Finding Aid for the Lasar Galpern Papers, 1920-1950

Processed by Lilace Hatayama; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Lasar Galpern Papers, 1920-1950

Collection number: 2093

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, September 1980
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lasar Galpern Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1950
Collection number: 2093
Creator: Galpern, Lasar, 1896-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Lasar Galpern (b.1896) was a ballet master and teacher, guest artist, and director of various ballet companies in Europe (1919-32) before relocating to the U.S. in 1932 where he was affiliated with a number of dance performances in New York. He also taught dancing at the Washington Conservatory of Music, the New Theater School, Theater Collective and Group Theater in New York City, was a guest lecturer at a number of U.S. educational institutions, and served as director of the San Francisco Academy of allied Arts. The collection consists of musical scores with holograph annotations, watercolor and pencil sketches, and ephemera related to Galpern's career in the field of dance.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lasar Galpern Papers (Collection 2093). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Galpern was educated at the University of Moscow; served as ballet master and teacher at the Jewish Chamber Theatre, Moscow (1919-1923); appeared as guest artist and director of various ballet companies in Germany, Italy, and Paris (1924-26); was ballet master and musical director at the Opera House in Dusseldorf and Municipal drama School in Leipzig (1926-1932); came to the U.S. in 1932 where he was affiliated with a number of dance performances in New York; he taught dancing at the Washington Conservatory of Music, the New Theater School, Theater Collective and Group Theater in New York City; was guest lecturer at a number of U.S. educational institutions; served as director of the San Francisco Academy of allied Arts.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of musical scores with holograph annotations, watercolor and pencil sketches, and ephemera related to Galpern's career in the field of dance. Most of the scores in the collection have been enhanced with photographs and performance programs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Galpern, Lasar, 1896- --Archives.
Dancers--Archival resources.
Dance teachers--Archival resources.
Choreographers--Archival resources.
Scores.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

Watercolor and pencil sketches. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Musical Scores With Holograph Annotations

Box 1, Folder 3

“Apollon Musagete.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

“Bain de Graces.”

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

“Comedy of Errors.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 6

“Commedia d'Amore.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 7

“Der Letzte Pierrot.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 8

“Mercure.”

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

“Organ Fantasia and Great Fugue in G-Minor.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 10

“Petrouchka.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 11

“Prodigal Son.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 12

“Sarcasmes.”

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 13

“The Supper.”

Physical Description: 1 item.