The Lorenzo Viola Papers documents the career of Italian immigrant and Long Island music teacher Lorenzo (“Renzo”) Viola, from his birth in 1889 in Bagheria, Sicily, to his death in 1976. The period after the Renzo Viola Music Studio was opened in 1947 in Lindenhurst, New York, is particularly well documented. The bulk of the materials concern his work as a composer and music teacher, including musical compositions, concert programs. The collection also contains vital information about Viola and his immediate family members.
Series I: General Papers
Series II: Material on Musical Classes
Series III: Miscellaneous Items
Series IV: Musical Compositions