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Finding Aid for the Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts , 1950-1997
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1997
    Collection number: 179
    Creator: Levin, Alvin Irving
    Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin
    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 Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of 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

    Alvin Irving Levin; gift; 1999.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Levin (Alvin Irving) Collection of music manuscripts, 179, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Levin graduated Ed.D. from UCLA in 1968; studied composition privately with Roy Harris for three years; served on Psychology faculty at Californian State University, Northridge; local performances have included Song of the Earth (1950), Venu Te Deum (1955), Confirmation Cantata (1959), Symphony for Strings (1984), and Hymn to the United Nations (1991).

    Scope and Content

    Manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin. Includes dramatic works, choral works, symphonic music, and chamber music.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Dramatic works
    2. Choral works
    3. Symphonic music
    4. Chamber music and songs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Levin, Alvin Irving, 1921- --Archives.
    Composers--Archival resources.