Composer and violinist Antoni Van der Voort emigrated to the United States shortly before World War I from Haarlem, the Netherlands. He lived in Santa Barbara teaching music, composing and playing in local orchestras until his death in 1952. The collection contains his music manuscripts including his Sinfonietta, which won the 1942 Composition Prize from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
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.