David Dalton personal and educational papers, 1954-1970
Scope and Contents
This series contains records from before and during David Dalton's mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also includes class notes, Masters theses, Doctoral studies, and other materials from his time at the Eastman School of Music, Southwestern College, BYU-Idaho, Mobile Symphony and University of South Alabama String Quartet, and Indiana University, 1954-1970.
- Dalton, David (David J.) (Person)
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 David Dalton papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Dr. David Dalton is professor emeritus of viola at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah (USA).
David Dalton took BM and MM degrees in violin at the Eastman School of Music 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.
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
This series retained its original order.