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Inventory of the Ivan Langstroth collection, 1910-1968 (bulk 1945-1968)
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Biographical Sketch

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ivan Langstroth Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1910-1968 (bulk 1945-1968)
    Collection number: ARCHIVES LANGSTROTH 1
    Creator: Langstroth, Ivan, 1887-1971
    Extent: Number of containers: 7 boxes
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ivan Langstroth collection, ARCHIVES LANGSTROTH 1, The Music Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Biographical Sketch

    Ivan Shed Langstroth, American composer, pianist, and teacher, was born in Alameda, California on October 16, 1887. He received his early musical training in San Francisco with Theodore Vogt, then in Berlin at the Hochschule fur Musik. His teachers were Paul Juon and Engelbert Humperdinck in composition and Josef Lhevinne in piano.
    After his student days he remained on the continent. In 1915 he was a coach at the Kiel opera, and in 1916 he served as organist at the American Church in Berlin. Between 1917 and 1920 he toured Scandinavia as a concert pianist, then settled in Vienna where he taught composition and theory at the Neue Wiener Konservatorium from 1921 until 1928.
    Returning to the United States he taught at Chatham Square Music School in New York, City College, and Brooklyn College. Langstroth died in New York City on April 18, 1971.
    Just before his passing, Langstroth gave all of his works to Henriette de Saussure (Blanding) Lehman, his friend and patroness, who lived in Palm Springs, California, with the understanding that they would be deposited with a California institution.
    In January, 1974, Benjamin H. Lehman, emeritus Professor of English at Berkeley, who carried out Henriette's trust, presented the Langstroth papers to the Music Library.