Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Local Composers Collection
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
This is a collection of printed sheet music and original musical manuscripts collected by Bonita resident Lee Whitney. She was an actress, dancer, voice and stage teacher. Referred to as the “Prima Donna of Great Waltz” the soprano performed opera and concerts in France and throughout the United States. The collection holds materials from 1902-1990. Some materials are un-dated. There is little obvious that ties the contents together except that the composers represented have varied relationships to music in Southern California and were notable in their era. They worked in the region as composers, teachers, songwriters, and in the film industry.
0.5 linear ft.
San Diego Public Library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of San Diego Public Library's collection must be given by the San Diego Public Library.
Collection is open for research.