The Colburn School Awarded Federal Grant to Preserve Archives of Music Pioneer, Dachau Survivor Herbert Zipper

Grant Aligns With the School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices Focused on Composers Whose Careers and Lives Were Cut Short by the Nazi Regime

Media Kit: Herbert and Trudl Zipper Archives 

Los Angeles, CA (Monday, January 23, 2023) As Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, The Colburn School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious Save America’s Treasures grant to preserve and digitize the Herbert and Trudl Zipper Archive at Colburn. Herbert Zipper, for whom Colburn’s Zipper Hall is named, was a pioneer of the community music movement and had a deep commitment that every student should be able to participate in the performing arts. Importantly, the Zipper Archives include Herbert Zipper’s handwritten letters describing his experience at Dachau concentration camp, letters he received from his family while he was imprisoned there, identification papers from the Nazi regime, original manuscripts, photographs, extensive audiovisual materials, objects and art from his exile and travels around the world during his 92-year life.