Scope and Content
Title: Records Pertaining to The History of Music in San Francisco Series,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1942
Collection number: ARCHIVES WPA HIST 1
History of Music Project
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Northern California Writers' Program to the Department of Music, University of
California, Berkeley about 1943.
Collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of the Music Library.
[Identification of item], Records pertaining to The history of music in San Francisco
series, ARCHIVES WPA HIST 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.
A project under the sponsorship of the WPA Writers' Program of the Work Projects
Administration in Northern California, the individual volumes were edited for publication
by Cornel Lengyel. Seven volumes were in fact published, but the project ceased with the
outbreak of World War II.
Scope and Content
Collection of archival materials pertaining to the published and unpublished volumes in
It appears that a number of the small essays among items 9-25 were destined for an
unpublished handbook entitled
A History of Music in San Francisco.
essays date from the earliest years of the Project, 1936-38, and do not appear in any of
the later published volumes. Most were written by C. Barnett and C. Wilhelmson (first
names unknown). The following items were assigned chapter headings:
- Chapter 2
- item 13.
- Chapter 3
- item 10.
- Chapter 7
- item 11.
- Chapter 8
- item 15.
- Chapter 9
Title: History of Music Project,
Identifier/Call Number: ML200.8.S2
Identifier/Call Number: F869.S3.9.H4