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Finding Aid for the Charles Seeger Musical Papers and Documents Collection , 1914-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Seeger Musical Papers and Documents Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1962
    Collection number: 96
    Creator: Seeger, Charles
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of programs from operas, recitals and concerts; various books and brochures about music (some autographed by authors); correspondence and manuscripts
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

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

    Restrictions on Access

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Seeger Musical Papers and Documents Collection, 96, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Seeger was born on Dec. 14, 1886 to American parents in Mexico City; graduated from Harvard University, 1908; taught music at UC Berkeley (1912-19), the Institute of Musical Arts, N.Y. (1921-33), and the New School for Social Research, N.Y. (1931-35); served as asst. director, Pan American Union (1941-53); visiting prof., Yale Univ. (1949-50) and lecturer, UCLA (1957-61); honorary president, Society of Ethnomusicology, 1972; decorated Commander al Me´rito, Chile (1972); publications include An outline course in harmonic structure and musical invention (1913, with E.G. Stricklen), Harmonic structure and elementary composition (1916, with E.G. Stricklen), Studies in musicology, 1935-75 (c1977), and Studies in musicology II, 1929-1979 (c1994); he died in 1979.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of programs from operas, recitals and concerts; various books and brochures about music (some autographed by authors); correspondence and manuscripts.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Programs and publications (box 1)
    2. Reprints and offprints (box 2)
    3. Brochures (box 2)
    4. Correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellany (box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979--Archives.
    Musicologists--United States--Archival resources.
    Music teachers--United States.
    Composers--United States.

    Related Material

    Reminiscences of an American musicologist [oral history transcript] / Charles Seeger, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, c1972. Available at Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA.