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David Dalton lists of Lyceum concerts and lectures

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5684

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of two lists of the concerts and lectures that took place under the Brigham Young University Lyceum Series during the years 1921-1971. One list is sorted alphabetically, the other chronologically. The lists were created in 2014.


  • 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the David Dalton lists of Lyceum concerts and lectures must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

David Dalton (1934-) is professor emeritus of viola at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

David Dalton was born in 1934 in Springville, Utah, to Oliver and Jesse Dalton. He received his first violin at eight years old and began his study of music. After a mission to Germany, he married Donna Glazier. He took BM and MM degrees in violin at the Eastman School of Music in 1957 and 1961 where his interest in viola was awakened by Francis Tursi. After meeting William Primrose, he switched to viola and received his doctorate in performance at Indiana University. Dalton collaborated with Primrose in writing his memoir Walk on the North Side and Playing the Viola: Conversations with William Primrose by Dalton and published by Oxford University Press. He also produced two documentaries, "A Violist's Legacy," and "William Primrose, Violist." Primrose and he were co-founders of the Primrose International Viola Archive (PIVA) at BYU, the largest and most important repository of materials related to the instrument.

Dalton's editions for viola have been published by C.F. Peters, Oxford, G. Schirmer, Eschig, Doblinger, and Rarities for Strings. His numerous articles have appeared in professional journals, such as STRAD. Dalton served as president of the American and International Viola Societies, as well as editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society. Retired, he no longer performs as soloist or chamber musician, but teaches, lectures, researches in PIVA, and pursues family history.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Library Administrative Offices in May 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Library Administrative Offices; May 2014.


University records (University Archives Collecting Policy February 2010).

Related Materials

The lists in this collection were extracted from the Harold R. Clark Collection (MSS 145).

Processing Information

Processed; Hannah Waddel; May 2014.

Register of David Dalton lists of Lyceum concerts and lectures
Hannah Waddel
2014 May 28
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US