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BOX 50, 61, 63-65, 84 Writings, 1912-1991
Articles, diaries, essays, program notes, original poems and annotated poems of others, speeches, recording notes, repertoire lists, and radio scripts for classical music appreciation programs hosted by or featuring Warren that aired from 1938-1939.
Organized as five subseries. Entries are arranged either alphabetically or chronologically therein.
Articles, Essays, Poems, and Speeches, 1918-1990
Warren wrote a number of articles and essays on several topics, ranging from composer commentaries on specific works, such as her The Legend of King Arthur, to articles that expressed her thoughts on women in music. Other writings include addresses and speeches, a poem, and written descriptions of musical works.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 65/2 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The boarder's uproar," Vox Puellarum, volume 13, no. 1 (1918)
Humorous poem by Warren that appeared in the 1918 Westlake School for Girls Yearbook.
BOX-FOLDER 65/3 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"Elinor Remick Warren and The Passing of King Arthur," Music and Dance in Southern California (circa 1940)
Two copies.
BOX-FOLDER 65/4 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"My neighbor, Nelson Eddy," (circa 1945)
BOX-FOLDER 65/5 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The distaff side," Music and Dance in Southern California (1946)
Two copies.
BOX-FOLDER 65/6 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"Musician combines art, home-making," The Mills Quarterly (Winter 1946)
BOX-FOLDER 65/7 Warren, Elinor Remick.
Advertising Club and Women's Advertising Club (May 6, 1952)
Warren was asked to give a brief speech on the subject of advertising.
BOX-FOLDER 65/8 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The requiem," (undated, circa late 1966)
Lecture.
BOX-FOLDER 65/9 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"As we were saying ...", unidentified publication (March 1971)
Text extracted from an Elinor Remick Warren brochure for a Mrs. Frederick Sturdy.
BOX-FOLDER 65/10 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The Howard Swans," (May 16, 1971)
Warren was asked to give a brief speech at the Howard Swan Recognition Banquet (Occidental College, Los Angeles, California)
BOX-FOLDER 65/11 Warren, Elinor Remick.
Hollywood Bowl Patroness Committee Party (June 27, 1971)
Warren was asked to give a very brief speech, at a Hollywood Bowl party that was held in her honor.
BOX-FOLDER 65/12 Lawrence, Mary, compiler.
Lovers, 100 works of art celebrating romantic love, with commentaries by the distinguished and the great. New York: A & W Publishers, Inc., 1982.
A coffee table book, pairing famous people with their descriptions of a great work of art, with photos of the art. Warren provided commentary, along with her signature of a work by jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) titled Melody of love, circa 1717.
BOX-FOLDER 65/13 Warren, Elinor Remick.
Hollywood Bowl Patroness Committee Party (June 24, 1984)
Warren was the party's special guest; she was asked to give a brief talk.
BOX-FOLDER 65/14 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"A new recording project," Composer/USA (Summer 1990)
Warren discusses the Cambria Records recording project that was recording her major works in definitive performances on cds and cassettes; also included was a two-page biographical essay.
BOX-FOLDER 65/15 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The legend of King Arthur" (undated)
A brief handwritten paper that gave brief descriptions of scenes from The Legend of King Arthur.
BOX-FOLDER 65/16 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"In the high mountains" (undated)
Description of the scene in the High Sierras which inspired her tone-poem The Crystal Lake
BOX-FOLDER 65/17 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"Women in music" (undated)
BOX-FOLDER 65/18 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"Women in music" (undated)
This article is different than the previous entry.
BOX-FOLDER 65/19 Warren, Elinor Remick.
"The composer and the teacher" (undated)
Address delivered at the California Music Teachers Association, San Diego.
Two copies.
BOX-FOLDER 65/43 Warren, Elinor Remick.
Untitled lecture
Warren discusses her work.
BOX-FOLDER 65/44 Warren, Elinor Remick.
Story ideas for possible treatment in Etude Magazine
Proposed topics: 1) Should you force music on a child?; 2)The American composer's lament; 3) Freedom for the performer; and 4) Poetry: Friend of foe of music?
BOX-FOLDER 65/45 Warren, Elinor Remick.
List of 7 possible questions for a USC seminar
Diaries, 1912-1991
Warren compiled several travel diaries during her long life. Beginning at the age of 12, she developed a life-long habit of documenting each European trip in the form of a daily diary. Her earliest diary documents her first trip abroad in which she first heard Wagner's Ring at Munich; subsequent trips detail her encounters with leading musicians and her experiences with her teacher Nadia Boulanger, whom she visited several times. Other diaries recount her experiences with performances of her works. Included as well are four general diaries from 1988-1991 that document her daily activities and contain miscellaneous records such as household-related data and health records.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 63/1 Travel diary, Apr. 22 - Dec. 1912
(Photocopy)
Warren, her parents and grandmother left for Europe, traveling abroad for seven months. The family toured France, Italy, Austria, Germany (Dresden; Munich), Switzerland, Holland and England.
Highlights of this trip, per Warren's diary: attendence at concerts of Wagner's Ring cycle (Munich), Lohengrin (Paris Opera)
BOX-FOLDER 63/2 Travel diary, Apr. 9 - June 2, 1953
Extended trip to Europe; visited London, England, France (Paris; Nice; Chaumont), Italy (Montecatini; Florence; Venice; Cernobbio) and Switzerland (Lucerne; Zurich). Pocket diary documented their day-to-day activities and experiences.
BOX-FOLDER 63/3 Travel diary, Sept. 14 - Oct. 8, 1967
Warren and her husband traveled to Monte Carlo for the memorable 80th birthday celebration of Nadia Boulanger (September 30th), hosted by Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco. A pocket diary documented their day-to-day activities and their experiences at the anniversary event.
BOX-FOLDER 63/4 Travel diary, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13, 1971
Warren traveled to Europe with visit to Moscow. A sampling of the trip's itinerary included Finland (Helsinki), Soviet Union (Leningrad; Moscow), Czechoslovakia (Prague; Zagreb), Yugoslavia (Belgrade), France (Paris). While in Paris, Nadia Boulanger hosted a dinner party at her home in Warren's honor. Warren notated the trip directly onto their trip itineray, adding comments regarding their activities.
BOX-FOLDER 63/5 Travel itinerary (Travel diary), Feb. 17 - Mar. 8, 1973
Warren and her husband traveled to Central/South America including Panama (Canal Zone), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, South Africa (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban) Zululand (Hluhluwe), Kenya, Swaziland (Mbabane, Mala Mala), and Portugal (Lisbon). Warren notated the trip directly onto their trip itineray, adding comments regarding their activities.
BOX-FOLDER 63/6 Travel diary, May 1 - June 1, 1974
Warren and her husband traveled to Europe with visit to "Iron Curtain" countries. A sampling of the trip's itinerary included England (London), Austria (Vienna), Hungary (Budapest), Romania (Bucharest), Poland (Warsaw) and France (Paris). While in Paris, Warren and her husband visited with Nadia Boulanger (May 26th) for dinner at Boulanger's Paris home. Daily activities were recorded in a travel diary.
BOX-FOLDER 63/7 Travel diary, May 14 - June 10, 1975
Warren and her husband traveled to England, taking a automobile tour of several locations such as Woodstock, Rowseley, York, Lake Windemere, Chester, Conway Castle, Castle Combe, Winchester, Brighton, Rye, East Grinsted, and London. Daily activities were recorded in a travel diary.
BOX-FOLDER 63/8 Travel diary, July 18 - Aug. 12, 1976
Warren and her husband traveled to Israel for performances of Abram in Egypt; pocket diary documented their day-to-day activities and experiences.
BOX-FOLDER 63/9 Travel diary, Aug. 16, 1977 - May 1, 1978
Warren and her husband took an extended 8-month trip to Europe and parts of the Soviet Union. The itinerary included: Greece (Athens), Turkey (Istanbul), Ukraine (Odessa), Holland (Amsterdam), Spain, Gibralter, Sardinia, Bulgaria. The trip was musically significant as it included Warren's last meeting with 89 year-old Nadia Boulanger, at Fountainbleu, France.
BOX-FOLDER 65/1 Diary, December 1957
Notebook (photocopy)
A notebook of reminiscences, memories, and other thoughts regarding her memories of her children's early years. Presented to one of her children, Christmas, 1957.
BOX-FOLDER 64/1 Diary, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 64/2 Diary, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 64/3 Diary, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 64/4 Diary, 1991
Warren's last diary.
Program Notes, undated
Warren wrote her own program notes, revising them to conform to type of audience or venue. Her master copies of surviving program notes are found here, along with occasional brief notes related to revisions.
Arranged alphabetically by title of work.
BOX-FOLDER 65/46 Works by title, A-Z, undated
Brief descriptions only.
BOX-FOLDER 65/47-49 Works by title, A-Z, undated
Radio Broadcast Scripts, 1938-1939
Scripts for three programs, all broadcast between 1938-1939, in which Warren either appeared as guest or host. These include Presenting the American Composer, D.A.R. American Artists Series Program, and the Elinor Remick Warren Program.
BOX-FOLDER 65/20 Presenting the American Composer (broadcast originated from Los Angeles over the Mutual Don Lee Network), April 8, 1938
Warren appeared on this show several months prior to hosting her own classical music program. The program appeared on April 8, 1938, 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The show was created by Frederick Stark, described as being an authority and champion of native composers; the annotator (interviewer) was Merle Armitage. The program was produced by Z. Wayne Griffin (Elinor Warren's husband) and was announced by Franklin Bingman.

Warren discussed Frolic of the elves and By a fireside and accompanied vocalist Ruth Felt in a performance of her song Who calls?. The studio orchestra then played Warren's work The Fountain, conducted by Frederick Stark.
BOX-FOLDER 65/21 D.A.R. American Artists Series Program (broadcast originated from Los Angeles over the Mutual Don Lee Network), December 18, 1938
This program was the first of a series of musical programs arranged by the Hollywood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The featured artists on this broadcast were Warren and Ruthellen Miller, soprano. It was broadcast at 2:30 - 2:45 pm over the KHJ network. The program consisted of five of Warren's art songs: Who calls?; Snow towards evening; Down in the glen; Come away; and My parting gift.
Arranged chronologically by date.
Elinor Remick Warren Program (broadcast originated from Los Angeles over the Mutual Don Lee Network), October 30, 1938 - March 5, 1939
Broadcast Sunday afternoons at 4:00-4:30 pm. Warren hosted the show, wrote the scripts, selected the music featured on each program, and conducted her programs from the piano, where she often played selections. This music appreciation program's scripts are listed in chronological order, along with details regarding the musical selections played during each broadcast. Most of the broadcast scripts contain annotations, corrections and revisions to content; such changes were often done approximately two days prior to the broadcast.
BOX-FOLDER 65/22 Elinor Remick Warren in radio, October 30, 1938 - March 5, 1939
Two-page typed essay describing Warren's experiences with radio broadcasting - her own program, which aired between October 30, 1938 and March 5, 1939, and later appearances, often broadcast over national hook-ups.
BOX-FOLDER 65/23 Complete season's listings, October 30, 1938 - March 5, 1939
Two page typed listing which provides details of broadcast dates and weeekly musical selections.
BOX-FOLDER 65/24 Program #1, October 30, 1938
Works on the program: Aufswang, by Schumann; The Happy spirits, by Gluck; Two preludes, by Arensky.
BOX-FOLDER 65/25 Program #2, November 13, 1938
Works on the program: Prelude in E minor, by Mendelssohn-Barthody; Nocturne, F♯ major, by Chopin; Sevelliana, by Albéniz.
BOX-FOLDER 65/26 Program #3, November 20, 1938
Works on the program: Organ prelude in G minor, by Bach; Jesu, Joy of man's desiring, by Bach; Prelude in A minor, by Debussy.
BOX-FOLDER 65/27 Program #4, November 27, 1938
Works on the program: The Fountain, by Warren; Scherzo in C♯ minor, by Chopin.
BOX-FOLDER 65/28 Program #5, December 4, 1938
Works on the program: Ballad: Edward, by Brahms; Little girls in the garden, by Monpou; Polonaise, by MacDowell.
Two copies.
BOX-FOLDER 65/29 Program #6, December 11, 1938
Works on the program: Romance, by Schumann; Frolic of the elves, by Warren; Impromptu in F♯ major, by Chopin.
BOX-FOLDER 65/30 Program #7, December 18, 1938
Work on the program: The Harp Weaver, by Warren.
Mary Werrbach read the text to The Harp Weaver; Warren discussed the work with Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin.
Artists: Dominant Club of Los Angeles (chorus); Katherine Jackson, harpist, Emory D'Arcy, baritone.
BOX-FOLDER 65/31 Program #8, January 1, 1939
Works on the program: Troika, by Tchaikovsky; Intermezzo (Lullaby), by Brahms; Cracovienne, by Paderewski.
BOX-FOLDER 65/32 Program #9, January 8, 1939
Works on the program: Praeludium, by MacDowell; Nocturne, D♭ major, by Chopin; Seiguidella, by Albéniz.
BOX-FOLDER 65/33 Program #10, January 15, 1939
Works on the program: To the sea, by MacDowell; Alceste caprice, by Gluck/Saint-Säens.
BOX-FOLDER 65/34 Program #11, January 22, 1939
Works on the program: If Thou art near, by Bach/Warren; Rhapsody in B minor, by Brahms; Papillons (Butterflies), by Olsen.
BOX-FOLDER 65/35 Program #12, January 29, 1939
Works on the program: Ballade no. 2, F major, by Chopin; Tango Americian, by Carpenter.
BOX-FOLDER 65/36 Program #13, February 5, 1939
Works on the program: Country dance, no. 1, by Beethoven; Cathédrale engloutie, from Preludes, piano, book 1, by Debussy; and Songs: op. 25, Myrthen. 1, Widmung (Dedication), by Schumann.
The third work on this program featured the radio program's weekly theme: Songs: op. 25, Myrthen. 1, Widmung (Dedication), by Schumann.
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