This collection consists primarily of sheet music manuscripts and manuscript reproductions belonging to the American pianist,
composer, and music educator, Fannie Charles Dillon. Included are sketches, full scores, parts, vocal scores, lead sheets
and some printed scores for Dillon's vocal, choral, orchestral, piano, and chamber music. Also included are some personal
materials, such as photographs, clippings, concert programs, and correspondence.
Fannie Charles Dillon (born 16 March 1881) was an American pianist, composer, and music educator. Born in Denver, Colorado,
Dillon moved with her family to Long Beach, California in 1890. After graduating from Pomona College, she moved to Berlin,
where she studied the piano with Leopold Godovsky and composition with Heinrich Urban and Hugo Kaun, from 1900-1906. She later
studied composition with Rubin Goldmark in New York, before returning to Los Angeles in 1908 and working as a pianist, teacher,
performer and composer. She taught at Pomona College from 1910 to 1913 and in the Los Angeles high school system from 1918
to 1941. She was in residence at the MacDowell Colony in 1921, 1923, and 1933. She founded Woodland Theater in Big Bear Lake,
California in 1924 and served as its general manager from 1926 to 1929. Dillon died in Altadena, California on 21 February
12.0 linear ft.
(25 flat boxes and 2 oversize flat boxes)
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are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright
and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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