Mary Green Pauloo papers

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Title: Mary Green Pauloo papers
Collection number: PASC-M 155
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (3 flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1900-1995
Abstract: This collection consists of published sheet music, manuscripts, concert programs, press clippings, photographs, and correspondence collected by or addressed to Los Angeles area vocalist Mary Green Pauloo, who worked closely with composer and educator Mary Carr Moore and was involved in Moore's and other local music clubs. The collection has a strong emphasis on the decades between 1930 and 1960.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Pauloo, Mary Green

Restrictions on Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Green Pauloo Papers (Collection PASC 155-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sylvia Pauloo- Taylor and Julia Pauloo-Williams, 1997.


Mary Green Pauloo was a vocalist and was active in several music clubs in Los Angeles, most notably the Mary Carr Moore Manuscript Club (later the Manuscript Club of Los Angeles) and The Dominant Music Club, of which Pauloo was a president. Pauloo and Mary Carr Moore had a close personal and professional relationship, and Pauloo performed in Moore's operas, notably Flutes of Jade Happiness, David Rizzio, and The Flaming Arrow, and performed her other compositions in concert. Pauloo personally knew many of the composers in this collection, who were involved in musical competitions organized by the Manuscript Club or the Pauloos. Most of the sheet music manuscripts were mailed to Pauloo and her husband by their composers, and bear personal inscriptions to Mary Green Pauloo.

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of published sheet music and composers' manuscripts. Also included are photographs, press clippings, mailers, rosters, concert programs and other documentation generated by the Mary Car Moore Manuscript Club, or involving Mary Carr Moore and Mary Green Pauloo, as well as some of Pauloo's personal papers and correspondence (particularly with Mary Carr Moore). Much of the sheet music bears annotations and personal inscriptions to Mary Green Pauloo.

Related Material

Mary Carr Moore collection of musical compositions, biographical material, and documents (Collection PASC 38-M).  UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4235034 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moore, Mary Carr
Women musicians--Archives.
Women musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archives.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Mary Green Pauloo photographs, concert programs, clippings, and correspondence. 1934-1962.

Box 1, Folder 2

The Dominant Music Club bylaws, rosters, correspondence, photographs, and concert program. 1955-1995.

Box 1, Folder 3

Friends of Alice Coleman Batchelder concert invoices and correspondence. 1948.

Box 1, Folder 4

Mary Carr Moore Manuscripts Club rosters, mailers, and clippings. 1938-1978.

Box 1, Folder 5

Mary Carr Moore Manuscripts Club concert programs. 1936-1971.

Box 1, Folder 6

Mary Carr Moore operas- clippings, photographs, and programs. 1933-1982.

Box 2, Folder 1

Mary Carr Moore manuscripts. undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

Mary Carr Moore printed sheet music. 1922-1951.

Box 2, Folder 3

Mary Carr Moore sheet music for David Rizzio. 1937.

Box 2, Folder 4

Mary Carr Moore sheet music for Flutes of Jade Happiness. 1939.

Box 2, Folder 5

Bragdon, Sarah Coleman- manuscripts. undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Bush, Grace- manuscript and printed sheet music. 1931-1954.

Box 2, Folder 7

Carr, Arthur- manuscripts and printed sheet music. 1936-1947.

Box 2, Folder 8

Caster, Hazel Valentine- manuscripts and printed sheet music. 1937-1959.

Box 2, Folder 9

Eddy, Mary Baker- manuscript. ca. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 10

Elkus, Albert I.- printed sheet music. 1930s.

Box 2, Folder 11

Firestone, Idabelle- printed sheet music. 1933-1942.

Box 2, Folder 12

Haubiel, Charles- printed sheet music. 1935-1951.

Box 3, Folder 1

Hulett, Martha Cook- manuscripts. ca.1956.

Box 3, Folder 2

Laurisden, Cora Burt- manuscripts. 1949.

Box 3, Folder 3

Lehmann, Laura- printed sheet music. 1900-1909.

Box 3, Folder 4

McFeeters, Raymond- manuscripts and printed sheet music. 1941-1959.

Box 3, Folder 5

McNeil, Chas.- manuscripts and printed sheet music. 1934-1947.

Box 3, Folder 6

Myer, Dona- printed sheet music. undated.

Box 3, Folder 7

Pack, Beulah Frances- manuscripts and printed sheet music. ca. 1956.

Box 3, Folder 8

Stevens, Ethel W.- manuscripts. ca. 1927.

Box 3, Folder 9

Villines, Virginia- manuscripts and printed sheet music. ca. 1960.

Box 3, Folder 10

Ware, Harriet- printed sheet music. 1908-1942.

Box 3, Folder 11

Warren, Elinor Remick- printed sheet music. 1923-1940.

Box 3, Folder 12

Printed sheet music by various composers. 1901-1956.

Box 3, Folder 13

Manuscripts sent to Pauloos for Manuscript Club contests. undated.

Box 3, Folder 14

Songs by Thirty Americans, songbook from Mary Carr Moore's library. 1905.