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Ernest S. Williams Collection

Abstract

Title:
Ernest S. Williams Collection
Author/Creator:
Williams, Ernest S.
Collection number:
95-65-ABA
Size:
12.50 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1925-1948
Inclusive dates:
1917-2002
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:

Ernest S. Williams (1881-1947) was associated with many ensembles during his career as a cornetist, educator, and bandmaster. As a cornetist, he performed with the Sousa and Goldman bands and the Philadelphia Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. He founded the Ernest Williams School of Music in Brooklyn, New York in the 1920s and a summer music camp in Saugerties, New York in 1930. The Ernest S. Williams Collection consists of professional papers including photographs; published and unpublished scores; newspaper clippings; programs; correspondence; memorabilia; and sound recordings related to the Ernest Williams School of Music, the Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, and other ensembles that Williams worked with in his career as a music educator and performer. Also included in the collection are files associated with the Ernest Williams Alumni Association.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Ernest S. Williams Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3004
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

Ernest Samuel Williams was born on 27 September, 1881, in Washington, Indiana. He began playing the cornet at a very early age under the tutelage of his father. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Williams joined the Army and at the age of 18 became the bandmaster of the 161st Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Williams left the military in 1899 to pursue a performance career.

During his performance career, Williams performed with the John Philip Sousa Band in 1902 and 1903; as a soloist with the bands of Alessandro Liberati, Mace Gay, Frederick Innes, and Patrick Conway in the years that followed; as principal trumpet player with the Philadelphia Symphony under Leopold Stokowski from 1917 to 1923; and as a soloist with the Goldman Band from 1918 to 1922 during its summer series at Columbia University. Williams also found success as a conductor and led the Boston Cadet Band from 1907 through 1909.

In 1922, Williams began teaching students at his home in Brooklyn, founding the Ernest Williams School of Music. In June of 1929, following the death of Patrick Conway, Williams was appointed Dean of the Conway Military Band School, affiliated with the Ithaca Conservatory of Music. In 1931, he returned to the Ernest Williams School of Music, which lasted until 1943 when World War II took away much of the student body. He established the companion Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp in 1930, located in Saugerties, New York. Faculty members at the camp include Arthur Pryor, Arthur Brandenburg, Mayhew Lake, Erik Leidzen, Percy Grainger, Morton Gould, and Henry Cowell. The camp operated until Williams's death in 1947. In 1948, the camps main building and many of the camps records were destroyed by fire.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ernest S. Williams Collection covers the period from 1917 to 2002; the bulk of materials date from 1925-1948. The collection consists of professional papers including photographs, published and unpublished scores, newspaper clippings, programs, correspondence, memorabilia, and sound recordings related to the Ernest Williams School of Music and Band and Orchestra Camp and other ensembles that Williams worked with during his career as a music educator and performer. Also included in the collection are files associated with the Ernest Williams Alumni Association.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of John E. "Ned" Mahoney, Ernest Williams Alumni Association, 1995. The collection comprises donations from members of the Ernest Williams Alumni Association. One postcard was donated by Joanne Fate, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Vin Novara and Laura Drake, June 1995. Revised by Patrick Warfield, May 2002; Bradley Mariska, January 2004; and David Travis, August 2010.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup begun by Colleen McKnight, August 2007. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, December 2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1936-1961 and Undated (6 folders)

Series 1 contains correspondence between Williams and friends, students, musicians and business associates. Also included are correspondence from teachers and administrators from the Ernest Williams School of Music and the Music Camp.

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the correspondent's last name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Lillian Brewster, 1936-1937 series 1box 1folder 1
Mayhew "Matt" Lake, undated series 1box 1folder 2
Robert McCutchan, 1939 series 1box 1folder 3
Ernest S. Williams, 1931-1946 series 1box 1folder 4
Gladys Williams, 1947-1952 series 1box 1folder 5
Katherine Williams-Manley, 1961 series 1box 1folder 6

Series 2: Music Schools and Summer Music Camp, 1930-1946 (9 folders)

Series 2 consists of materials related to Williams's career as a teacher and contains brochures, advertisements, and documents related to the Ithaca Military Band School and Ithaca Conservatory, the Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, and the Ernest Williams School of Music.

These materials are arranged by school.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Ithaca Military School and Ithaca Conservatory, 1930-1931 and undated series 2box 1folder 7
Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp: Advertisements, 1935-1939 and undated series 2box 1folder 8
Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp: Brochures, 1930-1946 series 2box 1folder 9
Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp: School Records, 1935-1941 and undated series 2box 1folder 10
Ernest Williams School of Music: Advertisements, 1936-1938 and undated series 2box 1folder 11
Ernest Williams School of Music: Brochures, 1934-1942 and undated series 2box 1folder 12
Ernest Williams School of Music: School Documents, 1932-1939 series 2box 1folder 13
Ernest Williams School of Music: Programs for Commencement Exercises, 1934-1942 series 2box 1folder 14
Ernest Williams School of Music: Autograph Sheet, undated series 2box 1folder 15

Series 3: Programs, 1918-1983 (6 folders)

Series 3 consists of programs from ensembles conducted by Williams or his former students and from events honoring Williams. This series contains programs from the New York Military Band; the Ithaca Military Band School; concerts and recitals from the Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp and the Ernest Williams School of Music; the Kismet Temple Band of Brooklyn; as well as programs with Williams as a guest conductor and a 100th birthday concert given by the United States Army Concert Band "Pershing's Own."

The programs are arranged by school, ensemble, or event.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
New York Military Band, 1918 series 3box 1folder 16
Ithaca Conservatory and Military Band School, 1930-1931 series 3box 1folder 17
Kismet Temple Band, 1927-1935 series 3box 1folder 18
Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, 1931-1943 series 3box 2folder 1
Ernest Williams School of Music, 1931-1941 series 3box 2folder 2
New York University Symphonic Band, 1935-1937 series 3box 2folder 3
Ernest Williams as a Guest Conductor, 1936-1939 series 3box 2folder 4
Ernest Williams School Alumni as Conductors, 1934-1940 series 3box 2folder 5
Concerts in Honor of Ernest Williams, 1981-1983 series 3box 2folder 6

Series 4: Summer Camp Newspapers, 1936-1938 and undated (4 folders)

Series 4 contains newspapers from the Ernest Williams Band and Orchestra Camp.

The newspapers are arranged by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, 1936 series 4box 2folder 7
The Camp Musician, 1937 series 4box 2folder 8
Overtones, 1937-1938 series 4box 2folder 9
News and Notes for Music Folks, undated series 4box 2folder 10

Series 5: Publications, 1925-1980 and undated (2.25 linear feet)

Series 5 contains publications by or related to Ernest Williams. These publications are organized by type: Catalogs and Music Scores (sorted into: marching band, solo/small ensemble, concert band, methods, proof sheets, and manuscripts.)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Music Catalogs, undated series 5box 3folder 1
Williams, Ernest S. The Noble Commander March. N.d. New York: Carl Fisher, 1925. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 2
Lake, Mayhew. The Ernest Williams Band School March. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1932. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 3
Williams, Ernest S. March "Moderne." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 4
Williams, Ernest S. The Gallantries. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 5
Williams, Ernest S. Con. Dykeman's March. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1942. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 6
Williams, Ernest S. The Three Blujeackets. N.d. New York: Ernest S. Williams School of Music, 1942. Print. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 7
Williams, Ernest S. The Captivator/Bedford. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1941. Print. Ernest S. Williams Two-in-One Series. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 8
Williams, Ernest S. March "Moderne"/Neoteric March. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1942. Print. Ernest S. Williams Two-in-One Series. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 9
Williams, Ernest S. The Noble Commander March/Con. Dykeman's March. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1925. Print. Ernest S. Williams Two-in-One Series. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 10
Lake, Mayhew. "The Chief" (Ernest Williams March). N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1932. Print. Ernest S. Williams Two-in-One Series. -- Williams, Ernest S. The Gallantries. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1941. Print. Ernest S. Williams Two-in-One Series. (Marching Band Parts) series 5box 3folder 11
Williams, Ernest S. Con. Dykeman's March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1923. Print. (Piano) series 5box 3folder 12
Williams, Ernest S. The Captivator (March). N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1924. Print. (Piano) series 5box 3folder 13
Williams, Ernest S. The Noble Commanders March. N.d. New York: Carl Fischer, 1925. Print. (Piano) series 5box 3folder 14
Smith, Leonard B. Spanish Caprice. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) Note: score is signed by composer. series 5box 3folder 15
Williams, Ernest S. Capriccio "Onteora." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 16
Williams, Ernest S. Waltz Caprice "Tahoe Charms." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 17
Rogers, Walter B. Concert Waltz "Lulle." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 18
Rogers, Walter B. War Song with variations (also known as the "Columbian Fantasy"). N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 19
Rogers, Walter B. "The Harp of Tara" Irish Fantasie. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 20
Williams, Ernest S. Rondo Concertante. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 21
Williams, Ernest S. Fantasie "Auld Lang Syne." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 22
Williams, Ernest S. Orion. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1937. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 23
Williams, Ernest S. The Triumvirate. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1937. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 24
Rogers, Walter B. Minnehaha Waltz. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 25
Rogers, Walter B. Land of the Free. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 26
Williams, Ernest S. Fascination. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 27
Williams, Ernest S. Prelude and Scherzo. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 28
Clarke, Herbert L. King Neptune. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 3folder 29
Rogers, Walter B. Lasca. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 30
Rogers, Walter B. In Dixie. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 31
Williams, Ernest S. The Three Bluejackets. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1942. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 32
Williams, Ernest S. and Walter Rogers. "Five" Top Brass Trios. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1942. Print. (Cornet Trio with Piano) series 5box 3folder 33
Williams, Ernest S. Little Classics. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1946. Print. (Cornet) series 5box 3folder 34
Williams, Ernest S. Concertone. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 1
Williams, Ernest S. Sarabande and Bourrie. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 2
Williams, Ernest S. Wyalusing Polka. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 3
Williams, Ernest S. Third Concertino. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 4
Williams, Ernest S. Cornet Duets. N.d. New York: Edwin D. Morris, 1954. Print. (Cornet Duo) series 5box 4folder 5
Williams, Ernest S. Chemung Rondino. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 6
Williams, Ernest S. Chenango Schottische. N.d. New York: Edwin H. Morris, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 7
Williams, Ernest S. Winema Waltz. N.d. New York: Edwin H. Morris, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 8
Williams, Ernest S. Osseo Fantasia. N.d. New York: Edwin H. Morris, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 9
Williams, Ernest S. Temecula Waltz. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 10
Williams, Ernest S. The Catskills Polka. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1946. Print. Little Classics for Cornet. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 11
Williams, Ernest S. Waltz Caprice "Tahoe Charms." N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 12
Williams, Ernest S. Sonata for piano and cornet. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1942. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 13
Williams, Ernest S. Concerto No.1 for cornet and piano. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1936. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 14
Williams, Ernest S. Concerto No.6 for cornet and piano. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 15
Williams, Ernest S. Fifth Concerto for cornet. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1938. Print. (Cornet and Piano) series 5box 4folder 16
Williams, Ernest S. 'Lulle' Concert Waltz. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1936. Print. (Cornet or Baritone and Piano) series 5box 4folder 17
Williams, Ernest S. Bolero. N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1937. Print. (Cornet quartette) series 5box 4folder 18
Williams, Ernest S. Symphony in C Minor. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Symphonic Band: score and parts) series 5box 4folder 19
Williams, Ernest S. Revolutionary Fantasy. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1939. Print. (Symphonic Band: score and parts) series 5box 4folder 20
Williams, Ernest S. The Three Bluejackets. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1942. Print. (Band parts) series 5box 5folder 1
Williams, Ernest S. Hall of Fame, symphonic march. (Unpublished manuscript: band parts) series 5box 5folder 2
Williams, Ernest S. Symphony in C minor, second movement (larghetto). N.d. New York: Charles Colin, 1938. Print. (Symphonic Band: score and parts) series 5box 5folder 3
Williams, Ernest S. Symphony in C minor, first movement. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Conductor's score) series 5box 5folder 4
Williams, Ernest S. America. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1941. Print. (Orchestra: full score) series 5box 5folder 5
Williams, Ernest S. Symphony in C Minor. N.d. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. Print. (Symphonic Band: full score) series 5box 5folder 6
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. New York: Charles Colin, 1936. series 5box 5folder 7
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. series 5box 5folder 8
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. Volume II. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1936. series 5box 6folder 1
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. Volume III. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1937. series 5box 6folder 2
Williams, Ernest S. Modern Method for Trumpet or Cornet. Revised and Expanded. New York: Charles Colin, 1961. series 5box 6folder 3
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. Volume I. New York: Charles Colin, 1936. series 5box 6folder 4
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for cornet or trumpet. Volume I: Piano Accompaniment. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1937. series 5box 6folder 5
Williams, Ernest S. The Ernest S. Williams Modern Method for Transposition as it applies to the B-flat trumpet. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1938. series 5box 6folder 6
Williams, Ernest S. Supplementary Studies for Advanced Students of the trumpet or cornet. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1943. series 5box 6folder 7
Williams, Ernest S. The Secret of Technique-Preservation for trumpeters and cornetists. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1946. series 5box 6folder 8
The Best of Ernest S. Williams. New York: Charles Colin, 1980. series 5box 6folder 9
Williams, Ernest S. America. New York: Ernest Williams School of Music, 1940. Print. (Mixed Voices and Organ) series 5box 6folder 10
Proof sheet for "Neoteric March" by Ernest S. Williams series 5box 6folder 11
Proof sheets for "Sonata" by Ernest S. Williams series 5box 6folder 12
Manuscript Encore Arrangements by Katherine Williams (Note: This series contains further oversize materials that are housed in Box 13.) series 5box 6folder 13
"Hudson River Overture" by Ernest S. Williams; Arranged by Ray Huston (Oversize), undated series 5box 13folder 1
"The Three Bluejackets" by Ernest S. Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen (Oversize), undated series 5box 13folder 2
"Con. Dykeman's March" by Ernest S. Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen (Oversize), undated series 5box 13folder 3
Bagley, E. E. National Emblem Song. N.d. Boston: Ernest S. Williams, 1908. Print. (Piano) (Oversize) series 5box 13folder 4
"Just for Fun" by Victor Herbert (Oversize), undated series 5box 13folder 5
The Three Bluejackets, by Ernest Williams, 1942 series 5box 14folder 1
The Catskills Overture, by Ernest Williams, 1947 series 5box 14folder 2
Revolutionary Fantasy, from the Opera Rip van Winkle, Conductor Score, by Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, 1940 series 5box 14folder 3
Con. Dykmans March, Conductor Score, by Ernest Williams, undated series 5box 14folder 4
Larghetto, Mvmt. 2, from Symphony in C Minor, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, 1941 series 5box 14folder 5
Rip van Winkle, Act 1, No. 1, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 6
Rip van Winkle, Act 1, No. 2, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 7
Rip van Winkle, Act 1, No. 3, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 8
Rip van Winkle, Act 2, No. 1, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 9
Rip van Winkle, Act 2, No. 2, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 10
Rip van Winkle, Act 2, No. 3, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 11
Rip van Winkle, Act 2, No. 4, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 12
Rip van Winkle, Act 2, No. 6, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 13
Rip van Winkle, Act 3, No. 1-2, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 14
Rip van Winkle, Act 3, No. 3, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 15
Rip van Winkle, Act 3, No. 4, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 16
Rip van Winkle, Act 3, No. 5, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 17
Rip van Winkle, Flute 1 and 2, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 18
Rip van Winkle, Oboe, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 14folder 19
Rip van Winkle, english Horn, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 1
Rip van Winkle, Clarinets, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 2
Rip van Winkle, Bassoons, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 3
Rip van Winkle, Piccolo, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 4
Rip van Winkle, Horns, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 5
Rip van Winkle, Trumpets, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 6
Rip van Winkle, Trombones, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 7
Rip van Winkle, Tuba, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 8
Rip van Winkle, Percussion, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 9
Rip van Winkle, 1st Violin, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 15folder 10
Rip van Winkle, 2nd Violin, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 1
Rip van Winkle, Viola, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 2
Rip van Winkle, Cello, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 3
Rip van Winkle, Bass, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 4
Rip van Winkle, Full Wind Score, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 5
Rip van Winkle, Full Brass/Percussion Score, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 6
Rip van Winkle, Solo Vocal Parts, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 7
Rip van Winkle, Chorus Parts and Program, Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 8
Rip van Winkle, Full Score Prelude (Xerox Copy), Ernest Williams; Arranged by Erik Leidzen, undated series 5box 16folder 9

Series 6: Biographical Materials, 1917-1983 and undated (4 folders)

Series 6 contains biographical materials about Williams, including advertisements of endorsements by Williams; personnel lists for the Philadelphia Orchestra; excerpts from the New York University and Julliard School of Music Faculty Directories; and several articles.

This series is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographic Articles, 1917-1964 and undated series 6box 7folder 1
Endorsements by Williams, undated series 6box 7folder 2
National Band Association Hall of Fame Nomination (This series contains further oversize materials that are housed in SCPA Map Case 1, Drawer 2.), 1961 series 6box 7folder 3

Series 7: News Clippings, 1921-1981 (1 folder)

Series 7I contains news clippings about Ernest Williams, Katherine Williams-Manley, the Williams Schools, and Williams's students.

The clippings are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Newspaper Clippings, 1921-1981 series 7box 7folder 4

Series 8: Photographs, 1929-1938 and undated (2.0 linear feet)

Series 8 contains photographs of Williams, his students, family and friends, the schools and the faculty, and the ensembles he directed. There are also photographs that have been signed by Percy Grainger, Georges Barrère, Frank Elsass, Mayhew Lake, and Frank Fischer.

The series is contained in photo albums and one folder of oversize and loose photographs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Williams Band and Orchestra Camp Photo Album (small), undated series 8box 8folder 1
Photo Album, undated series 8box 8folder 2
Photograph of Cecil Jacobson, undated series 8box 8folder 3
Photograph of Leonard Maretto, Madaline Bogle, and Donald Jacoby, undated series 8box 8folder 4
Photograph of William Method Book and horn, undated series 8box 8folder 5
Williams Band and Orchestra Camp Photo album (large), undated series 8box 9folder 1
Ernest S. Williams image and product endorsement on postcard, ca. 1907-1909 series 8box 9folder 2
Ernest S. Williams image on photographic printing block, undated series 8box 10folder 1
Photocopy reproductions of photo album (Box 8, Folder 1), undated series 8box 10folder 2
Photocopy reproductions of photo album (Box 9, Folder 1), undated series 8box 10folder 3
Photocopy reproductions of photo album (Box 8, Folder 2), undated series 8box 10folder 4
Xerox copies of photos to go in case w/ t-shirt, undated series 8box 10folder 5
Rankin & Williams cornetists, undated series 8box 10folder 6
Reunion Photographs, undated series 8box 10folder 7
Oversize and Loose Photos, 1929-1938 and undated series 8box 10folder 8

Series 9: Memorabilia, 1934-1948 and undated (2.0 linear feet)

Series 9 contains various print materials related to Williams, the Williams Schools and his students. This series contains Williams's trumpet.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
T-shirt from Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, undated series 9box 11folder 1
Pin from Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, circa 1946 series 9box 11folder 2
Medal from Williams Band and Orchestra Camp presented to Lena Hartzell, 1942 series 9box 11folder 3
Writings, Cards, Mementos, and Menus (This series contains further oversize materials (Box 13, Map Case 1 - Drawer 2).), 1937-1941 and undated series 9box 11folder 4
Advertisement for Ernest Williams concert band, 1934 series 9box 13folder 6
Ray Crisara's Phi Mu Alpha Pledge Card, undated series 9box 13folder 7
Cover of Etude magazine with a photo from Williams Band and Orchestra Camp, 1941 series 9box 13folder 8
Retrieved Music from the fire in Saugerties, 1948 and undated series 9box 13folder 9
Scrapbook Pages, 1935-1942 series 9box 13folder 10
Ernest Williams's Trumpet; Conn N.Y. Symphony Model 2B, serial #300376, manufactured 1935 series 9box 17folder 1
Diploma from the Ernest Williams School of Music presented to John Edward Mahoney (Locted in Map Case 1, Drawer 2), 1934 series 9box 18folder 1
National Band Association Hall of Fame Certificate (Locted in Map Case 1, Drawer 2), 1983 series 9box 18folder 2

Series 10: Ernest Williams Alumni Association, 1956-2002 and undated (8 folders)

Series 10 contains newsletters and photographs related to the members and activities of the Ernest Williams Alumni Association.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"The Chief", 1957 series 10box 12folder 1
Reunions, 1956-1992 series 10box 12folder 2
Reunion Photographs (removed to box 10), undated series 10box 12folder 3
Program from 1991 International Trumpet Guild Conference, 1991 series 10box 12folder 4
Video and Audio Cassette from Ernest S. Williams Collection Ceremony, 1995 series 10box 12folder 5
Alumni Directory, 1982, 1992, 2002 series 10box 12folder 6
"A Tribute to Ernest Williams" Program, 1995 series 10box 12folder 7
Phi Mu Alpha fraternity paddle register of signatures, undated series 10box 12folder 8

Series 11: Sound Recordings, 1981 (1 folder)

Series 11 contains cassette recordings of performances in Williams's honor on audio cassette format at the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Williams's birthday.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"100th Anniversary of the Birth of Ernest S. Williams", 1981 series 11box 12folder 9

Series 12: Oral History, 1990-1992 (3 folders)

Series 12 contains recordings of interviews of Williams Alumni pertaining to their memories of Williams and the history of the Williams schools.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Chase, Crisara, and Mitchell, 1990-1991 series 12box 12folder 10
Mahoney and Smith, 1990-1992 series 12box 12folder 11
Williams School Reunion, 1991 series 12box 12folder 12

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