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Finding Aid for the R. Dale Butts Film Music Collection, 1944-1956
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: R. Dale Butts Film Music Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1956
    Collection number: 249
    Creator: Butts, R. Dale
    Extent: 13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Manuscripts and sound recordings of film music by R. Dale Butts.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact Performing Arts Special Collections Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research. Collection is stored off-site and advance notice is required for access.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian for Performing Arts Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Performing Arts Special Collectionsas the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], R. Dale Butts Film Music Collection, 249, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by: Sabrina Rodriguez, July 2003


    R. Dale Butts was born in Lamasco, Kentucky, on March 12, 1910. In 1941, after thirteen years as chief pianist and arranger for NBC Radio in Chicago, he left for Hollywood and joined Republic Studios as staff composer in 1943. He was nominated for his original score: "Flame of the Barbara Coast" in 1945. He died in 1990.

    Scope and Content

    Manuscripts and sound recordings of film music by R. Dale Butts.