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Finding aid of the Susan Matheson Collection On Iola Brubeck, 1995-2002
MSS 315  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Susan Matheson collection on Iola Brubeck, 1995-2002
    Dates: 1995-2002
    Collection number: MSS 315
    Collector: Matheson, Susan Childs
    Creator: Brubeck, Iola
    Collection Size: .75 feet
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: This collection consists mainly of recorded interviews and transcripts conducted from 1995 to 1999 with various musicians and individuals involved with the Brubecks.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    Susan Matheson collection on Iola Brubeck, 1995-2002. MSS 315. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Susan Matheson was a graduate student at Stanford University who studied Iola Brubeck as the subject of her Master's thesis. The thesis, In the Stream of Time: Iola Brubeck's Contribution to Jazz, is about Iola Brubeck's influence on her husband Dave Brubeck's career and the genre of jazz.
    Iola Whitlock married Dave Brubeck on September 21, 1942 and in doing so began an important partnership in both her personal life and the genre of jazz. Iola Brubeck served as manager to Dave Brubeck and is credited with being the driving force in bringing jazz concerts to colleges. Iola is also recognized as a librettist and lyricist who contributed to such Dave Brubeck works as The Real Ambassadors, The Light in the Wilderness, The Gates of Justice, and Truth is Fallen.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists mainly of recorded interviews and transcripts conducted from 1995 to 1999 with various musicians and individuals involved with the Brubecks from both a musical and business perspective. Correspondence between Susan Matheson and Iola Brubeck as well as Susan Matheson and others is also included. A partial list of lyrics written by Iola Brubeck can be found in this collection in addition to a CD-Rom that holds the thesis, transcripts, e-mails, and faxes.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brubeck, Iola
    Brubeck, Dave
    Librettists - Biography
    Jazz

    Related Material

    Brubeck Collection MSS 004 (Detailed Inventory)