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Florence Beatrice Smith Price Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 988

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Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence of Price and of her daughter, Florence Price Robinson, diary fragments, programs, and photographs. In addition there are the research files of Mary Dengler Hudgins on Price. The papers also include musical scores. These are arranged according to keyboard, voice, string, and symphonic works.

Dates

  • 1906-1975

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: Copying of Florence Price material may be made for research and single use only. No material from Series II may be published or performed without permission of the copyright holder. For information contact:

Will Adams, Wise Music

G. Schirmer, Inc.

1247 6th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: will.adams@wisemusic.com

Phone: (310) 393-9900

No Interlibrary Loan

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) was born April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She studied composition and organ at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and afterwards taught in the music departments at Shorter College in Arkansas (1906-1910), and Clark University in Georgia (1910-1912). Among her most famous compositions is the Symphony in E Minor which won the Wanamaker Prize in 1931. Price died on June 3, 1953 of a stroke in Chicago, Illinois. For further information see Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (7th ed) p. 1816, and Who's Who in Colored America (5th ed) p. 423.

Extent

4.2 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged and described in two series:
  1. Series 1. Correspondence, Diary Fragments, Programs, Other Papers, and Photographs
  2. Series 2. Musical Scores
  3. Series 2. Subseries 1. Keyboard
  4. Series 2. Subseries 2. Voice
  5. Series 2. Subseries 3. Strings
  6. Series 2. Subseries 4. Orchestral Scores, Instrumental Parts, and Band Arrangement

Acquisition Information

Florence Price Robinson, daughter of Florence Price, donated her mother's papers to Special Collections in 1974.

Processing Information

The papers were collected by researchers Mary Dengler Hudgins and Barbara Garvey Jackson in 1974-1975, and made available to the public at that time. In October, 1989 the Price papers were reprocessed by Norma Ortiz-Karp, and instrumental parts of the Symphony in E Minor, prepared by the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, were incorporated into the collection.

Index

The numbers given refer to box number-folder number-item number (item number when applicable).
Adoration
2-1-1
Allegretto
2-1-2
An April Day
2-5-1
Arkansas Jitter
2-2-1
At the Cotton Gin
2-2-2
Autumn Echoes
2-2-3
Bayou Dance
2-2-4
Brownies on the Seashore
2-2-5
Bruno, The Bear
2-7-1
Climbing the Mountain
2-2-6
Cotton Dance
2-2-7
Dance of the Cotton Blossoms
2-2-8
Dances in the Canebrakes
2-3-1
The Deserted Garden
2-10-1
Dreaming Town
2-5-2
Elfentanz
2-10-2
The Envious Wren
2-5-3
Fantasy in Purple
2-5-4
Five Folksongs in Counter Point
2-11
Forever
2-5-5
The Froggie and the Rabbit
2-3-2
The Goblin and the Mosquito
2-3-3
Golden Corn Tassles
2-3-4
Hoe Cake
2-4-9
The Hour Glass (originally Sandman)
2-1-3
I am Bound for the Kingdom
2-5-6
I'm working on my Building
2-5-6
Impromptu for Organ
2-1-4
Little Melody
2-1-5
Little Pieces on Black Keys
2-3-5
Little Pieces on White Keys
2-3-6
Love-in-a-Mist
2-5-7
Lovely Winter Day
2-7-5
Mississippi River
3-2
The Moo-cow, Fido, and Kitty
2-7-2
The Moon bridge
2-8-1
My Soul's Been Anchored in de Lord
2-8-2
Nature's Magic
2-8-3
The New Moon
2-8-4
Night
2-5-8
Nightfall
2-6-1
Nod
2-9-1
Nodding Poppies (originally A Field of Waving Grain)
2-3-7
The Old Boatman
2-3-8
On Higher Ground
2-4-1
On the Playground
2-7-3
Out of the South Blew a Soft Sweet Wind
2-6-2
Pittance
2-6-3
A Pleasant Thought
2-1-6
Poem of Praise
2-8-5
Resignation
2-9-2
Retrospection (originally An Elf on a Moonbeam)
2-1-7
Rocking Chair
2-4-2
The Sea Swallow
2-4-4
Sonata in e minor
2-4-3
Song for Snow
2-8-6
Songs to the Dark Virgin
2-6-5
Strong Men, Forward!
2-4-5
Suite No.1
2-1-8
Suite of Dances
3-1
Symphony in E minor
3-5 to 5-7
Symphony Orchestra score
3-5
Symphony Instrumental Parts
3-6 to 5-7
Symphony No. 2 in G Minor
3-3
Symphony No. 3
3-4
They Lie, They Lie
2-6-6
Three Negro Dances (inc. Rabbit Foot Hoe Cake, Ticklin' Toes)
5-8
To My Little Son
2-6-7
Up and Down the Stairs (or Ladder)
2-4-6
Violin Concerto No. 2
2-12
The Waltzing Fairy
2-4-6
Were you There When They Crucified my Lord
2-4-8
Winter Must Come
2-7-4
Witch of the Meadow
2-8-7
Title
Florence Beatrice Smith Price Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Mary Dengler Hudgins and Barbara Garvey Jackson
Date
1974-1975,
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
479-575-5577