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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 22: 1918-1980Add to your cart.
Resource material and programs, some correspondence, some student material, sheet music
Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence (non BU choir), 1923-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous correspondence (non BU choir), 1951-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence (non BU choir), 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence (non BU choir), 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence (non BU choir), 1960-1975, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "A Tribute to Dr. James R. Houghton" and "The Houghton Sonnet" (no authors), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: JRH copy of BU commencement exercises, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Senior Choir School folder with sheet music and theory, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Critical reading of hymns with sheet music, numbers in Methodist and Pilgrim hymnals (alphabetical), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sheet music A-M (not in order), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sheet music N-Z (not in order), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sheet music - JRH compositions and transcriptions - handwritten, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Misc. selected programs. JRH baritone or conductor, 1922-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Misc. selected programs, JRH baritone or conductor, 1952-1981, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Mendelssohn's Elijah - programs and clippings, 1932-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Libretto of The Mikado with cast list and annotations, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Mikado/Gilbert and Sullivan Operas at Colonial Theater - pamphlets and press, 1927, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Mikado cast press photos, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Brahms materials including Requiem with Houghton notes, 1930, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 20: First Baptist Church Melrose/Melrose High School programs, 1932-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Boston area programs (with no apparent JRH mention), 1906-1949, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Boston area programs (with no apparent JRH mention), 1950-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Selected programs of interest (no apparent JRH mention) outside of MA, 1930-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 24: DePauw University Choir materials (Greencastle IN), 1948-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Highland Park Methodist Church materials (Dallas TX), 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Mount Union Choir materials (Alliance OH), 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Senior recital materials - Marion Goldberg, Marion Lee, Blanche Owen, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "The Course in Vocal Pedagogy", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Philosophy of Worship (Hymn Committee presentation), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Soprano selections, alphabetical, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Student papers - Mrs. Charles E. Corbin thesis materials, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Vocal Pedagogy lecture notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: List of Music, the property of St. James Church, Cambridge MA, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Materials from Gilbert and Sullivan Association scrapbook, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Anthems - "A Carefully Selected List," "Greater Boston Churches," "Anthems for this Age", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Last Will and Testament of Clara Belle Houghton, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 37: "First Year" music list, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Repertoire of choral music materials, upper class chorus and bands of Melrose High School, 1931-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Study on the Boston University contribution to national welfare, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Selected resource material - periodicals, etc., 1918-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Selected resource material - periodicals, music lists, etc., 1930-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Selected resource material - periodicals, music lists, etc., 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Selected resource material, 1950-1959Add 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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