Finding Aid for Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections, 1911-1981 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections, 1911-1981Add to your cart.

ID: 35/3/81

Primary Creator: Dorothy E. Bowen (c. 1900-1980)

Other Creators: Haussermann, John (1909-1986), Howenstein, Marshall, Lawrence Tibbett (1896-1960), Magyar, Gabriel (1914-2011), Mickel, Jere C. (1905-1985), Smith, Carleton (d. 1984), Songs of France (ca. 1960s), Ward, Harriet B. (ca. 1900-1950), Wilkey, Lucille V.

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series 1, Small Special Collections, Series 2, Lawrence Tibbett Music and Papers, 1919-1929, and Series 3, Jere C. Mickel Scrapbook and Opera Program Collection, 1920-1970. Content of each series is arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 02/23/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Biography, Jazz, Music, School of, Radio Broadcasting

Formats/Genres: Newspaper Clippings, Photographs, Sheet music

Languages: English, French, Hungarian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of small collections of newspaper clippings, sheet music, correspondence, concert programs, biographical sketches, photographs, and radio show scripts documenting music performances by School of Music student ensembles and other nineteenth- and twentieth-century performers and composers. Of particular significance is an original published piano-vocal score of A. Dvorak's Stabat Mater with his hand-written dedication to J. Mandel-Merei.

Collection Historical Note

These small special collections were acquired by the University of Illinois Music and Performing Arts Library (formerly Music Library), a unit of the University Library, by librarians Jay Allen, William McClellan and Jean Geil. All accessions were gifted to the library. In some cases, published music was gifted to the library, cataloged and dispersed among the circulating library collection, with special collections material remaining unprocessed.

Biographical Note

Lawrence Tibbett (November 16, 1896--July 15, 1960) was an American opera singer and recording artist that also dabbled in film as a Hollywood actor and radio personality. A natural baritone, Tibbett sang with the New York Metropolitan Opera company more than 600 times between 1923 to 1950. Tibbett was known for his outstanding voice, immaculate musicianship and strong stage presence. Tibbett, along with violinist Jascha Heifetz, founded the American Guild of Musical Artists in 1936 and acted as president for 17 years. Tibbett later died plagued by severe arthritis and a severe drinking problem.

Marshall Howenstein was the second music instructor at West Lafayette High School in Indiana from 1935 to 1965. Howenstein wrote the "West Lafayette Hymn and Victory Song." Howenstein was a graduate and alum of the University of Illinois.

Lew Williams (January 12, 1934- ) was an American rockabilly singer and songwriter known as the "Cab Calloway of Rockabilly." Lew's musical tastes were influenced by a variety of musical styles, including the blues, gospel music, and jazz. Lew eventually left the music life for good in January 1959 by giving his last appearance as a performer. He focused instead on song writing and talent management.

Subject/Index Terms

Biography
Jazz
Music, School of
Radio Broadcasting

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Ca. 1970 - Dorothy Bowen papers acquired; Ca. 1985 - Hausserman papers acquired from John W. Hausserman, Jr.; 1990 - Marhall Howenstein collection acquired; Ca. 1977 - Gabriel Magyar collection acquired; Ca. 1965 - Songs of France records acquired; Ca. 1980 - Harriet Ward programs acquired; Ca. 1960 - Lucille V. Wilkey music acquired; Ca. 1970 - Lew Williams Jazz Collection acquired.

Access Restrictions: None

Use Restrictions: None

Physical Access Note: None

Technical Access Note: None

Acquisition Source: Music and Performing Arts Library

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Small Special Collections],
[Series 2: Lawrence Tibbett Music and Papers, 1919-1929],
[Series 3: Jere C. Mickel Scrapbook and Opera Program Collection, 1920-1970],
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Series 1: Small Special CollectionsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dorothy Bowen newspaper clippings, 1926-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dorothy Bowen concert programs, 1926-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dorothy Bowen photographs, 1926-1960Add to your cart.
Includes photographs of other performers signed and dedicated to Bowen.
Folder 4: John W. Hausserman biographical sketches, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Includes concert program for the Seventieth Birthday Recital of The Organ Works of John Haussermann, performed by Susan Summerfield, September 7, 1979, First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, as well as other biographical sketches and news paper clippings on the composer.
Folder 5: Marshall Howenstein collection - Maud Powell photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Marshall Howenstein collection - Maud Powell newspaper clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Marshall Howenstein collection - Maud Powell concert programs and advertisements, 1905-1907/1921/1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Marshall Howenstein collection - correspondence and photocopy of "Caprice on Dixie" as played by Maud Powell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence from Maud Powell's cousin Mabel Love to Howenstein
Folder 9: Marshall Howenstein collection - American String Teacher magazine, vol. 24, no. 4, 1974Add to your cart.
Features Maud Powell on cover, 1974
Folder 10: Marshall Howenstein Collection - Maud Powell biographical information, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gabriel Magyar collection, ca. 1900-1910Add to your cart.
Includes a photograph of J. Mandel-Merei, an autographed portrait of the violinist Amely Heller, along with Mandel-Merei correspondence, including an autographed publication of A. Dvorak's Stabat Mater dedicated to Mandel-Merei.
Folder 12: Lew Williams collection - newspaper and magazine clippings, 1948-1989Add to your cart.
Articles from New Yorker and other magazines on jazz
Folder 13: Lew Williams Collection - Star Course concert program with Duke Ellington, 1948Add to your cart.
University of Illinois Star Course program, "Duke Ellington and his Orchestra" (Jan 23 and 24, 1948)
Folder 14: Lew Williams collection - Duke Ellington Biographical information and research file, 1950-1989Add to your cart.
Includes undated copy of letter from Lew Williams to Crawford concerning loan of Ellington materials
Folder 15: Lew Williams collection - photographs of Duke Ellington and other jazz performers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Lucille V. Wilkey music, 1930-1952Add to your cart.
Contains Certificate of Copyright Registration for Wikley's "You'll Never Know;" an article entitled "Music In the Twenties" written by Wilkey; "Sentimental Songs: Words and Music by Lucille Wilkey"; and Wilkey's "Spring's Again in the Heart of Me."
Folder 17: Frank Scheibenreif Photographs, ca. 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Kitty Cheatham collection, ca. 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Lawrence King Photographs and autographed opera programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: George Reeves newspaper clipping/photgraphs, 1949-1959Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clipping from 1959 with photo of Reeves and University of Illinois violinist Homer Schmitt and autographed photograph from Ruth Ball, January 25, 1949
Folder 21: Harriet B. Ward University of Illinois Concert Program Collection (Choral Society programs), 1910-1929Add to your cart.
Programs of the Choral and Orchestral Society of the University of Illinois (formerly University of Illinois Choral Society) , J. Lawrence Erb, conductor
Folder 35: Harry Partch BMI Brochure, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 36: John Cage Newspaper Clippings, 1952-1973Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Carleton Smith Photograph and Clipping Collection, c. 1940-1990Add to your cart.
Series 2: Lawrence Tibbett Music and Papers, 1919-1929Add to your cart.
Consists of 90 items of music from Tibbett's personal library (75 published songs or other vocal works and 15 unpublished items in manuscript or various forms of photo-duplication). Many items have Tibbett's signature and/or performance annotations, with occasional indications of where or when they were performed. One item of sheet music has a handwritten inscription to Tibbett from the composer Deems Taylor. Of special note is a large photograph of Tibbett performing before an audience in San Francisco, as well as three copies of a flyer displaying Tibbett's photograph and excerpts from several frequently-performed songs.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Beethoven "Ninth Symphony" for alto, 1943Add to your cart.
Manuscript version in German and Spanish (from Cuba)
Folder 23: Frank Bridge (lyrics by Robert Bridges) "So Perverse", 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Tchaikovsky (English lyrics by Nathan Haskell Dole) "Tell me why" for mezzo-soprano or baritone, 1893Add to your cart.
In English, French and German. With Tibbett's hand-written annotations
Folder 25: Liza Lehmann (English lyrics by Edward Fitzgerald) "Myself When Young", 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 26: R. Leoncavallo (English lyrics by Henry Grafton Chapman) "Pagliacci: Prologue", 1906Add to your cart.
With hand-written annotations
Folder 27: Egidio Romoaldo Duni (Harmony by Alfred Pochon; English lyrics by Alice Mattullath) "Trois Chansons Anciennes" for Soprano, 1922Add to your cart.
In English and French
Folder 28: Chaliapine and Koeneman (English lyrics by H.M. Buck) "El Ukhnem: The Song of the Volga Boatmen" for bass or baritone, 1924Add to your cart.
In Russian, English and French. With hand-written annotations
Folder 29: David W. Guion "All Day on the Prairie: Texas Cowboy Song", 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Gladys Rich "American Lullaby" for low voice, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Jacques Wolfe (lyrics edited by Clement Wood) "Short'nin' Bread", 1928Add to your cart.
with hand-written annotations
Folder 32: Howard D. McKinney (lyrics by Nancy Byrd Tuner) "The Bagpipe Man" for range d-g, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Walter Damrosch (lyrics by Rudyard Kipling) "Danny Deever: Ballad" for Baritone and Male Chorus, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Oley Speaks (lyrics by Rudyard Kipling) "On the Road to Mandalay", 1907Add to your cart.
Also contains 1908 version for medium voice
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Schubert, Schuman and Oley Speaks, 1912/1914Add to your cart.
Franz Schubert (English lyrics by Alice Mattullath) "Night and Dreams", 1912, In German and English; R. Schuman "Traumerei", undated, For piano only, no voice; Oley Speaks (lyrics by Clinton Scollard) "Sylvia", 1914
Folder 2: Handel and Guion, 1914/1930/1928Add to your cart.
G.F. Handel (edited by Max Heinrich) "Where'er you walk" for low voice, 1914; David W. Guion "Home on the Range: Texas Cowboy Song" for low voice, 1930; G.F. Handel (arr. Arthur Somervell) "Silent Worship" for a low voice, 1928, In English and Italian
Folder 3: Hughes, Wolfe and Hely-Hutchinson, 1920/1928/1929Add to your cart.
Rupert Hughes (lyrics by Berton Braley) "The Roustabout" for medium or high voice, 1920; Jacques Wolfe (lyrics by Clement Wood) "De Glory Road", 1928; Victor Hely-Hutchinson "Old Mother Hubbard", 1929
Folder 4: Weatherly, Handel and Aikin, 1918, 1922 and 1911Add to your cart.
Fred E. Weatherly "Danny Boy : Eily Dear", 1918; Handel (lyrics by Theo Marzials) "Hear Me, Ye Winds and Waves!", 1922; W.A. Aikin (lyrics by Shakespeare) "Sigh No More", 1911
Folder 5: Wagner and Brahms, ca. 1915Add to your cart.
R. Wagner "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" for bass voice, undated, In English and German; R. Wagner "Wotan's Abschied: Wotan's Farewell", 1915, In English and German; Johannes Brahms "Minnelied" opus 71, number 5, In German, English and French
Folder 6: Youmans, Schubert and Somervell, 1939 and 1904Add to your cart.
Vincent Youmans (lyrics by William Rose and Edward Eliscu) "Without a Song", 1939, For voice, piano and ukulele; Franz Schubert (lyrics by Ludwig Rellstab; English lyrics by Arthur Westbrook) "Serenade: Standchen", 1904, Arthur Somervell (lyrics by Edgar Allen Poe) "A Kingdom by the Sea" "sung by Lawrence Tibbett,? Includes Tibbett's manuscript scoring
Folder 7: Robinson and Brahms, 1922 and 1937Add to your cart.
Avery Robinson "Water Boy: A Negro Convict Song", 1922; Johannes Brahms "One Thing Befalleth the Beasts" for low voice, undated, In English and German; Johannes Brahms (edited by Max Spicker; English lyrics by Henry G. Chapman) "Wir Wandelten", 1937, In English and German
Folder 8: d'Hardelot, Kern and Guion, 1902/1933/1930Add to your cart.
Guy d'Hardelot (English lyrics by Edward Teschemacher) "Because", 1902, In English and French; Jerome Kern (lyrics by Otto Harbach) "When Your Heart's On Fire Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", 1933; David W. Guion "Home on the Range: Texas Cowboy Song" for low voice, 1930
Folder 9: Wolfe, Taylor and Rachmaninoff, 1933/1920 and 1917Add to your cart.
Jacques Wolfe (lyrics by Elias Lieberman) "The Hand-Organ Man" for medium voice, 1933; Deems Taylor (lyrics by James Stephens) "A Song for Lovers" for medium voice, 1920; Sergei Rachmaninoff (lyrics by Fet; English lyrics by George Harris, Jr. and Deems Taylor) "In the Silence of Night", 1917, English lyrics only
Folder 10: Rachmaninoff, Kern and Tchaikovsky, 1927/1894Add to your cart.
Sergei Rachmaninoff (lyrics by Khomiakoff; English lyrics by Rosa Newmarch) "To the Children", undated, English lyrics only; Jerome Kern (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein) "Ol' Man River" for Joe and Male Chorus, 1927, Contains ukulele part; Tchaikovsky (lyrics by Fred J. Whishaw) "To the Forest", 1894
Folder 11: Campbell-Tipton, Schubert and Brahms, 1908 and 1901Add to your cart.
Campbell-Tipton "A Spirit Flower", 1908; Franz Schubert (lyrics by Beranger) "The Wanderer", undated, Lyrics in English, German and French; Johannes Brahms (lyrics by Hans Schmidt; English lyrics by Arthur Westbrook) "Sapphic Ode", 1901
Folder 12: Franz, Tchaikovsky and Leoncavallo, 1902/1906Add to your cart.
Robert Franz "Widmung: Dedication", undated, In English and German; Tchaikovsky (lyrics by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; English lyrics by Arthur Westbrook) "None but the Lonely Heart" 1902; R. Leoncavallo (English lyrics by Henry Grafton Chapman) "Pagliacci: Arioso", 1906
Folder 13: Moussorgsky, Messager and Wille, 1922/1901/1931Add to your cart.
Moussorgsky (lyrics by Robert Godet; English lyrics by M.C.H. Collet) "Chanson de la Puce: Song of the Flea", 1922, In Russian, English and French; Andre Messager (lyrics by F.W. Weatherly and Adrian Ross) "Long Ago in Alcala", 1901; Negro spiritual arranged by Stewart Wille "Lord, I Want to Be", 1931, "Dedicated to Lawrence Tibbett"
Folder 14: Dvorak, Arlen and Tibbett, ca. 1922Add to your cart.
Anton Dvorak (lyrics by William Arms Fisher) "Goin' Home" for medium voice, 1922; Harold Arlen (lyrics by E.Y. Harburg) "Last Night When We Were Young,?  From 20th Century Fox production of "Metropolitan." Sung by Lawrence Tibbett. Manuscript version; Lawrence Tibbett and Hit Paraders "Lucky Strike: Drums in My Heart," manuscript version
Folder 15: Charles and BrahmsAdd to your cart.
Ernest Charles "When I Have sung my Songs", undated,  manuscript version;  Johannes Brahms (English lyrics by Frank La Forge) "Treachery: Verrath", undated,  manuscript version
Folder 16: Lehar, Rodgers and TibbettAdd to your cart.
Franz Lehar (lyrics by Clifford Grey) "The White Dove", undated, manuscript version; Richard Rodgers (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein) "You'll Never Walk Alone", 1945, manuscript; Lawrence Tibbett (G. Rossini) "Il Barbiere di Siviglia : Cavatina", undated, manuscript
Folder 17: Cavallo and Handel, undatedAdd to your cart.
Leon Cavallo "Prologue to Papliacci", undated, manuscript; G.F. Handel "The Land of Dreams: S'ei non mi Vuol Amar", undated,  manuscript in English and Italian
Folder 18: Tibbett advertisements and PhotographAdd to your cart.
Lawerence Tibbett "Concert and Radio Repertoire" advertisement, undated,  Three copies; Performance candid, San Francisco, October 19, Black and white photograph
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Taylor and BrahmsAdd to your cart.
Deems Taylor "The Colonel's Air (You ask in Vain) from Peter Ibbetson", 1938, Lyrics by Alfred de Musset; English lyrics by Deems Taylor. Contains autograph of Deems Taylor and hand-written dedication to "Larry Tibbett"; Deems Taylor "Le Depart de L'Ame (The Soul's Departure)", 1923, Text in French and English, with French lyrics by Francois Coppee; Johannes Brahms (English lyrics by Frank La Forge) "Treachery: Verrath", undated, manuscript version
Folder 2: Respighi, Giordano and Hume, 1925/1896/1927Add to your cart.
Ottorino Respighi "Four Scotting Songs", 1925, In German and English. Songs include "When the kye come hame"; "Within a Mile of Edinburgh town"; "My Heart's in the Highlands"; "The Piper of Dundee"; Umberto Giordano "Andrea Chenier" for Baritone, 1896, It Italian and French; Tobias Hume "Tobacco", 1927
Folder 3: Aikin, Gershwin and Strauss, 1911/1935/1896-1897Add to your cart.
W.A. Aikin (lyrics by Shakespeare) "Sonnet XVIII", 1911; George Gershwin (lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward) "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", 1935; Richard Strauss (English lyrics by John Bernhoff) "Morgen! : To-morrow!" for a low voice, 1896/1897, In English and German
Folder 4: Handel, Porter and Romberg, 1923/1932/1944Add to your cart.
G.F. Handel (English lyrics by Th. Baker) "Ombra mai fu", 1923; Cole Porter "Night and Day", 1932; Sigmund Romberg (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein) "Wanting You: Duet" for Soprano and Tenor, 1944
Folder 5: Youmans, Porter and Romberg, 1931/1935/1928Add to your cart.
Vincent Youmans (lyrics by Edward Heyman) "Drums in My Heart", 1931, For piano, voice and ukulele; Cole Porter "Begin the Beguine", 1935; Sigmund Romberg (lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein) "Wanting You: Duet", 1928
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: La Boheme, Musetta's Waltz, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sir Frog, Johnny Comes Marching Home,Katie My Southern Rose, Swanne River, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Frederika, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Gypsy Baron, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Mignon, Connais-Tu le Pays, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Faufare, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Jere C. Mickel Scrapbook and Opera Program Collection, 1920-1970Add to your cart.
Consists of programs and newspaper clippings documenting Mickel's career as Speech Professor as a Theater director at Milikin University, and elsewhere. Also includes opera newspaper clippings and programs from Chicago and the Midwest during the 1920s and 1930s, some of which were given to Mickel from John Call. Of special note are clippings and programs related to Mickel's founding and directing of the Illinois Pioneer Heritage Center Theater at Milikin University.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Illinois Pioneer Heritage Theatre clippings, 1967Add to your cart.
Includes programs and scripts from productions at the Monticello theater
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Contains programs and clippings related to Jere C. Mickel's involvement with various theatrical productions at the college campuses where he taught. Also includes correspondence relating to a fellowship Mickel received from the University of Chicago.
Folder 2: Chicago and Midwest opera programs and clippings, 1920-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John Call Opera scrapbook (1 of 2), 1920-1950Add to your cart.
Contains a listing of Midwestern opera performers and their repertoire. Also includes clippings and programs on related performances.
Folder 4: John Call Opera Scrapbook (2 of 2)Add to your cart.

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