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School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports

 Collection
Identifier: 19/2/1
The School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports comprise 17 boxes of official forms submitted to record either grades or lessons taken by School of Music students, 1922-1959. Any hand-written or typed addendum reports handed in by a teacher are also included, as well as an occasional short letter or note written about a particular student. Beginning in the Fall of 1942 the school changed from semesters to quarters, with each being called both Fall or 1st, Winter or 2nd, and Spring or 3rd quarters until Fall 1946 when they were just called Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. Summer courses were called Summer Session until 1945 when it became Summer Quarter.

The Grade Reports, in some cases, record all courses taken by music students during a given semester or quarter in both the School of Music and other schools in the university. These are not necessarily in alphabetical order, with some being in order by school and/or by course number.

The Lesson Reports are for music lessons only. These reports record how many lessons were to be given during the quarter or semester and how many were actually taken by each student. These are in alphabetical order by the instructor's last name. Lesson Reports for the Preparatory Department (i.e. high school students) are included from 1940 through 1959. There are no grade reports for preparatory students.

The following Grade Reports are missing:
  • 1st Semester, 1922-1923, and all previous
  • 1st Semester, 1937-1938
  • 2nd Semester, 1937-1938
  • Summer Session, 1938
  • 1st Semester, 1938-1939
  • 2nd Semester, 1938-1939
  • Summer Session, 1939
  • 1st Semester, 1939-1940
  • 2nd Semester, 1939-1940
  • Summer Session, 1940
  • Dates

    • 1922 - 1959

    Creator

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

    Extent

    17.00 Boxes

    Abstract

    The School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports comprise 17 boxes of official forms submitted to record either grades or lessons taken by students at Northwestern University's School of Music in the years 1922-1959. Any hand-written or typed addendum reports handed in by a teacher are included, as well as an occasional short letter or note written about a particular student.

    Arrangement

    The grade and lesson reports (including reports for the Preparatory Department) are in separate folders, interfiled in chronological order.

    Method of Acquisition

    Transferred to the University Archives from the School of Music, May 7, 1979

    Processing Information

    Margaret Teitsch, Betsy Sheets, and Elisabeth Wittman, Summer 1979
    Title
    Guide to the School of Music Grade and Lesson Reports
    Author
    Margaret Teitsch, Betsy Sheets, and Elisabeth Wittman
    Date
    01/07/1979
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard

    Repository Details

    Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

    Contact:
    Deering Library, Level 3
    1970 Campus Dr.
    Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
    847-491-3635