Finding Aid for the Irving Bibo papers, 1920-1964

Processed by Grace R. Bertalot, March 1965, and Lilace Hatayama, April 2012; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Irving Bibo papers
Date (inclusive): 1920-1964
Collection number: 869
Creator: Bibo, Irving
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) and 3 oversize boxes.
Abstract: Irving Bibo (1889-1962) wrote tunes for the Ziegfield Follies, Greenwich Village Follies and other theatricals in the 1920s, composed scores for more than 300 motion pictures, and composed college songs including "Sing UCLA." The collection consists of letters, photographs, clippings, scrapbook, song books, and sheet music related to Bibo's career as a songwriter and composer.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in 869.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Gertrude Bibo, 1964.
Transferred from the UCLA Oral History Program in 1965.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Irving Bibo papers (Collection Number 869). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

Irving Bibo was born in San Francisco, California, August 22, 1889; he wrote tunes for the Ziegfield Follies, Greenwich Village Follies, and other theatricals in the 1920s; came to Los Angeles in the 1930s where he composed scores for more than 300 motion pictures; he also composed college songs including “Sing UCLA,” the “Stanford scalp song,” and the “Michigan State college marching song”; died May 2, 1962.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of letters, photographs, clippings, scrapbook, song books, and sheet music related to Bibo's career as songwriter and composer.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Bibo, Irving--Archives.
Composers--United States--Archival resources.
Motion picture music--Scores.

Genres and Forms of Material

Song sheets.


Container List

Boxes 1-2

Letters, photographs, clippings, sheet music, and song books of Irving Bibo, song-writer and composer. ca. 1920-1962

Physical Description: (1 box and 1 oversize box)

Scope and Contents note

Bibo wrote tunes for the Ziegfeld Follies and other theatricals in 1920; in 1930, as a Los Angeles resident, he composed motion-picture scores and college songs. Includes one phonograph record shelved in records collection.
Box 3, Folder 1

Football Materials

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 3, Folder 2

Manuscripts

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 3, Folder 3

College march some current

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 3, Folder 4

Irving personal catalogue, Playersville Stasny-Lang

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 3, Folder 5

Irving songs with other publishers

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 3, Folder 6

Manuscripts, unpublished, Irving Bibo

Physical Description: Box 3 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 4, Folder 1

Mother-in-law story idea

Physical Description: Box 4 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 4, Folder 2

Lead sheets Irving Bibo music, unpublished

Physical Description: Box 4 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 4, Folder 3

Lead sheets Irving Bibo, unpublished

Physical Description: Box 4 is an oversized flatbox 13x15
Box 4, Folder 4

Irving songs unpublished

Physical Description: Box 4 is an oversized flatbox 13x15