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Alfred Newman film scores

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2146

Scope and Contents

This collection chiefly contains musical scores by American composer and conductor Alfred Newman (1901-1970). Materials include scores of original motion picture music, and published operatic and instrumental scores, bound vocal scores and bound conductor books of film scores. Also present are screenplays, music notes, books on music, song books and sheet music, and tapes of film scores by Newman and his contemporaries. Among the scores are the music for Keys of the Kingdom (1994), All About Eve (1950), Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955), and How the West Was Won (1962). The screenplays include Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938), How Green Was My Valley (1941), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), Pinky (1949), and Camelot (1967).

Dates

  • 1933 - 1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Alfred Newman (1901-1970) was an American composer and conductor active during the 1930s-1960s known for his film scores. He received 45 Oscar nominations and won 9 Academy Awards for Best Music Scoring of a Motion Picture. Newman may be best known for composing the fanfare which accompanies the studio logo at the beginning of 20th Century Fox’s production.

Extent

47.625 Linear Feet (32 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection chiefly contains musical scores by American composer and conductor Alfred Newman (1901-1970). Materials include scores of original motion picture music, and published operatic and instrumental scores, bound vocal scores and bound conductor books of film scores. Also present are screenplays, music notes, books on music, song books and sheet music, and tapes of film scores by Newman and his contemporaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Alfred Newman, March 31, 1971.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding Aid for the Alfred Newman film scores
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated
Date
2022 February
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

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