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Finding Aid for the Harry Kaufman Papers, 1900-1961
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harry Kaufman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1961
    Collection number: 872
    Creator: Kaufman, Harry, 1894-1961
    Extent: 23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Harry Kaufman (1894-1961)was a pianist and music teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. He was also a successful piano soloist with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and others. The collection consists of correspondence between Harry Kaufman and his family, but mostly with people in the world of classical music. The collection also contains photographs of musical personalities, programs, clippings and scrapbooks.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lillian Kaufman, 1963-1982.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harry Kaufman Papers (Collection 872). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Kaufman was born on September 6, 1894 in New York City; he was a pianist and music teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia; for 17 years he headed the Department of Accompanying, during the time his former piano teacher Joseph Hofman was director of the Institute; he had a career as a piano soloist with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, and accompanied such artists as Joseph Szigeti, Toscha Seidel, Nathan Milstein, George London, William Primrose, and others; he died on Aug. 21, 1961.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence between Harry Kaufman and his family, but mostly with people in the world of classical music. Also contains photographs of musical personalities, programs, clippings, scrapbooks, 34 issues of Overtones, personal financial material, and a copy of Great Ballet Prints of the Romantic Era by Parmenia Migel (c. 1981). Correspondents include: Wilhelm Backhaus, Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Van Wyck Brooks, Mario Castelnuevo-Tedesco, Dorothy Chandler, Will and Ariel Durant, Pierre Fournier, George and Ira Gerschwin, Joseph Hofmann, Sol Hurok, Eric Leinsdorf, Joseph Lhevinne, Lawritz Melchior, Gian Carlo Menotti, Henry Miller, Eugene Ormandy, William Primrose, Fritz Reiner, Jean Renoir, Arthur Rodzinski, Mikl? Rozsa, Arthur Rubenstein, Elizabeth Schuman, Gertrude Stein, William Steinberg, Leopold Stokowski, Igor Stravinsky, Joseph Szigeti, Henri Temianka, Virgil Thomson, Lilly Toch, Louis Untermyer, Alfred Wallenstein, Meredith Willson, and Efrem Zimbalist.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-5,17,20-23).
    2. Photographs (Box 6).
    3. Ephemera (Boxes 7-11,15-16,18-19).
    4. Scrapbooks (Boxes 12-13).
    5. Overtones, the monthly publication of the Curtis Institute of Music (Box 14).
    6. Great ballet prints of the romantic era (Box 21).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kaufman, Harry, 1894-1961--Archives.
    Curtis Institute of Music--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Pianists--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Archival resources.