Otto Hirschler papers, 1913-1979

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Title: Otto Hirschler papers
Collection number: PASC-M 103
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1913-1946, circa 1979
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.
Creator: Hirschler, Otto

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Otto Hirschler Papers (Collection PASC-M 103). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Otto Theophilius Hirschler was a composer, organist, and professor. Born on December 16, 1889 in Hillsboro, Kansas, Hirschler attended Bethel College (1907-8), Pomona College (1911-14), Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (1914-15), and the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, where he received the Conservatory's gold medal. He was a professor of music at Albion College (1916-17) and at Coe College (1917-19). He moved to Los Angeles in 1919, where he was organist, choir director, and/or director of music in many churches. He taught organ, piano, and voice privately. In addition, he was a professor at the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (BIOLA), California Christian College, and Pepperdine College. He died on September 8, 1979.

Scope and Content

The papers include a scrapbook of letters, programs, clippings and other documents relating to Hirschler's composing career and a medal from the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago. They also include Hirschler's obituary and a biography submitted by his nephew Melvin J. Voigt.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Melvin J. Voigt, 1989.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720456 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hirschler, Otto T.--Archives.
Composers--United States--Archives.
Music teachers--United States.

Container List

Box 1

Scrapbook. 1913-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook compiled by Hirschler containing annotated clippings, programs, and correspondence regarding his concerts.
Box 1

American Conservatory of Music gold medal. 1916 June 16.

Scope and Content Note

Pin inscribed to "Otto T. Hirschler June 16, 1916" for his performance of the Guilmant concerto in Chicago.
Box 1

Biographical materials. circa 1979.

Scope and Content Note

Material submitted by donor, Hirschler's nephew. The obituary was written by Hirschler.