Joseph Fogel papers

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Title: Joseph Fogel papers
Collection number: PASC-M 170
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft. (3 flat boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1912-1937
Date (inclusive): 1878-1972
Abstract: Joseph Fogel was a concert pianist and teacher based in Los Angeles. The collection contains his clippings, concert programs, music magazines, music publishers' catalogs, and various advertisements.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Fogel, Joseph

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph Fogel Papers (Collection PASC-M 170). UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


Joseph Fogel (born August 16, 1903 or 1904) was a concert pianist and music teacher. Born in Russia but emigrating with his family to Los Angeles during infancy, Fogel showed early promise as a pianist and received his musical training with the help of local patrons. He gave his first performance at the age of eight, in a concert sponsored by the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts; he graduated high school at age 12. In 1920, he moved to New York City to continue his musical training, and afterwards to Paris, where he stayed for five years, studying under Isidor Philipp and other teachers. At 21, he returned to Los Angeles, where he gave concerts and worked as a piano teacher. He died May 14, 1976 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

This collection contains concert programs, newspaper clippings, and some teaching material. A large portion is comprised of music magazines, music publishers' catalogs, and advertisements for teaching instruction lectures and workshops.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4435412 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Music teachers--United States.
Musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archives.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Mounted photograph, signed Arthur Rubinstein. 1893.

Box 1, Folders 2-3

Newspaper clippings about Joseph Fogel. 1912-1926.

Box 1, Folders 4-5

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings. 1921-1936.

Box 1, Folder 6

Fogel concert programs. 1925.

Box 1, Folder 7

Fogel teaching advertisement. undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Concert programs- general. 1931-1935.

Box 1, Folder 9

Subscription services and solicitations. 1932-1933.

Box 1, Folder 10

Solicitations from the Art Publishing Company. 1931-1934.

Box 1, Folder 11

Advertisements for concerts, clubs and scholarships. 1929-1931.

Box 1, Folder 12

Advertisements for teaching courses and lectures. 1932-1937.

Box 2, Folders 1-2

Music publishers' catalogs. 1929-1936.

Box 2, Folder 3

Teaching guides and course outlines. 1878-1930.

Box 2, Folder 4

Issues of Hollywood Bowl Magazine. 1933-1935.

Box 2, Folder 5

Issue of Booking Agent. 1933.

Box 3

Issues of KFAC Magazine/ Classics West. 1970-1972.