David Buttolph papers
Scope and Contents
Contains copies of conductor scores by David Buttolph of motion pictures in hard and soft bound volumes. Most motion pictures were produced and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, with some from Warner Bros. and others. The scores date from 1941 to 1952.
- Buttolph, David, 1902-1983 (composer, Person)
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the David Buttolph papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Conditions Governing Use
Open for public research.
Biographical / Historical
David Buttolph was a Hollywood film composer who scored over 300 movies. He was born August 3, 1902 in New York City. He studied music in Vienna and New York and arrived in Hollywood in the mid 1930's. He there joined Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation but occassionally did outside assignments for other films. He then moved to Warner Bros. until 1951. Buttolph was known for his work on Westerns but also covered all types of subjects from musicals to horror. David died January 1, 1983 in Poway, California
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Purchased from Brand Bookshop in March 1994.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Brand Bookshop; March 1994.
Collection development policy of the Arts and Communications Archives.
Processed; James V. D'Arc, curator; 2009.
- Register of the David Buttolph papers
- Kyle Bird
- 2014 November 26
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
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