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Earl Slocum Collection

Abstract

Title:
Earl Slocum Collection
Author/Creator:
Slocum, Earl
Collection number:
86-40-ABA, 86-55-ABA, 87-63-ABA
Size:
5.00 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
ca.1919-1990
Inclusive dates:
1875-1990
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:

Dr. Earl A. Slocum was born near Concord, Michigan and became the first male student to graduate from Albion College with a public school music certificate. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, Slocum took a position as director of bands at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra. He remained at the University until his retirement in 1967. Dr. Slocum was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1941, and was elected President in 1962. He is also known for his transcriptions for concert band. This collection consists of photographs, scores, memorabilia, and scrapbooks collected by Dr. Slocum.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Earl Slocum Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3003
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

Dr. Earl A. Slocum (1902-1994) was born near Concord, Michigan on June 17, 1902. He graduated from Albion, Michigan public schools in 1921. After beginning a degree in engineering, Dr. Slocum changed his major and became the first male student to graduate from Albion College with a public school music certificate. After teaching in Detroit, Dr. Slocum married Beatrice Watson and took a new teaching assignment in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1931, Dr. Slocum earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan. He then took a position as director of bands at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra. He remained at the University until his retirement in 1967, when he moved to DeLand, Florida where he served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Stetson School of Music. He received a Master of Music degree from the University Michigan in 1936, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Albion College in 1960. Dr. Slocum was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1941, and was elected President in 1962. He died in 1994. He is best remembered for his transcriptions for concert band.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Earl Slocum collection covers the period from 1875 to 1990. The collection consists of photographs, scores, memorabilia, and scrapbooks collected by Dr. Slocum.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Earl Slocum had sent materials to the American Bandmasters Association Research Center several times throughout his career. In his last will and testament he left his remaining scrapbooks, and published and unpublished band and orchestra music and scores to the American Bandmasters Association.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Sally Roberts, July 2007

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, August 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1933-1990 (30 Items)

This series contains approximately thirty letters spanning from 1933 to 1990, arranged chronologically. They include correspondence from the University of North Carolina, ABA members, and Andy Griffith, a student of Dr. Slocum.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Accessions Information, ca.1987-1990 series 1box 1folder 1
Correspondence, 1933-1990 series 1box 1folder 2

Series 2: Photos, 1923-1985, and undated (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains approximately fifty photographs, spanning from 1923 to 1985, unarranged. They include photos of bands Dr. Slocum participated in and conducted, ABA conventions, and portraits.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos- Information, undated series 2box 1folder 3
Photos, 1923-1985 series 2box 1folder 4
Photos-Photograph 13 (Oversize), undated series 2box 10folder 1
Photos- Photograph 18 (Oversize), undated series 2box 10folder 2
Photos- Photograph, Al Sweets White House Band (Oversize), 1923 series 2box 10folder 3

Series 3: Writings, 1919-1986, and undated (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains magazines, articles and an essay, spanning from 1919 to 1986, arranged by type of material. They include The Albion High School Breeze, which Dr. Slocum served as advertising manager, concert programs, and a copied essay used by Dr. Slocum.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Writings- Albion High School Breeze, 1919-1921 series 3box 1folder 5
Writings- Programs, 1926-1986 series 3box 1folder 6
Writings- Alumni Magazines, 1960, 1977 series 3box 1folder 7
Essay on The Fugue: Subject and Answer, The Exposition, The Development, undated series 3box 1folder 8

Series 4: Arrangements, 1977, and undated (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains nine arrangements by Dr. Slocum, undated, arranged alphabetically. They include band arrangements of orchestra works and arrangements of school songs at the University of North Carolina.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Arrangements- Elgar. Enigma Variations, (2 copies), undated series 4box 2folder 1
Arrangements- The Night Before Christmas, UNC Band Show, undated series 4box 2folder 2
Arrangements- Franck. Prelude from Prelude, Fugue, Variations, undated series 4box 2folder 3
Arrangements- Jarnefelt. Praeludium, undated series 4box 2folder 4
Arrangements- Newman. An American Tragedy, undated series 4box 2folder 5
Arrangements- Saint- Saens. Symphony No. 3: Finale, undated series 4box 2folder 6
Arrangements- Smetana. Vysehrad, undated series 4box 2folder 7
Arrangements- Various. Songs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977 series 4box 2folder 8

Series 5: Music Books, 1875-1890 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains sixteen music books collected by Dr. Slocum, spanning from 1875 to 1890, arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Music Books- Shane and Davis Quadrille Band: Cornet, 1875 series 5box 3folder 1
Music Books- Shane and Davis Quadrille Band: Bass, 1875 series 5box 3folder 2
Music Books- Shane and Davis Quadrille Band: Violin, 1875 series 5box 3folder 3
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: Piano, 1882 series 5box 3folder 4
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: First Violin, 1882 series 5box 3folder 5
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: Second Violin, 1882 series 5box 3folder 6
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: Clarinet, 1882 series 5box 3folder 7
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: Cornet, 1882 series 5box 3folder 8
Music Books- White's Ball Room Orchestra, Vol. II: Bass, 1882 series 5box 3folder 9
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra: 1st Violin, 1890 series 5box 4folder 1
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra:1st Clarinet, 1890 series 5box 4folder 2
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra: "Drums", 1890 series 5box 4folder 3
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra: "Bass", 1890 series 5box 4folder 4
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra: 1st Cornet, 1890 series 5box 4folder 5
Music Books- Roger's Orchestra: "Trombone", 1890 series 5box 4folder 6
Music Books- Cornet Book, undated series 5box 4folder 7

Series 6: Original Works, Undated (0.50 Liinear Feet)

This series contains three items composed by Dr. Slocum, all undated, unarranged. They include a manuscript and a copy of his Method for Flute and a Flute and Clarinet Duet.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Original Works- The Slocum Method For Flute (manuscript), undated series 6box 4folder 8
Original Works- The Slocum Method For Flute (copy), undated series 6box 4folder 9
Original Works- Flute-Clar. Duet, undated series 6box 4folder 10

Series 7: Memorabilia, 1924-1988 (0.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains thirty items collected by Dr. Slocum, spanning from 1924 to 1988, unarranged. They include diplomas from The University of Michigan and Albion College, items from various fraternities, and certificates of membership from the American Bandmasters Association.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Memorabilia- Appreciation Plaque, Stetson University, 1988 series 7box 5folder 1
Memorabilia- Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music, Albion College, 1960 series 7box 5folder 2
Memorabilia- Letter and picture from Albion College, undated series 7box 5folder 3
Memorabilia- State of Michigan Teachers' Certificate, Albion College, 1924 series 7box 5folder 4
Memorabilia- Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, 1931 series 7box 5folder 5
Memorabilia- Alpha Rho Chapter, Sinfonia Fraternity, 1934 series 7box 5folder 6
Memorabilia- Master of Music, University of Michigan, 1936 series 7box 5folder 7
Memorabilia- Active Member, American Bandmasters Association, 1942 series 7box 5folder 8
Memorabilia- Chi Chapter, Pi Kappa Lambda, 1945 series 7box 5folder 9
Memorabilia- American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1963 series 7box 5folder 10
Memorabilia- Alpha Rho Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 1964 series 7box 5folder 11
Memorabilia- Tar Heel Marching Band, 1967 series 7box 5folder 12
Memorabilia- Life Loyal Sig, 1975 series 7box 5folder 13
Memorabilia- Certificate, Crossed the Dateline, 1978 series 7box 5folder 14
Memorabilia- Certificate of Recognition, Stetson University, 1980 series 7box 5folder 15
Memorabilia- Certificate of Appreciation, United States Army Field Band, 1982 series 7box 5folder 16
Memorabilia- Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation, 1982 series 7box 5folder 17
Memorabilia- Honorary Life Member, American Bandmasters Association, 1986 series 7box 5folder 18
Memorabilia- Life Membership, North Carolina Music Educators Association, 1987 series 7box 5folder 19
Memorabilia- Stockwell Society, Albion College, 1988 series 7box 5folder 20
Memorabilia- Certificate of Appreciation, Florida Department of Education, 1988 series 7box 5folder 21
Memorabilia- Proclamation of Earl Slocum Day, City of DeLand, Florida, 1988 series 7box 5folder 22
Memorabilia- Award, Florida Music Educators Association, 1988 series 7box 5folder 23
Memorabilia- Honorary Membership, Florida Bandmasters Association, 1988 series 7box 5folder 24
Memorabilia- Semi-Century Sig, Sigma Chi Fraternity, undated series 7box 5folder 25
Memorabilia- Presidents Plaque, American Bandmasters Association, 1963 series 7box 5folder 26
Memorabilia- Award of Demerit, ABA Band, undated series 7box 5folder 27
Memorabilia- Newspaper Photograph, undated series 7box 5folder 28
Memorabilia- Newspaper Clipping, undated series 7box 5folder 29
Oversize- Memorabilia- Certificate of Retirement, State of North Carolina, 1967 series 7box 10folder 1
Oversize- Memorabilia- Poster, University Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina, undated series 7box 10folder 2
Memorabilia- E. F. Goldman Award, 1988 series 7box 11folder 1

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1920-1973 (1.50 Linear Feet)

This series contains eight scrapbooks of material relating to Dr. Slocum, spanning from 1930 to 1973, arranged chronologically. They include a scrapbook made by the University of North Carolina Band and a scrapbook from the 1963 ABA Convention.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Scrapbook, 1930-33 series 8box 6folder 1
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1930-33 series 8box 6folder 2
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1933 series 8box 6folder 3
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1940-52 series 8box 6folder 4
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1953-63 series 8box 6folder 5
Scrapbook- ABA Convention, 1963 series 8box 6folder 6
Scrapbook- ABA Convention (preservation copy), 1963 series 8box 6folder 7
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1963-68 series 8box 6folder 8
Scrapbook (preservation copy), 1970-73 series 8box 6folder 9
Scrapbooks- UNC Band, 1956-1957 series 8box 7folder 1
Scrapbooks- UNC Band (preservation copy), 1956-1957 series 8box 7folder 2
Scrapbooks (preservation copy in box 6), 1953-1963 series 8box 8folder 1
Scrapbooks (preservation copy in box 6), 1970-1973 series 8box 8folder 2
Scrapbooks (preservation copy in box 6) (Oversize), 1933 series 8box 9folder 1
Scrapbooks (preservation copy in box 6) (Oversize), 1940-1952 series 8box 9folder 2
Scrapbooks (preservation copy in box 6) (Oversize), 1963-68 series 8box 10folder 1

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