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.
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.
Number of containers: 4 boxes, 1 carton, 2 oversize folders, 6 volumes
Linear feet: ca. 3.5
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.
Collection is open for research.