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Harrison (Lou) Papers: artwork
MS.132.Ser. 8  
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  • Conditions governing access
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Funding
  • Processing Information
  • Related Collections
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Lou Harrison papers: artwork
    Creator: Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.132.Ser. 8
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet 6 boxes, 3 map folders, 6 paintings
    Date (inclusive): 1925-2003
    Abstract: This series contains drawings, paintings, calligraphy samples, and projects done by Lou Harrison as well as artwork given to him by others.
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions governing access

    Collection open for research. Advance notice is required for access.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the Lou Harrison Estate. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.

    Preferred Citation

    Lou Harrison papers: artwork. MS 132 ser.8. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Lou Harrison 1991-2003.


    A short biographical statement about Lou Harrison written by Leta Miller can be found in Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts - Biography.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This series contains artwork done by Harrison such as proportional studies, paintings, calligraphy samples and sketches. Also contained within this series is artwork done by others such as Xenia Cage, Remy Charlip, C. Daubert, Mark Bullwinkle, Robert Duncan, James Broughton and given to Harrison.


    Information regarding funding for this collection can be found in Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts - Funding.

    Processing Information

    Initial processing by Charles Hanson; Final processing by M. Carey, completed April 2016. EAD encoded finding aid by M. Carey.

    Related Collections

    1. George Barati Papers
    2. Ernest T. Kretschmer Archive
    3. Sticky Wicket Scrapbook

    Other Finding Aids

    1. Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts
    2. Lou Harrison Papers: Notebooks
    3. Lou Harrison Papers: Correspondence
    4. Lou Harrison Papers: Personal materials
    5. Lou Harrison Papers: Writings
    6. Lou Harrison Papers: Printed Appearances
    7. Lou Harrison Papers: Photos and Media
    8. Lou Harrison Papers: Realia

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Composers -- United States