American Choral Directors Association Special Collections

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Harold A. Decker Papers and Recordings

Colleen J. Kirk Papers and Sound Recordings

Russell Mathis Papers

L. Stanley Glarum Papers and Audio Recordings

Morris D. Hayes Papers and Realia

Elwood Keister Papers

Ferenc Farkas Collection

Charles C. Hirt Papers

Walter S. Collins Papers

Elaine Brown Music and Papers

Fred Waring Collection

F. Melius Christiansen Choral Scores

Robert Shaw Collection

Robert and Ellis Snyder Choral Library and Personal Papers

Small Collections



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Collection Overview

Title: American Choral Directors Association Special Collections, ca. 1950-2000Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/172

Primary Creator: American Choral Directors Association (1959-)

Other Creators: Brown, Elaine (1910-1997), Christiansen, F. Melius (1871-1955), Collins, Walter S. (1926-1997), Decker, Harold A. (1914-2003), Farkas, Ferenc (1905-2000), Glarum, L. Stanley (1908-1975), Haberlen, John B. (1940-), Hayes, Morris D. (1919-2006), Hirt, Charles C. (1911-2001), Keister, Elwood (1920-2003), Kirk, Colleen J. (1918-2004), Mathis, Russell (1926-2014), Maze, Glen L. (1928-2002), Page, Ronald Royce (ca. 1940-), Shaw, Robert Lawson (1916-1999), Snyder, Ellis Emanuel (1898-1969), Snyder, Robert Ellis (1930-2021), Waring, Fredrick Malcolm (1900-1984), Yamron, Janet (1932-), Youngberg, Eva Mae Struckmeyer (1930-)

Extent: 71.05 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in 15 record groups: Record Group 1, Harold A. Decker Papers and Sound Recordings; Record Group 2, Colleen J. Kirk Papers and Sound Recordings; Record Group 3, Russell Mathis Papers; Record Group 4, Stanley Glarum Papers and Sound Recordings; Record Group 5, Morris D. Hayes Papers and Realia; Record Group 6, Elwood Keister Papers; Record Group 7, Ferenc Farkas Collection; Record Group 8 Charles C. Hirt Papers; Record Group 9, Walter Collins Papers; Record Group 10; Elaine Brown Music and Papers; Record Group 11, Fred Waring Collection; Record Group 12, F. Melius Christiansen Choral Scores; Record Group 13, Robert Shaw Collection; Record Group 14, Robert and Ellis Snyder Choral Library and Personal Papers; and Record Group 15, Small Collections which consists of 5 series including the Eva Youngberg Papers, Ronald Page Collection, John Haberlen Robert Shaw Collection, John Haberlen Research Files on William L. Dawson, and the Glen Maze Collection of Choral Method Books. Record Groups will be processed over time.

Date Acquired: 01/06/2022

Subjects: Books, Choirs, Choral music, Choral singing -- Instruction and study, Choral Society, Church music--Catholic Church, Civil Rights, Class Record Books, Compositions-Music, Folk music, Folk songs, Magazines, Music -- Brazil, Music -- China, Music -- Illinois, Music -- Illinois - Education, Music -- Japan, Music -- Korea, Music -- Russia, Music - United States, Musical Repertoires, Music Library, Music Publishers, Music teachers, Music teachers - Training of, Music Teachers National Association, Teaching Methods, Vocal music

Formats/Genres: Scrapbooks

Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish;Castilian, Thai, Swedish, Chinese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence, programs, lectures, photographs, research files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, sound recordings, meeting minutes, awards, publications, music scores and parts, and personal papers documenting the careers of major American choral directors and leaders of the American Choral Directors Association between the 1950s and 2000.

Biographical Note

Concerned by the lack of resources available to American choral directors, Robert Landers (director of the US Air Force Choir), Archie Jones (director of choirs at the University of Texas), and Maynard Klein (director of choirs at the University of Michigan) first conceived of a national choral association in 1957. The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), originally called the American Choirmasters Association following the American Bandmasters Association, was founded two years later in Kansas City, Missouri during the biennial conference of the Music Teachers National Association. The ACDA, which began with 35 members, was established to serve the needs of pubilc school, collegiate, community, sacred, and professional choirs by sponsoring choral workshops, international conventions, concert exchanges, and symposia.

The first executive board was led by Archie Jones (president), R. Wayne Hugoboom (executive director), Earl Willhoite (treasurer), Charles Hirt, Warner Imig, James Aliferis, Elwood Keister, and Harry Robert Wilson. During their first meeting, the executive board established a set of bylaws and yearly dues of $6.

In March 1960, the organization held its first biannual convention in conjunction with the 1960 Music Educator's National Conference. This conference consisted of concerts, reading sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. The following May, the ACDA published the first issue of the Choral Journal. Eleven years later, the organization held its first independent conference in Kansas City. Since then, the ACDA conference has expanded to include honor choirs and multiple sessions.

In addition to their biannual conference, the organization has fostered the annual Schmitt and Pepper Choral Composition Competitions since 1962. In 1991, the ACDA added the Raymond W. Brock Student Composition Competition. In addition, the ACDA also provides awards for dissertations and professional research on choral music. 

Since 1961, the ACDA has been governed by both national and regional officers from six regions. In 1979, the ACDA added a seventh region to accomodate expanding membership.

Subject/Index Terms

Books
Choirs
Choral music
Choral singing -- Instruction and study
Choral Society
Church music--Catholic Church
Civil Rights
Class Record Books
Compositions-Music
Folk music
Folk songs
Magazines
Music -- Brazil
Music -- China
Music -- Illinois
Music -- Illinois - Education
Music -- Japan
Music -- Korea
Music -- Russia
Music - United States
Musical Repertoires
Music Library
Music Publishers
Music teachers
Music teachers - Training of
Music Teachers National Association
Teaching Methods
Vocal music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: American Choral Directors Association

Acquisition Method: Transfer through deed of gift.

Appraisal Information: 10 boxes of loose choral music in the Decker Record Group (box 7-8,10-11, 13-15, 18, 23 and one unlabelled box) was deaccessioned June 24, 2022.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Record Group:

[Record Group 1: Harold A. Decker Papers and Recordings, 1902-2009],
[Record Group 2: Colleen J. Kirk Papers and Sound Recordings, 1949-2003],
[Record Group 3: Russell Mathis Papers, 1960-1977],
[Record Group 4: L. Stanley Glarum Papers and Audio Recordings, 1930-1977],
[Record Group 5: Morris D. Hayes Papers and Realia, 1956-1991],
[Record Group 6: Elwood Keister Papers, 1958-1995],
[Record Group 7: Ferenc Farkas Collection, 1933-2001],
[Record Group 8: Charles C. Hirt Papers, 1923-2001],
[Record Group 9: Walter S. Collins Papers, 1940-1996],
[Record Group 10: Elaine Brown Music and Papers, 1880-2005],
[Record Group 11: Fred Waring Collection, 1937-1997],
[Record Group 12: F. Melius Christiansen Choral Scores, 1918-1954],
[Record Group 13: Robert Shaw Collection, 1954-2005],
[Record Group 14: Robert and Ellis Snyder Choral Library and Personal Papers, 1935-1999],
[Record Group 15: Small Collections, 1893-2006],
[All]

Record Group 5: Morris D. Hayes Papers and Realia, 1956-1991Add to your cart.
Consists of scrapbook, photographs, sheet music, photographic slides, award, newsclippings, concert programs, and souvenirs collected while on tour with the ACDA and People to People International Cultural Exchange Program in 1983. Also contains newsclippings, concert programs, and memoriabilia collected throughout Hayes' career as a choral conductor. Materials are arranged into two series: Series 1: People to People International Concert Tour Scrapbook and Realia, 1966-1983 and Series 2: Personal Papers, 1956-1991. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically and Series 2 is arranged chronologically.
Series 1: People to People International Concert Tour Scrapbook and Realia, 1966-1983Add to your cart.
Consists of photographs, newsclippings, programs, sheet music, photographic slides, and box of souvenir items collected during the People to People International Tour. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 38th Tokyo Chorus Festival Concert Program, 1983Add to your cart.
Written in Japanese, with English program notes by Hayes.
Folder 2: People to People, piano vocal score, words by Jill Jackson music by Sy Miller, 1966Add to your cart.
Also contains piano vocal score of Kimigayo (Japanese national anthem), undated.
Folder 3: People to People News Clipping, Leader Telegram, August 13, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: People to People Photographs of Choir and Itinerary, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrapbook of People to People International Tour, 1983Add to your cart.
Photos taken in China, Taiwain, S. Korea, and Japan.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Box of Souvenirs Collected on People to People Tour, ca. 1983Add to your cart.

Souvenirs stored in box labeled "Nantung Paper - Cuts of China; Presented by Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries." Included within the box are the following items: Japanese silk screen textile, featuring geishas; two Chinese black and white woven textiles, featuring acrylic painted urban landscape; South Korean flag; Chinese book of postcards; Jiangsu arts and crafts fair poster; People to People itinerary for Taiwan; eleven Chinese art prints; three sugar cube packages from Hong Kong Sheraton Hotel; Seoul Lotte Hotel matchbook.

Box accession number 2023.1209172.001

Item 2: Appreciation Award Presented to Morris D. Hayes by People to People, ca. 1983Add to your cart.
Accession No. 2023.1209172.002.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Slides of China, no. 4 (Huangdi - Yellow Emperor), ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Box in English and Chinese reads: "Slides of China No. 4 Huangdi (Yellow Emperor) - Founder of the Chinese Nation; Produced by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Gifted during People to People Program, 1983. Box of 27 color slides with caption book in English, French, and Spanish.
Folder 2: Slides of China, no. 6 (New Look of Shanghai), ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Box in English and Chinese reads: "Slides of China No. 6 New Look of Shanghai; Produced by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries." Handwritten note on box reads "U.S. Youth Chorale 1983, ACDA + People to People Project; Gestures and Momentos given to the choir by Committee for Developing Future Relations with Other Countries." Gifted during People to People Program, 1983. Box containing 32 color slides with book of English captions.
Series 2: Personal Papers, 1956-1991Add to your cart.
Consists of concert programs, news clippings, and photographs, documenting Hayes' career as a choral conductor. Materials are arranged chronologically.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: News Clippings, 1966-1987Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Centennial (CO), Scottsbluff (NE), Washington-Lee (VA), and Valders (WI) High School Choir Programs, 1956-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kansas State University Choir Program, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir and Singing Statesmen Programs, 1967-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: ACDA Western Division Convention Program, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: ACDA Southwestern Division Conference Program, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Alumni Salute to Morris Hayes with Anthology of Conducted Repertoire, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Murray State University, Florida State University, and St. Paul Oratorio Society Programs, 1988-1990Add to your cart.

Browse by Record Group:

[Record Group 1: Harold A. Decker Papers and Recordings, 1902-2009],
[Record Group 2: Colleen J. Kirk Papers and Sound Recordings, 1949-2003],
[Record Group 3: Russell Mathis Papers, 1960-1977],
[Record Group 4: L. Stanley Glarum Papers and Audio Recordings, 1930-1977],
[Record Group 5: Morris D. Hayes Papers and Realia, 1956-1991],
[Record Group 6: Elwood Keister Papers, 1958-1995],
[Record Group 7: Ferenc Farkas Collection, 1933-2001],
[Record Group 8: Charles C. Hirt Papers, 1923-2001],
[Record Group 9: Walter S. Collins Papers, 1940-1996],
[Record Group 10: Elaine Brown Music and Papers, 1880-2005],
[Record Group 11: Fred Waring Collection, 1937-1997],
[Record Group 12: F. Melius Christiansen Choral Scores, 1918-1954],
[Record Group 13: Robert Shaw Collection, 1954-2005],
[Record Group 14: Robert and Ellis Snyder Choral Library and Personal Papers, 1935-1999],
[Record Group 15: Small Collections, 1893-2006],
[All]

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