Preliminary Guide to the Dothan Harmony Club Records (ca. 1911-1981)
Record Group 166

Preliminary Processing Date:  10/13/2015

Extent:  ca. 3 cu ft.

Organizational Sketch:  The Dothan Harmony Club was organized in 1909 with the mission of "studying music in all its forms and cultivating musical talent." [Club Constitution, Article II].  It appears to have affiliated with the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs in 1916 but this is unconfirmed as of 3/6/2018. [Source is annual program, 1916-1917].

Scope/Content:  Documents the club's existence and activities.  Includes scrapbooks and photographs, musical scores and books, magazines, annual programs, correspondence, governing documents, meeting minutes, financial records.

Preliminarily organized into 5 series:

Operational Records, 1911-1984, 16 file folders

Governing documents, project and event files, correspondence, annual programs

Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1920s-1980 (bulk 1958-1980), 10 items

Panorama photograph of club in 1920s, a modern photo album, and eight scrapbooks of photos and newspaper clippings.

Music Books, 1912-1964, 8 items

Reference, instruction, and song books.

Musical Scores, 1919-1969, 24 items

Single- and multi-page sheets of music, some with multiple copies for distribution.

Periodicals, 1955, 2 items

One commemorative anniversary program and one issue of a club magazine.

Provenance:  Dothan's Houston-Love Memorial Library stored club records but turned them over to the Wiregrass Archives when the Library moved its operations.

Preliminary Processing Note (as of 03/06/2018):  Some items boxed with other collections sent from Houston-Love Library, so parameters of collection inferred by Wiregrass Archives staff.  Arrangement imposed by Wiregrass Archives staff.  Duplicates of annual programs and musical scores discarded (two retained for archival purposes).  Blank forms discarded.

Preferred Citation:  Dothan Harmony Club Records, RG 166, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Preliminary Inventory

Operational Records, 1911-1984, 16 file folders

File I.D.

File Label

166

14-0729

S1

001

Constitution & By-laws

166

14-0729

S1

002

Harmony Club programs, 1945-46 & 1977-78

166

14-0729

S1

003

National Music Week

166

14-0729

S1

004

Ways & Means Projects, 1947-48

166

14-0729

S1

005

DHC Yearly Summary, 1974-77

166

14-0729

S1

006

Membership Rosters, 1980-82

166

14-0729

S1

007

Correspondence

166

14-0729

S1

008

DHC Sponsored Events

166

14-0729

S1

009

Publicity for Fine Arts Month, Feb 1961

166

14-0729

S1

010

Amahl & the Night Visitors

166

14-0729

S1

011

Annual programs, 1911-1920

166

14-0729

S1

012

Annual programs, 1920-1923

166

14-0729

S1

013

Annual programs, 1942-1943 & 1957-1959

166

14-0729

S1

014

Annual programs, 1960-1970

166

14-0729

S1

015

Annual programs, 1971-1974

166

14-0729

S1

016

Annual programs, 1980-1984

Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1920s-1980 (bulk 1958-1980), 10 items

File I.D.

File Label

166

14-0729

S2

001

Scrapbook, 1958-59, w/ ca. 1980 newspaper clippings & Eclectas Club materials

166

14-0729

S2

002

Scrapbook, 1959-60

166

14-0729

S2

003

Scrapbook, ca. 1960   [Fine Arts Week?]

166

14-0729

S2

004

Scrapbook, 1960-61

166

14-0729

S2

005

Scrapbook, 1961-62

166

14-0729

S2

006

Scrapbook, 1967-71

166

14-0729

S2

007

Scrapbook, 1973-74

166

14-0729

S2

008

Photo Album, 1978-80

166

14-0729

S2

009

Panoramic B/W Group Photo: Dothan Harmony Club ca. 1920s

Music Books, 1912-1964, 8 items

File I.D.

File Label

166

14-0729

S3

001

Shields, Elizabeth McEwen. Worship and Conduct Songs for Beginners and Primaries: For Use in Church School: Sunday Session, Week Day Session, Vacation Session and the Home. Richmond: John Know Press, 1929.

166

14-0729

S3

002

Mason, Henry, L. Opera Stories. Cincinnati: Willis Music Co., 1915.

166

14-0729

S3

003

Elson, Louie C. European Reminiscences, Musical and Otherwise. Being the Recollections of Vacation Tours in Various Countries. Philadelphia: Theo. Presser Co., 1914.

166

14-0729

S3

004

Hofman, Josef. Piano Playing with Piano Questions Answered. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914.

166

14-0729

S3

005

Beattie, John W., et al. The Golden Book of Favorite Songs: A Treasury of the Best Songs of Our People. Chicago: Hall & McCreary Co., [1923]  -revised & enlarged 2nd ed.

166

14-0729

S3

006

Herman, Reinhold L.  An Open Door for Singers: Hints to Vocalists. New York: G. Schirmer, 1912.

166

14-0729

S3

007

Morehead, Albert and James Morehead.  101 Best Loved Songs: Arranged for Piano, Organ and Any Number of Voices with Ukulele Diagrams and Chord Symbols for Guitar. New York: Sigma Music, Inc., 1954. [3 Copies]

166

14-0729

S3

008

Swift, Federic Fay. Together We Sing and Play. New York: Marks Music Corp., 1964.

Musical Scores, 1919-1969, 24 items

File I.D.

File Label

166

14-0729

S4

001

Rohrer, Gertrude M. Official Musical Setting of "Collect" from the Ritual of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Chicago: National Federation of Music Clubs, 1945 [9 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

002

Smith, Julia.  Invocation. New York: Mowbray Music Publishers, 1968.

166

14-0729

S4

003

Youse, Glad Robinson. Bless Us O God. New York: Bourne Co., 1969. [6 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

004

Lutkin, Peter C. The Lord Bless You and Keep You: Farewell Anthem with Sevenfold Amen. Chicago: Clayton F. Summy Co., 1928. [9 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

005

Simeone, Harry. Comin' Through the Rye: A Rhythm-antic Arrangement of an Old Folk Song. Delaware Water Gap: Shawnee Press, Inc., 1948 [3 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

006

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Ave verum Corpus: Jesu, Word of God Incarnate: Four-part Chorus for Mixed Voices. Boston: E.C. Shirmer Music Co., 1931. [3 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

007

Loewe, Frederick, Alan Jay Lerner & Victor Lamont. The Heather on the Hill. New York: Sam Fox Publishing Co., 1948 [8 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

008

Burr, Amelia Josephine & Florence Golson. A Spring Symphony: Cantata for Three-part Chorus of Women's Voices with Solo for Soprano. Wetumpka: John Chuech Co., 1921.

166

14-0729

S4

009

Bach, Johann Sebastian & Frank Damrosch. Four Chorales from the Motet "Jesu, Priceless Treasure". New York: G. Schirmer, 1927. [3 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

010

Brahms, Johannes. How Lovely is Thy Dwelling-Place from "Requiem". New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.

166

14-0729

S4

011

Mendelssohn, Felix. How Lovely Are the Meesengers. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.

166

14-0729

S4

013

Christianson, F. Melius.  Beautiful Savior. Minneapolis: Ausburg Publishing House, 1919.

166

14-0729

S4

014

Christianson, F. Melius.  O Sacred Head: Chorale. Minneapolis: Ausburg Publishing House, 1919.

166

14-0729

S4

015

Butcher, Frank C. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence: Festive Anthem for Mixed Voices with Soprano Solo and Organ. Bryn Mawr: Oliver Ditson Co., 1936.

166

14-0729

S4

016

Franck, Cesar & George F. Barr. The Nations Prayer: Panis Angelicus. New York: Belwin, Inc., 1943. [9 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

017

Strickland, Lily. If I Could Hear a Robin's Song. Minneapolis: Schmidt, Hall & McCreay Co., 1956.

166

14-0729

S4

018

Muzicheski and Peter D. Tkach. Cherubim Song. Chicago: Meil A. Kjos Music Co., 1939 [2 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

019

Stainer, John. God so Loved the World: from "The Crucifixion": Quartet or Chorus. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co., n.d. [9 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

020

James, Will. Hear My Prayer: for Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Vocals: Unaccompanied. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc., 1933 [10 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

021

Star Spangled Banner, Piano Accompaniment [2 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

022

All Nature's Works His Praise Declare [2 Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

023

Alabama   [State Song]  [Multiple Copies]

166

14-0729

S4

024

Lutkin, Peter C. & Irene Forman Williams. Federation Hymn. Warren, G. W. God of Our Fathers: National Hymn. Stainer, Sir John.  Ritual and Sevenfold Amen. New: York: Remick Music Co., 1926 [2 Copies]

Periodicals, 1955, 2 items

File I.D.

File Label

166

14-0729

S5

001

Official Souvenir Program of the Five Flags Fiesta & 28th Biennial Convention.  Nat'l Fed. Of Music Clubs, Miami, FL April 20-30, 1955

166

14-0729

S5

002

Music Journal, 13, no.4 (April 1955)

 

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