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Victor Young music manuscripts, 1948-1956
PASC-M 110  
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Victor Young music manuscripts
    Collection number: PASC-M 110
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 14.8 linear ft. (17 flat boxes and 8 oversize flat boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1956
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript sketches, scores and parts for compositions by Victor Young, created for the television programs Medic, The Tony Martin Show (drawing on material from Texaco Star Theater), and various films and popular musicians from the 1950s.
    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: Young, Victor, 1900-1956

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Victor Young Music Manuscripts (Collection PASC-M 110). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234983 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Roberta Fromberg, 1998.


    Victor Young was an American composer, conductor, and violinist. Born in Chicago, IL on August 8, 1900, into a musical family, he was educated at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. As a teenager, he toured Europe as violinist with the Warsaw Philharmonic, and later gave imperial concerts in Russia. Returning to the United States in 1920, he worked in Chicago as a violinist, arranger and conductor for radio and theater during the 1920s and 1930s. He arranged many of Bing Crosby's records for Decca, and worked as a songwriter for Broadway musicals and revues such as Murder at the Vanities (1933), Blackbirds of 1933 (1933), and Winged Victory (1944). He joined Paramount studios in 1935 and wrote over 300 film scores over a period of 20 years, including music for Around the World in 80 Days (1956), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Quiet Man (1952), The Star (1952), and others. Young received 22 Academy Award nominations for his film music, finally being posthumously awarded an Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days. He composed many popular songs, such as "Love Letters", "My Foolish Heart", "Stella By Starlight", "Sweet Sue, Just You", and "Street of Dreams." He died in Palm Springs on November 11, 1956.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains manuscript sketches, full scores, parts, and sequence sheets for the television programs Medic, The Tony Martin Show (drawing on material from Texaco Star Theater), and various popular songs and film music from the 1950s.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Medic
      • Subseries 1.1. Completed scores
      • Subseries 1.2. Sketches and sequence sheets
    • Series 2. Tony Martin Show
    • Series 3. Film and popular music

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Young, Victor, 1900-1956--Archives.
    Television music--Scores and parts.