Department of Music records

Department of Music records

Dates: 1931-1971

Contains files of the department chair, and general department and faculty records, including correspondence, minutes, procedures, publications, and a sampling of class outlines and examinations.

  • Extent: 30 boxes (15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Music
  • Call Number: UA 522
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Sorted into 26 series: 1. Crawford Gates correspondence, minutes, and other materials, 1961-1962; 2. Lowell Benson files on the Harris Fine Arts Building, 1962-1965; 3. Brigham Young University Music Department memos and letters, 1964-1965; 4. Brigham Young University minutes of meetings, 1955-1967; 5. Brigham Young University reports, 1952-1962; 6. Brigham Young University faculty information; 7. Brigham Young University curriculum procedures and recommendations, 1945-1965; 8. Brigham Young University music clinics and festivals, 1955; 9. Brigham Young University proposal to Ford Foundation, 1961; 10. Brigham Young University graduate School of Music, 1931-1961; 11. Brigham Young University sampling of class outlines, exams, and assignments, 1950-1964; 12. Brigham Young University recital programs, 1948-2000; 13. Merrill Bradshaw music faculty correspondence, 1965-1967; 14. John R. Halliday correspondence, 1966; 15. Kenneth Trane correspondence, 1966-1967; 16. A. Harold Goodman correspondence, 1966-1967; 17. Brigham Young University music faculty outgoing correspondence, 1968; 18. Crawford Gates files, 1962-1968; 19. A. Harold Goodman files, 1964-1968; 20. Brigham Young Univeristy music faculty correspondence, 1955-1968; 21. Brigham Young University printed concert and lyceum programs presented by Music Department, 1930-1964; 22. Brigham Young University choruses, 1940-1970; 23. Crawford Gates interviews, 1961-1963; 24. Longhurst music faculty correspondence, 1969-1977; 25. Thomas Powley Festival of Mormon Art, 1969-1973; and 26. Clayne Robison files, 1963-1978.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Music records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 522; Department of Music records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 522, LTPSC.
Separated Material
Copy of script of the Opera, "The Prophet," libretto by Dr. Clinton F. Larson, music by Douglas Isaacson-Jwirikoski, was transferred from this collection to Dr. Larson, faculty biographical file in University Archives. Printed Opera and music orientated brochures and programs, 2 folders, transferred to Music Department collection in Printed Matter section of the University Archives. Phonograph disc (45) of Christmas music by the Lorin Wheelwright family -- Transferred to the Lorin Wheelwright Faculty Biographical File in University Archives. Report of Scholarly and Artistic Productivity -- College of Fine Arts and Communications, June 1972-1973. Removed to College of Fine Arts and Communications in the Printed Matter section of the University Archives. Photos of BYU performing groups -- Program Bureau, Transferred to the University Archives Photo Archives.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Department of Music; Brigham Young University. Department of Music--Performances; Cannon, Clawson Y. (Clawson Young), 1885-1977; Gates, Crawford; Goodman, A. Harold, 1924-2007; Halliday, John R.; Colleges and Universities; Education; Music--Instruction and study--Utah--Provo
Genre / Form
Papers (Document genres)
Processing Information
Processed; James Cloward.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Department of Music records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James Cloward
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-09T17:57-0600
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

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