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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 14Add to your cart.
Original arrangements and music scores
Folder 1: "I Will Pray" and "Clear the Way for the Eternal" - words by William Stidger, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Onward, Christian Soldiers," St. Gertrude; "All Glory, Laud, and Honor," St. Theodolph; "When, His Salvation Bringing," Tours; "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise," Joanna, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us," Bradbury; "The Walls of Boston University;" "Prayer Is The Soul's Sincere Desire," Campmeeting; "God Calling Yet! Shall I Not Hear?" and "Jesus, And Shall It Ever Be," Federal Street, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Before Jehovah's Awfull Throne" and "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow," Old 100th; "O Come, And Dwell In Me" and "Stand Up, And Bless The Lord," Old 134th; "Lead, Kindly Light, Amid Th' Encircling Gloom," Lux Benigna, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Dear Lord and Father of Mankind," Rest (Elton); "My Jesus, As Thou Wilt," Jewett; "All Hail The Power of Jesu's Name," Diadem; "O Love That WIlt Not Let Me Go," St. Margaret, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Rescue the Perishing;" "Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me;" "Jesus, Lover of My Soul;" "Fight the Good Fight with All Thy Might," Pentecost, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Are Ye Able," Beacon Hill; "In The Cross of Christ I Glory," Rathbun; "Pass Me Not, O Gently Saviour;" "My Faith Looks Up To Thee," Olivet, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Rise Up, O Men of God!" Festal Song; "Fierce Raged the Tempest O'er the Deep;" "Peace, Perfect Peace," Pax Tecum; "Lead On, O King Eternal," Lancashire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "From Thee All Skill and Science Flow," Grafenberg; "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," Dolce Domum; "Be Still, My Soul" and "Brother Man," Finlandia; "Sweet Hour of Prayer", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Take Up Thy Cross, the Saviour Said;" "O Young and Fearless Prophet," Blairgowrie; "Be Strong! We Are Not Here To Play," Fortitude; "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Come, My Soul, Thou Must Be Waking," Haydn; "At Even, Ere the Sun Was Set," Abends; "Stay, Master, Stay Upon This Heavenly Hill," Yorkshire; "Come, Holy Ghost, Our Hearts," WInchester Old, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Let There Be Light," Hymn to Joy; "O God, Our Help in Ages Past," St. Anne; "From All That Dwell Below the Skies," Duke Street; "Jesus, Wher'er Thy People Meet," Malvern, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "O Jesus, Thou Art Standing," St Hilda; "Sun of My Soul, Thou Saviour Dear," Hursley; "Now The Day is Over," Merrial, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: B.U. Rally Song, Paul E. Sheldon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Introit, H. Theitzenrater, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Boston University Hymn - Marsh, Marshall, and Brackett, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 17: How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "The First Psalm" and correspondence, Lilly Canfield Kruger, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "A Little Babe Lies Sleeping," various parts, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Three Joyful Songs" with correspondence, Hugo Norden, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown" Hugo Norden, 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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