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Fannie Charles Dillon music manuscripts, 1881-1961
PASC-M 15  
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material

  • Title: Fannie Charles Dillon music manuscripts
    Collection number: PASC-M 15
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12.0 linear ft. (25 flat boxes and 2 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1881-1961
    Abstract: This collection consists primarily of sheet music manuscripts and manuscript reproductions belonging to the American pianist, composer, and music educator, Fannie Charles Dillon. Included are sketches, full scores, parts, vocal scores, lead sheets and some printed scores for Dillon's vocal, choral, orchestral, piano, and chamber music. Also included are some personal materials, such as photographs, clippings, concert programs, and correspondence.
    Language of Materials: Materials are primarily in English, with a small fraction in German.
    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: Dillon, Fannie Charles, 1881-1947

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Alymer and Ann Dillon Thompson, 4 August 1954.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fannie Charles Dillon Papers (Collection PASC-M 15). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232941 

    Biography

    Fannie Charles Dillon (born 16 March 1881) was an American pianist, composer, and music educator. Born in Denver, Colorado, Dillon moved with her family to Long Beach, California in 1890. After graduating from Pomona College, she moved to Berlin, where she studied the piano with Leopold Godovsky and composition with Heinrich Urban and Hugo Kaun, from 1900-1906. She later studied composition with Rubin Goldmark in New York, before returning to Los Angeles in 1908 and working as a pianist, teacher, performer and composer. She taught at Pomona College from 1910 to 1913 and in the Los Angeles high school system from 1918 to 1941. She was in residence at the MacDowell Colony in 1921, 1923, and 1933. She founded Woodland Theater in Big Bear Lake, California in 1924 and served as its general manager from 1926 to 1929. Dillon died in Altadena, California on 21 February 1947.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists primarily of sheet music manuscripts and manuscript reproductions representing about 140 compositions by Dillon. Included are sketches, full scores, parts, vocal scores, lead sheets and some printed scores for Dillon's vocal, choral, orchestral, piano, and chamber music. Though these apply mainly to Dillon's mature and finished pieces, there are also a few works from childhood, various untitled or unfinished pieces, and research material and works by other composers. Also included are some personal material, such as photographs, clippings, concert programs, and correspondence. For further personal material, see the Fannie Charles Dillon papers (Collection 626) in UCLA Library Special Collections.
    Dillon, herself, assigned opus numbers to her works; they have been included after the work titles. A few opus numbers have been attached to more than one work in Dillon's manuscripts.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Songs for voice and piano
    • Series 2. Choral music
    • Series 3. Orchestral music
    • Series 4. Music for piano
    • Series 5. Chamber music
    • Series 6. Personal material
    • Series 7. Early, unnumbered, and research material

    Related Material

    Fannie Charles Dillon Papers (Collection 626).  Available at Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Dillon, Fannie Charles, 1881-1947--Archives.
    Sheet music.
    Women composers--California--Archives.
    Women music teachers--California, Southern--Archives.