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Albrecio DeCaprio papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H-Mss-0259

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The DeCaprio papers contain manuscript copies of his musical scores, his business papers, photos, and many newspaper clippings regarding DeCaprio's musical career. The collection relates to the history of Southern California through his involvement with the popular city bands.


  • 1897-1943


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Biography of Alberico DeCaprio

Alberico DeCaprio immigrated from Italy to America in 1886. He played in several bands throughout the country before moving to the West coast, living and working mainly in Oregon and California. DeCaprio is a musician known for playing the trombone and euphonium, conducting numerous bands, and composing musical scores. In California he led the Pomona City Band for 16 years and the LA Gas and Electric Band for seven years. He also worked as a musical instructor.


6 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection contains original handwritten sheet music, a small amount of published sheet music, newspaper clippings and personal papers of Alberico DeCaprio.

Series Arrangement

Series 1, Music

subseries 1.1, Marches Quarto

subseries 1.2, Dances Quarto

subseries 1.3, Songs Quarto

subseries 1.4, Other Compostions Quarto

subseries 1.5, Intermezzos Quarto

subseries 1.6, Co-Authored Quarto

subseries 1.7, Arrangements Quarto

subseries 1.8, No Author Quarto

subseries 1.9, Marches Octavo

subseries 1.10, Dances Octavo

subseries 1.11, Songs Octavo

subseries 1.12, Arrangements Octavo

subseries 1.13, Intermezzo Octavo

subseries 1.14, March Sized

subseries 1.15, Published

Series 2, Photos and Posters

Series 3, Scrapbooks and News Clippings

Series 4, Business Papers, Biographical Information

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Donation from Kurt Belfis, 2005..


No addition to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

(5 boxes and 1 oversized box)

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Neena Cannon

Guide to the Albrecio DeCaprio Papers
Finding aid created by Neeka Cannon
July 20, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States