The Jack Lund Collection contains personal papers of Jack Lund as well as numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs,
and music books. It also contains Lund's collection of classical music on 78 rpm discs, mostly in albums, 33 1/3 rpm long
playing discs, and a small number of open reel tapes. The materials in this collection document the principal musical interests
of Mr. Lund, i.e. vocal solo music, opera, careers and performances of specific singers and pianists, and the career of Arturo
Toscanini. Since Mr. Lund mantained personal friendships with many musicians he admired, he acquired autographed photographs
of these artists, and he regularly corresponded with them. The photographs and many of the letters from these musicians are
included in the collection. As an avid reader of published articles and books on musical topics, Mr. Lund collected newspaper
clippings and books about specific musicians, and he also corresponded with the authors of these writings. Letters received
from these authors and a large number of clippings are also included in the collection. Some copies of journals and newsletters,
which were included in the donated collection, have been retained in order to provide a broader context to Mr. Lund's musical
interests and pursuits.
Jack H. Lund was born in San Francisco on January 10, 1913 but spent the early years of his life in Berkeley. He attended
the University of California, Berkeley and graduated in the Class of 1935. During the Second World War he served in the army
and achieved the rank of Major. Following the footsteps of his father, Jack Lund worked for the Friden Calculating Company
for twenty-five years and became its Sales Promotion Manager before he retired in the 1960s. It was during Lund's retirement
years that he was able to pursue his primary interests, tennis and music.
5345 items (570.33 linear ft.)
Collection of disc recordings, tapes, books, magazines, programs, librettos, printed music and autographed programs and photographs.
Property rights reside with the repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To
obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.
Collection is open for research. Listening appointments may require 24 hours notice. Contact the Archive Operations Manager.