Willie T. Summerville and Summerville Family Papers

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Professional Teaching Materials

Church papers

Scores and Sheet Music

Audio-visual Recordings

Personal Papers and Photographs



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ID: 15/42/20

Extent: 37.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in five series, divided to reflect Summerville's two primary careers as music educator and religious leader. Series 1, Education Materials, has two subseries: Sub-series 1, Elementary and Secondary School Papers; and Sub-series 2, College and University Papers. Series 1 consists of materials relating to Summerville's career as a music educator. Series 2, Church Papers, relates to his career as a religious leader in the Canaan Baptist Church. Series 3, Scores and Sheet Music has six sub-series arranged topically, suggesting the context in which the music was used: Sub-series 1, General Music; Sub-series 2, Pedagogical Music; Sub-series 3, Sacred Music; and Sub-series 4, Hymnals; Subseries 5, Shape-note Gospel Song Books; Subseries 6, Workshop Music and Programs. Series 4, Audio-Visual Recordings, has three sub-series: Sub-series 1, Education Audio-Visual Recordings; Sub-series 2: Church Audio-Visual Recordings; Sub-series 3: Commercial Recordings. Series 5: Personal and Family Papers and Photographs, includes four sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal and Family Papers and Photographs; Sub-series 2, Personal Education Materials; Sub-series 3, Personal Study Books and Materials; Sub-series 4, Valerian A. Summerville's Personal Papers.

Date Acquired: 01/13/2020

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, audio-visual recordings, photographs, event programs, correspondence, awards and other recognitions, personal notes, pedagogical materials, and administrative records documenting Willie T. Summerville's careers as a music educator in the Urbana public school system, and a deacon, treasurer, and music minister at the Canaan Baptist Church. The collection also reflects the numerous workshops and seminars he led across the country, and his courses taught at Parkland College, Millikin University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as the campus and community affairs specialist in the Department of African-American Studies. Of particular interest are the substantial collections of gospel music (sheet music and recordings), and newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to the Urbana High School Concert Choir's 1999 trip to Rome.

Collection Historical Note

Willie T. Summerville (1944-2017) was born in Sunshine, Arkansas. He attended Arkansas AM&N College and the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a B.S. in Music Education and a M.S. in Music Education, respectively. As a music educator, Summerville taught for over 30 years in the Champaign and Urbana public school systems as music teacher at Thornburn School and Brookens Junior High, Choral Music Director of the Urbana Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, and Director of the Urbana High School Concert Choir. He also frequently led workshops and music clinics in Churches and Schools across the country. After retiring from public school teaching, he taught courses at Parkland College, Millikin University, and the University of Illinois within the African American Studies department. An active member and deacon of the Canaan Baptist Church, Summerville served there in many roles such as treasurer and Minister of Music. He received numerous awards and other recognitions throughout his life, both for his music education and for his community service.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Shandra Summerville

Acquisition Method: Gift


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[Series 1: Professional Teaching Materials, 1942-2017],
[Series 2: Church papers, 1947-2011],
[Series 3: Scores and Sheet Music, 1919-2017],
[Series 4: Audio-visual Recordings, 1967-2016],
[Series 5: Personal Papers and Photographs, 1945-2017],
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Series 2: Church papers, 1947-2011Add to your cart.
Series 2 includes materials documenting Summerville's work for Canaan Baptist Church, as well as other church and religious activities. Of particular interest are Summerville's personal notes pretaining to religious study and events held at Canaan, administrative documents for the church, and numerous programs for church services and music performances in which Summerville participated. Also included are Bibles that Summerville collected, correspondence related to church activity, and several newspaper clippings detailing Summerville's work.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Holy Bible Red Letter Edition, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificates and church programs, 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bible Adventures, Grades 5-6 and church programs, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The News Gazette Churches Section, January 22, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Programs, Songs Lists, Notes, and Foundations for Faith No. 5, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Holy Bible New International Version, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The News Gazette St. Luke Youth Choir, March 3, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Church Budgets and Programs, Correspondence, Rosters, Workshop Schedules, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church Service and Workshop Programs, Meeting Plan, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The Ryrie Study Bible, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, Notes, and Programs, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Holy Bible: The New King James Version, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Canaan Programs and Souvenir Journal, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lessons on Christian Living and Successful Home Cell Groups, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Bible Expositor and Illuminator Spring and Winter Quarter, 1981-1882Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Canaan Baptist Church Papers and Programs, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, Certificates, and Church Programs, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The News Gazette Gospel Music in Champaign-Urbana, December 28, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Concert and Workshop Programs, Certificate of Appreciation, Notes, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Church Workshop and Concert Programs, Notes, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Canaan Yearbook, Budget, and Calendar, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Everyday Bible, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Church Workshop and Concert Programs, Notes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Canaan Yearbook, Anniversary Celebration Program, Notes, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Church Programs and Budgets, Recital Programs, Bible Study Notes, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sunday School and Bible Study Notes, Church Event Programs, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bible Study Notes, Canaan Yearbook, Black History Bowl Information Sheets, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Crossett Club and Founder's Day Programs, Beyond Roots: In Search of Blacks in the Bible, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Rehearsal and Workshop Notes, Programs, Canaan Yearbook, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Workshop, Festival, and Church Programs, Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NAACP Certificate, Notes, Church Directory, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Canaan Annual Report, Copyright Registration, Notes, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Church Administration and Bible Study Notes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Canaan Annual Report, Notes, Correspondence, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Discipleship Student Manual, Correspondence, Certificates, Programs, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Notes, Workshop Program, Canaan Annual Report, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 18: New Spirit Filled Life Bible, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Church Programs, Notes, Religious Publications, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Programs, Notes, Canaan Annual Report, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: The News Gazette Church Ministries a Story of Success, August 22, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Articles, Workshop and Recital Programs, Certificates, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Notes, Church and Concert Programs, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Church and Workshop Programs, Calendars, Correspondence, and Church Records, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Church and Workshop Programs, Correspondence, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Church and Workshop Programs, Correspondence, Administrative Documents, 2005Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Canaan Annual Report, Notes, Correspondence, Programs, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Church Administrative Documents, Notes, Correspondence, Programs, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church Administrative Documents, Church Programs, Notes, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Salina Journal Choir Gets Singing, Life Lessons, October 30, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Church Administrative Documents, Notes, Programs, Correspondence, Certificate, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Canaan Administrative Documents, Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Administrative Documents and Correspondence, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Canaan Administrative Workshop and Financial Documents, Programs, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church Programs, Canaan Administrative Documents, and Notes, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Bible Expositor and Illuminator, Programs, Correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Church Administrative Documents, Rosters, Directory, and Programs, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 12: A Year with the Bible Booklet, Krannert Center and Church Program, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Leader Newspaper Gospel Concert, April 19, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Notes, Correspondence, Reunion Program, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions and Bible Expositor and Illuminator, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Notes, Correspondence, Canaan Administrative Documents, Programs, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence and Programs, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Notes, Correspondence, Programs, Administrative Documents, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Take Time or Time Will Take You, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Church Administrative Documents, Programs, Notes, Correspondence, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, Workshop Itineraries, Rehearsal Notes, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Bible Expositor and Illuminator Spring and Summer Quarters, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Canaan Service Award, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Itineraries, Notes, Correspondence, Programs, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Church Administrative Documents, Correspondence, Programs, Rehearsal Notes, 2015-2016Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Programs, Correspondence, Certificate of Appreciation, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Programs, Notes, Church Rosters and Administrative Documents, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Notes, Canaan Administrative Documents, Programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Notes, Church Budgets and Rosters, Programs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Workshop Program, Articles and Study Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Church Event and Study Group Notes, 2007-2011Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Professional Teaching Materials, 1942-2017],
[Series 2: Church papers, 1947-2011],
[Series 3: Scores and Sheet Music, 1919-2017],
[Series 4: Audio-visual Recordings, 1967-2016],
[Series 5: Personal Papers and Photographs, 1945-2017],
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