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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Reserchers
  • Biography of Alberico DeCaprio
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Albrecio DeCaprio Papers
    Creator: DeCaprio, Albrecio
    Dates: 1897-1943
    Extent: 6 feet(5 boxes and 1 oversized box)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections. Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains original handwritten sheet music, a small amount of published sheet music, newspaper clippings and personal papers of Alberico DeCaprio.
    Collection Number: h2006.6
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Reserchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item] Albrecio DeCaprio Papers. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Clareomont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Donation from Kurt Belfis, 2005.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Neena Cannon, 2008


    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of Alberico DeCaprio

    Alberico DeCaprio immigrated from Italy to America in 1886. He played in several bands throughout the country before moving to the West coast, living and working mainly in Oregon and California. DeCaprio is a musician known for playing the trombone and euphonium, conducting numerous bands, and composing musical scores. In California he led the Pomona City Band for 16 years and the LA Gas and Electric Band for seven years. He also worked as a musical instructor.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The DeCaprio papers contain manuscript copies of his musical scores, his business papers, photos, and many newspaper clippings regarding DeCaprio's musical career. The collection relates to the history of Southern California through his involvement with the popular city bands.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1, Music
    subseries 1.1 Marches Quarto
    subseries 1.2 Dances Quarto
    subseries 1.3 Songs Quarto
    subseries 1.4 Other Compostions Quarto
    subseries 1.5 Intermezzos Quarto
    subseries 1.6 Co-Authored Quarto
    subseries 1.7 Arrangements Quarto
    subseries 1.8 No Author Quarto
    subseries 1.9 Marches Octavo
    subseries 1.10 Dances Octavo
    subseries 1.11 Songs Octavo
    subseries 1.12 Arrangements Octavo
    subseries 1.13 Intermezzo Octavo
    subseries 1.14 March Sized
    subseries 1.15 Published
    Series 2 Photos and Posters
    Series 3 Scrapbooks and News Clippings
    Series 4 Business Papers, Biographical Information

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    DeCaprio, Alberico
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Pomona, California
    Los Angeles
    percussion instruments
    stringed instruments (musical instruments)
    brass instruments
    wind instruments
    Marching bands
    Western Americana, 1850-1949