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Finding Aid for the Edward Ward Collection 1940-1945
PASC-M 16  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Ward Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1945
    Collection number: PASC-M 16
    Creator: Ward, Edward
    Extent: 11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Library Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: Collection consists of conductor's scores and/or sketches, in manuscripts or copies, for The singing bandit, Cobra woman, Where were you?, Broadway serenade, Kit Carson, Climax, Men of Texas, South of Pago Pago, My son, my son, It never rains in Hollywood, and Phantom of the opera, as well as unidentified musical sketches, printed sheet music, production notes, legal documents (including contracts), cue sheets, correspondence, and photographs.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Ward Collection, Collection number PASC-M 16, UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Ward was born on Apr. 2, 1896 in St. Louis, MO; attended Beethoven Schools of music; wrote film scores for "Cheers for Miss Bishop," "Thanks a million," "All American co-ed," and "Phantom of the opera;" wrote music for the London production of Clowns in clover, and wrote songs, including Who takes care of the caretaker's daughter?, Always and always, Lullaby of the bells, Dreaming of castles in the air, and Anybody home?; became a film executive; he died in 1971.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of conductor's scores and/or sketches, in manuscripts or copies, for The singing bandit, Cobra woman, Where were you?, Broadway serenade, Kit Carson, Climax, Men of Texas, South of Pago Pago, My son, my son, It never rains in Hollywood, and Phantom of the opera, as well as unidentified musical sketches, printed sheet music, production notes, legal documents (including contracts), cue sheets, correspondence, and photographs.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Ward, Edward, 1896-1971 --Archives.
    Composers --United States --Archival resources.
    Music --Manuscripts.
    Motion picture music --Scores.