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William Ripley Dorr collection on the St. Luke's Choristers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of choral recordings and tapes made by the St. Luke's Choristers, founded in 1930 by William Ripley Dorr. It also includes stills from films in which Choristers appeared.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1930s-1940s

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

William Ripley Dorr was an American music conductor who organized the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers in 1930 in Long Beach, California, USA. The choir appeared in or performed music for many Hollywood films from 1935 to 1951.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of choral recordings and tapes made by the St. Luke's Choristers, founded in 1930 by William Ripley Dorr. It also includes stills from films in which Choristers appeared.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, circa 1950.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding aid for the William Ripley Dorr collection on the St. Luke's Choristers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates
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

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States