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Mary Carr Moore collection of musical compositions, biographical material, and documents (Collection PASC.38-M)
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  • Title: Mary Carr Moore collection of musical compositions, biographical material, and documents
    Collection number: PASC.38-M
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 22.5 linear ft. (45 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1893-1957
    Abstract: This collection consists of music manuscripts and printed scores of operas and orchestral, piano, chamber, vocal and choral music.
    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: Moore, Mary Carr

    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.

    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], Mary Carr Moore collection of musical compositions, biographical material, and documents (Collection PASC 38-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Mary Louise Carr was born on Aug. 6, 1873, in Memphis, TN; she received music training principally in San Francisco, CA; studied voice with H.B. Pasmore in preparation for a career as an opera singer; studied composition with John Haraden Pratt; married Dr. John Claude Moore in 1898; founded Mary Carr Moore Manuscript Club in 1928; taught theory and composition at Olga Steeb Piano School (1926-42) and Chapman College (1928-47); received honorary Doctor of Music degree from Chapman College, 1936; composed operettas, operas, orchestral and chamber music, songs, and piano pieces; she also composed a grand opera Narcissa (1925), for which she received the David Bispham Memorial Medal in 1930; died on Jan. 11, 1957, in Ingleside, CA.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of Moore's music manuscripts and printed scores of operas and orchestral, piano, chamber, vocal and choral music. Also parts, libretti, working notes for operas, clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed catalogs, photographs, and ephemera.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Opera scores and parts (boxes 1-9)
    2. Instrumental chamber music (box 10)
    3. Biographical material (boxes 11, 19)
    4. Documents, music, librettos, photos, work lists (box 12)
    5. David Rizzio (boxes 13-16)
    6. Scrapbooks (boxes 17-18)
    7. Piano concerto (box 20)
    8. Piano music (box 21)
    9. Songs (boxes 22-24)
    10. Choral music (boxes 24-27)
    11. Orchestral music (boxes 28-29)
    12. Printed materials (box 30)
    13. Concert recording, 1984 (box 31)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Moore, Mary Carr, 1873-1957--Archives.
    Women composers--United States--Archival resources.
    Music--Manuscripts.
    scores.