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Dillon (Fannie C.) papers
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Fannie Charles Dillon (1881-1947) was a teacher, pianist and composer of piano, vocal, orchestral and chamber music. She taught at Pomona College (1910-13), and in Los Angeles high schools (1918-41). In 1924, she founded the Woodland Theater at Fawnskin, Big Bear Lake, California and served as the general manager (1926-29). The collection consists of manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, and correspondence.
Dillon was born on March 16, 1881 in Denver, Colorado; moved with family to Long Beach, California in 1890; studied composition with Heinrich Urban, Hugo Kaun and Rubin Goldmark, and piano with Leopold Godovsky, Berlin, Germany, 1900-06; teacher, pianist and composer, Los Angeles, 1906-10; taught at Pomona College, 1910-13, and in Los Angeles high schools, 1918-41; composer of piano, vocal, orchestral and chamber music, as well as for the outdoor dramas Nevertheless--Old Glory, The desert calls, and Tahquitz; founded Woodland Theater at Fawnskin, Big Bear Lake, California, 1924, serving as general manager, 1926-29; died on February 21, 1947.
17.5 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 4 oversize)
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