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Lawrence Morton collection of materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Material
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lawrence Morton collection of materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts
    Collection number: 965
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.8 linear ft. (1 document box and 6 flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1970
    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.
    Creator: Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to 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], Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts (Collection 965). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Lawrence Morton, 1974.

    Processing Information

    First processed by Dan Luckenbill. Reprocessed by Lori Dedeyan in 2014.

    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 correspondence; concert programs, tickets, brochures, mailers and other publicity materials; program notes; and newspaper clippings and magazine articles relating to the Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles. Also included are six scrapbooks covering the seasons from 1955-1966, which contain similar material.

    Related Material

    Lawrence Morton Papers (Collection 1522).  Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2470289 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles--Archives.
    Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987--Archives.
    Concerts--California--Los Angeles.
    Scrapbooks.