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William H. Hill Collection

Abstract

Title:
William H. Hill Collection
Author/Creator:
Hill, William
Collection number:
12-99-ABA
Size:
42.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
undated
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 December 16, 2000. In 1977, he received the American Bandmasters Associations (ABA) Ostwald Composition Award for his work Dances Sacred and Profane, following a previous selection as runner-up in 1976. The William H. Hill Collection covers the period 1939-2001, with the bulk of the material undated. This collection consists mostly of William Hills published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and composition sketches. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, professor, and ABA member.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

William H. 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. He began studying music at age four with his mother and as a young child studied saxophone. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in 1952, Bachelor of Music in 1954, and a Masters of Arts in 1955. Concurrently, he served as a member of the 529th U.S. Air Force Band. After graduating, he worked as a woodwind instructor and Director of Bands at East Texas State University. In 1963, he left in order to pursue doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

From 1972-1982 he taught and built the music program at California State University. Hill also conducted and led band clinics internationally. In 1977, he received the American Bandmasters Associations Ostwald Composition Award for his work Dances Sacred and Profane, following a previous selection as runner-up in 1976. Hill died on December 16, 2000.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William H. Hill Collection covers the period 1939 2001, with the bulk of the material undated. This collection consists mostly of William Hills published and unpublished scores, manuscripts, and composition sketches. This collection also includes papers, correspondence, recordings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to his work as a composer, professor, and ABA member.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Dr. Richard Mayne, Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands at the School of Music of the University of Northern Colorado, and a colleague of the late William Hill, transferred the collection into the custody of Special Collections in Performing Arts in May 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Michael Casto, May 2013. Updated by Vin Novara and Pedro Gonzalez-Fernandez, October 2014.

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, 1958-1994 and undated (600+ items)

This series contains over 600 scores, manuscripts, sketches, and individual parts for compositions written by William Hill and other composers.

Subseries 1.1: Hill Scores, 1958-1994 and undated

This subseries contains scores, manuscripts, sketches, and individual parts for 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, 1958-1994 and undated

This subseries contains scores, and individual parts for 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 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 with several dates marked 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, 1958-1993 and undated (186 items)

This series contains over 150 audio and video recordings of William Hill conducting or of another group performing his music. Materials are in several formats, including vinyl records, VHS videocassettes, audiocassette, and open reel.

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.