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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alex North papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1995
    Date (bulk): 1960s-1980s
    Collection number: 155
    Creator: North, Alex
    Extent: 47.5 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Alex North papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Annemarie North, 1995-1999


    Alex North was an American film composer active from 1951 to 1993. His fifteen Academy Award nominations span four decades. North was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award (1985).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Alex North papers span the years 1930-1995 (bulk 1960s-1980s) and encompass 47.5 linear feet. The production files contain scripts, conductor scores, correspondence, music notes, and sheet music for films from 1951 to 1991. There are conductor scores for 32 films from 1951 to 1969. The music files contain full scores, sketches, photostats of sketches, and photocopies of full scores for more than 50 motion pictures.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Stage files; 4. Story files; 5. Correspondence; 6. Subject files; 7. Oversize-Music files; 8. Oversize-Music files (Orchestra parts); 9.Oversize-Music files (over-oversize); 10. Oversize-Music files (stage); 11. Oversize-Music files (television); 12. Scrapbooks

    Indexing Terms

    North, Alex , 1909-1991--Archives