Finding Aid for the Dorothy Huttenback Papers, 1941-1977

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Dorothy Huttenback Papers, 1941-1977

Collection number: 1224

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, October 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dorothy Huttenback Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1977
Collection number: 1224
Creator: Huttenback, Dorothy, 1896-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Dorothy Huttenback (1896-1987) was the manager of the Music Guild of Los Angeles (1952- ), which brought well-known chamber music ensembles and artists to the Wilshire Ebell Theater. She served for 33 years as president of the organization. The collection consists of correspondence between Huttenback and various persons in the music world, some photographs and ephemera.
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

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dorothy Huttenback, 1979.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dorothy Huttenback Papers (Collection 1224). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Dorothy Alice Marcuse was born on October 30, 1896 in San Francisco, California; her mother took her to Berlin in 1907, where she was rejected entry into the Berlin Conservatory because of her youth; composer Engelbert Humperdinck, one of the audition jury, helped take responsibility for her further musical education; she played on the concert stage until 1922, when she married Dr. Otto Huttenback; with the rise of Hitler, the Huttenbacks moved to London in 1933, and with the threat of war, moved again in 1939 to California; in 1952 she became the manager of the Music Guild of Los Angeles, which brought well-known chamber music ensembles and artists to the Wilshire Ebell Theater; served for 33 years as president of the organization; she died in April, 1987 in Santa Monica, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence of Music Guild of Los Angeles concert manager Dorothy Huttenback with various persons in the music world, including George Szell, William Steinberg, Reginald Stewart, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Erich Kleiber, Egon Petri, and Lilly Toch. Also includes some photographs and ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Huttenback, Dorothy, 1896- --Archives.
Music Guild of Los Angeles.
Concert agents--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Papers, 1941-1977

Creator/Collector: Huttenback, Dorothy Alice (Marcuse), 1896-
Physical Description: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Papers contain a small number of photographs and ephemera items, but mostly comprise correspondence of Dorothy Huttenback as a concert manager, with various persons in the music world, including William Steinberg, Georg Andreas Szell, Reginald Steward and Lilly Toch.
  • 1. Cameron, George Basil, 1884-1975--Portrait
  • 2. Heifetz, Jascha, 1901- --Portrait
  • 3. Hertz, Alfred, 1872-1942--Portrait
  • 4. Impresarios
  • 5. Kleiber, Erich, 1890-1956--Portrait
  • 6. Morini, Erica, 1904- --Portrait
  • 7. Music--California
  • 8. Music--California--Los Angeles
  • 9. Musicians--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
  • 10. Petri, Egon, 1881-1962--Portrait
  • 11. Piatiogrosky, Gregor, 1903- --Portrait
  • 12. Rostal, Max, 1905- --Portrait
  • 13. Schwarz, Vera, d.1964--Portrait
  • 14. Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964--Portrait
  • 15. Toch, Lilly, “Mrs. Ernst Toch”
  • I. Steinberg, William, 1899
  • II. Stewart, Reginald, 1902-
  • III. Szell, Georg Andreas, 1897-1970
  • x from Cameron, Basil