German-American conductor, pianist, accompanist and voice coach Kurt Sober was born on May 15, 1899 in Hildesheim, Germany. Sober left Germany in 1933 for Italy and emigrated to the United States in 1941. The collection contains correspondence, manuscript scores, photographs, puzzles and poetry dating from 1913 to 1920.
For a description of the collection, consult the finding guide in the Online Archive of California (OAC). A paper copy of the finding guide is also available in the Special Collections Reading Room.