Preliminary Inventory of the Records pertaining to The history of music in San Francisco series, 1939-1942

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Preliminary Inventory of the Records Pertaining to The History of Music in San Francisco Series, 1939-1942

Collection number: ARCHIVES WPA HIST 1

The Music Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information

  • Music Library
  • 240 Morrison Hall
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2623
  • Fax: (510) 642-8237
  • Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MUSI/
Processed by:
The Music Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Records Pertaining to The History of Music in San Francisco Series,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1942
Collection number: ARCHIVES WPA HIST 1
Creator: History of Music Project
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Repository: The Music Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Donor:

Northern California Writers' Program to the Department of Music, University of California, Berkeley about 1943.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records pertaining to The history of music in San Francisco series, ARCHIVES WPA HIST 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Brief History

A project under the sponsorship of the WPA Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in Northern California, the individual volumes were edited for publication by Cornel Lengyel. Seven volumes were in fact published, but the project ceased with the outbreak of World War II.

Scope and Content

Collection of archival materials pertaining to the published and unpublished volumes in the series.

Remarks:

It appears that a number of the small essays among items 9-25 were destined for an unpublished handbook entitled A History of Music in San Francisco. These essays date from the earliest years of the Project, 1936-38, and do not appear in any of the later published volumes. Most were written by C. Barnett and C. Wilhelmson (first names unknown). The following items were assigned chapter headings:
Chapter 2
item 13.
Chapter 3
item 10.
Chapter 7
item 11.
Chapter 8
item 15.
Chapter 9
item 18.

Related Collection

Title: History of Music Project,
Identifier/Call Number: ML200.8.S2 H5,
Identifier/Call Number: F869.S3.9.H4

List of Contents

Box Box 2, item Item 1

Materials pertaining to the published and unpublished volumes 7-14 in the History of Music in San Francisco Series.

Box Box 1, item Items 2-8

Materials pertaining to the published and unpublished volumes 7-14 in the History of Music in San Francisco Series.

Box Box 2, item Items 9-25

Individual essays on various aspects of music in San Francisco.

Box Box 2, item Items 26-32

Miscellaneous materials.

Box Box 2, item Items 33-36

Documents used in the office of the project.