ArchiveUM
University LibrariesDigital CollectionsHomeCatalogResearch PortAsk us!Archives UM HomeSpecial CollectionsSearchAbout Archives UMHelpHow Do I...?Site Index A-ZSearch

William Hill Collection

Abstract

Title:
William Hill Collection
Author/Creator:
Hill, William
Collection number:
12-99-ABA
Size:
42.5 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1939-2001
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:

William H. Hill was born on December 27, 1930 in Paris, Texas and died in 2000. He began studying music with his mother at age four and as a young child began studying saxophone. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1952 and received Masters of Arts degree in 1955. After graduating, he worked as a woodwind instructor and director of bands at East Texas State University. In 1963, he left his teaching position in order to pursue his Ph.D. at UCLA. While at UCLA he taught saxophone and conducted bands at Arizona State University. From 1972-1982 he taught and built the music program at California State University. While teaching, he also conducted and led band clinics through the world. In 1977 he received the Ostwald Composition Award for his composition Dances Sacred and Profane after being selected as a runner-up in 1976. The William H Hill Collection covers a period of time from 1952-200 with the bulk of the material being undated. This collection consists of mostly published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and sketches of William H Hills compositions. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, pictures and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, a professor, and a member of the ABA.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

William Hill Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/20845
Publication rights:

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

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

William H Hill was born on December 27, 1930 in Paris, Texas and died in 2000. He began studying music with his mother at age four and as a young child began studying saxophone. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1952 and received Masters of Arts degree in 1955. After graduating, he worked as a woodwind instructor and director of bands at East Texas State University. In 1963, he left his teaching position in order to pursue his PhD. at UCLA. While at UCLA he taught saxophone and conducted bands at Arizona State University.

From 1972-1982 he taught and built the music program at California State University. While teaching, he also conducted and led band clinics through the world. In 1977 he received the Ostwald Composition Award for his composition Dances Sacred and Profane after being selected as a runner-up in 1976.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William H Hill Collection covers a period of time from 1952-200 with the bulk of the material being undated. This collection consists of mostly published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and sketches of William H Hills compositions. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, pictures and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, a professor, and a member of the ABA.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred to Special Collections in Performing Arts in May of 2012 from the University of Northern Colorado.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Michael Casto, May 2013.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access by Amanda May, May 2013 and Nicole Horstman, September 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Scores, undated (600+ items)

This series contains over 600 scores, manuscripts, sketches, and parts of compositions written by William Hill and other composers. An inventory is available in the SCPA Scores Database and is accessible upon request.

Subseries 1.1: Hill Scores, null

This subseries contains scores, manuscripts, sketches, and parts of compositions written by William Hill.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 1.2: Non-Hill Scores, null

This subseries contains scores, and parts of compositions marked by William Hill or written by other composers for him.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 2: Textual Materials, 1939-2001 and undated (1.5 linear feet)

This series contains various personal documents in the Hill Collection including biographies, correspondence, programs, educational materials, notes, photographs, clippings, awards, brochures, pamphlets, score covers, publications, articles, song lyrics, music inventories, religious materials, posters, and a calendar from 1994.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
William H Hill Biography, undated series 2box 56folder 1
Correspondence, 1970-1990 and undated series 2box 56folder 2
Programs, 1939, 1973-2001 series 2box 56folder 3
Educational Materials, 1975-1993 and undated series 2box 56folder 4
Notes, 1997 and undated series 2box 56folder 5
Photographs, undated series 2box 56folder 6
clippings, 1977, 1982 and undated series 2box 56folder 7
Awards, 1978-1989 series 2box 56folder 8
Brochures and Pamphlets, 1983 and undated series 2box 56folder 9
Score Covers, undated series 2box 56folder 10
Publications and Articles, 1941-1945 and undated series 2box 56folder 11
Song Lyrics, undated series 2box 56folder 12
Music Inventory, 1993 series 2box 56folder 13
Textual Materials series 2box 57folder 1
Californias Mission San Luis Rey, undated series 2box 57folder 1item 1.0
First Church of Paris: First United Methodist Church by Frances Arnold Ellis and Skipper Steely, 1985 series 2box 57folder 1item 2.0
Holy Bible: Red Letter Edition, undated series 2box 57folder 1item 3.0
Holy Bible- Mrs. Joe W. Hill, 1927 series 2box 57folder 1item 4.0
Holy Bible- Mrs. Joe Tom Hill, 1965 series 2box 57folder 1item 5.0
St Joseph Daily Missal, 1950 series 2box 57folder 1item 6.0
Holy Bible Mrs. Joe W. Hill, 1954 series 2box 57folder 1item 7.0
Bookmark, undated series 2box 57folder 1item 8.0
Holy cards and Bible pages, undated series 2box 57folder 2

Series 3: Audio and Visual Materials, undated (186 items)

This series contains over 150 recordings and videos of William Hill conducting a group or of another group performing his music. Materials are in several formats, including vinyl records, VHS tapes, audio cassette and reel to reel. An inventory is available in the SCPA Recordings Database and is accessible upon request.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Hill Score Folder Posters, undated series 3box 6folder 1
23rd Annual ABA Ostwsld poster, 1978 series 3box 6folder 2
Hill Portrait, undated series 3box 6folder 3
Photograph Carl Baldwin, 1963 series 3box 6folder 4
Hill Calendar, 1994 series 3box 6folder 5
Hill Calendar, 1989 and undated series 3box 6folder 6

Related Material

The William Hill Collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.