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Anna B. and George Dickieson Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0372

Scope and Contents

The scrapbooks are labeled by date and are annotated throughout and on loose paper. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, booklets and correspondence relating to the University and performances by George Dickieson.

Dates

  • 1930 - 2005

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

George Dickieson of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from Salem College attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music earning a Master of Music degree, both in violin performance. He was hired by the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) in Greensboro, North Carolina from 1938 until 1979. In the beginning of his career at the Woman's College he served as concert master of the faculty string quartet, as a violin instructor and developer of the college's instrumental program. While there, he established the Summer String Institute for young people and a Summer String Institute Orchestra for college-age students. In 1951 he became conductor of the College-Community Orchestra which eventually became the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Under his instruction the Symphony achieved membership in the American Symphony Orchestra League. As part of the University he taught violin, conducting and orchestration.

George ushered in graduate level courses, Chamber Music and Symphonic Literature as well as organizing the Sinfonia, a student orchestra. He was a member and officer of Pi Kappa Lamba, the founder and first president of the NC Chapter of the American String Teachers Assocation, was elected to the Golden Chain Honorary Leadership Society and was honored by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

In the community he was a member and officer of the Chamber Music Society and signed the charter of the Greensboro United Arts Council. He contributed to the national profile of the School by writing music periodicals and articles for periodicals such as Violins and Violinists, participating in seminars and judging contests. He died at age 92 on May 23, 2004.

Anna Bell Dickieson attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music in 1943. She was a member of the Dikean Society and her freshman year she was a member of Choir, Glee Club, Playlikers, Town Students Organization. Her sophomore year she was a member of Playlikers, Town Students Organization, Corresponding Secretary, in Choir Education Club, Glee Club and in the Junior Dance Group.

Her junior year she was a marshal, in Choir, Glee Club, Music Education Club, Town Students Organization, a Librarian, Young Composers Club, Social Committee Dance Group, Modern Dance Group, and Corresponding Secretary.

Her senior year she was a member of Choir, Glee Club, Modern Dance Group, Publicity Chairman, Music Education Club, Town Students Organization, Social Committee Dance Group, and Corresponding Secretary. She married George B. Dickieson on March 23, 1946.

Extent

2.50 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

George Dickieson of Winson-Salem, North Carolina, was hired as an instructor at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) in 1938 and retired after thirty-nine years in 1979. While at UNCG as a professor and conductor, he greatly influenced the School of Music to better develop the School and its programs to acheive national recognition and offer the best possible education for budding musicians. Mr. Dickieson also conducted the College-Community Orchestra which later became the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Anna B. Dickieson was a student at The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music as a voice major. Scrapbooks are annotated throughout and on loose paper. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs and booklets.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Anna B. Dickieson in April, 2009.

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Processing Information

Haley Childers, August, 2009
Title
Anna B. and George Dickieson Scrapbooks
Status
Completed
Author
Haley Childers
Date
2009
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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