Music Library Administrative Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Library Administrative Files

Personnel Files

Closed Music Library Special Collections Lead Files



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Finding Aid for Music Library Administrative Records, 1944-2007 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Music Library Administrative Records, 1944-2007Add to your cart.

ID: 35/3/68

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Music and Performing Arts Library (1944-)

Extent: 4.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The Music Library Administrative Records is arranged into three distinct series 1) Library Administrative Files, 2) Personnel Files, and 3) Closed Music Library Special Collections Lead Files. Each of the three series maintains the original order kept by the Music Library but have been arranged by file type. Series 1 and Series 2 maintains the original order as the arrangement. The 3rd series, arranged alphabetically, includes inventories of special collections as well as financial information regarding gifts and purchases. Access will be granted to researchers only with the prior written permission of the Head of the Special Collections Division. In requesting access to this record series, researchers should provide a written description of their research project and a list of the file folders to which they desire access.

Date Acquired: 12/12/2010. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Music Library Administrative Records includes Music Library Business Records collected by and recorded by the music librarians Jay Allen, William McClellan and Jean Geil. The Administrative records includes correspondence, business records, personnel files, special collections lead files, inventory lists, appraisals, descriptions of collections offered for donation or purchase, accession agreements, clippings, and recommendations from faculty members concerning potential and actual acquisitions of collections of manuscripts, recordings, photographs, sheet music and monographs purchased by or donated to the library. Materials in Series 1, Subseries 2 and 3 were acquired from MPAL on July 2, 2021.

Biographical Note

The University of Illinois Music and Performing Arts Library was initially founded in the memorial room of Smith Hall in 1943. The school's first music librarian was Jay Allen (1943-1960) and his assistant was Virginia Shirley. In 1963, the University of Illinois received a generous gift from Ellnora Krannert (class of 1912). However, the grant arrived just as the School of Music was planning to construct a new educational building for music on campus. Since Krannert's grant was so substantial, the State of Illinois dropped the budget it had planned for two construction projects: a new library (conceived to alleviate the overcrowded music library in Smith) as well as an addition to Smith Hall. At the time, the library was under the direction of Thor E. Wood (1960-1965). While the new Krannert Center (opened in 1969) contained numerous performance spaces, it did not have space to accomodate the vast library of music books and recordings that had been collected by the School of Music. Funding eventually came in the early 1970s and the School of Music moved into its current location in the Music Building 1114 W. Nevada Street in 1972. The library soon followed, opening in 1974. Head librarian William McClellan (1965-1997) resided over the new library space and quickly began expanding the library's holdings to include not only books and audio recordings but also special collections. Wilma Jean Geil (assistant librarian 1965-1996) collected and processed many of the small special collections. In most cases, if a collection contained published music, LPs, or tape cassettes the items were ingested, cataloged, and dispersed among the circulating library collection. Many of the paper records within special collections acquired by the library remained unprocessed until 2015 when the majority of the special collections were transferred to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional materials acquired January 12, 2015. Materials from William McClellan's and Jay Allen's administrative files acquired from MPAL on July 2, 2021.

Access Restrictions: Restricted files can only be accessed with permission from University Archivist or Archivist for Fine and Applied Arts or 50 years after the last date in the file.

Acquisition Source: Music and Performing Arts Library

Related Materials: Music and Performing Arts Library Small Special Collections (35/3/81), Kitty Cheatham Personal Papers and Theater Program Collection (12/9/119), Shirley Meyer Blankenship Music and Papers (12/5/53), Gerard Behague and Everett Helm Latin American Sheet Music Collection (12/5/44), Natalia Belting Sound Recording Collection (12/9/106), Jean Cutler Theatrical Films, Audio Recordings, and Papers (26/20/140), Dennis Eberhard Music and Papers (26/20/189), Lloyd Farrar Music Instrument Collection and Personal Papers (12/9/92), Hunleth Music Store Sheet Music and Photograph Collection (12/9/123), Rafael Joseffy Music and Personal Papers (12/9/116), Walter J. Kasura Russian Folk Music Collection (12/5/61), Robert Kelly Music and Papers (12/5/46), Music and Performing Arts Library Alexander Kutin Balalaika Symphonic Orchestra Music (35/3/97), Gabriel Magyar Papers (12/5/23), Music and Performing Arts Library Harry Partch Collection (35/3/82), Morgan Powell Music Manuscripts (12/5/41), Paul Price Percussion Music and Papers (12/5/51), Paul Rolland Papers (12/5/21), Roslyn Rensch Papers (26/20/95), Emanuil Sheynkman Papers and Russian Music (12/5/71), Frederic B. Stiven Papers (12/5/20), School of Music Audio Department Sound Recordings (12/5/64), Jeffrey Sandborg Collection of Yrjo Kilpinen Music (26/20/147), WGN Radio Station Studio Orchestra Music Library and Records (12/9/114), Ned Williams Sound Recordings (12/5/54), Morris and Barnard Young Music Business Records (12/9/108), and Paul Martin Zonn Music and Papers (12/5/35).


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Library Administrative Files, 1944-2004],
[Series 2: Personnel Files, 1961-2007],
[Series 3: Closed Music Library Special Collections Lead Files, 1958-2005],
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Series 1: Library Administrative Files, 1944-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: General Administrative FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fund acquisitions - NEH Challenge Grant (1 of 2), 1991-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fund acquisitions - NEH Challenge Grant (2 of 2), 1991-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fund acquisitions - Library Friends Designated Gift Funds - Music, 1991-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fund acquisitions - Opportunity Fund, ca. 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fund acquisitions - 6010 Music dissertations, 1981-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Acquisitions - Ordering policies and procedures, 1989-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Acquisitions - Price quotes in process, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Administration - Organization and operation, 1987-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Analytics - Monographic series, 1985-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Music Library Annual Reports, 1944-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Music Library Annual Reports, 1951-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Music Library Annual Reports, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Music Library Annual Reports, 1969-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Music Library Annual Reports, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Music Library Annual Reports, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Music Library Annual Reports, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Music Library Annual Reports, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Music Library Annual Reports, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Music Library Annual Reports, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Music Library Annual Reports, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Music Library Annual Reports, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Includes similar information to folders 17-20 with some additional information.
Folder 22: Annual Report Guidelines, ca. 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Budget - Allocation surveys and plans, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Collection Development Policies - Music, 1976-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Renaissance Archives/Descriptions and PR statements, 1966-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 26: History of the Music Library, draft, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Grove materials, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 28: University of Illinois Library Resources pamphlet, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Descriptions and PR statements, 1979-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 30: McMurtry-Noel Fund, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Evaluation/Assessment of Needs, 1982-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 32: OCLC/AMIGOS collection analysis, ca. 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Collection development special project assessment, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Research board application, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 35: BMI Foundation proposal, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Library Friends Preservation Gift Fund proposal, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Education Technologies Board grant, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Grant proposal 1979, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Grant proposal 1979, 1980-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Problem patrons and warnings/complaints, 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Instructional Materials Center proposal, 1969-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Listening Facilities proposal, 1966-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Performing Arts Library proposal, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Policies - operations and services, 1975-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Questionnaires and surveys, 1990-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sound recordings - access to pre-CDs, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Special Collections policy and procedure, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Special Collections reports and memos, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Special Collections sheet music projects, 1974-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "Musical Codex" pamphlet and order form, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Statistics - policy and procedure forms, 1967-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Statistics - special projects, 1944-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 28: User services - reports and memos, 1986-1996Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Jay Allen FilesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: William McClellan FilesAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Library Administrative Files, 1944-2004],
[Series 2: Personnel Files, 1961-2007],
[Series 3: Closed Music Library Special Collections Lead Files, 1958-2005],
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