This collection consists of original scores and
arrangements by Lucas Underwood, some of his teaching materials, and 7
scrapbooks of photos, clippings, and programs.
Born in Germany in 1902, Lucas Underwood earned his Doctorate at the
University of Erlangen in 1927. He worked as a professor of Music Theory and
Music History and as a music critic until he fled Nazi persecution in 1939. He
joined College of the Pacific in 1946 as a Professor of Musicology. During his
tenure he headed the graduate program in Music History and directed the Opera
Theater until his retirement in 1972. A co-founder of the Stockton Opera
Association, he was honored with the Stockton Arts Commission's STAR Award in
1990. He died on July 22, 1992.
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