Glenn Gildersleeve Papers
The Glenn Gildersleeve Papers contains materials relating to his career as a music educator and state administrator of school music. He lived February 1894 through March 1970. Born in Wayne, Nebraska, Gildersleeve studied music at Nebraska Wesleyan University and Teachers College, Columbia University. He was an active member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), serving on the Research Council and the Board of Directors, and was also the President of the Eastern Division. Professionally, he was State Director of Music in Delaware and also chaired the Music Department at Madison College (now James Madison University). The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, diplomas, certificates, and publications.
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Glenn Gildersleeve (b. 2/28/1894; d. 3/27/1970) was an American music educator, school music administrator, and author. Born in Wayne, Nebraska, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, graduating in 1919 with a degree in history and political science, a minor in German, and with a certificate in voice. Concurrent with his military service from 1919 through 1921, Gildersleeve furthered his academic studies by earning a Master of Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1921. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1946. He served as State Director of Music in Delaware (1930 1946), and was a professor of music at Madison College in Virginia (1947 1961, now James Madison University). Gildersleeve was active in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), specifically in the Eastern Division (President 1940-1941), but also served nationally on the Research Council and as a member of MENCs Board of Directors. Gildersleeve was the author of more than five books, several articles, and over twenty reviews.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Glenn Gildersleeve Papers covers the period 1904 through 1970, the bulk of the materials are from 1919 through 1943. The collection consists of both personal and professional materials, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, diplomas, certificates, and publications.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
Gift of Frank Richard Olenchak, February 5, 1979 (accession 78-29-MENC), following the completion of his dissertation (University of Michigan). Olenchak had received the materials from Gildersleeves oldest daughter, Josephine.
Processed by Vincent J. Novara, August 2012.
The original order as found in the boxes was maintained. Plastic paperclips applied in the 1980s were changed to stainless steel paperclips. The boxes were also changed to current archival boxes. No re-foldering was undertaken in 2012. Materials are described at the item level with no series imposed.
EAD Markup created using EAD databse in Micrsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, May 2013.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Glenn Gildersleeve Papers, 1904-1970 (1 linear foot)
This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame||Item|
|Folder 1 of 2, 1919-1970||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|Magazine clipping photograph of Glenn Gildersleeve, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 1.0|
|Program for funeral service, Glenn Gildersleeve, March 1970||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 2.0|
|TLS William F. Russell to Gildersleeve, February 5, 1929||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 3.0|
|Record book of Gildersleeve, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919-1929||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 4.0|
|Four photographs, June 1973||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 5.0|
|Last one-room schoolhouse, Wayne County, Nebraska; where Glenn Gildersleeve attended school, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 6.0|
|Birthplace of Glenn Gildersleeve, Gildersleeve Farm in Wayne County, Nebraska, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 7.0|
|Gildersleeve home in city of Wayne, Nebraska, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 8.0|
|Gildersleeve grave in Greenwood Cemetery, city of Wayne, Nebraska, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 9.0|
|Master Mason certificate, Glenn Gildersleeve, Sept. 15, 1919 (Light 5919), Wayne Lodge No. 120, September 15, 1919||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 10.0|
|Masonic Diploma, Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Nebraska, Office of the Grand Secretary, September 23, 1919||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 11.0|
|Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Certificate, Glenn Gildersleeve, February 21, 1933||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 12.0|
|Photograph, Glenn Gildersleeve, ca. 1912, military uniform with rifle, two soldiers unidentified, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 13.0|
|Photograph, Glenn Gildersleeve, formal portrait, 1934||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 14.0|
|Photograph, Gildersleeve Lounge brass plaque, city of Wayne, NE, June 1970||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 15.0|
|Advertisement, Virginia Music Camp and Music Workshop, Massanetta Springs, VA, June 1953 (Gildersleeve not listed as an instructor or administrator), June 1955||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 16.0|
|Advertisement, Virginia Music Camp and Music Workshop, Massanetta Springs, VA, June 1955 (Gildersleeve not listed as an instructor or administrator), July 27, 1936||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 17.0|
|Equitable Agency Items. No. 1494, July 27, 1936. [Josephine Gildersleeve (daughter) featured on last page], July 27, 1936||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 18.0|
|Autographed Mailing Card Signed. Glenn Gildersleeveto Helen Gildersleeve (sister), October 3, 1912. [from military barracks], October 3, 1912||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 19.0|
|Commencement program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, June 4, 1919. (Glenn Gildersleeve, History and Political Science, German), June 4, 1919||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 20.0|
|Columbia University Summer Session schedule, Glenn Gildersleeve, July 1925||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 21.0|
|TL (copy), Gildersleeve, Glenn to H.V. Stirling, May 26, 1936 [regarding military service compensation, unsigned], May 26, 1936||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 22.0|
|TLS Stirling, H.V. to Glenn Gildersleeve, May 15, 1936 [regarding military service compensation, Gildersleeve also signed], May 15, 1936||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 23.0|
|Program for funeral service, Hazel W. Gildersleeve, March 1967 (wife, two copies), March 1967||series 1||box 1||folder 1||item 24.0|
|Folder 2 of 2, 1904-1956||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), Music in the Upper Grades, [3 pp., hand-dated], 1936||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 1.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), American Unity through Music, [2 pp., incomplete, two copies, hand-dated], 1943||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 2.0|
|Program (photocopy), Presbyterian Church of Dover, December 19, 1937. (Glenn Gildersleeve, Musical Director); copied with: Program (photocopy), Presbyterian Church of Dover (Glenn Gildersleeve, Musical Director) [two copies], December 19, 1937, April 17, 1938||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 3.0|
|Transcript, Glenn Gildersleeve, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 4.0|
|TL (photocopy), Swartz, George O. to Glenn Gildersleeve. [3 pp., recommendation letter], June 7, 1922||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 5.0|
|State Normal School Registration Card, Wayne, NE (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, Nov 14, 1910; Sep 18, 1911; Sep 16, 1912; June 5, 1916||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 6.0|
|Honorable Discharge from the United States Army (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, May 31, 1919||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 7.0|
|Certificate of Award, Glenn Gildersleeve, Wayne County Schools, perfect attendance, October 28, 1904||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 8.0|
|Certificate of Award, Glenn Gildersleeve, Wayne County Schools, perfect attendance, April 3, 1908||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 9.0|
|Suggestions for the Funeral of Glenn Gildersleeve (photocopy, 3 pp.) [two copies], undated||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 10.0|
|Typed manuscript (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, What should my psalm contain?..., undated||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 11.0|
|Typed manuscript (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, The Resurrection and Eternal Life (2 pp.) [two copies], undated||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 12.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. The Confusion of Tongues, Educational Music Magazine. [photocopy, incomplete], Sept./October 1937||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 13.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Musical Achievement Test. Teachers College, Columbia University., 1933||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 14.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Foreword to: Davis, Ennis. More than a Pitchpipe, Boston: C.C. Birchard. (photocopy), 1941||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 15.0|
|Martin, Helen. Delaware. M.S.N.C. Yearbook. (photocopy, 2 pp.), 1933||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 16.0|
|MENC Research Council Bulletin, No. 18. Chicago: MENC. (photocopy, 2 pp.), 1949||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 17.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Rural Music Bes. Educational Music Magazine. [photocopy, incomplete], March/April 1940||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 18.0|
|20. Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), Student Teach Experiences of Music Teachers" (3 pp.), 1955-1956||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 20.0|
|TL unsigned, Hood, Marguerite V. to Edward H. Hamilton. (cphotoopy, barely legible, 2 pp.), December 29, 1952||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 21.0|
|Hood, Marguerite V. Report on the Madison College Intervisitation Program of the AACTE. (photocopy, barely legible, 2 pp.), Fall 1952||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 22.0|
|Delaware State Department of Music Instruction 1930 Check List of Music Equipment (photocopy), 1930||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 23.0|
|Delaware State Bureau of Music Education, Memory Contest, April 25, 1931||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 24.0|
|Prince Georges County: A Suggested Outline for Teaching Sacred Music in the High Schools, February 1931||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 25.0|
|TLS (photocopy), Gildersleeve, Glenn to Frederick Archer, September 4, 1926||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 26.0|
|TL unsigned, Gildersleeve, Glenn, et al (faculty sponsors, Madison College letter head) (photocopy), February 10, 1954||series 1||box 1||folder 2||item 19.0|
|Publications, 1900, 1940||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Farnsworth, Charles H. and Cecil J. Sharp. Folk-Songs, Chanteys, and Singing Games. New York: H. W. Gray Company., 1900||series 1||box 1||folder 3||item 1.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn and Julia Smith, ed.s. Living Songs. New York: Carl Fischer. (signed by Gildersleeve), 1940||series 1||box 1||folder 3||item 2.0|
|Diplomas and Certificates, 1908-1921||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Public School Diploma, Wayne County, Nebraska, June 20, 1908||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 1.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Nebraska Wesleyan University, College of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts, June 4, 1919||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 2.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Conservatory of Music (voice), June 4, 1919||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 3.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Certificate of Military Service, May 3, 1921||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 4.0|
|Gildersleeve, Glenn. Columbia University, Master of Arts, October 26, 1921||series 1||box 2||folder 1||item 5.0|
This collection is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center (formerly the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center).
Frances Elliott Clarke Collection: Correspondence (two items)
Two formal portraits in SCPA Photograph File, both c1940s (filed under: Gildersleeve, Glenn)
Lowens Room Biography Files: Gildersleeve, Glenn (obit; MENC profile)
SCPA Research Papers, #745: Olenchak, Frank, Glenn Gildersleeve and his Contributions to Music Education (1894-1970), (PhD diss., University of Michigan, 1977).
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