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Sundgaard, Arnold, 1909-2006



  • Existence: 1909 - 2006

Biographical History

Arnold Sundgaard (1909-2006) was an American lyricist, librettist, and playwright.

Arnold Sundgaard was born October 31, 1909 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He wrote a number of plays throughout the 20th century. In 1975, he collaborated with K. Newell Dayley to write the musical "Brigham!" as part of the celebrations for Brigham Young University's centennial year, with Dayley composing the music and Sundgaard writing the book and lyrics. He died October 22, 2006 in Dallas, Texas.

Moore, D. Gallantry, 1957: t.p. (book by Arnold Sundgaard).

LC Mus. Div. manual cat. (hdg. on copyright cards: Sundgaard, Arnold, 1911- ).

Parsons, C.H. The Mellon opera ref. index (Sundgaard, Arnold).

Williams, L. Promised valley, c1991: t.p. (Arnold Sundgaard).

ConAuth New Rev.Ser., v.2 (Sundgaard, Arnold (Olaf), 1909- ; b. 10-31-09; B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin; playwright, librettist, children's author, etc.; extensive list of his works).

Letter from Arnold Sundgaard to David Farneth, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, 7-11-95 (actual date of birth is October 31, 1909).

New York times WWW site, Oct. 31, 2006 (Arnold Sundgaard; b. Arnold Olaf Sundgaard, Oct. 31, 1909, St. Paul; d. Oct. 22, Dallas, aged 96; lyricist, librettist, and playwright who collaborated with some of the most distinguished artists of the 20th century).

UA 5398 (collaborated with Arnold Sundgaard to write the musical "Brigham!" as part of the celebrations for BYU's centennial year in 1975; Dayley composed music and Sundgaard wrote book and lyrics).

AmeriGrove; Baker, 5th-7th eds;Ewen, D. Enc. of the opera, new enl. ed.;Ewen, D. The new enc. of opera.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Centennial Committee publications, 1975-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1124 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains several publications created in conjunction with the centennial. Dates between 1975-1976.

Dates: 1975-1976

Centennial Committee records

Identifier: UA 1124
Scope and Contents Contains a wide variety of documentation produced and collected by the Centennial Committee. This includes memorandums, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, photographs, and other materials. These files contain information on most of the events that happened during the Centennial year, as well as various buttons and banners. A significant portion of the collection relates directly to the production of Brigham!, a musical dramatizing the founding and growth of Brigham Young...
Dates: 1973-1976

Centennial Committee records on Centennial Carillon Tower, 1974

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1124 Series 8
Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the purchase and installation of the Carillon Tower on campus. Dated 1974.

Dates: 1974

Centennial Committee records on college and departmental events, 1973-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1124 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Consists of memorandums, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other materials generated as part of planning events and displays to be hosted by various colleges and departments. Dates from 1973-1976.

Dates: 1973-1976

Centennial Committee research, 1923-1976

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1124 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains the Centennial Committee's research, with information collected about how other universities had celebrated their centennial years. Dated 1923-1976.

Dates: 1923-1976

Collection on centennial celebration productions

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5368
Scope and Contents

Contains music scores and production scripts from Brigham Young University centennial celebration productions of the musical "Brigham!" by Arnold Sundgaard and K. Newell Dayley and other productions. Materials dated 1975 to 1976.

Dates: 1975-1976

Additional filters:

Archival Object 14
Collection 2
Provo (Utah) -- Centennial celebrations, etc 14
Colleges and Universities 13
Education 13
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 12
Mormons -- Drama 12