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The Committee for Arts and Lectures, 1945-1980 : oral history transcript : the Connors years / 2000.
BANC MSS 2001/121 c; Phonotape 3177 C:1-10
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Title:

The Committee for Arts and Lectures, 1945-1980 : oral history transcript: the Connors years / 2000
University of California history series

Creator/Contributor:

Connors, Betty, 1917-, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Rowland, Marilynn, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Early years and family in the Midwest, exposure to music, University of Iowa, and move to Berkeley; early years of the Committee for Arts and Lectures (CAL): first chairmen, committee members, performance locations; discusses William Popper, Baldwin Woods, Albert Elkus, Donald Coney, Travis Bogard; operas in the Greek Theater, Kurt Herbert Adler; choosing the artists, working with artists' managers, Western Alliance, Intercampus Cultural Exchange; new performance spaces, dedication concerts at Zellerbach Hall, Hertz Hall; reminiscences of the Joffrey Ballet, Juilliard Quarter, Lotte Lehman, Sol Hurok, Jacques Barzun, Griller Quartet, Myra Hess, Ernst Bloch, Ravi Shankar, Alvin Ailey, Beaux Arts Trio, Rostropovich, others; expanded committee, jazz performances, San Francisco Symphony; management issues: programs, ushers, qualities of arts managers, critics, performers' needs. Appended list of CAL members; songs, poems and letters by Travis Bogard and Betty Connors; awards and honors to Connors.

Date:

2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
University of California, Berkeley. -- Committee for Arts and Lectures -- History
Arts administrators -- California -- Interviews
Performing arts -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area

Note:

Betty Connors ; with an introduction by Ruth Felt. Interviews conducted by Marilynn Rowland in 1998. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of the University history series.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (vi, 265 p.) : ill., col. port. ; 29 cm.
10 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0x0n
BANC MSS 2001/121 c
Phonotape 3177 C:1-10

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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