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Finding Aid to the Albert Israel Elkus Papers, 1893-1976
BANC MSS 82/16 c  
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Description
The collection consists primarily of correspondence files containing letters and related material documenting Elkus' career as an educator and a leader in the music and arts community of his time, in particular that of the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection also contains significant material pertaining to Cornel Lengyel, internationally known author and long-time personal friend of Elkus. Lesser amounts of other material related to Elkus' career, including some material on the University of California loyalty oath controversy, and scrapbooks and other memorabilia relating to the Elkus family, including his wife, Elizabeth Britton Elkus, and his father, Albert Elkus Sr., are found here as well.
Background
Albert Israel Elkus came from a family outstanding in the musical, commercial, and public life of Sacramento. His mother, Bertha Kahn Elkus, was a distinguished pianist and patroness of music; his father, Albert Elkus, was a prominent businessman and several times mayor of the city.
Extent
Number of containers: 4 boxes, 1 carton, 2 oversize folders, 6 volumes Linear feet: ca. 3.5
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.