Paul Martin papers, 1922-1944

Paul Martin's Symphony in C Minor, 1939.
Paul Martin's Symphony in C Minor, 1939. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

Primarily letters, to and from Paul Martin, many regarding the San Francisco Symphony's performance of his orchestral composition, "Elegy to an Unknown Hero, Opus 14" in November 1929. Also includes several of Mr. Martin's writings on music, the beginnings of a Symphony in C minor, an application of copyright for his "Elegy to an Unknown Hero," and the Chinese national anthem transcribed for piano.

Composer and educator Paul Martin served as principal for several Oakland, California, schools from 1902 until his retirement in 1938.


2 folders (0.05 linear feet)

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Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.