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Lowell M. Durham clippings, 1945-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8150 Series 4

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper and article clippings collected by Durham related to Mormon music topics and research. This is primarily composed of reviews of musical performances by the Utah Symphony and University of Utah music programs. There are foreign materials from the Utah Symphony's international tour under Maurice Abravanel. They also contain news on the Symphony, such as the appointment of new conductors Joseph Silverstein and Varujan Kojian. Some materials discuss the fine arts in the Soviet Union and some news on the Mormon Church. Many of the clippings are from the Salt Lake Tribune, but numerous other papers are also represented. Materials date from between 1945 and 1991.

Dates

  • 1945-1991

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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at specialcollections@byu.edu.

Biographical History

From the Series: Lowell M. Durham (1917-1992) was an Mormon composer and author in Utah, and professor at the University of Utah.

Lowell Marsden Durham was born on March 4, 1917 to George H. Durham and Nellie Marsden in Utah. In 1941, he received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. He also married Betty Dee Divers that year, on April 26, 1941. He then received a Master's degree from the University of Iowa in 1942, and a Ph.D. from there in 1945. His post-doctoral work was completed at Columbia University and New York University. He returned to the University of Utah in 1946 as a faculty member. He served in executive positions on the Music Critics Association and the American Musicological Society, was a music critic for the Salt Lake Tribune, the musical director of KSL, and then Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 1955. He retired in 1964. He and his wife Betty had three children: Lowell M., Jr., Susan, and Thomas L. Durham died on November 10, 1992 in Salt Lake City.

Extent

37 folders

Language

English