Oregon Society of Composers records, 1902-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon Society of Composers
Title
Oregon Society of Composers records
Dates
1902-1941 (inclusive)
1922-1938 (bulk)
Quantity
1 cubic ft. , (1 document case and 2 flat boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 1476
Summary
The Oregon Society of Composers collection reflects efforts to gather a library of Oregon musical compositions, and to promote and support musical composition in the state. The collection consists primarily of musical scores for voice, piano and /or strings (1902-1941), with other materials relating to the music library, membership in the Society, and competitions.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by the OHS Performing Arts fund.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Society of Oregon Composers was established sometime prior to 1920 to promote, support, and collect the work of musical composers in Oregon. The Society regularly offered concerts featuring its members' works, often in conjunction with other musicians' groups. It held many competitions and is perhaps best known for sponsoring the 1920 contest for State Song.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of correspondence, musical scores for voice, piano and/or strings with index volume, membership lists, miscellaneous music programs, and ephemera. Composers represented include Lauren B. Sykes, Dent Mowrey, Emil Enna, and Blythe Owen.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Society of Oregon Composers records, Mss 1476, Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Portland.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  General materials, 1925-1938Return to Top

0.23 cubic ft. (1 document case)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Correspondence
1932-1933
1/2
Index to Sheet Music
1932-1938
1/3
Membership lists
1935; undated
1/4
Programs
Includes program from the Sellwood Bridge (Portland, Or.) dedication, 1925 December 15.
1925; 1928
1/5
Sponsorship program
1932; undated

Series B:  Scores, 1902-1941,   (bulk 1922-1937) Return to Top

0.77 cubic ft. (2 flat boxes)

Original musical scores for voice, piano and/or strings submitted by members of the Society of Oregon Composers for inclusion in a library of Oregon compositions.

Arranged by composer's name and following the numbering system devised by the Society of Oregon Composers, as outlined in the Index (folder 1/2) and marked on the sheet music. According to the accompanying index, folders F9, F12, F14, and F17 were vacant and are therefore missing from this sequence.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/F1
Lauren B. Sykes
1935
2/F2
Dent Mowrey
1922
2/F3
F. Arthur Johnson
1928; undated
2/F4
Lucie Landen
undated
2/F5
Helen Van Zile
1929; undated
2/F6
Daisy Beatrice Berans
undated
2/F7
Albert M. Schuff
1928-1941; undated
2/F8
Jean McKercher
1934
2/F10
Blythe Owen
undated
2/F11
Marguerite Bozarth Nelson
1928; 1931
2/F13
Laura MacKenzie
undated
2/F15
Bertram Shield
undated
2/F16
Theresa Tuch Hoppe
1929; 1931
2/F18
Myrtle W. Campbell
1929
2/F19
Lena Wheeler Chambers
1925-1928; undated
2/F20
Laura Coutts Averill
1923
3/F21
Joyce L. Woodfin
undated
3/F22
Adel Anderson Woods
1920-1927
3/F23
Edith Lewis Birkell
1931
3/F24
Theo. G. Beach
1925
3/F25
Gerard Gerritsen
1934
3/F26
Charlotte Nash
1931; undated
3/F27
Emil Enna
1902; 1923; 1924
3/F28
Helen G. Miles
1925
3/F29
Daniel H. Wilson
1914-1931
3/F30
Harry Van Dyke
1927; 1931
3/F31
Gertrude Estelle Morley
1930; 1933
3/F32
E. O. Spitzner
1912; 1913; undated
3/F33
Mary Evelene Calbreath
1927-1928
3/F34
Belle Owen Moody
1923
3/F35
Edward Herman
1913
3/F36
Jean Williams
undated
3/F37
Elizabeth Ogalvie Reid
1934; 1937
3/F38
Malcolm Medler
1937 prize-winning composition.
1937

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--Oregon
  • Music--Societies, etc.
  • Scores--20th century
  • Songs--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • Sykes, Lauren B.
  • Dent, Mowrey
  • Enna, Emil
  • Owen, Blythe, 1898-2000
  • Corporate Names :
  • Society of Oregon Composers -- Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon - Performing arts
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Membership lists
  • Scores