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Finding Aid to the Madi Bacon Papers, 1831-1999 (bulk 1920-1970)
BANC MSS 2001/119 c  
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    Collection Title: Madi Bacon papers
    Date (inclusive): 1831-1999
    Date (bulk): 1920-1970
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2001/119 c
    Creator: Bacon, Madi
    Extent: 5 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize box 7.5 linear feet
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Madi Bacon Papers, 1831-1999, contain the correspondence, professional files, family correspondence, and ephemera of the founder of the San Francisco Boys Chorus. A musical conductor and voice teacher, Bacon lived and worked in the Bay Area from 1946 until her death in 2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with and amongst her family. Also included are her personal files relating to the San Franicsco Boys Chorus and other professional activities.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, German

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions of Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Madi Bacon Papers, BANC MSS 2001/119 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternative Form of Materials Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Removed or Separated Material

    Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2001.200).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990.
    Bacon, Madi -- Archives.
    San Francisco Boys Chorus -- History -- Sources.
    Choirs (Music) -- California -- San Francisco -- History.
    Conductors (Music) -- California -- San Francisco.
    Voice teachers -- California -- San Francisco.

    Administrative Information

    The Madi Bacon Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by the Madi Bacon Trust in 2001.
    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2005.

    Biography/Organization History

    Madi Bacon grew up in Chicago, the only daughter of Charles Sumner Bacon, an eminent gynecologist, and his Austrian wife, Misa. Madi trained in music under the tutelage of her mother, attended the Frances Parker School and the University of Chicago, where she received her BA in Languages and later her MA in Music. She started her musical career directing a madrigal choir in Winnetka, Illinois, then she taught at Roosevelt University, Chicago. Madi first came to California in 1928, where she taught sports and music at the Katharine Branson School. In 1946 she returned to Berkeley to run the music program for the University of California Extension and then went on to found and develop the renowned San Francisco Boys Chorus. Because of her passion for sports and the outdoors she also founded the San Francisco Boys Chorus Summer Music Camps.
    From the Memorial Program for Madi Bacon, February 24, 2001.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Madi Bacon Papers, 1831-1999, contain the correspondence, professional files, family correspondence, and ephemera of the founder of the San Francisco Boys Chorus. A musical conductor and voice teacher, Bacon lived and worked in the Bay Area from 1946 until her death in 2001. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with and amongst her family. Also included are her personal files relating to the San Franicsco Boys Chorus and other professional activities.