Lawrence Morton collection of materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971

Finding aid prepared by Lori Dedeyan; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Title: Lawrence Morton collection of materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0965
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.8 linear ft. (1 document box and 6 flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1950-1970
Abstract: Lawrence Morton (1904-1987) played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940. He was the executive director of Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts) from 1952-71. The collection consists of concert programs, 6 scrapbooks, and correspondence of composers related to the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles, 1955-67.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987

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 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], Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts (Collection 965). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence Morton, 1974.

Processing Information

First processed by Dan Luckenbill. Reprocessed by Lori Dedeyan in 2014.

Biography

Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; he died in 1987.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence; concert programs, tickets, brochures, mailers and other publicity materials; program notes; and newspaper clippings and magazine articles relating to the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles. Also included are six scrapbooks covering the seasons from 1955-1966, which contain similar material.

Related Material

Lawrence Morton Papers (Collection 1522).  Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2470289 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles--Archives.
Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987--Archives.
Concerts--California--Los Angeles.
Scrapbooks.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1952-1964.

Box 1, Folder 2

Program notes, mailers, and announcements. 1953-1967.

Box 1, Folder 3

Concert tickets and brochures. 1957-1967.

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings and magazine articles. 1950-1967.

Box 1, Folder 5

Music Society of Santa Barbara concert programs. 1951-1953.

Box 1, Folder 6

‘Evenings on the Roof’ publications. 1946.

Box 1

Concert programs. 1960-1970.

Box 2

Scrapbook for 1955/56 and 1956/57 seasons. 1955-1957.

Box 3

Scrapbook for 1957/58, 1958/59 and 1959/60 seasons. 1957-1960.

Box 4

Scrapbook for 1960/61 and 1961/62 seasons. 1960-1962.

Box 5

Scrapbook for 1962/63 and 1963/64 seasons. 1962-1964.

Box 6

Scrapbook for 1964/65 season. 1964-1965.

Box 7

Scrapbook for 1965/66 season. 1965-1966.