Finding Aid for the Alfred Newman Collection ca. 1940-1959

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred Newman Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1959
Collection number: PASC-M 19
Creator: Newman, Alfred
Extent: 6 boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. UCLA Library Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Collection consists of 78 rpm and 33 rpm recordings of soundtracks composed by Newman, and other music conducted by Newman.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alfred Newman Collection, PASC-M 19, UCLA Library Special Collections , University of California, Los Angeles.

Biographical Note

Newman was born on Mar. 17, 1901 in New Haven, CT; became pianist, composer, and conductor; studied with Sigismond Stojowski, Reuben Goldmark, George Wedge, and Arnold Schoenberg; at age 13 he played piano at the Strand Theatre in NY, and was a pianist, accompanist, and conductor in vaudeville, and later in Broadway musicals; moved to Hollywood in 1930; appeared as a guest conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony; became writer of film scores; won Academy Awards for The song of Bernadette (1943), Mother wore tights (1947), With a song in my heart (1952), Call me madam (1953), Love is a many-splendored thing (1955), The King and I (1956), and Camelot (1967); he died on Feb. 17, 1970 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 78 rpm and 33 rpm recordings of soundtracks composed by Newman, and other music conducted by Newman.

Container List

Box 1

Alfred Newman Conducts

Box 1

Beloved Enemy

Box 1

The Bluebird 1940

Box 2

Centennial Summer

Box 2

Coney Island

Box 2

David and Bathsheba 1951

Box 2

Diamond Horshoe

Box 2

Dolly Sisters

Box 3

Dragonwyck 1946

Box 3

Gangs All Here

Box 3

Hello Frisco

Box 3

How Green Was My Valley 1941

Note

2 copies
Box 3

Hurricane

Box 4

Jitterbug

Box 4

Keys of the Kingdom

Box 4

Kitten of the Keys

Box 4

Leave Her to Heaven 1945

Box 4

Marco Polo 1938

Box 4

Original Themes

Note

Volume one.
Box 5

Original Themes

Note

volume 2.
Box 5

Out of This World

Box 5

Romeo and Juliet

Box 5

Schocking Miss Pilgrim

Box 5

Screen Guild Show 1 & 2

Box 5

Song of Bernadette 1943

Scope and Content Note

1-4
Box 6

Song of Bernadette 1943

Scope and Content Note

5-8
Box 6

Stella Dallas

Box 6

They Shall Have Music 1939

Box 6

Where Do We Go From Here

Box 6

Wuthering Heights 1939