This collection holds the scrapbooks, clippings and printed ephemera of conductor and music critic Albert Goldberg. The bulk
of the collection consists of his own writing as well as materials about the Works Progress Administration Federal Music Project
for which he was the Illinois State Director.
Albert Levi Goldberg was born on June 2, 1898 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Along with studying music privately, Goldberg attended
the University of Nebraska from 1915-1916 and the Chicago Music College from 1920-1922. He received his Masters degree in
Music from the Gunn School of Music in 1923. Shortly afterwards, Goldberg started his lengthy career in music review and criticism
at the Chicago Herald and Examiner between the years of 1925 and 1936. He then took on the role of Illinois State Director
of the Federal Music Project in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) at the beginning of the program in 1935 until the
program termination in 1943. He often conducted the orchestras that played within this program. After his experience in the
WPA, he continued his music criticism writing for the Chicago Tribune (1943-1947) and the Los Angeles Times (1947-65). Goldberg
often lectured in the music department at UCLA beginning in 1948 until the mid 1950s. Goldberg wrote his column The Sounding
Board in the Los Angeles Times for 18 years. He became the music staff writer in 1965 and critic emeritus the following year
at the Los Angeles Times. He continued to write for other publications after his retirement as well. Goldberg died on February
4, 1990 in Pasadena, CA.
8.8 linear ft.
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