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The Holograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0422

Scope and Contents

The Holograph Collection consists of over 150 unpublished musical scores created by North Carolina composers during the mid-20th century.

Dates

  • 1939 - 1961

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Holograph Collection was started through the efforts of Dr. Ruth Hannas and George Henry, former members of the music faculty of the Woman's College (now UNCG). The Collection began in 1939 with the gift of ten compositions from Lamar Stringfield and grew to seventy-five compositions from fifteen of North Carolina's leading composers by 1945. At that time, a booklet was published by the college which included biographical facts about each composer and a list of his or her works. The collection continued to grow to until the 1960s, with the current number of compositions over 150.

Extent

11.50 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Holograph Collection was started through the efforts of Dr. Ruth Hannas and George Henry, former members of the music faculty of the Woman's College (now UNCG).

The Holograph Collection consists of over 150 unpublished musical scores created by North Carolina composers during the mid-20th century.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged alphabetically by composer and then by title of the work. Oversize materials are housed in box 9.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of the composers, 1939-1961.

Related Materials

See also the Juliette Adams (Mrs. Crosby Adams) Papers, MSS 0421

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Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Motszko, April, 2012.
Title
The Holograph Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
04/13/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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