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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 20: 1939-1968Add to your cart.
Photos; JRH personal miscellanea; scrapbooks; some College of Music misc.
Folder 1: Photos - Seminary Singers, posed, with member list, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photo - Thanksgiving Convocation, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photos - misc. JRH portraits, conducting, personal, 1950, 1957, 1962, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photos - Glee Clubs, 1950, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photos - March 23 1951 performance, BU, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Scroll of Appreciation" from US Air Force, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photos - Glee Club Air Force performance, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photos - JRH personal, misc., 1952, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photos - Air Force, Lt. Gen. Armstrong, Chaplain Poch, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photos - The Zion Choir, Seoul South Korea, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos - Me's Glee Club, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos - Seminary Singers, posed, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos - 1962 photoshoot, singing group (College of Music, unidentified), 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photos - misc. JRH portraits, publicity, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photos - William Stidger, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photos - Men's singing group (unidentified) with JRH candid photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photos - BU Chorus with member list, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos - College of Music - undated, candid/action, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photos - College of Music - undated, posed groups (1), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photos - College of Music - undated, posed groups (2), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photos - College of Music - non-glossy, undated misc., n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: College of Music misc. press and clippings, 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 23: JRH personal - genealogical notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Misc. personal - loose from scrapbooks, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Misc. personal correspondence including undated material, 1948-1968Add to your cart.
Item 26: St. Paul oratorio with notes, annotations, press, 1948Add to your cart.
Item 27: Scrapbook, 1895-1925Add to your cart.
Item 29: Seminary Singers photo in folder, copy 2, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 28: Seminary Singers (?) photo in folder with names on back, 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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