Includes personal correspondence from and to Elizabeth Elkus, various articles on and byfriends of the Elkuses, photographs,
date books, passports, and address books. There ismuch information on the UC Berkeley Music Department contained in the correspondence
and other documents, and there are two historical recordings as well.
Elizabeth Elkus (b. August 26, 1902; d. July 5, 1994) was born Florence Elizabeth Brittonin London, England. After her first
fiancé died, she moved to the United Stateswhere she met and soon married Albert Elkus in 1929. She helped her husband shape
themusical life of the Bay Area by hosting many musicians and by creating a hospitableatmosphere for young musicians, even
after Albert's death in 1962. Elizabeth is mostremembered for befriending, housing, and aiding students when they first arrived
inBerkeley, many of whom went on to achieve success in their respective fields. She and Albert have two sons--Jonathan and
Number of containers: 2 cartons (63 folders and 3 pamphlet boxes)
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Collection is open for research.