Lou Harrison Papers: Personal materials

Charles Hanson, M.Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/

Lou Harrison Papers: Personal materials

Collection number: MS 132 ser.4

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Initial processing by Charles Hanson; Final processing by M.Carey.
Date Completed:
March 2016
Encoded by:
M. Carey

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lou Harrison papers: Personal materials
Dates: 1920-2004
Collection number: MS 132 ser.4
Creator: Harrison, Lou
Collection Size: 2 boxes, 1 flat

2.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This series contains biographical materials about Lou Harrison and family, contracts and awards given to Harrison.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Copyright resides with the Lou Harrison Estate. UCSC Special Collections and Archives requires written permission from the copyright holder to allow reproduction of this material, including photography in the reading room. Permission must be sent to speccoll@library.ucsc.edu in advance. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

Preferred Citation

Lou Harrison papers: Personal materials. MS 132 ser.4. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lou Harrison, 1991-2003


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


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

Scope and Content of Collection

This series contains biographical materials about Lou Harrison such as a certified copy of Harrison's birth certificate, report cards, passports, etc.; various contracts, royalty agreements and copyright assignments; and a few of the many awards given to Harrison over his lifetime.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harrison, Lou, d. 1917-
Composers--United States

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Harrison, Lou, 1917- --Lou Harrison archive

Other Harrison Finding Aids

Related UCSC Collections

Container List

box-folder 1:1-10


box:folder 1:1

Curriculum Vitae, undated

box:folder 1:2

Certified copy of birth certificate, 1955

box:folder 1:3-4

Report Cards, 1924-1929, 1929-1934

box:folder 1:5

Clipping for Daddy Long Legs production with "Buster" Harrison in cast at the Hippodrome, 1920

box:folder 1:6

Letter of Recommendation for Mrs. Clarence Harrison, April 30, 1933

box:folder 1:7

American Academy in Rome application, February 1, 1951

box:folder 1:8

Passports - Lou Harrison, 1961, 1966, 1975-1976, 1981, 1986

box:folder 1:9

Passports - Bill Colvig, 1963

box:folder 1:10

Proposed House and Study, Aptos Terrace - blueprint, 1950-1980

box-folder 1:11-32

Contracts, royalty agreements, copyright assignments

box:folder 1:11

American University, September 3, 1939

box:folder 1:12

American Composers Alliance, September 15, 1953

box:folder 1:13

American Musicological Society, December 12, 1997

box:folder 1:14

Associated Music Publishers, Inc., December 27, 1955

box:folder 1:15

Broadcast Music Inc. [BMI], 1970-2004, undated

box:folder 1:16

Bomart Music Publications, 1948

box:folder 1:17

Broughton, James, February 12, 1959

box:folder 1:18

Buddhist Churches of America, March 23, 1992

box:folder 1:19

C. F. Peters Corporation, 1960-1999

box:folder 1:20

Columbia Records, Inc., 1951, 1956

box:folder 1:21

Fallen Leaf Press, Berkeley, CA, 1992

box:folder 1:22

Hinshaw Music Inc., 1977

box:folder 1:23

Laureate Music Press, 1989

box:folder 1:24

Meridian Music Corporation, 1954

box:folder 1:25

Merdion Music, Inc., 1963

box:folder 1:26

Music of the United States of America [MUSA], 1997

box:folder 1:27

Music for Percussion, 1954-1961

box:folder 1:28

Peer International Corporation, 1951-2004

box:folder 1:29

Pendergraft, Ron, 1970

box:folder 1:30

Salvi, 1977

box:folder 1:31

Southern Music Publishing Company Inc., 1951-1978

box:folder 1:32

Theodore Presser Company, 1962-1963

box:folder 1:33

Warner Bros. Publications, 1995, 1999

box 2-3


box 2

LH inscribed paperweight, undated


Glass paperweight
box 2

Cabrillo Music Festival Lou Harrison Award, July 31, 2004


Standing glass award
box 2

MacDowell Award, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Inscription: "To Lou Harrison for his Outstanding Contribution to Music - The MacDowell Colony, August 20, 2000"


Bronze medallion with wooden stand
box 3

Prix de L'Oeuvre Du X éme Siécle, 1954

Scope and Content Note

Award presented by Stravinsky


Calligraphed vellum sheet with a list of participants by country