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Donald Carl Eugster papers, 1946-2005
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID

  • Title: Donald Carl Eugster papers
    Collection number: 1720
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.8 linear ft. (7 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2005
    Abstract: Donald Carl Eugster (aka Carl Eugster, Donald Eugster) is a composer, lyricist, and arranger for musicals and the theater. This collection includes his original scores, announcements of performances, correspondence, programs, and recordings of his work.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    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: Eugster, Donald Carl, 1925-

    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.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    This collection contains cassette tapes and vinyl records which must be digitized prior to use.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald Carl Eugster Papers (Collection 1720). UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Donald C. Eugster, 2009.

    Processing Information

    Original processing completed by Charlotte Brown and Jeffrey S. Kozak. Additionally processed by Mary Priest in 2015 in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  with assistance from Jillian Cuellar. Processing of this collection was generously supported by the Constantine and Perina Panunzio Endowment for University Archives. This collection was minimally processed to facilitate access.


    Donald Carl Eugster is a composer, lyriciststs, and arranger for musicals and the theater. Eugster was born in Hollywood, California on April 14, 1925. Eugster played piano and French horn in the United States Navy band while he served from 1943-1946. Eugster scored his first musical, Alice in Wonderland, during his undergraduate education at UCLA. Eugster currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to compose and perform across a variety of genres.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains compositions from his career including music from Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol, and Hurly Burly. This collection also contains photos, correspondence, and recordings from Eugster’s professional life.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1: Music Scores, 1946-2005
    • Series 2: Professional Materials, 1951-2000

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7611032