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Music -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 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scores, biographical sketches, photographs, sound recordings, clippings, reviews, programs, and other published or unpublished materials created by, or collected as pertaining to, composers, lyricists, or arrangers presently or formerly resident in Arkansas, or by others whose works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

Arkansas Rock Band Memorabilia: A Good Fight, the Plaid Jackets, and Specialty

Identifier: MC 2073
Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of memorabilia from three Arkansas bands. Memorabilia includes a t-shirt, pins, and an autographed poster.

Dates: circa 2006-2013

Arkansas Traveler Music and Dialogue

Identifier: MC 50
Scope and Content Note

[Mimeographed] musical score for cornet and typed dialogue to go with The Arkansas Traveler.

Dates: undated

T. H. Ferguson Bluegrass Recordings

Identifier: MC 2520
Content Description

30 audio cassette tape recordings of bluegrass music, primarily of pick-up sessions at bluegrass festivals and events in Mountain View, Arkansas. The recordings were made by T. H. Ferguson. Artists featured on the recordings include Art Galbraith, Mark O’Connor, Buddy Spicher, Benny Martin, the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, Chubby Wise, Bob Bowen, and Wayne Massengale.

Dates: circa 1975-1981

Jim Greeson Collection

Identifier: MC 842
Scope and Content Note

Form letter by Henry Tovey to members of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association, clippings of Laurence Powell's "Chats About the Great Composers," and three scores by Powell: "Monogram," "The Little Stranger," and "The Sewing Machine."

Dates: circa 1920s-1939

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 Gospel Music Research Files and Song Books

Identifier: MS H886g 207
Scope and Content Note Twenty-seven files of correspondence, clippings, literary manuscripts, notes, music scores and other published or unpublished materials created, received, or collected by researcher Hudgins, pertaining to shaped note singing and to 19th- and 20th-century Southern evangelical hymnody, especially as regards composers, lyricists, and publishers born in or resident in Arkansas and specifically as regards the National Gospel Singing Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1971; together with 155...
Dates: 1864-1974; Majority of material found within 1965-1972

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

Donald James Musical Score

Identifier: MC 2526
Content Description

"Arkansas" score by Donald James. Signature edition, 5/100.

Dates: 1987

Mudcat's Dixie Dirt Review Videocassette

Identifier: MC 881
Scope and Content Note

Video recording of a live performance held on June 19, 1980 by Mudcat's Dixie Dirt Review at the UARK theater on Dickson Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Performers led by Michael Acklin.

Dates: 1980

North Arkansas Symphony Society Records

Identifier: MC 1575
Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection follow a span of time from the 1984-2004 seasons of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. The content contains the North Arkansas Symphony Society’s financial records, minutes of meetings, promotional and fundraising materials, organizational planning documents, and general correspondence. The collection also holds the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Concert Season Programs and Music Festival of Arkansas materials.

Dates: 1982 – 2004

Opera in the Ozarks/Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Records

Identifier: MC 1949
Scope and Content Note The collection covers materials pertaining to the formation, organization, and operational and financial management of the Opera in the Ozarks / Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and its season productions and camps, from the time of its formation in 1950 through 2016. Materials were collected over time by the various operational directors and artistic directors and staff at the Colony and by members of the governing boards. Notable among these are Henry...
Dates: 1885-2016; 1948-2014

ORFEO Production at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Materials

Identifier: MC 1775
Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence regarding the management of the production, photographs, and audio reel to reel tapes of the performance.

Audiovisual materials digitized by Media Preserve in July 2018 are available to researchers as .mp3 access copies; Special Collections also holds .wav preservation files.

Dates: 1973-1974

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

Florence Price Moods, for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano Scores

Identifier: MC 2676
Scope and Contents

The collection contains two manuscript scores of Florence Price's Moods, for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano; one is a full score, and the other is the piano part. The inner cover of the full score is inscribed “To Lillian Poenisch, with my high esteem for her writing. Florence B. Price.”

Dates: circa 1953

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

Trout Fishing in America Records

Identifier: MC 1892
Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, correspondence, festival and concert materials, musical recordings, press coverage, promotional materials, and other records documenting the band Trout Fishing in America. Some materials relate to the band's brief work under the name Pavlov's Band, as well as to the band Wheatfield (previously known as St. Elmo's Fire), which Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet were members of before forming Trout Fishing in America.

Dates: 1976-2021

Warren Musical Coterie Records

Identifier: MC 1229
Scope and Content Note

The records consist of two scrapbooks with yearbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs. They also contain the National Federation of Music Clubs' publications and letters, yearbooks of Monticello Melody Club (1936-1937), Monticello Music Club (1936-1937), and Pine Bluff Musical Coterie (1937-1938), and other papers.

Dates: 1933-1960

Warren Quartet Materials

Identifier: MC 1752
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection include a brief history written by Richard "Bruff" Hudson, the nephew of the Williams' and the son of a member of the Warren Quartet, a copy of a newspaper article featuring Burgess Williams' exemplary service in the Army during WWII, and a CD recording of the Warren Quartet's music. Recordings on the CD are: Track 1 "Rockaway Troubles," Track 2 "Peace Like A River," Track 3 "You Hold The Keys," Track 4 "Someone Who Cares," Track 5 "Rock Of Ages," Track 6...
Dates: 1938 - 2007