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Mana-Zucca Collection

 Collection — Container: 102 Boxes
Identifier: SPC7005

Scope and Contents

The Mana-Zucca Collection contains the works, personal papers, photograph albums, scrapbooks, handwritten music and compositions of the American actress, singer, pianist and composer Augusta Zuckerman. She was a child prodigy who began composing at an early age and traveled the world, first performing the works of famous composers and later writing her own musical compositions. This collection is comprised of eight series, spanning over 100 boxes is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Department at Florida International University.

Dates

  • Other: 1912 - 1989

Creator

Conditions of Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement: https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/

Special Collections & University Archives provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. FIU Special Collections will provide all available information about the copyright holder of materials found in our collections.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Manna-Zucca, whose birth name was Gizella Zuccamanof, was born on December 25, 1885, in New York City, United States. The daughter of Polish immigrants, she possessed an early aptitude for the piano, and was quickly recognized as a child prodigy. As early as age seven, she began learning proficient use of the piano at the New York College of Music by pianist Alexander Lambert. At age eight, she made her piano debut at the New York Symphony Orchestra. Early on, she studied and toured Europe with such composers as Leopold Godowsky, Ferruccio Busoni, and Herman Spielter. Throughout her career, she composed 366 piano pieces entitled “My Musical Calendar.” The University of Miami awarded Manna-Zucca with an honorary doctorate degree in Music on May 19, 1974. She passed away in her home in Miami, Florida, on March 11, 1981.

Extent

102 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Mana-Zucca Collection contains the works, personal papers, photograph albums, scrapbooks, handwritten music and compositions of the American actress, singer, pianist and composer Augusta Zuckerman. This collection is comprised of eight series, spanning over 100 boxes is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Department at Florida International University.

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Creator

Source

Title
Mana-Zucca Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Contact:
Green Library
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