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Finding Aid for the F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, ca. 1920-1931
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1931
    Collection number: PASC-M 5
    Origination: Ralston, F. Marion (Frances Marion), 1875-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. UCLA Library Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Shelf location: Held at SRLF; use MC5320706 for paging purposes.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Use Restriction

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Music Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of UCLA Library Special Collections as 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], F. Marion Ralston Collection of Musical Compositions, PASC-M 5, UCLA Library Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Access Points

    Ralson, F. Marion (Frances Marion), 1875- Archives.
    Women composers--United States--Archival resources.
    Music Manuscripts.


    Frances Marion (Fanny) Ralston was born on Jan. 7, 1875 in St. Louis, MO; studied at the New England Conservatory with Arthur Foote, Percy Goetschius, Fannie Payne, Nellie Strong Stevenson, Richard S. Poppen and Ernest R. Kroeger; also studied under Adolf Weidig in Chicago and under Carl Faelten in Boston; gave a recital of her own compositions at St. Louis in 1896; served as director of the music dept. at Central College, Lexington, MO for two years and of the Music School of Rockford College, IL for nine years; compositions include Sonata Spirituel, Scotch Idyll, Winter, Impressions at Wellesley, Song without Words, and Three Little Waltzes; published Reflections of a Musician (c1920); she died on Feb. 5, 1952 in Arcadia, CA.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, ozalid masters and copies, and published sheet music of musical compositions. Titles include: Orientales for the Piano; Impressions at Wellesley ; Five Tone Poems for Violin, Cello, and Piano; The Awakening; Anthem; The Sea; Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano ; Rhapsodie for Piano and Orchestra; and Saul : an Oratorio .