Guide to the Music, Dept. of, 1875-[ongoing] | CA09.12

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Dept. of Music
Title
Music, Dept. of
ID
CA09.12
Date
1875-[ongoing]
Extent
2.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Contains materials relating to the activities of the Bates College Department of Music, and numerous musical groups, clubs, and performances on campus. Files include programs, brochures, flyers, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, clippings, and member/performer rosters.

Preferred Citation

Music, Dept. of, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Music at Bates began as a student-led activity, with various clubs and performances on campus by the 1870s. Singing and performing were common enough at social events and at chapel exercises to merit frequent mention in the student newspaper throughout the 19th century. Although no musical instruction was offered as part of the Bates curriculum at that time, according to the Bates Student in 1880 and 1881 a B.F. Wood of Lewiston was offering music classes at Bates for interested students.

The Music Department was not formed until 1925, with Seldon T. Crafts appointed as the first Professor of Music and department head, a position he held until his retirement in 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the activities of the Bates College Department of Music, and numerous musical groups, clubs, and performances on campus. Files include programs, brochures, flyers, correspondence and memoranda, budgets, clippings, and member/performer rosters. Many of the files appear to have been gathered and arranged originally by D. Robert Smith, head of the Bates Music Department and chapel organist from 1950 to 1974.

Organization and Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title, and then chronologically by academic year. The Admin files folders mostly contain correspondence and memoranda and budgets and financial statements, all pertaining to music events and programs. These types of files are not represented every year. The "Pops Concert" folder contains correspondence pertaining to the annual event of the same name, but financial records for individual years of the Concert can also be found in the Admin Files folders for various years.

The Programs folders contain programs, brochures, and flyers for musical performances at Bates, in the local community, and occasionally across New England. Much of the non-Bates material was included because of interest in the local community, or because a person affiliated with Bates was performing. Program events include chapel services, graduation weekend performances (including Commencement, Baccalaureate, and Last Chapel Service programs), performances by the combined "Bates Musical Clubs," events hosted by the George Colby Chase Lecture Series, various holiday events, and numerous single performances by individuals and performing groups.

Most of this material likely came from the files of D. Robert Smith, Bates Music Director from xxx

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Department of Music--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Songs and music

Personal Name(s)

  • Crafts, Seldon T.
  • Smith, D. Robert

Subject(s)

  • Music--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States

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Collection Inventory

Box

Admin files 1949-1950   

1

Admin files 1951-1952   

1

Admin files 1952-1953   

1

Admin files 1953-1954   

1

Admin files 1954-1955   

1

Admin files 1955-1956   

1

Admin files 1956-1957   

1

Admin files 1957-1958   

1

Admin files 1958-1959   

1

Admin files 1959-1960   

1

Admin files 1961-1962   

1

Admin files 1962-1963   

1

Admin files 1963-1964   

1

Admin files 1964-1965   

1

Admin files 1968-1969   

1

Admin files 1969-1970   

1

Admin files 1972-1973   

1

Admin files 1973-1974   

1

Admin files undated   

1

Admin files -- Pops Concert 1951-1966   

1

Programs 1875-1876   

1

Programs 1899-1900   

1

Programs 1909-1910   

1

Programs 1911-1912   

1

Programs 1912-1913   

1

Programs 1913-1914   

1

Programs 1920-1921   

1

Programs 1922-1923   

1

Programs 1925-1926   

1

Programs 1926-1927   

1

Programs 1926-1930   

1

Programs 1927-1928   

1

Programs 1928-1929   

1

Programs 1929-1930   

1

Programs 1930-1931   

1

Programs 1931-1932   

1

Programs 1932-1933   

1

Programs 1933-1934   

1

Programs 1934-1935   

1

Programs 1935-1936   

1

Programs 1936-1937   

1

Programs 1937-1938   

1

Programs 1938-1939   

1

Programs 1939-1940   

1

Programs 1940-1941   

1

Programs 1941-1942   

1

Programs 1942-1943   

1

Programs 1943-1944   

1

Programs 1944-1945   

1

Programs 1945-1946   

1

Programs 1946-1947   

1

Programs 1947-1948   

1

Programs 1948-1949   

1

Programs 1949-1950   

2

Programs 1950-1951   

2

Programs 1951-1952   

2

Programs 1952-1953   

2

Programs 1953-1954   

2

Programs 1954-1955   

2

Programs 1955-1956   

2

Programs 1956-1957   

2

Programs 1957-1958   

2

Programs 1958-1959   

2

Programs 1959-1960   

2

Programs 1960-1961   

3

Programs 1961-1962   

3

Programs 1962-1963   

3

Programs 1963-1964   

3

Programs 1964-1965   

3

Programs 1965-1966   

3

Programs 1966-1967   

3

Programs 1967-1968   

3

Programs 1968-1969   

4

Programs 1969-1970   

4

Programs 1970-1971   

4

Programs 1971-1972   

4

Programs 1972-1973   

4

Programs 1973-1974   

4

Programs 1974-1975   

4

Programs 1975-1976   

4

Programs 1976-1977   

4

Programs 1977-1978   

4

Programs 1978-1979   

4

Programs 1979-1980   

4

Programs 1980-1981   

4

Programs 1981-1982   

4

Programs 1982-1983   

4

Programs 1983-1984   

4

Programs 1984-1985   

5

Programs 1985-1986   

5

Programs 1986-1987   

5

Programs 1987-1988   

5

Programs 1988-1989   

5

Programs 1989-1990   

5

Programs 1991-1992   

5

Programs 1992-1993   

5

Programs 1993-1994   

5

Programs 2008-2009   

5

Programs undated   

5