Finding Aid

Finding Aid to Lou Harrison Archive, 1927-2003.

Manuscript number: MS 132
Extent: 25 linear ft.
Donor: Lou Harrison; 1991-2003.

General Description:
Contains correspondence, manuscripts, musical scores, and art work by the American composer Lou Harrison, as well as clippings and reviews about his music and performances. Only Series 1 - Music Manuscripts and Series 2 - Notebooks are currently open for research. Series 1 contains autograph music scores, sketches and revisions produced by Harrison during his seventy-five years of writing music. Series 2, the "Notebook" series, consists of over 140 legers, artist's pads, and journals spanning 1934 to 2003.

Online Finding-Aid:
MS 132, series 1. -- Music manuscripts, 1927-2003.
MS 132, series 2. -- Notebooks, 1936-2004.

[Finding-aids to other series will be added as material is processed.]

Harrison, Lou, 1917-
Composers--United States
Dramatic music
Dance music
Incidental music
Motion picture music
Orchestral music
Vocal music
Ensembles (Music)
Gamelan music
Keyboard instrument music

To contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives for information concerning the unprocessed series, please e-mail Special Collections or phone (831) 459-2547.