Title: Charles Shatto Collection,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1931-ca. 1978]
Collection number: ARCHIVES SHATTO 1
Creator: Shatto, Charles, 1908-1983
Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Donor: The Estate of Charles Shatto
Date: Spring, 1983
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Items are not to be loaned; microfilm may be provided.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in
writing to the Head of the Music Library.
[Identification of item], Charles Shatto collection, ARCHIVES SHATTO 1, The Music
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
All entries are in alphabetical order; where more than one version of a work exists,
these multiple versions are cross-referenced.
As Charles Shatto and his wife, Catherine Urner Shatto, collaborated on a number of
works, compositions such as "Chant" (after a quotation of Andre Gide), "Choral in D
minor" (both organ and orchestral versions) and "Comme une Berceuse", along with numerous
harmonizations by Charles Shatto of melodies by Catherine Urner, will be listed in the
Urner Catalog and the scores found in the Urner Archive, as the Urner Catalog was
compiled before the Shatto Catalog.
Also included in the Shatto Archive is a small manila envelope containing photographs,
correspondence, and publicity materials.
At present, the entire archive is located within the composer's studio at 567 27th
Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121, U.S.A. Phone (415) 221-2344.
NOTE: The entire collection was transferred to the Music Library, University of
California, Berkeley in 1983.
After a complete review of the Shatto archives on June 16, 1987, David Zea and Keith
Stetson have confirmed that the following manuscripts are not present in the archives at
NRLF storage facility:
- A-2 Christmas morning (vocal solo) Mem concert
- A-5 Hands [added
in pencil:] xerox ms.
- A-6 How Cruel to love
- A-8 Illusion
- A-11 Prayer of the Unemployed [added in pencil:] xerox ms.
- A-15 Spring
- A-20 The Face of a friend [added in pencil]: xerox ms.
The Shepherd speaks
- A-25 To the Astronauts [added:] xerox ms. James
- A-27 Two short songs: To A. D., My Star Mem concert
- A-31 We are never old
- D-22 Theme and variations in E minor (finished
version [added in pencil:]lacking)(finished by David Zea)
- E-1 Academic
fanfare, serenade, chorale and finale (A second ms. of this work is in the archive and is
numbered E-1; it is not however the final original manuscript.)
- E-2 Andante
- E-17 Poem ("Mr. Jenkins' Maggot)
- H-11 Choral (melody,
Some of these as indicated by (**) in the archival register were not in the collection at
the time the materials were stored in NRLF facility. Some of the items were used for a
Memorial concert in the summer of 1983. David Zea has provided some contacts for tracing
these materials. David also remembers returning some of these "missing" manuscripts
An inventory of the printed editions currently in the archive which are available for
loan was also prepared. Copies of these printed editions are available from David Zea on
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Special collections binder
[added later:] *Xeroxes of the Mss. were retrieved from S. Damonte and added to the vocal
manuscript box. (Correspondence on "missing manuscripts" in Box 1, V-1-604)
[April 25, 1997] NOTE: The following items are now present in the archive: A-2, A-6, A-8,
A-15, and A-27. Item A-17 is not complete, and item A-29 has only one page (last page).
Title: Catherine Murphy Urner collection
Identifier/Call Number: (ARCHIVES URNER 1)
Title: Charles Koechlin manuscripts
Identifier/Call Number: (ARCHIVES KOECHLIN 1)