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Music at Amherst College Collection, 1833- 1890-1965
13.5 Linear feet 7 records storage boxes, 10 archives boxes, 2 flat archives boxes, 3 flat oversize boxes, 3 wrapped packages
Collection number: MA.00063

Abstract:
Documents evolution of musical singing, performance, and composition at Amherst. Includes printed and manuscript music, photographs, printed material, personal correspondence and documentation, sound recordings, books, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and concert programs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Music at Amherst Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Historical Note

The Music at Amherst Collection documents the evolution of musical instruction, performance, and composition at the "Singing College," as Amherst has been called. Music has been a part of Amherst College life almost from its beginning, when the Trustees in 1833 appropriated $50.00 annually for the improvement of sacred music during Chapel and other devotional occasions. These monies went toward purchases of music and the salary of a director/part-time instructor. In addition, a Fine Arts course, first offered in 1865, included lectures on music by Professor Edward Hitchcock.

Extracurricular music also came early to Amherst. The five-member "Donizetti Glee Club" spent the summer of 1862 on a singing foot-tour of the White Mountains. This organization eventually became known as the Amherst College Glee Club. It achieved such popularity that, in 1877, the College added Frederick Zuchtmann to its faculty as "Instructor in Vocal Music" and incorporated the Amherst College Musical Association.

The Musical Association had a membership of roughly a third of the College, according to the Amherst Student in 1877. Its first class of members sang in the Glee Club, played in the banjo and mandolin clubs, or simply attended a variety of rehearsals and lectures on voice culture. In 1894, under the direction of Edward Sumner, the Musical Association became the first American college glee club to take its music abroad, touring England for four and a half weeks before enthusiastic audiences. Also in 1894, President Seelye appointed William P. Bigelow (AC 1889) as the first Professor of Music at Amherst College. Since at that time Harvard was the only other American school having such a position, this was a somewhat radical step. But other educational institutions soon followed: Columbia, Dartmouth, and then Williams College, which appointed Amherst alumnus Sumner Salter (AC 1877) as Professor of Music in 1905. The early visions of Dr. Edward Hitchcock and Rufus B. Kellogg became reality.

Bigelow's most significant contribution to music instruction at Amherst was the creation of a large-scale, hands-on workshop Oratorio Chorus of students, faculty, and professionals, chosen to perform selected masterworks that were studied in class. But his influence also helped to give the College a musical atmosphere that benefited individual students and affected campus life as a whole.

Around the turn of the century, the College Songs which eventually became an estalished part of Amherst's heritage proliferated to a great degree. Alumni Draper C. Bartlett (AC 1903), James S. Hamilton (AC 1906), and Jason Noble Pierce (AC 1902), as well as Professors Bigelow and John Genung, produced the bulk of the "College Song" prototypes in the few decades around 1900.

Foundations were thus laid for a musical life intrinsic to the Amherst experience today. The original, experimental department has grown to a full-size academic field, with a building of its own and eleven Majors in 1989. The Glee Club spends much of its time performing in international tours, festivals, and radio shows; and for the enjoyment of the campus community, the Club's "Home Concerts," first held in College Hall, now draws crowds in Buckley Recital Hall. Other groups have generated from the Glee Club and matured in their own right: the Double Quartet (DQ) and Zumbyes (two prototype a cappella groups), the Women's Chorus, and the mixed Concert Choir, which evolved as a result of coeducation. Lately, these singing groups have been joined by the Sabrinas, the Madrigal Singers, the Gospel Choir, and the Rhythm and Shoes revue company; the College Band has also been firmly reestablished. Concert seasons in College Hall and in Buckley draw well-known professionals for the enrichment of the entire community.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Music at Amherst Collection consists of many types of materials: music (both printed and manuscript), photographs, printed material, personal correspondence and documentation, sound recordings, books, scrapbooks, some memorabilia, and a wealth of concert programs. Although there are gaps, the collection is relatively thorough in its coverage of the College's musical life during the periods 1880-1925 and 1965-1975, with coverage of the growth and history of the Glee Club being especially detailed. Overall, the music collection provides a unique perspective on the College, one that well documents the social, religious, and political atmosphere of the community.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Music at Amherst Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Music at Amherst Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection
Custodial history:

The materials in the Music at Amherst Collection come from a variety of sources. A large proportion of the material (especially concert programs) was drawn from Hitchcock memorabilia volumes. Other materials come from alumni who were involved in the events and compositions and to whom we are indebted for their contributions to documenting musical life at Amherst.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Related Material

Audio-Visual Collection (for sound recordings)

Posters Collection (posters advertising musical events from 1875-1905)

Bigelow, William P. (ed.). Amherst College Songs. Amherst, Mass.: Alumni Council of Amherst College, 1926. Link to digitized song sheets and lyrics for selected songs: Amherst College Songs(PDF, 4.3MB)

Amherst College Office of Alumni and Parent Programs. "Amherst Songs." Link to MP3 recordings: www.amherst.edu/alumni/coolstuff/music

Stephen Langford (AC 1963), Amherst College Song Digitization Project (www.amherst.edu/users/L/salangford63).

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Contents List
Series 1: MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS
1824-ongoing


Series 1, MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS, 1824-ongoing, includes material on the College's clubs and organizations over the years, format depending upon the organization. Folders for groups current at this printing usually begin with a paragraph or two, written by a director or member, dealing with the group's activities and history, as known. Material for these and older groups may include programs from performances, pictures or reviews from the Amherst Student, publicity documents, and cross-referencing to scrapbooks and photographs.

Among the items of interest in this series are the Amherst College Musical Association's original record books, including its charter and constitution. Also notable is the material on the original College Band (formerly the Paean Band), which includes a handwritten account book, their constitution, and a roster of the original members.

This series also documents events and organizations that involved members of the greater community, such as Professor Bigelow's Oratorio Chorus (1900-c.1935). The Five-College Performances subseries treats valley/intercollegiate efforts. Smith College and Amherst collaborations, such as a gala 1961 tour of Europe for the Smith-Amherst Singers, led to the 1972 formation of the Four-College (later Five-College) Orchestra under the leadership of Professor L. Spratlan.

Organization within this series is alphabetical by name of each organization. Note that the material for the Amherst College Glee Club, due to its bulk, is a separate series; certain organizations that perform in concert with the Glee Club (notably the Mandolin Club and the DQ), can be traced also through the Glee Club Series.

A cappella concert and audition flyers


Box 1: folder 1a
Amherst College Musical Association Record Book, Constitution etcetera
1890-1961

Box 1: folder 1
Amherst College Musical Association, miscellaneous documents
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Amherst Musical Clubs – sign-in for the Amherst-Williams Game Dance


Box 1: folder 2a
“Amherst Students,” under the direction of Frederick Zuchtmann – program


Box 1: folder 2b
Arion Quintette Club
ca. 1872

Box 1: folder 3
Asparagus Valley Contemporary Music Ensemble
ca. 1976-

Box 1: folder 4
Banjo Club
1884-?

Box 1: folder 5
Bluestockings - Miscellaneous
1988-

Box 1: folder 6a
Bluestockings – Program for New Student Composer concert
1989

Box 1: folder 6b
Bluestockings – Flyer for A Cappella Jazz Festival
1992

Box 1: folder 6c
Bluestockings – Audition and concert flyers
1993

Box 1: folder 6d
Bluestockings – Programs; audition and concert flyers
1996

Box 1: folder 6e
Bluestockings – Concert flyers
1997

Box 1: folder 6f
Bluestockings – Concert and audition flyers; printout of webpage
1998

Box 1: folder 6g
Bluestockings – Concert and audition flyers
1999

Box 1: folder 6h
Bluestockings – Concert and audition flyers; photocopy of article on Amherst a cappella groups from the Amherst magazine.
2000

Box 1: folder 6i
Bluestockings – Concert and audition flyers
2001

Box 1: folder 6j
Bluestockings – Concert and audition flyers; printout of webpage
2002-2003

Box 1: folder 6k
Chapel Choir
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Chapel Choir, Vespers Services
1978-

Box 1: folder 7a
Amherst College Choir/Concert Choir
1978-

Box 1: folder 8
Choral Society
1975-1994

Box 1: folder 9
Amherst College Chorus
1824-1834

Box 1: folder 10
College Band Record Book
1824-1834

Box 1: folder 11
College Band accounts and invoices
1824-1834

Box 1: folder 12
College Band commentary
1824-1842

Box 1: folder 13
College Band performances
1824-1834

Box 1: folder 14
College Band
1933-1936

Box 1: folder 15
College Band
1939-1962

Box 1: folder 16
College Band pamphlet, "Project with a Promise"
1950

Box 1: folder 17
College Band
1962-1968

Box 1: folder 18
College Band
1986-

Box 1: folder 18A
College Band
1861

Box 1: folder 19
College Orchestra
1872

Box 1: folder 20
College Orchestra- Treasurer's Book
1872-?

Box 1: folder 21
College Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 22
College Orchestra
1937-?

Box 1: folder 23
Collegium Musicum
1968-

Box 1: folder 24
Collegium Musicum press clippings
n.d.

Box 1: folder 25
DQ (Double Quartet) miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 1: folder 26
DQ (Double Quartet)
1948, 1955, 1968

Box 1: folder 26a
DQ (Double Quartet)
1991-92

Box 1: folder 26b
DQ (Double Quartet)
1994-1996

Box 1: folder 26c
DQ (Double Quartet)
1997

Box 1: folder 26
DQ (Double Quartet)
1998

Box 1: folder 26e
DQ (Double Quartet)
1999

Box 1: folder 26
DQ (Double Quartet)
2000

Box 1: folder 26g
DQ (Double Quartet)
2001

Box 1: folder 26h
DQ (Double Quartet)
2002

Box 1: folder 26i
DQ (Double Quartet)
2002-2003

Box 1: folder 26j
AC Early Music Ensemble
c.1978

Box 1: folder 27
The '81 Quartette
1877-c.1883

Box 1: folder 28
The '85 Quartette; Amherst College Quartette 1899
1885, 1899

Box 1: folder 28a
Flute Club
c.1888

Box 1: folder 29
(Amherst College) Glee Club
1862-

Box 1: folder 30
Gospel Choir
1986-

Box 1: folder 30A
The Harmony Quartet (of the AC Glee Club)
c.1902

Box 1: folder 31
Interfraternity Sing
1937-59 (1959+)

Box 1: folder 32
Interfraternity Sing- the J.S. Hamilton Trophy
n.d.

Box 1: folder 33
Interfraternity Sing the Stanley King Trophy
n.d.

Box 1: folder 34
Interfraternity Sing rules and history
1903-50

Box 1: folder 35
Interclass Sing, notes and tips
n.d.

Box 1: folder 36
Jubilee Chorus
c.1869

Box 1: folder 37
Madrigal Singers
1985-

Box 1: folder 37A
Mandolin Club
1884-?

Box 1: folder 38
Amherst College Minstrels
c. 1895

Box 7: folder 21
Amherst College Octet
ca. 1889

Box 1: folder 39a
Oratorio Chorus
n.d.

Box 1: folder 40
Oratorio Chorus
1901-05

Box 1: folder 41
Oratorio Chorus
1906-1910

Box 1: folder 42
Oratorio Chorus
1911-1915

Box 1: folder 43
Oratorio Chorus
1916-1920

Box 1: folder 44
Oratorio Chorus
1921-1925

Box 1: folder 45
Oratorio Chorus
1926-1930

Box 1: folder 46
Oratorio Chorus
1931-

Box 1: folder 47
Oratorio Chorus/ Community Oratorio Society of Holyoke
1923-1927

Box 1: folder 48
Paean Band
1824-1830

Box 1: folder 49
Pep Band
1986-

Box 1: folder 50
Rhythm and Shoes
1986-

Box 1: folder 50a
Route 9 (a capella group) - web site printouts
2002

Box 1: folder 50b
Route 9 (a capella group)
2002-2003

Box 1: folder 50c
Sabrinas


Box 1: folder 51
Sabrinas, 1978
1978

Box 1: folder 51a
Sabrinas, 1987
1987

Box 1: folder 51b
Sabrinas, 1993-4
1993-1994

Box 1: folder 51c
Sabrinas, 1996
1996

Box 1: folder 51
Sabrinas, 1997
1997

Box 1: folder 51e
Sabrinas, 1998
1998

Box 1: folder 51
Sabrinas, 1999
1999

Box 1: folder 51g
Sabrinas, 2000
2000

Box 1: folder 51h
Sabrinas, 2001
2001

Box 1: folder 51i
Sabrinas, 2002
2002

Box 1: folder 51j
Sabrinas, 2003
2003

Box 1: folder 51k
Terras Irradient


Box 1A: folder 1
Amherst College Troubadors


Box 1A: folder 2
Zumbyes
n.d.

Box 1A: folder 3
Zumbyes
1950s

Box 1A: folder 4
Zumbyes
ca. 1960s

Box 1A: folder 5
Zumbyes
ca. 1970s

Box 1A: folder 6
Zumbyes
ca. 1980s

Box 1A: folder 7
Zumbyes
1990-91

Box 1A: folder 8
Zumbyes
1993

Box 1A: folder 9
Zumbyes
1994

Box 1A: folder 10
Zumbyes
1995

Box 1A: folder 11
Zumbyes
1996

Box 1A: folder 12
Zumbyes
1997

Box 1A: folder 13
Zumbyes
1998

Box 1A: folder 14
Zumbyes
1999

Box 1A: folder 15
Zumbyes
2000

Box 1A: folder 16
Zumbyes
2001

Box 1A: folder 17
Zumbyes
2002

Box 1A: folder 18
Zumbyes
2003

Box 1A: folder 18a
Five-College Performances (Smith-Amherst)
1921-40

Box 1A: folder 19
Five-College Performances (Smith-Amherst)
1941-60

Box 1A: folder 20
Five-College Performances (Smith-Amherst; Mount Holyoke-Amherst)
1961-70

Box 1A: folder 21
Five College Perfomances Smith-Amherst European Tour
1961

Box 1A: folder 22
Five-College Performers, initial formation of Five-College Orchestra and Four-College Orchestra
1971-

Box 1A: folder 23
Miscellaneous programs, unidentified
[19th c.]

Box 1A: folder 24
Amherst a cappella groups - event flyers, etc.
1995-

Box 1A: folder 25
News clippings re: Bluestockings, Double Quartet, Zumbyes, etc.
1998

Box 1A: folder 26
Series 2: GLEE CLUB
1870-1990


Series 2, THE GLEE CLUB, 1870-1990, consists primarily of concert programs and news clippings from 1870-1976 and is the largest single segment of the collection. It includes publicity pamphlets and memorabilia such as concert tickets, dance cards, tour information packets (including itineraries and menus), an attendance book, and some correspondence.

The material in this series documents the history of the Glee Club, changing styles of music, performance practice, tour organization, and other activities. Highlighted concerts and events are: the 1894 Summer Tour of England, with exhaustive coverage of the twelve concerts performed, the travel itinerary, events on the ship, financial status, etc.; the series of Spring Western tours in the early 1900's; the White House concert for President and Mrs. Coolidge in 1920; the Bermuda Tour in 1928; the first World Tour in 1967 with Bruce McInnis; the 1969 and 1975 World Tours; the 1972 African Tour; the 100th Anniversary Concert 1965; the 1st Senior Concert 1968; and the concerts for the dedication of Buckley Hall in 1968.

This series is organized chronologically by season (i.e., Fall 1968, Spring 1969, Fall 1969, etc.).

Glee Club, Season Spring 1870
1870

Box 2: folder 1
Season Spring 1871
1871

Box 2: folder 2
Season Spring 1873
1873

Box 2: folder 3
Season Fall 1876
1876

Box 2: folder 4
Season Spring 1877
1877

Box 2: folder 5
Season Spring 1878
1878

Box 2: folder 6
Season Fall 1878
1878

Box 2: folder 7
Season Spring 1879
1879

Box 2: folder 8
Spring 1879, "HMS Pinafore" June 17
1879

Box 2: folder 9
Season Fall 1879
1879

Box 2: folder 10
Season Spring 1879
1879

Box 2: folder 10A
Season Spring 1880
1880

Box 2: folder 11
Spring Concert in Utica, March 31
1880

Box 2: folder 12
Season Spring
1881

Box 2: folder 13
Eastern Tour March 26, 1881
1881

Box 2: folder 14
Season Spring
1882

Box 2: folder 15
Season Fall 1882
1882

Box 2: folder 15A
Season Spring
1883

Box 2: folder 16
Performance, "The Travesty of Hamlet," June 23, 1883
1883

Box 2: folder 17
Season Spring 1884
1884

Box 2: folder 18
Season Fall
1884

Box 2: folder 19
Season Spring
1885

Box 2: folder 20
The Glee Club Spring Tour
1885

Box 2: folder 21
Season Spring 1886
1886

Box 2: folder 22
Season Fall 1886
1886

Box 2: folder 23
Season Spring 1887
1887

Box 2: folder 24
Spring Tour, February
1887

Box 2: folder 25
Season Spring 1888
1888

Box 2: folder 26
Spring 1888 Tour
1888 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 27
Season Fall 1888
1888

Box 2: folder 28
Season Spring 1889
1889

Box 2: folder 29
Spring 1889 Tour
1889 Apr

Box 2: folder 30
Season Fall 1890
1890

Box 2: folder 31
Season Spring 1890
1890

Box 2: folder 32
Season Spring 1891
1891

Box 2: folder 33
Season Spring 1892
1892

Box 2: folder 34
Season Fall 1892
1892

Box 2: folder 35
Season Spring 1893
1893

Box 2: folder 36
Spring 1893 Tour
1893 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 37
Season Fall 1893
1893

Box 2: folder 38
Season Spring 1894
1894

Box 2: folder 39
Spring 1894 Tour
1894

Box 2: folder 40
Summer 1894 Tour of England Publicity Booklet
1894

Box 2: folder 41
Glee Club Tour of England, Flyers and Programs
1894

Box 2: folder 42
Tour of England, Press Clippings
1894

Box 2: folder 43
Tour of England, Photostats
1894

Box 2: folder 44
Tour of England, Documentation
1894

Box 2: folder 45
Glee Club Season Fall 1894
1894

Box 2: folder 46
Season Spring 1895
1895

Box 2: folder 47
Spring Tour, March 28-April 10
1895

Box 2: folder 48
Season Fall 1895
1895

Box 2: folder 49
Season Spring 1896
1896

Box 2: folder 50
Spring Tour, March 26-April 8
1896

Box 2: folder 51
Season Spring 1897
1897

Box 2: folder 52
Spring Tour, March 30-April 8
1897

Box 2: folder 53
Season Spring 1898
1898

Box 2: folder 54
Season Fall 1898
1898

Box 2: folder 55
Season Spring 1899
1899

Box 2: folder 56
Season Fall 1899
1899

Box 2: folder 57
Miscellaneous clippings
ca. 1890s

Box 2: folder 58
Season Spring 1900
1900

Box 2: folder 59
Glee Club Season Fall 1900
1900

Box 2: folder 60
Season Spring 1901
1901

Box 2: folder 61
Spring Tours
1901

Box 2: folder 62
Season Fall 1901
1901

Box 2: folder 63
Season Spring 1902
1902

Box 2: folder 64
Tour
1902 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 65
Season Fall 1902
1902

Box 2: folder 66
Season Spring 1903
1903

Box 2: folder 67
Season Fall 1903
1903

Box 2: folder 68
Season Spring 1904
1904

Box 2: folder 69
Season Fall 1904
1904

Box 2: folder 70
Season Spring 1905
1905

Box 2: folder 71
Spring Tour
1905 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 72
Season Fall 1905
1905

Box 2: folder 73
Season Spring 1906
1906

Box 2: folder 74
Western Tour
1906 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 75
Season Fall 1906
1906

Box 2: folder 76
Eastern Tour
1907 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 77
Season Fall 1907
1907

Box 2: folder 78
Season Spring 1908
1908

Box 3: folder 1
Western Tour, March-April
1908

Box 3: folder 2
Season Spring 1908 special notes
1908

Box 3: folder 3
Season Fall 1908
1908

Box 3: folder 4
Season Spring 1909
1909

Box 3: folder 5
Spring 1909 Tour
1909

Box 3: folder 6
Season Fall 1909
1909

Box 3: folder 7
Season Spring 1910
1910

Box 3: folder 8
Glee Club Miscellaneous 1900-10
1900-10

Box 3: folder 9
Miscellaneous accounting 1906-10
1906-10

Box 3: folder 10
Season Fall 1910
1910

Box 3: folder 10A
Season Spring 1911
1911

Box 3: folder 11
Spring 1911 Eastern Tour
1911

Box 3: folder 12
Season Spring 1912
1912

Box 3: folder 13
Season Fall 1912
1912

Box 3: folder 14
Season Spring 1913
1913

Box 3: folder 15
Season Spring 1914
1914

Box 3: folder 16
Season Spring 1915
1915

Box 3: folder 17
Spring Tour
1916 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 18
Season Spring 1916
1916

Box 3: folder 19
Season Fall 1916
1916

Box 3: folder 20
Season Spring 1918
1918

Box 3: folder 21
Season Spring 1919
1919

Box 3: folder 22
Season Fall 1919
1919

Box 3: folder 23
Season Spring 1920
1920

Box 3: folder 24
Spring Tour
1920 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 25
List of Glee Club singers
ca. 1920

Box 3: folder 25A
Season Spring 1921
1921

Box 3: folder 26
Season Spring 1922
1922

Box 3: folder 27
Spring Tour
1922

Box 3: folder 28
Season Spring 1923
1923

Box 3: folder 29
Season Spring 1924
1924

Box 3: folder 30
Spring Tour
1924 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 31
Season Spring 1925
1925

Box 3: folder 32
Season Spring 1926
1926

Box 3: folder 33
Season Spring 1927
1927

Box 3: folder 34
Season Spring 1928
1928

Box 3: folder 35
Bermuda Tour
1928 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 36
Season Spring 1929
1928

Box 3: folder 37
Season Spring 1931
1931

Box 3: folder 38
Season Spring 1932
1932

Box 3: folder 39
Season Fall 1933
1933

Box 3: folder 40
Season Spring 1933
1933

Box 3: folder 41
Season Spring 1934
1934

Box 3: folder 42
Season Spring 1935
1935

Box 3: folder 43
Western Tour
1935

Box 3: folder 44
Season Fall 1935
1935

Box 3: folder 45
Season Spring 1936
1936

Box 3: folder 46
Season Fall 1936
1936

Box 3: folder 47
Season Spring 1937
1937

Box 3: folder 48
Season Fall 1937
1937

Box 3: folder 49
Season Spring 1938
1938

Box 3: folder 50
Spring Tour
1938

Box 3: folder 51
Season Fall 1938
1938

Box 3: folder 52
Season Spring 1939
1939

Box 3: folder 53
St. Louis Tour
1939 Mar-Apr

Box 3: folder 54
St. Louis Tour press clippings
1939

Box 3: folder 55
St. Louis Tour material
1939

Box 3: folder 56
Season Fall 1939
1939

Box 3: folder 57
Miscellaneous material including a roll book
ca. 1930s

Box 3: folder 58
Season Spring 1940
1940

Box 3: folder 59
Spring Tour, March 1940
1940

Box 3: folder 60
Season Fall 1940
1940

Box 3: folder 61
Boston Trip 1941
1941 Mar 7-8

Box 3: folder 62
Season Spring 1942
1942

Box 3: folder 63
Season Fall 1942
1942

Box 3: folder 64
Season Spring 1943
1943

Box 3: folder 65
Season Spring 1946
1946

Box 3: folder 66
Season Spring 1948
1948

Box 3: folder 67
Season Spring 1949
1949

Box 3: folder 68
Season Spring 1950
1950

Box 3: folder 69
Season Spring 1951
1951

Box 3: folder 70
Season Spring 1952
1952

Box 3: folder 71
Season Spring 1953
1953

Box 3: folder 72
Season Fall 1953
1953

Box 3: folder 73
Season Spring 1954
1954

Box 3: folder 74
Season Fall 1955
1955

Box 3: folder 75
Season Fall 1956
1956

Box 3: folder 76
Glee Club-Season Spring 1957
1957

Box 3: folder 77
Season Spring 1958
1958

Box 3: folder 78
Season Fall 1958
1958

Box 3: folder 79
Season Spring 1959
1959

Box 3: folder 80
Season Fall 1959
1959

Box 3: folder 81
Season Spring 1960
1960

Box 3: folder 82
Season Fall 1960
1960

Box 3: folder 83
Season Spring 1961
1961

Box 3: folder 84
Centennial Concert
1962 May 4

Box 3: folder 85
Club Histories compiled for the Centennial Concert
[1962]

Box 3: folder 86
Season Spring 1963
1963

Box 3: folder 87
Season Fall 1963
1963

Box 3: folder 88
Season Spring 1964
1964

Box 3: folder 89
Season Fall 1964
1964

Box 3: folder 90
Season Spring 1965
1965

Box 3: folder 91
Caribbean Tour with Bennett College Women's Choir
1965

Box 3: folder 92
Season Fall 1965
1965

Box 3: folder 93
100th Anniversary Concert, alumni weekend
1965 Oct 23

Box 3: folder 94
Season Spring 1966
1966

Box 3: folder 95
Spring Tour
1966 Mar

Box 3: folder 96
Season Fall 1966
1966

Box 3: folder 97
Season Spring 1967
1967

Box 3: folder 98
World Tour
1967 Jun-Jul

Box 3: folder 99
Season Fall 1967
1967

Box 3: folder 100
First Annual Senior Concert
1968 Apr 27

Box 3: folder 101
Spring Dedication Concert for the Amherst College Music Building (Buckley Recital Hall)
1968 May 5

Box 3: folder 102
Season Fall 1968
1968

Box 3: folder 103
Season Spring 1969
1969

Box 3: folder 104
Spring/Summer World Tour, June 11- ?
1969 Jun

Box 3: folder 105
1969 World Tour press clippings
1969

Box 3: folder 106
Season Fall 1969
1969

Box 3: folder 107
Season Spring 1970
1970

Box 3: folder 108
Season Fall 1970
1970

Box 3: folder 109
Season Spring 1971
1971

Box 3: folder 110
Season Fall 1971
1971

Box 3: folder 111
Season Spring 1972
1972

Box 3: folder 112
Spring 1972 African and Asian Safari
1972 Jun-Aug

Box 3: folder 113
Season Fall 1972
1972

Box 3: folder 114
Season Spring 1973
1973

Box 3: folder 115
Season Fall 1973
1973

Box 3: folder 116
Season Spring 1974
1974

Box 3: folder 117
Season Fall 1974
1974

Box 3: folder 118
Season Spring 1975-Clippings
1975

Box 3: folder 119
Spring 1975-World Tour
1975

Box 3: folder 120
Season Fall 1975
1975

Box 3: folder 121
Season Fall 1976
1976

Box 3: folder 122
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 3: folder 123
Cross reference, Audio-Visual Collection:
Videotape: "History of Amherst College Glee Club: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," lecture recorded 1990
1990

Box 3: folder 124
"Music Men" (article in Hampshire Life about alumni participants in the International Festival of Men's Choruses, Barcelona, Spain)
2005 Sep 30

Box 3: folder 125
Photograph album of Chorus and Glee Club trip to Japan
2003

Box 3a: folder -
Series 3: NON-AMHERST PERFORMANCES
1860-1985


Series 3, NON-AMHERST PERFORMANCES, 1860-1985, includes schedules for, programs from, and printed material about the concert series and lecture courses at Amherst. Significant performances by Elly Ameling (1973), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1965), Bela Bartok (1941), Mme. Schumann-Heink (1907), Milton Babbitt 1964, Roger Sessions (several dates), and the Boston Philharmonic (several dates when the fledgling group appeared in the 1880's and 1890's). Organization is chronological by five-year increments.

Non-Amherst performances concert calendars, misc.
1891-1908

Box 4: folder 1
Miscellaneous concert calendars
1969-81

Box 4: folder 2
Concert calendars, The Music at Amherst Series
1977-

Box 4: folder 3
Non-Amherst Performances
ca. 1860s

Box 4: folder 4
Performances
ca. 1870s

Box 4: folder 5
The Barnabee Concert Troupe
ca. 1870s

Box 4: folder 6
The Boston Philharmonic Club
ca. 1870s

Box 4: folder 7
The Mendelssohn Quintette Club
ca. 1870s

Box 4: folder 8
Performances
1881-85

Box 4: folder 9
Performances
1886-90

Box 4: folder 10
Performances-including the Mendelssohn Quintette Club
1891-95

Box 4: folder 11
Performances
1896

Box 4: folder 12
Performances
1901-05

Box 4: folder 13
Performances
1906-10

Box 4: folder 14
Mademoiselle Schumann-Heink, performance March 18
1907

Box 4: folder 15
Performances
1911-15

Box 4: folder 16
Performances
1916-20

Box 4: folder 17
Performances
1921-25

Box 4: folder 18
Performances
1926-30

Box 4: folder 19
Non-Amherst Performances
1931-35

Box 4: folder 20
Performances
1936-40

Box 4: folder 21
News Clippings
1936-40

Box 4: folder 22
The Northland College Choir, April 10, 1936
1936

Box 4: folder 23
Glenn Miller Orchestra (articles from The Amherst Student)
1938 Nov-Dec

Box 4: folder 23a
Gunnar Johansen, Feb. 9, 1940
1940

Box 4: folder 24
Performances
1941-45

Box 4: folder 25
Press Clippings
1941-45

Box 4: folder 26
Bela Bartok, Feb. 23, 1941
1941

Box 4: folder 27
Performances
1946-50

Box 4: folder 28
Performances
1951-55

Box 4: folder 29
Press Clippings
1951-55

Box 4: folder 30
Performances
1956-60

Box 4: folder 31
Performances, press clippings
1956-60

Box 4: folder 32
The Janacek Quartet, Dec. 10
1958

Box 4: folder 33
Performances
1961-65

Box 4: folder 34
Press Clippings
1961-65

Box 4: folder 35
Milton Babbitt
1964

Box 4: folder 36
Ralph Kirkpatrick, Oct. 18
1965

Box 4: folder 37
Performances
1966-70

Box 4: folder 38
Press Clippings
1966-70

Box 4: folder 39
Non-Amherst Performances
1971-75

Box 4: folder 40
Press Clippings
1971-75

Box 4: folder 41
Performances: Elly Ameling, Oct. 16
1973

Box 4: folder 42
Performances
1976-80

Box 4: folder 43
Performances
1981-85

Box 4: folder 44
Performances
1986-

Box 4: folder 44a
Miscellaneous Concert Information
n.d.

Box 4: folder 45
Miscellaneous program
n.d.

Box 4: folder 46
Series 4: THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
1828-1989


Series 4, THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, 1828-1989, is divided into three sub-series:

A: Department Publications, 1968-1983

B: Department Histories, 1828-1989

C: Miscellaneous, 1878-1945

Department Publications contains the biannual pamphlet "Music at Amherst," and other printed material relating to the Music Building, the growth of the department, and special concerts.

Department Histories includes a set of printed or typed histories of music at Amherst, both music instruction and musical performance. Especially valuable are the histories put together by Howard D. French (AC 1895, in Amherst Graduates Quarterly, November 1935), Professor Henry G. Mishkin (his address for Massachusetts Phi Beta Kappa, July 1957), and Paul Linn (AC 1887, his BA thesis in Music/American Studies).

Miscellaneous contains music course work and exams and cross-referencing to the scrapbooks and memorabilia.

Organization of the material is by type, in a subjective order of importance.

Sub-Series A: DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS
1968-1983


"Amherst Reports: Music at Amherst," pamphlet
n.d.

Box 4: folder 47
Bi-annual newsletter "Music at Amherst"
1970

Box 4: folder 48
"Music at Amherst," Spring '71
1971

Box 4: folder 49
"Music at Amherst," Spring '72
1972

Box 4: folder 50
"Music at Amherst," Winter '72
1973

Box 4: folder 51
"Music at Amherst," Spring '73
1973

Box 4: folder 52
"Music at Amherst," Fall '74
1974

Box 4: folder 53
"Music at Amherst," Spring '75
1975

Box 4: folder 54
"Music at Amherst," Fall '76
1976

Box 4: folder 55
"Music at Amherst," Winter '76
1976

Box 4: folder 56
Pamphlet "Music at Amherst"
ca. 1974

Box 4: folder 57
Pamphlet "Music at Amherst"
ca. 1977

Box 4: folder 59
Pamphlet "Music at Amherst"
ca. 1982

Box 4: folder 60
Pamphlet on visit of Roger Sessions: "The Genesis of a Commission"
1975

Box 4: folder 61
Publications about the "Celebration in Music" concerts for the opening of the Music Building, Feb. 26- May 4
1968

Box 4: folder 62
Pamphlet "Music in the Valley"
ca.1968

Box 4: folder 63
Newsletter report on the 1972 African Tour
1972

Box 4: folder 64
Department publications on the institution of Friends of Music Scholarships
ca.1983

Box 4: folder 65
Sub-Series B: DEPARTMENT HISTORIES
1828-1989


"Statement of the Department of Music in Amherst College," an economic needs analysis and report of Department activities and propositions by Prof. William Bigelow
1920

Box 4: folder 65A
"Music at Amherst College, a Brief History," introduction and history for the College Archives Music at Amherst Collection, by Timothy J. Dickey '89
1989

Box 4: folder 65B
"Music at Amherst," Department history written for the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly by Howard D. French '95
1930

Box 4: folder 66
Recollections on the department of music, by Edward Hitchcock '49
1902

Box 4: folder 67
"A Quarter Century of Oratorio," article written for the Amherst Graduates' Quarterly by Prof. Harry W. Kidder
ca. 1926

Box 4: folder 68
"Music at Amherst: A History of Singing Groups and Musical Activity at Amherst College," BA Thesis in Music and American Studies by Paul Linn '87
1987

Box 4: folder 69
"A Summary of the origins of Music Instruction at Amherst," notes and paper delivered to a meeting of the Massachusetts Beta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa by Prof. Henry G. Mishkin
1957

Box 4: folder 70
"Music in the Liberal Arts College," statement on the status of the "modern" music department
1966

Box 4: folder 71
Excerpts from the Trustee Minutes pertaining to the music Department
1828-93

Box 4: folder 72
Miscellaneous materials pertaining to the department's history
n.d.

Box 4: folder 73
Sub-Series C: Miscellaneous
1878-1945


Music Department miscellany of course exams and notes
ca. 1936-1945

Box 4: folder 74
Programs of miscellaneous student recitals, chronological
1878-1969

Box 4: folder 75
"The Rules of Singing, as set down by Messrs Law Read of Holyoke," handwritten pamphlet describing elementary music theory
n.d. (19th c.)

Box 4: folder 76
A Letter to Prof. Kidder relating to a proposed tuning of the College's Orchestrelle
1907

Box 4: folder 76A
Notes and cross-references for the memorabilia related to the Music at Amherst Collection
n.d.

Box 4: folder 77
Scrapbook inventories for the four scrapbooks related to the Music at Amherst Collection
n.d.

Box 4: folder 78
Requisition statements
1913-1914

Box 4: folder 79
Letter to President Meiklejohn from Treasurer concerning estimate about creating two practice rooms in Octagon
1916 Nov 16

Box 4: folder 80
Proposal by W.P. Bigelow (AC 1889) to Trustees for music department
1897 Nov 27

Box 4: folder 81
Five Colleges Music: Options for Study and Performance
2004

Box 4: folder 82
Series 5: SONG COLLECTIONS
1848-1961


Series 5, SONG COLLECTIONS, 1848-1961, contains printed collections of songs, including songs about Amherst, songs about Amherst men and women, and songs sung at Amherst. This includes collections for alumni song fests and class reunions and sets of "class songs" for particular graduating classes. Most of the collections include only lyrics and tune suggestions. Two notable exceptions are the song books (hardcover, with full score) published in 1910 and 1926.

Organization of these collections is alphabetical by title or type, then chronological (e.g., class songs for the class of 1854, then 1855, and so on).

Alumni Sing/Senior Service Songs (Lyrics)
1961

Box 5: folder 1
"Alumni Song Fest"
ca. 1941

Box 5: folder 2
Amherst Alumni Songs (lyrics)
1868

Box 5: folder 3
Amherst Alumni Songs
1902

Box 5: folder 4
Amherst Alumni Songs
1903

Box 5: folder 5
Amherst Alumni Songs
1904

Box 5: folder 6
Amherst Alumni Songs
1905

Box 5: folder 7
Amherst Alumni Songs
1906

Box 5: folder 8
Amherst Alumni Songs
1909

Box 5: folder 9
Amherst Alumni Songs, "As we sang them in Boston"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 10
Amherst Alumni Songs (by Boston Alumni Assoc.)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 11
Amherst Alumni Songs (by the NY Alumni Assoc.)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 12
Amherst College Songs
1900

Box 5: folder 13
Amherst College Songs, 1906 hardcover edition by Norman Percy Foster '06 and J.S. Hamilton '06
1906

Box 5: folder 14
Amherst College Songs, "Property of Scarab"
1907

Box 5: folder 15
Amherst College Songbook
1909

Box 5: folder 16
Amherst College Songs, 1926 hardcover ed. by William P. Bigelow
1926

Box 5: folder 17
Amherst College Songs, reprints from 1926/32 editions
c.1950s

Box 5: folder 18
Amherst College Songs, misc.
n.d.

Box 5: folder 19
Amherst Songs
1947-49

Box 5: folder 20
Amherst Songs by the Alumni Association
n.d.

Box 5: folder 21
Amherst Songs by Alumni Council
n.d.

Box 5: folder 22
Amherst Songs Amherst, MA
n.d.

Box 5: folder 23
Amherst Songs (Boston Alumni Association
n.d.

Box 5: folder 24
Amherst Songs (miscellaneous)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 25
Amherst Songs composed by J.S. Hamilton '06


Box 5: folder 26
Amherst Songs (miscellaneous)

Box 5: folder 27
The Ancient Lyre, 1848 Chapel Hymnal, ed. by Charles Zeuner
1848

Box 5: folder 27A
Excerpts from the American College Songbook
1882

Box 5: folder 28
Class Songs 1854
1854

Box 5: folder 29
Class Songs 1855
1855

Box 5: folder 30
Class Songs 1857
1857

Box 5: folder 31
Class Songs 1859
1859

Box 5: folder 32
Class Songs 1861
1861

Box 5: folder 33
Class Songs 1862
1862

Box 5: folder 34
Class Songs 1864
1864

Box 5: folder 35
Class Songs 1867
1867

Box 5: folder 36
Class Songs 1868
1868

Box 5: folder 37
Class Songs 1869
1869

Box 5: folder 38
Class Songs 1870
1870

Box 5: folder 39
Class Songs 1871
1871

Box 5: folder 40
Class Songs 1874
1874

Box 5: folder 41
Class Songs 1875
1875

Box 5: folder 42
Class Songs 1878
1878

Box 5: folder 43
Class Songs 1884
1884

Box 5: folder 44
Class Songs 1901
1901

Box 5: folder 45
Class Songs 1902
1902

Box 5: folder 46
Class Songs 1903
1903

Box 5: folder 47
Class Songs 1905
1905

Box 5: folder 48
Class Songs 1906
1906

Box 5: folder 49
Class Songs 1907
1907

Box 5: folder 50
Class Songs 1908
1908

Box 5: folder 51
Class Songs 1909
1910

Box 5: folder 52
Excursion Songs
n.d.

Box 5: folder 53
"Esto Perpetua" (songs for the birthday of Pocohontas)
1857

Box 5: folder 53A
The Hymnal, for Johnson Chapel services
ca. 1920

Box 5: folder 53B
"Popular Songs for Amherst Dinners"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 54
The Psaltery, chapel hymnal
n.d.

Box 5: folder 54A
"A Selection of Amherst Songs"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 55
Songs sung at the reception for Prof. Snell
1858

Box 5: folder 56
"Songs of Amherst"
1860

Box 5: folder 57
Songs of Amherst College
1862

Box 5: folder 58
Songs of Amherst
1871

Box 5: folder 59
Songs of Amherst
1872

Box 5: folder 60
Songs of Amherst
1900

Box 5: folder 61
Songs of Amherst
1908

Box 5: folder 62
Songs of Amherst
1909

Box 5: folder 63
Songs of Amherst
1910

Box 5: folder 64
Songs of Amherst College (by the NY Amherst Alumni Assoc.)
n.d.

Box 5: folder 65
Songs of Amherst College
n.d.

Box 5: folder 66
Songs We Used to Sing (on the 30th reunion of the class of 1877)
1917

Box 5: folder 67
Series 6: NON-AMHERST SONG COLLECTIONS
1860-1952


Series 6, NON-AMHERST SONG COLLECTIONS, 1860-1952, consists of a small selection of general College songbooks containing representative songs from Amherst, along with other schools. These are arranged alphabetically by title.

The Abridged Academy Song-Book
1895

Box 6: folder 1
The American College Song Book
1882

Box 6: folder 2
Carmina Collegiensa
1868

Box 6: folder 3
Carmina Collegiensa (new printing)
1868

Box 6: folder 4
Carmina Collegiensa
1876

Box 6: folder 5
College Songs
1860

Box 6: folder 6
College Songs
1887

Box 6: folder 7
College Songs
1890

Box 6: folder 7A
I.O.C.A. Song Fest, 3rd ed. (1941); I.O.C.A. Singing Square Dance Calls (1942), ed. by John Ehrenfeld (AC 1941) and Louise Heermance (Mass. State College 1942)
1941-1942

Box 6: folder 7B
Selected Songs from New England Colleges
1952

Box 6: folder 8
"Songs of the Campus"
1931

Box 6: folder 9
School and College Songs
c. 1900

Box 6: folder 9A
"Songs of the Fijis and Their Colleges" (Phi Gamma Delta fraternity)
1932

Box 6: folder 9B
Songs of Alpha Delta Phi (75th annual convention, New York City)
1907 Apr

Box 6: folder 9C
Series 7: AMHERST COLLEGE SONGS
1847-1988


Series 7, AMHERST COLLEGE SONGS, 1847-1988, includes songs written about Amherst College and written by Amherst College men and women, from the Latin odes of the mid 1800's to the 1988 College Song Competition. The folders in this series contain documentation, printed music, some manuscript copies, and some lyrics.

The series covers one box in the regular collection, and the first flat file which contains oversize piano music and manuscripts. Organization is alphabetical by song title.

Alma Mater


Box 6: folder 10
Alma Mater Forever (Draper C. Bartlett '03)
1904

Box 6: folder 11
Alma Mater Song (Prof. J.H. Genung)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 12
Amherst College Medley (D.L. Holbrook 1872 and F.G. Nelson '73)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 13
Amherst Forever
n.d.

Box 6: folder 14
Amherst Forever (handwritten)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 15
Amherst March and Two-Step (Georgina E. Melanson)
1911

Box 6: folder 16
Amherst Marching Song (Jason Noble Pierce '02)
1916

Box 6: folder 17
Amherst, Our Amherst (A. DeWhitt Mason '17)
1937

Box 6: folder 18
Amherst Songs-Various orchestral parts
n.d.

Box 6: folder 19
Amherst the Beautiful (W.W. Sleeper '78)
1918

Box 6: folder 20
Amherst War Song (D.C. Bartlett)
1908

Box 6: folder 21
Ami Polka (Dodworth)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 22
Beautiful Amherst (Halah H. Loud 1894)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 23
Campus Dreams Waltz (Edmund M. Blake '97)
1897

Box 6: folder 24
Campus Dreams Waltz, documentation
n.d.

Box 6: folder 25
Centennial Hymn
1921

Box 6: folder 26
Cheer for Old Amherst (J.N. Pierce)
1903

Box 6: folder 27
Cheer for Old Amherst, documentation
n.d.

Box 6: folder 28
Chickery Chick
1890

Box 6: folder 29
A College Widow (H.W. Boynton '91)
1893

Box 6: folder 30
A College Widow, documentation
n.d.

Box 6: folder 31
Columbia (W.C. Palmer)
1923

Box 6: folder 32
Come and Sing to Amherst (Guard Bishop '12)
1912

Box 6: folder 33
Come, Every Loyal Amherst Man (R.W. Steber '12)
1913

Box 6: folder 34
Come Fellows, Now, and Join the Chorus (N.P. Foster '06)
n. d.

Box 6: folder 35
Commencement Dinner Hymn
1908

Box 6: folder 36
Commencement Hymn
1852

Box 6: folder 37
Commencement March (Herman Babson '93)
1897

Box 6: folder 38
Death-Revelry in India
1855

Box 6: folder 39
Dulce est Desipere "to Richard Belcher '89" (E.A. Belcher)
1887

Box 6: folder 40
Fair Amherst (anonymous)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 41
Fair Amherst, Queen of Beauty (W.W. Sleeper)
1908

Box 6: folder 42
Farewell Odes
1870s

Box 6: folder 43
Fill the Line (James S. Hamilton '06)
1906

Box 6: folder 44
For the Glory of Old Amherst (E.M. Blake)
1912

Box 6: folder 45
Gather, Freshmen Here (M. Kent Curtis '14)
1911

Box 6: folder 46
Good Days (J.S. Hamilton)
1916

Box 6: folder 47
Hail, Alma Mater, Old Amherst the True

Box 6: folder 48
High Upon Her Living Throne (J.S. Hamilton)
1905

Box 6: folder 49
Vexillum Gloriosum: Hymn of the Flag (Genung and J.B. Calkin '72)
1872

Box 6: folder 50
Hymn to America (Brooks C. Peters '12)
1912

Box 6: folder 51
A Hymn to Amherst (Janet B. Morgan and prof. Henry G. Mishkin)
1955

Box 6: folder 52
Imaginary City, from the '20 A. C. Musical Show (E.W. Harmon '21 and K.R. MacKenzie)
1920

Box 6: folder 53
In Amherst's Name (P. Abbott '11 and D.P. Smith '11)
1911

Box 6: folder 54
In This Blessed Old World (J.S. Hamilton)
1909

Box 6: folder 55
I've Found the Girl, from the 1921 AC musical comedy (E.W. Harmon '21 and H.S. Woodward '22)
1921

Box 6: folder 56
Jubilee Ode, for the Class of 1868 Reunion
1918

Box 6: folder 57
Let's Step Out Tonight, from the '20 Musical Show (E.W. Harmon and K.R. MacKenzie)
1920

Box 6: folder 58
Little Three Medley
n.d.

Box 6: folder 59
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst." General correspondence
1906

Box 6: folder 60
General

Includes letter from Hamilton to "Mr. Fletcher" describing how he came to write the song. Dated November 3, 1934.

Related material:

The original manuscript for "Lord Jeffrey Amherst" is filed in James Shelley Hamilton's Biographical File (Class of 1906).

"Lord Jeffrey Amherst." Sheet music. Third edition
1926

Box 6: folder 61
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst." Sheet music. Fourth edition
1932

Box 6: folder 62
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst." Small broadside with lyrics and portrait, n.d.


Box 6: folder 63
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst." Clippings


Box 6: folder 64
Lord Jeff Parody (Mrs. George Pillsbury)
1967

Box 6: folder 65
Medley (D.C. Bartlett)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 66
Memory Song of Amherst (Clayton B. Jones '11)
1911

Box 6: folder 67
Memory Song To Amherst (William P. Bigelow, from Mozart, and prof. Genung) various editions
1896

Box 6: folder 68
Memory Song to Amherst, plates

Box 6: folder 69
New Football Song (D.C. Bartlett)
1903

Box 6: folder 70
Night, from the '20 A. C. Musical Show (E.W. Harmon and K.R. MacKenzie)
1920

Box 6: folder 71
O Mother of Men (S.L. Loomis '77 and Sumner Salter '77)
1912

Box 6: folder 72
Ode ("Fair Harvard") (E.M. Smith)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 73
Oh, Bill Bryan (Bigelow, under the alias Perry Nichols)
1914

Box 6: folder 74
Old Amherst's Out For Business (J.S. Hamilton, arr)
1902

Box 6: folder 75
Old Amherst's Out For Business, documentation


Box 6: folder 76
Old Fifty (class of 1850)
ca.1847

Box 6: folder 77
The Olio Two-Step (D.C. Bartlett)
1903

Box 6: folder 78
Paige's Horse (W.P. Bigelow)
1889

Box 6: folder 79
Paige's Horse, documentation

Box 6: folder 80
Princess of the Prom, from the AC prom Show (Colden, Oatley, Reid, Wells, and Whitford, all '23)
1923

Box 6: folder 81
Queen on Thy Living throne

Box 6: folder 82
Raise a Chanson, "for the Young to sing" (J.S. Hamilton)
1938

Box 6: folder 83
Remember Amherst (Lisa Smith '89)
1988

Box 6: folder 84
Resound, Ye Circl'ing Hills (J.N. Pierce)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 85
Rise to the Breeze, the Purple and the White (L.M. Knapp '16 and J.S. Bixler '16)
1916

Box 6: folder 86
Sabrina, You're Through
n.d.

Box 6: folder 87
Senior Song (including the segment from University of Michigan)
1906

Box 6: folder 88
Senior Song, documentation

Box 6: folder 89
Seniors Parting Song
1954

Box 6: folder 90
"The Singing College," manuscripts collected for the 1950 Olio (J.S. Hamilton)
1950

Box 6: folder 91
"The Singing College" Collection, documentation
n.d.

Box 6: folder 92
A Song For Old Amherst (R.B. Tobey '77)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 93
A Song for the Days of Comradery ("R. B." 1882)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 94
Songs for the Christening of Nonotuck (Class of '58)
1858

Box 6: folder 95
Songs for the Temperance Celebration
1866

Box 6: folder 96
Songs for the Williams Game
1897

Box 6: folder 97
Sons of Amherst, Prof. Charles E. Bennett
n.d.

Box 6: folder 98
The Soul of Old Amherst, Profs. Genung and Bigelow
1906

Box 6: folder 99
Stars of Mystery, from the '21 Musical, Harmon and Woodward)
1921

Box 6: folder 100
Stein Song, Richard Harvey of Dartmouth
n.d.

Box 6: folder 101
The Strange and Surprising Table Manners of the Crowned Heads of Europe, Prof. Robert P. Utter
n.d.

Box 6: folder 102
Swanee River, Paul F. Kirby '35, arr.
n.d.

Box 6: folder 103
Terras Irradient, Timothy J. Dickey '89; Terras Irradient, Eugene Argust '59 and Harvey Wilcox '59
1988

Box 6A: folder 104
Three Gifts From Amherst, Lisa Smith
1988

Box 6A: folder 105
To Live Here is to Love Here, Helen Shepherd '88 and Bill Shepherd '57
1988

Box 6A: folder 106
To the Fairest College, OFFICIAL ALMA MATER, D.C. Bartlett
1903

Box 6A: folder 107
To the Fairest College, documentation
1945-1964

Box 6A: folder 108
A Toast to Amherst (Clayton B. Jones '11)
1911

Box 6A: folder 109
Two Hearts that Beat as One, from the Promenade Show (Golden, Oatley, Reid, Wells, and Whitford '23)
1923

Box 6A: folder 110
Valiant Men with Hearts Aflame (J.N. Pierce)
1912

Box 6A: folder 111
Vides et Alta (W.W. Sleeper)
n.d.

Box 6A: folder 112
Where No One Asks the Reason Why
1906

Box 6A: folder 113
Amherst College reunion band sheet music
ca. 1922

Box 6A: folder 114
Amherst College reunion band sheet music
ca. 1922

Box 6A: folder 115
Sub-series A: Oversize Folios and Manuscripts:



Amherst March and Two-Step (Melanson)
1911

Box 7: folder 1
Amherst Marching Song (Pierce)
1916

Box 7: folder 2
Campus Dreams Waltz (Blake)
1897

Box 7: folder 3
Cheer For Old Amherst (Pierce) manuscript
1903

Box 7: folder 4
Cheer For Old Amherst, printed

Box 7: folder 5
Come and Sing to Amherst (Bishop) manuscript
1912

Box 7: folder 6
Commencement March (Babson)
1897

Box 7: folder 7
Dulce et Desipere (Belcher)
1887

Box 7: folder 8
For the Glory of Old Amherst (Blake)
1912

Box 7: folder 9
Gather, Freshmen, Here (Curtis) manuscript
1911

Box 7: folder 10
In Amherst's Name (Abbott and Smith) manuscript
1911

Box 7: folder 11
"Lord Geoffrey Amherst" Sheet music. First printing
1907
6 items6 copies of 1907 edition.
Box 7: folder 12
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst" Sheet music. Second printing
1913
1 item1 copy of 1913 printing.
Box 7: folder 12a
Oh, Bill Bryan (Bigelow)
1914

Box 7: folder 13
Raise a Chanson (Hamilton) manuscript
1938

Box 7: folder 14
Rise to the Breeze the Purple and the White (Knapp and Bixler)
1916

Box 7: folder 15
"The Singing College" Collection-manuscripts for the printing of the 1950 Olio
1950

Box 7: folder 16
Search Terms
Hamilton, James Shelley (AC 1906)

Swanee River (Kirby, arr) manuscript
n.d.

Box 7: folder 17
To the Fairest College, Amherst Alma Mater (Bartlett)
1903

Box 7: folder 18
A Toast to Amherst (Jones)
1911

Box 7: folder 19
Sub-series B: Song Collections And Program Duplicates (Boxes 8 & 9 have identical contents.)



The Alumni Song-Fest
1929

Box 8-9: folder 1
The Alumni Song-Fest
n.d.

Box 8-9: folder 2
Amherst College Songs, hardcover book
1906

Box 8-9: folder 3
Amherst College Songs, hardcover book
1926

Box 8-9: folder 4
The Alumni Song-Fest
n.d.

Box 8-9: folder 5
Songs of Amherst
n.d.

Box 8-9: folder 6
Songs of Amherst College
n.d.

Box 8-9: folder 7
Series 8: SOUND RECORDINGS



Series 8: SOUND RECORDINGS, bulk dates 1942-1987, includes material produced for phonograph media. Recordings in the record box include College song productions sung by the Glee Club, several major orchestral/choral productions, a World Tour Glee Club album, and a set of records put out by the Zumbyes and Double Quartet. This series is grouped into three chronologically ordered sub-series, plus a fourth sub-series consisting of duplicate copies of many of the items in sub-series A-D:

A: Amherst College Glee Club Recordings

B: Amherst College A Cappella Groups

C: Amherst College Musical Ensembles

D: Duplicate Sound Recordings (all groups)

E: Non-Amherst Recordings

For other more recent sound recordings, see also the Audio-Visual Collection.

Sub-series A: Glee Club Recordings



Songs by the Amherst College Glee Club
1940

Box 10
Amherst College and Mount Holyoke Glee Clubs: Sacred Concert
1964

Box 10
Amherst College Glee Club: "New Sounds From Amherst"
1966

Box 10
Amherst College Glee Club, Dedication Concert for the Amherst College Music Building; Bruckner and Budavan
1968

Box 10
Amherst College Glee Club, Smith College Glee Club and the Smith-Amherst Orchestra: St. John Passion (J.S. Bach)
1969

Box 10
Amherst College Glee Club on Tour with Bruce McInnis
1969

Box 10
Amherst College Glee Club - 2A: "Hand Me Down My Bonnet" and "Cheer for Old Amherst"; 2B: "1909 Triennial Song" and "Paige's Horse" (21 copies); 3A: "High Upon Her Living Throne"; 3B: "Schneider's Band" and "To the Fairest College" (copies)
[ca. 1909]

Box 11
Victor phonograph disk recording of "Lord Geoffrey Amherst" by Hamilton. - On opposite side: "The Orange akd the Black" (Princeton College song)
[ca. 1910]

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club, "Lord Geoffrey Amherst"; Mandolin Club, "Amherst Medley"
1925?

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club Bach Mass in B Minor
1974

Box 11
Music of the Shakers, comiled by Vincent R. Tortora, featuring the Glee Clubs of Smith and Amherst Colleges, performed in traditional style (Folkways Records #FH 5378)
1976

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club, College Choirs at Christmas featuring, Brigham Young University Acappella Choir, St. Olaf College Choir, Smith College Glee Club, University of Texas at Austin Chamber Singers
1977

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club International Tour
1977

Box 11
Amhert College Glee Club, Hector Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts, feat. the Glee Clubs of the Five Colleges
1977

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club and Vassar College Choir, Selections from "The Messiah" (Handel)
1969

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club: "Resound, Ye Circl'ing Hills...Songs of Amherst College"
n.d.

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Club, "Lord Geoffrey Amherst"; Mandolin Club, "Amherst Medley"
1925?

Box 11
Amherst College Glee Clubs, 1935-1977, compiled by Hurricane Class of 1942 - 55th Reunion (1 compact disk and 1 audio tape cassette)
1997

Box 11
Sub-series B: Amherst College A Cappella Groups



DQ/Zumbyes
ca. 1952

Box 12: folder 1
Zumbyes, Zumbyes Selections
1954-1955

Box 12: folder 2
Double Quartet (3-disk recording)
[1945?]

Box 13
Double Quartet
1954

Box 12: folder 3
Double Quartet
1956

Box 12: folder 4
Zumbyes, Music to Zumbye
ca. 1957

Box 12: folder 5
Double Quartet, D.Q. Adrift
1962

Box 12: folder 6
Zumbyes, Mostly Modern...
1960

Box 12: folder 7
Zumbyes, When I Fall in Love
1962

Box 12: folder 8
Zumbyes, It Could Happen to You
1963

Box 12: folder 9
Zumbyes, Wanted Dead or Alive
1965

Box 12: folder 10
Zumbyes, Two Sides of the Zumbyes
n.d.

Box 12: folder 11
Zumbyes
1970

Box 12: folder 12
Zumbyes, The Amherst College Zumbyes
1972

Box 12: folder 13
Zumbyes, WE'RE COED!
1972

Box 12: folder 13A
Sabrinas, Coming Out
1980-81

Box 12: folder 14
Zumbyes, "Joke's on You"
1980

Box 12: folder 15
Sabrinas and Zumbyes, Mixed Company: Sabrinas and Zumbyes
1983

Box 12: folder 16
Sabrinas1984-85
1984-1985

Box 12: folder 16a
Double Quartet, D.Q. of Amherst College
1987

Box 12: folder 17
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, and Zumbyes, Amherst College Parent's Weekend (audiocassette)
1991 Nov

Box 12a: folder 1
Zumbyes, Smith College Notables Arch Sing, Emerson Arch October 31, 1991; also, Zumbyes at the Smith College A Cappella Fest, Wright Hall November 7, 1991 (audiocassette)
1991 Oct-Nov

Box 12a: folder 2
D.Q., Spring Jam, Tupelo's Rehersal (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1992 Apr

Box 12a: folder 3
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, and Zumbyes, Amherst College Parent's Weekend, second show (audiocassette)
1992 Oct

Box 12a: folder 4
Zumbyes, The Silver Chord Bowl, J.M. Greene Hall, Smith College, February 16,1992 and the Zumbyes at the Smith College Smithenpoofs Arch Sing, Comstock Wilder Arch, October 29, 1992 (audiocassette)
1992

Box 12a: folder 5
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, Amherst College AIDS Awareness Week Concert (audiocassette)
1993 Feb

Box 12a: folder 6
D.Q. Spring Jam, April 11, 1992; Zumbyes Winter Jam, February 19, 1993 (audiocassette)
1992-1993

Box 12a: folder 7
Zumbyes and Colgate Swinging Gates,Winter Jam, February 19, 1993 (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1993 Feb 7

Box 12a: folder 8
D.Q. and Smithereens, Spring Jam (audiocassette)
1993 Mar

Box 12a: folder 9
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, Amherst College Parent's Weekend (2 audiocassettes)
1993 Nov

Box 12a: folder 10-11
D.Q., Tufts Amalgamates, and Wellesley Widows, Winter Jam (2 audiocassettes)
1993 Dec

Box 12a: folder 12-13
Zumbyes and Bluestockings, Winter Jam (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1994 Feb

Box 12a: folder 14
D.Q. and Radcliffe Pitches, Spring Jam (1 of 3) (audiocassette)
1994 Apr 15

Box 12a: folder 15
Zumbyes Winter Jam February 11, 1994 (2 of 2); also, D.Q. Spring Jam April 15, 1994 (2 of 3) (audiocassette)
1994 Feb-Apr

Box 12a: folder 16
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, Zumbyes, Amherst College Family Weekend Concert, October 29, 1994 (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1994 Oct

Box 12a: folder 17
D.Q. Spring Jam April 15, 1994 (3 of 3); also, Bluestockings, Amherst College Family Weekend Concert, October 29, 1994 (2 of 2) (audiocassette)
1994 Apr-Oct

Box 12a: folder 18
Zumbyes Winter Jam, with Trinity College Trinitones (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1995 Feb 10

Box 12a: folder 19
Bluestockings, D.Q., Zumbyes, Amherst College Family Weekend Concert second show (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1995 Nov 4

Box 12a: folder 20
D.Q. Winter Jam with the Tufts Jackson Jills (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1995 Dec 1

Box 12a: folder 21
"The BlueQ" (Bluestockings and D.Q.), Winter Jam December 1, 1995 (2 of 2); also, Zumbyes Winter Jam, February 10, 1995 (2 of 2) (audiocassette)
1995 Feb-Dec

Box 12a: folder 22
D.Q. sing at Smith College Sophian Jam October 16, 1993; also, D.Q. at Instrumentally Challenged Jam Smith College April 20, 1996 (audiocassette)
1993-1996

Box 12a: folder 23
Bluestockings and Zumbyes, Amherst College Family Weekend Concert (1 of 2) (audiocassette) (see also tape 25)
1996 Oct 26

Box 12a: folder 24
D.Q. and Sabrinas at Amherst College Family Weekend Concert November 4, 1995 (2 of 2); also, Bluestockings and the D.Q. at Family Weekend Concert, October 26, 1996 (2 of 2) (audiocassette)
1995-1996

Box 12a: folder 25
D.Q. at Mount Holyoke College V-8s Jam April 4, 1992; also, D.Q. at the Smith College Notables Arch Sing, Emerson Arch, November 10, 1996 (audiocassette)
1992-1996

Box 12a: folder 26
D.Q. and Zumbyes Amherst College Family Weekend Concert, November 1, 1997 (2 of 2); also, Zumbyes and the Princeton Tigerlilies, Winter Jam, February 13, 1997 (1 of 3) (audiocassette)
1997

Box 12a: folder 27
Zumbyes and Williams College Ephoria, Winter Jam (1 of 2) (2 audiocassettes)
1997 Feb

Box 12a: folder 28-29
Zumbyes at Something Every Friday, Blanchard Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College, November 10, 1995; also, Zumbyes at Masspirg & C.C.C. "Absolute Jam", Blanchard Campus Center, Mount Holyoke College, March 9, 1997 (audiocassette)
1995, 1997

Box 12a: folder 30
Bluestockings, D.Q., Sabrinas, Amherst College Family Weekend, second show (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
Nov. 1997

Box 12a: folder 31
Zumbyes and Princeton University Tigerlilies, Winter Jam Johnson Chapel (2 of 3 and 3 of 3) (2 audiocassettes)
1998 Feb 13

Box 12a: folder 32-33
Zumbyes at the Smith College Notables Arch Sing, October 26, 1995; also, Zumbyes at the Smith College Arch Sing, Emerson Arch Smith College, November 13,1998 (audiocassette)
1995, 1998

Box 12a: folder 34
Zumbyes and Smith College Notables, Winter Jam (A: 1 of 4) and (B: 3 of 4) (audiocassette)
1999 Feb

Box 12a: folder 35
Zumbyes and Smith College Notables, Winter Jam (2 of 4) (audiocassette)
1999 Feb

Box 12b: folder 1
Zumbyes, Winter Jam (4 of 4) (audiocassette)
1999 Feb

Box 12b: folder 2
Zumbyes at Smith College Spring Weekend, Wright Hall April 10,1999; also, Zumbyes at Smith College Notables Arch Sing, November 5, 1999 (audiocassette)
1999

Box 12b: folder 3
Bluestockings, Sabrinas, Zumbyes, Amherst College Family Weekend Concert (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
1999 Nov

Box 12b: folder 4-5
Zumbyes and Brown Chattertocks, Winter Jam (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
2000 Feb

Box 12b: folder 6-7
Zumbyes 50th Anniversary Reunion: 1999-00, founding zumbyes, 1950's & 60's, early 1970's, "Moving Violations", late 1970's to early 1980's, mid 1980's, Zumbyes 50th Anniversary Reunion, Buckley Recital Hall (1 of 2) (audiocassette)
2000 May

Box 12b: folder 8-9
Terras Irradient at Mount Holyoke Gospel Fest, Abbey Chapel, Mount Holyoke College, November 16, 1991; also, the D.Q. at the Mount Holyoke M & CS Spring Jam, Blanchard Campus Center, M.H.C. May 4, 2001 (audiocassette)
1991, 2001

Box 12b: folder 10
Zumbyes at the Mount Holyoke College World AIDS Week A Cappella Jam, Blanchard Campus Center, December 2, 1999l; also, the Zumbyes sing at the M.H.C. V-8s 60th Anniversary Jam, Blanchard Campus Center, May 4, 2002 (audiocassette)
1999, 2002

Box 12b: folder 11
The Sabrinas at Mount Holyoke Voices for AIDS Benefit Concert, Abbey Chapel, M.H.C., December 2, 1994; also, Route 9 at Mount Holyoke V-8s Spring Jam, Chapin Auditorium, M.H.C., May 3, 2003
1994, 2003

Box 12b: folder 12
Sub-series C: Musical Ensembles



Smith College Choral Concert recording 1942 Great Vesper Service Amherst Choral Choir Smith College Glee Club
1942

Box pkg1
College Jazz Sampler
1955

Box 13
Amherst College Band, Choir and Glee Club: "To the Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song"
1957

Box 13
The Sixteen: "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Sixteen"
1956

Box 13
The Sixteen: "Makin' Whoopee with The Sixteen," swing music from the big band of Amherst College
1957

Box 13
The Collegiate Sound
1962

Box 13
More Collegiate Sound
1962

Box 13
Amherst Jazz Orchestra, Recollections
1969

Box 13
Amherst/Mount Holyoke Orchestra
n.d.

Box 13
Sub-Series D: Duplicate Sound Recordings



DQ/Zumbyes
ca. 1952

Box DUP1: folder 1
Zumbyes, Zumbyes Selections
1954-1955

Box DUP1: folder 2
Double Quartet, The Amherst College Double Quartet
1956

Box DUP1: folder 3
Zumbyes, Music to Zumbye
ca. 1957

Box DUP1: folder 4
Double Quartet, D.Q. Adrift
1962

Box DUP1: folder 5
Zumbyes, It Could Happen to You
1963

Box DUP1: folder 6
Zumbyes, Two Sides of the Zumbyes
1969

Box DUP1: folder 7
Zumbyes
1970

Box DUP1: folder 8
Zumbyes, The Amherst College Zumbyes (2 copies)
1972

Box DUP1: folder 9
Zumbyes, "Joke's on You"
1980

Box DUP1: folder 10
Zumbyes, "Joke's on You," c. 2
1980

Box DUP1: folder 11
Sabrinas, Sabrinas
1980-1981

Box DUP1: folder 12
Sabrinas and Zumbyes, Mixed Company: Sabrinas and Zumbyes
1983

Box DUP1: folder 13
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song
1957

Box DUP2: folder 1
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 2
1957

Box DUP2: folder 2
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 3
1957

Box DUP2: folder 3
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 4
1957

Box DUP2: folder 4
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 5
1957

Box DUP2: folder 5
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 6
1957

Box DUP2: folder 6
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 7
1957

Box DUP2: folder 7
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 8
1957

Box DUP2: folder 8
To The Fairest College: This is Amherst in Song, c. 9
1957

Box DUP2: folder 8
The Collegiate Sound
1962

Box DUP2: folder 9
More Collegiate Sound
1962

Box DUP2: folder 10
Amherst College Jazz Orchestra, Recollections
1968

Box DUP2: folder 17
Amherst College Jazz Orchestra, Recollections, c. 2
1968

Box DUP2: folder 18
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 11
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College, c. 2
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 12
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College, c. 3
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 13
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College, c. 4
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 14
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College, c. 5
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 15
Resound Ye Circling Hills, Songs of Amherst College, c. 6
ca. 1975

Box DUP2: folder 16
Amherst College Glee Club
1940

Box DUP3: folder 1
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 2
1940

Box DUP3: folder 2
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 3
1940

Box DUP3: folder 3
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 4
1940

Box DUP3: folder 4
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 5
1940

Box DUP3: folder 5
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 6
1940

Box DUP3: folder 6
Amherst College Glee Club, c. 7
1940

Box DUP3: folder 7
Amherst College Glee Club, loose records
1940

Box DUP3: folder 8
Amherst College Glee Club
ca. 1940s

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, Loose Records
ca. 1940s

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, Sacred Concert (with Mount Holyoke)
1964

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, Sacred Concert (with Mount Holyoke), c. 2
1964

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, New Sounds from Amherst
1966

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, New Sounds from Amherst, c. 2
1969

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, New Sounds from Amherst, c. 3
1969

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, New Sounds from Amherst, c. 4
1966

Box DUP4: folder -
The Amherst College Glee Club on Tour (multiple copies)
1969

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Clubs, 1935-1977, compiled by the Hurricane Class of 1942 at their 55th Reunion
1997

Box DUP4: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, Selections from Georg(e) Frideric Handel's Messiah
ca. 1969

Box DUP5: folder -
Amherst College Glee Club, Bach Mass in B Minor
1974

Box DUP5: folder -
Amherst-Mount Holyoke Orchestra, Beethoven, Symphony No. 8, [etc.]


Box DUP5: folder -
"College Choirs at Christmas," featuring Amherst College Glee Club, Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir, Morgan State University Chir, St. Olaf College Choir, Smith College Glee Club, and University of Texas at Austin Chamber Singers (2 copies)
1977

Box DUP5: folder -
Amherst College Glee Clubs, 1935-1977, compiled by the Hurricane Class of 1942 at their 55th Reunion
1997

Box DUP4: folder -
Sub-Series E: Non-Amherst Recordings



Songs of Delta Kappa Epsilon
1959

Box 13: folder -
Billy Butterfield at Amherst: College Jazz Sessions, Essex Records
ca. 1955

Box 13: folder -
Series 9: SCRAPBOOKS AND MUSIC BOOKS
1857-1908


Series 9: SCRAPBOOKS AND MUSIC BOOKS, 1857-1908, contains two scrapbooks of Glee Club Archives, one for the period 1876-1894, the other for 1908-1920. These contain programs, clippings, and memorabilia of Glee Club activities throughout these years and are often duplicated in the collection elsewhere.

Two scrapbooks transferred to the Scrapbook Collection are also informative, those of Frank H. Parsons (AC 1881) and William P. Bigelow. The Parsons scrapbook contains material on the Glee Club during the late 1870s and 1880s, as well as a full documentation of the activities of the '81 Quartette, to which Parsons belonged. The Bigelow scrapbook contains material relevant to Glee Club history and the genesis of the Music Department.

Finally, this series contains copies of music, books, and individual pieces. These include chorus books from the Glee Club and the College Choir and one large bound book of music for the College Orchestra. Several of these include photographs or handwritten notes about the organizations on the inside front covers.

The Glee Club, 1876-1894 Scrapbook with materials including programs, news clippings, tickets, announcements, photographs, posters, and plans of concert seating, this book documents the activities of the Glee Club during that time span. The collector is unknown.
1876

Box 14: folder 15
The Glee Club, 1908-1920 Scrapbook - This book includes programs, news clippings, tickets, announcements, photographs, and posters, covering the activities of the Glee Club within that span of time.
ca. 1908

Box 14: folder 15
Music to be Performed at the World's Peace Jubilee, Oliver Dawson & Co., Boston, June 1872. Includes choruses and solos with piano accompaniment to be sung at this International Music Festival in 1872.
1872

Box 14: folder 15
The Opera Chorus Book, Oliver Dawson & Co., Boston. Includes trios, quartets, quintets, solos, and choruses from Weber, Bellini, Benedict, Donizetti, Mercadante, Auber, Balfe, Verdi, and Bishop.
ca. 1885

Box 14: folder 15
The Haymakers, Mason Brothers, New York, 1857. An "Operatic Cantata" in two parts, by George F. Root.
1857

Box 14: folder 15
Music, bound for Frank G. Nelson 1873. A Bound edition of the first eight issues of "a monthly magazine of duets for violin or flute and piano," as played by the College Orchestra.
1873

Box 14: folder 15
A Miscellany of music from the participation of Ralph C. McGoun, Jr. in the Musical Association and the Oratorio Chorus, including: Mendelssohn, Walpurgis Nacht; Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; C.W. Cobb, "Gifts"; (John Worley Co., Boston), Choruses from Gilbert and Sullivan; Henry Hadley, The New Earth
n.d.

Box 14: folder 15
Frank H. Parsons (1861-1937) Scrapbook - Records the activities of the '81 Quartette from 1879 to 1884 (Frank Parsons, George Hilton, Walter Crittenden, and Lawrence Abbott, all class of 1881), and the A. C. Glee Club, as well as special class events for the class of 1881, and their Commencement. Also covers the wedding of Mr. Abbott.
ca. 1879

Box pkg2: folder 15
William P. Bigelow (1867-1941) Scrapbook - contains letters in German, news clippings, and programs, dated c.1886-c.1902, this scrapbook deals with the musical activities and the musical journalism of Mr. Bigelow. This includes the Glee Club (naturally) and the '88 Quartette from the Glee Club.
ca.1886

Box pkg3: folder 15
Series 10: POSTERS
1874-ongoing (bulk 1970s-2000s)


Series 10, POSTERS, 1874- (bulk 1970s-2000s), consists of announcements of musical events as well as advertisements for recordings for sale.

A cappella mixed groups
Ca. 1991-2002

Box 15: folder 1
Bluestockings
Ca. 1991-2002

Box 15: folder 2
DQ
Ca. 1986-2002

Box 15: folder 3
Glee Club
Ca. 1874-1990s

Box 15: folder 4
Miscellaneous performances
Ca. 1970s-2000s

Box 15: folder 5
Rhythm & Shoes
1989-1994

Box 15: folder 6
Sabrinas
Ca. 1990s

Box 15: folder 7
Zumbyes
1972-2003

Box 15: folder 8

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