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Guide to the Alma and Alfonse Pedroza Recordings, 1941-1956
PA Mss 50  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alma and Alfonse Pedroza recordings,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1956
    Collection number: PA Mss 50
    Creator: Pedroza, Alma
    Extent: 29 disc recordings
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Instantaneous (lacquer) disc recordings of Mexican-American opera singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Alma and Alfonse Pedroza Recordings, PA Mss 50, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Inez Pedroza, January 2003.


    Little is known about Mexican-born opera singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza. They were introduced by Enrico Caruso Jr. and later emmigrated to Los Angeles. They both had minor singing careers but Alma was noted for her wide vocal range, which reached an octave above High C, and she made several radio broadcasts on the strength of this talent.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection consists of 29 unique lacquer recordings of singers Alma and Alfonse Pedroza.

    Indexing Terms

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



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    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Pedroza, Alfonse.