Massachusetts Historical Society
Drum book kept by Benjamin Clark of Abington, Mass. in 1797 recording drum beats for various songs. A few blank pages of the drum book were used by Lyman J. Clark of Royalston, Mass. in 1857 as an account book and penmanship practice book, 1857
University of Virginia
The collection contains bills and receipts of Hugh Carr, an indenture, 1868, as a sharecropper, and one, 1875, as a farm manager. The papers of his daughter Mary Louise Elizabeth Carr Greer and her husband Conley Greer include correspondence with students and each other, as well as music, clippings, and the first yearbook of the Albemarle Training School, "Ayteesse," 1948
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, student papers, music scores, press books, bibliographies, scrapbooks, lectures, articles, notebooks, clippings, and photos; together with Cavanaugh's doctoral dissertation for the University of Michigan, The Anthems in Musica Deo Sacra by Thomas Tomkins. Topics include music history, musicology, ethnomusicology, Hope College Chapel Choir, and Kirtland's warbler
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Chiefly incoming and outgoing correspondence of the children of Charles J. and Helen Murphy, of Orr, N.D., relating to family matters and the Murphy farm, located near Niagara, Grand Forks County, N.D. Family members represented include Sister Ellen Murphy, teacher at College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn.; Tim Murphy, stationed at various air bases in Texas during World War II; and Colleen (Murphy) Majors, music instructor at College of St. Catherine, and her husband, Francis Majors, who later resided in Minot, N.D.
Indiana University - Archives of Traditional Music
Over half of this collection is devoted to Cantonese puppet operas (many with Hakka string puppets) and related interviews. The other half includes Cantonese opera (human), Peking and Ch'iao Chiu opera, ceremonial music (including a Chinese Buddhist ceremony), workmen's cries, erh hu performances and lessons, drum music and zither music, other interviews, and concert performances by the New Asia Chinese Music Society of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Amherst College
Bigelow, Professor of Music at Amherst College, was a lifetime native of Amherst. Born in 1867, he attended Amherst High School and then Amherst College, graduating in 1889. He showed early musical talent as first tenor in Amherst's Glee Club, and continued to study music from 1889 to 1890 in Worcester under Edward L. Summer and Ivan Morkowski; from 1890 to 1894 in Berlin and Düsseldorf; and in 1898 in Paris and London, eventually learning under Stockhausen, Rest, Hriglia, and Buths. Between 1894 and 1898 he returned to Amherst College and was hired as an instructor; in 1901 he became associate professor and in 1906 a full professor. Returning to Berlin in 1908, he met his soon to be wife, Jane Ball. They were married September 7th, 1909, in Amherst. Their first child, Mary, was born in 1910, and a second daughter Ruth followed in 1912. Among Professor Bigelow's published works are Amherst College Songs, which he compiled and edited in 1926. The Bigelow family resided at 2 Orchard ... Read More
Minnesota State University, Moorhead - Livingston Lord Library
Correspondence, photographs, brochures, and scrapbook of local music store -- Includes correspondence and brochures of band clinics held at the store each year for local schools and bands
Massachusetts Historical Society
Horticulturist and resident of Wellesley, Mass. Letters received by Shaw and his wife from their children in Paris, containing news of their personal and professional activities. The children include Francis George Shaw, who was engaged in the harvesting machinery business; Isabel Pelham Shaw, who was studying piano under Harold Bauer; and Thomas Mott Shaw, an artist who was studying architecture at the Beaux Arts. Also includes an account book of architectural commissions of Shaw, architect, in association with his brother Robert Gould Shaw (1850-1931); and diaries and sketchbooks kept by Shaw and his wife Emily Mott Shaw during a fishing trip to Nova Scotia in 1890-91
Massachusetts Historical Society
Drum book containing instructions for beating, number of rolls and marching tunes kept by an unknown drummer, ca. 1778, possibly used by a fife and drum corps during the Revolutionary War. Includes Revolutionary War era marching tunes
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Business correspondence, memos, lecture notes, music books, posters, clippings, photos, and other material, relating to Hauck's career as a piano teacher and her activities as state supervisor of music, Pennsylvania Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (1937-1942), organizer of folk festivals for Dauphin County (1935-1961), and as director of USO program services at Fort Indiantown Gap (1943-1946). WPA materials contain original drawings by Pennsylvania artist Edward C. Michener and posters by other artists of the Federal Art Project


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