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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 5: 1937-1939Add to your cart.
C-046 in finding aid. The Fleischmann's Yeast Program; Typescripts of William L. Stidger's sermons; Correspondence. **Missing sermons and some duplicates located in Box 15 of this collection**
Folder 1: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, September 27 - October 1 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, October 4-8 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, October 11-15 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, October 18-22 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, October 25-29 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, December 1-3 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, December 6-10 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, December 13-17 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, Decemebr 20-24 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, December 27-31 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, January 3-7 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, January 10-14 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, January 17-21 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, January 24-28 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, January 31 - February 4 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, February 7-11 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, February 14-18 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, February 21-25 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, February 28, May 19-20, July 1 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, July 4-8 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, July 11-15 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, July 18-22 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Fleischmann's Yeast Program - scripts, July 25-29 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", October 4-8, 18-22 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", October 25-29, November 1-5 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", November 15-19, 22-26 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", November 29-December 3, December 6-10 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", December 13-17, 20-24 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Fleischmann's "Getting the Most Out of Life", January 3-7 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, December 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, January 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, January 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, February 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, February 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, March 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, April 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, April 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, May 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, July 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, August 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, August 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, September 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, October 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, October 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, November 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Fleischmann's  - William Stidger's sermons, November 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, January 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, January 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, February 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, February 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, March 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, March 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Fleischmann's - William Stidger's sermons, loose script pages, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Fleischmann's - correspondence, sent, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Fleischmann's - correspondence, items received from listeners, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Fleischmann's - correspondence, carbon copies of letters in response to hymn suggestions, August-September 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Fleischmann's - correspondence, carbon copies of letters in response to hymn suggestions, October 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Fleischmann's - correspondence, carbon copies of letters in response to hymn suggestions, November 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Fleischmann's - correspondence, carbon copies of letters in response to hymn suggestions, December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Fleischmann's - songs chosen by New England ministers, most popular hymns, 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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