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Lowell Mason Collection

Abstract

Title:
Lowell Mason Collection
Author/Creator:
Mason, Lowell
Collection number:
72-36-MENC
Size:
10.00 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1820-1941
Inclusive dates:
1808-1992
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:

Lowell Mason (1792-1872) is known as the founder of American school music education and co-founder of the Boston Academy of Music. In addition to establishing curricular music in American public schools and teacher training in music, he is also known for the success of his compositions and arrangements of hymn tunes and tune books, including The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Some of his other publications, mostly written for churches or schools, include The Juvenile Psalmist, The Juvenile Lyre, and The Manual of the Boston Academy of Music. This collection, part of the MENC Historical Center, consists of songs, hymns, and anthems; correspondence; books; articles; addresses; musical programs and advertisements; tributes; pamphlets; an unpublished manuscript; and memorabilia related to Lowell Mason's work, and materials related to members of Mason's family including the correspondence of his son Henry Lowell (H.L.) Mason.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Lowell Mason Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1215
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. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Lowell Mason, born in Medfield, Massachusetts, began his musical training in a singing school under the direction of Amos Albee, compiler of The Norfolk Collection of Sacred Harmony and studied music with Oliver Shaw, a blind composer of hymn tunes and ballads. In addition to learning several instruments, he began directing his church choir and the local Medfield band at the age of 16.

After moving to Savannah, Georgia, Mason continued his leadership role as a superintendent of the Sunday school of the Independent Presbyterian Church, later becoming the choir director and organist. In addition to leading many singing schools and concerts, he also began studying harmony and composition with German-born musician Frederick L. Abel. It was under his direction that Mason began composing hymn tunes and anthems.

His success as choirmaster and author brought him to Boston, where he began to supervise music in three Congregational churches and also served as choirmaster and organist. Along with George James Webb, Mason established the Boston Academy of Music in order to promote music education on a larger scale. In addition to establishing curricular music in American public schools and teacher training in music, he is also known for the success of his compositions and arrangements of hymn tunes and tune books. These include his compilation of hymns in the collection of melodies, The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Some of his other publications, mostly written for church or school, include The Juvenile Psalmist, The Juvenile Lyre, and The Manual of the Boston Academy of Music.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lowell Mason Collection covers the period from 1808 to 1992; the bulk of the materials date from 1820 to 1941. The collection consists of songs, hymns, and anthems; correspondence; books; articles; addresses; musical programs and advertisements; tributes; pamphlets; an unpublished manuscript; and memorabilia related to Lowell Mason's work as a music educator and composer, and materials related to members of Mason's family including the correspondence of his son Henry Lowell (H.L.) Mason.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift was made in December 1972 by Mrs. William Endicott (see Helen Mason, daughter of Henry Lowell Mason, grandson of Lowell Mason), through Dr. Timothy F. Clifford, Professor of Music at Salem State College.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jo Anne Barry, June 2001. Revised by Stephanie Keller and Colleen McKnight, December 2006.

Processing note:

Processing supported by the Rose Marie Grentzer Fund.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, December 2006 and edited by Cassandra N. Berman, September 2009. Links corrected by Amanda May, June 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Published Music, 1810-1860 (0.25 Linear Feet)

Series I includes published songs, hymns, hymn tunes and anthems composed and arranged by Lowell Mason from 1810 through 1860. The series is divided into two subseries.

Subseries 1.1: Songs, Hymns, Anthems, and Reviews, 1810-1947 (0.25 Linear Feet)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
"Hymn for the Fatherless and Widow Society." Words by S.F. Smith; music by L.M, October 1832series 1.1box 1folder 1
The Mother's Assistant, and Young Lady's Friend, vol. 2, no. 1, containing the songs "I Can't" and "I'll Try" on p.12, January 1842series 1.1box 1folder 2
A letter dated June 19, 1947, from Louise W. Bray to Henry Lowell Mason transmitting magazine, June 19, 1947series 1.1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Lessons in Vocal Music, Selected from Various Authors, and arranged for Singing School and Classes by Lowell Mason. Also available on microfilm, circa 1838-39series 1.1box 1folder 3
Juvenile Rambler: or Family and School Journal, vol. 2, no. 33, "Martha Jane Crockett" p.132. This song was written on the death of Martha Jane Crockett who was a student of Mason, August 14, 1833series 1.1box 1folder 4
Earliest published work of L.M, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 5
Typed and handwritten notes (4p.) by Henry Lowell Mason (?) on this work, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 5item 1.0
Two handwritten transcriptions on two staves of the opening 12 measures and the Doxology, undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 5item 2.0
"Thanksgiving Anthem." Words selected from the 147th Psalm, Verses 12-20. Boston: Jenks & Palmer, circa 1840series 1.1box 1folder 6
"Three Patriotic Songs, Suitable for the Public Celebration of American Independence on the 4th of July." Boston: [?] & Dennet -- Contents: "For Thee, My Native Land, For Thee"(verses 2 and 4);"For Freedom, Honor and Native Land";"God Bless Our Native Land", 1842series 1.1box 1folder 7
Two Hymns (text only) - "Heard Ye the Mighty Rushing..." and "The Land of the West", undatedseries 1.1box 1folder 8
Reviews of the Boston Handel & Haydn Society's publication of psalm and hymn tune collection, 1824series 1.1box 1folder 9
"Music Department Review," Evening Gazette [Boston], p. 1, November 6, 1824series 1.1box 1folder 9item 1.0
"Review of Music,"Boston Telegraph, p. 2, October 28, 1824series 1.1box 1folder 9item 2.0
"Ordination - composed and dedicated to the singing society in Dover [MA]." Words by Dr. Doddridge; music by L.M. 4 p (oversize), circa 1810series 1.1box 7folder 1

Subseries 1.2: Collections of Sacred and Secular Songs, 1824-1939 (79 Items)

Items in Subseries 2 are located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks. The books in Subseries 2 include volumes containing works composed, arranged and edited by Mason. Items which have been microfilmed are marked accordingly. Microfilmed copies are located in Box 8.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Microfilm copies of items marked accordingly in Series I.2, undatedseries 1.2box 8folder 1
Boston Academy's Collection of Choruses Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.; New York: Mason Bros., 263 p.: 24 x 29 cm. Handwritten notation on title page states: "Edited by Lowell Mason". Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-1 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1836series 1.2box 9folder 1
Boston Academy's Collection of Church Music 5th ed. Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R. B. Carter, [360] p: 15.5 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-2 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1837series 1.2box 9folder 2
The Shawm; Library of Church Music by William B Bradbury and George F. Root. Assisted by Thomas Hastings and T. B. Mason. New York: Mason Brothers, 296 p: 16.5 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-3 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1853series 1.2box 9folder 3
The Pianoforte Edition of Songs and Tunes for Education. John Curwen, ed. London: Ward and Co. [16], 144 p: 18.5 x 16 cm -- Handwritten inscription: "Lowell Mason Esq Mus. D. - with affection & respect - from John Curwen - Plaistow, E. - 30 Jan. 1862" -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-4 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1861series 1.2box 9folder 4
Spiritual Songs, No. IV. Thomas Hastings and L.M., arr. Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1831. [36] p: 15.5 x 9.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-5 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1831series 1.2box 9folder 5
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship. 2nd ed. Thomas Hastings and L.M., arr. Utica: Hastings & Tracy & W. Williams, 1832. 150 p: 9.5 x 15 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-6 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1832series 1.2box 9folder 6
Spiritual Songs for Social Worship. 3rd ed. Thomas Hastings and L.M., arr. Utica: Gardiner Tracy, 1835. 238 p: 16.5 x 11.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-7 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1835series 1.2box 9folder 7
The American Tune Book: A Complete Collection of the Tunes Which Are Widely Popular in America by Lowell Mason (L.M.) Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1869. 440 p: 18 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-8 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1869series 1.2box 9folder 8
The American Sabbath School Singing Book by L.M. Philadelphia: Perkins & Purves, 1843. 112 p: 12.5 x 15 cm. Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-9 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1843series 1.2box 9folder 9
Book of Chants by L.M. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co. 1845. 180 p: 19 x 12.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-10 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1845series 1.2box 9folder 10
Book of Chants by L.M. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co., 1846. 180 p: 19 x 12.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-11 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1846series 1.2box 9folder 11
Book of Chants by L.M. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co. 1850. 180 p: 20 x 12.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-12 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1850series 1.2box 9folder 12
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 3rd ed. [Boston]: Richardson and Lord, 1825. [352] p: 14 x 23.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-13 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1825series 1.2box 9folder 13
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 4th ed. [Boston]: Richardson and Lord, 1826, [358] p: 14 x 23.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-14 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1826series 1.2box 9folder 14
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 5th ed. [Boston]: Richardson and Lord, 1827, [360] p: 14 x 22.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-15 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1827series 1.2box 9folder 15
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 9th ed. [Boston]: Richardson and Lord, 1830, [360] p: 14.5 x 23.5 cm -- Final 3 leaves are missing or partial. -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-16 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1830series 1.2box 9folder 16
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 10th ed. [Boston]: Richardson and Lord, 1831, [358] p: 15 x 25 cm -- Final leaf (2 pages) are missing. -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-17 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1831series 1.2box 9folder 17
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music by L.M. 13th ed. [Boston]: Hendee and Company, 1833. [360] p: 14.5 x 24.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-18 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1833series 1.2box 9folder 18
The Boston Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Sacred Music Vol. II by L.M. Boston: Handel and Haydn Society, 1923. 192 p: 25 x 31 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-19 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1823series 1.2box 9folder 19
The Boston School Song Book by L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1841. 128 p: 14.5 x 12 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-20 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1841series 1.2box 9folder 20
The Boston School Song Book by L.M. [Sample sheets] Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1841. [26] p: 16 x 12.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-21 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1841series 1.2box 9folder 21
The Boston School Song Book by L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1843. 128 p: 14.5 x 12 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-22 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1843series 1.2box 9folder 22
Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music by L.M. Boston: [J.H.] Wilkins & R.B. Carter, [1841]. [348] p: 15.5 x 25 cm. Pages 1-6 and 347-348 missing -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-23 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1841series 1.2box 9folder 23
Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music by L.M. 2nd ed. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R. B. Carter, 1843. [352] p: 15.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-24 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1843series 1.2box 9folder 24
Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music by L.M. [2nd ed.?] Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co, [1847]. [348] p: 16 x 25 cm. Title page missing -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-25 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1847series 1.2box 9folder 25
The New Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music by L.M. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co, 1850. [384] p: 15.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-26 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1850series 1.2box 9folder 26
The New Carmina Sacra: or Boston Collection of Church Music by L.M. Boston: Rice & Kendal. [380] p: 15.5 x 24.5 cm. Pages 1-16 missing -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-27 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), undatedseries 1.2box 9folder 27
Chapel Hymns by L.M. Boston: T.R. Marvin, 1842. 80 p: 15.5 x 10 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-28 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1842series 1.2box 9folder 28
The Choir: or Union Collection of Church Music by L.M. Boston: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1832. [360] p: 14.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-29 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1832series 1.2box 9folder 29
The Choir: or Union Collection of Church Music by L.M. 6th ed. Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R.B. Carter, 1836. [360] p: 15 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-30 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1836series 1.2box 9folder 30
The Gentlemen's Glee Book by L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1841. 96 p: 19 x 25.5 cm. Handwritten inscription: "Geo J Webb Esq - With the respects - of L Mason" -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-31 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1841series 1.2box 9folder 31
The Gentlemen's Glee Book by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1841 [reprint?]. 112 p: 18 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-32 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1841series 1.2box 9folder 32
The Hallelujah by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1854. 368 p: 16.5 x 24.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-33 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1854series 1.2box 9folder 33
The Hallelujah by L.M. Boston: Sanborn, Carter and Bazin, 1856. 368 p: 17 x 24.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-34 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1856series 1.2box 9folder 34
Juvenile Music No. 1, by L.M. Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1839. 36 p: 17 x 11.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-35 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1839series 1.2box 9folder 35
Juvenile Psalmist by L.M. Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1829. 32 p: 14.5 x 12.5 cm -- Handwritten note: "This is the first book ever published for S. School in this country, & so far as I know, in any other." Additional notation by Henry Lowell Mason attributes note to L.M. and states this copy belonged to L.M -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-36 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1829series 1.2box 9folder 36
The Juvenile Songster by L.M. London: J. Alfred Novello; Boston: Wilkins & Carter, [1837]. 56 p: 18 x 13 cm. Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-37 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1837series 1.2box 9folder 37
Little Songs for Little Singers by L.M. Boston: Perkins & Marvin, 1840. 96 p: 15 x 12.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-38 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1840series 1.2box 9folder 38
Lyra Sacra by L.M. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1832. [384] p: 15 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-39 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1832series 1.2box 9folder 39
Mason's Normal Singer by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1856. 192 p: 13 x 19 cm. Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-40 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1856series 1.2box 9folder 40
The Modern Psalmist by L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R.B. Carter, 1839. 352 p: 15.5 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-41 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1839series 1.2box 9folder 41
The Song Garden, 1st Book by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1864. 160 p: 12.5 x 15 cm. Available on microfilm -- Handwritten inscription: "George Webb Mason - Orange, N.J. - October 26th, 1868". George Webb Mason was the eldest son of William Mason and Mary Isabella Webb Mason, and the grandson of L.M -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-42 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1864series 1.2box 9folder 42
The Song Garden, 2nd Book by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1864. 208 p: 14.5 x 23 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-43 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1864series 1.2box 9folder 43
The Song Garden, 2nd Book by L.M. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1864. 208 p: 14.5 x 23 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-44 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1864series 1.2box 9folder 44
The Song Garden, 3rd Book by L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1866. 240 p: 14.5 x 23 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-45 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1866series 1.2box 9folder 45
The Song Garden, 3rd Book by L.M. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1866. 240 p: 14.5 x 23 cm. Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-46 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1866series 1.2box 9folder 46
Juvenile Lyre by [L.M. and E. Ives, Jr.] Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1831. 72 p: 21.5 x 13 cm -- Handwritten inscription: "Miss Lucy Coffin - from - L. Mason - Boston March 12. 1831" -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-47 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1831series 1.2box 9folder 47
Juvenile Lyre by L.M. and E. Ives, Jr. Boston: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook, 1832. 72 p: 22 x 14 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-48 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1832series 1.2box 9folder 48
Juvenile Lyre by L.M. and E. Ives, Jr. Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co., 1833. 72 p: 22 x 14 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-49 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1833series 1.2box 9folder 49
Juvenile Lyre by L.M. and E. Ives, Jr. Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co, 1834. 72 p: 22 x 14 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-50 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1834series 1.2box 9folder 50
Juvenile Lyre by L.M. and E. Ives, Jr. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1836. 72 p: 22 x 14 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-51 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1836series 1.2box 9folder 51
Juvenile Lyre by L.M. [and E. Ives, Jr.] Anniversary Edition. New York: Silver Burdett Company, 1938 [reprint of the 1839 ed.] [4], 72 p: 22.5 x 14 cm -- Cover statement: "Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the introduction of music into the schools of Boston, 1838." Reproduced for the Eastern Music Educators Conference held at Boston on March 14-17, 1939 -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-52 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1939series 1.2box 9folder 52
Mason's Sacred Harp or Beauties of Church Music Vol. II by [L.M. and Mason, Timothy B.?] Boston: Kidder and Wright, 1840. 280 p: 15 x 24 cm. Pages 1-6 missing -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-53 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1840series 1.2box 9folder 53
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: A Collection of Church Music by L.M. and Timothy B. Mason. New edition revised and corrected. Cincinnati: Truman and Smith, 1835. 232 p: 15 x 26 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-54 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1835series 1.2box 9folder 54
The New Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book by L.M., Edwards A. Park, and Austin Phelps. New York: Mason Brothers, 1866. 473 p: 18.5 x 13 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-55 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1866series 1.2box 9folder 55
The Sabbath Tune Book by L.M., Edwards A. Park, and Austin Phelps. New York: Mason Brothers. [476] p: 9 x 15 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-56 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1859series 1.2box 9folder 56
The Boston Glee Book by L.M. and George J[ames] Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, and Jenks and Palmer, 1844. 264 p: 18.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-57 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1844series 1.2box 9folder 57
Cantica Laudis, or the American Book of Church Music by L.M. and George James Webb. New York: Mason & Law, 1850. 384 p: 15.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-58 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1850series 1.2box 9folder 58
The Glee Hive by L.M. and George J[ames] Webb. New York: Mason & Law. 88 p: 18 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-59 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1851series 1.2box 9folder 59
The Glee Hive by L.M. and George J[ames] Webb. Rev. Enlarged ed. New York: Mason Brothers. 112 p: 17.5 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-60 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1853series 1.2box 9folder 60
The Juvenile Singing School by L.M. and G[eorge] J[ames] Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1837. 126 p: 14 x 12 cm. Pages 127-128 missing -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-61 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1837series 1.2box 9folder 61
The Juvenile Singing School by L.M. and G[eorge] J[ames] Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1839. 128 p: 14 x 12 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-62 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1839series 1.2box 9folder 62
The Juvenile Singing School by L.M. and G[eorge] J[ames] Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1840. 128 p: 14 x 12 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-63 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1840series 1.2box 9folder 63
The Juvenile Singing School by L.M. and G[eorge] J[ames] Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1845. 128 p: 14 x 13 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-64 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1845series 1.2box 9folder 64
The Primary School Song Book by L.M. and George James Webb. New York: Mason Brothers, 1846. 96 p: 11 x 16 cm. Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-65 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1846series 1.2box 9folder 65
The Psaltery by L.M. and George James Webb. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, and Company, 1845. 352 p: 15.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-66 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1845series 1.2box 9folder 66
The Song-Book of the School-Room by L.M. & George James Webb. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co, 1847. 12 cm. x 18 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-67 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1847series 1.2box 9folder 67
The Song-Book of the School-Room by L.M. and George James Webb. Boston: Rice & Kendall, 1854. 224 p: 12.5 x 18.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-68 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1854series 1.2box 9folder 68
Twenty-One Madrigals, Glees, and Part Songs by L.M. and George James Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1843. 72 p: 26 x 16 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-69 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1843series 1.2box 9folder 69
The Vocalist by L.M. and George James Webb. Boston: J.H. Wilkins and R.B. Carter, 1844. 200 p: 18.5 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-70 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1844series 1.2box 9folder 70
The Vocalist by L.M. and George James Webb. New York: Mason Brothers, 1860. [reprint]. 200 p: 18 x 26 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-71 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1860series 1.2box 9folder 71
The Sabbath Hymn Book by Edwards A. Park, Austin Phelps, and L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1858. 944 p: 17 x 12 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-72 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1858series 1.2box 9folder 72
The Sabbath School Hymn and Tune Book edited by Edwards A. Park, Austin Phelps, Francis Wayland, and L.M. New York: Mason Brothers, 1860. 95 p: 13 x 18 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-73 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1860series 1.2box 9folder 73
The Academy Vocalist by George F. Root. New York: F.J. Huntington and Mason & Law, 1852. [208] p: 14 x 23.5 cm. Includes "Complete Course of Elementary Instruction, Vocal Exercises and Solfeggios, by Lowell Mason" -- Available on microfilm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-74 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1852series 1.2box 9folder 74
The Young Men's Singing Book by George F Root with the assistance of Lowell Mason. New York: Mason Brothers, 1855. 256 p: 17 x 25 cm. Pages 7-10 missing. -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-75 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1855series 1.2box 9folder 75
The Temple Choir: A Collection of Sacred and Secular Music by Theodore Seward. Assisted by Dr. Lowell Mason and William B. Bradbury. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1867. [383] p: 17 x 25 cm -- Final page missing. -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-76 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1867series 1.2box 9folder 76
The Odeon by G[eorge] J[ames] Webb and L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1837. 304 p: 16.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-77 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1837series 1.2box 9folder 77
The Odeon 3rd ed. by G[eorge] J[ames] Webb and L.M. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1839. 304 p: 16.5 x 25 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-78 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1839series 1.2box 9folder 78
The Melodist by George James Webb and William Mason. New York: Mason and Law. 223 p: 18 x 25.5 cm -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-79 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1850series 1.2box 9folder 79
Musical Exercises for Singing Schools by L.M. Boston: G.W. Palmer & Co., and J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1838. 59 x 37 cm -- Purchased in 1996 by Bruce D. Wilson (96-97-Mason) -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-80 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1838series 1.2box 9folder 80
Musical Exercises for Singing Schools by L.M. Boston: G.W. Palmer & Co., and J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1838. 59 x 37 cm -- Gift in 2013 from Vincent Novara (13-52-Mason) -- Call number: MSCPA 72-36.1.2-9-81 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1851series 1.2box 9folder 81

Series 2: Writings, 1826-1911 (2.00 Linear Feet)

Series II contains books, articles, and addresses written by Lowell Mason. The series is divided into two subseries.

Subseries 2.1: Unpublished Manuscript, undated (1.75 Linear Feet)

Contains chapters and notes for the manuscript Harmony: or Chord formation, relation and progression: being introductory to the art of Musical Composition to which is prefixed a brief view of Musical Notation written by Mason with additional material by his son William Mason. The manuscript is divided into two parts. Part I is entitled "Musical Notation", which consists of a Prefix and Chapters 1-13, and includes two versions; one with the notation, "1st copy" and the other with the notation "2nd and corrected copy". Part II consists of Chapters 1-46. Chapter 46 is entitled "Closing Remarks".

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Harmony Part I: "Musical Notation", 1st copy, Prefix - Chapter 13, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 1
Harmony Part I: "Musical Notations", 2nd Corrected Copy, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 2
Harmony Part II: Chapters 1 - 7, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 3
Harmony Part II: Chapters 7 - 19, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 4
Harmony Part II: Chapters 20 - 29, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 5
Harmony Part II: Chapters 30, 31, 33, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 6
Harmony Part II: Chapters 34 - 46, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 7
Handwritten note by William Mason regarding his revisions to chapters 34 and 35, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 8
Original folder that contained the manuscript and William Mason's notes, undatedseries 2.1box 2folder 9

Subseries 2.2: Published Books, Articles and Addresses, 1826-1911 (0.25 Linear Feet)

Contains published books, articles and addresses written by Lowell Mason. Items that are located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks are marked accordingly.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
How Shall I Teach? or Hints to Teachers as to the Use of "Music and Its Notation," as Found in the "Diapason," a Collection of Church music, by Mr. Geo. F. Root, 1860series 2.2box 2folder 1
The Music Review and Church Music Review, Three Volumes. Taken from the unpublished journal kept by Mason during his first trip to Europe in 1837, and contains some handwritten margin notes and corrections, 1910-1911series 2.2box 2folder 2
"Some Unpublished Journals of Dr. Lowell Mason," edited by Daniel Gregory Mason vol. 9, no. 108, p. 577-581, November 1910series 2.2box 2folder 2item 1.0
"An Unpublished Journal of Dr. Lowell Mason", vol. 10, no. 109, p. 16-18, December 1910series 2.2box 2folder 2item 2.0
"An Unpublished Journal of Dr. Lowell Mason", vol. 10, no. 110, p. 62-67, January 1911series 2.2box 2folder 2item 3.0
"Address on Church Music," delivered on October 7, 1826, in Hanover Church, Boston, and on October 9, 1826, in Third Baptist Church, Boston. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1826. 43 p: 22 x 13.5 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1826series 2.2box 9folder 1
"Address on Church Music," delivered on July 8, 1851, in Central Church, Boston. New York: Mason & Law, 1851. 21p. 23.5 x 15 cm. (bound) (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), July 8, 1851series 2.2box 9folder 2
Manual of the Boston Academy of Music. Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co., 1834. 236 p: 16.5 x 10 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1834series 2.2box 9folder 3
Manual of the Boston Academy of Music. 2nd ed. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1836. 252 p: 16.5 x 10.5 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1836series 2.2box 9folder 4
Manual of the Boston Academy of Music. 5th ed. Boston: J.H. Wilkins & R.B. Carter, 1838. 252 p: 16 x 10.5 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1838series 2.2box 9folder 5
Musical Letters from Abroad. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. 312 p: 18 x 12 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), circa 1853series 2.2box 9folder 6
"Song in Worship, an Address" with an introduction by Rev. Reuen Thomas. Boston: "Printed for private circulation," 1878. 23 p: 20.5 x 13.5. 2 copies, 1 bound (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1878series 2.2box 9folder 7
A Treatise on Harmony by [Charles-Simon] Catel, with additional notes and explanations by Lowell Mason. Boston: James Loring, 1832. 156 p: 12.5 x 19.5 cm (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1832series 2.2box 9folder 8

Series 3: Writings on Lowell Mason and His Influence, 1844 -1941 (2.00 Linear Feet)

This series includes articles and pamphlets on Lowell Mason and on his influence on and contributions to music education and church music.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
School Music, vol. XIII, no. 63 (January 1913), and vol. XI, no. 51(September 1910) -- Contents: Article by Baker, E. L., "A Twentieth Century View of Public School Music", vol. XIII, p.13-16. Article by Rice, Charles I. "Boston, the Cradle of Public School Music in America." vol. XI, p. 36-40, 1913, 1910 series 3box 3folder 1
The Musical Messenger, vol. 2, no. 2 -- Contents: Article by Butler, Henry M., "Music in the Public Schools, No. 1," p. 38-41. Mason's contribution detailed on p. 40-41, November 1900 series 3box 3folder 2
Remarks on the Musical Conventions in Boston By G. W. Lucas, Northampton: Printed for the Author, 1844. Handwritten copy [by ?] of original. Subtitled on cover "A Diatribe against Lowell Mason." Incomplete, 1844 series 3box 3folder 3
Lowell Mason: An Appreciation of His Life and Work by Henry Lowell Mason. Papers of the Hymn Society of America, No. VIII. New York: Hymn Society of America, 1941, 1941 series 3box 3folder 4
Dwight's Journal of Music, vol. 32, no. 12, September 7, 1872 series 3box 3folder 5
Public School Music Celebrates One Hundredth Anniversary Introduced in Boston, Massachusetts by Lowell Mason, 1838. New York: National Music Week Committee. 6 p -- Contents: Daniel Gregory Mason, "A Century of Public School Music"; Henry Lowell Mason, "Lowell Mason, Biographical Notes"; Edward B. Birge, "Public School Music, 1838-1938" (excerpt from Music Educators Journal, Feb. 1938), 1938 series 3box 3folder 6
"Lowell Mason, Doc. Mus." Booklet -- Contents: Seward, Theodore F. "The Educational Work of Dr. Lowell Mason". [1885] p. 3-21. "Published Works of Dr. Mason" with handwritten additions and corrections. p. 22-23. Thayer, A.W. "Lowell Mason". [1879] p. 24-32, undated series 3box 3folder 7
"A Plea for Vocal Music in Public Schools." Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son -- Contents: Tourjee, E., Mus. Doc "Address before the National Teachers' Association" Cleveland, August 18, 1871. Extracts from Horace Mann's "Eighth Annual Report to the Massachusetts Board of Education." Mason mentioned on p. 13, 1871 series 3box 3folder 8
Tempo vol. 1, no. 6-7 -- Contents: Wall, Mabell S., "Music of the Old South," p. 17-21. Mason mentioned on p. 18, June-July 1934 series 3box 3folder 9
"Educational Music in America," Bowen, George Oscar. The New Music Review and Church Music Review, vol. 10, no. 110. p. 82-86. Mason mentioned on pages 84-85 (Journal with article located in Series II.1, Box 2, Folder 2), January 1911 series 3box 3folder 10
Christian Observer, vol. 107, no. 26 -- Contents: Article by Gamble, Thomas, "The Father of American Church Music--Lowell Mason", p. 4-6. Account of Mason's involvement in church music and music education in Savannah, Georgia, during the period 1812-1827 (oversize), June 25, 1919 series 3box 7folder 1

Series 4: Writings Relating to Mason's Work and Family, 1808-1940 (11 Folders)

Series IV includes materials that relate indirectly to Lowell Mason; also included are materials that relate to members of Mason's family. Items that are located in the Lowens Room locked stacks have been marked accordingly.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Institute of Normal Methods. Summer Catalog, 1940 series 4box 4folder 1
Extracts from the Report of the Executive Committee. Boston Academy of Music, November 1837 series 4box 4folder 2
First Annual Report of the Boston Academy of Music. Boston Academy of Music. Boston: Isaac R. Butts, 1833 series 4box 4folder 3
Annual Report of the School Committee of the City of Boston, 1858. City of Boston, Mass. Boston: Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1859 series 4box 4folder 4
Music Teacher's Manual by Julia E Crane, 7th ed, 1915. Letter to H.L. Mason from Julia Crane's secretary, dated August 23, 1923, transmitting complimentary copy is attached to title page, 1915, 1923 series 4box 4folder 5
Dwight's Journal of Music pages 125-126. Article ending in first column of page 125, mentions Luther W. Mason, September 3, 1881 series 4box 4folder 6
A Manual of Instruction in the Art of Singing by E[lam] Ives Jr. Prepared for the American Sunday School Union; revised by the Committee of Publication. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1831 series 4box 4folder 7
The Literary World, no. 93 -- Contents: Publishers' advertisements (Wilkins, Carter & Co.; Tappan, Whittemore & Mason) listing books by L.M., L.M. and George James Webb, and William Mason p. 823, November 11, 1848 series 4box 4folder 8
The Literary World, no. 94 -- Contents: Publishers' advertisements (Wilkins, Carter & Co.; Tappan, Whittemore & Mason) listing books by L.M., L.M. and George James Webb, and William Mason, p. 837, November 18, 1848 series 4box 4folder 9
Circular and Catalogue of the Normal Musical Institute, North Reading, Mass., 1858. Boston: C.C.P. Moody, 1858. L.M. is listed as principal along with George Webb and George Root, 1858 series 4box 4folder 10
Musical Courier, vol. XI, no. 16, Tribute to Lowell Mason [1823-1885 (son of L.M.)] p. 250, October 21, 1885 series 4box 4folder 11
Common School Journal. 8. Ed. Horace Mann. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1841 series 4box 9folder 1
Music Explained to the World: How to Understand Music and Enjoy Its Performance by James Francis Fetis. Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co, 1842. This copy belonged to Lowell Mason (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1842 series 4box 9folder 2
The Hawes School Memorial. Boston: David Clapp & Son -- Contents: James B. Rogers recalls (on p.212) being part of the "experiment" to introduce music into the common school curriculum in 1837-1838. The program of the Hawes School exhibition of August 14, 1838, is reproduced on p. 213-17 (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1889 series 4box 9folder 3
An Essay on Music by John Hubbard. Boston: Manning & Loring (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1808 series 4box 9folder 4
A Monogram on Our National Song by Rev Elias Nason. Albany: Joel Munsell (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1869 series 4box 9folder 5
The Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries Compiled by Milton Weil. New York: The Music Trades Co, 1926. Contains advertisements for the Mason & Hamlin Company (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1926 series 4box 9folder 6
The Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries Compiled by Milton Weil. New York: The Music Trades Co, 1927. Contains advertisements for the Mason & Hamlin Company (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1927 series 4box 9folder 7
The Purchaser's Guide to the Music Industries New York: The Music Trades Co., 1930. Contains advertisements for the Mason & Hamlin Company (Item located in the Lowens Reading Room locked stacks), 1930 series 4box 9folder 8

Series 5: Correspondence, 1868 (1 Folder)

This series contains a letter written by Lowell Mason to George F. Root and other materials related to that letter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Lowell Mason Letter -- Transcription, 1868 (Online) series 5box 4folder 1
Letter from L.M. to [George F.] Root dated July 27, 1868 [completed July 31], July 1868 series 5box 4folder 1item 1.0
Accompanying note that states: "Lowell Mason's criticisms refer to George F. Root's The Triumph published in 1868, undated series 5box 4folder 1item 2.0
Photocopy of original letter, undated series 5box 4folder 1item 3.0

Series 6: Henry Lowell Mason Correspondence, 1918-1941 (2 Folders)

The items contained in this series are the incoming and outgoing letters of Henry Lowell Mason from 1918, 1936 and 1941.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Two letters from Daniel Gregory Mason to H.L. Mason, 1936, 1941 series 6box 4folder 1
Letter dated July 4, 1936 (2 p), 1936 series 6box 4folder 1item 1.0
Letter dated November 4, 1941 (1 p), 1941 series 6box 4folder 1item 2.0
Correspondence with W. Otto Miessner, 1918 series 6box 4folder 2
From W. Otto Miessner, Director, Milwaukee State Normal School, to Henry Lowell Mason, dated July 29, [19]18, regarding "Progressive Music Series". 2 p, 1918 series 6box 4folder 2item 1.0
[Henry Lowell Mason] to W. Otto Meissner, dated August 1, 1918. 1 p. (carbon copy), 1918 series 6box 4folder 2item 2.0

Series 7: Programs, 1826-1850 (5 Folders)

This series consists of musical programs and advertisements that may or may not mention Mason as a participant or, in the case of school programs, on the faculty.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Boston Academy of Music Program: "Concert by the Juvenile Choir of the Academy". April 3, 1839. Includes pencil notations naming performers for each piece, April 1839 series 7box 4folder 1
Boston Handel and Haydn Society Program: "Oratorio". January 18, 1829. Publisher: Seals, Homer and Co, January 1829 series 7box 4folder 2
Female Monitorial School Concert Program. February 24 and March 10, 1873. Publisher: Munroe and Francis. L.M. listed on verso of cover as vocal music teacher, 1873 series 7box 4folder 3
Handbill for "A Concert of Sacred Music ... May 30, 1826, in The Presbyterian Church, for the benefit of the Savannah [Georgia] Female Asylum." 2 copies (oversize), May 1826 series 7box 7folder 1
Handbill for "Oratorio of David. The Mason & Webb Society of Edgartown, Will Perform the Oratorio of David, at the Town Hall, on Friday, Nov. 1st, 1850. The Music is entirely original & was composed by Prof. A.G. Pickens, a member of the Society" (oversize), November 1850 series 7box 7folder 2

Series 8: Tributes, 1872-1992 (2.50 Linear Feet)

Series VIII includes articles written as tributes to Lowell Mason and programs commemorating his life. It is divided into three subseries.

Subseries 8.1: Scrapbook No. 10, "Tributes", undated (2.00 Linear Feet)

This scrapbook, which was compiled by Henry Lowell Mason, includes articles, poems and quotations about Lowell Mason published both before and after his death and programs held in honor of Mason. The scrapbook has been disassembled, with the contents of each page now contained in a separate folder. An index to the scrapbook is included it is arranged alphabetically by person, subject, and references to the scrapbook page.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Index to the scrapbook. It is arranged alphabetically by person, subject, and references to the scrapbook page, undatedseries 8.1box 5folder 1
Beginning of scrapbook pages -- The scrapbook has been disassembled, with the contents of each page now contained in a separate folder. The Scrapbook begins at Folder 2 and ends at Folder 84, which contains the original scrapbook binder, undatedseries 8.1box 5folder 2

Subseries 8.2: Other Tributes, 1872-1992 (0.25 Linear Feet)

Comprised of the same type of material as found in the scrapbook.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Sermon Commemorative of Dr. Lowell Mason. Bacon, George B., D.D: Cushing, Bardua & Co, 1872series 8.2box 6folder 1
Program for "Service of Divine Worship Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Lowell Mason," Union Theological Seminary, New York, January 8, 1942series 8.2box 6folder 2
Program for "A Service of Divine Worship Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Lowell Mason Prepared by William Chalmers Covert" -- Sponsored by The Hymn Society of America, MENC, and the Commission on Worship of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ, January 8, 1942series 8.2box 6folder 3
Program of Events, January 8, 1942 - Unveiling of Memorial Tablet at 2:15 pm in the Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey" and "Service Commemorating the Life of Lowell Mason - Three O'Clock - Highland Avenue Congregational Church, Orange, New Jersey -- Part of the Lowell Mason celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of his birth, January 8, 1942series 8.2box 6folder 4
Taylor, Millicent, "He Made America Sing," The Christian Science Monitor, p. 6, 12, January 3, 1942series 8.2box 6folder 5
Juvenile Lyre "Anniversary Edition." 1835 edition reprinted 1939, 1939series 8.2box 6folder 6
A Lowell Mason Song Book 1792-1992. A variety of songs to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lowell Mason "The Father of Singing Among the Children", 1992series 8.2box 6folder 7

Subseries 8.3: MENC celebration planning for Mason's 200th birthday, 1992 (0.25 Linear Feet)

Comprised of planning documents for the MENC celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Lowell Mason's birth in 1992.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
L. M. Bicentennial: List of materials for exhibition, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 1
L. M. Bicentennial: Continued list of materials for exhibition, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 2
L. M. Bicentennial: Plans, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 3
L. M. Graphics: Bicentennial, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 4
L. M. Graphics: Permissions, captions, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 5
A Lowell Mason Song Book 1792-1992. Master copy and one photocopy, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 6
A Lowell Mason Song Book 1792-1992. Production pages, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 7
A Lowell Mason Song Book 1792-1992. Working pages, circa 1992series 8.3box 6folder 8

Series 9: Miscellaneous Manuscript Items, undated (4 Folders)

This series is comprised of miscellaneous materials that relate to Lowell Mason.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Collection of L.M. Autographs, undated series 9box 6folder 1
The Churchman's Diary and Ecclesiastical Calendar, 1858. Entries include notations regarding L.M. lectures, 1858 series 9box 6folder 2
Thirty-two short praeludia for keyboard. By Justin Heinrich Knecht and others? Manuscript, 19 p., 5 folded leaves, 17.5 x 21 cm, undated series 9box 6folder 3
Pencil and Ink Drawings, undated series 9box 6folder 4
"Pancoasts Anatomy, Plate XVIII, Figs 6 & 7", undated series 9box 6folder 4item 1.0
"Pancoasts Anatomy, Plate XX, Fig 4", undated series 9box 6folder 4item 2.0
Note that states "Mason's hands, Marion Mason's drawings", undated series 9box 6folder 4item 3.0

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National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center. [Previously Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center].

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Separated Material

A copy of the Appendix to the Lowell Mason Papers available at Yale University Music Library Archival Collection is located in Box 1

Bibliography

Eskew, Harry and Carol A. Pemberton, "Mason, Lowell" The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, ed. S. Sadie, 2001, xvi, 31-35.

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