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Lou Harrison Papers: Writings
MS 132 Ser.5  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Funding
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Harrison Finding Aids
  • Related UCSC Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lou Harrison papers: Writings
    Dates: 1934-2002
    Collection number: MS 132 Ser.5
    Collection Size: 7 document boxes

    6 flats
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This series contains writings by Lou Harrison as well as by other writers about Harrison. Also included are Harrison's research materials on Charles Ives, Virgil Thompson, Henry Cowell and Korean music.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Korean, Esperanto, Chinese

    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: Writings. MS 132 Ser.5. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lou Harrison, 1991-2002.


    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 and Federic Lieberman can be found at Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts - Biography.  

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The first three boxes of this series contain materials written by Harrison and writings by others about Harrison.
    The last ten boxes contain research materials written and collected by Harrison. Boxes 4-6 are on Charles Ives, Box 7 on Virgil Thomsom and Box 8 contains both oversize material on Ives and Henry Cowell. Boxes 9-13 contain materials written and collected by Harrison about Korean music. Most of these items are printed in a combination of Chinese and Korean and are not translated into English. Many of Harrison notes are in a combination of English and Esperanto. Where possible a very simple translation has been provided.

    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, 1917-2003
    Composers--United States

    Other Harrison Finding Aids

    Related UCSC Collections