Lloyd Moss Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of holographs, typescripts, correspondence, press materials, artwork, photographs, and recordings associated with the creation of Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and its subsequent performances and publications.
- Creation: 1993 - 2011
- Moss, Lloyd (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Lloyd Moss was born in Manhattan, New York on November 16, 1926. He was on course to becoming a musician when he was drafted to serve in the Korean War. There he found his true calling on the radio as an announcer on Armed Forces Radio. Eventually, he ended up at WQXR, a classical station in New York. He joined the staff in 1955 and was given the afternoon music slot in 1963. He was with the station off and on over the next decade, hosting syndicated programming. He returned to full time status there in 1989 and worked until his retirement in 2006. In 1995, he published the Caldecott Honor Book, Zin! Zin! Zin!A Violin, with illustrator Marjorie Priceman. The book would be a hit, resulting in a number of orchestral performances, with the score provided by Marvin Hamlisch. Mr. Moss died of Parkinson's disease on August 3, 2013.
Information sourced from: "Lloyd Moss, 86, WQXR Host and Author." Obituary. The New York Times obitiuary. August 8, 2013.
3 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of holographs, typescripts, correspondence, press materials, artwork, photographs, and recordings associated with the creation of Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin and its subsequent performances and readings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Anne Moss.
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Genre / Form
- Lloyd Moss Papers,1993-2011
- Christopher M True
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- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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