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Glenn Gildersleeve Papers

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21140

Abstract

Title:
Glenn Gildersleeve Papers
Author/Creator:
Gildersleeve, Glenn
Collection number:
78-29-MENC
Size:
1.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1919-1943
Inclusive dates:
1904-1970
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

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.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Glenn Gildersleeve Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

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.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Vincent J. Novara, August 2012.

Processing note:

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.

Encoded by:

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.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Folder 1 of 2, 1919-1970 series 1box 1folder 1
Magazine clipping photograph of Glenn Gildersleeve, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Program for funeral service, Glenn Gildersleeve, March 1970 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
TLS William F. Russell to Gildersleeve, February 5, 1929 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Record book of Gildersleeve, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919-1929 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Four photographs, June 1973 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Last one-room schoolhouse, Wayne County, Nebraska; where Glenn Gildersleeve attended school, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
Birthplace of Glenn Gildersleeve, Gildersleeve Farm in Wayne County, Nebraska, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0
Gildersleeve home in city of Wayne, Nebraska, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 8.0
Gildersleeve grave in Greenwood Cemetery, city of Wayne, Nebraska, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 9.0
Master Mason certificate, Glenn Gildersleeve, Sept. 15, 1919 (Light 5919), Wayne Lodge No. 120, September 15, 1919 series 1box 1folder 1item 10.0
Masonic Diploma, Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of Nebraska, Office of the Grand Secretary, September 23, 1919 series 1box 1folder 1item 11.0
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Certificate, Glenn Gildersleeve, February 21, 1933 series 1box 1folder 1item 12.0
Photograph, Glenn Gildersleeve, ca. 1912, military uniform with rifle, two soldiers unidentified, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 13.0
Photograph, Glenn Gildersleeve, formal portrait, 1934 series 1box 1folder 1item 14.0
Photograph, Gildersleeve Lounge brass plaque, city of Wayne, NE, June 1970 series 1box 1folder 1item 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 1box 1folder 1item 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 1box 1folder 1item 17.0
Equitable Agency Items. No. 1494, July 27, 1936. [Josephine Gildersleeve (daughter) featured on last page], July 27, 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 18.0
Autographed Mailing Card Signed. Glenn Gildersleeveto Helen Gildersleeve (sister), October 3, 1912. [from military barracks], October 3, 1912 series 1box 1folder 1item 19.0
Commencement program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, June 4, 1919. (Glenn Gildersleeve, History and Political Science, German), June 4, 1919 series 1box 1folder 1item 20.0
Columbia University Summer Session schedule, Glenn Gildersleeve, July 1925 series 1box 1folder 1item 21.0
TL (copy), Gildersleeve, Glenn to H.V. Stirling, May 26, 1936 [regarding military service compensation, unsigned], May 26, 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 22.0
TLS Stirling, H.V. to Glenn Gildersleeve, May 15, 1936 [regarding military service compensation, Gildersleeve also signed], May 15, 1936 series 1box 1folder 1item 23.0
Program for funeral service, Hazel W. Gildersleeve, March 1967 (wife, two copies), March 1967 series 1box 1folder 1item 24.0
Folder 2 of 2, 1904-1956 series 1box 1folder 2
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), Music in the Upper Grades, [3 pp., hand-dated], 1936 series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), American Unity through Music, [2 pp., incomplete, two copies, hand-dated], 1943 series 1box 1folder 2item 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 1box 1folder 2item 3.0
Transcript, Glenn Gildersleeve, undated series 1box 1folder 2item 4.0
TL (photocopy), Swartz, George O. to Glenn Gildersleeve. [3 pp., recommendation letter], June 7, 1922 series 1box 1folder 2item 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 1box 1folder 2item 6.0
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, May 31, 1919 series 1box 1folder 2item 7.0
Certificate of Award, Glenn Gildersleeve, Wayne County Schools, perfect attendance, October 28, 1904 series 1box 1folder 2item 8.0
Certificate of Award, Glenn Gildersleeve, Wayne County Schools, perfect attendance, April 3, 1908 series 1box 1folder 2item 9.0
Suggestions for the Funeral of Glenn Gildersleeve (photocopy, 3 pp.) [two copies], undated series 1box 1folder 2item 10.0
Typed manuscript (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, What should my psalm contain?..., undated series 1box 1folder 2item 11.0
Typed manuscript (photocopy), Glenn Gildersleeve, The Resurrection and Eternal Life (2 pp.) [two copies], undated series 1box 1folder 2item 12.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. The Confusion of Tongues, Educational Music Magazine. [photocopy, incomplete], Sept./October 1937 series 1box 1folder 2item 13.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Musical Achievement Test. Teachers College, Columbia University., 1933 series 1box 1folder 2item 14.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Foreword to: Davis, Ennis. More than a Pitchpipe, Boston: C.C. Birchard. (photocopy), 1941 series 1box 1folder 2item 15.0
Martin, Helen. Delaware. M.S.N.C. Yearbook. (photocopy, 2 pp.), 1933 series 1box 1folder 2item 16.0
MENC Research Council Bulletin, No. 18. Chicago: MENC. (photocopy, 2 pp.), 1949 series 1box 1folder 2item 17.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Rural Music Bes. Educational Music Magazine. [photocopy, incomplete], March/April 1940 series 1box 1folder 2item 18.0
20. Gildersleeve, Glenn. Typed manuscript (photocopy), Student Teach Experiences of Music Teachers" (3 pp.), 1955-1956 series 1box 1folder 2item 20.0
TL unsigned, Hood, Marguerite V. to Edward H. Hamilton. (cphotoopy, barely legible, 2 pp.), December 29, 1952 series 1box 1folder 2item 21.0
Hood, Marguerite V. Report on the Madison College Intervisitation Program of the AACTE. (photocopy, barely legible, 2 pp.), Fall 1952 series 1box 1folder 2item 22.0
Delaware State Department of Music Instruction 1930 Check List of Music Equipment (photocopy), 1930 series 1box 1folder 2item 23.0
Delaware State Bureau of Music Education, Memory Contest, April 25, 1931 series 1box 1folder 2item 24.0
Prince Georges County: A Suggested Outline for Teaching Sacred Music in the High Schools, February 1931 series 1box 1folder 2item 25.0
TLS (photocopy), Gildersleeve, Glenn to Frederick Archer, September 4, 1926 series 1box 1folder 2item 26.0
TL unsigned, Gildersleeve, Glenn, et al (faculty sponsors, Madison College letter head) (photocopy), February 10, 1954 series 1box 1folder 2item 19.0
Publications, 1900, 1940 series 1box 1folder 3
Farnsworth, Charles H. and Cecil J. Sharp. Folk-Songs, Chanteys, and Singing Games. New York: H. W. Gray Company., 1900 series 1box 1folder 3item 1.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn and Julia Smith, ed.s. Living Songs. New York: Carl Fischer. (signed by Gildersleeve), 1940 series 1box 1folder 3item 2.0
Diplomas and Certificates, 1908-1921 series 1box 2folder 1
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Public School Diploma, Wayne County, Nebraska, June 20, 1908 series 1box 2folder 1item 1.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Nebraska Wesleyan University, College of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts, June 4, 1919 series 1box 2folder 1item 2.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Nebraska Wesleyan University, Conservatory of Music (voice), June 4, 1919 series 1box 2folder 1item 3.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Certificate of Military Service, May 3, 1921 series 1box 2folder 1item 4.0
Gildersleeve, Glenn. Columbia University, Master of Arts, October 26, 1921 series 1box 2folder 1item 5.0

Related Material

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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