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Houghton, James Russell

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Glee Club, Notes, Student notes, Programs, Correspondence



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Collection Overview

Title: Houghton, James Russell, 1897-1981Add to your cart.

ID: 03/021

Extent: 26.0 Boxes

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains papers from the various activities during Dr. Houghton's life, primarily 1931-1964.  Included are: Minutes of the Joint Hymnal Commission (1931-1934) with resource materials;  Preliminary report of the Commission on Rituals and Orders of Worship (1944); Minutes of the Commission on Worship and the Arts (1955-56) and later Commission on Worship (1956-1960), including some correspondence; Minutes, correspondence and other resource materials from the Commission on Worship and Hymnal Committee (1960-64), with a collection of general Methodist resource materials.  From Boston University, the collection includes: Programs and Handbills for the University Chorus and Glee Clubs (1936-1964); Seminary Singers programs and tour records (1936-1964); and other scattered music, programs, correspondence (mostly from 1937-38);  Sermons from Dr. Stidger's radio program (1937-39) annotated with hymns presented, plus correspondence and fan letters to the New England Singers.  Memorabilia and scrapbooks, mostly from the Glee Club and Seminary Singers.

Collection Historical Note

Born April 11, 1899 in Davenport, Iowa,  he came to Boston University in 1927 as Instructor in Worship and Church Music, rising to Assistant Professor in 1929 and Professor of Church Music and Worship in 1937 following his graduation from Simpson College with the Mus.D. degree.

Prof." led the Seminary Singers and founded the Boston University Glee Club, served as Director of Music for the General Conferences of the Methodist Church (1939-1960), as well as serving on the Hymnal Committees (1935, 1964) and Worship Committees (1944, 1964). He created the New England Singers, which provided music for Dr. William L. Stidger's radio sermon program sponsored by Fleischmann's Yeast (1937-39). Dr. Houghton retired to California, where he died on May 2, 1990, at the age of 91.

Information from: http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6qz2nsx


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[Box 1: 1905-1962],
[Box 2: 1933-1963],
[Box 3: 1927-1981],
[Box 4: 1932-1973],
[Box 5: 1937-1939],
[Box 6: 1911-1948],
[Box 7: 1925-1960],
[Box 8: 1898-1939],
[Box 9: 1941-1962],
[Box 10: 1949-1962],
[Box 11: 1939-1981],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14],
[Box 15: 1933-1981],
[Box 16: 1925-1944],
[Box 17: 1922-1981],
[Box 18: 1931-1985],
[Box 19: 1911-1945],
[Box 20: 1939-1968],
[Box 21: 1897-1979],
[Box 22: 1918-1980],
[Box 23: 1922-1981],
[Box 24: 1950-1977],
[Box 25: 1938-1952],
[Box 26],
[Box 27: Glee Club, Notes, Student notes, Programs, Correspondence],
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Box 1: 1905-1962Add to your cart.
C-042 in finding aid. Joint Hymnal Commission, Commission on Rituals and Orders of Worship, Commission on Worship and the Fine Arts, Commission on Worship Hymnal Committee (partial)
Folder 1: Joint Hymnal Commission -  meeting minutes, Asheville NC, December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Joint Hymnal Commission - J.R. Van Pelt letter, "Some observations on the compiling of hymn-books," "Observations on hymn-book making", January 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Joint Hymnal Commission - meeting minutes, Pittsburgh PA, January 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Joint Hymnal Commission - meeting minutes, Cincinnati OH, March 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Joint Hymnal Commission - meeting minutes, Chautauqua NY, and supplementary reports (3) of the Committee on New Hymns, June 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Joint Hymnal Commission - meeting minutes, Cincinnatti OH, November-December 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Joint Hymnal Commission - minutes of the Editorial and Classification Committees, Cincinnati OH, February 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Joint Hymnal Commission - voting on recommendations, March 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Joint Hymnal Commission - minutes of the Joint Editorial-Classification Committee, Lake Chautauqua NY, July 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Joint Hymnal Commission - matters for decision recommended by the Editiorial and Make-up Committees, July 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Joint Hymnal Commission - minutes of the Subcommittee of the Editorial-Classification Committee, Chicago IL, November 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Joint Hymnal Commission - minutes of the Editorial-Classification committees, Pittsburgh PA, January 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Joint Hymnal Commission - Table of Contents and Classification, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Joint Hymnal Commission - responsive reading questionnaire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Joint Hymnal Commission - Methodist Hymnal, 1905Add to your cart.
Houghton's personal copy, with autograph list of members of the commission on the flyleaf dated March 18, 1931
Folder 16: Joint Hymnal Commission - Revision of the Ritual, 1931, 1931Add to your cart.
"Submitted but not adopted"
Folder 17: Joint Hymnal Commission - Responsive Readings, annotated, two copies, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Joint Hymnal Commission - Responsive Readings, March 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Joint Hymnal Commission - Reports of the Commitee on Classification, Minutes of the Editorial and Make-up Committees, Brooklyn NY, August 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Commission on Rituals and Orders of Worship - Service Book of the Methodist Church (preliminary report), annotated, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Commission on Rituals and Orders of Worship - Report of the Committee on Rituals and Orders of Worship, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Commission on Worship and the Fine Arts - meeting minutes, Denver CO, October 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Commission on Worship and the Fine Arts - meeting minutes, Atlanta GA, February 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Commission on Worship and the Fine Arts - meeting minutes, Chicago IL, June 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Commission on Worship - meeting minutes, Chicago IL, September 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Commission on Worship - meeting minutes, Dallas TX, March 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Commission on Worship - Report of replies from questionnaire re: Revision of the Methodist Hymnal, November 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Commission on Worship - meeting minutes, Evanston IL, December 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Commission on Worship - meeting minutes, Evanston IL, April 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Commission on Worship - meeting minutes, delegated meeting, Chicago IL, October 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Commission on Worship - correspondence - Paul Burt to commission, November 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Commission on Worship - correspondence - JRH to Edwin E. Voigt, December 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Commission on Worship - correspondence - Paul Burt to commission, Federal Lee Whittlesey to Boston University, November-December 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Commission on Worship - correspondence - Ear Harper to JRH, Paul Burt to commission, JRH to Earl Harper, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Commission on Worship - Wedding Manual; travel expense voucher for March 1957 meeting; January 1958 Covenant Communion Service bulletin; An Order for Morning Worship, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Report of the Commission on Worship, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Committee on Rituals and Readings, Chicago IL, September 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Commitee on Hymn Texts, Chicago IL, September 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, September 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Committee on Rituals and Readings, Chicago IL, November 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, November 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Committee on Hymn Texts, Cincinnati OH, December 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Executive-Editorial Committee, Nashville TN, January 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Texts, Chicago IL, February 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee -  meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, February 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship and Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, February 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Psalter and Ritual, Chicago IL, February 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Texts, Baltimore MD, May 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, June 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Committee on Holy Communion, St. Louis MO, July 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Executive-Editorial Committee, Nashville TN, September 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship and the Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, October 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Psalter and RItual, Chicago IL, November 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Texts, Cincinnati OH, January 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Executive-Editorial Committee, Nashville TN, January 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Texts, Chicago IL, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Committee on Psalter and Ritual, Chicago IL, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship and the Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, February 1962Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: 1905-1962],
[Box 2: 1933-1963],
[Box 3: 1927-1981],
[Box 4: 1932-1973],
[Box 5: 1937-1939],
[Box 6: 1911-1948],
[Box 7: 1925-1960],
[Box 8: 1898-1939],
[Box 9: 1941-1962],
[Box 10: 1949-1962],
[Box 11: 1939-1981],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14],
[Box 15: 1933-1981],
[Box 16: 1925-1944],
[Box 17: 1922-1981],
[Box 18: 1931-1985],
[Box 19: 1911-1945],
[Box 20: 1939-1968],
[Box 21: 1897-1979],
[Box 22: 1918-1980],
[Box 23: 1922-1981],
[Box 24: 1950-1977],
[Box 25: 1938-1952],
[Box 26],
[Box 27: Glee Club, Notes, Student notes, Programs, Correspondence],
[All]


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