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Arturo Toscanini poses on a ship's deck (undated)

Arturo Toscanini poses on a ship's deck (undated)

Jack Lund Collection

The Jack Lund Collection contains personal papers of Jack Lund as well as numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and music books.  It also contains Lund's collection of classical music on 78 rpm discs, mostly in albums, 33 1/3 rpm long playing discs, and a small number of open reel tapes.

The materials in this collection document the principal musical interests of Mr. Lund, i.e. vocal solo music, opera, careers and performances of specific singers and pianists, and the career of Arturo Toscanini.  Since Mr. Lund mantained personal friendships with many musicians he admired, he acquired autographed photographs of these artists, and he regularly corresponded with them.  The photographs and many of the letters from these musicians are included in the collection.  As an avid reader of published articles and books on musical topics, Mr. Lund collected newspaper clippings and books about specific musicians, and he also corresponded with the authors of these writings.  Letters received from these authors and a large number of clippings are also included in the collection.  Some copies of journals and newsletters, which were included in the donated collection, have been retained in order to provide a broader context to Mr. Lund's musical interests and pursuits. 



Jerry McBride
Head Librarian, Music Library
Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound
(650) 725-1146