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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Department of Music, Choral Ensembles Records 1925-1995

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Department of Music. Choral Ensembles. Records

Dates:

1925-1995

Size:

7.25 linear feet (12 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection contains concert programs and promotional materials from University of Chicago choral ensembles.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Department of Music. Choral Ensembles. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Initially founded to provide music at weekly University religious events and at convocations, choral offerings at the University of Chicago expanded during the mid-twentieth century to include a variety of organizations, ranging in size from small groups to large choruses. Housed in the Department of Music, the ensembles presented concerts featuring a wide repertoire of both sacred and secular music. The Department also sponsored organ recitals and carillon concerts, following the installation of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon in 1932.

Of particular note in this collection are the programs from the ceremonies laying the cornerstone of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel in June 1926 and the dedication ceremony of the Chapel in October 1928. The program from the dedication ceremony includes transcripts of speeches given by President Charles Max Mason and John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Scope Note

The collection is organized chronologically by academic year. It is arranged in three series:

Series I: Choir programs

Series II: Choral programs and publicity

Series III: Oversize items

Series I contains bound copies of programs from University Chapel services and University convocations.

Series II contains programs, press clippings, posters, tour announcements, and expense reports for the University Chorus, Rockefeller Chapel Choir, Bond Chapel Choir, Motet Choir and University Women’s Chorus, as well as organ recitals and carillonneur concerts.

Series III contains oversize posters and clippings.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/topics.php

Music Relating to the University of Chicago. Records.

University of Chicago. Department of Music. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Choir Programs

Series I contains bound copies of programs from Chorus concerts and University events, such as Chapel services and Commencements. The series includes materials dated from 1925 to 1950.

Box 1    Folder 1

Choir programs, 1925-1926

Box 1    Folder 2

Choir programs, 1926-1927

Box 1    Folder 3

Choir programs, 1927-1928

Box 2    Folder 1

Choir programs, 1928-1929

Box 2    Folder 2

Choir programs, 1929-1930

Box 3   Folder 1

Choir programs, 1930-1931

Box 3   Folder 2

Choir programs, 1931-1932

Box 3   Folder 3

Choir programs, 1932-1933

Box 4   Folder 1

Choir programs, 1933-1934

Box 4   Folder 2

Choir programs, 1934-1935

Box 4   Folder 3

Choir programs, 1935-1936

Box 4   Folder 4

Choir programs, 1936-1937

Box 5    Folder 1

Choir programs, 1937-1938

Box 5    Folder 2

Choir programs, 1938-1939

Box 5    Folder 3

Choir programs, 1939-1940

Box 5    Folder 4

Choir programs, 1940-1941

Box 6    Folder 1

Choir programs, 1941-1942

Box 6    Folder 2

Choir programs, 1942-1943

Box 6    Folder 3

Choir programs, 1943-1944

Box 6    Folder 4

Choir programs, 1944-1945

Box 7    Folder 1

Choir programs, 1945-1946

Box 7    Folder 2

Choir programs, 1946-1947

Box 7    Folder 3

Choir programs, 1947-1948

Series II: Concert Programs and Publicity

Series II contains concert programs and promotional materials, including news clippings, posters, and press releases. The series includes materials dated from 1951 to 1995.

Box 7    Folder 4

Programs and publicity, 1950-1951

Box 7    Folder 5

Programs and publicity, 1952-1953

Box 7    Folder 6

Programs and publicity, 1955-1956

Box 7    Folder 7

Programs and publicity, 1956-1957

Box 7    Folder 8

Programs and publicity, 1957-1958

Box 7    Folder 9

Programs and publicity, 1958-1959 (1/2)

Box 7    Folder 10

Programs and publicity, 1958-1959 (2/2)

Box 8    Folder 1

Programs and publicity, 1959-1960

Box 8    Folder 2

Programs and publicity, 1960-1961

Box 8    Folder 3

Programs and publicity, 1961-1962

Box 8    Folder 4

Programs and publicity, 1962-1963

Box 8    Folder 5

Programs and publicity, 1963-1964

Box 8    Folder 6

Programs and publicity, 1964-1965

Box 9    Folder 1

Programs and publicity, 1965-1966

Box 9    Folder 2

Programs and publicity, 1966-1967

Box 9    Folder 3

Programs and publicity, 1967-1968

Box 9    Folder 4

Programs and publicity, 1968-1969

Box 9    Folder 5

Programs and publicity, 1969-1970

Box 9    Folder 6

Programs and publicity, 1970-1971

Box 9    Folder 7

Programs and publicity, 1971-1972

Box 9    Folder 8

Programs and publicity, 1972-1973

Box 9    Folder 9

Programs and publicity, 1973-1974

Box 9    Folder 10

Programs and publicity, 1974-1975

Box 9    Folder 11

Programs and publicity, 1975-1976

Box 9    Folder 12

Programs and publicity, 1976-1977

Box 9    Folder 13

Programs and publicity, 1977-1978

Box 9    Folder 14

Programs and publicity, 1978-1979

Box 9    Folder 15

Programs and publicity, 1979-1980

Box 9    Folder 16

Programs and publicity, 1980-1981

Box 9    Folder 17

Programs and publicity, 1981-1982

Box 9    Folder 18

Programs and publicity, 1982-1983

Box 10    Folder 1

Programs and publicity, 1983-1984

Box 10    Folder 2

Programs and publicity, 1984-1985

Box 10    Folder 3

Programs and publicity, 1985-1986

Box 10    Folder 4

Programs and publicity, 1986-1987

Box 10    Folder 5

Programs and publicity, 1987-1988

Box 10    Folder 6

Programs and publicity, 1988-1989

Box 10    Folder 7

Programs and publicity, 1989-1990

Box 10    Folder 8

Programs and publicity, 1990-1991

Box 10    Folder 9

Programs and publicity, 1991-1992

Box 11    Folder 1

Programs and publicity, 1992-1993

Box 11    Folder 2

Programs and publicity, 1993-1994

Box 11    Folder 3

Programs and publicity, 1994-1995

Box 11    Folder 4

Programs and publicity, Autumn 1995

Series III: Oversize Items

Series III contains oversize posters and press clippings.

Box 12    Folder 1

Items removed from "Programs and publicity, 1958-1959"

Box 12    Folder 2

Items removed from "Programs and publicity, 1982-1983"

Box 12    Folder 3

Items removed from "Programs and publicity, 1992-1993"