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Maurice Gardner papers, Approximately 1954-2001

Identifier: MSS 7796 Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series contains all of Maurice Gardner's papers including his awards and other materials such as photographs, promotional material, newspaper clippings, application forms, and audio recordings. Dated approximately 1954-2001.


  • Approximately 1954-2001


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.Permission to publish material from the Maurice Gardner musical works and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

Maurice Gardner (1909-2002) was an acclaimed violist and composer from New York.

He began writing music at the age of 6. At age 19 he studied at Juilliard under the direction of Leopold Mannes. He had a 40 year career as a free lance composer for film, radio, and television. During this time he wrote over 600 works that also included works for instrument solos, chamber ensembles, chorus, and orchestra. He founded the Great Neck Symphony and the Staff Music Publishing Company. He was the author of the Choral Reader and The Orchestrator's Handbook. He retired in 1970 in Florida where he continued to write music till his death in 2002.


2 oversize boxes

Language of Materials



The original order of Maurice Gardner's papers has been maintained. This series is organized into two subseries: 1. Maurice Gardner awards, 1954-1995. 2. Maurice Gardner photographs, promotional material and other materials, 1986-2001.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States