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School of Music, Dean's office files, 1932-72

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Archives Staff

Title

School of Music, Dean's office files

Date

1932-72

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], School of Music, Dean's office files, 1932-72, 25DB, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Scope and Content

In February, 1932 President Raymond A. Kent and the Board of Trustees of the University of Louisville announced the establishment of the School of Music, and the appointment of Jacques Jolas as Dean. Jacques Jolas, a noted pianist, was sent by The Julliard School of Music in New York City to Louisville to serve temporarily as dean and to get the new school on its feet. In 1935 an administrative Committee, consisting of President Kent, Chairman, E.J. Wotawa, Executive Secretary, Dwight Anderson, and W. Lawrence Cook took over the direction of the school.

Dwight Anderson was appointed dean in 1937. In 1947 the School of Music moved to Gardencourt, a gift of the heirs of Miss Mattie A. Norton, in recognition of the growth and artistic progress of the school under Mr. Anderson's leadership. Dwight Anderson resigned as dean in 1956 to devote his full time to teaching.

Robert Whitney, conductor and Musical Director of the Louisville Orchestra, was then made dean. He served in this capacity until June 30, 1971. He was succeeded by Jerry W. Ball, Professor of French Horn, as Dean of the School of Music. Mr. Ball had been assistant dean.

The Dean's office files of the School of Music contain information dating from 1932 to 1972. However, most of the earliest material and the latest material are contained in the personnel files (boxes 1-4); the bulk of material found in the remainder of the collection (boxes 5-12) dates from approximately 1956 to 1963.

The personnel file, boxes 1-4, are arranged alphabetically and includes the following information concerning former faculty of the School of Music:biographical data, notices of appointment, correspondence (memorandams, interdepartmental communications, letters to the dean from faculty, letters to the president from the dean, and various other letters), concert programs and announcements, concert publicity (newspaper and magazine clippings), etc...

Boxes 5-12 contain the remainder of the dean's files and are also arranged alphabetically. These files contain administrative correspondence, material concerning various music clubs and organizations, budgets and contracts, curriculum information, convocation information and programs, concert and recital programs, student information, gifts reports, and material concerning the School of Music's involvement with teaching in the Louisville Public Schools.

The student information in these files is limited. Class lists are available for 1959-60 and 1962-63. There is one folder of Dean's lists, students with poor scholastic standings, probation, etc..., 1952-63. Also, there is a folder of honors for graduates, 1961-62.

As was previously mentioned files 5-12 contain material dating mostly between the years 1956-63. However, many folders contain information for only one or two years from this span.

The last three folders in the collection (they were not included alphabetically with the rest of the files) contain concert and recital programs for the years 1959-62 (XI - 6 & 7, XII - 1).

Collection Inventory

1. Abbott, John (Summary of Needs)
[box: I]
2. Babb, Warren
[box: I]
3. Baldwin, Jack
[box: I]
4. Barlow, Anne R
[box: I]
5. Baumgarten, Clarita
[box: I]
6. Beale, Jane Guthrie
[box: I]
7. Beck, Estelle
[box: I]
8. Bennett, Ashford
[box: I]
9. Berkey, Nadia
[box: I]
10. Bomhard, Charme
[box: I]
11. Boswell, Helen
[box: I]
12. Britton, Mervin
[box: I]
13. Buchsbaum, Robert
[box: I]
14. Camp, Alice
[box: I]
15. Cook, Lawrence W
[box: I]
16. Crocker, Conrad
[box: I]
17. Crutcher, Jack
[box: I]
18. Dailey, Nora Gill (Mrs.)
[box: I]
19. Dales, Dick
[box: I]
20. Davis, Eugene
[box: I]
21. Diller Angela
[box: I]
22. Drinker, Mrs. Cecil
[box: I]
23. Druten, Paul
[box: I]
24. Edwards, Sidney
[box: I]
25. Evans, Mrs. George
[box: I]
26. Ferguson, Martha
[box: I]
27. Fidher, Susanne
[box: I]
28. Fymat, Mrs. Francine
[box: I]
1. Gravell, Sam
[box: II]
2. Green Rhoda
[box: II]
3. DeGroote, Janet
[box: II]
4. Harlan, Monas
[box: II]
5. Harmon, J. Bertram
[box: II]
6. Harth, Sidney
[box: II]
7. Herz, Gerhard
[box: II]
8. Hill, Martha Graham
[box: II]
9. Hoffmann, Elizabeth
[box: II]
10. Hope, Rutherford
[box: II]
11. Howe, Dudley
[box: II]
12. Ideler, Edwin
[box: II]
13. Ideler, Pearl S
[box: II]
14. Jackson, Marcella
[box: II]
15. Jackson, Marjorie
[box: II]
1. Jacobsen, Dr. E.W
[box: III]
2. Knoch, Dr. Ernst
[box: III]
3. Koester, Dr. Leonard N.Y.A
[box: III]
4. Dromminga, Dr. Louis U
[box: III]
5. Laney, Maurice
[box: III]
6. Larson, Dennis
[box: III]
7. Letzler, Charles J
[box: III]
8. Lunceford, Malena
[box: III]
9. McConathy, Sarah
[box: III]
10. McDowell, Paul
[box: III]
11. McIlvaine, Jean
[box: III]
12. Moore, Isabel
[box: III]
13. Mootz, William
[box: III]
14. Moser, Karlos
[box: III]
15. Murray, Mary Ann
[box: III]
16. Nelson, Donald
[box: III]
17. Nelson, Paul Eugene
[box: III]
18. Nin - Cuimell
[box: III]
19. Noe, Emma
[box: III]
20. Nossamam, Audrey
[box: III]
21. Olliges, Betty
[box: III]
22. Otten, Theodore
[box: III]
23. Overstreet, Corneille
[box: III]
24. Perle, George
[box: III]
25. Picket, William
[box: III]
26. Rabin, Rhoda
[box: III]
27. Raper, Mary
[box: III]
28. Gilsdorf, Dorothy
[box: III]
29. Grant, Frank
[box: III]
1. Rough, Ruth
[box: IV]
2. Rough, Ruth
[box: IV]
3. Sample, John D
[box: IV]
4. Sawyer, Priscilla
[box: IV]
5. Schmidt, Karl
[box: IV]
6. Schreiber, Joseph
[box: IV]
7. Seferian, Edward
[box: IV]
8. Sego, Albert M
[box: IV]
9. Simmons, Harwood
[box: IV]
10. Sisson, Margaret
[box: IV]
11. Skerlong, Richard
[box: IV]
12. Smith, Ruth Cumbie
[box: IV]
13. Speed, Mrs. J.B
[box: IV]
14. Stone, Margaret
[box: IV]
15. Stephens, Farrold
[box: IV]
16. Wallace, Mary
[box: IV]
17. White, Elizabeth
[box: IV]
18. Dean Whitney, Robert (administration)
[box: IV]
19. Wich, Harold
[box: IV]
20. Williamson, John Finley (clinic -, June, 1949)
[box: IV]
21. Watawa, E.J
[box: IV]
1. Administration - Dr. Davidson and Mr. Strickler beginning, January, 1961
[box: V]
2. Administration - Dr. Davidson, Mr. Strickler beginning, July, 2957, through December, 1960
[box: V]
3. Administration: Mr. Dunbar, Mr. Elbert, Mr. Freeman
[box: V]
4. Advance Registration Deposit
[box: V]
5. Advertising and Promotion
[box: V]
6. Alumni and Alumni Newsletter
[box: V]
7. American Association of University Professors (A.A.U.P.)
[box: V]
8. American Association of University Women (A.A.U.W.)
[box: V]
9. Dean Anderson, Personal
[box: V]
10. Arts and Sciences
[box: V]
Correspondence, Dr. Frank Stallings
[box: V]
Curriculum Committee Minutes -, 10/30/61
[box: V]
1. Ball, Jerry W
[box: VI]
Correspondence for 1962-63
[box: VI]
2. Band Questionaire, '59-'60
[box: VI]
3. Bluegrass Music News
[box: VI]
4. Boards of Education
[box: VI]
Louisville, Jefferson County, Catholic
[box: VI]
5. Budget, 1956-64
[box: VI]
6. Budget, 1962-63
[box: VI]
7. Budget, Contracts, 1961-62
[box: VI]
8. Budget, 1960-61
[box: VI]
9. Budget, 1959-60
[box: VI]
10. Building and Grounds
[box: VI]
11. Calendar - Louisville Chamber of Commerce
[box: VI]
12. Cashier's Office - transmittal of receipts, 1961-63
[box: VI]
13. Christmas Parties at Garden court, 1959-57
[box: VI]
14. Class Lists -, Spring 1963
[box: VI]
15. Class Lists -, Fall 1962-63
[box: VI]
16. Class Lists, 1959-60
[box: VI]
1. Commission Reports, 1960-63
[box: VII]
2. Committee on Teacher Education, (1961)
[box: VII]
3. Conference of Kentucky Academic Deans, (1961)
[box: VII]
4. Contemporary Festival Programs
[box: VII]
5. Contracts, (P-101 Forms), 1962-63
[box: VII]
6. Contracts, (P-101 Forms), 1961-62
[box: VII]
7. Contracts, (P-101 Forms), 1960-61
[box: VII]
8. Contracts, (P-101 Forms), 1959-60
[box: VII]
9. Contracts, (P-101 Forms), Summer 1959
[box: VII]
10. Contracts, P-101 Forms, 1958-59
[box: VII]
11. Contracts, P-101 Forms, 1957-58
[box: VII]
12. Convocations, 1962-63
[box: VII]
13. Convocations, 1960-61
[box: VII]
1. Convocations, 1959-60
[box: VIII]
2. Official Convocations and Notices, 1955-63
[box: VIII]
3. Curriculum
[box: VIII]
4. Dean of Women, Dean of Men
[box: VIII]
5. Dean's Lists, Students with poor scholastic standings, probation, etc, 1952-63
[box: VIII]
6. Divisions of Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences - Divisional Courses, 1933-62
[box: VIII]
7. Elementary School Music Workshop, #495 U. of L., Directed by Margaret L. Kammerer, June, 1956
[box: VIII]
8. European Study, Travel, Summer 1960
[box: VIII]
9. Faculty Activity Reports; Enrollemnt Statistics, 1958-61
[box: VIII]
10. Faculty Advisors
[box: VIII]
11. Fellowships
[box: VIII]
12. Gift Reports, 1962-63
[box: VIII]
13. Gift Reports, 1961-62
[box: VIII]
14. Sundry Gifts, Restricted
[box: VIII]
15. Honors for Graduates, 1961-62
[box: VIII]
16. Institutional Self - Study and Periodic Visitation
[box: VIII]
17. Instrumental Workshops
[box: VIII]
18. International Center, U. of L
[box: VIII]
19. Intramural Activities, 1955-57
[box: VIII]
20. Junior League of Louisville, 1957-58
[box: VIII]
21. Kentucky Association of College Music Departments
[box: VIII]
22. Kentucky Department of Education
[box: VIII]
1. Kentucky Federation of Music Clubs
[box: IX]
2. Kentucky Opera Association
[box: IX]
3. Kentucky State Music Festival, 1961-63
[box: IX]
4. KMTA, KMEA, MTNA, 1952-62
[box: IX]
5. Library - Music School
[box: IX]
6. General Correspondence with Local Music Stores
[box: IX]
7. Louisville Orchestra Women's Association
[box: IX]
8. Louisville String Quartet
[box: IX]
9. McDowell Music Study Club, 1950-62
[box: IX]
10. Music School Hungarian Relief Fund, RPG4515
[box: IX]
11. Music Teachers National Association (MTNA, 1960)
[box: IX]
12. M.T.N.A. (Survey Data)
[box: IX]
13. National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 1, 1953-63, #
[box: IX]
1. National Association of Schools of Music, 2, 1953-63, #
[box: X]
2. National Federation of Music Clubs
[box: X]
Kentucky Federation of Music Clubs
[box: X]
3. Opera Programs, 1949-62
[box: X]
4. Panhellenic Rules - Mortarboard
[box: X]
5. Petty Cash
[box: X]
6. Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity
[box: X]
7. Point Standings, 1959, 61, 62
[box: X]
8. Postal Regulations
[box: X]
9. Prescribed Courses, 1930-62
[box: X]
10. Public School Music
[box: X]
11. Recitals, 1959-60
[box: X]
12. Schlicker Organ
[box: X]
13. Scholarships, 1960-61
[box: X]
14. Scholarships, 1959-60
[box: X]
15. Scholarships, 1958-59
[box: X]
16. Scholarships, 1957-58
[box: X]
17. Student M.E.N.C. Chapter
[box: X]
18. Study on the Relationships of the Federal Government with Higher Education
[box: X]
19. Summer School Budget Requistions, 1959
[box: X]
1. Thirtieth Anniversary Year, 1961-62
[box: XI]
2. University Council and University Senate, 1958-59
[box: XI]
3. University of Louisville Women's Club Benefit Project, 1960-61
[box: XI]
4. Whitney, Robert, Correspondence beginning, July, 1961
[box: XI]
5. Year by year Statistics - School of Music Enrollment and Tuition Statistics
[box: XI]
6. Concert Programs, 1961-62
[box: XI]
7. Concert Programs, 1960-61
[box: XI]
1. Concert Programs, 1959-60
[box: XII]

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