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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society Records, 1949-1954
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society Records
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1954
    Collection number: 176
    Creator: Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society.
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society was founded sometime in the 1940s and was committed to cultivating the musical arts. The collection contains contracts, correspondence, and material related to reading premiers for student orchestral compositions and membership.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society Records (Collection 176). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233331 

    Biography

    Founded in the 1940s, the Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society was a society for music lovers. Paying yearly dues enabled members to attend rehearsals, concerts, social gatherings, and events such as Reading Premiers for student orchestral compositions. The object of the society was the cultivation of the musical arts, the sponsoring of concerts by a Chamber Symphony Orchestra, and the promotion of social intercourse among its members. Concerts organized by the society usually took place at Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles. The society hired resident composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copeland, and Carlos Chavez.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains correspondence in the form of letters and telegrams, contracts concerning performances and conductor's residencies, concert flyers and programs, material related to reading premiers for student orchestral compositions, and documents concerning membership.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following folders:
    1. Contracts 1950-1954
    2. Correspondence 1949-1954
    3. Membership
    4. Reading Premiers

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Los Angeles Chamber Symphony Society --Archives.
    Music--Societies, etc, --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Correspondence.