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Albert Goldberg papers, 1908-1986
PASC-M 10  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Oral History
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  • Title: Albert Goldberg papers
    Collection number: PASC-M 10
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8.8 linear ft. (20 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1986
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English. Some materials in Series 2: Sheet Music contain German and Italian materials.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Goldberg, Albert Levi, 1898-1990

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Albert Goldberg Papers (Collection PASC-M 10). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    This collection was originally acquired from Albert Goldberg's estate.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    This collection holds the writings, 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. Other materials include Goldberg's personal collection of sheet music booklets from various classical musicians.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1: Personal, 1916-1975
    • Series 2: Sheet Music, 1908-1976
    • Series 3: Works Progress Administration Federal Music Project, 1933-1975 (bulk 1933-1943)
    • Series 4: Writings, 1910-1986

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233084 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Federal Music Project (U.S.).
    Goldberg, Albert Levi, 1898-1990 --Archives.
    Music critics--California--Los Angeles--Archives.