This collection consists of manuscripts and published music scores. There is also a small amount of personal material.
Mortimer Wilson was born on August 6, 1876 in Chariton, IA. He studied music in Chicago, and at the age of twenty-five became
the head of the Department of Theory and Composition at the University of Nebraska. After a sojourn in Europe, he returned
to the United States to become director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In the 1920s he composed musical accompaniments
for silent films, most significantly the Douglas Fairbanks pictures The Thief of Bagdad, Don Q., Son of Zorro, and The Black
Pirate. He died on January 27, 1932, in New York City.
8.0 linear ft.
(19 flat boxes and 1 document box)
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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.
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