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Composers -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas Music Collection

Identifier: MS R245
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, notes, lists, musical scores, biographical sketches, photographs, sound recordings, clippings, reviews, programs, and other published or unpublished materials created by, or collected as pertaining to, composers, lyricists, or arrangers presently or formerly resident in Arkansas, or by others whose works are generically, thematically, or otherwise associated with Arkansas. Series 1: 127 pieces of correspondence, 1976-1979, between James R. Pebworth and composers...
Dates: circa 1972-1983

Mary Dengler Hudgins Arkansas Literature and Music Correspondence

Identifier: MS H886a
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, largely from authors and composers, to Ms. Hudgins, pertaining primarily to her interests in Arkansas-related music and literature, together with a few documents, largely of a historical nature, relating principally to James Henderson Berry, Charles Hillman Brough, William Jennings Bryan, John Joseph Pershing, and Albert Pike. File 1 contains correspondence concerning books by or about Raymond Franklin Da Boll, including reviews of Recollections of...
Dates: 1850-1979; Majority of material found within 1930-1978

Mary Dengler Hudgins Research Files

Identifier: MS H886
Scope and Content Note Correspondence; literary manuscripts; notes; musical scores; lists and bibliographies; newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed material; photographs; scrapbooks; and other materials principally collected but in part created by Hudgins and pertaining or relating to her interests in: Arkansas-related music, literature, composers, writers, and performing artists, especially Laurence Powell, Scott Joplin, Charles Joseph Finger and Fay Templeton; Charles Cutter's ...
Dates: 1861-1978; Majority of material found within 1930-1948, 1965-1975

Barbara G. Jackson Research Materials

Identifier: MC 771
Scope and Content Note

Materials include a research file pertaining to Arkansas African-American composers William Grant Still, Florence Price, and Scott Joplin. In addition, the collection contains materials and newspaper clippings concerning music related events and groups at the University of Arkansas.

Dates: 1945-2019

Scott Joplin Materials

Identifier: MS J747
Scope and Content Note

Facsimile edition, ca 1944, of Joplin's opera Treemonisha (originally published in New York, 1911); together with related clippings, articles, and other material. 17 items.

Dates: ca 1944-1975

Conlon Nancarrow Oral History Interview

Identifier: MC 490
Scope and Content Note

Oral history interview of Conlon Nancarrow and slides taken by James Greeson at Mexico City, July 23, 1983. Interview conducted by Greeson during a visit to the Nancarrow home in Mexico City. Slides are views of Nancarrow, his studio, and his home. 5 audiocassettes and 50 color slides.

Dates: 1983

Laurence Powell Materials

Identifier: MC 2523
Content Description

Sheet music and copyright registration for "Whispering Spiders: A Song for Medium Voice," with music by Laurence Powell and lyrics by Powell's grandson, Thomas Zoe; partial typescript (54 pages) of memoir by Laurence Powell, beginning with his childhood and extending to his job offer from the University of Arkansas in 1926; photograph of Laurence Powell with his wife and children.

Dates: circa 1937-1994

Laurence Powell Music Scores

Identifier: MS P87

The collection consists of the muscial compositions of Laurence Powell.

Dates: 1920 - 1973

Florence Beatrice Smith Price Collection

Identifier: MC 988
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence of Price and of her daughter, Florence Price Robinson, diary fragments, programs, photographs and microfilm. 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

Florence Beatrice Smith Price Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 988a
Scope and Content Note Materials pertain to both personal and professional aspects of Florence Price's life. Personal materials include correspondence and event announcements. Music programs include concerts sponsored by the Musicians Club of Women which featured Price's composition, Four Negro Songs in Counterpoint and the National Association of Negro Musicians' "Honor Night Program" which introduced Price's Concerto in One Movement. The...
Dates: 1904-1957; Majority of material found within 1905-1953

Florence Beatrice Smith Price Papers Second Addendum

Identifier: MC 988b
Scope and Content Note

Materials pertain to both the personal and professional aspects of Florence Price's life. Materials include correspondence, event announcements, music programs, and a wide array of musical compositions. The papers also include remnants of an early literary manuscript wriiten by Price.

Dates: circa 1904-1957

Florence Price Collection

Identifier: MC 2618
Content Description

The collection contains materials, primarily published and unpublished sheet music, created and collected by composer Florence Price. Also included are a memo book, course notes, and a course notebook that belonged to Price; thirteen family photographs; and a manuscript draft of a novel, Maudelle: A Novel Founded on Facts Gathered from Living Witnesses, written by Price's father, James H. Smith.

Dates: circa 1895-1955

William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers

Identifier: MC 1125
Scope and Content Note The careers of William Grant Still and Verna Arvey were far-reaching as they related to not only the emerging status of African-Americans in classical music, but also as they related to United States social history, race relations and politics. The William Grant Still and Verna Arvey collection contains materials that span the 20th century, and it serves as a rare testament to a period of time in which little documentation exists for African-Americans in American history. The...
Dates: 1880-1991

William Grant Still Letters

Identifier: MS St54L 187 Still
Scope and Content Note Letters and notes, largely of a personal nature, to Clara B[ernice] Kennan and Mary D[engler] Hudgins pertaining primarily to educational television programs related to the music of WGS and articles written by CBK and MDH about the composer, donation of the Still Papers to the University of Arkansas Library, and WGS's honorary degree from the University in the spring of 1971. Correspondence also refers to Arkansans John [Rowland] Cowell, Margaret Bean Jasper, [John] [Little] McClellan,...
Dates: 1950-1974

William Grant Still Materials

Identifier: MC 1797
Scope and Content Note Materials consist primarily of photocopies of files pertaining to William Grant Still, Verna Arvey, and Judith Anne Still Headlee. Materials include correspondence, music programs, sheet music, photographs, toys, magazines, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. An audiocassette featuring Still’s music includes recordings of “Afro-American Symphony,” “Danzas de Panama,” “Lennox Avenue,” “Sahdji,” and “Clap Yo’ Hans’.” Some of the toys were made by William Grant Still and Judith Anne Still...
Dates: 1922-1988