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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Morton Papers, 1908-1987
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lawrence Morton Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1987
    Collection number: 1522
    Creator: Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987
    Extent: 85 boxes (42.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize folder 50 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    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 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.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Lawrence Morton, bequest, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lawrence Morton Papers (Collection 1522). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    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; died in 1987.

    Scope and Content

    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. Includes Morton's Igor Stravinsky bibliography and an assemblage of Stravinsky icons made up of photographs, reproductions, and original portraits of the composer. Also includes Morton's diary from his 1956 journey to Europe for the premiere of Stravinsky's Canticum Sacrum in Venice, Italy. Also contains manuscripts and drafts of Morton's published works, including chapters of an unfinished Stravinsky biography and articles for The musical quarterly, Tempo, and Notes. Includes materials related to his involvement with the Evenings on the Roof (later called Monday Evening Concerts), the Ojai Festival, and the Bing Concerts at the Los Angeles County Museum.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence.
    2. Research material.
    3. Biographical.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987---Archives.
    Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
    Musicologists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Concerts--California--Los Angeles.

    Related Material

    Monday evening concerts [oral history transcript] / Lawrence Morton, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1966. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts (Collection 965). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.