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Levin (Alvin Irving) Music Manuscripts
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Alvin Irving Levin music manuscripts
    Creator: Levin, Alvin Irving
    Identifier/Call Number: PASC-M.0179
    Physical Description: 6.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1950-1997
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin
    Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Alvin Irving Levin; gift; 1999.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Alvin Irving Levin Music Manuscripts (Collection PASC-M 179). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Processing Information

    Processed by UCLA Library Special Collections staff.
    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
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    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9942350263606533 


    Levin graduated Ed.D. from UCLA in 1968; studied composition privately with Roy Harris for three years; served on Psychology faculty at Californian State University, Northridge; local performances have included Song of the Earth (1950), Venu Te Deum (1955), Confirmation Cantata (1959), Symphony for Strings (1984), and Hymn to the United Nations (1991).

    Scope and Content

    Manuscript music scores and photocopies of compositions of Alvin Irving Levin. Includes dramatic works, choral works, symphonic music, and chamber music.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Dramatic works
    2. Choral works
    3. Symphonic music
    4. Chamber music and songs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Composers -- Archives.
    Music -- Manuscripts.
    Levin, Alvin Irving, 1921- --Archives.