Lawrence Morton collection of materials relating to the Monday Evening Concerts, 1950-1971
Finding aid prepared by Lori Dedeyan; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575
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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
2.8 linear ft.
(1 document box and 6 flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1950-1970
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
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.
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.
[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.
First processed by Dan Luckenbill. Reprocessed by Lori Dedeyan in 2014.
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.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Monday Evening Concerts of Los Angeles--Archives.
Morton, Lawrence, 1904-1987--Archives.
Box 1, Folder 1
Box 1, Folder 2
Program notes, mailers, and announcements.
Box 1, Folder 3
Concert tickets and brochures.
Box 1, Folder 4
Newspaper clippings and magazine articles.
Box 1, Folder 5
Music Society of Santa Barbara concert programs.
Box 1, Folder 6
‘Evenings on the Roof’ publications.
Scrapbook for 1955/56 and 1956/57 seasons.
Scrapbook for 1957/58, 1958/59 and 1959/60 seasons.
Scrapbook for 1960/61 and 1961/62 seasons.
Scrapbook for 1962/63 and 1963/64 seasons.
Scrapbook for 1964/65 season.
Scrapbook for 1965/66 season.