Performing arts

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Robert A. Baldwin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0583
Abstract

The collection reflects Robert A. Baldwin’s career at Vanderbilt University as a Professor of Theatre. It consists of designs of stage scenery and costume designs from various play productions created over a 30-year period.

Dates: 1953 - 2004

Katherine Barnes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0032
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one Hollinger box and is comprised of programs for theatre, ballet and musical performances she attended throughout her life. The collection is divided into three series: Playbills, Chicago Stage bills and Theatre and Ballet- Books

Dates: 1907 - 1970

Dr. Ingram Bloch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0045
Abstract

The Ingram Bloch Collection contains theatre playbills and programs spanning from 1929 to 1953 arranged chronologically. The collection primarily features theater programs, along with some opera programs.

Dates: 1929 - 1953

Charles Faulkner Bryan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0058
Abstract

This collection contains materials relating to Charles Faulkner Bryan and it includes photocopies of correspondence between Bryan and Donald Davidson, with whom he collaborated on the musical Singin’ Billy. Also in this collection is sheet music of pieces by Bryan and includes the Songs for Children Series, the Bell Witch Secular Folk Cantata, Tennessee Folk Songs and other music by Bryan.

Dates: 1948 - 1983

Charles Stewart Jazz Portraits Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1073
Abstract

The Charles Stewart Jazz Portraits Collection consists of five photographs of jazz musicians taken in the 1960s by the African-American photographer Charles “Chuck” Stewart (1927-2017) in New York, including photographs of Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, and Roy Eldridge.

Dates: circa 1960s

Colville Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS.0086

Francis Craig Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0091
Abstract

The Francis Craig Collection contains material ranging in date from 1919 to 1994 and makes up 2.51 linear feet. The papers include personal and biographical information, correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs. The major portion of the collection, however, dates from the 1930’s and 1940’s and consists of clippings, sheet music, and recordings.

Dates: 1919 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1930s-1940s

Cyrus Daniel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0099
Abstract

The Cyrus Daniel Papers include compositions and arrangements by Daniel; miscellaneous programs 1944-1951; a bound copy of Vanderbilt University A Cappella Choir History, 1937-1967; and a selection of A Cappella Choir records, 1944-1965.

Dates: 1937 - 1967

Clarise DeQuasie Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0108
Abstract

This collection largely contains material related to opera star Luciano Pavarotti collected by Clarise DeQuasie, a former University Librarian at Vanderbilt who retired in 1997. DeQuasie was a devoted fan and friend of Pavarotti. The collection also contains some materials related to the Heard Library at Vanderbilt.

Dates: 1960s-2001

Richard M. Dohrmann Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0707

Dom Flemons American Songster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1062
Scope and Contents The Dom Flemons American Songster Collection (110 linear feet) consists of audio recordings, materials related to the creation of the album Black Cowboys, reference materials, drafts and liner notes, correspondence, ephemera and tour materials, press and promotional materials, photographs, folk art and fan art, garments, artifacts, framed items, posters, books, digital files (not yet available) and musical instruments. The collection is arranged in thirteen series. It covers the years of...
Dates: circa 1920 - 2022

Thomas Fensch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0135
Abstract

The collection contains numerous document formats all pertaining to Country and Western music. The contents date from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, with only a few exceptions.

Dates: 1948-1970s

Jesse Hill Ford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0150
Abstract

This collection contains a selection of short stories and materials related to the play "The Conversion of Buster Drumwright" by Jesse Hill Ford.

Dates: 1954 - 2000

Founder's Capers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0151
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1961 - 1962

Louisa F. France Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0152
Abstract

The Louisa F. France Collection documents over six decades of musical performances staged in the United States and Europe. Measuring 4.2 linear feet, the collection is organized chronologically and represents a wide spectrum of classical performers and musical styles.

Dates: 1922 - 1985

Julian Goodman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0880
Abstract

This collection is comprised of the personal and corporate papers including photographs, audio visual material, and memorabilia of Julian Goodman who was both President and Chairman of the Board of NBC (the National Broadcasting Company) from 1966 until his retirement in May of 1979. The dates of these papers range from 1941-1996, with the majority of the material in the 34 year period that Goodman worked for NBC (1945-1979).

Dates: 1941 - 1996

Sara Holroyd World War II and George Peabody College for Teachers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0654
Scope and Content Note

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.

Dates: multiple

Jack Hurst Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0630
Abstract

The Jack Hurst Collection contains hundreds of taped interviews of celebrities, country music artists, and music industry leaders. Jack Hurst was a reporter and author who used these recordings for articles on country music in The Tennessean and other publications.

Dates: 1970s-1990s

Joseph Hyman and Moss Hart Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0787
Scope and Contents This collection contains 1.67 linear feet of material contained in 3 ½ Hollinger boxes and 1 flat box and includes photographs, letters, telegrams, scripts, playbills, legal documents, and newspaper clippings that relate to the collaborative theatrical efforts of producer Joseph Hyman and playwright Moss Hart and his brother Bernard Hart. The collection covers the years 1918-1977.The majority of the collection highlights the long standing and successful professional and personal...
Dates: 1918 - 1977

 

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