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Music -- Instruction and study

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Group of African American children and their teacherĀ in music class. Possibly some kind of pageant., undated

 Item — Box Photo G-12, Item: 16
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Black and white copy prints of Afro-Americans in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Includes studio portraits and businesses.

Dates: undated

Gustaf Fredrik Holmberg Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1250
Scope and Contents


Educator. Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches and newspaper clippings relating to Holmberg's tenure as Dean of the University of Oklahoma School (later College) of Fine Arts (1907-1936). Fredrik Holmberg Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1907-1936

Harrison Kerr Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2620
Scope and Contents


This collection is comprised of correspondence, musical scores, and manuscripts by Harrison Kerr, a composer and Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts. It includes correspondence (1904-1976) with wife Jeanne Kerr and colleague George Exline; musical scores (1916-1977) written by Kerr and other composers, both printed and manuscript form, including Kerr's 1960 opera"The Tower of Kel;" manuscripts (1932-1978) of writings by Kerr on music, including his 1967 monograph"The Musical Experience" as well as articles from his tenure as editor of Trend Magazine; teaching and class materials (1964-1968) reflecting his work as Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts; and newspaper clippings (1920-1972) regarding Kerr's career and interests.

Dates: 1904-1978

Joseph Horace Benton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-35
Scope and Contents


Professor. Correspondence (1815-1893) from Benton's family; correspondence (1892-1896) from Guiseppe Verdi and Francesco Tamagno; memorabilia (1913-1970) concerning Lynn Riggs; scores (1911-1926) of Haydn's "The Seasons" and Mendolssohn's "Elijah"; four Japanese music books, one autographed by Puccini; programs (1899-1968) from various musical productions; scrapbooks (1900-1967) of reviews and programs; clippings (1924-1939); and posters (1924-1934) advertising the performances of Benton, a University of Oklahoma Voice Professor who sang professionally under the name of Joseph Bentonelli. Joseph Benton Photograph Collection also in repository.

Dates: 1815-1970

Oklahoma Music Educators Association Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2547
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Professional organization. Records of the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Included are subject files (1960-1992) covering topics such as All-State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus, conventions, financial records, and Executive Board files (1985-1991) including correspondence, minutes, and reports; President's files (1967-1971); and printed materials including a copy of "Isaac Days Book" (handwritten drum instruction book) ca. 1776. Transcripts of oral history interviews of Oklahoma school band directors conducted by George McDow. Printed materials including Instrumental handbook (1949-50), All-state Band program (1961), Tri-state music festival program (1972)"Comments of the playing of the bands at the National High School Band Contest, May 27-28 at Council Bluffs, Iowa", Proceedings of the First Biennial Conference of College...
Dates: 1776-1992