- ca. 1934 - 1977 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.22 m of textual records.
Name of creator
American composer and violinist Robert Arthur Gross was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on March 23, 1914. Died in Los Angeles, California, on November 6, 1983. Biographical information available in New Grove dictionary of American music, v.2, p. 292.
Acquired in 1982 and 1984.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, chiefly with other musicians and composers; manuscript of Words on music; manuscript scores of compositions for viola, organ, chorus, and violin and organ, as well as an octet for woodwinds, strings and piano; and manuscript scores by other composers, including Phantasy for violin with piano accompaniment (Gestetner(?) reproduction of original manuscript) by Arnold Schoenberg and Sonata for solo violin (original manuscript) by Roger Sessions.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of the fonds.