Oral Histories

Interview of Max Harrell

UCLA graduate student in ethnomusicology. Performer of Javanese music and director of the UCLA Balinese ensemble.
Institute of Ethnomusicology, 1961-1974
UCLA Institute of Ethnomusicology, 1961-1974
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Research Centers and Programs
Biographical Note:
UCLA graduate student in ethnomusicology. Performer of Javanese music and director of the UCLA Balinese ensemble.
Miller, Dustin
Harrell, Max
Persons Present:
Miller and Harrell.
Place Conducted:
Office of the Institute of Ethnomusicology in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Dustin Miller, Gold Shield Intern, UCLA Oral History Program; B.S., Political Science, UC Berkeley; M.L.S., UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Processing of Interview:
Dustin Miller edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcripts of theinterviews against the original tape recordings and edited for spelling, punctuation, paragraphing and the verification of proper nouns. Words and phrases inserted for clarity by the editor have been bracketed. Mantle Hood's book, The Ethnomusicologist (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971), and the card catalogs in the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive were used as authoritative sources for spellings of all non-Western names. Harrell reviewed and approved of the edited transcripts.Richard Candida Smith, principal editor, reviewed the transcript and wrote the introductory biographical summaries. George Hodak, editorial assistant, prepared the index, table of contents, and interview history.
1.5 hrs.
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Series Statement:
This series documents the history of UCLA's Institute of Ethnomusicology, which was founded in 1961 and dissolved in 1974.
Max Harrell: Work as a museum scientist; building the instrument collection at the institute; repairing damaged instruments; problems in shipment and storage of instruments; Japanese and Chinese instruments in the institute; the institute's collection of Indian and Persian instruments.