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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 21: 1897-1979Add to your cart.
Miscellaneous writings, resources, student papers, and BU choral material (some duplicates)
Folder 1: Writings - The Theology of Charles Wesley's Hymns, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Writings - Hymns for Service Based on Peace and World Brotherhood, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Writings - The Early Hymns of Methodism, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Writings - Reading list in the field of worship and music, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Writings - Worship in its Ecumenical Dimension, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Writings - The American Tradition in the Choral Music of Non-Liturgical Churches, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Writings - Some Principles to be Observed in Arranging Hymn Services, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Writings - Ways of Using Hymns, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Writings - Suggestions for Senior Choir Anthems, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Writings - Suggestions for Children's Choirs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Writings - Best Uses of Hymns, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Writings - Suggested Bibliography to help the Minister of Music, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Writings - Suggested Hymns for Funerals, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Writings - Anthems for This Age, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Writings - The Methodist Minister and the Music of the Church, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Meditations fromt the Medthodist Hour Radio Show, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Resumes, 1936, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Malden, MA pamphlet for Baptist service with Dr. martin Luther King Sr., 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs - Rayen School Girls Octettes, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Choral Style Book, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 21: B.U. Library (catalog) as of October 19, 1960, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Church Choir absence cards, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Publicity pamphlet, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Poem by unknown - "Doc" Houghton, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: The Problem of Peace, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Music Education - Lesson plans by William E. Ross, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Melrose Amphion Club Library, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Awards - Young Artists' Contest, National Federation of Music Clubs, Plymouth District (Vocal Solo), 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Book list for Music in the Church School, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Hymn of the Month, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Some Easy Organ Music and Choir Repertoire, Austin Lovelace, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Helen Hawk Carlisle - Music Education Resources - First Methodist Church, Evanston, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: The Life of Christ in Poetry and Song - evening worship, Marion, MA, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Order for the Administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: To Better Lead in Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Anthem Repertoire NAFOMM, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 37: The Service of the Burial of the Dead, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: A Hymn-Scripture Service, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: John Wesley service, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Organ Preludes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Music in the Small Church, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Enlarging and Improving the Hymn Repertoire, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Hymnbook in Church Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Troy Annual Conference, 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Wesley "The Sweet Singer of Methodism", 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 45: A Multiple Choir System, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Pre-nuptial Organ Music, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Reading list in the field of Music and Worship, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: The Marriage Service, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Anthems for Youth Choirs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Chancel Choir procedures and poster, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Some Principles to Be Observed in Arranging Hymn Services, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Choral Literature, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 53: The Presbyterian Outlook, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Baritone Songs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Tenor Songs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Ventures in Worship, ed. David James Randolph, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Planning the Service: A Workbook for Pastors, Organists, and Choirmasters, Ralph Gehrke, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Mezzo soprano selections and program from senior recital, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Song repertoire for the Westminister Choir School, Frans Hoffman, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Theory and Practice of Church Music with bibliography and resources, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Selections for bass voice, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Songs from New England Colleges, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Misc. orders of worship, n.d., 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Materials (CV, letters, resources) on organists, 1947, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 65: BU School of Music miscellany and programs, 1947-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Photograph of singer Gladys de Almeida, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: A Service of Praise and Thanksgiving, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Church music worship programs, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Catalog of books sent to Houghton, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Chorister's Guild Letters, Memphis TN, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Air Force performance photos and correspondence, 1952-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 72: The Royal Choral Society's 84th Season, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Various articles from the Diasporan and New Music Review, 1927-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Student papers - "Handel: His Life and His Era," Barbara Mullane, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Student papers - "Johann Sebastian Bach," Roger Ragan, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Student papers - "Music in the Church School for the Two and Three Year Old," Edward D. Jervey, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 77: My Book of Worship: The Board of Education and the Methodist Church, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 78: First Methodist Church Choir Notebook, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Choral Repertoire for the Church Choir, J. Edward Moyer, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 80: The American Choral Foundation Memos, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Life of Martin Luther - timeline, narrative, bibliography, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Radio program on hymns - transcripts, intros, and JRH notes, undated, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Student papers - "The Book of Psalms: Its Meaning and Use in Worship," Reuel W. Beach, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Student papers - Church Music - "The Methodist Hymnal Can Live," Philip E. Needles, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Student papers - Suggested titles for term papers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Choral Club of Hartford materials, 1907-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Glee Club and Seminary Singers performance correspondence (incoming), 1948-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Glee Club and Seminary Singers performance correspondence (outgoing), 1952-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Glee Club Alaskan tour scrapbook/correspondence, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Glee CLub European concert tour scrapbook, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Glee Club and Seminary Singers programs - some duplicates - loosely organized by date, 1940-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 92: BU choral groups misc. press and ephemera, 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Newspaper clippings from a folder marked "Criticisms" by JRH, 1897-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Martha's Vineyard Institute on Worship/Campmeeting Association materials, 1933-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Resources - "Regarding Piano Teaching", 1917-1922Add 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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