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Homer Simmons papers, 1900-1982
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Description
The collection consists of musical compositions and other writings, concert programs, a scrapbook, and audiotapes originally belonging to the noted California pianist, Homer Simmons.
Background
Homer Simmons was born on August 6, 1900 in Evansville, Indiana and began playing piano at the age of four. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was about ten years old. He studied music with Homer Grunn and attended USC, playing concerts and composing music. In 1927 he premiered his piano concerto "Phantasmania" at the Hollywood Bowl. In the 1930s he traveled to Europe and studied with Ottorino Respighi and Ignacy Paderewski, among others.
Extent
1.2 linear ft. (2 document boxes and 1 flat box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.