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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 11: 1939-1981Add to your cart.
C-052 in finding aid. Seminary Singers tour and concert material
Folder 1: Seminary Singers: Houghton bio and photographs, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Seminary Singers: Tour materials - lodging, itinerary, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Seminary Singers: Financial, tour booking (letters), 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Seminary Singers: Financial, tour booking contracts, correspondence, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Seminary Singers: Rejected sites for concert/tour, 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Seminary Singers: Treasurer's record and deposit slips, tour history and contracts, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, tour contracts, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Seminary Singers: Tour info with contracts, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Seminary Singers: General conference tour material, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Seminary Singers: Evaluation, tour contracts, rejections, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Seminary Singers: West Tour, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Seminary Singers: Florida Tour, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Seminary Singers: Indiana Tour, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Seminary Singers: Rejected sites, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Seminary Singers: Mostly 1960 tour, including contracts, write-up, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Seminary Singers: Rejected sites, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Seminary Singers: Florida tour, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Seminary Singers:  Tour - inquiries, contracts, program, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Seminary Singers: Florida tour, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Seminary Singers: Local concerts, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Seminary Singers: Tour programs, correspondence, contracts, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Seminary Singers: Tour correspondence, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Seminary Singers: Concert tour scrapbook, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Seminary Singers: Correspondence, potential tour locations, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Seminary Singers: Officers, order of worship, history, letter of congratulations, 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Seminary Singers: Itinerary and duties for spring tour, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Seminary Singers: "Mini-tour" correspondence, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Seminary Singers: Spring tour itinerary and correspondence, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Seminary Singers: Tour schedule, internal correspondence, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Seminary SIngers: Miscellaneous - Historical statement, various forms and press, 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],
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