Louise Steiner Elian papers

Louise Steiner Elian papers

Dates: 1919-1986

The Louise Steiner Elian papers consist of photographs, letters, programs, music, sound recordings, motion pictures, and personal memorabilia that document both the life of Elian, her husband Max Steiner, and their son Ronald Steiner.

  • Extent: 7 cartons (7 linear ft.). -- 4 oversize boxes (13.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Steiner, Louise Eleanor, 1906
  • Call Number: MSS 2166
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU Film Music Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Materials available by permission of the curator.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in four series: 1. Louise Steiner Elian assorted papers, undated; 2. Louise Steiner Elian home movies, undated; 3. Louise Steiner Elian phonographs, undated; and 4. Louise Steiner Elian restoration prints of home movies, undated.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Louise Steiner Elian papers must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2166; Louise Steiner Elian papers; Film Music Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2166, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Louise Steiner Elian.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Louise Steiner Elian.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2166.xml
Subject Terms
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971; Steiner, Ronald; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.); Motion picture music; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Letters; Motion pictures; Photographs; Programs; Scrapbooks; Sound recordings
Processing Information
Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 2002.
Appraisal Information
Film Music Archives. Documents the history of music composed and recorded for motion pictures.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Elian (Louise Steiner) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James V. D'arc and John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:49-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Louise Steiner made a career for herself as a harp soloist. She was married to film composer Max Steiner.

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