The John P. Paynter Biographical Materials consist of biographical data, obituaries, Northwestern press releases, newspaper clippings and correspondence.
The biographical folder includes Paynter's Northwestern faculty bios, the Music School Faculty Information Guide from Paynter's final year at NU, and the 1979 issue of The Instrumentalist, which featured Paynter.
Programs from the memorial services held for Paynter and the issue of The Instrumentalist that memorialized Paynter are included in the obituaries folder.
The press releases and newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically and are related to Paynter's work at Northwestern, the Northshore Concert Band and guest conducting appearances.
The correspondence dates from 1950 to 1951, when Paynter handled Glenn Cliffe Bainum's administrative correspondence while Bainum was ill.