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Inventory of the Charles Shatto Collection, [ca. 1931-ca. 1978]
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  • Descriptive Summary

    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
    Repository: The Music Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Donor: The Estate of Charles Shatto

    Date: Spring, 1983


    FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Items are not to be loaned; microfilm may be provided.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Music Library.

    Preferred Citation

    [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 day
    • A-20 The Face of a friend [added in pencil]: xerox ms.
    • A-22 The Shepherd speaks
    • A-25 To the Astronauts [added:] xerox ms. James Smalley
    • 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 cantabile
    • E-17 Poem ("Mr. Jenkins' Maggot)
    • H-11 Choral (melody, Catherine Urner)
    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 around 1985.
    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 written request:
    David Zea
    P.O. Box 34
    Carpinteria, CA 93013
    cc: 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). --jt, 4/25/97

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