ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

MUSIC DEPARTMENT RECORDS

COLLECTION: UA #88

DATES: 1924-1985

SIZE: 2.75 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: The Music Department Records were deposited into the University Archives on October 11, 1996. The documents were transferred from the old library in the Music department.

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The University of North Dakota's first actual music instructor, Mrs. Cora Eaton-Smith, began teaching at UND in 1884. The initial objective was to provide singing instruction for future school teachers. In 1900, music became mandatory for all Normal and Preparatory College students. Courses of study included tone, rhythm and tone color. The College of Liberal Arts began offering a Bachelor of Science degree in music in 1916. By this time, it was also possible to earn a two-year Special Certificate through the School of Education. In 1919 the Music Department was placed within the School of Education, and in 1960 UND became the first and only North Dakota institution of higher education to offer graduate degrees in music. In 1971, the UND Music Department became a part of the new College of Fine Arts. Source: Ellingson, Sharon. A History of the University of North Dakota Music Department. Grand Forks: The University of North Dakota, 1983.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The University of North Dakota Music Department Records span the years 1924-1985. Materials include correspondence, programs, bulletins, flyers, financial statements, newspaper clippings, music tests, lists and forms. The collection documents curriculum changes, faculty responsibilities, the Department budget, the UND Band and Madrigal Club, North Dakota Music Educator's Association, various musical tours, festivals, performances, and radio broadcasts.

Also documented are the Department's relationships with Wesley College and the Carney Song Contest. Wesley College was a Methodist College affiliated with the UND Music Department from 1905 until 1954. Classroom courses in music were taught at UND, while applied music lessons were taught at Wesley. The Carney Song Contest was initiated in 1911 to encourage school spirit, song writing, and college loyalty. The contest ran until 1953

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Activities, Recitals, Tours: 1950-1962
  2. Alberta A. Harrington Recognition Dinner, October 11, 1955
  3. American Choral Foundation
  4. Bachelor of Music Degree
  5. Baldwin Electronic Organ and Pianos
  6. Band: History and Procedure for Enrolling
  7. Band Tour and Clinic
  8. Budget
  9. Canadian Music Centre
  10. Carnegie Record Library
  11. Carney Song Contest: 1938
  12. Carney Song Contest: 1947
  13. Carney Song Contest: 1948
  14. Carney Song Contest: 1949-1951
  15. Carney Song Contest: 1952
  16. Carney Song Contest: 1953
  17. Classes and Students
  18. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1948-1949
  19. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1949-1950
  20. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1950-1951
  21. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1951-1952
  22. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1952-1953
  23. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1953-1954
  24. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1954-1955
  25. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1955-1956
  26. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1956-1957
  27. Concerts, Contests, Festivals: 1957-1958
  28. Correspondence and General Materials
  29. Cultura: 1976
  30. Dickey-LaMoure Choral Festival: May 6, 1949
  31. Dickey-LaMoure Choral Festival: May 5, 1950
  32. Dickey-LaMoure Choral Festival: May 4, 1951
  33. Dickey-LaMoure Choral Festival: May 2, 1952
  34. Doctoral Theses: 1974
  35. Electronic Music: Resources for Performance Groups and General Music Classes; Fred Willman
  36. ELOE Festival: 1953
  37. ELOE Festival: 1954
  38. ELOE Festival: 1955
  39. ELOE Festival: 1956
  40. ELOE Festival: 1957
  41. Erickson, Gordon
  42. Ethnic Resources
  43. Faculty
  44. Fees
  45. Graduate Program
  46. Grand Forks County Musical Festival: 1949- 1955
  47. Hillbrand Sight-Singing Test
  48. Hutchinson Music Test
  49. Kelsey Standardized Test of Musical Achievement
  50. Kwalwasser Test of Music Information and Appreciation
  51. Kwalwasser-Ruch Test of Musical Accomplishment
  52. Library: 1941-1975
  53. Listening Test of Musical Style
  54. Madrigal Club Concerts and Tours: 1948-1949
  55. Madrigal Club Concerts and Tours: 1949-1950
  56. Madrigal Club Fall Tour: 1950
  57. Madrigal Club Concerts and Tours: 1950-1951

Box 2
Folder

  1. Madrigal Club Fall Tour: 1951
  2. Madrigal Club Spring Tour: 1952
  3. Madrigal Club: 1952-1953
  4. Madrigal Club Tour: 1953
  5. Madrigal Club: 1953-1954
  6. Madrigal Club: 1954-1955
  7. Madrigal Club: 1955-1956
  8. Madrigal Club Western Tour: 1956
  9. Madrigal Club: 1956-1957
  10. Madrigal Club: 1957-1958
  11. Madrigal Club: 1958-1959
  12. Madrigal Club: 1959-1960
  13. Madrigal Club Publicity and Program
  14. Newspaper Clippings
  15. North Dakota Music Educators Association
  16. North Dakota Music Educators Association All-State 1985
  17. North Dakota Music Educators Association High-School League
  18. North Dakota Music Teachers Association
  19. Opera in the Park
  20. Programs: 1924-1930
  21. Programs: 1931-1949
  22. Programs: 1950-1959
  23. Programs: 1960-1963
  24. Programs: 1964-1974
  25. Providence Inventory Test in Music
  26. Radio Programs
  27. Scientific Library Service: Rare and Early Music
  28. Songbook
  29. Walsh County Music Festival: 1959-1961
  30. Wesley College Papers and Letters
  31. Youth Music Institute: 1969

Box 3
Scrapbooks:

  1. UND Varsity Bards: February 1955-July 1956
  2. UND Varsity Bards, Men's Glee Club: 1950s

 Original Donation  First Addition: 1980-1997

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