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Finding Aid for the Walter Rubsamen Collection , 1971-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walter Rubsamen Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1972
    Collection number: 104
    Creator: Rubsamen, Walter
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of the manuscript and a photocopy of the composition, "I'm going away," and a photocopy of the composition, "Is it always right to be right?"
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walter Rubsamen Collection, 104, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Rubsamen was born on July 21, 1911 in New York City; A.B., Columbia Univ., 1933; Ph.D., Univ. of Munich, 1937; joined the UCLA music faculty in 1938, becoming professor of music (1955-73) and chairman of the music dept. (1965-73); served as president, Dante Alighieri Society of Southern California (1969-70); published Literary sources of secular music in Italy (1943), Music research in Italian libraries (1951), and Chanson and madrigal, 1480-1530 (with others, 1964); he died in June 1973.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the manuscript and a photocopy of the composition, "I'm going away," and a photocopy of the composition, "Is it always right to be right?" by Rubsamen, as well as audiotape performances of the two works.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Musical compositions (box 1)
    2. Audiotapes (box 2)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rubsamen, Walter H. (Walter Howard), 1911-1973--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Music--Faculty--Archival resources
    Musicologists--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.