Finding aid of the Susan Matheson Collection On Iola Brubeck, 1995-2002

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Finding aid of the Susan Matheson Collection On Iola Brubeck, 1995-2002

Collection number: MSS 315

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Processed by:
Processed by Melissa Lehn
Date Completed:
2007
Encoded by:
Michael Wurtz
© 2008 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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)  

Container List

 

Box 1

folder 1.1

Correspondence- Susan Matheson and Iola Brubeck (12/1998-3/2000)

folder 1.2

Correspondence- Susan Matheson and Others (1997-2002)

folder 1.3

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Iola and Dave Brubeck (8/1997)

folder 1.4

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Iola Brubeck (8/1997)

folder 1.5

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Iola and Dave Brubeck (8/13/1995)

folder 1.6

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Jacquelyn Balish (6/30/1997)

folder 1.7

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with James Bancroft (6/17/1998)

folder 1.8

Transcript, Susan Matheson with Margaret Branson (7/1998)

folder 1.9

Interview Transcript, Tish Brubeck with Chris Brubeck (11/1998)

folder 1.10

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Darius Brubeck (1/16/1998)

folder 1.11

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Ernest Farmer (2/11/1999)

folder 1.12

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Russell Gloyd (10/10/1998)

folder 1.13

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Fred Hall (9/7/1998)

folder 1.14

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Don Jaeger (2/14/1999)

folder 1.15

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Richard Jeweler (11/13/1997)

folder 1.16

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Gene Lees (6/23/1998)

folder 1.17

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Rabbi Charles Mintz (2/10/1999)

folder 1.18

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Frank Modica (10/22/1998)

folder 1.19

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with George Moore (8/13/1997)

folder 1.20

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Barbara Roessner (1/16/1999)

folder 1.21

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Grover Sales (5/11/1998)

folder 1.22

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Jack Six (10/22/1998)

folder 1.23

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Floyd Slotterback (2/12/1999)

folder 1.24

Transcript, Susan Matheson with Bill Smith (10/8/1998)

folder 1.25

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Pearl Steiner West (10/8/1998)

folder 1.26

Interview Transcript, Susan Matheson with Eugene Wright (1/9/1998)

folder 1.27

Interview Transcript, NPR Jazz Profiles- Dave Brubeck (1996)

folder 1.28

Partial List of Lyrics by Iola Brubeck

 

Box 2

 

Audio Tapes of Interviews

 

CD-Rom with thesis, transcripts, e-mails, and faxes