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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 17: 1922-1981Add to your cart.
Program albums, photographs, metal photo plates, miscellaneous resources and ephemera
Item 1: Metal photo blocks (8). Three blocks of JRH portrait, 5 of unidentified singing groups., n.d.Add to your cart.
Mostly in poor condition
Item 2: Scrapbook of programs from JRH concerts, 1922-1935Add to your cart.
Item 3: Programs - Glee Clubs (Apollo Club), 1914-1932Add to your cart.
Item 4: Harvard Glee Club scrapbook, 1923-1926Add to your cart.
Item 5: Metal photo plate, Seminary Singers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Glee Club (not BU) photos and resources, 1930-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photos - Seminary Singers, incl. press releases and uninked cards, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ralph Emerson Davis photo and bio, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photos - Girls' Glee Club, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photos - Seminary Singers, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos - Misc. JRH, BU groups, 1948, 1958, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photo - Huddersfield Choral Society "Messiah," with letter, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos, misc. - BU, Getting the Most Out of Life, JRH baritone performances, JRH conducting, 1957, 1962, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photos - singing group (Centenary College), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photos - Glee Club incl. press release, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photo - Bennett College - unlabeled, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photos - JRH publicity for Wesley Church, photo negatives, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos - New England Singers and JRH, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photos - Berlin - buildings and monuments, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Passionsspiele Oberammergau" passion play program, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hymn Society papers - pamphlets, festival programs, 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Laurel Edition Standard operas, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Misc. BU programs, 1938-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "A Book of Remembrance in Recognition of A Century of Service," BU School of Theology, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Hymnody - partial text with notes, resources, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Misc. notes and correspondence from loose files, 1931-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Resources for Charles Wesley Day celebration and Methodist Bicentennial, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Misc. lists - vocal parts, hymns, addresses, pastors, 1958-1981Add 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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