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Clifford Vaughan musical compositions, [1925]-1987
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Related Material
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  • Title: Clifford Vaughan musical compositions
    Collection number: 2265
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (6 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): [1925]-1987
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of composer Clifford Vaughan, including works written for dance, organ, piano and violin, and other instruments.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Vaughan, Clifford, 1893-1987.

    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], Clifford Vaughan Musical Compositions (Collection 2265). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Margaret Vaughan Meyer, 2003.

    Biography/History

    Composer Clifford Vaughan was born September 23, 1893 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and studied at the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. Vaughan served as musical director for Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn's Denishawn Dancers during their 1925-1926 Asian tour, composing a number of dance works for the troupe. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1930s and worked as an orchestrator and composer for several major studios, including Paramount, Warner Bros., RKO, MGM, Disney, and Universal. Among his orchestration credits are the films Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Old Yeller (1957), and Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959). In addition, Vaughan composed symphonies, concertos, chamber music, choral works, and violin and piano pieces. He served as organist for the Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church and wrote numerous works for the organ. Clifford Vaughan died November 23, 1987 in El Monte, California.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of manuscript and reproduction scores of composer Clifford Vaughan. It contains works for written for dance, especially Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn's Denishawn Dancers, organ, piano and violin, and other instruments. Most are original compositions, with a small number of arrangements. The collection does not contain any material written for film or television productions.
    Compositions are undated unless otherwise noted. Instrumentation and historical information for individual works was provided by the donor.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Denishawn and Oriental dance works
    • Series 2. Organ works
    • Series 3. Other works.

    Related Material

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7605645 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Vaughan, Clifford, 1893-1987--Archives.
    Composers--Archives.
    Organ music.