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Inventory of the Jonathan Elkus Papers, 1940-[ongoing]
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Description
The collection includes music manuscripts and proofs as well as printed music. It includes concert programs and production notes of performances. It also includes a small collection of personal correspondence, offprint articles and related documents on friends and colleagues. There are some documents on the Cal Band, concert programs, and sound recordings by UC students and groups. A scrapbook documents Elkus's theatrical and musical productions during his years at Cal.
Background
Jonathan Britton Elkus (b. San Francisco, CA, August 8, 1931). Composer, arranger, editor, and teacher. He studied composition with Charles Cushing and William Denny at the University of California, Berkeley (BA 1953), with Ernst Bacon and Leonard Ratner at Stanford University (MA 1957), and with Darius Milhaud at Mills College (1957). He taught at Lehigh University from 1957 to 1973 and became director of music at Cape Cod Academy in 1979. He has been guest conductor with concert bands throughout the USA.
Extent
2 legal size document boxes

7 oversize legal document boxes

3 flat storage boxes

1 oversize storage boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Availability
Collection is open for research.