Zoellner Family Collection of Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Papers
Joseph Zollner was born in 1862 in Brooklyn, N.Y.; studied in Germany and N.Y., and established a reputation as a pianist and violinist; formed the Zoellner Quartet in 1903 in Brooklyn with his three children: Antoinette, Amandus, and Joseph, Jr.; they lived in Stockton, Calif. from 1903-6, where Joseph had a music store, and from 1906-12 toured and studied in Europe; returned to the U.S. in 1919, and settled in Los Angeles, where the four founded the Zoellner Conservatory of Music in 1922; Joseph, Sr. died in 1950, but the school continued, while Joseph, Jr. formed another quartet which toured the U.S. throughout the 1950s.
Collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, miscellaneous documents, posters, programs, brochures, essays, and memorabilia relating to the Zoellner Quartet and Zoellner family of musicians.
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