This collection consists of material relating to Bessie Zuckerman, a prominent member of the community of music associations
in Los Angeles between 1920 and 1940. Items include music scores, sheet music, performance programs, correspondence, photographs,
ephemera, and publications. The collection also contains a small amount of material concerning the composer and performer
Mana-Zucca, and California music and entertainment figure L. E. Behymer.
Bessie (Besse) Zuckerman (circa 1886-1968) was a prominent member of the community of music associations in Los Angeles between
1920 and 1940. She founded the Santa Monica Bay Music Association and served as its president. She also served as president
of the Bay Cities Music Association, where among other accomplishments she worked to make concerts accessible to school children.
In addition, Zuckerman was chairman of the Venice Community Sing and of the Local Convention Board for the California Federation
of Music Clubs. In 1926, she accepted an invitation to serve on the Hollywood Bowl Association’s Music Committee, and in 1927
the Hollywood Bowl Audition Board extended an invitation to her. Zuckerman was also a member of the Opera Reading Club of
Hollywood and the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, and she organized musical events for the Union League Club of Los Angeles.
3.8 linear ft.
(2 document boxes, 5 flat boxes, and 1 oversize flat box)
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