Finding Aid for the Feri Roth Collection of Papers, Photographs and Recordings, 1930-1969

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Finding Aid of the Feri Roth Collection of Papers, Photographs and Recordings, 1930-1969

Collection number: 197

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Hermine Vermeij.
Date Completed
June 2004
Encoded by:
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©2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Feri Roth Collection of Papers, Photographs and Recordings,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1969
Collection number: 197
Creator: Roth, Feri
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, recordings, programs, clippings, datebooks and other personal papers from the estate of the violinist Feri Roth.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Music Library. 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 if the Performing Arts Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Feri Roth Collection of Papers, Photographs and Recordings, 197, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Marissa Roth, June 2001

Processing Information

Processed by: Hermine Vermeij, June 2004

Biography

Born July 18, 1899, at Zvolen, Czechoslovakia, Feri Roth received his musical training at the Royal Hungarian Academy of Music in Budapest where he graduated in 1917. His first position was the concertmastership of the Budapest Opera from 1919-1920; a year later he joined the Berlin Volksoper in the same capacity. In 1922, he founded the string quartet which bore his name for forty-seven years. Two years later, the quartet made a successful debut in Paris, then embarked on a tour of Europe and Africa. On an invitation from Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge in 1928, the quartet, reorganized to include Jeno Antal, Ferenc Molnar, and Janos Scholz, made its first appearance in the United States at the Pittsfield (Massachusetts) Music Festival. Subsequently, the quartet concertized throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, participating in concerts at the Library of Congress, giving many concerts of modern works in New York City and Washington, and performing all of Beethoven's string quartets including his Grosse Fuge.
In 1937, the quartet joined the faculty of Westminster Choir College at Princeton University. Resigning from the college in 1939, Mr. Roth assembled a new group consisting of former members of the Manhattan String Quartet: Rachmael Weinstock, Julius Shaier, and Oliver Edel. In 1947, Roth began his long association with UCLA, joining the Department of Music as Lecturer. In 1960, he was named full professor. During his years at the University, he made further changes in the personnel of the quartet. The group that was most familiar to concert goers included Thomas Marrocco, professor of music at UCLA; Irving Weinstein; and Cesare Pascarella, UCLA lecturer in music. It was principally this combination that Roth led in his yearly festivals of Beethoven's chamber music. He made many other important contributions. Occasionally he would exchange his violin and bow for the conductor's baton and lead larger chamber music ensembles in performances of concertos by Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach, and of Bach's The Art of Fugue. For more than ten years, he organized the Tuesday Noon Concerts, a weekly production of the Department of Music in Schoenberg Hall Auditorium. His authoritative and stimulating teaching found expression in a continuing series of chamber music classes, and his course on the music of Bach and Beethoven attracted thousands of students.
A champion of modern music, Roth's quartet performed in concert many works by composer-colleagues in the department, and gave public readings of newly composed works by graduate students. This service was invaluable. In its off-campus appearances, the Roth Quartet concertized widely, not only on the west coast, where it gave many performances each year, but also on the east coast, in Canada, and in Great Britain. During 1963 and again in 1966, the quartet played a series of concerts in London; and in the spring of 1968, it presented the entire cycle of Beethoven's quartets in New York City's Lincoln Center. A further presentation of the cycle, scheduled for Elizabeth Hall, London, in the spring of 1969 had to be cancelled because of Roth's death, on May 7, 1969.
During its long history, the Roth Quartet recorded thirty-five albums for Columbia Masterworks and five for the Society for Forgotten Masterpieces. Especially important is the quartet's recording of Bach's Art of the Fugue, in the Harris-North transcription. In 1966, the Roth Quartet was televised at UCLA during performances of two Beethoven quartets: Opus 74 (The Harp) and Opus 95 (Serioso). The video tapes are valuable to students, and also to amateurs, for their visual clues to the secret of successful quartet performances.
Feri Roth was the recipient of the Award of Merit from the National Association of American Composers and Conductors in 1942 for outstanding service to American music, and he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from the New York College of Music in 1949. He was a member of the Beethoven Association of New York, the International Society for Contemporary Music of London, the Mozart Society of Salzburg, and the Triton Music Society of Paris.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, recordings, programs, clippings, datebooks and other personal papers from the estate of the violinist Feri Roth. Correspondents include George Antheil, Alfredo Cassela, Carlos Chávez, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Aaron Copland, David Diamond, Lukas Foss, Benny Goodman, Morton Gould, Roy Harris, Andre Previn, Artur Schnabel, William Schuman, Roger Sessions, Marcel Vertés, and Meredith Willson.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Roth, Feri--Archives


Container List

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1939-1976

Physical Description: 170 items.

Scope and Content Note

Letters received Feri Roth and family.
Box 1, Item 1

Franz Alexander, to Roth. TLS.March 8, 1961

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 2

Ernest S. Allan, to Roth. TLS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 3

George Antheil, to Roth. TLS.November 2, 1949

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 4

George Antheil, to Roth. TLS.November 10, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 5

Berea, to Roth. Program, signed. October 1964

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 6

Faris M. Brown, to Roth. Business card, signed.N/A

Physical Description: 1 card

Scope and Content Note

Box 1, Item 7

Niven Busch, to Elizabeth Roth. Autograph note, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 8

Alfredo Cassela, to Roth. TLS.June 22, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 9

Abram Chasins, to Roth. TLS.March 13, 1953

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 10

Carlos Chávez, to Roth. TLS.April 28, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 11

Albert Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS.November 15, 1953

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 12

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS.May 11, 1940

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 13

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TL.May 16, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 14

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS.September 29, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 15

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS.May 16, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 16

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. Telegram.March 15, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 17

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS. Photocopy.August 22, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 18

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. TLS.December 26, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 19

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. Telegram.February 10, 1950

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 20

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. Telegram.November 3, 1952

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 21

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, to Roth. Telegram.October 27, 1953

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 22

Aaron Copland, to Roth. ALS.1947

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes a photocopy.
Box 1, Item 23

Norman Corwin, to Feri and Elizabeth Roth. TLS.November 11, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Inlcudes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 24

Archivald J. Davison, to Roth. TLS.March 11, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 25

Aurelio de la Vega, to Roth. TLS.May 22, 1967

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 26

David Diamond, to Roth. TLS.July 15, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 27

David Diamond, to Roth. TLS.August 28, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 28

David Diamond, to Roth. Postcard, signed.September 29, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 29

David Diamond, to Roth. TLS.January 20, 1950

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 30

W.W. Doe, to Roth. TLS.July 21, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 31

Olin Downes, to Roth. TLS.December 16, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 32

Olin Downes, to Roth. TLS.December 14, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 33

Olin Downes, to Roth. TLS.January 17, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 34

Olin Downes, to Roth. TLS.October 19, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 35

James H. Fassett, to Roth. TLS.August 26, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 36

Lion Feuchtwanger, to Roth. TLS.July 16, 1954

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 37

Lukas Foss, to Elizabeth Roth. ALS.June 15, 1969

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 38

Lukas Foss, to Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 39

Romain Gary, to Roth. TLS.February 28, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 40

Gordon P. Getty, to Elisabeth Roth. TLS.July 15, 1988

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 41

Vladamir Golschmann, to Roth. TLS.May 26, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 42

Benny Goodman, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.August 15, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 43

Eugene Goossens, to Roth. TLS.May 20, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 44

Hans Habe, to Feri and Elizabeth Roth. Telegram.August 6, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 45

Morton Gould, to Roth. TLS, photocopyApril 6, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 46

Morton Gould, to Feri and Elizabeth Roth. ALS, photocopy.April 20, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 47

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.February 11, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 48

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.July 17, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 49

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.January 4, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 50

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.May 22, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 51

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.November 20, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 52

Roy Harris, to Roth. TLS.December 13, 1955

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 53

Roy Harris, to Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 54

Roy Harris, to Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 55

Roy Harris, to Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 56

Jean Hersholt, to Feri and Elizabeth Roth. ALS.September 12, 1953

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 57

Albert Hirschfeld, to Roth. Autograph note, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies. Includes sketch.
Box 1, Item 58

Mrs. Herbert Hoover, to Roth. TLS.August 1, 1939

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes 2 photocopies.
Box 1, Item 59

Herbert Hoover, to Roth. Autograph note, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 60

Ernest Hutcheson, to Roth. TLS.April 5, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p,
Box 1, Item 61

Jeno Kerpely, to Roth. ALS.December 16, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 62

Irving Kolodin, to Roth. TLS.May 10, 1969

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 63

Erich W. Korngold, to Roth. Telegram.June 23, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 64

Karl Krueger, to Roth. TLS.July 3, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 65

Karl Krueger, to Roth. TLS. September 17, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 66

Paul Laszlo, to Roth. TLS.September 26, 1957

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 67

Peter Lawford, to Ruta. TLS.June 27, 1962

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 68

Erich Leinsdorf, to Roth. ALS.May 9, 1951

Physical Description: 2 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 69

Melchior Lengyel, to Roth. ALS.November 22, 1966

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 70

Melchior Lengyel, to Roth. ALS.January 2, 1967

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 71

Goddard Lieberson, to Roth. TLS.April 17, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 72

Goddard Lieberson, to Roth. TLS.April 5, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 73

Leonard Liebling, to Roth. TLS, copy.April 26, 1943

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 74

Emil Ludwig, to the Roths. ALS.October 1942

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Inlcludes a photocopy.
Box 1, Item 75

Jayne Mansfield, to Elisabeth and Feri Roth. TLS, photocopy.March 19, 1963

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 76

Jayne Mansfield, to Roth. Card, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1p.
Box 1, Item 77

Daniel Gregory Mason, to Roth. TLS.January 6, 1950

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 78

Bernice Miller, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.October 24, 1956

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 79

James S. Mize, to Mrs. Roth. TLS, photocopy.May 15, 1969

Physical Description: 2 p.

Note

4 copies.
Box 1, Item 80

Ferenc Molnar, to Roth. TLS.October 9, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 81

Maria Molnar, to Roth. TLS.February 20, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 82

Maria Molnar, to the Roths. TLS.April 14, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 83

Douglas Moore, to Roth. TLS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 84

Henry Morgenthau, to Hon. John Flournoy Montgomery. TLS.December 15, 1934

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 85

Eugene Ormandy, to Roth. TLS.December 11, 1968

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 86

Bertha Palmer, to Mr. and Mrs. Roth. TLS.November 2, 1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 87

Andre Previn, to Roth. TLS.November 18, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 88

Andre Previn, to Roth. Card, signed.N/A

Scope and Content Note

1 p.

Note

Box 1, Item 89

Vincent Price, to Dr. and Mrs. Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 90

Gabor Rejto, to Roth. ALS.June 28, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 91

Edward G. Robinson, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.July 30, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 92

Edward G. Robinson, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.December 3, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 93

Artur Rodzinski, to Roth. TLS.November 27, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 94

José Roismann, to Roth. Note, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 95

Feri Roth, to Elisabeth Roth. ALS.November 24, 1966

Physical Description: 3 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 96

Feri Roth, to Elisabeth Roth. ALS.December 1, 1966

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy and translation.
Box 1, Item 97

B. Albert Roussel, to Roth. ALS.July 23, 1939

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 98

Miklos Rozsa, to Roth. ALS.September 26

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 99

S.Z. Sakall, to Roth. ALS.May 21, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 100

Gabriele Sale-Joachim, to Roth. ALS.December 1, 1968

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 101

Gabriele Sale-Joachim, to Roth. ALS.July 8, 1971

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 102

Joseph Schildkraut, to Elisabeth Roth. ALS.February 3, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 103

Artur Schnabel, to Roth. Note, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 104

Henry Schnitzler, to Roth. TLS.April 20, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 105

Henry Schnitzler, to Andreas Meyer-Hanno. TL.June 14, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 106

William Schuman, to Roth. TLS.June 7, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 107

William Schuman, to Roth. TLS.September 12, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 108

William Schuman, to Roth. TLS.October 1, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 109

Joseph Schuster, to Roth. ALS.December 17, 1952

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 110

Roger Sessions, to Roth. ALS.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 111

Henry W. Simon, to Roth. TLS.April 5, 1965

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 112

Robert Gordon Sproul, to Roth. ALS.March 1, 1952

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 113

Janos Starker, to Roth. ALS.June 8, 1950

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 114

Janos Starker, to Roth. ALS.December 20, 1950

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 115

Janos Starker, to Roth. ALS.January 24, 1951

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 116

Janos Starker, to Roth. ALS.October 11, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 117

Igor Stravinsky, to Roth. Note, signed, photocopy.June 1957

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 118

Soulima Stravinsky, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.October 4, 1961

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 119

Joseph Szigeti, to Roth. ALS.December 31, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 120

Davidson Taylor, to Roth. TLS.February 28, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 121

Edward Teller, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.September 18, 1963

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 122

Edward Teller, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.April 10, 1964

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 123

Edward Teller, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.February 9, 1965

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 124

Edward Teller, to Roth. Program, signed, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 125

Randall Thompson, to Roth. ALS.March 4, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 126

Ernst Toch, to Roth. TLS.February 5, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 127

Ernst Toch, to Roth. ALS.August 30, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 128

Ernst Toch, to Roth. TLS.April 20, 1960

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 129

J. Rigbie Turner, to Elisabeth Roth. TLS.October 21, 1988

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 130

J. Rigbie Turner, to Elizabeth Roth. TLS.February 15, 1989

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 131

J. Rigbie Turner, to Elisabeth Roth. TLS.April 8, 1989

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 132

J. Rigbie Turner, to Elisabeth Roth. TLS.August 18, 1989

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 133

Adelaide Tusker, to Mrs. Roth. TLS.June 2, 1969

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 134

UCLA, to Mr. and Mrs. George Roth. Note.March 1970

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 135

UCLA, to Mrs. Feri Roth. Envelope.October 8, 1971

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 136

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. ALS.February 11, 1957

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 137

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. ALS.April 23, 1957

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 138

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. ALS.October 12, 1957

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 139

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. ALS.December 10, 1957

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 1, Item 140

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. ALS.March 21, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 141

Marcel Vertés, to Mrs. Bössi Roth. ALS.December 31, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 142

Marcel Vertés, to Madame Bössi Roth. Card, signed.February 18, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 143

Marcel Vertés, to Elisabeth Roth. ALS.August 17, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 144

Marcel Vertés, to Mrs. Elisabeth Roth. ALS.August 31, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

1 page photocopy included.
Box 1, Item 145

Marcel Vertés, to Madame Elisabeth Roth. Envelope.September 1, 1960

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 146

Marcel Vertés, to Mme. Elisabeth Roth. Envelope.October 1, 1960

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 147

Marcel Vertés, to Roth. Backs of envelopes, photocopies.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

4 copies.
Box 1, Item 148

Von Karman, Todor. Coaster.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 149

Josef von Sternberg, to the Roths. ALS.September 30, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 150

Sylvie and Irving Wallace. Note, signed.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 151

Alfred Wallenstein, to Roth. TLS.June 24, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 152

Bruno Walter, to Roth. Note, signed.September 26, 1956

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 153

Lotte Lenya Weill-Davis, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.June 23, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 154

Paul Whiteman, to Roth. TLS.September 2, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 155

Meredith Willson, to Elisabeth and Feri Roth. TLS, photocopy.July 25, 1966

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 156

Meredith Willson, to Elizabeth Roth. Note, signed, photocopy.January 6, 1976

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 157

Meredith Willson, to Roth. ALS, photocopy.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 158

C.K. Wing, to Roth. TLS, photocopy.January 23, 1967

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 159

Efrem Zimbalist, to Roth. TLS.May 7, 1951

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 160

Adolph Zukor, to Roth. Note, signed.June 23, 1937

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 161

Adolph Zukor, to Roth. TLS.June 29, 1937

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 1, Item 162

Adolph Zukor. Note.N/A

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 163

Unknown, to Roth. ALS.October 16, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 164

Unknown, to Roth. Note, signed.September 29, 1940

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 165

Unknown, to Roth. Envelope.June 12, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 166

Unknown, to Mr. and Mrs. Roth. Note, signed, photocopy.June 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 1, Item 167

Unknown, to Roth. ALS.October 2, 1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 168

Unknown, to Roth. ALS.March 20, 1947

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 169

Unknown, to the Roths. ALS.February 27, 1957

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 1, Item 170

Handwritten descriptions of correspondence, photographs, and some ephemera in the Feri Roth collection. N/A

Physical Description: 28 p.
 

Series 2. Photographs unknown

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Roth and acquaintances.
Box 2, Item 1

Roy Harris and Feri Roth

Box 2, Item 2

Ferenc Lehár, signed.

Box 2, Item 3

G. Francesco Malipiero, signed.September 1930

Box 2, Item 4

Feri Roth

Box 2, Item 5

Joseph Szigeti, signed.

Box 2, Item 6

Unknown man

Box 2, Item 7

Alfredo Casella and his trio with Feri and Elisabeth Roth

Box 2, Item 8

Lion Feuchtwanger, Italian Counsul Gen. Mr. Ungaro, Igor Stravinsky, and Feri Roth, phtocopy.

Note

2 copies. Includes handwritten caption by donor.
Box 2, Item 9

Feri Roth and his quartet

Box 2, Item 10

Unknown man with Feri and Elisabeth Roth

Note

4 different small photos.
Box 2, Item 11

Feri Roth and his quartet with unknown man

 

Series 3. Programs and Promotional Material 1945-1968

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to Roth and the Roth Quartet.
Box 2, Item 12

Inauguración del Instituto Federal de Capacitación del Magisterio1945

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 13

Die Tänzerin: Komödie in 3 Akten von Melchior Lengyel.1946

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 14

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsOctober 20, 1954

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 15

Los Angeles Chapter of The American Red Cross wishes to honor Hollywood - Wilshire Areas Fund Campaign Volunteers who have served Five and Ten YearsOctober 25, 1956

Physical Description: 3 p.

Note

Includes 2 photocopies.
Box 2, Item 16

The Roth Quartet: Beethoven Festival, photocopy.March 1, 8, 22, 1960

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 17

Melody in music - Four evenings at UCLA.1962

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 18

UCLA Committee on Fine Art Productions -- Concerts Spring 1965.January 5, 1965

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 19

UCLA Concerts presented by the committee on fine arts productions.June-July 1965

Physical Description: 1 booklet.
Box 2, Item 20

Roth Quartet -- 15th Annual Beethoven Festival.February 2, 1968

Physical Description: 3 p.
Box 2, Item 21

Lincoln Center Calendar of Events, photocopy.June/July 1968

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 22

Memorial Concert for Professor Feri RothMarch 16, 1970

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 23

The Roth Quartet: The World's Foremost String Ensemble

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 24

The "Unsurpassed" Roth Quartet

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 25

The internationally celebrated Roth Quartet

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

4 copies.
Box 2, Item 26

Roth Quartet: "Unsurpassed and even unapproached"

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 27

First performances given by the Quartet

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 28

PreviewApril 6

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 29

Loyola University presents Andre Previn and the Roth Quartet, photocopy.October 5, 1966

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

Series 4. Articles and Newspaper Clippings 1948-1987

Physical Description: 20 items

Scope and Content Note

Material primarily about the Roth Quartet.
Box 2, Item 30

The year in American music / Edited by David Ewen, excerpt, photocopy.1948

Physical Description: 2 p.

Note

3 copies.
Box 2, Item 31

Texas string news: Ravel and his string quartet / Feri Roth, photocopy.Summer 1951

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 2, Item 32

Los Angeles Herald & Express: Champagne and Caviar / Meredith Overpeck, photocopy.September 18, 1952

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 33

Los Angeles Times: The sounding board: Roth Quartet celebrates 25 years of concert playing in the United States / Albert GoldbergMarch 7, 1954

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 2, Item 34

The New York Times: Third of a century of quartet playing / Edward Downes, photocopy.June 17, 1956

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 35

Roths hosts at supper, photocopy.November 27, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 36

Los Angeles Times: Rich legacy left by Feuchtwanger / Robert R. Kirsch, photocopy.December 28, 1958

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 37

Los Angeles Examiner: Roth Performance Gem of Season / Patterson Greene, photocopy.March 5, 1959

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 38

Los Angeles Herald-Examiner: Trios, quartet at festival concert / Patterson Greene, photocopy.March 11, 1964

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 39

Los Angeles Times: Mexican Maestro Carlos Chavez DiesAugust 4, 1978

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 2, Item 40

Los Angeles Times Magazine: Gordon Gerry's Gamble / Steve CollMay 10, 1987

Physical Description: 3 p.
Box 2, Item 41

Prolific Norman Vincent Peale: Positively 90 / Beth Ann KrierJune 5, 1988

Physical Description: 2 p.
Box 2, Item 42

Los Angeles Examiner: Janssen wins new plaudits / Florence Lawrence

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 43

There weren't many like Olin Downes / Raymond Kendall

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

Includes photocopy.
Box 2, Item 44

The Columbia Dispatch: Roth Quartet gives memorable concert: Shostakovitch C Major Quartet, superbly played, is highlight of Wednesday evening program / Samuel T. Wilson, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 45

Los Angeles Examiner: Couple host music fete, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 46

Los Angeles Times: Andre Previn / Helen Drees Ruttencutter, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 2, Item 47

Drawing of a band

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 48

Goodman to give Brahms a whirl

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 49

Roth's favorite review written by Brooklyn girl

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

Series 5. Ephemera 1942-1969

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content Note

Awards, diplomas, receipts, etc.
Box 2 , Item 50

Certificate of Naturalization -- Feri RothFebruary 24, 1944

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 51

Award of Merit given by The National Association for American Composers and Conductors -- The Roth Quartet1942-43

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 52

Diploma -- The New York College of Music -- Feri Roth -- Doctor of MusicFebrary 9, 1949

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 53

NBC policy concerning submission of ideas and other material -- "Four Strings at Four"July 20, 1955

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 54

Groman Mortuaries -- receipt for funeral services for Feri RothMay 10, 1969

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 55

Several pages from memoirs on UCLA letterhead / Feri Roth, photocopy.

Physical Description: 5 p.
Box 2, Item 56

List

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 57

Waldorf-Astoria -- Reservation receipt, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 2, Item 58

Page from address book, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.

Note

2 copies.
Box 2, Item 59

Handwritten note about Janos Scholz and Jeno Kerpely

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 60

Roth Quartet letterhead

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 61

Vertés painting, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 62

Vertés -- Peintures murales, photocopy.

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 63

List of Vertés exhibitions

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 2, Item 64

Check for $167 from Feri Roth to Andre PrevinMay 11, 1965

Physical Description: 1 p.
 

Series 6. Personal Records 1945-1969

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Memoirs, datebooks.
Box 3, Item 1

Dailyaide: the silent secretary (date book)1945

Box 3, Item 2

Date book1948

Box 3, Item 3

Date book1950

Box 3, Item 4

Dailyaide: the silent secretary (date book)1959

Box 3, Item 5

Memoirs of a Musician / Feri Roth

Physical Description: 503 p.

Note

Unpublished original manuscript of Feri Roth's memoirs. Includes a list of questions not yet solved and some editorial comments and markings.
 

Series 7. Sheet Music 1907

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

From Roth's music collection.
Box 3, Item 6

ÉchoN/A

Note

First violin part only. Very bad condition.

Additional Note

Plate no.: 688
Box 3, Item 7

Ein walzertraum1907

 

Series 8. 7 1964-1968

Physical Description: 15 reels.

Scope and Content Note

Recordings of Roth and the Roth Quartet.
Box 4, Item 1

Roth quartet concert at L.A. State CollegeOctober 8, 1964

Box 4, Item 2

Ravel quartet U.C.L.A.October 27, 1964

Note

2 copies.
Box 4, Item 3

BeethovenSpring 1966

Box 4, Item 4

Feri Roth Reel No. IJuly 19, 1966

Box 4, Item 5

Feri Roth Reel No. IIAugust 5, 1966

Box 4, Item 6

Feri Roth Reel No. IIIAugust 17, 1966

Box 4, Item 7

Feri Roth Reel No. IVAugust 31, 1966

Box 4, Item 8

Feri Roth Reel No. VSeptember 14, 1966

Box 5, Item 1

Feri Roth Reel No. VIOctober 7, 1966

Box 5, Item 2

Feri Roth Reel No. VIIOctober 21, 1966

Box 5, Item 3

Feri Roth Reel No. VIIINovember 11, 1966

Box 5, Item 4

Bach -- Art of the fugue

Box 5, Item 5

Eugene Ysaye, Two dances, Sarasate, Castel-Neavo-edesco, Vivaldi, Bach

Box 5, Item 6

Unlabeled

Note

4 items.
Box 6, Item 1

Unlabeled

 

Series 9. Books 1937-1968

Physical Description: 16 books

Scope and Content Note

Books from Roth's library.
Box 6, Item 2

Jefta und seine Tochter / Lion Feuchtwanger1957

Note

Inscription by the author.
Box 6, Item 3

Italian gem dictionary: Italian-English : English-Italian / Isopel May1954

Box 7, Item 1

Who's who in the west: United States of American and Canada1968

Box 7, Item 2

Sweet and sour / by Joseph Wechsberg1948

Note

Inscription by the author.
Box 7, Item 3

The California register1960

Box 7, Item 4

A fözkanáltól az estélyi ruháig / Faragó Baba1947

Note

In very bad shape.
Box 7, Item 5

Az elsö fecske: és egyéb elbeszélések / Herczeg Ferenc

Note

In very bad shape.
Box 8, Item 1

The California Register1962

Box 8, Item 2

The California Register1966

Box 8, Item 3

Ragyogó Szakácskönyv

Note

In fairly bad shape.
Box 8, Item 4

Magyar album / Szerkesztette Incze Sándor1956

Box 8, Item 5

Sacy Von Blondel / Versei Csak a Fényre Vigyázz!

Note

In fairly bad shape.
Box 9, Item 1

Gustav Mahler: Memories and Letters / By Alma Mahler1946

Note

Inscription by the author.
Box 9, Item 2

Cleopatra: the Story of a Queen / Emil Ludwig1937

Note

Inscription from the author.
Box 9, Item 3

A History of the Jews / by Abram Leon Sachar, Ph.D.1955

Box 9, Item 4

Lion Feuchtwanger zum Gedanken / Von seined Freunded auf der Heidecksburg