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Register of the Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek MSS 43
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Contents of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 43
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet (one archives box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1955-1968
    Date (inclusive): 1943 - 1983
    Abstract: Correspondence between Oliver Daniel and Ernst Krenek, most written during Daniel's tenure with Broadcast Music, Inc. Collection includes original letters and telegrams from Daniel and photocopies of letters from Krenek.
    Creator: Daniel, Oliver


    Oliver Daniel was born in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1911. He studied at St. Norbert College and with pianists in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Boston before teaching at the Boston Conservatory and at Marot College. He joined CBS in 1942, first as musical director of its educational division, and later as a producer and director of music programs for the network.
    In 1954, Daniel began work at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as the director of contemporary music projects. It was there that Daniel handled the promotion of a number of composers, including Ernst Krenek. Daniel also wrote a biography of the conductor Leopold Stokowski, entitled Leopold Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View (1982).
    Oliver Daniel passed away in Scarsdale, New York, in 1991.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek, MSS 43. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Scope and Contents of Collection

    The Oliver Daniel Correspondence with Ernst Krenek is comprised of letters between the two men, mainly during Daniel's tenure at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). The letters, dating 1955-1976 detail their business relationship, as well as Krenek's composition and performance schedule. Several letters written after Daniel's time at BMI are more personal and relate to projects that Daniel was working to complete.
    The collection contains original letters and telegrams from Daniel and photocopies of letters from Krenek. One original letter, dated 1957, contains a list of his compositions to be included in a promotional brochure. The collection also contains a few copies of letters from others, including Robert Burton and Gladys Krenek, as well as copies of newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera related to Krenek's career.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    BMI (Firm).
    Daniel, Oliver -- Correspondence
    Krenek, Ernst, 1900-1991
    Music -- 20th century