Finding Aid for the Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs 0034

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu
2010


Title: Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs
Collection number: 0034
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet 1 box
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1922-1935
Date (inclusive): 1892-1957
Abstract: Celebrity photographs (classical music and films) autographed to Ussher in the 1930s; Ussher was a musicologist/music critic.
creator: Ussher, Bruno David

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Bruno David Ussher collection of photographs, Collection no. 0034, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Biographical note

Bruno David Ussher was born in Germany, and studied musicology with Arnold Schering and Hugo Riemann and philosophy with Oswald Spengler. He spent some years in England, and then moved to Los Angeles in 1919 to write for the "Saturday Night" weekly. He received a D.Mus. from USC in 1934.
Ussher was a Los Angeles music critic for many years for different Los Angeles newspapers (Evening Express, Examiner), magazines, and scholarly journals into the 1950s. During the years 1938-1941, his column appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News (not connected with the current Los Angeles Daily News) and regularly covered film music.
Ussher taught at the Hollywood Conservatory of Music and Arts in the 1920s, was a lecturer in Aesthetics and the Criticism of Music and symphonic literature at the University of Southern California from 1931-1944, and also taught at Cal Tech. He was production manager of the Hollywood Bowl concerts from February 1935 to the summer of 1936 and wrote program notes for the concerts. He was project chief for eleven western states of the Federal Music Project from 1936-39. He died in Los Angeles in 1963.

Scope and Content

Photographs of musicians and music celebrties given to Ussher in the 1920s and 1930s. Many are autographed and inscribed. Also included is a score by Edward MacDowell.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Arrangement

The material is arranged by type, size and alphabetically--small photographs in folder 1, medium photographs in folders 2-7, large photographs in folders 8-9, manuscript material in folder 10, and a poster in folder 11.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 -- Photographs
Chamblee, Mario -- Photographs
Coates, Albert, 1882-1953 -- Photographs
De Luca, Giuseppe, 1876-1950 -- Photographs
Fenner, Beatrice, 1904-1985 -- Photographs
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936 -- Photographs
Giannini, Dusolina, 1902-1986 -- Photographs
Goossens, Eugene, 1893-1962 -- Photographs
Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956 -- Photographs
Harris, Roy, 1898-1979 -- Photographs
Harty, Hamilton, Sir, 1879-1941 -- Photographs
Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 -- Photographs
Hertz, Alfred, 1872-1942 -- Photographs
Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965 -- Photographs
Klemperer, Otto, 1885-1973 -- Photographs
Koshyts', Oleksandr, 1875-1944 -- Photographs
Leginska, Ethel -- Photographs
London String Quartet. -- Photographs
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908
MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956 -- Photographs
Mamoulian, Rouben -- Photographs
Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 -- Photographs
Molinari, Bernardino, 1880-1952 -- Photographs
Monteux, Pierre, 1875-1964 -- Photographs
Oberhoffer, Emil, 1867-1933 -- Photographs
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 -- Photographs
Ponselle, Rosa, 1897-1981 -- Photographs
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 -- Photographs
Respighi, Ottorino, 1879-1936 -- Photographs
Roma, Lisa -- Photographs
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936 -- Photographs
Sibelius, Jean, 1865-1957 -- Photographs
Stock, Frederick, 1872-1942 -- Photographs
Straus, Oscar, 1870-1954 -- Photographs
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Photographs
Strom, Ella-Viola -- Photographs
Ussher, Bruno David -- Archives
Ussher, Bruno David -- Photograph collections
Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978 -- Photographs
Wood, Henry Joseph, Sir, 1869-1944 -- Photographs
Zimbalist, Efrem -- Photographs
Letters
Musicians--Photographs
Photographs
Scores

Box 1, Folder 1

Coates, Albert, autographed & inscribed, 1928

Box 1, Folder 1

Harty, Sir Hamilton, autographed & inscribed, 1934

Box 1, Folder 1

London String Quartet, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 1

Paderewski, I. J., circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 1

Stock, Frederick A., autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 1

Wood, Sir Henry & family, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 1

Wood, Sir Henry, autographed & inscribed, 1934

Box 1, Folder 2

Alsciz, Elsa, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 2

Alsciz, Elsa (1928), autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 2

Bloch, Ernest (1926), autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 2

Chamblee, Mario, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 2

De Luca, Guiseppe, autographed & inscribed, 1924

Box 1, Folder 2

Fenner, Beatrice, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 2

Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, autographed & inscribed, 1927

Box 1, Folder 2

Giannini, Dusolina, autographed & inscribed, 1935

Box 1, Folder 2

Gretchaninoff, Alexandre, autographed & inscribed, 1931

Box 1, Folder 3

Harris, Roy, autographed & inscribed, 1932

Box 1, Folder 3

Harty, Sir Hamilton, autographed & inscribed, 1934

Box 1, Folder 3

Heifetz, Jascha, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Heifetz, Jascha (with Guarnerius violin), circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Hess, Myra, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 3

Hess, Myra, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 4

Klemperer, Otto, autographed & inscribed, 1933-194

Box 1, Folder 4

Koshetz, Prof. A., autographed & inscribed, 1926

Box 1, Folder 4

Leginska, Ethel, autographed & inscribed, 1925

Box 1, Folder 4

Leginska, Ethel, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

MacDowell, Marian, autographed & inscribed, 1928

Box 1, Folder 5

Mamoulian, Rouben, autographed & inscribed, 1957

Box 1, Folder 5

Milhaud, Darius, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Monteux, Pierre, autographed & inscribed, 1935

Box 1, Folder 5

Paderewski, I. J., autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 5

Ponselle, Rosa, autographed & inscribed, 1930

Box 1, Folder 5

Prokofieff, Serge, autographed & inscribed, 1930

Box 1, Folder 6

Roma, Lisa, autographed & inscribed, 1929

Box 1, Folder 6

Sagalli-Curey, Ameli, autographed & inscribed, 1924

Box 1, Folder 6

Stock, Frederick A., autographed & inscribed, 1937

Box 1, Folder 6

Stravinsky, Igor, autographed & inscribed, 1935

Box 1, Folder 6

Strom-Grainger, Ella-Viola, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 6

Wood, Sir Henry, autographed & inscribed, 1934

Box 1, Folder 6

Zimbalist, Efrem, autographed & inscribed, 1925

Box 1, Folder 7

Los Angeles Philharmonic Asst. Director Henry Svertofsky, Conductor Otto Klemperer, Mrs. Klemperer, Personnel Manager Fred Ruphal, Concertmaster Sylvain Norcho, 1934 December 22

Box 1, Folder 7

Ussher, Kingsley, Jack L. Warner, Oscar Straus, Mrs. Straus, 1930

Box 1, Folder 8

Goossens, Eugene (original deBru caricature), circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 8

Goossens, Eugene, autographed & inscribed, 1931

Box 1, Folder 8

Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, autographed & inscribed, 1922

Scope and Contents note

Also a separate note (in French) to Ussher.
Box 1, Folder 8

Hertz, Alfred, autographed & inscribed, 1926

Box 1, Folder 8

Oberhoffer, Emil, autographed & inscribed, 1923

Box 1, Folder 8

Respighi, Ottorino, autographed & inscribed, 1929

Box 1, Folder 8

Sibelius, Jean, autographed & inscribed, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 9

Molinari, Bernadino, autographed & inscribed, 1935

Box 1, Folder 10

MacDowell, Edward, Original manuscript of Finale of "Sonata Tragica" opus 44, no. 3, signed and dated, 1892

Physical Description: 3.0 leaves
Box 1, Folder 10

Mailing label, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1, Folder 11

Poster with picture: Russian Art Club advertisement, Altschuler, Modest picture, 1926