LOS ANGELES — Known for his large-scale orchestral scores for films such as “Titanic,” "Avatar," "Aliens” and “Braveheart,” James Horner’s career spanned from 1979 to 2015.
Horner won two Academy Awards for his work on James Cameron’s 1997 mega hit film “Titanic.”
Horner, an alumnus of UCLA, died in a single plane crash in 2015.
His estate donated the composer’s personal archive to UCLA Library Special Collections.
The collection, organized by UCLA alumnus Tomàs Peire Serrate and donated by Sara Nelson Horner, is valued at over $2.2 million.
The collection includes scores and orchestrations, sketches and the composer’s handwritten notes, corrections and personal ephemera. UCLA is currently processing it and it will be available to the public for research, scholarship and educational purposes.