The collection consists of music,
personal papers, correspondence, photographs, production materials, business papers and
periodical clippings of one of Universal Pictures' film composers, Hans J. Salter. The
various kinds of music are manuscript and published music including conductor's scores,
orchestral parts, sheet music, published music books, and sound recordings on 7", 10", and
12" sound discs, 7" and 10" open reel analog tapes, and sound cassettes.
Hans Julius Salter (b Vienna, 14 Jan 1896; d Studio City, CA, 23 July 1994) was an film
composer and conductor of Austrian birth. He studied at the University of Vienna with Guido
Adler, Egon Wellesz and Hans Gál, and at the Vienna Music Academy with Franz Schreker,
conducting with Weingartner, and composition with Berg. Later, Salter worked as an assistant
conductor in at the Volks Opera in Vienna and other small opera companies. He then worked as
a conductor at the State Opera in Berlin and later switched to conducting in movie houses in
1929. From 1930 to 1933 he composed musicals and dramatic motion picture scores for UFA
Studios in Neubabelsberg. Before leaving Europe, Salter worked for the European Branch of
Universal Pictures from 1933-1936. He emigrated to the United States in 1937 to work for
Universal Pictures and became a U.S. citizen in 1942. (Letter written by Salter to
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