Lee H. Bristol, Jr. Collection

Identifier: MSS.0674

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three pieces of sheet music written by Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. while he was stationed at Vanderbilt in 1944.


  • 1944

Biographical / Historical

Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. was born on September 4, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. He was stationed at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee from 1943-1944 on a special program for the U.S. Army. At the time, he was Private First Class Lee Bristol, Jr., Col. B. S. V. 3423, Vanderbilt University, Nashville 4, Tennessee (463). He graduated from Hamilton College in New York in 1947. He married Louise Baber Wells in 1950, with whom he had four children. He was awarded a Doctor of Humanities in 1955 from the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts, one of the eleven honorary doctorates he was awarded over his career. He worked at Bristol-Myers Company, his family's business, from 1948-1962. From 1962 to 1969, he was president of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He was made a fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada in 1972. he died March 11, 1979 in Syracuse, New York. He is buried in Clinton, New York.


.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains three pieces of sheet music written by Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. while he was stationed at Vanderbilt in 1944.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was accepted by the Joint University Libraries by A.F. Kuhlman in 1944, after consultation with E. A. Bugg.

Finding Aid for the Lee H. Bristol, Jr. Collection
Zach Johnson
February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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