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William Malloch collection, ca.1950-ca.1990
PASC 132-M  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Title: William Malloch collection
    Collection number: PASC 132-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 145 boxes
    Date: ca.1950-ca.1990
    Abstract: Collection consists of manuscripts, microfilms, scores, and files, as well as thousands of sound recordings including LP records, 78s, 45s, compact discs, cassettes, and open reel tapes. The collection also includes materials related to Malloch's uncle, poet, writer, and reporter, Douglas Malloch (5/5/1877-7/2/1938).
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    creator: Malloch, William 1927-1996

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Malloch collection (Collection PASC 132-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    A composer and musicologist whose Los Angeles-based career spanned some 40 years, William Malloch made artistic and intellectual contributions to radio, arts administration, music education, and journalism, as well as composition and orchestration.
    Born on April 22, 1927 in Grand Rapids, Michigan under the name Chester Irving Williams, Jr., he was adopted by Aurelia Malloch on January 14, 1930, and legally changed his name to William Fuller Malloch. He received a B.A. in music from UC-Berkeley in 1951, and his M.A. in composition from UCLA in 1958, and at Tanglewood and the Vienna Academy of Music commenced postgraduate studies.
    In 1979, an NEA grant funded Malloch's research and recordings of mechanical musical instruments in Europe from the time of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. This was to be among his greatest contribution as it served to uncover authentic tempos of 18th century music. The results of his studies were reported in his article, "The 'new' (old) minuet," published in the August 1985 issue of, Opus magazine. Subsequent recordings, such as Sir Charles Mackerras' complete cycle of Mozart symphonies released by Telarc, reflect the influence of his research. Malloch also conducted an ensemble performing Bach's four Orchestral Suites for a recording released by Koch International.
    William Malloch also spent several years as the Music Director at KPFK radio in Los Angeles, Music Director of the Mahler Society of California, and the Artistic Director for the Ojai Music Festival. On January 9th, 1996, William Malloch died of cancer at the age of 68.
    The collection also includes materials related to Malloch's uncle, poet, writer, and reporter, Douglas Malloch (5/5/1877-7/2/1938).

    Scope and Content

    The William Malloch Collection consists of manuscripts, microfilms, scores, and files, as well as thousands of sound recordings including LP records, 78s, 45s, compact discs, cassettes, and open reel tapes.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into the following series:

    1. Series 1. Malloch Family
    2. Series 2. Childhood
    3. Series 3. Recording Collection
    4. Series 4. Art work
    5. Series 5. Correspondence
    6. Series 6. UCLA
    7. Series 7. Concert Programs
    8. Series 8. Miscellaneous
    9. Series 9. Travels
    10. Series 10. Malloch Writings
    11. Series 11. Professional Career
    12. Series 12. Printed Music
    13. Series 13. Address Books, 1976-1990
    14. Series 14. Scores and Parts
    15. Series 15. Sound Recordings
    16. Series 16. Unprocessed Materials

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Malloch, William F.---Archives.
    Composers---Archival resources.