Louise Steiner Elian papers
Scope and Contents note
The Louise Steiner Elian papers consist of photographs, letters, programs, music, sound recordings, motion pictures, and personal memorabilia that document both the life of Elian, her husband Max Steiner, and their son Ronald Steiner.
- Steiner, Louise Eleanor, 1906- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Materials available by permission of the curator.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Louise Steiner Elian papers must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Louise Steiner made a career for herself as a harp soloist. She was married to film composer Max Steiner.
7 cartons (7 linear ft.)
4 oversize boxes (13.66 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
These papers document Elian's life and career as a harp soloist from the 1910s onward, her year as a musician in Hollywood studio orchestras (1926-1954), and significantly her marriage (1936-1946) to film composer Max Steiner. Also covered is Elian's concert career as a member of symphony orchestras and ballet companies as well as soloist appearing worldwide (1950-1986).
Arranged in four series: 1. Louise Steiner Elian assorted papers, undated; 2. Louise Steiner Elian home movies, undated; 3. Louise Steiner Elian phonographs, undated; and 4. Louise Steiner Elian restoration prints of home movies, undated.
Other Finding Aids note
A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2166.xml
Custodial History note
Donated by Louise Steiner Elian.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Louise Steiner Elian.
Film Music Archives.
Documents the history of music composed and recorded for motion pictures.
Processing Information note
Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 2002.
- Register of the Louise Steiner Elian Papers
- James V. D'arc and John N. Gillespie
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008