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The Hupert P. Henderson Collection

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Abstract

Title:
The Hupert P. Henderson Collection
Author/Creator:
Henderson, Hubert P.
Collection number:
07-100-ABA
Size:
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1964-66
Inclusive dates:
1932-1966
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:

Hubert P. Henderson directed the band program at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1955-1965. Under his leadership the program underwent a series of significant changes, including a closer association with the School of Music and the formation of the Symphonic Band. Henderson was elected to the American Bandmasters' Association (ABA) in 1961 and resigned from the association in 1968. During his membership, he was integral to the establishment of the ABA Journal, a scholarly peer-reviewed publication, and served as the first director of the ABA Research Center. He made arrangements for the 1965 ABA Conference, held in College Park. The collection contains material related to his ABA work - especially the establishment of the Journal - during his tenure at the University of Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

The Hupert P. Henderson Collection, 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. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Hubert P. Henderson was the director of the University of Maryland's band program from 1955 to 1965; he was elected a member of the American Bandmasters' Association (ABA) in 1961 and left the organization in 1968. Before arriving at the University of Maryland, Henderson graduated at the University of North Carolina in 1941, served two tours of duty in the Army Air Force, holding the position of Warrant Officer Bandleader during two years of his service. In 1954 Henderson was appointed instruction and Director of Bands at Montana State University.

Henderson became the director of bands at the University of Maryland in 1955. The position he assumed was newly created; for the previous five years Air Force Captain Robert Landers directed the University's College Park band during his off-duty hours. Before Henderson became director, the band had been administered by the Military Department. Starting in the fall of 1955, however, the band became part of the Music Department.

These administrative changes had significant ramifications for the identity of the band and Henderson, with the help of student leaders and music faculty led this difficult transition. He formed a symphonic band and required the performance of contemporary band compositions in the band's concert series. He encouraged local high school bands and band competitions at both the high school and collegiate levels.

Starting in the 1960s, Henderson became increasingly involved in the ABA. In 1964, he was appointed the first editor of the ABA Journal. That year he also participated in the creation of the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland, of which this collection is a part. The 1965 ABA Conference was held in College Park and Henderson made arrangements for conference venues and performances. His affiliation with both the University of Maryland and the ABA ended in 1968 when he began an administrative position at the University of Kentucky.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hubert P. Henderson Collection spans from 1932 - 1966, with the bulk of the materials from 1964 - 1966. The collection documents Henderson's participation in the American Bandmaster's Association (ABA) during the mid-1960s, particularly his work with the ABA Journal, the ABA Research Center, and ABA conferences.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Submitted to the ABA Research Center by Dr. Henderson in July 2006 (07-100-ABA).

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Christina Taylor Gibson, July 2008.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Mary Crauderueff, September 2008.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: ABA, null (2.50 linear feet)

This collection has one series which documents Henderson's participation in the American Bandmasters' Association (ABA) during the mid-1960s, particularly his work with the ABA Journal, the ABA Research Center, and ABA conferences. There are six subseries: ABA 1964, ABA 1964-1965, ABA 1965, ABA Convention 1965, ABA 1966, ABA Projects. A concerted effort has been made to maintain Henderson's original organizational structure. For that reason there may be some repetition of material across boxes.

Subseries 1.1: ABA 1964, 1963-1965 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence, form letters, proofs for the second issue of the ABA Journal, and various materials relating to Henderson's work with the ABA. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 2, Correspondence, 1964-1965series 1.1box 1folder 1
ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 2, Proofs, Winter, 1965series 1.1box 1folder 2
ABA Band Program, ABA Convention, 4 March, 1965series 1.1box 1folder 3
ABA Convention, 1964series 1.1box 1folder 4
ABA Research Center Report, 1964series 1.1box 1folder 5
ABA Research Center Materials, 1963-1964series 1.1box 1folder 6
ABA Loose Documents, 1964-1965series 1.1box 1folder 7
ABA Correspondence, 1965series 1.1box 1folder 8
ABA Form Letters, 1964-1965series 1.1box 1folder 9

Subseries 1.2: ABA Journal v. I, no. 1, 1964-1965 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence, submissions for the first issue of the journal, examples and articles from the first issue of the journal, and other loose documentation. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA Correspondence, 1965series 1.2box 2folder 1
Documents pertaining to ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 1, 1965series 1.2box 2folder 2
Loose Documents pertaining to ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 1, 1964series 1.2box 2folder 3
Documents pertaining to ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 1, 1964series 1.2box 2folder 4

Subseries 1.3: ABA 1965, 1964-1965 (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries consists of correspondence and related paperwork. Much of the material relates to the establishment of the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Loose Documents pertaining to ABA, 1965-1966series 1.3box 3folder 1
Herb Fred, 1964-1965series 1.3box 3folder 2
ABA Research Center Correspondence, 1964-1965series 1.3box 3folder 3
Paul Yoder, 1963-1965series 1.3box 3folder 4
Walter Volkwein, 1964-1965series 1.3box 3folder 5
Lynn Sams, 1965series 1.3box 3folder 6

Subseries 1.4: ABA Convention 1965, 1964-1965 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence, programs, photographs, and other material relating to the 1965 ABA Convention held in College Park. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Various loose documents, 1964-1965series 1.4box 4folder 1
ABA Luncheon, 1964-1965series 1.4box 4folder 2
ABA Convention, Civil War Music, 1964-1965series 1.4box 4folder 3
ABA Convention, Conductors, 1965series 1.4box 4folder 4
ABA Convention, 1965series 1.4box 4folder 5
Invitations and Acceptances to Concert, 4 March, 1965series 1.4box 4folder 6

Subseries 1.5: ABA 1966, 1963-1966 (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence, papers related to the third issue of the ABA Journal, a certificate from a plaque in Henderson's honor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and clippings. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA, 1966series 1.5box 5folder 1
Correspondence, ABA Journal vol. 1, no. 3, 1965-1966series 1.5box 5folder 2
Plaque Certificate, undatedseries 1.5box 5folder 3
Clippings, 1963-1966series 1.5box 5folder 4

Subseries 1.6: ABA Projects, 1932-1965 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains material related to the ABA Research Center including the Gilmore Collection. It also contains clippings and photographs. Original order has been maintained.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA Research Project, 1932-1963series 1.6box 6folder 1
Gilmore Collection, 1965series 1.6box 6folder 2
ABA miscellaneous, 1963series 1.6box 6folder 3
Goldman Project, 1964series 1.6box 6folder 4
General Correspondence, ABA Research Center, 1964-1965series 1.6box 6folder 5
ABA miscellaneous, 1964-1965series 1.6box 6folder 6
ABA Research Center, Projects, 1964-1965series 1.6box 6folder 7

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