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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives is the institutional memory of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing continuity between its past and its future. The Archives serves Philharmonic staff and outside researchers through collecting, preserving, and making available materials that document the full spectrum of activities throughout the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic dating to its founding in 1919. Taken as a whole, the collection provides a unique and richly detailed perspective on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's impact on 20th and 21st century music and society, its contributions to the cultural heritage of Los Angeles and Southern California, and its performance history in associated venues including the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
- Concert programs and other publications
- Scrapbooks and press clippings
- Audio, film, and video concert recordings and radio
- Oral histories
- Photographs, slides, and negatives
- Posters and ephemera
The Betty Freeman Collection
Includes the photographs, correspondence, and unpublished recordings of the late Betty Freeman, photographer, philanthropist, and new music advocate.
Betty Freeman April 21 1991
Still video composite by David Hockney
Used with permission