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Romero family papers
MS 305  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Romero family papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1920-2013, undated
    Collection Number: MS 305
    Creator: Romero, Celedonio
    Extent: 81.38 linear feet (151 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of programs, reviews, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Romero family and Romero Guitar Quartet. The quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and has included his sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Topics covered include music, the arts, travel, finances, and family life. A substantial part of this collection is comprised of programs and reviews that document performances of the Romero Guitar Quartet over the span of nearly eighty years. Professional and personal correspondence primarily between Celedonio Romero and his friends, family, and business associates is also present as are written works, photographs, scores, and a wide variety of documents.
    Languages: The collection is primarily in English and Spanish.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Romero family papers (MS 305). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Celedonio, Angel, and Jose G. Romero, 2013.

    Processing History

    Processed by Jamie Madrigal, Anja Espinoza, and Leilani Dade, Student Processing Assistants, 2015-2016.
    Processing of the Romero family papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

    Biographical Note

    The Romero Guitar Quartet was founded in 1960 by Celedonio Romero and included his sons Angel, Celin, and Pepe as well as his grandsons Celino and Lito. Celedonio Romero was a renowned soloist in Spain and introduced his three sons to guitar at a very young age with all making their musical debut by age 7. In 1957, the family moved from Spain to the United States and formed the quartet whose music centered around the romantic and baroque styles played on guitar. The quartet has achieved international notoriety and success playing at venues throughout the world since the 1960s and became a multi-generational ensemble when Celedonio's grandsons joined the quartet as replacements for Angel and Celedonio.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of programs, reviews, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the Romero family and Romero Guitar Quartet. Topics covered include music, the arts, travel, finances, and family life. A substantial part of this collection is comprised of programs and reviews that document performances of the Romero Guitar Quartet over the span of nearly eighty years. Professional and personal correspondence primarily between Celedonio Romero and his friends, family, and business associates is also present as are written works, photographs, scores, and a wide variety of documents.
    A portion of this collection remains unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & Archives for additional information regarding this material.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection consists of the following eight series which have been arranged alphabetically:
    • Series 1. Artifacts, 1996, undated
    • Series 2. Correspondence, circa 1949-206, undated
    • Series 3. Documents, circa 1920-2012, undated
    • Series 4. Photographs and media, 1962-1996, undated
    • Series 5. Programs, 1932-2013
    • Series 6: Publications, press clippings, and other material, 1921-2010, undated
    • Series 7. Reviews, 1927-2010, undated
    • Series 8. Scores, undated

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Romero, Celedonio
    Romero, Pepe
    Romeros family
    Romero, Angel
    Romero, Celino
    Romero, Angelita
    Art and music
    Guitar
    Musicians

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence
    Photographs
    Programs
    Reviews
    Scores