Scope and Content
Title: Lawrence Morton Collection of Materials Relating to the Monday Evening Concerts,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1971
Collection number: 965
Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
6 oversize boxes
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.
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
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lawrence Morton, 1974.
[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.
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.
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.
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.