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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Morton Papers, 1908-1987
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Description
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 a music critic for Script magazine, was the executive director of Evenings on the Roof, director of the Ojai Music Festival and curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The collection consists of books, articles, musical scores, clippings, manuscripts, and correspondence related to Lawrence Morton and his activities and friends in the Southern California music scene.
Background
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; died in 1987.
Extent
85 boxes (42.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder 50 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.
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Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.