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Finding Aid for the Donn Borcherdt Collection 1966-1967
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donn Borcherdt Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1967
    Collection number: 1966.02
    Creator: Borcherdt, Donn
    Extent: 2 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This collection consists of sound recordings and field notes.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish


    Archive materials may be accessed in the Archive. As many of our collections are stored off-site at SRLF, we recommend you contact the Archive in advance to check on the availability of the materials.

    Publication Rights

    Archive materials do not circulate and may not be duplicated or published without written permission from the copyright holders, collectors, and/or performers. For more information contact the Archive Librarians: archive@arts.ucla.edu.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donn Borcherdt Collection, 1966.02, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Donn Borcherdt was born in Montrose, California. Borcherdt was a composer and pianist. After he received his BA from UCLA in composition and conducting, he began his graduate studies in ethnomusicology in 1956, focusing first on Armenian folk music and, later, on the music of Mexico. He earned his MA from UCLA in 1962. Borcherdt conducted field research in Jalisco, Mexico, in 1960, 1961, and 1963-64. His publications include "Armenian Folk Music in the Los Angeles and Fresno Areas," Western Folklore (1959). Borcherdt also hosted the weekly radio program, "Many Worlds of Music," in 1960-62, on KPFK in Los Angeles.

    Scope and Content

    Recordings made in Chile, 1966-1967.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Field recordings--Chile.
    Folk music--Chile.
    Instrumental music--Chile.