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Finding Aid for the Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts , 1947-1993
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts,
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1993
    Collection number: 177
    Creator: Des Marais, Paul
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: This collection consists of manuscripts and ozalid masters of scores
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Paul Des Marais; gift; 1998, 1999.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul Des Marais Collection of Music Manuscripts, 177, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Des Marais by born on June 23, 1920, in Menominee, MI.; studied with Leo Sowerby in Chicago; BA (1949), MA (1953), Harvard Univ., where he studied with Nadia Boulanger and Walter Piston; taught composition at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1960; works include the operas Epiphanies (1964-8) and Le cimetière marin (1971), two piano sonatas (1947, 1952), music for various vocal and instrumental ensembles, and incidental music for theatrical and dance productions.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts and ozalid masters of scores of compositions by Paul Des Marais.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Des Marais, Paul--Archives.
    Composers--United States--Archival resources.