The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Elizabeth Gould Hochman Collection, 1945-1992

MSS-108

Size: 4.8 linear feet

Provenance: Received from Elizabeth G. Herrera on March 10, 1995.

Access: open

 

Collection Summary: The bulk of the collection consists of scores, with programs; posters; and other printed material making up the rest. The scores were written for brass, string, and woodwind instruments.

 

Subjects: Music, Art, Drama, and Theatre

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Jennifer Kahn Mandell, June, 1996 and Laura Micham, 1998; last updated: June 2014.


Biographical Sketch

 

Born Elizabeth Davies on March 8, 1904, Elizabeth Gould Hochman was involved with music throughout her life, first as a performer and later as a composer. She began composing when she was 45 years old prompted by displeasure with the experimental compositions prevalent in the 1950's that she characterized as formulaic.

 

Gould Hochman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from the University of Michigan in 1926. She married twice, first to local attorney George Gould and later to author/playwright Eugene J. Hochman.

 

During the course of her composing career, Gould Hochman produced an eclectic body of works, ranging from student pieces for the piano to fully orchestrated comic opera. She won numerous international music competitions, and taught music for many years.

 

Elizabeth Gould Hochman died in Toledo in February, 1995. 

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The collection consists almost entirely of sheet music and published scores all composed by Gould Hochman from ca. 1951 to 1991. The materials are primarily arranged chronologically according to publication date of each piece of music. The only other item in the collection is an audio cassette tape of Elizabeth Gould Hochman teaching K. Dani Bolovan a final piano lesson before 1987 Musicale TMA Recital. (piece: Mozart Fantasia)

 

ADDITION:

 

ACC 98-12

Elizabeth Gould Hochman Papers, MSS-108

 

Box 5, Folder 12: audio cassette tape of Elizabeth Gould Hochman teaching K. Dani Bolovan a final piano lesson before 1987 Musicale TMA Recital. (piece: Mozart Fantasia)