The Maurice Abravanel papers contains biographical materials, interview transcripts, personal and professional correspondence, meeting minutes, budgets, contracts, and administrative files of the Utah Symphony, performance programs, agendas, reports, meeting minutes, and correspondence of local and national arts organizations. Also contains clippings, awards, musical scores, and personal memorabilia. Abravanel was a noted composer and conductor. He served as music director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra from 1947 to 1979.
The Charles Shepherd papers consist of clippings, photographs, programs, and reviews originally in scrapbooks detailing Shepherd's professional music career as a pianist, conductor and piano teacher. Includes a monograph on the history of theater in Utah by Horace G. Whitney. Charles Shepherd was a Utah pianist and conductor of the Salt Lake Philharmonic Orchestra, 1919-1927.