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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 19: 1911-1945Add to your cart.
BU College of Music materials: programs and publications
Folder 1: The Musical Quarterly, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The New Music Review - misc. loose pages, 1915-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The New Music Review - misc. loose pages, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Pastor's Journal, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The American Organist, misc., 1918-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Choir and Musical Journal, 1931-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Christian Register, 1929-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Console - loose pages, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The Diaspason, 1920-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Diapason, 1933-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Etude, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Hymn Society, 1932-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Journal of Religion, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Musical Opinion, 1916-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings, misc. dates and undated, 1915-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Misc. notes and publications, loose pages - largely undated with some disparate dates, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Musical World, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Glee Club programs, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Seminary Singers programs, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 21: W.H.S. Concert and Dance, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 22: British War Relief Concert program, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Boston University May Music Festival - Women's Council, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Boston University Christmas ConvocationAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: BU Founders' Day; Fetch Me A Quill: A Play In One Act, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Programs, catalogs of church music, 1911-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photo - concert hall panorama, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Photo - concert hall panorama, 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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