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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 2: 1933-1963Add to your cart.
C-043 in finding aid. Commission on Worship Hymnal Committee: meeting minutes, correspondence, Book of Worship materials
Folder 1: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Chicago IL, February 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Service Music Sub-Committee, Chicago IL, July 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes,  Psalter and Ritual Sub-Committee, Chicago IL, July 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Executive-Editorial Committee, Nashville TN, September 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Texts, Nashville TN, September 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Chicago IL, October 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship and the Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, October 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Chicago IL, October 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Service Music Sub-Committee, New York NY, November 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Psalter and Ritual Committee, New York NY, November 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Classification Sub-Committee on the Executive-Editorial Committee, New York NY, November 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, Classification Sub-Committee of the Executive-Editorial Committee, New York NY, January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Texts, Cincinatti OH, January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Executive-Editorial Committee, Chicago IL, January 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship and the Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, February 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - Agenda for the Commission on Worship meeting, Chicago IL, February 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Nashville TN, March 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Sub-Committee on Hymn Tunes, New York NY, April 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Editorial Committee, Chicago IL, June 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Editorial Committee, Chicago IL, August 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Hymnal Committee, Chicago IL, October 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - meeting minutes, Commission on Worship, Chicago IL, October 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - proposals, Orders for Baptism and Confirmation, Chicago IL, October 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Commission on Worship, Hymnal Committee - memorials from the Commission on Worship to the General Conference, Pittsburgh PA, April 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Report of the Hymnal Committee of the Commission of Worship to the General Conference, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Book of Worship - Table of Contents, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Book of Worship - Outline of Contents proposal, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Book of Worship - Glossary, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Book of Worship - Manual Acts for the General Services, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Book of Worship - A Wedding Manual preface, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Book of Worship - Section for the Christian Year, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Book of Worship - Sections for the Christian Year - Special Acts of Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Book of Worship - Aids to Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Book of Worship - Aids to Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Book of Worship - The Order of Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Book of Worship - The Order of Worship as approved February 1963, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Book of Worship - Order for the Dedication of a Church, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Book of Worship - Order of Worship for holidays, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Book of Worship - Order of the Service for Marriage, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Book of Worship - Order of Service for Baptism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Book of Worship - Order of Confirmation, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Book of Worship - Order for the Administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Book of Worship - Order for the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Book of Worship - Order of Service for Holy Communion, revisions, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Book of Worship - Report of the Sub-Committee for Revision of the Order of Reception, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Book of Worship - Orders for discussion, Editorial Committee, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Book of Worship - Suggestions: Love Feast, Section on the Christian Year, General Aids, Manual for Pastors, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Book of Worship - Psalter and RItual Report to Hymnal Committee, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Hymnal Committee corrrespondence, September-December 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Hymnal Committee corrrespondence, January-September 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Hymnal Committee corrrespondence, May 1962 - February 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Hymnal Committee materials - Chronological arrangement of texts in the Methodist Hymnal, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Hymnal Committee materials - comments from hymnal questionnaires, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Hymnal Committee materials - comments from hymnal questionnaires, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Hymnal Committee materials - The Commission on Worship, leaflets, 1956, 1960, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Hymnal Committee materials - Festival of the Reformation chapel program; Graded plan for hymnal, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn texts - miscellaneous materials for study, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn Texts to be considered by the Sub-Committee, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn Texts to be considered by the Sub-Committee, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn Texts to be considered by the Sub-Committee, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn Tune Recommendations, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymn Tune Recommendations, n.d.Add 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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