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The Emma L. Ashford collection is comprised mostly of music composed by Mrs. Ashford, as well as by others. Mrs. Ashford’s music is in both manuscript and printed form. Most of her works contained in this collection pertain to Vanderbilt University. All the printed works of other composers in the collection relate to Vanderbilt.
The Alfred H. Bartles Papers (1874-2015) were donated to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library from 2008-2015. A native of Tennessee and a former George Peabody College student, Bartles was active in New York, Germany, and Tennessee as a composer, arranger, cellist, pedagogue, and jazz pianist. His varied compositional output illustrates this mixture of influences, and reveals him as one of the first in a generation of composers equally at home in the Classical and jazz genres.
A working short-score manuscript for Sinfonisches Vorspiel for the entire work notated in pencil on 32-stave "Star Nr. 37" music manuscript paper, containing numerous corrections, amendations, directions, indications pertaining to scoring, and furnished with lists of numbers (in cm) indicating the space to be allowed for the width of each bar in the successive fair-copy autograph.
- Vanderbilt University Special Collections 2
- Anne Potter Wilson Music Library 1
- Music 2
- Music--Manuscripts 2
- Bartles, Alfred H.--Archives 1
- Bartles, Alfred H.--Correspondence 1
- Composers 1
- Composers--Russia 1
- Composers--United States 1
- Composers--United States--Archives 1
- Composers--United States--Correspondence 1
- Composers--United States--Manuscripts 1
- Instrumental music 1
- Jazz 1
- McFerrin, Mabel Lee 1
- Music -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- 19th century 1
- Music -- Tennessee -- Nashville -- 20th century 1
- Scores 1
- Sheet music 1
- Songbooks 1
- Vanderbilt University -- Songs and music 1
- Vanderbilt University--History 1
- Vocal music 1 ∧ less
About this Site
This site contains collection guides, or finding aids, to the archival collections held by Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, the History of Medicine Collection, and the Scarritt Bennett Center. Finding aids describe the context, arrangement, and structure of archival materials, allowing users to identify and request materials relevant to their research.
Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collections. Collections can also be requested by emailing the repository directly through the library website. Each repository has its own location, hours, and contact information. Please consult the repository with questions about using the materials. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the repository’s reading room. In many cases, the collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval.