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Inventory of the Non-administrative files, Music Dept., 1909-ongoing (bulk 1940-1960)
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The collection includes non-administrative materials from the UC Berkeley Music Department's files from 1909 to the present day. Any material having to do with budgetary or financial matters, or with personnel issues, can be found in the Music Department Administrative Files (Archives Music Dept. 1). The department's filing system has remained intact through the processing of this archive, with the following exception: like materials have been grouped together; individual file folders have, when unlabelled, been labeled as to their general contents; and folders have been arranged chronologically within their series for ease in access. All materials received from the Music Department are otherwise intact.
The University of California, Berkeley Music Department was founded in 1895, and first came to be recognized as a first-class music department under the chairmanship of Albert Elkus in the 1930's. During Elkus' tenure, the department attracted major gifts for scholarships, buildings, and fellowships, and appointed well-known scholars and composers to professorships, most notably Roger Sessions and Manfred Bukofzer. Following the Second World War, the department continued to build its reputation. Berkeley's graduate programs in musicology, ethnomusicology, and musical composition continue to be ranked highly among similar programs across the United States.--adapted from program notes, Music at Berkeley: The University of California 125th Anniversary
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.
Collection is open for research.