Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains four boxes related to the original musical “Founder’s Capers” performed at the Vanderbilt Faculty Club, specifically related to their 1961 performance. The complete cast was comprised of Vanderbilt professors, family members, and students.
This collection contains manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and realia related to Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie. The photographs series in particular is extensive, documenting Gillespie's entire life and career. This collection was purchased through the NMAAM-Vanderbilt University Collections Initiative.
This collection, donated in 1967 by Jesse Wills, is composed of a wide variety of items of historical and musical interest, including songbooks, correspondence, photographs, and other unique items. As president of National Life and Accident Insurance Company, the parent company of WSM, Inc. and the Grand Ole Opry, Wills had access to a wide variety of material associated with country music in general and the Grand Ole Opry in particular.
This small collection (.42 linear feet ) contains letters, programs, and newspaper clippings collected by Sara Holroyd, a 1946 graduate of George Peabody College for Teachers. (Peabody merged Vanderbilt University in 1979.). Ms. Holroyd was a student leader and a musician while at Peabody, and many of the programs feature her as a student musician. This collection also chronicles the end of WWII and activities at Peabody College during that time.
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.
The Philip Slates Collection (3.36 linear feet) consists of autographs, music scores, sketches, essays, writings, letters, notes, drawings, newspaper clippings, event programs, photographs, and various administrative documents. The materials reflect the teaching and composition work of Slates during his time as a faculty member at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee.