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Lucas Underwood Collection, 1904-1992
MSS 277  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lucas Underwood collection
    Dates: 1904-1992
    Collection number: MSS 277
    Creator: Underwood, Lucas, 1902-1992
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: This collection consists of original scores and arrangements by Lucas Underwood, some of his teaching materials, and 7 scrapbooks of photos, clippings, and programs.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections 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 by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Lucas Underwood collection. MSS 277. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of original scores and arrangements by Lucas Underwood, some of his teaching materials, and 7 scrapbooks of photos, clippings, and programs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of the Pacific - Conservatory of Music
    Music - Education (Higher)
    Music teachers - California
    Music - History