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Todd McKay musical compositions and papers, 1937-1991
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  • Restrictions on Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Todd McKay musical compositions and papers
    Collection number: 2279
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 linear ft. (5 document boxes and 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1991
    Abstract: Todd McKay was a resident of southern California who composed music. The collection consists mostly of his compositions but also includes a number of photographic negatives and a small amount of personal papers.
    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.

    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],Todd McKay Musical Compositions and Papers (Collection 2279). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7727897 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993.


    Todd McKay may have been born Mansell McKalip. Around 1937, he appears to have moved from Tarentum, PA, near Pittsburgh, to Los Angeles. He composed music, though there is no evidence that any of it was recorded or published. He may have worked for Paramount Pictures for a time. He retired in the Santa Barbara area.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of manuscripts of musical compositions by Todd McKay. There are also some photographs, mostly negatives, and a small amount of personal material, including correspondence.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Musical compositions by Todd McKay
    • Series 2. Photographs
    • Series 3. Personal papers