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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 3: 1927-1981Add to your cart.
C-044 in finding aid. Commission on Worship Hymnal Committee; General Methodist materials
Folder 1: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymnal revision worksheets, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hymnal Committee materials - Hymns of Universal Praise; Index of first lines, comparisons and proposed revisions; Master Plan for Teaching the Hymns of the Church in Methodist Schools, 1956, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hymnal Committee materials - The Methodist Minister and the Music of the Church; Music in the Small Church, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hymnal Committee materials - NaFOMM comments on present Methodist Hymnal, questionnaire, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hymnal Committee materials - Proposals and prefaces, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hymnal Committee materials - Questionnaires: Layman's for Hymnal Revision; Commission on Worship in the Local Church; Hymn Tunes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hymnal Committee materials - Recommendations of Text and Tune Committees on text to be omitted, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hymnal Committee materials - Report of Division of Worship, Commission on Worship and the FIne Arts, at South Iowa Annual Conference; Research on New Text Problems and Sample Hymn Texts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hymnal Committee materials - Revised introductions to Order of Service; Selection of hymns for use at the General Conference, 1956, 1963, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Hymnal Committee materials - Statement on the Meaning of the Ministry and the Doctrine of the Church and the Office of the Ministry of Word and Sacrament; Survey reports; Voting procedure, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hymnal committee materials - Suggested tunes, January 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hymnal committee materials - Suggested tunes, June 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hymnal committee materials - Suggested tunes, September 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General Methodist material - various programs and order of service, 1925-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: General Methodist material - Hymnals and hymn selections; General Conference material; Various programs and Methodist publications, 1935-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 16: General Methodist material - various pamphlets, programs, and reports, 1948-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Quadrennial reports of the boards and commissions to the General Conference, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: General Methodist material - General Methodist material - various pamphlets and reports, 1956-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Music publications - chronological, 1927-1962Add to your cart.
A Selected List of Anthems for the Seasons and Feasts of the Church Year, 1927 The Communion Service, with music, 1938 Rubank Trumpet Symphony, 1938 To Praise God: The Life and Work of Charles Winifred Douglas, 1958 Biennial Conference of the National Fellowship of Methodist Musicians, 1958 The Invisible Fire, 1960 Alabama's Ten Favorite Hymns, 1962
Folder 20: General Methodist material - Zion's Herald, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 21: General Methodist material - Christian Advocate, 1932, 1939, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 22: General Methodist material - Daily Christian Advocate, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 23: General Methodist material - various periodicals, 1936-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Methodist Hymnal for the General Conference, 1944Add 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],
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