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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 18: 1931-1985Add to your cart.
Student papers; Lecture notes and resources
Folder 1: Students - Twenty Questions About Church Music, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Students - Church Music, Hymn Services - Philip Oxnam, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Student papers - "Church Music in Methodism" - Elmer Parker West, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Student papers - "The Evolution of Church Music" - Elizabeth Nelson, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student papers - "The History and Use of Hymns and Hymn-Tunes" - Ralph W. Bolick, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Student papers - "The Hymns of Charles Wesley - Are They Theologically Coherent?" (partial) - John A. Zimmer, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Student papers - "The Choir Credo" - Ernest R. Case, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student papers - "Te Deum Laudamus" - Jack Haney, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Student papers - "How Can Better Church Music Be Developed and Promoted Throughout the Church?" - Enoch E. Willman, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Student papers - "St. Matthew Passion" - Francis Carlson, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Student papers - "Values Which Music Possesses for Avenues of Worship" - Francis Wilson, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Student papers - "George Frederick Handel" - Maria Critikos, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Student papers - "The Child's Singing Voice" - Barbara Gerard, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Student papers - "The Life of Palestrina" - K.W. Larrison, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Student papers - "The Life and Works of Handel" - Sara Najarian, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Student papers - "Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn" - Robert L. Wood, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Student papers - "Five Oratorios of G.F. Handel" - Richard W. Ekdahl, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Student papers - "Handel" - JoAnn Isbell, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Student papers - "The Relationship of Music to the Public Worship of God" - Ralph A. Lawrence, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Student papers - Assignments for Church Music class - Thomas S. McKeown, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Student papers - "Handel" - Joy Spiegel, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Student papers - "The Function of Music in Public Worship of God" - Charles T. Alexander Jr., 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Student papers - "Music and the Worship Experience" - Charles Warren Barnes, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Student papers - "Into His Presence: An Essay on the Theory and Practice of Church Music" - Carl R. Boyd, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Student papers - "The Purpose of the Hymn" - James K. Brown, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Student papers - "The Function of Music in the Public Worship of God" - Donald L. Carver, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Student papers - "Charles Wesley: Indefatigable Hymnist" - Richard Dickinson, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Student papers - "The Purpose and Function of Music in the Public Worship of God" - John N. Elliott, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Student papers - "The Function of Music in Public Worship" - James Taylor Henderson, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Student papers - "Enlarging and Improving the Hymn Repertoire" - Ernest H. Jones, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Student papers - "The Theory of Church Music in the Public Worship Service" - Donald G. Klarup, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Student papers - "The Junior Choir and Its Place in the Educational Program of the Church School" - Glenn W. Martin, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Student papers - "The Purpose and Function of Music in Worship" - Wayne S. Moody, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Student papers - "Music in the Worship Service" - Edwin A. Vonderheide, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Student papers - "The Function of Music in the Worship Service" - Seaton M. Woodley Jr., 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Student papers - Two Original Hymns, Alan Geyer, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Student papers - "Music and the Worship Service" - Franklin Weaver, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Student papers - "Protestant Church Music" - Victor R. Zaccaro, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Student papers - "The Function of Church Music in Public Worship" - Travis Barnes, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Student papers - "The Function of Church Music in the Worship of God" - Richard A. Bentzinger, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Student papers - "Music in the Church" - Donald Fado, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Student papers - "What We Believe" - Fred Holmberg, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Student papers - "The Minister and the Hymns of the Church" - Earl R. Beane, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Student papers - "The Theology of Charles Wesley's Hymns" - James K. Allen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Student papers - "The Function of Music in the Public Worship of God" - J.C.Campbell, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Student papers - "Handel, His Life, and His Messiah" - Richard Boutwell, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Student papers - "An Analytic Study of Tension and Stage Fright, and of Their Psychological and Physiological Effects on the Singing Voice" - Louise Gadbois, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Student papers - "Teaching Singing in the Elementary Schools" - Donald B. Harrison, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Student papers - "One Hundred Years of Methodist Hymnody" - Ralph W. Janka, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Student papers - "Bach and Church Music" - A.D. Johnson, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Student papers - Outlines and lecture notes for Junior High School Music - Ken Kelley, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Student papers - "The Conductor and the Music He Conducts" - Allen Lannom, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Student papers - "Relating the Church Music Program to Christian Education" - Ruth Leadbeater, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Student papers - "Hymnology Through Twenty Centuries" - Nancy Longenecker, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Student papers - "The American Hymn" - Gregory D.M. Maletta, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Student papers - "The Origin and Development of Music and its Place in Religion" - Robert McCoy, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Student papers - "The Function of Music in the Public Worship of God" - Vernon Charles Nichols, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Student papers - "George Frederick Handel" - Helen Nicoli, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Student papers - "Handel's Messiah" - Leo L. Peduzzi, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Student papers - "The Purpose of the Hymn in a Service of Worship" - William Pickering, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Student papers - "Music in Worship" book report, Paul G. Pitman, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Student papers - Report on "History of Music in the Western Church"  - H. Neil Richardon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Student papers - "George Frederick Handel: The Messiah" - Diana Rossetti, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Student papers - "The Origin and Development of Music and its Place in Religion" - G.T. Saunders, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Student papers - "Elijah" - Frank Spinosa, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Student papers - "The Speech of Angels" - John R. Tisdale, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Student papers - Outline, "Musical Ministries in the Church" - Dale L. Van Meter, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Student papers - "G.F. Handel's Life and 'Messiah'" - no author, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Student papers - Church Choirs - no author, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Student papers - Musicology - no author, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Student papers - "Singing of the Future" - no author, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: "The Singing Church" lecture materials, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Partial manuscript on Hymn Tunes, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Misc. student materials - worksheets, schedules, etc., 1952-1958, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Addresses by Bishop Edwin E. Voight given at the Biennial Conference, National Conference of Methodist Musicians, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Church Music - workshop material and other resources, 1940-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Hymnal Committee notes and resources, 1960, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Vicissitudes of Jerusalem lecture, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Outline of lecture on Theology of Atmosphere, Prof. Masao Takenaka, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 80: "The King of Glory Shall Come In" worship service, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Various Forms in Church Music, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Lecture on church music in Methodism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: "Habbakuk: Strange Soil for Such Treasure", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Partial lecture series on Hymnody, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Outline on Renaissance and Baroque music (unclear if student or JRH work), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Misc. loose manuscript pages - student papers and/or JRH lectures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: "Liturgical Music Drama" (partial, possible student paper), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Americanization lecture, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Vocal training lesson plans, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Ministry of Church Music lectures, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Photos - Charles Dawe, "Marting", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 92: "A Brief History of Hymnody" coursebook, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 93: B.U. College of Music, Sessions Bulletin, 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 94: "The Daily Schedule", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Boston University Chorus roll book, Dr. J. Houghton, Director, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 96: University-Community Tension and Urban Campus Form Vol 1 and 2, 1973Add 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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