Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Records of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives
Collection number: Consult the archives
Freeman, Betty, 1921-2009
Rothschild, Otto, 1906-1981
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Music Center Archives
Approximately 16,000 individual items including sound recordings, photographs, slides and negatives; print materials; film
and video; administrative documents.
Online items available
Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3034
Abstract: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives contains programs, brochures, books, clippings, departmental records, recordings, photographs,
films, and many other items pertaining to the institutional history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Languages represented in the collection:
Digitized collection materials available online.
Collection open for research.
Property rights reside with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Los Angeles Music Center Archives (Otto Rothschild
Records of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives. Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3034.
Collected by the staff of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and Archives, 1973-present.
Otto Rothschild was a Los Angeles commercial photographer and the official performing arts photographer for the Los Angeles
Music Center, Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The Otto Rothschild Collection is housed in the Los Angeles
Music Center Archives.
Betty Freeman, 1921-2009. Betty Freeman was an American philanthropist, arts patron, photographer, film/record producer, and
impresario. As an individual patron of contemporary composers she was perhaps the most generous and influential force during
the second half of the twentieth century.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives is the institutional memory of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing continuity
between its past and its future. The Archives serves Philharmonic staff and outside researchers through collecting, preserving
and making available materials that document the full spectrum of activities throughout the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
dating to its founding in 1919. The holdings of the Los Angeles Philharmonic archives include (1) records of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic Association (LAPA) and (2) special collections. LAPA records include departmental records, venue records, concert
programs, photographs, concert recordings, posters, and other materials created through the activities of the Los Angeles
Philharmonic. Special collections comprise materials related to the Los Angeles Philharmonic that have been donated to the
Archives or otherwise created outside of the operations of LAPA. Examples here include independent concert recordings, radio
broadcasts, and the Betty Freeman Papers.
These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported
by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA),
administered in California by the State Librarian.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
Concert Programs and Publications