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Henri Lazarof Collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02737

Scope and Contents

The Henri Lazarof papers consist of recordings, manuscripts, professional and personal papers, programs, scores, photographs, and other materials related to Henri Lazarof’s life and career as a contemporary composer. The collection documents Lazarof’s work and creative process as he composed more than 150 works of music. Lazarof was a professor of music at UCLA and a lifelong supporter of the arts, and this collection contains records of these aspects of his life. Additionally, the collection features programs, correspondence, and other records related to performances and recordings of his works. While materials span his entire life (1932-2013), the bulk of the records are concentrated in the 1960s-2000s, when he was most professionally active. For details, see the series-level descriptions.


  • Creation: circa 1932 - 2016
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1955 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


50 Linear Feet (92 boxes)

Language of Materials



Arranged in seven series: 1. Recordings, 1957-2011; 2. Manuscripts, 1951-2011; 3. Professional Papers, 1955-2015; 4. Personal Papers, 1957-2014; 5. Published and Event-Related Materials, 1922-2016; 6. Photographs and Art, 1925-2012; and 7. Realia, circa 1940-1979, undated. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the JHL Foundation in July of 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Cecil Greenstreet, 2020


Henri Lazarof papers
Cecil Greenstreet
2020 December 09
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections