ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202
SIZE: 1 linear ft., 1 ledger size book, 31 photographs, and 47 cassette and reel to reel tapes
ACQUISITION: The Tamar C. Read Papers were deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Tamar Read on June 24, 1996 (Accession # 96-2083).
ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.
RELATED MATERIALS:Video tapes of the Ethnic Music Festival are housed in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. (V62-V80).
Tamar Clothylde Read was born and raised in Olla, Louisiana. She received a bachelors degree in music from LSU in 1942, and a masters degree in music education from the University of Michigan in 1945. She then spent eight years in New York City studying and participating in choruses and orchestras. Read taught at South Dakota State University for two years, and began teaching at the University of North Dakota in 1959 as an Associate Professor of Music. While at UND, she founded and directed the Collegium Musicum in 1963. Read obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts in 1969 from the University of Southern California by presenting her doctoral dissertation: A Critical Study and Performance Edition of Emilio de' Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo. Tamar Read retired from UND in June of 1988.
The Tamar C. Read Papers have been arranged into three series and then alphabetically within each series.
This series consists of biographical information, music programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous musical materials.
The Ethnic Music Festival occurred in 1983 as part of UND's Centennial celebration. This series includes information on all participating ethnic groups, including Norwegian, Polish, German- Russian, Native American, French, and Danish. It also contains budget and grant materials, contracts, correspondence, programs, and general information pertaining to the festival.
This series contains references and materials used for Tamar's doctoral dissertation: A Critical Study and Performance Edition of Emilio de' Cavalieri's Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo; including rough and final drafts, musical scores, translations, and correspondence.
Folder 1 Biographical Information
2 Collegium Musicum Programs
3 Community Chorus Programs
4 Correspondence (Miscellaneous)
5 New Music Ensemble Programs
6 Newspaper Clippings
7 The Owl and the Pussycat; By: D.H. Kavasch
8 The Play of Daniel, Translation of the Latin Text; By: Jean Misrahi
9 The Play of Robin and Marion
10 The Recorder
11 Red Detachment of Women Post Cards
12 "The State of Collegium in America"; By: Edward K. Kottick
13 Student Recital Programs
14 Topeng Dance Theater of Ball
15 Womens Chorus Programs
17 Arabic, Lebanese, Serabic
19 Budget and Grant Materials
20 Canceled Contracts
28 Early American
30 Festival Programs
31 Folk Festival
35 Fund Summary Reports
37 Grants and Contracts Correspondence
39 Humanities Scholar Report
43 Lists and General Information
44 Lutefisk and Polkas
45 Newspaper Publicity
46 North Dakota Ethnic Soundscapes
51 Turtle Mountain Indian
Folder53 Contents of Preface
54 Diplomatic Edition, Volume 1
55 Diplomatic Edition, Volume 2
56 Dissertation, 1969
58 Musical Score
59 Programs and Music
Loose Item:Musical Score of Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo by: Emilio de'
31 photographs have been separated and placed in the Orin G. Libby Photographic Collection. The bulk of these are Ethnic Music Festival publicity photos depicting festival performers and various North Dakota ethnic communities.
47 cassette and reel to reel tapes were separated.
#1700-#1722 Ethnic Music Festival
#1723 Grand Forks Symphony
#1724-#1727 New Music Ensemble
#1728-#1737 Community Chorus
#1738-#1740 Women's Chorus
#1741-#1747 Collegium Musicum
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|Second Addition: 1959-1978|
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