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Westminster Choir College Archives

The Westminster Choir College Archives document the life and history of the college. The archives include photographs, audiovisual material, audio recordings, posters, scrapbooks, yearbooks, newsletters, realia, concert programs, and publications produced by the college. Compositions and books published by faculty and alumni are also collected and are individually entered in the library’s catalog. The earliest documents date to the founding of the school in Dayton, Ohio, and the archives continues to grow as new records are deposited. Indexes and finding aids are being added as collections are processed.

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John Finley Williamson Collection, ca. 1920-ca.1970s

Creator: John Finley Williamson

Title: John Finley Williamson Collection

Dates:ca. 1920- ca. 1970s

Abstract: Contains papers related to Westminster Choir College founders John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson and the early years of the college. Collection includes correspondence, tour diaries, notes, meeting minutes, photographs, programs, and ledger books.

Biographical Note

John Finley Williamson, founder and conductor of the Westminster Choir, and co-founder and president of Westminster Choir College, was born in Canton, Ohio in 1887. He married Rhea Beatrice Parlette in 1912. He attained prominence as Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian  Church in Dayton, Ohio where his choir excelled and began to tour nationally as the Dayton Westminster Choir, under the sponsorship of patron Katharine Houk Talbott. As their reputation grew, they performed in Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and other major venues and also recorded for RCA Victor.

In 1926, Williamson, along with his wife Rhea, founded Westminster Choir School at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio. In 1929, the choir embarked on a tour of Europe, also sponsored by Katharine Houk Talbott. Also in 1929, the school left the church to become affiliated with Ithaca Conservatory in Ithaca, NY; the curriculum expanded from a three to a four year degree program.  Due to the efforts of Charles R. Erdman, a prominent Presbyterian, the school moved again and settled permanently in Princeton, NJ in 1932, taking advantage of its close proximity to both New York and Philadelphia.

In 1934, the choir embarked on its second European tour which included a stop in the Soviet Union where a performance of the choir was broadcast back to the United States. 1934 also saw the dedication of the Princeton campus, a gift of Sophia Strong Taylor, and authorization to grant the degree Master of Music. The name was changed to Westminster Choir College in 1938. The college received accreditation from the State of New Jersey in 1939 and began to build a national reputation for excellence in choral and sacred music.  During the following decades, the choir toured throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and was often heard on the radio.  They performed frequently with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and other prominent orchestras, and with conductors including John Barbirolli, Leopold Stokowski, Arturo Toscanini, Artur Rodzinski, Bruno Walter, and Eugene Ormandy.

Dr. and Mrs. Williamson retired from the college in 1958. The Williamsons continued to serve on the college’s Board of Trustees, but were uninvolved in its daily operations. Dr. Williamson travelled throughout the U. S. and Asia, teaching and conducting vocal clinics. Institutes in Japan drew more than 16,000 participants. That same year he formed the Westminster Singers, comprised of Westminster alumni, and embarked on a tour of Africa, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. John Finley Williamson died in April 1964, and Rhea B. Williamson, in May 1967. Their establishment of the college and their untiring work as educators and ambassadors had a profound impact on choral music in the United States and throughout the world.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of personal and business correspondence pertaining to John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson and Westminster Choir College in general, including correspondence with composers, music publishers and others. Also included are personal items and biographical information relating to the Williamsons including passports, tour diaries, notebooks, ledgers, and writings and speeches.  There are campus planning documents, press and publicity materials, and Talbott Festival programs, and extensive tour related documentation from the 1920s through the 1960s. Many photographs, particularly tour-related images, were removed from this collection and placed in the photograph collection. This collection reflects much about the Williamsons personally and also the history of the college in its early decades.

John Finley Williamson's Choral Music Collection is interfiled with the Library's CORF (Choral Octavo Reference File).

Subject Access Points

Bristol, Lee Hastings, Jr.
Williamson, John Finley, 1887-1964
Williamson, Rhea B.
Westminster Choir College
Composers (Music)
Clippings (Books, clippings, etc.)
Correspondence
Diaries
Passports
Programs
Reports

Container List

RHEA B. WILLIAMSON PERSONAL
JOHN FINLEY WILLIAMSON PERSONAL
TOUR DIARIES
LEDGER BOOKS/NOTEBOOKS
CORRESPONDENCE –PERSONAL AND THANK YOU LETTERS
CORRESPONDENCE WITH COMPOSERS/PRESIDENT
MUSIC PERMISSIONS CORRESPONDENCE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES and FACULTY RELATED CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERWORK
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE-ALPHABETICAL
CORRESPONDENCE WITH MANAGEMENT AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
FINANCIAL/ LEGAL/PROPERTY ACQUISITION/CONSTRUCTION and PLANNING
TALBOTT FESTIVAL
TOUR RELATED PROGRAMS, PHOTOS and DOCUMENTS
PRESS/PUBLICITY RELATED
OVERSIZED DOCUMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS
REALIA

Folder title

Date

Cabinet

Drawer

Folder

RHEA B. WILLIAMSON PERSONAL

 

 

 

 

Rhea B. Williamson biographical information

no date

1

A

1

Rhea B. Williamson personal correspondence

ca. 1947-1960

1

A

2

Rhea B. Williamson letters from Japan

1963

1

A

3

Rhea B. Williamson press releases/ correspondence from overseas trips (Asia and Africa)

ca. 1960

1

A

4

Rhea B. Williamson correspondence with Ronald Standring

1962

1

A

5

Rhea B. Williamson speeches, articles, writings

ca. 1950-1960

1

A

6

Rhea B. Williamson miniature paintings of Williamson Hall

no date

1

A

7

Rhea B. Williamson Otterbein College (Westerville, OH) related

1946-1961

1

A

8

Rhea B. (and John Finley) Williamson correspondence with Lee Hastings Bristol

1960s

1

A

9

Rhea B. Williamson WCC Doctor of Humanities diploma/ citation

1966

1

A

10

Sketchbook dedicated to Rhea B. Williamson, creator unknown

no date

1

A

11

Rhea B. Williamson memorial related

1967

1

A

12

JOHN FINLEY WILLIAMSON PERSONAL

 

 

 

 

John Finley Williamson biographical information

ca. 1950s

1

A

13

John Finley Williamson personal Bible, with inscription written by Hugh Ivan Evans, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio, from 1923-1955. Also included are tour related inserts and general notes

No date

1

A

14

John Finley Williamson family related,  Jeanne Williamson Thompson, Mary Williamson, etc.

ca. 1960-1970

1

A

15

Katharine Houk Talbott-information about, telegram

No date

1

A

16

John Finley Williamson writings/articles on choirs and conducting

ca. 1930s-1960s

1

A

17

Westminster Plan related (includes writings by others on the Westminster Plan)

Ca. 1930s

1

A

18

A program of Christian Education, Worship, and Music designed specifically for the Town and Country Churches by the General Board of Evangelism of the Methodist Church in conjunction with Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

Ca. 1947

1

A

19

Addresses/writings on WCC (includes 1934 campus dedication)

Ca. 1930s-1950s

1

A

20

John Finley Williamson notes, repertoire, curriculum planning related

ca. 1930s-1940s

1

A

21

Address lists, contacts in Great Britain, France, Germany, and other European countries, includes musical organizations, embassies

No date

1

A

22

Annotated typewritten program lists

No date

1

A

23

John Finley Williamson master classes/clinics

1959-1962

1

A

24

John Finley Williamson articles, poems, prayers on music and religion

no date

1

A

25

Articles on JFW/Westminster Choir in religious publications

1928-1937

1

A

26

Dayton, Ohio Chamber of Commerce scrolls dedicated to JFW

1929

1

A

27

John Finley Williamson honors and tributes (See also OS 3)

ca. 1920s-ca. 1960s

1

A

28

WCC certificate of incorporation

1939

1

A

29

John Finley Williamson portraits paperwork

1958

1

A

30

John Finley Williamson programs and articles

1959-1962

1

A

31

John Finley Williamson various non-WCC programs possibly of events attended or used for repertoire

1926-1960

1

A

32

John Finley Williamson travel mementos recovered from his briefcase, plane tickets, etc.

1959

1

A

33

John Finley Williamson miscellaneous notes, advertisements, clippings

no date

1

A

34

John Finley Williamson memorial service programs, dedications

1964

1

A

35

John Finley Williamson memorials/obituary

1964

1

A

36

John Finley Williamson memorial gifts

1964

1

A

37

John Finley Williamson memorial service sign-in book

1964

1

A

38

TOUR DIARIES

 

 

 

 

Rhea B. Williamson inventory of diaries

no date

1

A

39

Rhea B. Williamson European tour diary

1925-1926

1

A

40

Mary Louise Bates (Mrs. Ward Bedford) diary for European tour

1929

1

A

41

Mary Louise Bates (Mrs. Ward Bedford) diary transcript for European tour

1929

1

A

42

Rhea B. Williamson diary European tour

1929

1

A

43

Rhea B. Williamson diary transcript for European tour

1929

1

A

44

Cecil Stewart American and European tour diary

1929

1

A

45

Rhea B. Williamson European tour diary and Russian language documents

1934

1

B

1

Rhea B. Williamson typewritten diary for European/Russian  tour ,vol. 1

1934

1

B

2

Rhea B. Williamson typewritten diary for European/Russian  tour, vols. 1 & 2

1934

1

B

3

Rhea B. Williamson return to Princeton after tour diary (mostly blank)

1934-1935

1

B

4

Mrs. Talbott, European Tour diary, includes photographs
Diary Transcription

1934

1

B

5

Ella B. Robinson typed European tour diary

1934

1

B

6

Rhea B. Williamson, winter U.S. tour

1940

1

B

7

Rhea B. Williamson, Europe tour

1950

1

B

8

Rhea B. Williamson diary, writings on manners, a Christmas story

1953

1

B

9

Rhea B. Williamson “Around the World with Westminster Choir” Asia, Middle East, Europe diary

1956-1957

1

B

10

Rhea B. Williamson writings on Asia tour

1956-1957

1

B

11

Rhea B. Williamson Westminster Choir world tour,

Books 1,2, & 3

1956-1957

1

B

12

Rhea B. Williamson Westminster Choir world tour,

(duplicate copy of Book 1)

1956-1957

1

B

13

Rhea B. Williamson Japan tour

ca. 1957

1

B

14

Rhea B. Williamson Asia tour, Summer and Fall, handwritten, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Japan

1958

1

B

15

Rhea B. Williamson Asia Tour, Summer and Fall, typewritten section

1958

1

B

16

Rhea B. Williamson diaries, African tour, Books I and II, and J.F. W. report to South African Sec. of State

1959

1

B

17

Rhea B. Williamson master classes tour, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand

1960

1

B

18

Rhea B. Williamson master classes abroad, Books I and II, Asia

1960

1

B

19

Rhea B. Williamson typewritten correspondence from Asia master classes trip: Japan, Thailand

1963

1

B

20

LEDGER BOOKS/NOTEBOOKS

 

 

 

 

Ledger book of writings for John Finley Williamson, Westminster History highlights, tour program, choir member and faculty lists

1920-1928

1

B

21

Rhea B. Williamson class notes

ca. 1927

1

B

22

Ledger Book of tour itineraries, finances

1921-1938

1

B

23

Ledger book of  finances, enrollment, concert programs

1929-1933

1

B

24

Ledger book of tour itineraries, finances, choir member lists, concert programs (and additional list of choir members 1922)

1929-1941

1

B

25

Rhea B. Williamson notes, wedding songs, a Christmas story, etc.

ca. 1957

1

B

26

Rhea B. Williamson writings, speeches, etc.

ca. 1958

1

B

27

Rhea B. Williamson writings on WCC history

1936?

1

B

28

Marion Dills Fee (class of 1946) notebook from JFW class

no date

1

B

29

Notebook from unidentified source, has the name “Rooks” written inside, includes Westminster Choir business and class notes

no date

1

B

30

CORRESPONDENCE –PERSONAL AND THANK YOU LETTERS

 

 

 

 

John Finley Williamson personal correspondence

1946

1

B

31

John Finley Williamson personal correspondence

1947

1

B

32

John Finley Williamson personal correspondence

1948

1

B

33

John Finley Williamson personal correspondence

1949-1951

1

B

34

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding contributors to the $100 plan

1934

1

B

35

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1952

1

B

36

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1953 Jan-Jun

1

B

37

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1953 Jul-Dec

1

B

38

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1954 Jan-Jun

1

B

39

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1954 Jul-Dec

1

B

40

John Finley Williamson correspondence regarding WCC donations

1955

1

B

41

Graduates’ ideas regarding prospective contributors

1950s

1

B

42

Orpheus Club contributors

1955

1

B

43

Christmas letter donation thank-you’s

1955-1957

1

B

44

CORRESPONDENCE WITH COMPOSERS/PRESIDENT

 

 

 

 

John and Evelyn Barbirolli

1938-1959

1

C

1

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1952-1959

1

C

2

Geoffrey O’Hara

1947-1956

1

C

3

Eugene Ormandy

1943-1954

1

C

4

Sergei Rachmaninoff

1939-1949

1

C

5

Artur Rodzinski

1942-1944

1

C

6

Leopold Stokowski

1938-1955

1

C

7

Olga Samaroff Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski

1944-1945

1

C

8

Bruno Walter

1941-1957

1

C

9

C. (Christopher) Wilkinson (cousin)

1951

1

C

10

Composers correspondence A-C

1925-1957

1

C

11

Composers correspondence D-F

1942-1957

1

C

12

Composers correspondence G-I

1940-1955

1

C

13

Composers correspondence J-L

1946-1957

1

C

14

Composers correspondence M-O

1925-1958

1

C

15

Composers correspondence P-R

1939-1958

1

C

16

Composers correspondence S-U

1949-1955

1

C

17

Composers correspondence V-Z

1925-1958

1

C

18

MUSIC PERMISSIONS CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

 

 

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1942-1943

1

C

19

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1944-1945

1

C

20

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1946-1948

1

C

21

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1949-1950

1

C

22

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1951-1952

1

C

23

Henry S. Drinker “Drinker music library” permissions related correspondence

1953-1957

1

C

24

Presser Publishers “Etude”

1948-1954

1

C

25

Correspondence U.S. music permissions

1952

1

C

26

Correspondence  international  music permissions

1952

1

C

27

Correspondence U.S. Navy music permissions

1952

1

C

28

Song and hymnal lists and permissions

1952

1

C

29

Columbia Records recordings

1952-1958

1

C

30

Professional correspondence much of it with Theodore Presser co. music publishers

1949-1953

1

C

31

Professional  correspondence, much of it with Theodore Presser co. music publishers

1954-1959

1

C

32

BOARD OF TRUSTEES and FACULTY RELATED CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERWORK

 

 

 

 

Trustee and financial reports

1946-1952

1

C

33

Last names, A-L

1949-1957

1

C

34

Last names, M-Z

1947-1957

1

C

35

Clarence C. Beasley

1952-1954

1

C

36

Elaine Brown

1948-1953

1

C

37

John O. Gross

1952

1

C

38

Lois B. Hunter

1952-1958

1

C

39

G.A. Lehmann

1949-1954

1

C

40

Ruth Taylor Hunter

1952-1957

1

C

41

John T. Jones

1952-1955

1

C

42

Mark M. Jones

1949-1951

1

C

43

Marion Martin

1952-1954

1

C

44

George H. Mead

1945-1953

1

C

45

Prof. Sherley  Morgan

1934-1950

1

C

46

A.M. Standard

1947-1953

1

C

47

Thomas A. Stone

1948-1952

1

C

48

Harold E. and Katharine H. Talbott and family

1945-1955

1

C

49

N. S. Talbott

1936-1954

1

C

50

Board of Trustees minutes

1932-1945

1

C

51

Board of Trustees minutes

1945-1946

1

C

52

Board of Trustees minutes

1953-1954

1

C

53

Board of Trustees minutes

1957-1959

1

C

54

Board of Trustees minutes and lists (loose typewritten pages)

ca. 1950s

1

C

55

Board of Trustees minutes

1960-1961

1

C

56

Board of Trustees reports

1950

1

C

57

Board of Trustees related

1938-1961

1

C

58

Faculty meeting minutes

1935-1936

1

C

59

Faculty meeting minutes

1953-1957

1

C

60

Faculty meeting minutes

1957-1958

1

C

61

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE-ALPHABETICAL

 

 

 

 

General correspondence A

1952-1957

1

D

1

General correspondence B

1929-1957

1

D

2

General correspondence C

1943-1961

1

D

3

General correspondence D

1928-1957

1

D

4

General correspondence E (includes Albert Einstein)

1941-1957

1

D

5

General correspondence F

1950-1957

1

D

6

General correspondence G

1925-1964

1

D

7

General correspondence H-I

1925-1957

1

D

8

General correspondence J

1952-1957

1

D

9

General correspondence K (includes Helen Keller)

1946-1957

1

D

10

General correspondence L

1952-1957

1

D

11

General correspondence M (includes A. Harry Moore)

1925-1957

1

D

12

General correspondence N-O

1952-1957

1

D

13

General correspondence P

1925-1957

1

D

14

General correspondence R

1941-1957

1

D

15

General correspondence S (includes State of NJ Dept. of Education)

1925-1957

1

D

16

General correspondence T

1934-1957

1

D

17

General correspondence U-V

1952-1957

1

D

18

General correspondence W

1925-1961

1

D

19

General correspondence Y-Z

1952-1955

1

D

20

CORRESPONDENCE WITH MANAGEMENT AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

 

 

Speaking engagements

1946-1949

2

A

1

Guest conductor

1947-1951

2

A

2

Repertoire related correspondence

1949-1959

2

A

3

ANTA (American National Theatre and Academy correspondence

1956-1958

2

A

4

Friedberg management correspondence

1956-1958

2

A

5

Tour correspondence and documents

1958

2

A

6

WCC Choir engagements

1954-1955

2

A

7

WCC Choir engagements (Colonial Williamsburg photos removed and placed in Photograph Collection)

1955-1956

2

A

8

WCC Choir engagements

1956-1957

2

A

9

WCC engagements

1957-1958

2

A

10

WCC Choir engagements refused

1954-1958

2

A

11

Mozart Requiem CBS broadcast congratulations

1956

2

A

12

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1953-1954

2

A

13

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1954

2

A

14

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1955

2

A

15

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1955-1956

2

A

16

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1956-1957

2

A

17

Festivals, clinics, etc.

1957-1958

2

A

18

Summer schedule

1953

2

A

19

Summer schedule

1954

2

A

20

Festivals

1950

2

A

21

Summer sessions

1950

2

A

22

Chaplains, military

ca. 1952-1956

2

A

23

American Hospital Association

1951-1952

2

A

24

Church related correspondence

1949-1950

2

A

25

Church related correspondence

1951-1953

2

A

26

Church related correspondence

1954-1955

2

A

27

Church related correspondence

1956-1958

2

A

28

Columbus Boychoir school related correspondence and documents

1949-1958

2

A

29

Little Orchestra Society

1949-1955

2

A

30

National Federation of Music Clubs

1958

2

A

31

National Laymen’s and Laywomen’s Committee of the National Council of Churches

ca. 1952

2

A

32

Near East College Association, Inc.

ca. 1952-1953

2

A

33

Ocean City Tabernacle Association

ca. 1952-1953

2

A

34

Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association

1952-1953

2

A

35

Philadelphia Orchestra Association

1948-1950

2

A

36

Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York (Bruno Zirato) See also “Correspondence with Composers-M-O”

1952-1956

2

A

37

Presbyterian Sesquicentennial Celebration

1952 May 27

2

A

38

Princeton University/Princeton Public Schools

1945-1951

2

A

39

FINANCIAL/ LEGAL/PROPERTY ACQUISITION/CONSTRUCTION and PLANNING

 

 

 

 

Financial/Loan planning documents

Ca. 1930s

2

A

40

Dedication ceremony of Princeton Campus buildings (cornerstone laying speech, program)

1934

2

A

41

Wicoff and Lanning legal documents

1939-1943

2

A

42

Harold J. Bartz estate legal documents and correspondence

1940-1942

2

A

43

Gerard B. Lambert property acquisition documents

1949-1951

2

A

44

Lambert Estate documents Hadden, McLaughlin, & Associates, architects

1950-1952

2

A

45

Lambert Estate documents construction and planning

1949-1952

2

A

46

Tentative program for development of Westminster Choir College campus

1950

2

A

47

TALBOTT FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

Talbott Festival Programs

1931

2

A

48

Talbott Festival Programs

1933

2

A

49

Talbott Festival Programs

1934

2

A

50

Talbott Festival Programs

1935

2

A

51

Talbott Festival Programs and Contemporary American Music  Program

1936

2

A

52

Talbott Festival Programs

1937

2

A

53

Talbott Festival Programs and Contemporary American Music  Program

1938

2

A

54

Westminster Festival Week

1939

2

A

55

Music  festivals

1940-1942

2

A

56

Talbott Festival Programs

1950

2

A

57

Talbott Festival Programs

1951

2

A

58

Talbott Festival Programs

1952

2

A

59

Talbott Festival Programs

1953

2

A

60

Talbott Festival Programs

1954

2

A

61

Talbott Festival Programs

1955

2

B

1

Talbott festival related

1950-1957

2

B

2

General festival programs and reports

1950s

2

B

3

General festival programs and reports

1960s

2

B

4

TOUR RELATED PROGRAMS, PHOTOS and DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

 

Dayton, Ohio era tour related programs and other documents (see also Miscellaneous series for articles on the Dayton Presbyterian Church)

ca. 1923-1929

2

B

5

Tour related

ca. 1923-1931

2

B

6

Ithaca, NY  era tour related programs and other documents, photos

1929-1934

2

B

7

Tour programs

1925-1928

2

B

8

Baltimore related correspondence and tour related documents

1925-1929

2

B

9

Youngstown, Ohio tour documents

1925

2

B

10

1929 Tour to the boat (imprinting) publicity materials

1929

2

B

11

1929 European tour clippings, writings, list of choir members

1929

2

B

12

1929 European tour mementos, publicity --Britain

1929

2

B

13

1929 European tour mementos, publicity –Germany, Switzerland, Austria (See also OS 1)

1929

2

B

14

1929 European tour mementos, publicity –France, Hungary, Yugoslavia (Croatia), Czechoslovakia (See also OS 1)

1929

2

B

15

Tour related NY State

1925-1929

2

B

16

Spring Tour, Worcester, MA

1929

2

B

17

Tour related, Kentucky

1929

2

B

18

Tour related, Michigan

ca. 1925-1929

2

B

19

Tour related, Minnesota

1925-1927

2

B

20

Tour related, New Jersey

1925-1929

2

B

21

Tour related, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania

ca. 1925-1929

2

B

22

General tour correspondence and documentation

1925-1929

2

B

23

Tour related Illinois

1924-1927

2

B

24

Tour Rhode Island

1925-1927

2

B

25

Tour Oregon

1925-1929

2

B

26

Tour Wisconsin

1926-1928

2

B

27

Tour  Oklahoma

1927

2

B

28

Tour Texas

1927-1928

2

B

29

Tour Utah

1928

2

B

30

Tour  Virginia and West Virginia

1929

2

B

31

Tours 1930s

 

 

 

 

General undated tour programs

ca. 1930s-1960s

2

B

32

General  1930s tour related (many with no date)

1930s

2

B

33

Tour Philadelphia

1930

2

B

34

Tour Centralia, IL

1930

2

B

35

Spring Tour, Peoria, IL

1930

2

B

36

Spring Tour, Terre Haute, IN

1930

2

B

37

Spring Tour, Indianapolis, IN missing

1930

2

B

38

Spring Tour, Mansfield, Cincinnati, OH

1930

2

B

39

Spring Tour, Erie, PA

1930

2

B

40

Spring Tour, Geneva, NY

1930

2

B

41

Spring Tour, Syracuse, NY

1930

2

B

42

Spring Tour, Auburn, NY

1930

2

B

43

Spring Tour, Louisville, KY

1930

2

B

44

Spring Tour, contracts and miscellaneous

1930

2

B

45

Tour Sunbury, PA

1930

2

B

46

Tour Pittsburgh, PA

1930

2

B

47

Tour Columbus, OH

1930

2

B

48

Tour Springfield, OH

1930

2

B

49

Tour Dayton, OH

1930

2

B

50

Tour Richmond, IN

1930

2

B

51

Tour Champaign, Chicago, Mt. Vernon, IL

1930

2

B

52

Tour Michigan

1930

2

B

53

Tour Rochester, NY

1930

2

B

54

Tour Elmira, NY

1930

2

B

55

Tour Binghamton, NY

1930

2

B

56

Tour Wisconsin

1930

2

B

57

Tour Ithaca, NY music festival

1930

2

B

58

Tour Philadelphia

1931

2

B

59

Tour Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania (Also in OS 2)

1931

2

B

60

Tour Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia

1931

2

B

61

Tour Indiana, Illinois, Ohio

1931

2

B

62

Tour Michigan

1931

2

B

63

Various tour documents

1931

2

B

64

Tour itinerary

1932

2

B

65

Tour/performance related

1933

2

B

66

Dinner menus—United States Lines on board the S.S. Manhattan

1934

2

B

67

European Tour related

1934

2

B

68

Russia tour related

1934

2

B

69

Tours 1940s

 

 

 

 

Tour related documents/clippings

1940s

2

B

70

Tours 1950s

 

 

 

 

Tour/concert related documents Photographs removed and placed in Photograph Collection

1950s

2

C

1

Tour, telegrams, etc.

1956-1957

2

C

2

Tour reports, itineraries, etc.

1956-1957

2

C

3

Tour mementos clippings, letters, etc.

1956-1957

2

C

4

Asia Tour related

1956-1958

2

C

5

Japan documents and clippings

1956-1957

2

C

6

Japan programs, mementos

1956-1957

2

C

7

Korea tour related

1956-1957

2

C

8

Hong Kong tour related

1956-1957

2

C

9

Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma tour

1956-1957

2

C

10

Philippines, Malaya, Thailand , Malaysia, Singapore tour

1956-1957

2

C

11

India tour related (Photographs removed and placed in Photograph Collection)

1956-1957

2

C

12

Pakistan tour related

1956-1957

2

C

13

Iran, Lebanon tour related

1956-1957

2

C

14

Greece, Yugoslavia tour related (Photographs removed and placed in Photograph Collection)

1956-1957

2

C

15

Homecoming concert McCarter Theatre, Princeton

1957

2

C

16

[For 1958 U.S. Tour related documents see Correspondence with Management and Other Organizations section]

 

 

 

 

Africa Tour documents, programs

1959

2

C

17

Africa Tour press clippings, Westminster Singers

1959

2

C

18

Africa Tour documents, Westminster Singers

1959

2

C

19

Africa Tour country information brochures/booklets

ca. 1959

2

C

20

Tours 1960s

 

 

 

 

Asia Tour related (Philippines, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New Zealand, etc.)

ca. 1960

2

C

21

Japan Tour related (Photographs removed and placed in Photograph Collection)

1960

2

 C

22

Thailand Tour specific (Photographs removed and placed in Photograph Collection)

1960

2

C

23

Tour mementos, posters, flags, cloth item, Pan Am materials, Ethiopian Airlines

Ca. 1950s-1960s

OS

1

 

PRESS/PUBLICITY RELATED

 

 

 

 

Publicity materials

ca. 1920s

2

C

24

Publicity materials (also in OS 2)

ca. 1930s-1940s

2

C

25

Westminster Choir Press Books

1940s

2

C

26

Publicity materials

1950s

2

C

27

Westminster Choir Press Books

ca. 1956

2

C

28

Westminster Choir Press Books

1956-1957

2

C

29

Congressional Records with mention of Westminster Choir

1957

2

C

30

Westminster Choir Press Books

1957-1958

2

C

31

Westminster Choir Press Book

1958-1959?

2

D

1

Westminster Choir Press Book

no date (date unknown)

2

D

2

Publicity materials

Ca. 1960s

2

D

3

Publications/Advertisements: oversized, mostly single issues, most with coverage of WCC. Newark Sunday Call, Musical Courier, Newark Sunday News magazine, Christian Advocate, Presbyterian Life, The Plan, American organist

1926-1962

OS

2

 

OVERSIZED DOCUMENTS

 

 

 

 

(1) Musical Courier magazine cover with Dayton Westminster Choir

1925

OS

3

 

(2) College of Wooster Doctor of Music diploma

1928

OS

3

 

(3) City of Dayton, OH scroll

1929

OS

3

 

(4) The American Organist clippings mounted on black backing, Princeton campus groundbreaking

1933

OS

3

 

(5) Otterbein College certificate

1935

OS

3

 

(6) Westminster Choir advertisement

ca. 1940s

OS

3

 

(7) Universitas Templana degree for RFW

1951

OS

3

 

(8) Universitas Templana degree for JFW

1951

OS

3

 

(9) Resolution, Perth Amboy Rotary Club

1952

OS

3

 

(10) Dedication to JFW, NY Philharmonic dedication, signed by faculty

1955

OS

3

 

(11) Temple du Bas, Neuchatel, Switzerland concert poster

1934

OS

3

 

(12) Dayton Choirmasters’ Club dedication

1951

OS

3

 

(13) “John Finley Williamson left his footprint” poem by Sameera Rahhal Nelson, Class of 1956

1986

OS

3

 

(14) Ithaca, NY, Mrs. Katharine Talbott, Childrens’ Festival hand drawn/painted “Juniors and Cherub” poster (water damaged)

1931

OS

3

 

(15) Philadelphia Society (Otterbein U.) Rhea Parlette certificate

1911

OS

3

 

(16) Otterbein University Rhea Parlette B.A. diploma

1911

OS

3

 

(17) Otterbein University John F. Williamson voice diploma

1911

OS

3

 

(18) Otterbein University Societas Philophronea diploma

No date

OS

3

 

(19) Alumni Association of Otterbein College Distinguished Alumni Award to JFW 1951 OS 3  
(20)Westminster Choir College National Association of Schools of Music certificate 1944 OS 3  

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

 

 

Dayton Presbyterian Church articles from a display created by John Peck (folder lying flat)

Ca. 1924-1927

2

D

4

Library book accession record ledger

ca. 1940-1958

2

D

5

Music library catalogue of the Westminster Choir College

1940

2

D

6

WCC guest sign in book

1935-1940

2

D

7

WCC  Position Inquiries

1937-1956

2

D

8

WCC  Position Inquiries

1957

2

D

9

Alumnal School

1954-1955

2

D

10

WCC juniors visiting graduates’ churches program

1955

2

D

11

Scholarship fund unpaid loan correspondence

1952

2

D

12

WCC graduates lists, address changes list

1930-1952

2

D

13

“Stars in the Westminster Service Flag” list of alumni servicemen from World War II

ca. 1940s

2

D

14

Dr. Williamson’s class guest lecturers transcripts

1948

2

D

15

Vocal study class materials, Mrs. Kemp’s class

Ca. 1948-1949

2

D

16

Symphonic Appearances, works listed

Ca. 1930s-1950s

2

D

17

Graduate choir—candidates, programs, theses

Ca. 1954-1962

2

D

18

Printed items: National anthem of the Soviet Union and “USA/ USSR welding the peace” Russian Relief event held at Madison Square Garden brochure

1945

2

D

19

Professional School contact list, Summer master class list Keystone Junior College, PA

1959-1960

2

D

20

Williamson era dance, banquet, and Christmas event invitations and programs

Ca. 1930-1960

2

D

21

Choral readings/pageants, unidentified origin

No date

2

D

22

Kwanseigakun Glee Club brochures/programs sent to JFW from Japan (See also Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club 1959 felt crest in WC door5)

1959

2

D

23

Student body lists (large binder lying flat)

1926-ca. 1935

2

D

24

JFW and RFW wedding sampler needlepoint

1912

OS

4

 

JFW charcoal drawing by Carole Hauschka

1941

OS

4

 

Westminster Choir USA ink drawing by artist Fedor Malancec, Zagreb, Yugoslavia (see also Photographs—World Tour Yugoslavia folder 1957 OS 4  

Transparencies (3) of J.F. Williamson’s signature and of his silhouette in red (possibly used in a display)

ca. 1960s?

OS

4

 

REALIA

 

 

 

 

Musical instruments

 

 

 

 

(1)Violin from Thailand, one of 2 in existence

Ca. 1959

GC

 

 

(2) Animal hide covered drum from Asia

No date

GC

 

 

(3) Metal bell type object from Asia

No date

GC

 

 

(4) Asian carved rounded wooden drum with two dragon heads meeting at top, used in Buddhist worship

No date

GC

 

 

(5) Asian musical wind instrument, similar to a Chinese sheng, with mouthpiece and 17 reeds

No date

GC

 

 

(6) Asian violin-type bow

No date

GC

 

 

(7) Kalimba musical percussion instrument (African?)

No date

GC

 

 

(8) Brown and white percussion stick? (one end broken)

No date

GC

 

 

(9) Simple wooden flute (Asia?)

No date

GC

 

 

(10) Small wooden mallet

No date

GC

 

 

(11) Wooden percussion mallet with white and green rounded end

No date

GC

 

 

(12) Single bell 7” tall with 4 claw-like protrusions at top, Middle Eastern?

No date

GC

 

 

(13) Set of 3 bells (one large, two small), Asian?

No date

GC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vases, bowls, souvenirs

 

 

 

 

(14) Large ball-shaped silver bowl with birds and foliage, possibly from Laos?

Ca, 1956

GC

 

 

(15) Large silver vase with birds and foliage, has engraving “To Westminster Choir, in grateful appreciation for their visit, on Feb 16, 1957, from faculty and students of Alborz School, Tehran, Iran

1957

GC

 

 

(16) Wood and silver lion souvenir from Women’s Temperance and Social Welfare Society, Bagdad, Iraq

Ca. 1950s

GC

 

 

(17) Wooden Thai elephant with inscribed plate  “To the Westminster Choir in appreciation of your kind co-operation to the W.U.S. Thailand Bangkok December 19, 1956”

1956

GC

 

 

(18) Black wooden elephants on a wooden base, ivory tusks (African?)

No date

GC

 

 

(19) Wooden carved plate stand, (side broken) (African?)

No date

GC

 

 

(20) Black lacquer and mother of pearl inlaid Dr. John Finley Williamson name plate with dragons (Asia)

No date

GC

 

 

(21) Set of plates, cups, bowls used in Westminster dining facilities donated by Mrs. Taylor

Ca. 1930s-1950s

WC door5

 

 

(22) Large engraved silver bowls – Christmas carol cup

1945

WC door5

 

 

(23) Silver platters (2, one large one small) presented to WCC

1960

WC door5

 

 

(24) Asian carved wooden platter featuring a bear and fish (broken)

No date

WC door5

 

 

(25) Asian china square decorative plate

No date

WC door5

 

 

(26) Small “Greek mother goddess?”   broken ceramic trinket

No date

WC door5

 

 

(27) Piece of the tree under which John Finley Williamson proposed to Rhea B. Parlette

 

No date

 

WC door5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pins, ribbons, medallions, jewelry, plaques

 

 

 

 

(28) 10 K women’s gold WCC ring, with onyx

No date

WC door5

 

 

(29) 2 medallions from from 1929 choir tour to Berlin, given to all choir members

1929

WC door5

 

 

(30) Ribbons from 1929 World Tour

1929

WC door5

 

 

(31) Far East Command pendant in red box, inscription to JFW

1956

WC door5

 

 

(32) Ribbon with tree (Lebanese flag?) and hanging medallion, Arabic script on back in red box

No date

WC door5

 

 

(33) 7 pins: Westminster Choir, Japan Tour, Thailand, Greece

No date

WC door5

 

 

(34) Westminster Choir ribbon pin with UP Conservatory of Music hanging medallion

1956

WC door5

 

 

(35) Bag of ribbons received on flowers at concerts

No date

WC door5

 

 

(36) Box of various ribbons from JFW’s room, Sacramento key to the city

No date

WC door5

 

 

(37) Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club 1959 felt crest sent to JFW from Japan (See also Miscellaneous section for paper items from the Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club)

1959

WC door5

 

 

(38) Rockefeller Center wooden memento

No date

WC door5

 

 

(39) Union Theological Seminary Philippines “A Testimonial” plaque dedicated to Dr. and Mrs. John Finley Williamson

1960

WC door5

 

 

(40) WCC alumni association Philippine chapter plaque dedicated to JFW (needs conservation)

1965

WC door5

 

 

(41) JFW leather travel tie case, initialed (donated by Joseph Beck) gift from Mrs. Talbott to JFW for first European trip

ca. 1929

WC door5

   

Joseph Flummerfelt Collection, 1960s-2011

Creator: Joseph Flummerfelt

Title: Joseph Flummerfelt Collection

Dates:  1960s-2011

Location: Cabinets in Library Instruction Room

Abstract:

Contains programs, brochures, flyers, posters, marked scores, and general papers related to Joseph Flummerfelt during his time as artistic director and principal conductor at Westminster Choir College.

Provenance

Donated by Joseph Flummerfelt, 2010.

Biographical Note

Joseph Flummerfelt was born in Vincennes, Indiana in 1937. He is the son of a piano teacher and learned music from a young age. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in music from DePauw University in 1958. He later earned a Master’s Degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1971.

He served as Director of Choral Activities at his alma mater, DePauw University, from 1964 to 1968 when he moved on to a similar position at Florida State University serving there until 1971. He then accepted a position as Director of Choral Activities (and was later named Artistic Director and Principal Conductor) at Westminster Choir College. Flummerfelt gained widespread renown during his 33 year tenure conducting both the Westminster Choir and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. He was noted in particular for his collaborations with the New York Philharmonic, which received widespread praise. In 1979 he founded the New York Choral Artists and became the musical director of this professional chorus from which he retired in 2016.

For 23 years he was the Maestro del Coro for the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy after receiving a personal invitation from Gian Carlo Menotti. For 37 years he served as Director of Choral Activities for the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, South Carolina, which he helped establish. He served in this pivotal role until 2013.

Since retiring from Westminster in 2004, Flummerfelt has held several visiting professorships and conducted many performances. Has won many honors and awards including the Pegasus d’Oro for his work with the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy and numerous honorary doctoral degrees.

His choirs have been featured in 45 recordings, including a Grammy Award winning CD of the Symphony No. 3 by Gustav Mahler with Leonard Bernstein. In 2004 he was awarded a Grammy for the New York Choral Artists recording of On the Transmigration of Souls and has been nominated for numerous other Grammys. He was also the first non-orchestral conductor to be named Musical America's Conductor of the Year. He maintains an active schedule traveling and giving masterclasses, and serving as a guest conductor.

For additional information on Joseph Flummerfelt please visit his website http://www.josephflummerfelt.com/

Scope and Content Note

The items in this collection are separated into 7 series and the folder sequence respects the original order of the collection.

All photographs were separated from this collection and placed in the Photograph Collection 13/C/29

All materials pertaining to the (Festival dei Due Mondi) Spoleto Italy and Spoleto U.S.A. Festivals have been separated from this collection and placed in a separate Spoleto Festival Collection.

A list of the marked scores in this collection can be found here.

Series Descriptions

Series I. General Files
Series II. Correspondence
Series III. Events and Projects
Series IV. Newspaper Clippings
Series V. Programs
Series VI. Choral Activities Files
Series VII. Oversized

Subject Access Points

Flummerfelt, Joseph
Westminster Choir
Brochures
Clippings
Correspondence
Programs

Folder Title

Date

Box

Folder

SERIES I. GENERAL FILES

 

 

 

Alumni Cruise

2004

1

1

Colmar

1995

1

2

Depauw University and Lincoln High School

2002-2005

1

3

Hartford

2001-2002

1

4

Israeli Music

1970s-1990s

1

5

J. Flummerfelt Endowment

2001-2002

1

6

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

1992

1

7

Stephen Paulus

No date

1

8

Petrassi Translation

Ca. 1990s-2000s

1

9

Photocopies of slides and photos

No date

1

10

Pronunciation and Transportation Guides

1980s-1990s

1

11

Romanian Music

1990s

1

12

Shalom Mountain Center

1995

2

1

Speeches

Ca. 2000

2

2

Student Recommendations

1990s-2000s

2

3

Westminster Choir Lists

1970s-2002

2

4

Teldec

1980s-1990s

2

5

Notes from conductors—Macal, Boulez, Kaplan, Lauridsen, Bernstein,

1980s-2000s

2

6

NJSO—New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

1990s

2

7

NY Philharmonic--  Levine, Masur, Mehta, Bernstein, 150th Anniversary

1970s-1990s

2

8

Riccardo Muti

ca. 1990

2

9

Philadelphia Orchestra

1990s

2

10

Juilliard

1990s

3

1

Singing City 50th anniversary

1998

3

2

Westminster Ads and Recruitment

1997-1999

3

3

Christmas at Westminster, Student Programs, Misc. Programs

1985-1996

3

4

Carnegie Christmas

1992-1998

3

5

Richardson Auditorium

1998-1999

3

6

WCC Artist Management—Shirley Kirschbaum & Assoc.

1996

3

7

“Ringers” Bank –lists of names, correspondence

1990s

3

8

Frauke Haaseman

1970s-1980s

3

9

Danny Beckwith, Melanie Jacobsen, Jennifer Larmore, Antoine Palloc, Glenn Parker,

1990s

3

10

Westminster Choir College-- history

No date

3

11

Westminster Choir, Chapel Choir, Oratorio Choir, Westminster Singers—history and info

1980s

3

12

Faculty—Robert Simpson, Dennis Shrock, Allen Crowell

No date

3

13

Ehmann—American Choral Review journals ‘64

1964

4

1

Choral journal articles (assorted)

1970s

4

2

Chorus magazines

1990s

4

3

Faculty meeting  minutes

1988 May

4

4

Graduate Conducting Recital Handbook

No date

4

5

Joseph Flummerfelt biographical/resume and DePauw University related

1950s-1980s

4

6

Harold A. Decker University of Illinois compilation of works

No date

4

7

Elaine Brown/Singing City

No date

4

8

Composer information and travel photos/brochures Bach, Handel, Schutz, Liszt

1980s

4

9

Church Music: the future creative leadership for the year 2000 and beyond

1989

4

10

Major donors—Westminster Choir College—Taplin, Hillman, Koch, misc.

1990s

4

11

Westminster Choir Discography—compiled by Joseph G. Beck

1976 Jul

4

12

WCC Artists Management—Herbert Barrett Management, Harold Shaw (Management), Columbia Artists (CAMI)

1980s-1990s

4

13

Faculty/Admin. To J. Flummerfelt, including Rider merger and J. Barton Leudeke

1970s-1990s

4

14

Grammy Awards nomination

1979

4

15

J. Flummerfelt arrangements—Danny Boy

1991

4

16

Music dedicated to Joseph Flummerfelt

1991

4

16

Notes from students to J. Flummerfelt

1980s-1990s

4

17

J. Flummerfelt Folksong copyrights and requests

1980s

4

18

J. Flummerfelt arrangements—Danny Boy

1991

4

19

WCC requests for permission

1970s-1980s

4

20

J. Flummerfelt copyrights and correspondence w. Hinshaw and Holofcener

1980s-1990s

4

21

Master of Music in Choral Conducting—degrees conferred

1985-1991

5

1

Westminster Choir program and notes

1990-1991

5

2

WCC Student Recitals

1987-1990

5

3

Westminster Choir Lists

1971-1997

5

4

Westminster Choir Programs

1971-1993

5

5

New England Conservatory

1988-1989

5

6

Korean language choral magazines/flyers

1996

5

7

Taiwanese folk song (Chinese language) (Composer—Chang) sheet music, Taiwanese programs, Taipei International Music Festival

1996

5

8

Colmar Festival

1996

5

9

Bochumer Symphoniker (Germany)

1998

5

10

Israel World Assembly of Choirs

1998

5

11

Bill Fuller – open letters voicing student concerns

1987

6                                           

1

William McGarry resume

1992

6

2

Rider University magazine—Bob Annis, Dean

1994

6

3

Task force—strategic planning

1982

6

4

Plea to Ray Robinson—capital campaign

1984-1985

6

5

Marketing/Recruiting Study

1986

6

6

Presidential/ Church Music Chair Searches

1986-1987

6

7

Memoranda/Correspondence

1965-1992

6

8

Newsletters and periodicals

1970-1992

 

9

Westminster Anniversaries/ Firsts and Promotional Material

1970s-2001

6

10

Wedding of Amy Anderson and Jon Zehnal program, sheet music etc.

1994

6

11

Inquiries for Westminster Choir, Symphonic Choir, etc.

1977-1983

6

12

Leonard Bernstein’s Charge to the Seniors address given at Westminster

1966 Jun 3

6

13

Re. James Morton—“Conversion and Music” sermon

1976

6

14

American Choral Foundation

1962-1967

6

15

American Choral Review

1962

6

16

Chorale : Newsletter for Professional and Amateur Choral Singers

1993

6

17

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Newsletter

1992-1994

6

18

Joseph Flummerfelt Graduate Work writings/papers

1960-1964

7

1

Graduate Music History Seminar (Taught by Joseph Flummerfelt)

1966?

7

2

Performance Practice of the Baroque

No date

7

3

Performance Practice of the Renaissance

No date

7

4

NYCA (New York Choral Artists) and AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists) agreement

1993-1996

7

5

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1995-1998

7

6

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1991-1994

8

1

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1991-1992

8

2

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1990-1991

8

3

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1987-1990

8

4

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1985-1987

8

5

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – general, budgets, schedules etc.

1980-1985

8

6

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) – overview

1979-1990

8

7

NYCA -(New York Choral Artists) -- checks

1980-1990

8

8

Repertoire lists

1960s-1970s

8

9

Live from Lincoln Center (Verdi Requiem)

1980-1981

9

1

Symphonic  Choir

1981

9

2

Photographs (duplicates of items placed in the Photograph Collection)

1970s-1990s

9

3

Menotti – Landscapes and Remembrances

1980

9

4

United Nations Day

1957

9

5

Written article by J. Flummerfelt for Symphony Magazine

1982 Dec

9

6

Article “Passion of St. Luke”— by Joseph Flummerfelt from The Choral Journal

1973 Apr

9

7

Written speeches, campus concerns, notes, interviews, etc. by J. Flummerfelt

No date

9

8

Development Letters to prominent individuals

1990 Sep

9

9

American Choral Artists / American Choral Academy

No date

9

10

A Professional Choir “Thots ‘80”

1980-1981

9

11

Contracts (blank) Westminster Choir

No date

9

12

Spring Tour Itinerary

1993

9

13

Westminster Choir Academic Standards

1993

9

14

Miscellaneous Flummerfelt Related Programs

1970s-1990s

9

15

SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

 

Correspondence (including undated)

1958

10

1

Correspondence

1970

10

2

Correspondence

1971

10

3

Correspondence

1972

10

4

Correspondence

1973

10

5

Correspondence

1974

10

6

Correspondence

1975

10

7

Correspondence

1986

10

8

Correspondence

1977

10

9

Correspondence

1978

10

10

Correspondence

1979

10

11

Correspondence

1980

10

12

Correspondence

1981

10

13

Correspondence

1982

10

14

Correspondence

1984-1986

10

15

Correspondence (letters to Flummerfelt on his 50th birthday (Muti, Ehmann, Willcocks, Mehta, Menotti, etc.)

1987

10

16

Correspondence

1989-1993

10

17

Correspondence

1994-1995

10

18

Correspondence

1996

10

19

Correspondence

1997

10

20

Correspondence

1998

10

21

Correspondence

1999

10

22

Correspondence

2000

10

23

Correspondence

2001

10

24

Correspondence

2002

10

25

Correspondence

2003

10

26

Correspondence

2004

10

27

Correspondence

2005

10

28

Correspondence

2006

10

29

SERIES III. EVENTS AND PROJECTS

 

WCC Summer session

1983-1992

11

1

World Projects Corp. NYC

1997 Apr

11

2

Heritage festival Chicago

1997 Apr

11

3

Phoenix  Symphony -- Messiah

1996 Dec

11

4

Princeton University 250th anniversary concert

1996 Nov

11

5

Honolulu Symphony

1996 Jun

11

6

Augusta, GA Poulenc Gloria

1995 Nov 10-12

11

7

ACDA (American Choral Conductors Assoc.) Student Conducting Finals WA

1995 Mar

11

8

Festival of Gold

1994-1995

11

9

WCC Summer Schubert Fest.

1995 July

11

10

Margaret Hillis award

1995 Jan

11

11

Univ. of Florida residency

1994 Oct

11

12

Cal. State Summer Arts

1994 Jul

11

13

Princeton Invitational Choral Festival

1994 Jun

11

14

Ontario Canada notes

1994 May

11

15

First Presbyterian Church Tampa, FL

1994 Feb

11

16

BBC Radio Interview

1994 Jan

11

17

Univ. of Montevallo

1994 Jan

11

18

Augusta, GA Durufle Requiem

1993 Nov

11

19

College of Charleston Residency

1993 Apr

11

20

City of Bethlehem 250th Anniversary

1992 May

11

21

Trenton Symphony (cancelled)

1992

11

22

Winston Salem Messiah

1991 Nov-Dec

11

23

Lancaster, OH

Nov 1991

11

24

Texas Junior Choral Festival

1991 Sep

11

25

Juilliard School -- Mozart

1991 Oct

11

26

Concert Chorale of Houston (TX)

1984 Dec

11

27

DePauw University-- Faure

1984 Nov

11

28

National Endowment for the Arts

1984

11

29

Berkshire Choral Institute

1984 Jul-Aug

11

30

New Mexico All State (cancelled)

1984 Jan

12

1

NJ MENC Atlantic City

1983 Nov

12

2

All –NW MENC

1983 Apr

12

3

All Eastern MENC

1983 Feb

12

4

Joyful Noise video program proposal by David Wasson

No date

12

5

Misc.-- NY Choral Society,
Holy Trinity Lutheran,
Lehigh U., Berkshire
Choral Institute, Emory
Church Music Workshop

1977-1987

12

6

Misc.--NJ Symphony-
Messiah, NY Choral
Society, Indiana Univ.,
Pepsico Summerfare,
Greater Trenton Symphony

1988-1990

12

7

Misc.--Choral Conductors
Guild, Summer Choral Fest., 1st
Pres. Church (St. Petersburg,
FL), Cal. State U. Summer Arts,
Univ. of Florida, Church of
Good Shepherd (Augusta FL),
Twynham’s Magnificat

1991-1996

12

8

NYCA and other Flummerfelt related programs (including annotated Westminster Choir

1968-2009

12

9

Spoleto Festival related articles, notes-- See also Spoleto Festival Collection

1970s-1990s

12

10

Spring Tour

1994

12

11

SERIES IV. NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

 

 

 

Newspaper Clippings

1971

12

12

Newspaper Clippings

1972

12

13

Newspaper Clippings

1973

12

14

Newspaper Clippings

1974

12

15

Newspaper Clippings

1975

12

16

Newspaper Clippings

1976

12

17

Newspaper Clippings

1977

12

18

Newspaper Clippings

1978

12

19

Newspaper Clippings

1979

12

20

Newspaper Clippings

1980

12

21

Newspaper Clippings

1981

12

22

Newspaper Clippings

1982-1983

13

1

Newspaper Clippings

1986-1987

13

2

Newspaper Clippings

1988

13

3

Newspaper Clippings

1989

13

4

Newspaper Clippings

1990-1991

13

5

Newspaper Clippings

1992

13

6

Newspaper Clippings

1993

13

7

Newspaper Clippings

1994

13

8

Newspaper Clippings

1995

13

9

Newspaper Clippings

1996

13

10

Newspaper Clippings

1997

13

11

Newspaper Clippings

1998

14

1

Newspaper Clippings

1999

14

2

Newspaper Clippings

2000

14

3

Newspaper Clippings

2001

14

4

Newspaper Clippings

2002

14

5

Newspaper Clippings

2003

14

6

Newspaper Clippings

2004

14

7

Newspaper Clippings

2005

14

8

Newspaper Clippings

2006

14

9

Newspaper Clippings

2007

14

10

Newspaper Clippings

No date

14

11

SERIES V. PROGRAMS

 

 

 

Programs

No date

15

1

Programs

1971

15

2

Programs

1972

15

3

Programs

1973

15

4

Programs

1974

15

5

Programs

1975

15

6

Programs

1976

15

7

Programs

1977

15

8

Programs

1978

15

9

Programs

1979

15

10

Programs

1980

15

11

Programs

1981

15

12

Programs

1982

15

13

Programs

1983

15

14

Programs

1984

15

15

Programs

1989

15

16

Programs

1993

15

17

Programs

1995

15

18

Programs

1996

15

19

Programs

1997

16

1

Programs

1998

16

2

Programs

1999

16

3

Programs

2000

17

1

Programs

2001

17

2

Programs

2002

17

3

Programs

2003

17

4

Programs

2004

17

5

Programs

2005

17

6

Programs

2006

17

7

SERIES VI. CHORAL ACTIVITIES FILES

 

 

 

Symphonic Choir

1981-1982

18

1

Symphonic Choir--general

1982-1983

18

2

Symphonic Choir--NJ Symphony /NY Philharmonic

1981-1982

18

3

Symphonic Choir--NY Philharmonic  Mahler 2nd

1981

18

4

Symphonic Choir—Messiah--NJ Symphony

1981 Dec

18

5

Symphonic Choir--Orchestra de Paris--Carnegie Hall

1982 Feb 19

18

6

Symphonic Choir-- Mahler 2nd

1982 Mar 7

18

7

Symphonic Choir Handel Festival

1982 Apr 17

18

8

Symphonic Choir

1980-1981

18

9

Symphonic Choir--general

1984-1985

18

10

Symphonic Choir-- Orchestra Budget Estimates

1984-1985

18

11

Symphonic Choir—Gluck Orfeo Philadelphia Orchestra Muti

1984

18

12

Symphonic Choir Scriabin Symphony #1 Philadelphia Muti

1985 Jan 28-29

18

13

Symphonic Choir—Handel  NY Philharmonic-- Masur conducting

1985 Feb 21, 22, 23, 26

18

14

Symphonic Choir Bach Magnificat, NY Philharmonic Kubelik

1985 Mar 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29 Apr 2

18

15

Symphonic Choir general

1983-1984

18

16

Symphonic Choir Verdi MacBeth Philadelphia Orchestra Muti

1983 Oct 6, 8, 11

18

17

Symphonic  Choir Carmina Burana Muti

1983 Dec 1, 2, 3, 6

18

18

Symphonic Choir Princeton U. Orchestra M. Pratt Beethoven

1984 Mar 2, 3, 4

19

1

All Choirs PBS Gala of Stars Radio City Music Hall, ASO, Levine

1984 Feb 28

19

2

Symphonic Choir Brahms Requiem NY Philharmonic--Mehta

1984 Apr 19,20, 21, 24

19

3

Symphonic Choir American Symphony Orchestra

1982-1983 Sep 9

19

4

Mahler II NY Philharmonic 10,000th concert

1982 Mar 7

19

5

Symphonic Choir American Symphony Mahler 2--Gilbert Kaplan

1983 Apr 7

19

6

Symphonic Choir Heinrich Schuetz Festival

1983 Mar 4-6

19

7

Schoenberg Gurrelieder, NY Phil

1983 Apr 21, 23

19

8

Symphonic Choir Brahms Requiem L.A. Symphony Carnegie Giulini

1982 Dec 2

19

9

Symphonic Choir NJ Symphony Holiday Program

1982 Dec 4, 5, 10, 11

19

10

Symphonic Choir Denver Symphony

1983 Mar

19

11

Symphonic Choir West Point Beethoven 9th Robert Shaw

1983 Mar 26

19

12

Symphonic Choir Liszt-- Faust Symphony Muti Philadelphia Orchestra

1982 Sep-Oct

19

13

SERIES VII. OVERSIZED

 

 

 

Plaques --ACDA American Choral Directors Assoc. (3 total)

1993-2004

OS1 (small flat box  metal cabinet)

 

Flummerfelt related--large framed color photo, various WC concert poster boards; Robert Shaw poster; Penderecki signed poster board, etc.

Ca. 1971-2008

OS2 (in same box as Spoleto)

 

Ray Robinson Collection, 1966-1988 (Bulk 1969 - 1983)

EXTENT: 39 boxes (16 linear feet)

PROCESSED: May 2014

BY: Julia Telonidis

PROVENANCE Transferred to the Westminster Choir College Archives ca. 1990s from the President’s Office.

ABSTRACT Contains office files accumulated before and during the tenure of Ray Robinson, President of Westminster Choir College from 1969 to 1987. Included are meeting minutes, reports, manuals, correspondence, and memoranda, mainly from the years 1969 to 1983, with minimal materials outside of that span.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ray E. Robinson (1932-2015) served as the fourth Westminster Choir College President from July 1, 1969 to July 31, 1987. He was the second longest serving president in the College's history, continuing and expanding on the changes instituted by his immediate predecessor Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (Pres. 1962-1969), some of whose materials are included in the collection. Robinson served at a pivotal time when the College was trying to establish its direction in the post John Finley Williamson era.

Robinson was born in San Jose, California in 1932. He studied music as a child and completed his undergraduate studies at San Jose State College, He completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Conducting and Musicology at Indiana University’s School of Music. After working in several churches as musical director and part-time as a college music instructor, he began his full-time teaching career at Cascade College in Portland, Oregon. He later served in various positions at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore before coming to Westminster.

During his time at Westminster he was instrumental in the hiring of several of the College's most notable figures, including Choral Activities (later Artistic) Director Joseph Flummerfelt and Charles H. Schisler, who as Academic Dean was key in building and strengthening the faculty. He also reinstated the Graduate Program in 1972 after an eight year hiatus. After his 18 year term at Westminster, he departed for Cambridge University’s Wolfson College in England. He then joined the faculty of Florida’s Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1989 where he created the choral program and headed it for 13 years. In addition to his work in higher education, he served as music critic and writer for various publications and was an authority on composer Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2004, he took over leadership of the Palm Beach Symphony as music director and general manager, retiring at the end of the 2010-11 season. He then moved to South Carolina where he died on October 8, 2015. Over the course of his 40 year plus career, he has had a long lasting influence in the field of Music Education.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists mainly of office files from President Ray Robinson’s tenure, including meeting minutes, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meeting related items, documents reflecting personnel issues, general correspondence, newsletters, financial statements, policy manuals, and plans for the College’s future. The last few years of Robinson’s presidency, 1984-1987 are sparsely represented. The collection represents many of the issues faced by the College during this era, including crucial decisions regarding the College’s direction and future.  The collection also includes materials from his predecessor, Lee Hastings Bristol’s (Pres. 1962-1969) term, which Robinson may have inherited and then built upon.

The collection is separated into 3 series. The first two series are separated into four subseries. An effort was made to preserve the original order of the collection with minimal rearranging. There is some overlap in subject matter between the first two series. The third series consists of materials collected from the Archives that pertain to Robinson or the Robinson era but are not part of the original collection.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Series I: Office Files
Subseries A: Administrative Files—Early Years
Subseries B: Office Files A-Z
Subseries C: Board of Trustees Meetings
Subseries D: Executive Committee Meetings

Series II: Ray Robinson Files
Subseries A: President’s General Files A-Z
Subseries B: Trustees’ Bios
Subseries C: Assorted Important Documents
Subseries D: Plans and Reports

Series III: Additional materials (not part of original collection)

ACCESS POINTS

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Bristol, Lee Hastings, 1923-1979
Penderecki, Krzysztof, 1933-
Robinson, Ray, 1932-
Routley, Erik

American Association of University Professors
Westminster Choir College
College presidents
Correspondence
Newsletters
Reports
Minutes
Memoranda
Manuals

Folder Title

Date

Box

Folder

SERIES I: President’s office files

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: Administrative Files—early years

 

 

 

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) newsletters

ca. 1968-1971

1

1

Membership lists/forms

ca. 1968-1971

1

2

AAUP tenure

1970s

1

3

AAUP wage price freeze

1971

1

4

AAUP Minutes

1967-1971

1

5

AAUP Chapter letters

1971-1973

1

6

AAUP Interdepartmental Memos

1971

1

7

AAUP correspondence

ca. 1968-1971

1

8

AAUP other

ca. 1968-1973

1

9

Budget

1978-1979

1

10

Budget

1977-1978

1

11

Budget

1976-1977

1

12

Budget

1975-1976

1

13

Budget

1974-1975

2

1

Budget

1973-1974

2

2

Budget

1972-1973

2

3

Budget

1971-1972

2

4

Misc.—General WCC info. , college facts, surveys, Arrangement with Rutgers

1968-1976

2

5

Assoc. of Independent Colleges and Univ. in NJ (includes Rider College)

1976-1983

2

6

WCC bylaws

1966-1983

3

1

NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

1976

3

2

AAUP (American Association of University Professors) faculty surveys

1971-1985

3

3

Faculty retreats

1971-1974

3

4

Lawsuits

ca. 1983

3

5

Manuals—Judicial procedures, manual  for policies, drug policy, student handbook

ca. 1971-1973

3

6

Pi Kappa Lambda

ca. 1971

3

7

Westminster Wag 2 (newsletter)

1977-1982

3

8

SUBSERIES B: Office Files A-Z

 

 

 

A – General File

1981

4

1

A – General File

1982

4

2

A – General File

1983

4

3

ACDA (American Choral Directors Assn.) Doctoral Dissertation Award

Jan 1980-Aug 1981

4

4

Administration

To 1980-1981

4

5

Auditor’s Reports

1972-1981

4

6

B – General File

1981

4

7

B – General File

1982

4

8

Bach Motets

1977

4

9

Baylor University

1979-1980

4

10

Bristol Chapel

1978-1979

4

11

Brown, Elaine Scholarship Fund (Betenbough) aka Elaine Isaacson

1979

4

12

C – General File

1981

4

13

C – General File

1982

4

14

Campus Master Plan Update

1979

4

15

Carillon

1979

5

1

Catholic Church Musicians

1983

5

2

Choral Journal

1982

5

3

Choral Literature for Chamber Choir

No date

5

4

Christ Church (Walnut Lane)

1979-1981

5

5

Church Relations

1982

5

6

Clark, William H. (Scholar In Organ)

1978-1981

5

7

Columbia Artists Management, Inc.

1962-1977

5

8

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (Stock sale to WCC)

1973

5

9

Columbia Records

1962-1978

5

10

Commission on Financing Post-Secondary Education

1975-1976

5

11

Computers

1975

5

12

Conductors : candidates

1981

5

13

Opening Convocation

1979-1982

5

14

Corfu (Festival)

1974

5

15

Courand, Marcel

1975-1976

5

16

Cunningham, Earl

1970-1975

5

17

D - General File

1981

5

18

D - General File

1982

5

19

Dean Search Committee Applicants

1979-1980

5

20

Dean of Students, William Alexander

1978-1982

6

1

Doctoral Programs WCC

1979-1981

6

2

DODDS (Dept. of Defense Dependent Schools)—ME 672 10-81 Choral Techniques and Literature

1981

6

3

E - General Files

1981

6

4

E - General Files

1982

6

5

Ecumenical Praise

1977

6

6

Educom

1981

6

7

Elsea, Carol Ann (Controller)

1977-1982

6

8

Estenes, Joseph, Jr.

1978

6

9

European Music Festivals

1978

6

10

Evans, Richard --Internship

Fall 1980

6

11

F – General File

1981

6

12

F – General File

1982

6

13

Faustini, Joao

1982-1983

6

14

Fiftieth Anniversary of WCC

1976

6

15

Financial Aid

1982

6

16

Fisher, Carl, Inc.

1974-1977

6

17

Fisk Organ

1978

6

18

Freedman and Druker

1976-1981

6

19

G – General File

1978

7

1

G – General File

1979

7

2

G – General File

1980

7

3

G – General File

1981

7

4

G – General File

1982

7

5

Glenmede Trust

1982

7

6

Gould, Walter

1969-1982

7

7

Ground breaking -- Library

Nov 13, 1967

7

8

Ground breaking – Student Center

May 30, 1974

7

9

H – General File

1981

7

10

Access for Handicapped

1978-1979

7

11

Harpsichord

1970-1971

7

12

Roy Harris Society

1982

7

13

Haynes, Helen Fenn

1981

77

14

Hazelbauer, William (Bill Bauer)

No date

7

15

Health Services—Students Princeton University

1978

7

16

HEW (Health, Education, and Welfare, Federal Dept. of)

1975-1978

7

17

Heyboer, Ralph and Emma

1982

7

18

Hillier, Robert J.

1976-1983

7

19

Hines, Jerome

1967

7

20

I—General File

1977-1982

7

21

Inauguration

1970

7

22

J—General File

1981-1982

7

23

Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. Eugene

1985

8

1

Jones, Robert W.

1974-1983

8

2

Judson, Mrs. Arthur

1979-1982

8

3

K - General File

1981-1982

8

4

Knoblauch Private Bank

1978

8

5

Koinonia—Christian Fellowship

1981

8

6

L – General File

1981

8

7

Larmore, Jennifer

1982

8

8

Legislative Project

Autumn 1982

8

9

Licensure Document

1970

8

10

Ludwig, Joachim

ca. 1979

8

11

M – General File

1980-1982

8

12

Masters Degree in Accompanying Proposal

1978-1979

8

13

Masters Degree Program

1973

8

14

Masters in Music in Piano Pedagogy

1981

8

15

Master Plan Press Release (see also box 37)

1974

8

16

Middle States Association

1962-1976

8

17

Mott, Mrs. C.S., Flint Michigan

1980

8

18

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)

1978-1979

8

19

N – General File

1981-1982

8

20

NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification)

1976-1982

9

1

NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) Visitation to Union University

1981

9

2

NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) Visitation Reports by Ray Robinson (Nyack, Barrington)

1971-1976

9

3

National Endowment for the Arts

1971-1980

9

4

National Endowment for the Humanities

1973-1977

9

5

National Guild of Music Schools

1974-1975

9

6

National/International Music Festivals, Inc.

1978

9

7

National Music Publishers Assoc.

1978

9

8

John Nelson – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

1979

9

9

NJ Association of Colleges and Universities

1982

9

10

NJ Dept. of Higher Education

1981-1982

9

11

NJ Public Television

1972-1979

10

1

Newman Commission Report

1980-1982

10

2

Newsletter

1984- 1985

10

3

Newsletter Samples

1983-1984

10

4

O – General File

1981-1982

10

5

Oral Roberts University

1972-1982

10

6

Organ Building Project

1976-1978

10

7

Organ Dept.

1977-1978

10

8

Organ Fundraising Project

1972-1978

10

9

Organ Tour (RR)

1976-1977

10

10

Organ Trip to Europe

1969

10

11

P—General File

1981-1982

11

1

Performing Arts Abroad, Inc.

1976-1981

11

2

Permissions, Norton Anthology

1977-1978

11

3

Philadelphia Orchestra

Nov 13-16, 1970

11

4

Personal matters (employee issues)

1978

11

5

Peterson, Larry W.

1980

11

6

Phelps, Lawrence

1974

11

7

Pi Kappa Lambda – National Music Honor Society

1978

11

8

Pooled Income Fund

1982

11

9

President’s Association

1971-1973

11

10

Princeton Arts Council

1972-1978

11

11

Borough of Princeton

1962-1981

11

12

Princeton High School

1963-1982

11

13

Public Relations Office

1982-1983

11

14

Publications Permission

1976

11

15

R – General File

1981-1982

11

16

Club Liquor License – Rathskellar Proposal

1978-1983

11

17

Review of Choirs – Miscellaneous

1978-1979

11

18

Romanian Tour

1974

11

19

Russell, Wilbur

1979-1983

11

20

S – General File

1981-1982

11

21

Sheetz, John W.

ca. 1980

11

22

Scottish Church Music Tour

January 1982

11

23

Schmiedeke, Edward – Las Vegas, NV

1978

11

24

Seabrook, Charles (estate)

1964-1979

11

25

Smith, Carole

1977-1979

12

1

Smith, Stratton, Wise and Heher

1974-1982

12

2

Steinitz, R. Paul

1980-1981

12

3

Stokowski, Leopold (See also Box 39)

ca. 1967-1970

12

4

Student Correspondence

1978-1982

12

5

Student Government

1978-1981

12

6

T - General File

1981-1982

12

7

Task Force of Strategic Planning

1982-1984

12

8

Television Series; History of Music

No date

13

1

Ten-Year Plan

1973

13

2

Tenure & Promotions

1980

13

3

U – General File

1978-1982

13

4

V – General File

1980-1982

13

5

W – General File

1982

13

6

Wagner, Roger

ca. 1970-1972

13

7

Weinrich, Carl

1973

13

8

WCC News Releases/Newsletter Editorial Board

1979-1982

13

9

Westminster Review

Ca. 1975-1976

13

10

Williamson, Alix

1981-1983

13

11

Williamson, Malcolm

1970-1972

13

12

XYZ General File

1981-1982

13

13

SUBSERIES C: Board of Trustees Meetings

 

 

 

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 9, 1982

14

1

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 10, 1982

14

2

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 14, 1981

14

3

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 10, 1981

14

4

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 11, 1981

14

5

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 8, 1980

14

6

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 15, 1980

14

7

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 13, 1980

14

8

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 10, 1979

15

1

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 17, 1979

15

2

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 14, 1979

15

3

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 11, 1978

15

4

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 14, 1978

15

5

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 15, 1978

15

6

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 12, 1977

15

7

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 19, 1977

15

8

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 16, 1977

15

9

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 20, 1976

15

10

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 27, 1976

15

11

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 18, 1976

16

1

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 15, 1975

16

2

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 29, 1975

16

3

Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 12, 1975

16

4

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 16, 1974

16

5

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 30, 1974

16

6

Board of Trustees Meeting

Jan 16, 1974

16

7

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 17, 1973

16

8

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 29, 1973

16

9

Board of Trustees Meeting

Jan 17, 1973

16

10

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 23, 1972

16

11

Board of Trustees Meeting

Jan 19, 1972

16

12

Board of Trustees Meeting

March 17, 1971

16

13

Board of Trustees Meeting

Jan 20, 1971

16

14

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 20, 1970

16

15

Board of Trustees Meeting

March 18, 1970

16

16

Board of Trustees Meeting

Jan 21, 1970

16

17

Board of Trustees Meeting

Oct 15, 1969

16

18

SUBSERIES D: Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

1971-1982

 

 

Executive committee meeting minutes

1982

17

1

Executive committee meeting minutes

1981

17

2

Executive committee meeting minutes

1980

17

3

Executive committee meeting minutes

1979

17

4

Executive committee meeting minutes

1978

17

5

Executive committee meeting minutes

1977

17

6

Executive committee meeting minutes

1976

17

7

Executive committee meeting minutes

1975

17

8

Executive committee meeting minutes

1974

17

9

SERIES 2: Robinson General Files

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: President’s General Files A-Z

 

 

 

A--General

1978-1980

18

1

Administration

1981-1983

18

2

Administration/Business Office

1980-1983

18

3

Admissions Report

1978-1979

18

4

AAUP (American Assoc. of University Professors)

1973-1978

18

5

AICUNJ (Assn. of Independent Colleges and Univ. in NJ)

1980

18

6

AICUNJ (Assn. of Independent Colleges and Univ. in NJ

1984

19

1

B--General

1978-1980

19

2

Black students

1970s

19

3

C--General

1978-1980

19

4

Cash flow reports

1978-1980

19

5

Commencement

1972-1975

19

6

Commencement

1976-1980

19

7

D and E --General

1978-1980

20

1

European trip files

1976-1977

20

2

F--General

1978-1980

20

3

Financial Aid

1978-1981

20

4

Franklin Ave.

1960s

20

5

Free Church Music Symposium

Jan 1980

20

6

German church music tour

Jan 1981

20

7

Graduate Program

1970s

21

1

H--General

1978-1980

21

2

Handbook of Administration

1972

21

3

Independent College Fund of NJ

1983-1984

21

4

Indiana Church Music Project

June 8-13, 1980

21

5

Interim

1981

21

6

International Choral Festival

1977

22

1

J--General

1976-1980

22

2

Jeuneses Musicales

1978

22

3

K-L--General

1978-1980

22

4

Lawrence, Lloyd

1974- 1976

22

5

M--General File

1978-1980

22

6

Middle States Symposium

Ca. 1976

22

7

N--General File

1978

22

8

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

1977-1978

23

1

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) general correspondence, etc.

1977-1978

23

2

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) annual meetings (Philadelphia 1979, Dallas 1981, Dearborn 1983)

1979-1983

23

3

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) misc.

1980s

24

1

Nevada All State Chorus

1978

24

2

New Jersey Dept. of Higher Ed.

1982

24

3

New Jersey Dept. of Higher Ed.

1983

24

4

New Jersey Dept. of Higher Ed.

1984-1985

25

1

NJ State Council on the Arts—grant proposal

1970-1975

25

2

O-P--General File

1978-1980

25

3

Pittsburgh symphony

1970s

25

4

Pneuman /Breuhl

1980s

25

5

President’s Council

1976-1978

25

6

Princeton Board of Ed.

Ca. 1960s-1970s

26

7

Princeton Hospital / Princeton Public Schools

1970-1972

26

8

Princeton University

1970s

26

1

Proposals-- for a workshop orchestral ensemble playing and for headstart to life program

Ca. 1966-1971

26

2

Public relations

1978-1982

26

3

R--General File

1978-1980

26

4

Rental Property

ca. 1982

26

5

Romanian Tour

1974

26

6

Romanian Tour memoranda, tourist brochures, etc.

1974

26

7

Royal School of Church Music workshop

1980

27

1

S--General

1978-1980

27

2

Carl W. Shaver report

1970s

27

3

Spoleto Festival

ca. 1975

27

4

Student Center (2 photos removed to Photograph Collection

1974

27

5

T--General

1978-1980

28

1

Thomas, Edgar

ca. 1970

28

2

VWXYZ--General

1978

28

3

VP Administration candidates

1984

28

4

SUBSERIES B: Trustees Bios

 

 

 

Biographical Info—Trustees (See also photo collection--Trustees)

ca. 1960s-1980s

28

5

Charles B. Anderson

1970s-1980s

28

6

Reginald L. Auchincloss, Jr.

1970s

28

7

Walter G. Barlow

ca. 1970s-1980s

28

8

H.Ward Bedford

ca. 1970s-1980s

28

9

GP. Belshaw

ca. 1980s

28

10

Andre L. Briod

ca. 1981

29

1

Lee H. Bristol, Jr.

ca. 1960s

29

2

Lee H. Bristol, Jr.

ca. 1960s

29

3

Lee H. Bristol. Jr. - letters

ca. 1960s

29

4

Arthur M. Byers (See also photo collection--Trustees)

ca. 1970s

30

1

Russell N. Carrier

Ca. 1978

30

2

Raymond Charles

Ca. 1970s

30

3

Kenneth Chorley (See also photo collection--Trustees)

Ca. 1960s

30

4

Mr and Mrs Arthur N. Curtiss

1970s

30

5

Carl H.P. Dahlgren

ca. 1960s

30

6

Dr. Willard Dahlrimple

1970s

30

7

Charles Dennison

ca. 1980s

30

8

Dr. Burns A. Dobbins

ca. 1970s

30

9

Dr. Thurston J. Dox

1975

30

10

Oliver D. Filley

ca. 1975

30

11

Dr. William S. Fuller

ca. 1969

30

12

George S. Greene Jr.

1960s

30

13

Charles Higgins

ca. 1965

30

14

J. Milton Hill

ca. 1970s

31

1

Elsie (Mrs. Henry L.) Hillman

ca. 1960s

31

2

Vahan Hodroian

ca. 1970s

31

3

Arthur Judson (See also photo collection)

ca. 1960s-1970s

31

4

Jean (Mrs. William) Kreitzer aka Jean Morris Patterson

ca. 1980s

31

5

Rev. Benjamin Lake

ca. 1960s-1970s

31

6

G.A. Lehmann

ca. 1960s

31

7

Inocencio B. Linhares

ca. 1980

31

8

Calvin Louderback

ca. 1960s-1970s

31

9

Dr. Kenneth L. Maxwell

ca. 1972

31

10

James I. McCord (See also photo collection)

ca. 1968

31

11

Roger H. McDonough (See also photo collection--Trustees)

ca. 1974

31

12

John L. McKee

ca. 1981

31

13

Howard S. McMorris (See also photo collection--Trustees)

1960s-1970s

31

14

Howard S. McMorris II

1980

31

15

Malcolm Muir Jr.

1960s

31

17

Henriette Noyes (See also photo collection--Trustees)

ca. 1970s

31

18

Mary Jane Paynter

1968

31

19

Richard K. Paynter

1960s

31

20

Lachlan Pitcairn

1969

31

21

Rev. David R. Prince

1970s

31

22

Frank Reiche

1970s

31

23

Mary G. Roebling

ca. 1960s

31

24

Ray E. Robinson (See also photo collection—Ray Robinson)

ca. 1970s

32

1

H.I. Romnes

ca. 1960s

32

2

Dorothy Maynor Rooks

1960s

32

3

William O. Sahm

ca. 1980

32

4

Charles Scribner III

ca. 1980

32

5

Dr. William H. Scheide

1960-1982

32

6

Kevin Shanley

1982

32

7

Howard Sprow

1970s

32

8

Lucille Fenn Stafford

ca. 1970s

32

9

Elisabeth Stevens (Mrs. Sydney G.)

ca. 1965-1980

32

10

Dr. Chester Stroup

1970s

32

11

Mrs Frederick M. Thayer Jr. (Bobbie)

1969-1981

32

12

Mrs Frederick M. Thayer Sr.

ca. 1960s

32

13

Frederick von Stade

ca. 1980

33

1

Mrs. John M. Walker

ca. 1970s

33

2

Mrs. John M. Walker

ca. 1960s

33

3

Mrs. Frederick Wierdsma

ca. 1960s

33

4

Dr. John Finley Williamson

1960s

33

5

David C. Wood

1970s

33

 

SUBSERIES C: Assorted Important Documents - Memoranda, Personnel and Faculty Issues

 

 

 

Basic documents (copies) - Cert. of incorporation, deed related, development related

1930s-1970s

34

1

Robinson - Inauguration related and biographical (See also Series 3)

1970-2001

34

2

Memoranda/Correspondence (includes Flummerfelt)

ca. 1970s-1980s

34

3

Robinson’s speeches and writings, reports

1970s

34

4

Robinson written music publications Choral Experience Series/Choral Tradition Series

ca. 1970s

34

5

Krzystof Penderecki related (including Robinson’s writings on Penderecki)

ca. 1980

34

6

“The Life and Work of Erik Routley” by Ray Robinson

1984

34

7

WCC newsletters brochures etc.

ca. 1960s-1980

34

8

Brochures / pamphlets / publications magazines

ca. 1980s

34

9

Lee H. Bristol related (biographical)

ca. 1969

34

10

Personnel issues (Bristol era)

ca. 1969

34

11

By-laws and personnel policies

ca. 1971

34

12

Student Center master plans

ca. 1973

35

1

Architectural plans/drawings

ca. 1963

35

2

Franklin Ave. construction issue

1967

35

3

Faculty related - by laws, handbooks, report from the president

1970s-80s

35

4

Student issues / services

1970s

35

5

Meeting related (general)

1970s

35

6

Board of Trustees related

1960s-1970

35

7

Board of Trustees related

1971-1976

36

1

Board of Trustees - general and Executive and Development Committee (includes financial

1972-1973

36

2

Board of Trustees - Academic and Musical Affairs Committee

1972-1973

36

3

Frederick Thayer - Board of Trustees Related

ca. 1975-1976

36

4

Annual Reports and Financial related (including Shaver report)

ca. 1971-1984

36

5

Annual giving and alumni related

ca. 1960s-1970s

36

6

SUBSERIES D: Plans and Reports (see also Series 3)

 

 

 

A Study of the Resources of WCC

July 1966

37

1

WCC Evaluation Report

Dec 1969

37

2

Master’s Degree Program

Oct 1971

37

3

10 year plan

July 1971

37

4

Master Plan 1971-1981

1972

37

5

Master Plan 1973 (2 copies) Says “1980” on front

1973

37

6

Master Plan 1972-1982

May 1973

37

7

Master Plan (2 copies)

Jan 1974

37

8

Five Year Plan

1974-1979

37

9

Middle States Self Study

March 1976

37

10

Master Plan

May 1979

38

1

Development Plan for 1980 3 copies

ca. 1980

38

2

Periodic Review Report

April 1982

38

3

Revised Periodic Review Report

April 1983

38

4

Financial And Development Planning Project

Feb 1984

38

5

Assessment of Fund raising Needs

April 1984

38

6

Campaign for Westminster Operating Plan

June 1984

38

7

SERIES 3: Additional Materials (not part of original collection)

 

 

 

Additional materials-- memoranda

ca. 1969-1971

38

8

Additional materials—press releases, addresses, programs, writings, biographical information

ca. 1969-1980s

38

9

Additional materials—financial and auditors reports

1974-1978

39

1

Additional materials—financial and auditors reports

1979-1983

39

2

Additional materials—Financial and development

1987

39

3

Additional materials—ACDA Julius Herford Dissertation Award

1982-1984

39

4

Additional materials—correspondence (some finance related)

1969-1987

39

5

Additional materials—job descriptions and contracts

ca. 1974-1985

39

6

Additional materials—basic college facts and Dept. of Ed. contract

1987-1988

39

7

Additional materials—Commencement address by Gilbert E. Kaplan

1983

39

8

Additional materials—Leopold Stokowski related notes about a tour, author unknown (See also Box 34) 1983-1986 39 9
Additional materials—Board and committee related meeting minutes 1986-1987 39 10
Additional materials—Christian Arts, Inc. 1970s-1980s 39 11
Additional materials—Knabenchor Hannover (German choir) 1987 39 12
Additional materials—Seminar for administrators, leadership and campus issues 1980-1983 39 13

Spoleto Festival Collection, 1960s-2011

Creator: Joseph Flummerfelt

Title: Spoleto Festival Collection

Dates:  1960s-2011

Location: Cabinets in Library Instruction Room

Abstract:

Contains programs, brochures, flyers, posters, and general papers related to the Spoleto Italy and Spoleto U.S.A. Festivals during the years that Joseph Flummerfelt and/or the Westminster Choir participated.

Provenance

Donated by Joseph Flummerfelt, 2010

Historical Note

Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti founded the annual Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) music and visual arts festival in Spoleto Italy in 1958, with the idea that there would be a second festival eventually taking place in the United States. The first Italian festival featured a new production of Verdi’s MacBeth. Each subsequent festival featured a variety of concerts, opera, dance, dramatic performances and visual arts exhibitions.

Joseph Flummerfelt began his association with the Spoleto Italy Festival in 1971 when he directed the Florida State University Singers’ appearance at the Festival. The prior year, Flummerfelt had caught the attention of Gian Carlo Menotti, who then invited him to participate. The Westminster Choir soon became the choir-in-residence at the festival in Italy. The Choir continued to perform at the Spoleto Italy Festival until 1991.

he Spoleto U.S.A. Festival began in 1977 in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A., with Flummerfelt playing a key role in its establishment. The city was chosen because of its abundance of churches, performance spaces, and cultural and historic attractions. The Westminster Choir, under the direction of Flummerfelt, performed at the first Spoleto U.S.A. Festival in 1977 and continues to serve as the chorus-in-residence to the present day under the direction of conductor Joe Miller.

Scope and Content Note

The items in this collection were separated from the Joseph Flummerfelt Collection and made into a discrete collection pertaining only to the Spoleto Italy Festival (1971-1991) and Spoleto U.S.A. Festivals (1977-2011). They are arranged in chronological order with the Spoleto Italy section first. A small number of additional Spoleto related items already in the archives were integrated into the collection.

The items are mainly programs from the festivals, brochures, tourist information for the festival locations, and oversized posters (located in the same box as the Joseph Flummerfelt Collection oversized).

All photographs pertaining to the Spoleto Festivals were separated from this collection and placed in the Photograph Collection 13/C/29. These photos are solely of the Spoleto Festival Italy from the 1970s.

Subject Access Points

Flummerfelt, Joseph
Menotti, Gian Carlo, 1911-2007
Festival of Two Worlds
Spoleto Festival U.S.A.
Westminster Choir
Brochures
Posters
Programs

Folder Title

Date

Box

Folder

Spoleto Festival -- Italy misc., tourist information, history

1960s-1980s

1

1

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1971

1

2

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1972

1

3

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1973

1

4

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1974

1

5

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1975

1

6

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1976

1

7

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1977

1

8

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1978-1979

2

1

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1980

2

2

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1982

2

3

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1983-1987

2

4

Spoleto Festival -- Italy

1988-1993

2

5

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1977

3

1

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1978

3

2

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1979

3

3

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1980

3

4

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1981

3

5

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1982

3

6

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1983

3

7

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1984-1985

4

1

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1986-1987

4

2

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1988-1989

4

3

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1990

4

4

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1991-1992

4

5

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1993-1994

5

1

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1995-1996

5

2

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1997

5

3

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1998

5

4

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

1999

5

5

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2000

6

1

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2001

6

2

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2002

6

3

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2003

6

4

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2004

6

5

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2005

7

1

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2006

7

2

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2007

7

3

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2008-2009

7

4

Spoleto Festival – U.S.A.

2010-2011

7

5

Oversized items--Spoleto Festival Italy (including Gian Carlo Menotti signed) and Spoleto Festival U.S.A. related posters

1974-2006

OS2 (in same box as Flummerfelt)

 

Westminster Choir College Photograph Collection, ca. 1920-2000s

Abstract: Contains photographs and slides depicting persons, locations, and events pertaining to Westminster Choir College. Select photographs have been digitized and can be viewed on our Digital Photograph Collection site.

Historical Note

The Westminster Choir was founded in Dayton Ohio in 1920 by John Finley Williamson and Rhea B. Williamson. In the early 1920s the Choir toured throughout the United States as their reputation grew.  The Williamsons founded the Westminster Choir School in 1926 in Dayton. After touring the United States in 1929, the choir embarked on a tour of Europe, and gained prominence internationally as a choir. Also in 1929, the school left Dayton, Ohio to become affiliated with Ithaca Conservatory in Ithaca, NY where the curriculum expanded to a four year degree program.  The college moved again and settled permanently in Princeton, NJ in 1932, taking advantage of its close proximity to both New York and Philadelphia.

In 1934, the choir embarked on its second European tour which included a stop in the Soviet Union where a performance of the choir was broadcast back to the United States.  During the following decades, particularly in the 1950s, the choir toured throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and performed with internationally prominent orchestras and conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, and Bruno Walter among many others. 

The College’s Princeton campus, completed in 1934, originally consisted of four Georgian buildings on a quadrangle. Eventually these were named for the Williamsons, Mrs. Taylor, Dr. Erdman, and Dr. Bristol. Subsequently other buildings, some temporary, were erected: the Playhouse (1948), Seabrook (North) Hall (1957), Hamilton House (1958), Dayton-Ithaca-Princeton Dormitory (1968), Talbott Library (1969) and the Student Center (1975), later named for Dr. Scheide.

Dr. and Mrs. Williamson retired from the college in 1958. The Williamsons toured Africa with an alumni choir in 1959, and continued to travel across the U.S. and Asia, teaching and conducting vocal clinics. John Finley Williamson was followed by presidents MacCalmont (1958-1961), Bristol (1962-1969), Robinson (1969-1986) Fuller (1988-1991). In 1992 The College merged with Rider University in nearby Lawrenceville, NJ and is now a part of Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts, while retaining its historical identity as Westminster Choir College.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of both black and white and color photographs of various sizes documenting the history of Westminster Choir College from its beginnings in the 1920s to the early 2000s. The collection has been gathered over the years by the archives as a result of donations from various Westminster Choir College departments and other individuals affiliated with the university. Some of the major categories depicted are individual people, including noted conductors, faculty, and students, important events such as graduations, and performances, photographs of various Westminster choirs over the years, campus and building photographs depicting Dayton, Ohio, Ithaca, New York and Princeton, New Jersey. Also represented are photos of choir tours and John Finley and Rhea Williamson trips to the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The collection also includes approximately 2000 slides from the mid-1950s to about 1990 depicting the Westminster campus in Princeton, choirs in rehearsals and performance, commencements and convocations, student and faculty recitals, candid shots of students, and faculty and visitors teaching and conducting. The earlier slides include images of Westminster's first campus in Dayton, OH, May Day ceremonies, and photos taken during the Africa/Middle East tour by the Westminster Singers in 1959. Prominent Westminster personalities John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson, Joseph Flummerfelt, Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., Joan Lippincott, and Phyllis Lehrer and many unidentified individuals are depicted.

The collection covers the early days of the Williamsons to the early 2000s when digital photography superceded traditional film photography. More recent born-digital photographs are not contained in the archives but are held by Westminster Choir College’s External Affairs department.

Subject Access Points

Bristol, Lee Hastings, 1923-1979
Flummerfelt, Joseph
Williamson, John Finley, 1887-1964
Williamson, Rhea B.
Choirs (Music)—New Jersey
College Campuses
College Students
Commencement Ceremonies
Conductors (Music
Music in universities and colleges—United States
Universities and colleges—Faculty
Westminster Choir
Westminster Choir—Tours
Westminster Choir College
Photographs
Slides

Series List

Series I: People
Series II: Events
Series III: Tours
Series IV: Campuses (various locations)
Series V: Choirs
Series VI: Professional Schools/Vocal Camps
Series VII: Oversized Photographs
Series VIII: Slides

Folder title

Date

Cabinet

Drawer

Folder

SERIES I: PEOPLE

 

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: PEOPLE (INDIVIDUALS)

 

 

 

 

Donald Allured (handbells, faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

1

Laurence H. Altman  (piano faculty)

2004

13

A

2

Robert Annis (Dean)

ca. 1990s-2000s

13

A

3

David Arnold (baritone, faculty)

1970s

13

A

4

Robert Baker (organist)

ca. 1950s

13

A

5

Samuel Barber (composer)

ca. 1940s

13

A

6

John Barbirolli (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950s

13

A

7

G. Dene Barnard (organ faculty)

1968

13

A

8

Barton Bartle (theory dept. faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

9

Ena Bronstein Barton (piano faculty)

ca. 1980s-2000s

13

A

10

John (voice faculty) and Ruth Baumgartner (librarian)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

11

Pierre Bernac

1977

13

A

12

Leonard Bernstein (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

13

David Scull Bispham (voice teacher of JFW)

1919

13

A

14

(Sir) Arthur  Bliss (composer)

1968

 

A

15

Paul Boepple (music history faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

16

Rita Bouboulidi

ca. 1950s

13

A

17

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

18

Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (see also Slides)

ca. 1960s

13

A

19

Mark Brombaugh (organ faculty)

ca. 1970s

13

A

20

Elaine Brown (conducting faculty) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

21

Ralph Burrier (voice, conducting faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

22

Lewis C. Brunn (organ)

ca. 1950

13

A

23

Donna Cable (a.k.a. Donna Plaskett) (administrator, conducting faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

24

Paul Callaway (conductor)

1970

13

A

25

Guido Cantelli (See also OS 2)

1955

13

A

26

Robert Carwithen (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

27

Maureen Carr (theory faculty)

1960s

13

A

28

Harriet Chase (theory faculty)

1988

13

A

29

William Cheadle (piano faculty)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

30

Virginia Cheesman (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

31

F. Melius Christiansen (and Olaf C.)

ca. 1920-1955

13

A

32

Lindsey Christiansen (voice faculty)

ca. 1980s-1990s

13

A

33

Ingrid Clarfield  (piano faculty)

ca. 1980s-2000s

13

A

34

Andre Cluytens (conductor)

ca. 1958

13

A

35

John B. Colman (67-68 eurythmics faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

36

Aaron Copland (With Williamson and others, American Music Festival)

1938

13

A

37

Diana Crane (arts & sciences faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

38

Theos Cronk (administration)

ca. 1940

13

A

39

Allen Crowell (Conducting, Dean)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

40

Diane Curry  (voice)

ca. 1950

13

A

41

Phyllis Curtin

ca. 1970

13

A

42

William Dalgleish (aka Dalglish) (music history faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

A

43

Daphnis (the campus cat)

ca. 1980s-1990s

13

A

44

Meredith Davies (conductor)

ca. 1971

13

A

45

Antal Dorati

1972

13

A

46

Arlo Duba (religion faculty, chaplain)

ca. 1960

13

A

47

Kiera Duffy (student, BM 2001, MM 2003, soprano)

2002

13

A

48

J. Donald Dumpson (sacred music faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

49

Marcel Dupré (see Marcel Dupré Collection compiled by Anna French Adams)

 

 

 

 

Wilhelm Ehmann (conductor, guest faculty) (See OS 1)

 

 

 

 

Edward Eicher

ca. 1960s

13

A

50

Elem Eley (voice faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

51

Charles Erdman (chaplain) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

52

Christoph Eschenbach (Musical Director Philadelphia Orchestra)

2008

13

A

52a

Robert Evans (religion faculty)

1970s-1980s

13

A

53

Tom Faracco (voice faculty)

1980s

13

A

54

Gerald Farrell (church music faculty)

No date

13

A

55

Joseph Flummerfelt (Director of Choral Activities) including photo with Z. Macal (see also Slides)

ca. 1970s-2000s

13

A

56

Charles Frischman (theory faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990

13

A

57

Rafael Fruhbeck De Burgos (conductor)

ca. 2013

13

A

57a

William Fuller (President)

1987-1990

13

A

58

Benny Goodman

1956

13

A

59

Herbert Wilbur Greene (JFW teacher)

ca. 1910?

13

A

60

Frauke Haaseman (conducting faculty) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1980s

13

A

61

W.C. Handy

1940s

13

A

61a

Roy Harris (composition faculty) (with George Lynn)

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

62

Janice (Morris) Harsanyi (voice faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

63

Nicholas Harsanyi (conducting faculty) (see also E. Ormandy folder) (see also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

64

Anton Hartman (South African conductor, music administrator)

1959

13

A

65

James and Davina Hay

ca. 1960-1961

13

A

66

William Hays (organ faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

67

Harold Hedgpeth (voice, conducting faculty)

1938-1942

13

A

68

Julius Herford (music history faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

69

Gertrude Herrick (English faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

70

Thomas Hillbish

ca. 1957-1964

13

A

71

LoRean Hodapp

ca. 1920s-1980s

13

A

72

Moses Hogan

ca. 2000-2003

13

A

73

Sidney Homer (composer of songs) and Louise Homer (contralto)

ca. 1920s

13

A

74

C. Howard Hopkins (Dean 1958-1964)

1958-1964

13

A

75

Andrew Householder

ca. 1980s

13

A

76

Lois Young Hunter (piano faculty)

ca. 1965

13

A

77

Jose Iturbi

1941

13

A

78

Walter Johnson (voice faculty)

ca. 1940s

13

A

79

David Hugh Jones (organ, composition faculty)

ca. 1920s-1950s

13

A

80

George M. Jones (woodwinds methods, faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

81

James M.  Jordan (conducting faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

82

Arthur Judson (musician and orchestra manager) (trustee) (see also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

83

Thomas Kean (former NJ Governor)

ca. 1990

13

A

84

Marvin Keenze (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

A

85

Helen Hubbert Kemp (voice faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

86

John S.C. Kemp (church music faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

87

Ralph Kirkpatrick

ca. 1960s

13

A

88

Ton Koopman (conductor)

2008-2009

13

A

88a

Tony Kosar (theory faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

89

Joseph Kovacs (violin, orchestra faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

90

Mary Taylor Krimmel (organ faculty)

ca. 1940s-1970s

13

A

91

Rafael Kubelik (conductor) (See OS 2)

1978

13

A

92

Ramon Kyser (voice faculty)

ca. 1950s

13

A

93

Jacques LaCombe (Musical Director NJ Symphony Orchestra)

ca. 2010-2012

13

A

93a

Jennifer Larmore (BM 1980, D. Mus. Honorary 2005)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

94

Lois Laverty (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990

13

A

95

Phyllis Alpert Lehrer (piano faculty) (see also Slides)

ca. 1980s-2005

13

A

96

Raymond Leppard

1969

13

A

97

Frank Lewin (composer)

ca. 1968

13

A

97a

Joan Lippincott (organ faculty) (see also Slides)

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

98

James Litton (church music, organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

99

Lillian Livingston (piano faculty)

ca. 2000

13

A

100

Bart Luedeke (J. Barton Luedeke) (Rider president)

ca. 1990-2003

13

A

101

Peter Christian Lutkin

ca. 1910s?

13

A

102

George Lynn (voice, conducting faculty

ca. 1960s

13

A

103

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

ca. 2000s

13

A

104

Zdenek Macal

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

105

President William F. MacCalmont

ca. 1958-1962

13

A

106

Handel Manuel (Indian pianist, composer,organist, conductor)

1957

13

A

107

George Markey (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

108

Warren Martin (theory, conducting faculty)

1920s-1960s

13

A

109

William Masselos (pianist)

ca. 1960s

13

A

110

Dorothy Maynor (and JFW) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

111

Alexander McCurdy (organ faculty) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1960

13

A

112

Donald McDonald (organ faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

113

Thomas McElhinney (Dean of Men)

ca. 1960s

13

A

114

James McKeever (voice faculty, administrator)

ca. 1950s-1970s

13

A

115

Mathilde McKinney (piano faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

116

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

1980s

13

A

117

Henry Melnik (music education faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

118

Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950

13

A

119

Charles Munch (see also Vera Zorina folder)

1948-1949

13

A

120

Riccardo Muti (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1980s-2002

13

A

121

Yannick Nezet-Seguin (Musical Director Philadelphia Orchestra)

2012-2013

13

A

121a

Henriette Turney Noyes (WCC board member)

ca. 1950

13

A

122

Nnole? Obrad

1957

13

A

123

Eugene Ormandy (conductor) (with Lee Hastings Bristol and Nicholas Harsanyi) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

124

Sue Ellen Page (church music faculty) (student BM ’71, MM’ 82)

ca. 1970s

13

A

125

Nancianne Parrella (conducting faculty, choir accompaniest)

ca. 1990s?

13

A

126

Glenn Parker (piano, accompanying faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

127

Herbert Pate (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

128

J.J. Penna (accompanying faculty)

ca. 1996-2005

13

A

129

Joel Phillips (theory faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

130

Daniel Pinkham

ca. 1969

13

A

131

Donna Plaskett (See Donna Cable)

 

 

 

 

Francis Poe (music history/music education faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

132

Daniel A. Poling (minister, author) (with JFW)

1950s

13

A

133

Daniel Pratt (voice faculty)

1981

13

A

134

Leontyne Price

ca. 1970s

13

A

135

Gordon Pruett (religion faculty for one year only 1967-1968)

ca. 1960s

13

A

136

Sergei Rachmaninoff (conductor)

ca. 1930s

13

A

137

Marion Rampel (Dean of Women, psychology faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

138

Laura Brooks Rice (voice faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

139

L. Eugene Roan (organ faculty)

ca. 1950s-2002

13

A

140

David Roberts (conductor)

2007

13

A

140a

Ray Robinson (President)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

141

Artur Rodzinski  (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940-1950s

13

A

142

Irma Rogell (pianist and harpsichordist)

1960?

13

A

143

Fred Rogers

ca. 1999

13

A

144

Erik Routley (church music faculty,  Director of Chapel)(See also OS 3)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

145

John Rutter

1998

13

A

146

Sandor Salgo (violin, theory faculty)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

147

Sir Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

ca.1966

13

A

148

Leland Sateren (composer, church musician)

1975

13

A

149

Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

ca. 1993-2003

13

A

150

Hermann Scherchen (conductor)

ca. 1964

13

A

151

Charles Schisler (music history/ music education faculty, Dean) 1969-1988

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

152

John B. Sealy (voice faculty)

1948

13

A

153

Anne Sears (public relations)

ca. 1990s

13

A

154

Steven P. Sharp (Director of alumni and career services 1971-1981)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

155

Howard Shaw (voice faculty)

1968

13

A

156

Robert Shaw (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1980s

13

A

157

Dennis Shrock (conducting faculty)

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

158

Priscilla Silz (German faculty)

ca. 1950s

13

A

159

Robert Simpson (conductor of chapel choir, voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

160

Arthur Sjogren (conducting faculty)

ca. 1970

13

A

161

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor)

ca. 1971

13

A

162

William Steinberg (conductor) (See  OS 1)

 

 

 

 

Leopold Stokowski (conductor) (with Marian Anderson, L.H. Bristol, Walt Disney) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

163

Howard Swan (conductor)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

164

 

Katharine Talbott and family (Benefactor) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

165

Sophia  Strong Taylor (Benefactor)

ca. 1930s

13

A

166

Arturo Toscanini (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s

13

A

167

Constantina Tsolainou (conducting faculty) (aka Tsolainos as student MM’84)

ca. 1980s

13

A

168

David Uber (brass faculty)

ca. 1964-1970

13

A

169

George Vassos (BM ’52, MM ’53 (voice faculty Cleveland Institute of Music)

ca. 1980s

13

A

170

Sherry L. Vellucci  (librarian faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

171

Frances Vespe (Italian, French faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

172

Augustus  Stephen Vogt (Canadian organist, choral conductor)

1925

13

A

173

Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

1958

13

A

174

A. Monroe Wade (arts & sciences faculty)

1967-1980

13

A

175

Roger Wagner (WC) (conductor) (See also OS 2)

1971

13

A

176

Bruno Walter (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

177

James Waters (theory faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

178

Thomas J. Watson (CEO of IBM)

ca. 1950s

13

A

179

Carl Weinrich (organ faculty)

ca. 1930s-1940s

13

A

180

John Finley Williamson (early/middle years)

ca. 1910s-1930s

13

A

181

John Finley Williamson (later years/memorial) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1940s-1964

13

A

182

John Finley Williamson (professional /publicity photos)

ca. 1920s-1960s

13

A

183

John Finley Williamson and Rhea B. Williamson (see also Slides)

ca. 1910s-1960s

13

A

184

Rhea B. Williamson

ca. 1910s-1960s

13

A

185

Williamsons homes/cottages/plaques

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

186

John Finley Williamson friends/family/groups/acquaintances

ca. 1920s-1960s

13

A

187

John Finley Williamson conducting/teaching/graduation ceremonies

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

188

John Finley Williamson with Lee Hastings Bristol Jr.

1962

13

A

189

Malcolm Williamson (composer in residence)

1970-1971

13

B

1

Herbert Witherspoon (JFW’s teacher)

1920

13

B

2

Hugh Wolf (conductor)

1990

13

B

3

Peter Wright (piano, theory, music history faculty, Dean)

ca. 1980s

13

B

4

Alec Wyton (organ, church music faculty)

1965-1973

13

B

5

David Stanley York (theory faculty, administrator)

ca. 1969

13

B

6

Harold Zabrack (piano faculty) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1970s

13

B

7

Vera Zorina (with JFW)

1948

13

B

8

Subseries B: PEOPLE (GROUPS)

 

 

 

 

Arts and Sciences Dept.

1960s-1990s

13

B

9

Church Music Dept. (later Sacred Music)

ca. 1980s-2000

13

B

10

Conducting Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990

13

B

11

Handbell choirs and Handbells  (also includes photos of non-WCC handbell groups)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

12

Music Education Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

13

Organ Dept. and Organs (musical instruments)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

14

Piano Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

15

Theory/Music History/Composition Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

16

Voice Dept.

ca. 1940s-1990

13

B

17

Faculty groups, other than departments (see also Ithaca choir folder) and Administration

ca. 1920s-2000s

13

B

18

Talbott Library Friends’ Receptions

1985-1990

13

B

19

Talbott Library Staff

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

B

20

Benefactors

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

B

21

Deans

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

B

22

Staff and Administration(General)

ca. 1940s-1990s

13

B

23

Students/Student life

1920s

13

B

24

Students/Student life

1930s-1940s

13

B

25

Students/Student life

1950s

13

B

26

Students/Student life

1960s

13

B

27

Students/Student life

1970s

13

B

28

Student yearbook photos (individuals)

ca. 1970

13

B

29

Student yearbook photos (general)

ca. 1970

13

B

30

Students/Student life

1980s

13

B

31

Students/Student life

1990s

13

B

32

Students/Student life (continued)

1990s

13

B

33

Students/Student life

2000s

13

B

34

Student groups/organizations

1950s-1960s

13

B

35

Trustees

 

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

36

SERIES II: EVENTS

 

 

 

 

Alumni  Events (various)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

37

Alumni Week --black and white

1990s

13

B

38

Alumni Week --color

1990s

13

B

39

Alumni Events, 50th Anniversary Reunion of the World Tour  (Donated by Marvin Keenze)

2007

13

B

40

American Bible Society concerts

1966

13

B

41

40th anniversary celebration

1966

13

B

42

50th anniversary celebration (includes "Dayton Gang")

1976

13

B

43

Dalton Baldwin master class

ca. 1980s

13

B

44

Choir Festivals

ca. 1950s

13

B

45

Christmas 1944 TV broadcast Marian Anderson and Leopold Stokowski (See also Leopold Stokowski folder)

1944

13

B

46

Church Music Symposium Oct 19, 20, 1970

1970

13

B

47

Church Music Workshop

1967

13

B

48

Collegium Musicum

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

B

49

Commencement / Convocation

1930s

13

C

1

Commencement / Convocation

1940s

13

C

2

Commencement / Convocation

1950s

13

C

3

Commencement / Convocation  (Leonard Bernstein)

1960s

13

C

4

Commencement / Convocation

1970s

13

C

5

Commencement  1976  (Bob Hope)

1976

13

C

6

Commencement / Convocation (featuring Barbara Boggs Sigmund)

1980s

13

C

7

Commencement / Convocation  and class picture

1990s

13

C

8

Commencement / Convocation 2000s

2000

13

C

9

Awards convocation

ca. 2000?

13

C

10

Commencement

2001

13

C

11

Commencement

2002

13

C

12

Commencement – Unknown years

No date

13

C

13

Guest visits (Melba Moore, Martin Marty, Anton Armstrong, CeCelia Ann Birt, Libby Larsen, Anthony Milner and others)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

C

14

Handel’s Messiah performances at Bristol Chapel

1970s-1980s

13

C

15

Holiday concert (Bristol Chapel)

ca. 1990

13

C

16

Lost Colony drama, Manteo, N.C.

ca. 1930s-1940s

13

C

17

Martin Luther King memorial tribute concert , Central Park, N.Y.C. (Stokowski conducting)

1968

13

C

18

Master Class--Marilyn Horne

ca. 1990s

13

C

19

May Day celebrations

ca. 1930s-1970s

13

C

20

McCarter Exchange (play—As You Like It)

1969

13

C

21

NJ Tercentenary Festival of Music

1964

13

C

22

Operas and plays (general)

ca. 1940s-ca. 2000

13

C

23

Parents’ Weekend

1968-1969

13

C

24

Princeton Hospital’s Annual Fete

ca. 1957-1963

13

C

25

RSCM (Royal School Of Church Music)

1967

13

C

26

Receptions (general)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

C

27

Royal Christmas

2002

13

C

28

Spoleto Festival, Italy (taken from Flummerfelt Collection)

ca. 1970s

13

C

29

Dean Charles Schisler Farewell Party

1987 Dec

13

C

30

Student Recitals

ca. 1990

13

C

31

Symposium / Inauguration (Nichols, Lovelace, Lapo)

1970

13

C

32

Talbott Festivals (see also oversize)

1930s-1950s

13

C

33

Walt Disney and Fantasia recording session with Leopold Stokowski

1940

13

C

34

White House visits, and national Christmas tree lightings

1920s-1990s

13

C

35

SERIES III: TOURS

 

 

 

 

Early tours

ca. 1920s

14

A

1

World Tour (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1929

14

A

2

World Tour --Russia  (U.S.S.R) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1934

14

A

3

U.S. Tours

ca. 1930-1950s)

14

A

4

Tour Cuba and U.S.

1946-

14

A

5

World Tour (Marvin Keenze photographs)    

1956-1957

14

A

6

World Tour choir publicity photos

1956-1957

14

A

7

World Tour unidentified Europe/ Middle East?

ca. 1956-1957

14

A

8

World Tour Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Serbia and Zagreb, Croatia) and Greece

1956-1957

14

A

9

World Tour unidentified Asia

ca. 1956-1960

14

A

10

World Tour Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malaya, Singapore, Burma

1956-1957

14

A

11

World Tour or Williamsons trip Hong Kong

1956-1960

14

A

12

World Tour India, Pakistan

1956-1957

14

A

13

World Tour or Williamsons trip Japan (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1956-1957

14

A

14

World Tour Korea

1956-1957

14

A

15

World Tour Philippines

1956-1957

14

A

16

Williamsons trip—to Asia

1958

14

A

17

Westminster Singers-Tour Africa (see also Slides)

1959

14

A

18

Williamsons trip- Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines , Hong Kong, Japan (see also World Tour and Unidentified Asia folders)

1960-1961

14

A

19

U.S. Tour  (includes Carnegie Hall)

1960s

14

A

20

Tour-Puerto Rico (see also film rolls)

1970

14

A

21

Organ tour to Holland

ca. 1970?

14

A

22

Tour--Bucharest, Romania

1974

14

A

23

SERIES IV: CAMPUSES (various locations) (see also Slides)

 

 

 

 

Dayton, Ohio—Dayton Presbyterian Church and Williamsons’ studio

ca. late 1920s

14

A

24

Ithaca, New York—buildings, campus

 ca. 1929-1934

14

A

25

Princeton-general , aerial (See also OS 4) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

26

Princeton--Campus plan/campus model (See also OS 4)

No date

14

A

27

Princeton-- Groundbreakings

1933- ca. 1960s

14

A

28

Princeton—Taylor Hall, Bristol Hall, Erdman Hall

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

29

Princeton—Dormitories (interior and exterior, construction, groundbreakings)

ca. 1960s-1980s

14

A

30

Princeton-- Playhouse, Hamilton House/Cottage/Relocatables

ca. 1960s-1980s

14

A

31

Princeton--   Old Commons (beneath Bristol Hall)

ca. 1930s-1950s

14

A

32

Princeton—Old Library

ca. 1940s-1950s

14

A

33

Princeton—Sculptures (Song of Mary, Westminster Flower) and Plaques, Glassware with logo

No date

14

A

34

Princeton—Student Center Construction

1975

14

A

35

Princeton—Student Center/Dining Commons

ca. 1970s-1980s

14

A

36

Princeton--  Talbott Library --general

ca. 1970s-1990s

14

A

37

Princeton—Talbott Library – groundbreaking

1968

14

A

38

Princeton—Talbott Library – construction and moving

1968-1969

14

A

39

Princeton—Talbott Library – library opening, Talbott family

1969

14

A

40

Princeton—Williamson Hall exterior

ca. 1930s-1970s

14

A

41

Princeton—Williamson Hall interior

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

42

SERIES V: CHOIRS (See also OS 3 and long OS folder on top of cabinets 12 and 13)

 

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: Westminster Choir

 

 

 

 

Westminster Choir

1920s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (Ithaca era) (see also Faculty Groups other than departments)

1929-1932

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1930s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Bruno Walter, Carnegie Hall)

1940s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1950s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Leonard Bernstein)

1960s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Kennedy Center)

1970s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir  in Spoleto, Italy

1970s-1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir in Spoleto U.S.A.

1970s-1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1990s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (Includes Avery Fisher Hall)

 

2000s

14

B

 

SUBSERIES B: OTHER WESTMINSTER CHOIRS and NON-WESTMINSTER MUSICAL ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

Chamber Singers

ca. 1970s

14

C

1

Chapel Choir

1950s-1960s

14

C

2

Chapel Choir

1970s

14

C

3

Chapel Choir

1980s-1990s

14

C

4

Double Quartette

1937

14

C

5

Gospel Choir (includes prison visit)

1970s

14

C

6

Graduate Choir

1950s

14

C

7

Handbell Choirs

1960s-1990s

14

C

8

Jubilee Singers

ca. 2000

14

C

9

Madrigal Singers

1970s

14

C

10

Oratorio Choir

ca. 1950s-1980s

14

C

11

Westminster Singers

1980s-ca. 2000

14

C

12

Non-Westminster Musical Artists /Alumni Choirs and churches (Columbus Boychoir, St. Olaf Choir with F. Melius Christiansen, Wallingford Trio, children’s choirs, etc.

ca. 1930-1960s

14

C

13

SERIES VI: PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS/VOCAL CAMPS

 

 

 

 

Summer Professional School--California

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

C

14

Summer Professional School--Colorado

1960s

14

C

15

Summer Professional School--Massachusetts

ca. 1930s-1950s

14

C

16

Summer Professional School—New York

ca. 1930

14

C

17

Summer Professional School--Pennsylvania

ca. 1960

14

C

18

Summer Professional School--Princeton

1940s-1960s

14

C

19

Summer Professional School--Virginia

1950s

14

C

20

Vocal camps

1950s

14

C

21

Vocal camps

1960s

14

C

22

Vocal camps

1980s-1990s

14

C

23

Summer Schools—post J.F. Williamson era

ca. 1970s-1990s

14

C

24

SERIES VII: OVERSIZED PHOTOGRAPHS (located above cabinet 13)

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt signed photo and frame

ca. 1930s

OS

1

 

Conductors/Guests (Barbirolli, Bernstein, Cantelli, Ehmann, Harsanyi, Judson (music manager), Kubelik, Mitropoulos, Muti, Ormandy, Rodzinski, Shaw, Steinberg, Stokowski, Toscanini, Wagner, Walter)

ca. 1940-1990

OS

2

 

Choirs (including Westminster), and orchestras

ca. 1920s-1940s

OS

3

 

Faculty (including J.F. Williamson), benefactors, and graduates

ca. 1915-ca. 1980

OS

3

 

Campus photos and architectural drawings (non-photographic)

ca. 1930s-1960s

OS

4

 

Long photos—Westminster Choir (Ithaca and early Princeton)

ca. 1930

Long OS folder on top of cabinets 12 and 13

 

 

SERIES VIII: SLIDES (located above cabinet 13)

 

 

 

 

Slides #s 1-1200 See Scope and Content Note for detailed description. Images available in digital form. Please contact Special Collections librarian for access.

ca. 1950s-1990

OS

5

 

Slides #s 1201-1830+ See Scope and Content Note for detailed description. Images available in digital form. Please contact Special Collections librarian for access.

ca. 1950s-1990

OS

6

 

Westminster Choir College Scrapbook Collection

Creator: Talbott Library

Title: Westminster Choir College Scrapbook Collection

Dates: ca. 1922-2005 (Bulk 1920s-1940s)

Abstract: Contains scrapbooks from multiple sources that document student life, Choir activities and tours, and the institutional history of Westminster Choir College. The scrapbooks are mainly comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, programs, notes, and other ephemera.

Provenance: Individual scrapbooks created and donated by various alumni and faculty, and also by Westminster Choir College staff and administrative departments. Collection assembled by Talbott Library staff.

Historical Note

John Finley Williamson and Rhea B. Williamson founded the Westminster Choir School in 1926 in Dayton, Ohio. In 1929, the school left Dayton to become affiliated with Ithaca Conservatory in Ithaca, NY where the curriculum expanded to a four year degree program.  The college moved again and settled permanently in Princeton, NJ in 1932, taking advantage of its close proximity to both New York and Philadelphia.  The College’s Princeton campus, completed in 1934, originally consisted of four Georgian buildings on a quadrangle, with later buildings being added in the 1970s.

In the 1920s and 1930s, the choir embarked on various domestic and international tours. During the following decades, particularly in the 1950s, the choir toured throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and performed with internationally prominent orchestras and conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, and Bruno Walter among many others.

Dr. and Mrs. Williamson retired from the college in 1958. The Williamsons toured Africa with an alumni choir in 1959, and continued to travel across the U.S. and Asia, teaching and conducting vocal clinics. John Finley Williamson was followed by presidents MacCalmont (1958-1961), Bristol (1962-1969), Robinson (1969-1987), and Fuller (1987-1990). In 1992, the College merged with Rider University in nearby Lawrenceville, NJ and is now a part of Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts, while retaining its historical identity as Westminster Choir College.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooking was a popular hobby for many young people throughout much of the 20th century and into the 21st century. Many of the scrapbooks were compiled by students who sought to document their time at Westminster by creating these mementos. Other scrapbooks, particularly ones comprised solely of press clippings, were more likely assembled by administrative departments at Westminster. The scrapbooks mainly contain newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, programs, notes, and other ephemera. Overall, they reflect the Westminster experience and document student life, Choir activities, and various tours undertaken by the Choir over the decades as well as the institutional history of the College. The collection is particularly strong in representing the 1920s through the 1940s. Scrapbooks are arranged in rough chronological order.

Some of the scrapbooks are extremely fragile with brittle, crumbling pages and should not be handled extensively. Items marked with an asterisk* should receive priority for conservation treatment.

Subject Access Points
Brown, Elaine Isaacson
Williamson, John Finley, 1887-1964
Williamson, Rhea B.
Zabrack, Harold
Choirs (Music)—New Jersey
College Campuses
College Students
Westminster Choir—Tours
Westminster Choir College
Brochures
Clippings (Books, clippings, etc.)
Notes
Postcards
Photographs
Scrapbooks

Title

Date

Box

Newspaper clippings and programs scrapbook

1922-1924

1

Westminster Choir newspaper clippings scrapbook, Dayton, Ohio era

1923-1924

2

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, Dayton, Ohio  era

1925-1928

3

Composition booklet with newspaper clippings—Dayton, Ohio era, Harriet E.N. Chace (box also contains folder of scrapbook pages from unidentified 1927 scrapbook)

1927

4

Ward Bedford and Mary Louise Bates -U.S. and European Tour scrapbook  (photos, newspaper clippings, programs) See also Mary Louise Bates Tour Diary (JFW Collection 1/A/41)

1929

5

Leslie Burgess scrapbook – photos of Westminster Presbyterian Church (Dayton, Ohio), and other Dayton, Ohio, also Washington, DC, NYC, Europe

1929

6

Press clippings scrapbook from U.S. /European Tour (Tour to the Boat) (all newspaper clippings)*

1929

7

See also Scrapbook #41  (Westminster memories scrapbook of mostly the 1920s era, compiled in 1976 (3 parts—copies) by Elizabeth C. Krueger)

 

 

Ithaca era scrapbook (press clippings, booklets)

1930

8

“Scraps”—(clippings and booklets) scrapbook with a 1935-1936 section and a 1929 section

1929-1936

9

Press clippings scrapbook with spiral binding

1930s

10

European Tour scrapbook (photos, diary, brochures)—by Ella Robinson Crane

1934

11

Photograph Album (Princeton campus, students) by J.  Lyman Congdon

ca. 1934-1935

12

European Tour scrapbook by J. Lyman Congdon (photos, postcards, clippings, brochures)

1934

13

European/USSR tour scrapbook by James Rawlings Sydnor

1934

13A

European/USSR tour scrapbook (clippings, photos, brochures)

1934

14

Diary/scrapbook for European/USSR Tour, (postcards, brochures, photos) by Lewis Bullock (‘35)*

1934

15

Scrapbook (clippings, brochures, mementos, programs, photos) by Carlotta Davison (?)

1934-1935

16

Scrapbook (clippings, programs) by Carlotta Davison (?)

1936

17

Scrapbook  (name lists, photos of campus, students, and faculty) by Hurlbut B. Cutting

1934-1937

18

Scrapbook (name lists, photos of campus, students, and faculty) by Hurlbut B. Cutting

1937-1938

19

Scrapbook  (name lists, photos of campus, students, faculty) by Hurlbut B. Cutting

1938-1939

20

U.S. Tour scrapbook of  Westminster “Chorus” (diary, photos, brochures )

1936-1937

21

John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson scrapbook  (name lists, photos, programs)

1937-1939

22

U.S.Tour scrapbook (photos, mementos, postcards, etc.)

1940

23

U.S. Tour (and Cuba) scrapbook (brochures, clippings, postcards)

1940-1941

24

Student life/U.S. Tour scrapbook (postcards, brochures, programs) by Emma Binns*

1939-1940

25

Student life scrapbook (postcards, brochures, programs, photos ) by Emma Binns*

1940-1941

26

Student life scrapbook (postcards, brochures, programs, photos) by Emma Binns*

1941-1942

27

Student life/U.S. Tour/ Toscanini  scrapbook (postcards, brochures, programs) by Emma Binns*

1942

28

Student life scrapbook (postcards, brochures, programs, photos) by Emma Binns*

1942-1943

29

Student life/U.S.-Cuba Tour (diary, programs, photos, brochures) by Frank L. Pugh*

1945

30

Personal publicity scrapbook  (clippings, programs, etc.) by Ida Coe Munsell

1938-1949

31

“My treasures” student life scrapbook (cards, programs, receipts, dormitory rules) by Ida Coe Munsell *

1946-1949

32

Tour, student life scrapbook by Ida Coe Munsell

1949

33

Graduation year scrapbook (programs, cards) by Ida Coe Munsell

1950

34

Touring choir (U.S. Tour) photographs scrapbook dedicated to John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson from the Westminster Touring  Choir

1953-1954

35

Touring choir (U.S. Tour) photographs scrapbook dedicated to John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson from the Westminster Touring  Choir

1955-1956

36

Summer Professional School scrapbook, (photographs, postcards, programs, notes, student list) scrapbook by Mary Walker Delafield

1959

37

Clippings scrapbook

1958-1962

38

U.S. Tour with Elaine Brown photograph scrapbook

1970-1971

39

Clippings scrapbook

1974-1976

40

Westminster memories scrapbook of mostly the 1920s era, compiled in 1976 (3 parts—copies) by Elizabeth C. Krueger

1976

41

Spoleto clippings and programs scrapbook (very large size)

1983

42

Printed material (programs, newsletters, catalogs, etc.) scrapbook (very large size)

1984-1985

43

"The Quadrangle" scrapbook newspaper from 1945 (World War II era) with individual articles

1945

44

Tribute to Harold Zabrack (piano faculty) scrapbook (photographs, notes, programs, biographical information)

1995

45

Westminster Choir College in Japan scrapbook  (notes, photographs, programs) by Carol

Jones Imaizumi (included memories of the Williamsons)

1997-1998

46

Class of 1955 50th reunion scrapbook with then and now photographs of graduates, poems, etc

2005

47

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