The purpose of this thesis was to bring to light as much of the music as possible, all the performers that could be recorded, and sufficient audience reaction to indicate the musical preferences of the area in order to provide an accurate, detailed account of the early years in the Salt Lake Theatre, 1862 - 1870. There was also the desire to present these things in such a way that they would be reliable, factual, complete, and still, if possible, interesting. An attempt was made to capture the spirit of the times, to make the characters "live," to transport the reader back to those early pioneering times in the theatre.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Morris, Alfred S., "Music History of the Salt Lake Theatre, the Formative Years: 1862-1870" (1957). All Theses and Dissertations. 4962.
Salt Lake Theatre, History, Music, Utah