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.]

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

Note:
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.