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AMRC. American Music Research Center

 Record Group
Identifier: AMRC

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Buechner collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-14
Scope and Contents Library and personal papers of Alan C. Buechner, Professor of Music, Copland School of Music, City University of New York, Queens College; previously on faculty of Harvard University, University of Texas, University of Hartford; founder and officer of the Sonneck Society for Armerican Music; Recipient of the Soneck Society Distinguished Service Citation. Includes 132 tune books and hymnals (housed in Special Collections, University of Colorado Boulder), correspondence, and research and...
Dates: 1932-1982

Alan Cass collection

Identifier: CoU-GMA-1
Scope and Contents Swing era and big band materials collected by C. F. Alan Cass (1941-2018); BA, University of Colorado (1963); L.H.D honoris causa, University of Colorado (1999); Director, Macky Auditorium (1967-1979); Assistant director, University Memorial Center (1979-1984); Director, Coors Events Center (1984-1998); Curator, Glenn Miller Archives (1969-2016). Contains artifacts, photos, memoribilia, recordings, and papers related to the life and career of Major Alton Glenn Miller, acquired for the Glenn...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1960–2018

Alvin G. Layton Silent Film Music Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-57
Scope and Contents

Silent film music collected by Alvin Layton (1899-1987), composer, violinist, conductor of the Curran Theater Orchestra

Dates: 1899-1987

American Music Research Center records

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-1
Scope and Contents

Records of the American Music Research Center, founded by Sister Mary Dominic Ray (1913—1994) at Dominican College (1969), acquired by the University of Colorado at Boulder (1989), including catalogues, publicity materials, research records, correspondence, business and transaction records, finding aids, photographs, scrapbooks, board records and event documentation. Includes materials from Dominican College and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dates: 1969-present

Ariel Downing

Identifier: COU-4188

Arthur Olaf Andersen manuscripts and personal papers

Identifier: COU-AMRC-2
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and personal papers of Arthur Olaf Andersen (1880-1958), music educator, theorist, and composer, professor at the American Conservatory of Music (1908-1929), Chicago Musical College (1929-1934) and University of Arizona, including manuscript musical compositions, essays, articles, fictional writings, correspondence, photographs, family memorabilia, and compositions by Andersen's wife, Helen Somerville Andersen (1892-1968).

Dates: 1880-1958

Ben Gray Lumpkin Collection

Identifier: COU:1004
Abstract Ben Gray Lumpkin (1901-1982), earned a BA (1925) from University of Mississippi, where he stayed and worked as a secretary-clerk in the Mississippi State Department of Archives and History and also the Mississippi Division Office of Southern Bell Telephone Company. After receiving his MA also from UM (1932), he taught English until 1937 and eventually at the University of North Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. here in 1944. During WWII, Lumpkin wrote technical manuals for the U.S....
Dates: 1948 - 1983

Ben Gray Lumpkin Field Recordings and Papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-60
Scope and Contents Papers and field recordings of Ben Gray Lumpkin (1901-1982), folklorist, professor of English (1946-1969). Papers and recordings relate specifically to Lumpkins work in collecting the folk songs of Colorado, especially in hillbilly songs; papers related to his career in the University of Colorado Department of English are housed separately in the University Archives. Includes documentation and biographical information on informants, correspondence, index files, and teaching and writing...
Dates: 1924-1970

Berton Coffin papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-20
Scope and Contents The Berton Coffin Papers contain professional materials on Dr. Coffin’s work as a Vocal Pedagogue from 1956 to his death in 1987. The collection contains writings and publications, including first editions of his books along with drafts and research material used and developed by him; press releases and copyright certificates for his publications; audio cassettes; and projector slides from his classes. Includes materials related to his students and collaborators; as well as posthumous...
Dates: 1956-2007

California Mission Music Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-16
Scope and Contents

Materials related to the early California missions, from the Sister Mary Dominic Ray Library. Portions pertaining to the research, teaching, and preparation for Sister Mary’s book Gloria Dei have been brought together in this collection. Many of the materials in Series I and II are photographic copies of original documents held by other institutions. Includes articles and related writings relevant to the missions.

Dates: ca 1770-1830

Carrie B. H. Collins Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-23
Scope and Content

Contains Ms. Collins' published compositions, certificates, awards, clippings, and programs, 1970's-1990's

Dates: 1970-2000

Carrie Farrington Craver and Grace Craver Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-27
Scope and Contents

Song lists and notebooks from Carrie Mae Farrington Craver (1878-1965) and her daughter, Grace Craver Small (1896-1996), pioneers, folk singers, folk song collectors. Includes tape recorded interview.

Dates: circa 1913-1965

Carrie Jacobs Bond Sheet Music

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-43
Scope and Content

Collection contains clippings, photos, booklets and sheet music written and published by Carrie Jacobs-Bond and Son at the Bond Shop

Dates: 1885-2001

Cecil Effinger manuscripts and personal papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-35
Scope and Contents Papers of Cecil Effinger (1914-1990), composer, inventor, professor of Music at Colorado College (1936-41, 1946-48) and the University of Colorado (1948-1981), Denver Post music editor (1946-1948), Denver Symphony principal oboist (1938-1941), director of 506th Army Band (1941-1945), including manuscript and published scores and parts; unpublished works, especially three operas; music sketchbooks; photographs; programs; correspondence; finanical and army records; publications; two...
Dates: 1914-1990

Charles Eakin manuscripts

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-31
Scope and Contents

Manuscript compositions and papers of Charles Eakin (b. 1927), Composer and bass player; Professor of Music, University of Colorado (1950-?); Bass player, Houston and New Orleans Symphonies; Faculty member, University of Minnesota and Baylor University, including published and unpublished music, photographs, publicity materials, recordings, and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1950–present

Charles L. Bestor papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-7
Scope and Contents Personal papers of Charles L. Bestor (b. 1924), Composer and music educator, professor of composition, emeritus, University of Massachusetts; previously on the faculty of Willamette University (dean, college of music), Julliard School of Music, University of Utah, University of Alabama, and the University of Colorado; National Endowment of the Arts fellow, International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition winner, Macdowell Colony fellow. Works of the 12 tone technique, electronic media, and...
Dates: ca. 1950-2000

Daniel Jones manuscripts

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-45
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of Daniel Jones (1888-1932), American composer and pianist. Includes compositions of Jones' spouse, Edith Howell Jones.

Dates: 1913-1932

David A. Brose collection

Identifier: COU-AMRC-12
Scope and Contents

This collection contains performances and interviews on both audiocassette and videocassette that were either collected by David A. Brose, Colorado State Folklorist from 1982-1987, or made under his direction for the Colorado Council on the Arts.

Dates: 1983 - 1987

Dean and Ellen Boal papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-8
Scope and Contents Papers of Dean Boal (b. 1931), arts administrator, music educator, broadcaster, and concert pianist; DMA, University of Colorado at Boulder (1959); Associate Professor and head of piano department, Bradley University (1960-1966); Dean, Peabody Conservatory of Music (1966-1970); President, St. Louis Conservatory and Community Schools for the Arts (1973-1976); Vice President and General Manager for Radio, WETA (1978-1983); Vice President of Cultural Programming and Program Services, National...
Dates: 1944-2010

Deane Miller collection

Identifier: CoU-GMA-7
Scope and Contents

Papers collected by Deane Miller (1901-1971), trumpeter and brother to Major Alton Glenn Miller, including Miller family articles and photographs, and Deane Miller's autobiography.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1901–1971

Dennis Riley Manuscripts and Personal Papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-72
Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Dennis Riley (1943-1999), compososer, pianist, pioneer of computer music notation; student of George Crumb, Ben Johnston, and Storm Bull; M.Mus. University of Illinois (1968), Ph D. University of Iowa (1973); MacDowell Colony Fellow, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, Joseph H. Bearns Prize fwinner. Includes music compositions, teaching materials, correspondence, and audio recordings.

Dates: ca. 1968–1999

Don Campbell papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-17
Scope and Contents

Personal papers and writings of Don G. Campbell (1946-2012), author, musician, sound therapist, student of Nadia Boulanger and author of her first English language biography, author of "The Mozart Effect," "Healing at the Speed of Sound," and other books. Includes research materials, recordings, writings, correspondence, and other personal papers.

Dates: 1946-2012

Early American Musical Theater Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-32
Scope and Contents

Ballad operas collected by AMRC founder Sister Mary Dominic Ray, including research and teaching materials about actors and operas, articles about cominc operas in the United States, and an index of opera titles.

Dates: 1720-1989

Early Country Music Collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-33
Scope and Contents Recordings, transcriptions, and research materials collected by Joe Buzzard at the request of William Kearns, professor emeritus of music, University of Colorado, Boulder. Includes reel-to-reel tapes recorded by Buzzard from 700 hillbilly and cowboy records from the 1920s and 1930s, primarily in the Blue Ridge Mountains, northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and southwestern Virginia; duplicates of originals on Digital Audio Tape (DAT); transcriptions of recorded songs; and research...
Dates: 1920-1940

Early Phonograph Record collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-100
Scope and Contents The Early Phonograph Record collection consists of 7 boxes of 133 phonograph records (121 ten inch discs and 12 twelve inch discs) produced during the approximate time period of 1912-1940. Edison Diamond Discs form the bulk of the collection and range from early recordings on the Edison label through the later Edison Record and Edison Re-Creation labels. A limited number of discs from various contemporaneous record labels, such as Victor, Columbia and Victrola, also...
Dates: 1900-1940

Edward Burke recordings

Identifier: CoU-GMA-4
Scope and Contents

Audio tapes, disc recordings, photographs, and papers collected by Ed Burke of Miami, Florida; record producer; owner of Fanfare, Jazz Hour, and Soundcraft recording labels; documenting radio music performances in the United States, 1930-1960, and including radio performances by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and other important performers from the Swing Era. Recordings contain entire radio broadcasts, many of which were transferred from transcription discs.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1930–1950

Frederick J. Lavigne theater orchestra music

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-101
Scope and Contents

The Frederick J. Lavigne Theater Orchestra Music collection contains 126 boxes of theater orchestra sheet music. The collection was addressed to Frederick J. Lavigne at the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. A majority of the pieces in this collection show Lavigne's full name stamped on the sheet music.

Dates: 1878-1937

Gail Madden Hymnals

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-112
Scope and Contents

Collection contains late 1800 and early 1900 hymnals and various pieces of church music collected by Gail Madden's mother in Pennsylvania.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1917–1999

Geary Larrick papers

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-55
Scope and Contents

Collection contains original and published music compositions, plus writings, programs, and promotional materials for Geary Larrick.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1943–present