Scope and Content
Title: Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1930-1950
Collection number: 859
Hustvedt, Sigurd Bernhard, 1882-
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt (1882-1954) was a professor in the English department at UCLA and helped to found the California
Folklore Society in 1942. The collection consists of 2100 index cards related to one of Sigurd Hustvedt's books,
A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes (1936) as well as bibliographical notes on popular ballad tunes and a beginning bibliography of Nobel Prize winners.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt.
[Identification of item], Sigurd Bernhard Hustvedt Papers (Collection 859). Department of Special Collections, Charles E.
Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Hustvedt was born in 1882; a native of Iowa, he graduated from Luther College; began graduate work at Universtiy of California
at Berkeley in 1911, and in 1912 began studying at Harvard University, receiving his Ph.D in 1915; awarded the Parker Fellowship
in Comparative Literature (1914-15) for ballad study in Britain and Scandinavia; returned to teach at the University of Illinois,
but left to serve as captain in World War I; resumed teaching at the University of Minnesota, and in 1921 left to join the
English department at the University of California's newly established Southern Branch; helped to found the California Folklore
Society in 1942 and served as editor of its journal; wrote
Ballad Criticism in Scandinavia and Great Britain During the Eighteenth Century (1916),
Ballad Books and Ballad Men: Raids and Rescues in Britain, America and the Scandinavian North Since 1800 (1930), and
A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes (1936); retired in 1949; he died on October 4, 1954.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 2100 index cards related to the research of UCLA music professor Sigurd Hustvedt's,
A Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes (1936). Also contains bibliographical notes on popular ballad tunes, as well as a beginning bibliography of Nobel Prize winners.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hustvedt, Sigurd Bernhard, 1882- --Archives.
Hustvedt, Sigurd Bernhard, 1882- --
Melodic Index of Child's Ballad Tunes.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Music--Faculty--Archival resources.