nordenstrom, Gladys 1986-1987 

82 18 86
Box Folder

 North, Alex 1986 

82 19
Box

 Oliveros, Pauline 1976 October 15 

88

 Olsen, Albert Froom, David 1979 January 5 

88
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 Ortego-Salas, Juan 1979-1980 

82 20
Box

 Parker, John 1983 April 8 

88
Box Box Folder

 Pershing, D'Arneill 1977 

89 82 21
Box

 Perle, George 1991 April 5 

86
Box Folder Box

 Pezzone, Bryan undated 

82 22 86

 Powell, Mel 1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 18
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 23
    Box
Video   90
    Box
Audio   86
    Box
Audio   90

Box Folder Box Box

 Previn, Andre 1988 

82 24 86 90
Box Folder Box

 Primosch, James 1989 

82 25 86
Box Folder

 Ptaszynska, Marta 1987 

82 26
Box Folder Box

 Rands, Bernard 1977-1989 

82 27 89
Box Box

 Raksin, David 1983 September 23 

89 86
Box Folder

 Rehfeldt, Philip undated 

82 28
Box Folder Box

 Reimann, Aribert undated 

82 29 86

 Reynolds, Roger 1977-1989 

82 30 89
Box

 Rodriguez, Carlos 1990, 1992 

86

 Rodriguez, Robert Xavier 1985 February 22 

86

 Rose, David 1984 September 28 

86

 Rosenman, Leonard 1977-1986 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 20
    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 31
    Box
Audio   89

Box Box Box Folder

 Rosenthal, Laurence undated 

86 89 82 32
Box Box Folder

 Ruders, Poul 1988-1989 

86 82 33
Box Folder

 Rush, Loren 1976 

82 34
Box

 Saariaho, Kija 1990 November 2 

86
Box Folder

 San Filippo, Frank 1989 

85 3

 Samuel, Gerhard 1979 

82 35
Box Folder Box

 Scherchen-Hsiao, Tona 1980 

82 36 89

 Schiff, David 1983 

82 37 89

 Schifrin, Lalo 1981 

82 38 89

 Schnebel, Dieter 1983 

82 39 89
Box Box Folder

 Schuller, Gunther 1976-1989 

89 82 40
Box Folder Box

 Schurmann, Gerhard 1978-1980 

82 41 89
Box Folder Box Box

 Schwartz, Elliott 1977-1982 

82 42 86 90
Box

 Schwanter, Joseph 1981 November 

89
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 Scott, Patrick 1988 

82 43
Box

 Scott, Stephen 1991 October 18 

86
Box Folder

 Shinohara, Makoto undated 

82 44

 Schwantner, Joseph 1981-1989 

82 45
Box

 Searle, H. 1977 March 11 

89

 Silver, Sheila 1989 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 46
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Textual materials   85 21
    Box
Audio   86

Box Folder Box

 Silverman, Faye-Ellen 1986 

82 47 86
Box Folder

 Simonovitch, Konstantin 1976 

82 48

 Sinopoli, Giuseppe 1982-1983 

82 49
Box Box Folder Box Box

 Slonimsky, Nicolas 1982-1989 

89 82 50 86 90
Box Folder

 Smith, Gregg 1987 

82 51

 Smith, Leland 1979-1980 

82 52
Box Folder Box

 Smith, William O. 1976-1989 

82 53 89

 Smollar, Stephen 1989 

82 54 86
Box

 Sobel, Ron 1989 January 20 

86
Box Folder

 Soley, David 1989-1990 

82 55

 Sollberger, Harvey undated 

82 56
Box Folder Box

 Spies, Claudio 1989 

82 57 86

 Stalvey, Dorrance 1979 

82 58 89

 Starobin, David undated 

82 59 86
Box Box Folder

 Steiger, Rand 1987-1989 

86 82 60

 Stevens, Halsey undated 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   91 3
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 61

Box Folder Box

 Stock, David undated 

82 62 89
Box Box Folder

 Stone, Carl 1985 October 25 

86 85 22

 Stucky, Steven 1987-1990 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 23
    Box Folder
Textual materials   82 63

Box Box Folder Box

 Subotnik, Morton 1987-1989 

86 82 64 89
Box Folder

 Suderberg, Robert 1990 

82 65
Box Folder Box

 Sveinsson, Atli Heimir 1976 

82 66 89

 Student composers 1983 April 22, 1986-1988 

85 19 89

 Tal, Joseph undated 

82 67 89
Box Box Folder

 Terzian, Alicia 1989-1990 

86 82 68
Box Folder Box

 Thomas, Adrian 1983-1989 

82 69 89
Box

 Thailand Music Consont 1976 May 6 

89
Box Box Folder

 Thome, Diane 1981 

89 82 70
Box Folder

 Thomson, Virgil 1975-1985 

82 71
Box Box Folder

 Thow, John 1987 

86 82 72
Box Folder Box

 Ticheli, Frank undated 

82 73 86
Box Box Folder

 Tippett, Michael 1976 

89 82 74
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 Tower, Joan 1986-1989 

82 75

 Trimble, Lester 1975-1989 

82 76
Box Box Folder

 Turetzky, Bertram 1981 

89 82 77

 Uitti, Frances-Marie 1982 

88 82 84
Box Folder

 Ussachevsky, Vladimir 1986 

82 85
Box

 Varga, Andras 1984 April 13 

88
Box Box Folder

 Vazzana, Anthony 1991 January 18 

86 85 24
Box

 Waggoner, Andrew 1989 November 17 

86
Box Box Folder

 Waldrep, Mark 1990 

86 82 78
Box Folder

 Walter, Thomas 1989 

85 3

 Ward-Steinman, David 1979 

82 79
Box Box

 Watson, Ken 1977 April 18 

88 86
Box

 Weiland, Fritz 1982 November 12 

88

 Weir, Judith 1991 February 22 

86

 Wilson, Olly 1980 October 10 

90

 Winkler, Gerhard 1987 November 20 

86
Box Box Folder Box

 Wuorinen, Charles 1975-1989 

88 82 80 86
Box Folder Box

 Xenakis, Iannis 1982-1986 

82 81 90
Box

 Xin, Du Ming 1986 March 7 

90
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 Zappa, Frank 1986 

82 82

 Zwillich, Ellen T. 1986 


    Box
Audio   86
    Box Folder
Textual materials   85 25
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Textual materials   82 83
    Box
Video   90

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Series 6:  Ellis Kohs papers 1930s-1990s, undated 

Scope and Content

The Ellis Kohs papers consist primarily of scores (conductor's and parts) of many of Kohs' compositions, including "Amerika", his adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel. Also included is some correspondence and course materials documenting some of his teaching activities in the School from the 1950s to the 1980s, and programs of performance.

 Correspondence and related materials 1951-1995 

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 [Alice Ehlers letters] 1973, 1977 

68 1

 Robert Linn correspondence 1995, undated 

68 2

 [USC correspondence] 1954-1987 

68 3

 USC University Committees roster 1960-1961 

68 4

 [Kohs photos] 1952, 1959, 1980s-1990s, undated 


    Box
Photographs   67
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Photographs   74 3
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Photographs   68 5

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 Curriculum 1951-1992 

68 7
Box

 Appointment books 1954, 1957, 1959-1995 

58-59
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 [Kohs notes] 1930s-1940s 

Scope and Content

Notes made by Kohs as a student.

74 1-2

 [Settlement Music School correspondence] 1956 

74 7

 [Clippings] 1960s-1990s 

74 9

 Scores 

Box

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) 2 copies of Woodwind Quintet (Studies in Variation--Part I) by Kohs, each with scores for all five instruments. 2) Frescobaldi, XV Caprices by Felice Boghen, 1931. 3) Amerika by Kohs. Percussion score (2 annotated copies). 4) Concerto for Clarinet in A and Wind Orchestra by Kohs, 1982 (photocopy). 5) Hallelujah by Kohs. 6) Evocation by Kohs, 1949. 7) Four Orchestral Songs: I. The Rose; II. The Mountain; III. The Mermaid (Contralto Slo and Orchestra); IV. Epitaph (Tenor Solo and Orchestra) by Kohs. 8) Venticinque Canzoni by G. Frescobaldi. 9) Fatal Interview by Kohs. Inscribed "Property of the composer".

61

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) Amerika, Act II, by Kohs. Piano-Vocal score. 2) Men, text by Gertrude Stein, music by Kohs. Conductor's score, 1982-1983. 3) Fourteen Anonymous Portraits, text by Gertrude Stein, music by Kohs, 1936, revised ed. 1986. 6 copies; one inscribed "E.B.K./Personal Copy". 4) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, solo part, by Kohs. 5) Amerika, Act II, by Kohs. Piano score.

62

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) XXVth Psalm by Kohs. Conductor's score, 1947. 2 bound copies, 2 manuscript copies. 2) Concerto for Orchestra, by Kohs. String instrument scores. 3) Quartet for Piano and Strings by Kohs. Conductor's score and violin and cello scores. 2 copies of each. 4) Piano Sonata No. 2, by Kohs.

63

 Scores 

Scope and Content

Kohs scores: 1) Invention #1 for 3 voices; Invention #1 in C and B (2 voices), 1949; Etude in Memory of Bartok, 1946; Three Songs from the Navajo (conductor's score); Invention #7 in E; Invention #2 for Left Hand alone in C#; Invention #8 for Right Hand alone in a 6-tone scale; Invention #9 for Left Hand alone in the two mutually exclusive whole tone scales; Invention #3 for Right Hand alone, in B flat. 2) Elegie and Credo, 1951-1952. 3) Subject Cases: A Duo for narrator and Percussionist, text by Gertrude Stein, 1982. 4) Suite for Cello and Piano, cello part. 5) Woodwind Quintet. 6) Quartet for Piano and Strings. 7) Ten Little Pieces, 1940 (2 copies). 8) Variations on a Nursery Tune, 1947. 9) Lord of the Ascendant, libretto by Dexter Allen. With pasted-in synopsis. Act I (2 copies), Act II (2 copies), Entr'acte and Act III (2 copies). 10) XXIIIrd Psalm. Conductor's score. 10)

64

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) Legend for Oboe and Strings. Conductor's score and individual parts. 2) Concerto for Piano & Orchestra. With penciled annotations. 3) Piano Sonata No. 2. Performance copy. 4) Three Songs from the Navajo. 5) Brass Trio. Conductor's score and individual parts. 6) Elegie and Credo, 1951-1952. Conductor's score and individual parts. 7) Sonata for Snare Drum and Piano. Snare Drum part (3 copies). 8) Duo for Violin and Cello after Kafka's Amerika.

65

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) Capriccio. 2) Concertino for Violin and String Orchestra. 3) Concerto for Percussion Quartet. 4) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Performance scores, annotated. 5) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Individual parts.

66

 Scores 

Scope and Content

1) Etude--Variations on a Sestatonic Scale. 2) Inventions for Piano. 3) Lohiau and Hiiaka, copy #6. With clippings, rehearsal schedule, memorandums regarding performance. 4) Men, text by Gertrude Stein. Percussion scores and conductor's score. 5) Night Watch. 6) Scherzo. 7) Suite for Two Pianos. 8) Three Elegiac Airs (annotated). 9) Subject Cases, text by Gertrude Stein.

67

 Conductor's scores 

Scope and Content

1) Roy Harris, Symphony No. 9. Inscribed "Gift of the composer to Ellis B. Kohs". 2) Amerika by Ellis B. Kohs, Act II, Scenes 1-2-3. 3) Studies in Variation, Parts I-IV, by Kohs, 1962.

60
Box Folder

 [Libretto for "Amerika", no. 64/100] 1969 

68 6

 [Kohs compositions for Minna Coe] 1967 

74 8

 Kohs, "Fantasies, Intermezzi and Canonic Etudes" 1985 

74 12

 Programs 1948-1997 

Box Folder

 [San Francisco Symphony and USC Symphony programs] 1948, 1952, 1965 

56 16

 [KPFA Program Folio] 1955, 1956 

74 4

 [Programs] 1955-1987 

Scope and Content

Primarily USC concerts.

74 5-6

 National Music Council Bulletin 1978 Fall 

74 10

 "Compositions by Ellis B. Kohs Performed by Faculty and Students at the University of Southern California (and elsewhere) 1950-1988" 1997 

74 11

 Recordings 

Scope and Content

Reel to reel tapes, audiocassettes, LPs, and CDs of Kohs' compositions.

Box
84
Box
69
Box
72
Box
71
Box
70

 Manuscripts 1977-1978 

Box Box Folder

 "Counterpoint in Historical Perspective and Compositional Practice" 1977 

Scope and Content

Box 68: Photocopy of first draft. Box 73: bound photocopy, number 1 of 6 copies.

73 68 8-9
Box

 "Musical Composition: Projects in Ways and Means" 1978 

Scope and Content

Two bound photocopies; numbers 1 and 5 of 5 copies.

73

 Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

 Book Club of California keepsake 1951 

74 13

 Yaddo roster 1926-1951 1951 

74 14

 Rimsky-Korsakov, "Antar, Symphony No. 2" undated 

74 15

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Series 7:  Friends of Music records 1933-1984 

Scope and Content

The Friends of Music records document much of the activities of this organization. The records include information about alumni activities as well as fundraising.

Box Folder

 Friends of Music 1957, 1968-1970, 1981 

4 41
Box

 Photo album honoring Armand Hammer on his 86th birthday 1984 May 20 

8
Box Folder

 [Friends of Music miscellaneous material] 1974-1975 

56 8

 Friends of Music from the papers of Lee Leatherman 1933-1978   5.0 boxes

Box Folder

 Alderman, Pauline 1936-1942 

33 1

 Alma Trio Reception 1974 

33 2

 Alumni 1933-1935 

33 3

 Alumni 1939-1947 

33 4

 Alumni 1949-1950 

33 5

 Alumni Board meetings 1973-1976 

33 6

 Alumni Building Fund 1973 

33 7

 Alumni Dinner 1972 

33 8

 Alumni Dinner (Annual Meeting) 1973-1974 

33 9

 Alumni Dinner (Acceptances) 1975 

33 10

 Alumni Dinner MENC Meeting, San Francisco 1975 

33 11

 Alumni (General) 1949 

33 12

 Alumni (General) 1950 

33 13

 Alumni (General) 1951 

33 14

 Alumni General 1952 

33 15

 Alumni General 1953 

33 16

 Alumni General 1954 

33 17

 Alumni General 1955 

33 18

 Alumni General 1956 

33 19

 Alumni General 1957 

33 20

 Alumni General 1958 

33 21

 Alumni General 1959 

33 22

 Alumni General 1961 

33 23

 Alumni General 1962-1963 

33 24

 Alumni General 1964-1966 

33 25

 Alumni Newsletter 1973-1974 

33 26

 Alumni Newsletter (press copy) 1973-1974 

33 27

 Alumni Reception for P. Alderman 1973 

33 28

 Awards Recital [Friends or Music] 1971-1972 

33 29

 Awards Recital and Reception 1972-1975 

33 30

 Beglarian's Musicale 1975 

33 31

 Black Tie Dinner 1972 

33 32

 Black Tie Dinner 1974 

33 33

 Black Tie Dinner 1975 

33 34

 Black Tie Dinner 1976 

33 35

 Board Meetings 1972-1976 

33 36

 Board of Directors 1966 

33 37

 Board of Directors 1970-1971 

33 38

 Board of Directors 1970-1972 

33 39

 Board of Directors 1972-1973 

33 40

 Board of Directors 1973-1974 

33 41

 Board of Directors 1976-1977 

33 42

 Business 1972 

33 43

 By-laws 1969-1972 

33 44

 Cocktail-Reception, Beglarian's 1974 

33 45

 Cocktail-Reception, Kay Duke's 1974 

33 46

 Cocktail-Reception, Dr. & Mrs. State 1974 

33 47

 Cocktail-Reception, Mrs. Raissa Moran 1974 

33 48

 Concert & Reception--Arriaga String Quartet 1973 

33 49

 Commencement Honors 1974-1975 

33 50

 Correspondence 1959-1960 

33 51

 Correspondence 1962 

34 1

 Correspondence 1962-1973 

34 2

 Correspondence 1965-1968 

34 3

 Correspondence 1972 

34 4

 Correspondence 1972-1973 

34 5

 Correspondence 1976-1977 

34 6

 Donors & Gifts 1975-1976 

34 7

 Eighth Annual Trustee Dinner 1977 

34 8

 Events--General 1975-1976 

34 9

 Events--General 1977 

34 10

 Executive Committee 1971-1972 

34 11

 Faculty Recital Series 1973 

34 12

 Finances 1969-1976 

34 13

 Gamble House 1971 

34 14

 Hancock Auditorium 1972 

34 15

 Hollywood Bowl 1974 

34 16

 Hollywood Bowl 1977-1978 

34 17

 Membership 1972 

34 18

 Membership 1975 

34 19

 Membership 1974-1976 

34 20

 Membership 1976-1977 

34 21

 Membership 1977-1978 

34 22

 Memos 1972-1974 

34 23

 MENC Convention 1973-1974 

34 24

 MENC Reception 1976 

34 25

 MENC Reservations 1975 

34 26

 Minutes of Meetings 1959-1962 

34 27

 Minutes of Meetings 1975-1977 

34 28

 Music Education Meeting 1973 

34 29

 Musicale (Mosher) 1975 

34 30

 Musicales 1976 

34 31

 Newsletter 1972-1977 

34 32

 Opera 1970-1971 

34 33

 Opera Auction 1975 

34 34

 Opera Auction 1976 

34 35

 April 27--Home Recital--Teaford's 1975 

55 3

 May 4--Home Recital--Wemple's 1975 

55 4

 PDQ Bach Dinner 1977 March 

55 5

 Press Clippings 1956-1976 

55 6

 Pre-Operal Dinner 1976-1977 

55 7

 Recruitment letters 1975-1976 

55 8

 Rodger Young Center 1973 

55 9

 Sample Brochures 1962-1964 

55 10

 Sample invites and letter 1970-1974 

55 11

 Sample Invites and Letters 1975-1976 

55 12

 Sample letters and invites 1970-1972 

55 13

 Sample letters 1973-1974 

55 14

 Souzay--Class and Reception 1974 

56 1

 Souzay Recital 1974 July 

56 2

 Still Tribute 1975 

56 3

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Series 8:  Fundraising 

Box Folder

 Heifetz financial statement 1972 

8 1

 Patrons of the Arts brochure undated 

56 4
Box

 [T-shirt, Thornton School of Music dedication] 1999 March 

57

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Series 9:  Lillian Backstrand Wilson papers 1900-1944  (Bulk, 1930-1940)

Scope and Content

Lillian Backstrand Wilson was a Professor of Voice in the School of Music.

Box Folder

 [Memorandums to faculty] 1930 

81 1

 [Student recital and performance programs] 1900, 1936-1944 

81 2

 [Faculty performances and brochures] 1921-1941 

81 3

 [Wilson's notes from lectures] 1930 

81 4

 [Programs] 1931-1943 

81 5

 [Summer sessions information, USC School of Music, Northwestern University, Haywood Institute of Universal Song] 1930-1940 

81 6

 [Music Teacher's Review, with article by Wilson] 1938 January-February 

81 7

 [Schubert-Wa Wan Club bulletin] 1931 March 

81 8

 [Letter and clippings from Dr. Philip M. Lovell] 1938 

81 9

 [Letter and brochures from John C. Wilcox] 1940 

81 10

 [Clippings] 1930s-1940s 

81 11

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Series 10:  Metropolitan Opera National Council 1957-1968  (Bulk, 1966-1968)

Scope and Content

These records document the National Council's western regional auditions, held at USC in the 1960s.

Box Folder

 Met auditions 1967-1968 

7 92-94

 Western Regional Auditions 1966-1967 

7 95

 Dr. Kendall 1967 

7 96

 The National Council of the Metropolitan Opera 1957-1966 

7 97

 Hook, Howard J., Jr.--National Chairman 1966 

7 98

 Balazs, Mr. Frederick--Arizona District Director 1965 

7 99

 Booth, Mrs. Alfred J.--Arizona District Director 1965 

7 100

 Cowan, Miss Ruth--Santa Barbara District Director 1965 October 20 

7 101

 Dickinson, Mrs. James R.--Southern Nevada District Director 1965, 1967 

7 102

 Dickstein, Mr. Martin H.--Northern Nevada District Director 1965 

7 103

 Erickson, Mrs. Glenn--San Diego District Director 1965-1966 

7 104

 Roberts, Miss Gwendolyn--San Bernardino District Director 1965-1966 

7 105

 Taylor, Mrs. King--Arizona District Director 1965 October 20 

7 106

 Tegnell, Dr. John--San Francisco District Director 1965-1966 

7 107

 Wermer, Mrs. Paul L.--Los Angeles District Director 1965-1968 

7 108

 Metropolitan Opera--General 1966-1967 

7 109

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Series 11:  Pauline Alderman papers 1930s-1980s, undated 

Scope and Content

The material in this series documents Professor Alderman's research for her book "We Build a School of Music." Also included are some files of Ellis Kohs, composer and School of Music professor, who led the committee that completed the project after Alderman's death.

Box Folder

 [Oral history transcripts] circa 1970s-1980s 

Scope and Content

Pearl Alice Macloskey; Wallace Berry; William C. Hartshorn; Ruth Watanabe; Nadine Conner; John S. Garth.

37 1

 [Ellis Kohs correspondence and notes re Alderman's history] 1980s 

37 2

 [Alderman typescript--2nd and 3rd revisions] undated 

37 3-4

 EBK files--Alderman book project, activity 1984-1985 

37 5

 Alderman book project--Kohs file 1985 September-December 

37 6

 Alderman book project--Kohs file 1986 January 

37 7

 Selected excerpts undated 

37 8

 "The Crown Years" by Leigh Kaplan 1984 

37 9

 [Ruth Watanabe interview notes] 1981 

37 10

 [William C. Hartshorn interview notes] circa 1980 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   37 11
    Box Folder
Textual materials   39 27

Box Folder

 Transcription of Marilyn Horne interview 1978 

37 12

 Macloskey's list--Faculty members by name circa 1950s 

37 13

 [Macloskey's] Faculty file by year 1881-1956 circa 1950s 

37 14

 Theory, Biblio, General Misc. undated 

37 15

 "The Painter of Dreams", music by Charles E. Pemberton undated 

37 16

 [Miscellaneous notes, memorandums, letters, publications] undated 

37 17

 Swarthout undated 

37 18

 Composition and Theory 1950s-1980s 

37 19

 [Historical information] 1930s-1960 

37 20

 Shrine Seating Chart undated 

37 21

 Scholarship--Lawrence Tibbett 1931 

37 22

 Scholarship--E. vonKleinSmid 1947 

37 23

 Defense 1942 

37 24

 Bonds 1942-1943 

37 25

 Bovard 1921-1949 

37 26

 [Course development] circa 1948-1954 

37 27

 [College of Music history, and correspondence--Skeele] 1930 

37 28

 Scholarship, Alchin chair 1935-1945 

37 29

 Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship 1931-1948 

37 30

 Skeele 1935, 1971, undated 

37 31

 Krone--letters to 1938-1947 

37 32

 Krone 1939-1970 

37 33

 Heifetz 1961-1967 

37 34

 [Clippings] 1949-1952 

37 35-37

 [Clippings] 1951 

38 1-2

 [Clippings, notes] 1940s, 1950s, 1980s 

38 3

 Music List 1942-1957 

38 4

 [School of Music brochures, historical information] circa 1920s-1960s 

38 5

 [Alderman notes, clippings, etc.] undated 

38 6

 Programs 1950s 

38 7

 [Alderman biographical material] 1940s-1970s 

38 8

 [Alderman review, Newlin's "Schoenberg Remembered"] circa 1980 

38 9

 [Invitation letters, Alderman 75th birthday dinner at AMS] 1968 December 4 

38 10

 [Teaching letter] 1968 October 4 

38 11

 [Letters, programs, notes] 1958-1980 

38 12

 "The Pedagogic Principles of Abby Whiteside" by Joseph Prostakoff undated 

38 13

 Mu Phi Epsilon 35th convention program 1960 June 

38 14

 "Five Generations of Women in Musicology" notes, manuscript, throw-sheet undated 

38 15

 Louisa Wright notes undated 

38 16

 [USC music programs] 1958-1975 

38 17

 [Programs, meetings and concerts] 1955-1961 

38 18

 Old address books undated 

38 19-21

 80th birthday guestbook 1973 January 21 

38 22

 [80th birthday letters] 1973 January 

38 23

 [Alderman certificate, Second International Congress on Women in Music] 1982 

38 24

 [Sheet music] undated 

38 25

 [Historical materials and correspondence 1970s, undated 

39 28

 [Miscellaneous Alderman material] 1930s-1970s 

39 29

 Alchin Chair material 1929-1956 

39 30

 Programs 1935-1977 

39 31

 [Historical material] circa 1979 

39 32

 [Alderman notes] undated 

39 33

 School of Music stats undated 

39 34

 Odds and ends of faculty undated 

39 35

 [Alderman notes] undated 

39 36

 [Clippings] undated 

40 5

 Clips and letters 1950s-1970s 

40 6

 News clips 1950 

40 7-9

 Newspaper clippings 1947 

40 10
Box

 [Alderman notes in binder] undated 

41
Box Folder

 [Audio tapes, Renaissance music] undated 

40 14-16
Box Box

 [Oral histories] 

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Audio cassettes.

42 43
Box

 [Plaques and awards] 

44

 [Sheet music] 

44

 "We Build a School of Music" typescripts and drafts 

Box Folder

 Chapter 1 

38 26-29

 Chapter 2 

38 30-35

 Chapter 3 

39 1-3

 Chapter 4 

39 4-5

 Chapter 5 

39 6

 Chapter 6 

39 7-8

 Chapters 7 & 8 

39 9

 Chapter 9 

39 10

 Chapter 10 

39 11

 Chapter 11 

39 12

 Chapter 12 

39 13

 Chapter 13 

39 14

 Chapter 14 

39 15

 Chapter 15 

39 16

 Chapter 16 

39 17

 Chapters 15 & 16 

39 26

 Chapters 16-18 

39 18

 Chapter 17 

39 19-24

 Odd pages 

39 25

 Typescript 

40 1-4

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Series 12:  Performance 1920s-1980s, undated 

Scope and Content

This series consists of programs, correspondence, and clippings regarding performances by School of Music students and faculty, or performances in which School of Music students and faculty participated. These performances are distinct from the recitals performed as part of the curricular activities of the School.

Box Folder

 Kakafony for Wind Ensemble and Piano by John Carbon undated 

1 27

 Eisteddfod 1925-1926 

2 9

 Theme and Variations circa 1940s 

Scope and Content

Outlines for music broadcast series.

4 7

 A Cappella Choir 1936-1947 

4 13, 15

 Liebling's Mass 1931, 1947 

4 17

 Faculty recital brochure mockup 1986 

4 42

 [Homage to Ysaye materials] 1971 

56 14

 [Programs] 2006 September-2007 April 

82 86-93

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Series 13:  Phi Phi records 1925-1932, undated 

Scope and Content

Records of Phi Phi, Friends of Harmony, a School of Music student and alumni group.

Box Folder

 Constitution and by-laws 

4 24

 Rules and Regulations Governing Society Meetings undated 

4 25

 Initiation Ceremony manual, revised 1926 October 27 

4 26

 Minutes of meetings and membership lists 1925-1932 

4 27

 Blank invitation card and sample text undated 

4 28

 Minutes of meetings 1932 September-October 

4 29

 Membership acceptance correspondence 1927, 1930-1932, undated 

4 30

 Membership lists and correspondence 1925-1931 

4 31

 Correspondence 1929-1932 

4 32

 Correspondence requesting excuse from meetings 1925, 1929, 1931 

4 33

 Receipts and disbursements ledger 1930 September-1932 December 

4 34

 Accounts ledger 1925-1929 

4 35

 Receipt books 1930, 1933, undated 

4 36

 Check stubs 1930 October-1931 May 

4 37

 Bank statements and checks 1927, 1931-1932, 1933 

4 38

 Receipts, invoices, and statements 1928-1931 

4 39

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Series 14:  Press and publicity 1909-2010 

Scope and Content

Clippings, programs, and press releases compiled by School of Music personnel, documenting the activities of the programs in music and drama.

Box Folder

 Programs and concert announcements 1909-1942 

4 10
Box

 "The Pacific Coast Musician" 1912 July 

Scope and Content

Inscribed on the cover "Pearl Alice Macloskey"; contains a photomontage of the School of Music faculty on page 9.

84
Box Folder

 Pacific Coast Musical Review 1923 May 19 

4 56
Box

 "The Music World" 1930 August 

Scope and Content

Contains "Music and the University" by Rufus B. von Kleinsmid; "College of Music, University of Southern California" by Arthur M. Perry.

84
Box Folder

 "The Messiah" Publicity [clippings] 1930 December 

35 25

 Lawrence Tibbett Scholarship Publicity 1931 

35 26
Box

 Clippings, programs, and announcements scrapbook 1931-1941 

23
Box Folder

 Newspaper clippings 1933 

4 20
Box

 Programs scrapbook 1934-1939 

3
Box Folder

 [Clippings] 1934-1935 

29 11

 [Clippings] 1935 August-December 

29 12

 [Clippings] 1935 September-December 

29 13

 [Clippings] 1935 December-1936 January 

29 14

 [Clippings] 1936 

29 15

 [Clippings] 1936-1937 

29 16

 [Clippings] 1937 

29 17

 [Clippings] 1937 January-May 

29 18

 [Clippings] 1937 May-July 

29 19

 [Clippings] 1937-1938 

29 20

 [Clippings] 1937-1938 

29 21
Box

 Scrapbook of "Musical Courier" covers and photographs 1937 

6
Box Folder

 Radio Music Corporation brochure circa 1938 

1 13

 Southern California Band and Orchestra Festival program 1938 

1 12

 [Clippings] 1938 January-May 

29 22

 [Clippings] 1938 May-October 

29 23

 [Clippings] 1938-1939 

29 24

 [Clippings] 1939 

29 25

 Clippings scrapbook 1939-1940 

1 6-7

 Programs scrapbook 1939-1940 

1 8

 Clippings scrapbook 1940 May-December 

1 9

 "The Southern California Music Record" 1940 July 15 

10 13

 Newspaper clippings 1940 

1 10

 Clippings scrapbook 1941 January-March 

1 17

 Clippings scrapbook 1941 February-June 

1 18

 Clippings scrapbook 1941 August-October 

1 19

 Clippings scrapbook 1941 April-December 

1 20

 Clippings and programs 1941-1942 

2 10

 1942 [Programs] 1942 

1 31

 Clippings scrapbook 1942 

1 33

 Clippings scrapbook 1942 

1 34

 Clippings scrapbook 1942 December 

1 35

 Clippings and programs 1943 

1 36

 Clippings scrapbook 1943 January-March 

1 37

 Clippings scrapbook 1943 March-May 

1 38

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1943 August-1944 March 

55 1

 Programs 1944 

1 39
Box

 Scrapbook, "SC School of Music In the News" 1944-1945 

41
Box Folder

 Scrapbook 1944 January-June 

1 40

 Clippings 1945 April-May 

1 41

 Clippings 1945 

1 42

 Clippings 1945 October 

1 43

 Clippings 1945 November 

1 44

 Clippings 1945 December 

1 45

 Programs 1946 

1 46

 Clippings 1946 

1 47

 Clippings 1946 February 

1 48

 Clippings 1946 March 

1 49

 Clippings 1946 

1 50

 Clippings 1946 May 

2 1

 Clippings 1946 June-July 

2 2

 Clippings 1946 August-September 

2 3

 Clippings 1946 October-December 

2 4

 Clippings and programs 1947 

2 5

 Clippings 1947 January-February 

2 6

 Clippings 1948 January-April 

2 7

 Trojan Summer Session Concert Band program 1949 July 14 

2 13

 Clippings 1951 February 

2 8
Box

 Scrapbook, "Merry Wives of Windsor", "Valley of Despair", "Masked Ball" 1953-1955 

41

 Scrapbook, "The Magic Flute" 1953 

41

 SC Opera scrapbook, "Saint of Bleeker Street", "Tales of Hoffman" 1955-1956 

41

 Scrapbook, SC Concerts Alma Trio, Szigeti Sonata Cycle 1956-1957 

41

 SC Opera scrapbook, "Susannah" 1957 April 

41

 Scrapbook, SC Concerts 1957-1958 

41

 Trojan A Cappella Choir scrapbook 1959 September-1960 June 

5
Box Folder

 Press clips binder 1964-1970 

2 16-20

 Clippings binder 1968-1970 

2 21-23

 [Clippings] 1969-1970 

29 3

 News releases 1969 February-1970 March 

2 15

 News releases 1970 March-1971 February 

2 24-25

 News releases 1971 March-December 

2 26-27

 [School of Performing Arts clippings] 1970-1971 

29 4-5

 Press releases 1972 

2 28-29

 Publicity 1972-1973 

4 46

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1972 October 1-1973 June 17 

1 1-2

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1972 Dember 8-1973 August 22 

11 3

 Press releases 1973 

4 1-2

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1973 October 1-1974 April 15 

11 4-5

 Press releases 1974 

4 3-4

 News clippings (advertisements) 1974 March-1976 December 

14 3-4

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1974 April 16-1975 July 5 

11 6-7

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1974 July 6-December 31 

11 8-9

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1975 January 1-March 13 

11 10-11

 USC School of Performing Arts Press Release Master File 1975 February 21-1977 February 7 

14 5-6

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1975 March 14-May 7 

11 12-13

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1975 May 8-July 8 

12 1-2

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1975 July 9-October 31 

12 3-4

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1975 November 1-1976 January 31 

12 5-7

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1976 February 1-March 31 

12 8-9

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1976 April-June 

12 10-11

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1976 June-August 

12 12-13

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1976 September-October 

13 1-2

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1976 November-December 

13 3-4

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 January-February 

13 5-6

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 March 

13 7-8

 [Clippings] 1977 April 

29 6

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 May-June 

13 9-10

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 July-August 

13 11

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 September-October 

13 12-13

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1977 November-December 

14 1-2

 Press clippings 1978 January-February 

14 7-8

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1978 March-April 

14 9-11

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1978 May-August 

14 12-14

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1978 September-October 

15 1-2

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1978 November-December 

15 3-4

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 January-February 

15 5-6

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 March-April 

15 7-8

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 May-June 

15 9

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 July-August 

15 10

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 September-October 

15 11

 [Clippings scrapbook] 1979 November-December 

15 12

 USC Public Information Council 1979-1980 

29 1-2

 [Clippings] 1980 January-February 

29 7-8

 [Clippings] 1980 March-April 

29 9

 [Clippings] 1980 May-June 

29 10

 Publicity 1986-1987 

4 54

 Newsletter 1987-1988 

4 53

 Newsletter copy and information 1980s-1991 

4 40
Box

 USC Concert Choir poster circa 1980s-1990s 

6
Box Folder

 Alfred Newman gift circa 1990 

4 50

 125th Anniversary (2009) publicity packet 2010 

4 5-6

 "College Songs" pamphlet undated 

10 14

 BFA in Theatre brochure 1971 

56 6

 Admissions application 1976 

56 7

 The Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts (ISOMATA) Summer Sessions catalog 1975 

56 12

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Series 15:  Raymond Kendall papers 1925-1983 

Scope and Content

Papers of the Dean of the School from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Box Folder

 Kendall 1948-1983 

8 2

 Association of American Colleges 1945-1967 

8 3

 ASCAP--Educ. Constracts 1964-1966 

8 4

 Bequests to School of Music 1963-1965 

8 5

 Biocommunications 1967 

8 6

 Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)--Fellowships in Composition 1960-1963 

8 7

 CPA--Fund Raising 1964 

8 8

 BMI Grant--Composition for Television 1967 

8 9

 Committee on Cultural Events--Next Meeting Agenda 1963-1966 

8 10

 Committee on Cultural Events--Minutes, Reports 1956-1963 

8 11

 Committee on Cultural Events--Speakers 1963-1964 

8 12

 CMP--Contemporary Music Project 1966-1967 

8 13

 Communications and Special Events Committee 1966-1967 

8 14

 Danforth Foundation 1958-1966 

8 15

 Fulbright Award Auditions 1962-1967 

8 16

 Lorenzo, Leonardo de--Flute Collection 1925, 1953-1961 

8 17

 Idyllwild 1957 

8 18

 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) 1943-1962 

8 19

 Curriculum Committee 1968 

8 20

 Music Editor's Journal 1968-1969 

8 21

 Los Angeles Music and Art School 1959, 1961 

8 22

 Monterey Jazz Festival Music Study Grants 1967-1968 

8 23

 Musical Theater Workshop (Civic Light Opera Project) (Confidential) 1963-1966 

8 24

 Musical Theater Workshop Joint Advisory Committee 1966-1967 

8 25

 Philomel [financial] 1964-1968 

8 26

 National Association of Teachers of Singing 1949-1963 

8 27

 Rockefeller Foundation--Orchestra Project 1965-1966 

8 28

 Rockefeller Foundation--Orchestra Project 1967 

8 29

 School of Performing Arts--Announcement 1965-1966 

8 30

 Cinema Division--Correspondence 1966 

8 31

 School of Performing Arts--Dance 1966 August 17 

8 32

 Screen Composers' Association 1966 

8 33

 State Dept.--Exchange of Persons 1967 

8 34

 Stravinsky MSS Donation 1959 

8 35

 Tanglewood Symposium Project (MENC) 1967 

8 36

 1966 USOE/USC Institute 1965-1966 

8 37

 Visitors--H.R.H., Princess Irene of Greece 1966-1967 

8 38

 Trojan Quartet--Munich 1965-1966 

8 39

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Series 16:  Ralph E. Rush papers 

Scope and Content

The papers in this series were created and collected by Ralph E. Rush, professor of music education at USC and conductor of the Junior High School Orchestra at ISOMATA, the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, from 1956-1963. The majority of these papers documents Rush's work at Idyllwild, and contain concert programs; Rush's Junior High School Orchestra, Band, and Chorus files; copies of "ISOMATAN" (the summer camp's newsletter); photographs; brochures and general information about the Foundation. Also included are non-Idyllwild records: Rush's file; on choral music; some programs from concerts where Rush was guest conductor; an accreditation report for the USC Music Education program; and some miscellaneous academic files.

Box Folder

 [Idyllwilde Arts Foundation brochures and general information] 1955-1956, 1963, undated 

91 1

 [Correspondence] 1957-1960 

Scope and Content

Primarily concerning academic affairs at ISOMATA.

91 2

 [Idyllwild Arts Foundation programs] 1953, 1955 

91 3

 [Idyllwild Arts Foundation President's Report] 1960 

91 4

 [Idyllwild and USC] 1961-1962 

91 5

 [Idyllwild, CA general information] 1952, 1954 

91 6

 [Junior High School Orchestra camp] 1956 

91 7

 [Junior High School Orchestra camp] 1957 

91 8

 [Junior High School Orchestra camp] 1958 

91 9-10

 [Junior High School Orchestra camp] 1959 

91 11

 [Junior High School Orchestra, Chorus, and Band camp] 1960 

91 12

 [Junior High School Orchestra, Chorus, and Band camp] 1961 

91 13

 [Annotated ISOMATA newsletters] 1957, 1959-1961 

92 1-4
Box

 [ISOMATA programs and photographs scrapbook] 1950-1962 

94
Box Folder

 ISOMATAN 1958-1963 

92 5

 [ISOMATA programs] 1955-1960 

92 6
Box Folder Box

 [Photographs] circa 1960 

Scope and Content

Photographs featuring Rush and the ISOMATA high school orchestra.

93 1 94
Box Folder

 [George William Burt thesis] 1950 August 

93 2

 Instrumentation/Double Bass Class 1942-1944 

93 3

 Western College Survey 1956 

93 4

 [Programs for concerts and camps, music education] 1948-1960 

93 5

 [All-Ohio High School Symphony Orchestra] 1956 November 

93 6

 [Choral Music file] 1951-1964 

93 7

 [American String Teachers Association strings conferences] 1960 

93 8

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Series 17:  Students and faculty 1897-1989 

Scope and Content

This series contains material documenting the activities, generally performance-related, of School of Music students and faculty, including programs of the annual recitals performed by students. Also included are records of the School's faculty meetings and some information about Phi Phi and other student organizations.

Box Folder

 Alexander Stewart 1916-1917 

4 23

 ASCAP Awards letter 1988 August 19 

4 43

 Larry Livingston clipping 1986 September 17 

4 44

 "Orchestra" sketch [copy] 1983 

4 45

 Abram Chasins 1972, 1987 

4 47

 Gabor Rejto 1978-1987, undated 

4 48

 Brochures, choral organization 1924, 1962, 1984-1985, undated 

4 49

 George Montgomery/"No Love Atoll" 1948 

4 55

 Paul La Rosa and MIDI 1987 

4 57
Box

 Unidentified music scores undated 

6
Box Folder

 Faculty meeting [minutes] 1915-1917 

10 10

 Pemberton, C.E. 1929-1930 

10 20

 Phi Phi 1926-1934 

10 21

 [Faculty dues and banquet ledger] 1910-1930 

10 39

 Schaefer, William 1952-1970 

40 11

 Vennard, William 1946-1975 

40 12

 [Student notes on Edgard Varese] undated 

40 17

 [Irene Robertson's piano score book] circa 1910 

40 18

 Irene Robertson, "Christ Triumphant" score undated 

19 3

 Abram Chasins course brochure 1972 

56 5

 [William Benulis course notes] 1952 

56 9

 [Photos of faculty?] undated 

56 10

 [Miscellaneous programs] 1973-1974 

56 13

 Recitals 1897-1989 

Box

 Recital programs scrapbook 1897-1912 

31

 Recital programs scrapbook 1912-1920 

32
Box Box

 Faculty and student recitals bound programs 1950-1960 

Scope and Content

For the academic years 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1954-1955, 1955-1956, 1956-1957, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1959-1960. Two copies of each, with the exception of 1950-1951 (one copy only).

24 24
Box

 Faculty and student recitals bound programs 1960-1971 

Scope and Content

For the academic years 1960-1961 (2 copies), 1961-1962 (2 copies), 1962-1963 (2 copies), 1963-1964 (2 copies), 1964-1965 (1 copy), 1965-1966 (1 copy), 1968-1969 (2 copies), 1969-1970 (1 copy), 1970-1971 (1 copy). 1966-1967 and 1967-1968 missing.

25

 Faculty and student recitals bound programs 1972-1978 

Scope and Content

For the academic years 1972-1973 (2 copies), 1973-1974 Parts 1 & 2 (1 copy), 1974-1975 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1975-1976 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1976-1977 Parts 1 & 2 (1 copy), 1977-1978 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies).

26

 Faculty and student recitals bound programs 1978-1982 

Scope and Content

For the academic years 1978-1979 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1980-1981 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1981-1982 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies).

27

 Faculty and student recitals bound programs 1982-1987 

Scope and Content

For the academic years 1982-1983 Parts 1 & 2 (2 and 1 copy respectively), 1983-1984 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1984-1985 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1985-1986 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies), 1986-1987 Parts 1 & 2 (2 copies).

28

 Recital programs 1967-1989 

54

 Student Organizations 1925-1938 

Box

 Honorary Music Club 1925-1938 

Scope and Content

Treasury Book; constitution and by-laws; miscellaneous letters.

51

 Associated Students 1926-1933 

Scope and Content

Constitution; meeting minutes.

51

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Series 18:  Miscellaneous 1920-1948 

Box Folder

 German Institute of Music for Foreigners, Berlin, brochure 1939 

10 11

 Program, 30th Annual Convention, the Music Teachers' Association 1940 

10 12

 "Music in War Plants" by Wheeler Beckett 1943 August 

10 15

 "Information Please! for Delegates and Guests attending the National Federation of Music Clubs Convention" 1941 

10 16

 National Guild of Piano Teachers, American College of Musicians, National Fraternity of Student Musicians Yearbook and National Directory 1946 

10 25

 Schweitzer, Albert 1948 

10 27

 Pi Kappa Lambda historical booklet 1937 

2 14

 Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles 1920-1921 

2 11
Box

 [Program, Twenty Organ Recitals by Arthur W. Poister, University of Redlands] 1929 

84

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