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Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions, ca. 1930-ca. 1950
PASC-M 67  
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  • Title: Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions
    Collection number: PASC-M 67
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 linear ft. (5 boxes)
    Date: circa 1930-circa 1950
    Abstract: Music composed by Madalyn Akers Phillips. Includes art songs, popular songs, choral works, and instrumental works.
    creator: Phillips, Madalyn Akers


    Madalyn Akers Phillips (b. Maddalena Heryer, 1889) was a composer, organist, and music teacher. She studied at Knox College and the American Conservatory and was an honorary member of Sigma Alpha Iota. In 1916 she married William Fred Akers and was widowed in 1930. In 1934 she married William S. Phillips. Her compositions – for which she wrote the lyrics of many - often were of a religious or patriotic nature. They were performed by Lawrence Tibbett, John Charles Thomas, Dusolina Gianninni and others. She died in 1949 in San Diego, California.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of music composed by Madalyn Akers Phillips, and includes holograph and reproduction scores for art songs, popular songs, choral works, and instrumental works. Box 1 contains material for The Great Promise. The remaining works are arranged alphabetically by title.

    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], Madalyn Akers Phillips musical compositions (Collection PASC-M 67). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2722790