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University of Southern California

 Organization

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Rayner Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1002
Abstract This collection contains the music scores, manuscripts and books of American composer, organist and teacher, and USC alumnus Rayner Brown (1912-1999). American organist, composer, and teacher Rayner Brown was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1912, and died in Los Angeles, California in 1999. He earned his BM and MM at USC, and served as the principle organist for the Wilshire Presbyterian Church from 1941 to 1977.
Dates: circa 1940s-

Marta Feuchtwanger papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0206
Abstract This archive contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger, wife of German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger, who survived her husband by almost thirty years. Marta Feuchtwanger remained an important figure in the exile community and devoted the remainder of her life to promoting the work of her husband. The collection contains Marta Feuchtwanger's personal correspondence, texts and manuscripts by her and others, royalty statements received for the works of her husband, correspondence with...
Dates: 1940 - 1987

Ernest Kanitz papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0196
Overview Correspondence, scores, recordings, and ephemeracorrespondence of Austrian emigre composer and teacher Ernest Kanitz (1894-1978). Kanitz continuously devoted himself to the systematic study of piano, theory and composition. In 1930 he founded the Vienna Women's Chorus, with which he brought new choral music to the public in Vienna, Paris, Brno and Budapest. In July 1938, Kanitz emigrated to the United States with his wife and children. Once there, he began teaching music and also appeared as...
Dates: 1890-2008

Frederic Myrow papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1006
Abstract Collection consists of manuscript scores, manuscript sheet music, recordings, correspondence, personal collection of books, scores, and recordings of Frederic Myrow. Fred Myrow was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1939, moving to Hollywood at age six where his father, film composer Joseph Myrow wrote the Frank Sinatra hit, "You Make Me Feel So Young," among many other songs. His grandfather, Irving Mills, had launched the publishing house, Mills Music, served as the musical director at the Cotton...
Dates: undated

USC Songs and Yells collection

 Collection
Identifier: 5339
Overview A collection of various songs, including USC's alma mater, created by and for the University of Southern California. Included are fight songs, popular songs, music performed in theatrical productions, as well as some clippings, correspondence and ephemera about the composer and the composition of the alma mater.
Dates: 1902-1986

USC Thornton School of Music records

 Collection
Identifier: 0283
Abstract The University of Southern California's music school was officially established in 1884, and conferred its first degrees in 1885. The records document many of the activities of the School from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries. Included are the papers (generally incomplete) of some of the School's notable personnel, including Max Swarthout, Raymond Kendall, Ellis Kohs, Pauline Alderman, and Walter F. Skeele; records of academic activities; records of student and alumni...
Dates: 1897 - 2017; Modified: 2017-2019, 2021

Alfred Wesson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5035
Overview Alfred "Al" Wesson is best known as the composer, while a student at USC, of "All Hail"-- USC's current alma mater song-- for a student fundraiser called "Campus Frolics of 1923". The other song he wrote for the opening of Frolics was "Cardinal and Gold" which also became a perennial favorite, played at Trojan football games and countless other university events. In addition to Wesson's musical ability, he served as the University's first full-time...
Dates: 1924-1974