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Abstract Bainum worked as a high school and junior college band instructor before becoming a professor of music, Director of Bands, and Director of the glee clubs at Northwestern University in 1926. Bainum retired in 1953. The Glenn Cliffe Bainum Papers fill twenty-seven boxes and span Bainum's life, with the bulk of the papers dating between the 1930s and the 1960s. Most of the materials in this collection consist of correspondence, records and photographs from Bainum's professional life after he...
Abstract John Walter Beattie served as the Dean of the School of Music at Northwestern from 1934 until his retirement in 1951. The John Walter Beattie Papers are arranged in five main categories: biographical material; correspondence; material related to American Singer; a collection of songs and the related correspondence; and his writings. And addition contains correspondence and concert programs accumulated by Beattie.
Abstract Grigg Fountain joined the faculty of Northwestern University's School of Music as professor of Organ and church music in 1961. The Grigg Fountain papers fill one half-size archival box and date from 1961-1986. The bulk of the Papers consist of correspondence, both personal and professional covering the years 1961-73. Also included are one folder each of biographical materials and Northwestern press releases regarding Fountain's music career.
Abstract The papers of George Howerton (professor and Dean of Music at Northwestern University), filling nine boxes, illuminate Howerton's life, career and interests. While the entirety of the collection ranges from 1923 to 1999, the bulk of the content lies between 1935 and 1971. The Papers fall into six general categories: 1) biographical information, 2) teaching materials, 3) programs and concert information, 4) information on clinics and festivals and programs from these occasions, 5) presentation...
Dates: 1923 - 1999; Other: Majority of material found within 1935 - 1971
Abstract Composer and music professor M. William Karlins came to Northwestern as an Associate Professor of Theory and Composition, and in 1973, he was appointed a full Professor. He was also the director of the Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble from 1967 until his retirement in August 2001. The M. William Karlins Papers fill 12 boxes and consist almost exclusively of his musical works. The material spans the period 1953 to 2004, with the bulk of the materials dating between 1957 and...
Abstract In 1953 Northwestern University's School of Music hired Dorothy Lane, thereby introducing the harpsichord as an area of music studies at Northwestern. Lane later became part-time Associate Professor (1954), full-time Associate Professor (1964), Professor (1978), and Professor Emeritus (1979). The Dorothy Lane Papers consist of five folders of biographical, publicity, correspondence, and student files dating from 1936 to 1994.
Abstract The Music School Deans Records fill three archival boxes and span the years 1923-1936. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence and documents relating to the administration of the School of Music. Though a small collection, these records encapsulate a formative period in the history of the music school. Many of the records touch on critical topics from the Beecher’s administration and the early administration of Beattie, with a few records from the Lutkin years. The records are divided...
Abstract The National High School Music Institute was one of seven divisions of Northwestern University’s National High School Institute. The Records of the National High School Music Institute comprise four boxes of photographs, publications, audio recordings and promotional materials.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Music professor and bandleader John Phillip Paynter, named for John Phillip Sousa, began his musical studies at Northwestern, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1950 and a Master's in Theory and Composition in 1951. Upon graduation, Paynter joined NU's faculty as the Director of the Marching Band. During his career at Northwestern, Paynter taught classes in band music, conducting, and arranging. The John P. Paynter Collection consists of six series titled Biographical Materials,...
Dates: 1923 - 2013
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.
Dates: 1922 - 1959
Abstract This series, comprising one bound volume, includes two main categories of records: a list of graduates of Northwestern University's Department of Music from 1892 through 1895, and a yearly record of Music course grades for students enrolled in the School of Music from 1895/1896 through 1912/1913. Additionally, the volume includes a list of Music students and their course grades for the Summer Session of 1913/1914.
Abstract The Music School Student Files fill 49 record cartons and span the dates 1916-1960, with the bulk of the records dating from the late 1920s to the late 1940s. Records mostly consist of correspondence with students before and after their attendance at the School of Music. Many folders contain requests for transcripts of the student's coursework at Northwestern University, as well as transcripts from institutions the student attended prior to Northwestern that were part of his or her application...
Dates: 1916 - 1960; Other: Majority of material found within 1925 - 1949
Abstract The School of Music registration records consist of 27 bound volumes of an early registration form and three boxes of later registration statistics. The earlier form is the actual registration sheet for each student, providing name, address, classes and charges for each semester. The later records provide an overall registration summary and list students' names and addresses alphabetically under each Music School category: Applied Music, Theory & Composition, Public School Music, special...
- Subject: Music--Instruction and study X
- Music--Instruction and study 12
- Band directors 2
- Grading and marking (Students)--Illinois--Evanston 2
- American singer 1
- Composers--United States--20th century 1
- Evanston (Ill.) 1
- Harpsichordists 1
- Marching bands 1
- Music--Manuscripts--United States--Catalogs 1
- Organists 1
- School music--Instruction and study 1
- Summer schools 1 ∧ less
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Music 9
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 4
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Music--Students 4
- Bainum, Glenn Cliffe 1
- Beattie, John W. (John Walter), 1885-1962 1