Finding Aid for the Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 1922-1990 bulk 1958-1986

Processed by Kendra Wittreich.
University of California, Los Angeles, Library
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Finding Aid of the Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 1922-1990 bulk 1958-1986

Collection number: 51

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Kendra Wittreich.
Date Completed
June 2004
Encoded by:
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections staff.
©2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia,
Date (inclusive): 1922-1990 bulk 1958-1986
Collection number: 51
Creator: Temianka, Henri
Extent: 154 boxes (77 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Materials related to Temianka's career as a performer, conductor, teacher, musical director and administrator. Materials in the collection particularly concern concert series activities with his California Chamber Symphony Orchestra, including: programs, news clippings, reviews, promotional materials, posters, photographs, music scores, tape recordings, board meeting minutes, financial statements, payrolls, patron and fundraising lists, donor histories, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, etc.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Music Library. 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 if the Performing Arts Special Collections does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henri Temianka Collection of Papers, Correspondence and Memorabilia, 51, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Henri Temianka; gift; 1982-92.

Processing Information

Processed by: Kendra Wittreich, June 2004

Biography

Temianka was born on Nov. 19, 1906, in Greenock, Scotland; studied violin with Blitz in Rotterdam (1915-23), Willi Hess at the Berlin Hochschule (1923-24), Jules Boucherit in Paris (1924-26), and with Flesch and Rodzinski at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, PA, from which he graduated in 1930; toured the world as a violin virtuoso during the 1930s, gaining international recognition by winning the first Wieniawski Violin Competition in Warsaw in 1935; was concertmaster of the Scottish Orchestra (1937-38) and the Pittsburgh Symphony (1941-42); moved to Southern CA; became US citizen in 1945; founded the Paganini String Quartet (1946-66); founded the California Chamber Symphony Orchestra in 1961, conducting its subscription concerts in Royce Hall for over 25 years; founded the Baroque Virtuosi in 1982; taught at UC Santa Barbara (1960-64), CSU Long Beach (1964-76), and master classes at various universities; wrote an autobiography titled, Facing the music (1973); wrote approximately 100 articles on violin technique and personal reminiscences; died on Nov. 7, 1992.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials related to Temianka's career as a performer, conductor, teacher, musical director and administrator. Materials in the collection particularly concern concert series activities with his California Chamber Symphony Orchestra, including: programs, news clippings, reviews, promotional materials, posters, photographs, music scores, tape recordings, board meeting minutes, financial statements, payrolls, patron and fundraising lists, donor histories, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, etc.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

California Chamber Symphony.
Violinists--United States--Archival resources
Concerts--California--Los Angeles.
Conductors (Music)--United States--Archival resources


Container List

 

Series 1. Biographical Material and Photographs

Box 125

Biographical material, including publicity photos and other material. Microfilms (2) of photo album.

 

Series 2. Programs and Clippings

 

Subseries 1. Programs

Box 126

Programs1961-1968

Box 127

Programs1968-1972

Box 128

Programs1972-1978

Box 129

Programs1978-1979

Box 130

Programs1979-1981

Box 131

Programs1982-1983

Box 132

Programs1984-1988

Box 133

Programs1986-1991

Box 134

Miscellaneous Programs

 

Subseries 2. Clippings

Box 135

Clippings1933-1951

Box 136

Clippings1952-1965

Box 137

Clippings1966-1971

 

Series 3. Correspondence

Box 138

Correspondence files K-O (location of files A-K unknown)

Scope and Content Note

filed by correspondant name
Box 139

Correspondence files P-Z

Scope and Content Note

filed by correspondant name
 

Series 4. Paganini Quartet

Box 140

Paganini Quartet files

Box 141

Press Clippings 1946-1949

Box 142

Press Clippings1950-1960

Box 143

Press Clippings1960-1966

 

Series 5. California Chamber Symphony Society

Box 144

CCSS Financial Records

Box 145

CCSS Financial Records

Box 146-148

CCSS Royce Hall Concerts

Scope and Content Note

Files include Programs, contracts, press, ticket sales and miscellany
Box 149

Grant materials

Box 150-156

CCSS Miscellaneous Files

Box 157-158

Concerts For Youth Files

Box 159

CCSS Correspondence

Box 160

Ocean Hills Concerts

 

Series 6. Miscellaneous Files

Box 161

Professional Files A-E

Box 162

Professional Files F-M

Box 163

Professional Files N-Z

Box 164

Personal Files A-G

Box 165

Personal Files H-O

Box 166

Personal Files P-Z

Box 167-172

Miscellaneous Files

Box 210

Unprocessed Miscellany

 

Series 7. Sound Recordings

Box 173-205

7 inch reel recordings, many of which are of CCSS concerts

Box 206

5 inch reel recordings

 

Series 8. Printed Music

Box 207

Various

Scope and Content Note

Organized in alphabetical order by author
Box 208

Oversize

Box 209

Miscellaneous. Includes teaching methods and compilations.