Finding Aid for the Zoellner Family Collection of Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Papers , 1890-1990

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Arts and Humanities--Music

Finding Aid of the Zoellner Family Collection of Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Papers, 1890-1990

Collection number: 61

UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Library
  • Performing Arts Special Collections, Room A1713
  • Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Phone: (310) 825-4988
  • Fax: (310) 206-1864
  • Email: speccoll-paging@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www2.library.ucla.edu/specialcollections/performingarts/index.cfm
Processed by:
UCLA Library, Performing Arts Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1/17/86
Encoded by:
Bryan Griest
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Zoellner Family Collection of Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1990
Collection number: 61
Creator: Zoellner Collection
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: This collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, miscellaneous documents, posters, programs, brochures, essays, and memorabilia
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

Restrictions on Access

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

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Mr. and Mrs. Hix Jalof; gift; 1986 and 1992.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zoellner Family Collection of Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Papers, 61, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Joseph Zollner was born in 1862 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; studied in Germany and N.Y., and established a reputation as a pianist and violinist; formed the Zoellner Quartet in 1903 in Brooklyn with his three children: Antoinette, Amandus, and Joseph, Jr.; they lived in Stockton, Calif. from 1903-6, where Joseph had a music store, and from 1906-12 toured and studied in Europe; returned to the U.S. in 1919, and settled in Los Angeles, where the four founded the Zoellner Conservatory of Music in 1922; Joseph, Sr. died in 1950, but the school continued, while Joseph, Jr. formed another quartet which toured the U.S. throughout the 1950s.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, miscellaneous documents, posters, programs, brochures, essays, and memorabilia relating to the Zoellner Quartet and Zoellner family of musicians.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Zollner family--Archives.
Zoellner Quartet--Archives.
Musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

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Paintings, pictures, misc.
Box 1, Folder 2

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Zoellner quartet, Radio - KNJ 1927, KSD, Times Mirror Radio KNJ, Columbia Record recordings
Box 1, Folder 3

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Quartet programs, Culbertson notices.
Box 1, Folder 4

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Joseph Zoellner Jr.: Letters regarding Army and invitations to King of Belgiums visit 1918-1919.
Box 1, Folder 5

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Folders 5a-4b. Quartet photos.
Box 1, Folder 6

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Folders 6a-6d. Quartet and single photos.
Box 1, Folder 7

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Scrapbook made from various "musical magazines."
Box 1, Folder 8

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Programs/recitals 1911
Box 1, Folder 9

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Programs/recitals 1913-1914.
Box 1, Folder 10

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Programs/recitals 1915.
Box 1, Folder 11

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Programs/recitals 1916.
Box 1, Folder 12

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Programs/recitals 1917.
Box 1, Folder 13

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Programs/recitals 1918.
Box 1, Folder 14

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Programs/recitals 1919.
Box 1, Folder 15

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Programs/recitals 1920.
Box 1, Folder 16

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Programs/recitals 1921.
Box 1, Folder 17

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Programs/recitals 1922.
Box 1, Folder 18

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Programs/recitals 1923.1924.1925.
Box 2, Folder 1

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various information and programs regarding Zoellner Quartet and Joseph Zoellner Jr, handwritten music. 9 envelopes (a-i)
Box 2, Folder 2

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Programs/recitals of Conservatory 1922-1934.
Box 2, Folder 3

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Scrapbook.
Box 2, Folder 4

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Joseph Zoellner Jr. - New Quartet & pupils & teaching 1938-1941, scrapbooks, programs, recitals, articles, Carlton College, University of Redlands, Pepperdine College.
Box 2, Folder 5

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Black photo album scrapbook.
Box 3, Folder 1

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Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 2

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Typescripts (articles and essays).
Box 3, Folder 3

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Programs.
Box 3, Folder 4

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Photographs.
Box 3, Folder 5

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Material on Zoellner Conservatory.
Box 3, Folder 6

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Folders 61-6b. Article clippings.
Box 3, Folder 7

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Folders 7a-7b. Misc.
Box 4, Folder 1

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Address book (at end - army patch).
Box 4, Folder 2

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Dr. Isaac N. Danforth (died May 1911). Articles and booklet apropos of Mrs. Elizabeth Skelton Danforth Memorial Hospital, Kiu Kiang, China (1901-1906), pedigree of Drake or Shibden Hall.
Box 4, Folder 3

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1903 trip to Quartet to Sierras and Yosemite. Log book and collection (dry) flora.
Box 4, Folder 4

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Mabel Zoellner - Wedding record 1922, family record 1858. Joseph Zoellner Jr. naval/teaching/clubs/etc. 1907, children's records health/school/etc. (Patricia, Joseph Zoellner III).
Box 4, Folder 5

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Zoellner quartet reviews and tours 1908-1912 Europe to/from U.S. (Theo. Roosevelt), reference to Cesar Thomson, De Greef, Van Heck, ex-press. Roosevelt.
Box 4, Folder 6

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Quartet recitals 1919-1933, Biltmore hotel series, Ebrll Club series, conservatory, misc.
Box 4, Folder 7

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Zoellner quartet ads 1912-1927, conservatory notices, Albert Ruff - vocal - et al.
Box 5, Folder 1

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Folders 1a-f. Quartet - preludes - talks on guest artists and works. Over 100 bits of commentary on various composers.
Box 5, Folder 2

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Zoellner Quartet 1908-1913. Brussels - Europe to Carnegie reference to: American consulate; Brussels; Col. Theo. Roosevelt' Carnegie Lyceum; Aeolian Hall.
Box 5, Folder 3

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Photos, signatures, letters. Includes Elsa Einstein and Ernestine Schumann-Heink.
Box 5, Folder 4

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Harmony - Exercises Book I.
Box 5, Folder 5

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Address/telephone book.
Box 5, Folder 6

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Folder 6a-6b. Programs - no dates.
Box 5, Folder 7

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Scrapbook: Early personal, photos, some signed 1908-1917.
Box 6, Folder 0

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Posters.
Box 7, Folder 0

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Posters; Ecole de Musique d'Etterbeck (1909), "Grand audition de musique de chamber" Theatre de ville (1909), Concert family Zoellner Salle Erard (Nov. 22, 1909), Zoellner String Quartet Aeolian Hall.