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Primary Creator: Glenna Spitze
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet
Arrangement: Materials are arranged by name of music ensemble and then material type.
Date Acquired: 08/04/2017. More info below under Accruals.
Consists of concert programs, posters, scores with annotations, and audio recordings documenting music performances that Glenna Spitze either performed in or attended during her time as a student at the University of Illinois between 1967 and 1979.
Dr. Glenna Spitze received her bachelors and two graduate degrees in sociology from the University of Illinois between 1967 and 1979. While a student she sang in two ensembles directed by Neely Bruce, the American Music Group and the Contemporary Music Group. During her tenure in these ensembles, she sang in University of Illinois premieres of Gertude Stein and Virgil Thomson's "Four Saints in Three Acts" and George Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle." In addition, the groups premiered several pieces by Ben Johnston, Lou Harrison, Kenneth Gaburo, William Brooks, William Duckworth, and John Cage. While studying at Illinois, she also attended several performances given by students and associates of Herbert Brun. Dr. Spitze is currently a Distiguished Service Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany where she specializes in women in work place environments, gender dynamics in familylife, household labor, and family dynamics in aging children and siblings.
Spoils of War (James Cuomo) sound recording donated by Paul Nance and Glenna Spitze on August 4, 2017, and originally preserved as part of the Musical Americana Collection. A second body of material was donated by Glenna Spitze on June 16, 2018, and the Spoils of War recording was later transferred to the Glenna Spitze Papers.
Addition received May 15, 2019.
Acquisition Source: gift
[Note: This item was transfered from Musical Americana Collection, Box 69 on 7/2/18.]
7" Record, 33 1/3, EP. Side A: "What Happened Now," "Now is Made in America," and "Henry T. Joseph;" Side B: "Void of Mystery," and "The Greyness Moves in Quietly." Recorded by Roger Francisco at RoFran Studios. Performers include: James Cuomo, Roger Fancisco, Frank Garvey, Al Lerardi, Anne Whitefish-Williams, and James Stroud. Folder includes record sleeve with musical notation by Herbert Brun.