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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971
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  • Biography
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  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1971
    Collection number: 965
    Creator: Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Lawrence Morton (1904-1987) played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940. He was the executive director of Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts) from 1952-71. The collection consists of concert programs, 6 scrapbooks, and correspondence of composers related to the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles, 1955-67.
    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 Lawrence Morton, 1974.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts (Collection 965). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Morton was born in 1904; he played the organ for silent movies and studied in New York before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1940; wrote music criticism for Script magazine; executive director, Evenings on the Roof (later renamed Monday Evening Concerts), 1952-71; director of the Ojai Music Festival; as curator of music at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, he staged several Bing Concerts each year; he died in 1987.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of concert programs, 6 scrapbooks, and correspondence of composers related to the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles, 1955-67.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987--Archives.
    Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles--Archives.
    Concerts--California--Los Angeles.
    Scrapbooks.

    Related Material

    • Monday Evening Concerts [oral history transcript] / Lawrence Morton, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1966. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • Lawrence Morton Papers (Collection 1522). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.