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Radie Britain musical compositions, 1936-1966.
PASC-M 89  
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  • Title: Radie Britain musical compositions
    Collection number: PASC-M 89
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1948
    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: Britain, Radie, 1903-1994

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Radie Britain Musical Compositions (Collection PASC-M 89). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Composer Radie Britain was born March 17, 1899 in Silverton, Texas. She studied piano at the American Conservatory, Chicago, graduating in 1921. She then traveled to Europe, studying composition, theory, and organ in France and Germany, and returned to the United States in 1926. Britain taught at the Girvin Institute of Music and the Chicago Conservatory in the 1920s and 1930s. She moved to California in 1939, eventually settling in Los Angeles, where she continued to compose and also taught composition.
    A number of Britain's compositions received awards and her Heroic Poem won the Julliard National Publication Prize in 1945. She died May 23, 1994 in Riverside, California.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of published editions and reproductions of musical works for harp, piano, violin and piano, voice and piano, and for chorus.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Radie Britain, 1948.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230416 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Britain, Radie, 1903-1994--Archives.
    Choral music--Scores.
    Piano music--Scores.
    Songs with piano--Scores.
    Violin and piano music--Scores.
    Women composers--United States--Archives.