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Pecourt (Edouard) Tango and Latin American music collection
PA Mss 78  
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Description
The Edouard Pecourt Tango and Latin American music collection consists of correspondence, photographs, albums, clippings playbills, programs, ephemera, manuscript scores, sheet music, lyrics sheets, and research materials related to tango and Latin American music from the beginning of the 20th century, amassed by Edouard Pecourt (1925-2008) record consultant, tango and Latin American music historian, discographer, and collector.
Background
Born in Montmartre, Paris, France, Edouard Pecourt (1925-2008) lived in France until 1986 when he married American Jocelyn Howells and moved to Portland, Oregon. From 1954 Pecourt ran La Boite à Disques in Paris, where he sold antique phonographs, records and postcards. In Paris, Pecourt imported many tango recordings from South America and worked as a record consultant for the Odeon company. Pecourt was a friend of Astor Piazzolla, Eduardo Falú, and other well known tango artists and composers. He was a world-renowned historian, archivist, discographer, and collector of all things related to tango music and dance.
Extent
33 linear feet (38 document boxes, 3 half-size document boxes, 13 oversize boxes, 2 roll storage boxes, 1 map cabinet drawer, 15 videocassettes, 13 films)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.