Guide to the Brown University Department of Music records, circa 1858-2009

(bulk 1919-1962)


John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Published in 2016

Collection Overview

Title:Brown University Department of Music records
Date range:circa 1858-2009, (bulk 1919-1962)
Creator:Brown University. Dept. of Music.
Extent:16.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The Brown University Department of Music records contain materials related to the Department dated from circa 1898 to 2009, with most of the materials dated from 1919 to 1962. The materials include concert programs, correspondence, office files, programs, publications, recordings and surveys.
Language of materials:English
Repository:John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number:OF.1ZMU.1

Scope & content

The Brown University Department of Music records contain materials related to the Department dated from circa 1898 to 2009, with most of the materials dated from 1919 to 1962. The materials include concert programs, correspondence, office files, programs, publications, recordings and surveys. The records have been orgainzed into the following series:

Series I. Department of Music files has been divided into subseries according to topics such as the history of the music department at Brown, music department staff, and the Rosenberger Prize. The Susan Colver Rosenbergr Medal is awarded by designation of the faculty and is regarded as the highest honor Brown University can confer. This series is dated from 1941 to 1954.

Series II. Correspondence is arranged into subseries by date and then alphabetically within each subseries, with the exception of two folders labeled Coolidge (Arlan Coolidge) and Greene (Edward B. Greene). The correspondence is dated from 1930 to 1943.

Series III. Classes contains materials regarding the various classes taught in the Department. It is arranged into subseries by the name of the class and then chronologically within each subseries. These materials are dated from 1930 to 1956.

Series IV. Brown musical organizations contains materials chiefly regarding the Brown Glee Club. The materials are dated from 1930 to 1962.

Series V. Musical organizations, etc. contains materials regarding organizations such as the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the Providence Chamber Music Society and the Music Teachers Association. The materials are dated from 1939 to 1952.

Series VI. Concerts is arranged into three subseries: Brown Musical Club concerts, Brown Concert Series and Miscellaneous concerts. With each subseries the materials are arranged, for the most part, chronologically. These materials are dated from 1919 to 1952.

Series VII. Concert programs is arranged into two subseries: Programs: 1858-2009 and Departmental concert programs. The Departmental programs are arranged chronologically. This series is dated from 1858 to 2009.

Series VIII. Publications and recordings contains materials related to publication contracts for Brown's Choral Series and sound recordings from Pembroke and Brown. The materials are dated from 1947 to 1948. Some undated materials are also included in this series.

Series IX. Surveys contains two surveys from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), a survey of music classes at Brown, and an educational survey of the University of Pennsylvania. The surveys range in date from 1942 to 1956. Not all are dated.

Series X. Arlan R. Coolidge Music Department records contains materials regarding the Central Congregational Church (Providence, R.I.), an entry in a musical encyclopedia, speeches, a radio talk, Senate hearings on the arts and humanities, and administrative files. The administrative files contain records related to the Brown University curriculum as well as the music department curriculum, enrollment, concerts, and lectures. Correspondence, reports, and printed ephemera are also included. These materials are dated from circa 1930 to 1955.

Arrangement

The Brown University Department of Music records have been organized into the following ten series:
  • Series I. Department of Music files
  • Series II. Correspondence
  • Series III. Classes
  • Series IV. Brown musical organizations
  • Series V. Musical organizations, etc.
  • Series VI. Concerts
  • Series VII. Concert programs
  • Series VIII. Publications and recordings
  • Series IX. Surveys
  • Series X. Arlan R. Coolidge Music Department records

Historical note

Music was included in the Department of Fine Arts when it was first taught in 1895 by Joseph N. Ashton 1891, who had been appointed instructor of musical theory and history. Ashton was promoted to associate professor in 1898, and in 1900 became director of chapel music. During the first year of the Sayles Hall organ he conducted two series of concerts, before his resignation in 1904. No classes in music are listed in the course announcement for the years 1904-05 through 1907-08. The next year Hamilton MacDougall of Wellesley College acted as lecturer in music on a temporary basis, teaching a course in “The Evolution of Modern Music.” In 1909-10 Arthur Ware Locke (Harvard 1894), who had taught at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and had studied in Berlin and Paris, was was instructor in music, teaching the same course. The next year Professor MacDougall returned, and until his departure in 1914 the music courses varying from year to year covered elementary and advanced harmony, the symphony, and the opera. Edwin Ernest Wilde, who was also in charge of music at St. Stephen’s Church, was lecturer in music at Brown from 1914 to 1920. Gene Wilder Ware ’06, who had been director of chapel music since 1906, became lecturer in music in 1920, and assistant professor of music in 1923.

The department occupied two first floor rooms in the dormitory at 36 Prospect Street in 1924. In 1929 Brown entered into an affiliation with St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music, which made it unnecessary for Brown to give advanced courses in music and allowed students at St. Dunstan’s to take courses at Brown. In 1930, for the first time Brown students were able to major in music, and for the first time in 1930-31 credit was given for work in applied music, as students who had already had training in singing or playing instruments upon examination were allowed to continue their training under an approved teacher. Also, in 1930, Arlan Coolidge ’26 succeeded Gene Ware as professor of music. As the only member of the department he taught two courses in music appreciation. He was named chairman of the department in 1939, a post he held until 1963. In 1932 the student musical organizations were put under the direction of the department. When St. Dunstan’s withdrew from work of college grade in 1932, the Music Department added a new course in elementary theory. The department grew steadily with the arrival of William Dinneen in 1938, Francis K. C. Madeira in 1943, Edward B. Greene in 1946, Martin Fischer in 1947, Otto van Koppenhagen in 1949, Millard S. Thomson and Mildred Pansy in 1950, David Laurent in 1951, Ron Nelson in 1956, and Paul Nelson in 1964.

Professor Ron Nelson, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, became chairman in 1963. His cantata, The Christmas Story, was first performed at Brown, and his Triumphal Te Deum became part of Brown’s annual Latin Carol Service in 1962.

When Professor Coolidge retired in 1967, the department offered thirty courses. A new concentration in non-Western music was added in 1971. In 1971, when enrollment in applied music had increased 300% in the preceding five years, students sought more space for the Music Department by staging a demonstration in University Hall. As a result the department was given a building on the East Campus at 148 Power Street. With contributions from the Steinert Foundation the building was fitted with soundproof practice rooms and an electropiano laboratory in which the sound of piano-playing is heard through earphones. In 1973 1,400 undergraduates of the University’s 4,700 were taking courses in music. The houses on College Street which the department occupied were outgrown. A grant from the Kresge Foundation made possible the conversion of South Hall on the East Campus into a new home for the Music Department, which was later named the Orwig Music Center. A new wing on the building in 1988 added a music library. Students of music can now specialize in composition, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Among the courses featuring rehearsal and performance are offerings in old time string band, chamber music, chorus, orchestra, wind symphony, Ghanaian drumming and dance, and the gamelan music of Bali. The department chairmen after Coolidge have been Ron Nelson, David Laurent, David Josephson, Gerald M. Shapiro, and James M. Baker.

The above entry appears in Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell, copyright ©1993 by the Brown University Library. It is used here by permission of the author and the University and may not be copied or further distributed without permission.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it may claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation:Brown University Department of Music records, OF-1ZMU-1, Brown University Archives.
Contact information: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition:Transferred to the University Archives from the Music Department.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Author:Finding aid prepared by Brown University Library staff.
Encoding:This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-04-08
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Sponsor:Processing funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Additional Information

Inventory


Series I. Department of Music files, circa 1941-1954

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1History of Music Department
Box 1Faculty Club
1952-1954
Box 1Committee on Lectureships
Box 1Film Music lecture
1950
Box 1Piano maintenance
1943-1948
Box 1Presser Foundation
Box 1Department renovations
Box 1Rosenberger Prize
1941
Box 1Alumni Music Committee -Song contest
1946-1948
Box 1Staff
1943-1944
Box 1Violin contest
1951

Series II. Correspondence, 1930-1953

Subseries 1.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 2G
1930-1934
Box 2H
1930-1934
Box 2I
1930-1934
Box 2J
1930-1934
Box 2K
1930-1934
Box 2L
1930-1934
Box 2M
1930-1934
Box 2N
1930-1934
Box 2O
1930-1934
Box 2P
1930-1934
Box 2R
1930-1934
Box 2T
1930-1934
Box 2V
1930-1934

Subseries 2.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 2G
1934-1936
Box 2H
1934-1936
Box 2J
1934-1936
Box 2K
1934-1936
Box 2L
1934-1936
Box 2M
1934-1936
Box 2N
1934-1936
Box 2O
1934-1936
Box 2P
1934-1936
Box 2R
1934-1936
Box 2T
1934-1936

Subseries 3.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 3I-K
1936-1938
Box 3L-M
1936-1938
Box 3N-P
1936-1938
Box 3R-S
1936-1938

Subseries 4.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 3G
1938-1939
Box 3I
1938-1939
Box 3H
1938-1939
Box 3J
1938-1939
Box 3K
1938-1939
Box 3L
1938-1939
Box 3M
1938-1939
Box 3N
1938-1939
Box 3O
1938-1939
Box 3P
1938-1939
Box 3R
1938-1939

Subseries 5.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 3G
1939-1940
Box 3H
1939-1940
Box 3J
1939-1940
Box 3K
1939-1940
Box 3L
1939-1940
Box 3M
1939-1940
Box 3N
1939-1940
Box 3O
1939-1940
Box 3P
1939-1940
Box 3R
1939-1940
Box 3S
1939-1940
Box 3V
1939-1940

Subseries 6.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 4G
1940-1941
Box 4H
1940-1941
Box 4I
1940-1941
Box 4J
1940-1941
Box 4K
1940-1941
Box 4L
1940-1941
Box 4M
1940-1941
Box 4Miscellaneous
1940-1941
Box 4N
1940-1941
Box 4O
1940-1941
Box 4P
1940-1941
Box 4R
1940-1941
Box 4S
1940-1941
Box 4V
1940-1941

Subseries 7.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 4G
1941-1942
Box 4H
1941-1942
Box 4J
1941-1942
Box 4K
1941-1942
Box 4L
1941-1942
Box 4N
1941-1942
Box 4O
1941-1942
Box 4P
1941-1942
Box 4Q
1941-1942
Box 4R
1941-1942
Box 4S
1941-1942
Box 4V
1941-1942
Box 4W
1941-1942

Subseries 8.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 5A
1942-1943
Box 5B
1942-1943
Box 5C
1942-1943
Box 5D
1942-1943
Box 5E
1942-1943
Box 5F
1942-1943
Box 5G
1942-1943
Box 5H
1942-1943
Box 5I
1942-1943
Box 5J
1942-1943
Box 5K
1942-1943
Box 5L
1942-1943
Box 5M
1942-1943
Box 5N
1942-1943
Box 5O
1942-1943
Box 5P
1942-1943
Box 5Q
1942-1943
Box 5R
1942-1943
Box 5S
1942-1943
Box 5T
1942-1943
Box 5U
1942-1943
Box 5W
1942-1943

Subseries 9.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 5U
1945-1946
Box 5V
1945-1946
Box 5W
1945-1946
Box 5Y-Z
1945-1946

Subseries 10.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 6A
1946-1947
Box 6B
1946-1947
Box 6C
1946-1947
Box 6D
1946-1947
Box 6E
1946-1947
Box 6F
1946-1947
Box 6G
1946-1947
Box 6H
1946-1947
Box 6I
1946-1947
Box 6K
1946-1947
Box 6L
1946-1947
Box 6M
1946-1947
Box 6N
1946-1947
Box 6O
1946-1947
Box 6P
1946-1947
Box 6R
1946-1947
Box 6S
1946-1947
Box 6T
1946-1947

Subseries 11.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 7A
1947-1948
Box 7B
1947-1948
Box 7C
1947-1948
Box 7D
1947-1948
Box 7E
1947-1948
Box 7F
1947-1948
Box 7G
1947-1948
Box 7H
1947-1948
Box 7I
1947-1948
Box 7J
1947-1948
Box 7K
1947-1948
Box 7L
1947-1948
Box 7M
1947-1948
Box 7N
1947-1948
Box 7O
1947-1948
Box 7P
1947-1948
Box 7Q
1947-1948
Box 7R
1947-1948
Box 7S
1947-1948
Box 7T
1947-1948
Box 7U
1947-1948
Box 7V
1947-1948
Box 7W
1947-1948
Box 7X-Z
1947-1948

Subseries 12.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 8A
1948-1949
Box 8B
1948-1949
Box 8C
1948-1949
Box 8D
1948-1949
Box 8E
1948-1949
Box 8F
1948-1949
Box 8G
1948-1949
Box 8H
1948-1949
Box 8I
1948-1949
Box 8J
1948-1949
Box 8K
1948-1949
Box 8L
1948-1949
Box 8M
1948-1949
Box 8N
1948-1949
Box 8O
1948-1949
Box 8P
1948-1949
Box 8Q
1948-1949
Box 8R
1948-1949
Box 8S
1948-1949
Box 8T
1948-1949
Box 8U
1948-1949
Box 8V
1948-1949
Box 8W
1948-1949
Box 8X-Z
1948-1949

Subseries 13.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 9A
1949-1950
Box 9B
1949-1950
Box 9C
1949-1950
Box 9D
1949-1950
Box 9E
1949-1950
Box 9F
1949-1950
Box 9G
1949-1950
Box 9H
1949-1950
Box 9I
1949-1950
Box 9J
1949-1950
Box 9K
1949-1950
Box 9L
1949-1950
Box 9M
1949-1950
Box 9N
1949-1950
Box 9O
1949-1950
Box 9P
1949-1950
Box 9Q
1949-1950
Box 9R
1949-1950
Box 9S
1949-1950
Box 9T
1949-1950
Box 9U
1949-1950
Box 9V
1949-1950
Box 9W
1949-1950
Box 9X-Z
1949-1950

Subseries 14.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 10A
1950-1951
Box 10B
1950-1951
Box 10C
1950-1951
Box 10D
1950-1951
Box 10E
1950-1951
Box 10F
1950-1951
Box 10G
1950-1951
Box 10H
1950-1951
Box 10I
1950-1951
Box 10J
1950-1951
Box 10K
1950-1951
Box 10L
1950-1951
Box 10M
1950-1951
Box 10N
1950-1951
Box 10O
1950-1951
Box 10P
1950-1951
Box 10R
1950-1951
Box 10S
1950-1951
Box 10T
1950-1951
Box 10V
1950-1951
Box 10W
1950-1951
Box 10X-Z
1950-1951

Subseries 15.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 11A
1951-1952
Box 11B
1951-1952
Box 11C
1951-1952
Box 11D
1951-1952
Box 11E
1951-1952
Box 11F
1951-1952
Box 11G
1951-1952
Box 11H
1951-1952
Box 11I
1951-1952
Box 11J
1951-1952
Box 11K
1951-1952
Box 11L
1951-1952
Box 11M
1951-1952
Box 11N
1951-1952
Box 11O
1951-1952
Box 11P
1951-1952
Box 11R
1951-1952
Box 11S
1951-1952
Box 11T
1951-1952
Box 11V
1951-1952
Box 11W
1951-1952
Box 11X-Z
1951-1952

Subseries 16.

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 12A
1952-1953
Box 12B
1952-1953
Box 12C
1952-1953
Box 12D
1952-1953
Box 12E
1952-1953
Box 12F
1952-1953
Box 12G
1952-1953
Box 12H
1952-1953
Box 12J
1952-1953
Box 12K
1952-1953
Box 12L
1952-1953
Box 12M
1952-1953
Box 12N
1952-1953
Box 12O
1952-1953
Box 12P
1952-1953
Box 12R
1952-1953
Box 12S
1952-1953
Box 12T
1952-1953
Box 12V
1952-1953
Box 12W
1952-1953
Box 12X-Z
1952-1953

Subseries 17. Coolidge

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 13
1920s
Box 13
1930s
Box 13
1940s
Box 13
1950s
Box 13
1960s

Subseries 18. Greene

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 13
1946
Box 13
1947
Box 13
1948
Box 13
1949
Box 13
1950

Series III. Classes, 1930-1956

Subseries 1. Music 1

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 14
undated
Box 14
1931-1932
Box 14
1933
Box 14
1933-1934
Box 14
1934-1935
Box 14
1935-1936
Box 14
1936-1937
Box 14
1937-1938
Box 14
1938-1939
Box 14
1939-1940
Box 14
1940-1941
Box 14
1942
Box 14
1942-1943
Box 14
1943
Box 14
1944
Box 14
1944-1945
Box 14
1944-1945

Subseries 2. Music 1C

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 14
undated

Subseries 3. Music 1(2)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 14
1930-1931
Box 14
1931-1932
Box 14
1934-1935
Box 14
1936-1937
Box 14
1937-1938
Box 14
1937-1938
Box 14
1938-1939
Box 14
1938-1939
Box 14
1939-1940
Box 14
1940-1941
Box 14
1940-1941
Box 14
1941-1942

Subseries 4. Music 2

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 14
1930-1931
Box 14
1932
Box 14
1932-1933
Box 14
1933-1934
Box 14
1934-1935
Box 14
1935-1936
Box 14
1936-1937
Box 14
1937-1938
Box 14
1938-1939
Box 14
1939-1940
Box 14
1940-1941
Box 14
1942
Box 14
1944-1945
Box 14
1947-1948
Box 14
1951

Subseries 5. Music 3A

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1943
Box 15
1944

Subseries 6. Music 3

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1930-1931
Box 15
1930-1931
Box 15
1931-1932
Box 15
1932-1933
Box 15
1935-1936
Box 15
1937-1938
Box 15
1941-1942
Box 15
1945-1946
Box 15
1946-1947
Box 15
1949
Box 15
1950-1951
Box 15
1953

Subseries 7. Music 3(4)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1933-1934
Box 15
1937-1938
Box 15
1939-1940
Box 15
1939-1940
Box 15
1942

Subseries 8. Music 4A

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1942
Box 15
1943-1944
Box 15
1944

Subseries 9. Music 4

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1931
Box 15
1932
Box 15
1932-1933
Box 15
1934
Box 15
1936
Box 15
1938
Box 15
1940
Box 15
1941-1942
Box 15
1944-1946
Box 15
1945-1946
Box 15
1947
Box 15
1950
Box 15
1951-1952
Box 15
1953-1954

Subseries 10. Music 5A

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
undated
Box 15
1942-1943
Box 15
1944

Subseries 11. Music 5

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1945
Box 15
1945
Box 15
1945-1947
Box 15
1945-1948
Box 15
1950

Subseries 12. Music 5(6)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1934-1935
Box 15
1934-1935
Box 15
1936-1937
Box 15
1937
Box 15
1938-1939
Box 15
1939
Box 15
1940-1941
Box 15
1941

Subseries 13. Music 6

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 15
1935

Subseries 14. Music 15

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1942-1943
Box 16
1944
Box 16
1944(?)
Box 16
1945
Box 16
1946

Subseries 15. Music 15(16)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1939

Subseries 16. Music 16

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1944
Box 16
1944-1945
Box 16
1945
Box 16
1946
Box 16
1951

Subseries 17. Music 17

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1945
Box 16
1945-1946
Box 16
1947

Subseries 18. Music 17(18)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1937-1938
Box 16
1938
Box 16
1942

Subseries 19. Music 18

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1945

Subseries 20. Music 23

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1943

Subseries 21. Music 71

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1952

Subseries 22. Music 105

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1951-1952

Subseries 23. Music 118(119)

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1937

Subseries 24. Music 119

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1944
Box 16
1945
Box 16
1946
Box 16
1948
Box 16
1949

Subseries 25. Music 191

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1955

Subseries 26. Music 198

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
1942
Box 16
1944
Box 16
1944
Box 16
1951-1952
Box 16
1954

Subseries 27. Music D1

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 16
undated
Box 16
1948-1951
Box 16
1946-1947
Box 16
1948-1949
Box 16
1949-1950
Box 16
1950-1951
Box 16
1951-1952
Box 16
1952-1953
Box 16
1953-1954
Box 16
1954-1955
Box 16
1955-1956

Subseries 28. Applied music

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 17
1930-1931
Box 17
1931-1932
Box 17
1931-1932
Box 17
1932-1933
Box 17
1932-1933
Box 17
1933-1934
Box 17
1934-1935
Box 17
1935-1936
Box 17
1936-1937
Box 17
1937-1938
Box 17
1938-1939
Box 17
1939-1940
Box 17
1939-1940
Box 17
1940-1941
Box 17
1941-1942
Box 18
1942
Box 18
1943
Box 18
1943-1944
Box 18
1944-1945
Box 18
1944-1945
Box 18
1945-1946
Box 18
1946
Box 18
1946-1947
Box 18
1947-1948
Box 18
1947-1948
Box 18
1948-1949
Box 18
1948-1949
Box 18
1950-1951
Box 18
1951-1952
Box 18
1950s

Subseries 29. Honors Program

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 19
1935-1937
Box 19
1938-1940
Box 19
1940-1945
Box 19
1945-1950
Box 19
1950-1955
Box 19
undated
Box 19
undated

Subseries 30. Special exams

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 19
1931

Subseries 31. Comprehensive exams

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 19
1940
Box 19
1941
Box 19
1950s

Series IV. Brown musical organizations, 1930-1962

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 20Glee Club
1930-1940
Box 20Glee Club
1944-1945
Box 20Glee Club
1953-1954
Box 20Glee Club
1959-62
Box 20Ivy League Glee Club

Series V. Musical organizations, etc., 1939-1952, undated

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 21American Guild of Organists
1950-1952
Box 21Musical America
undated
Box 21Musical America
1939-1940
Box 21Musical America
1940-1941
Box 21Musical America
1949-1950
Box 21Music Teachers National Association
1946
Box 21Music Teachers National Association
1951
Box 21Providence Chamber Music Society
Box 21Providence Symphony Orchestra
Box 22Society for Music in the Liberal Arts College
Box 22Society for Music in the Liberal Arts College (2)
Box 22Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (1)
Box 22Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (2)
Box 22Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (3)
Box 22Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (4)
Box 22Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (5)

Series VI. Concerts, 1919-1952

Subseries 1. Brown Musical Club concerts

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 23
1919
Box 23
1920
Box 23
1921
Box 23
1922
Box 23
1923
Box 23
1924
Box 23
1925
Box 23
1926
Box 23
1927
Box 23
1928
Box 23
1929
Box 23
1930
Box 23
1931
Box 23
1932
Box 23
1933
Box 23
Contents Note: Musical Club contract

1933
Box 23
1935
Box 23
1937-1938
Box 23
1939
Box 23
1940
Box 23
1941
Box 23
undated

Subseries 2. Brown Concert Series

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 24
1946-1947
Box 24
1946-1947
Box 24
1947-1948
Box 24
1947-1948
Box 24
1948-1949
Box 24
1949-1950
Box 25
1950-1951
Box 25
1951-1952

Subseries 3. Miscellaneous concerts

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 25Gilbert & Sullivan
Box 25Israel Philharmonic
1950-1951
Box 25Lownes Memorial Concert
1937-1943
Box 25Lownes Memorial Concert
1948-1951
Box 26R.I.S.D. concerts
Box 26Unsorted concerts
Box 36
1943-1944
Box 36
1944-1945
Box 36
1945-1946
Box 36
1946-1947
Box 36
1947-1948
Box 36
1948-1949
Box 36
1949-1950
Box 36
1950-1951
Box 36
1951-1952
Box 36
1952-1953
Box 36
1953-1954
Box 36
undated

Series VII. Concert programs, 1858-2009

Subseries 1. Programs: 1858-2009

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 271858-1933, undated
Box 281933-1948
Box 291948-1953
Box 301953-1958
Box 311958-1963
Box 321962-1965
Box 331964-1970
Box 341970-1981
Box 351981-2009
Box 26Brown Concerts 1970s-80s
Box 37Providence clippings
1953-1954

Subseries 2. Departmental concert programs

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 26
1930s
Box 26
1940s
Box 26
undated

Series VIII. Publications and recordings, 1947-1948, undated

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 37Choral Series -Publication contracts
Box 37Recordings -Pembroke and Brown
1947-1948, undated

Series IX. Surveys, 1942-1956, undated

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 37Music classes survey
Box 37Postwar music survey, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
1942-1944
Box 37College survey, MTNA
1945-1946
Box 38Educational survey of the University of Pennslyvania
Contents Note: Correspondence and reports

1945-1956, undated

Series X. Arlan R. Coolidge Music Department records, circa 1930-1955

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 37Central Congregational Church
1951-1952
Box 37Musical Encyclopedia entry
1938-1941
Box 37Radio talk
Box 37Senate Hearing: Arts and humanities
1963-65
Box 37Speeches
Box 39Administrative files
Contents Note: The administrative files contain records related to the Brown University curriculum as well as the music department curriculum, enrollment, concerts, and lectures. Correspondence, reports, and printed ephemera are also included.

circa 1930-1955