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Donald McGinnis Papers

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/25668

Abstract

Title:
Donald McGinnis Papers
Author/Creator:
McGinnis, Donald
Collection number:
14-24-ABA
Size:
5.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1952-1979
Inclusive dates:
1901-2009
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. Donald McGinnis (b. 1917- ) was a prominent band director, clarinetist, flautist, teacher, and clinician through the middle of the 20th Century. After receiving his doctorate at the University of Iowa, he served as the woodwind instructor and assistant director of the Concert Band and Marching Band in 1941 at the Ohio State University. In 1952 he was promoted to be the director of the Ohio State University Concert Band, which he led to performances at Carnegie Hall and other tours. Dr. McGinnis held his position as the director of the Concert Band until he retired in 1979. The Dr. Donald McGinnis Papers covers the period from 1942-2007; the bulk of the materials date from 1952 to 1979. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including correspondence, band materials, programs, educational materials, photographs, clippings, scores and recordings related to Dr. McGinnis's work as a music educator, clarinetist, flautist, and conductor, including his work with the Ohio State University, American Band Masters Association, the Midwest Clinic, the College Band Directors National Association, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Donald McGinnis Papers, 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. 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

Dr. Donald McGinnis (b. 1917- ) was a prominent band director, clarinetist, flautist, music educator, and clinician through the middle and late parts of the 20th Century. Dr. McGinnis graduated from Oberlin Conservatory where he earned degrees in Clarinet Performance, studying with George Waln, and in Music Education. He continued his graduate study at the University of Iowa where he studied with clarinetist Himie Voxman. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Iowa, he was appointed as the woodwind instructor and assistant director of the Concert Band and Marching Band in 1941 at the Ohio State University. In 1952 he was promoted to director of the Ohio State University Concert Band; he led the group to performances at Carnegie Hall and other national tours. At OSU, Dr. McGinnis also taught clarinet and flute. Dr. McGinnis held his position as the director of the Concert Band until he retired in 1979.

Dr. McGinnis was elected into the American Bandmasters Association in 1956 and was elected president in 1978. He was granted a lifetime membership in 1999. Dr. McGinnis was also involved with the College Band Directors National Association, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Federation of Music, and as a guest conductor with other college, high school, and professional groups.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Dr. Donald McGinnis Papers covers the period from 1942 to 2007; the bulk of the materials date from 1952 to 1979. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers including correspondence, band materials, programs, educational materials, photographs, clippings, scores and recordings related to Dr. McGinnis's work as a music educator, clarinetist, flautist, and conductor, including his work with the Ohio State University, American Band Masters Association, the Midwest Clinic, the College Band Directors National Association, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The McGinnis presidential materials were part of the ABA Archives. The bulk of his personal papers were donated in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Michael Casto

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, February 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1946-2009 and undated (3 folders)

This series contains letters and emails to and from Dr. McGinnis. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence to Dr. McGinnis, 1946-1998 series 1box 1folder 1
Correspondence from Dr. McGinnis, 1954-2009 series 1box 1folder 2
Undated Correspondence, undated series 1box 1folder 3

Series 2: OSU Materials, 1964-2002 and undated (1.0 linear foot)

This series contains financial papers, band papers, band directories, programs, and information about successful alumni.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Financial Papers, 1964 series 2box 1folder 4
OSU Band Papers, undated series 2box 1folder 5
OSU Faculty Papers, 1967-1971 series 2box 1folder 6
OSU Band Alumni, 1972-1990 series 2box 1folder 7
OSU Band Directory 1 of 4, 1965-1969 series 2box 1folder 8
OSU Band Directory 2 of 4, 1970-1972 series 2box 1folder 9
OSU Band Directory 3 of 4, 1972-1975 series 2box 1folder 10
OSU Band Directory 4 of 4, 1977-1979 series 2box 1folder 11
OSU Band Programs 1 of 6, 1952-1959 series 2box 2folder 1
OSU Band Programs 2 of 6, 1960-1965 series 2box 2folder 2
OSU Band Programs 3 of 6, 1966-1969 series 2box 2folder 3
OSU Band Programs 4 of 6, 1970-1972 series 2box 2folder 4
OSU Band Programs 5 of 6, 1973-1976 series 2box 2folder 5
OSU Band Programs 6 of 6, 1977-1979 series 2box 3folder 1
OSU Programs not conducted by Dr. McGinnis, 1965, 2002 series 2box 3folder 2

Series 3: Non-OSU Programs, 1935-1999 (.5 linear feet)

This series contains programs of concerts that involved Dr. McGinnis as a conductor, clarinetist, or flautist that were not with the OSU Concert Band.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Southern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, 1979-1985 series 3box 3folder 3
Performances of McGinnis Symphony for Band, 1968-1981 series 3box 3folder 4
Navy Band Programs, 1988 series 3box 3folder 5
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Programs, 1941-1982 series 3box 3folder 6
High School Band Programs, 1965-1980 series 3box 3folder 7
Non-OSU Concert Programs, 1960-1999 series 3box 3folder 8
Mid-West Programs, 1978-1995 series 3box 3folder 9
Ceremony Programs, 1957-1995 series 3box 3folder 10
Clarinet Programs, 1941-1982 series 3box 3folder 11
Flute Programs, 1952-1994 series 3box 3folder 12
Programs when McGinnis was in High School and College, 1935-1938 series 3box 3folder 13
Other Programs, 1952-1972 series 3box 3folder 14

Series 4: Educational Materials, 1947-1985 and undated (.5 linear feet)

This series contains materials that Dr. McGinnis used as a band instructor, conducting teacher, clarinet instructor, and woodwind instructor as well as some of his personal notes and papers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
McGinnis Theory Note Book, 1952 series 4box 4folder 1
An Evolution of Textbooks used in Music Theory Instruction, 1952 series 4box 4folder 2
Music History Text Book Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1951 series 4box 4folder 3
Music History Test Book Music in the Baroque and Notes, 1951 series 4box 4folder 4
Woodwind Teaching Materials, 1957 and undated series 4box 4folder 5
Brass Teaching Materials, undated series 4box 4folder 6
Percussion Teaching Materials, undated series 4box 4folder 7
Band Teaching Materials, 1984 and undated series 4box 4folder 8
Conducting Teaching Materials, 1947-1976 and undated series 4box 4folder 9
Conducting Teaching Materials, 1971-1985 and undated series 4box 4folder 10
Clinics and Non-OSU Classes, 1962 series 4box 4folder 11

Series 5: Clippings and Magazines, 1949-2006 and undated (8 folders)

This series contains clippings and magazines about Dr. McGinnis and his work with the OSU band program and outside organizations.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1949 series 5box 5folder 1
Clippings, 1952-1958 series 5box 5folder 2
Clippings, 1960-1968 series 5box 5folder 3
Clippings, 1970-1979 series 5box 5folder 4
Clippings, 1980 series 5box 5folder 5
Clippings, 2003 series 5box 5folder 6
Clippings, undated series 5box 5folder 7
Magazines, 1953-2006 series 5box 5folder 8

Series 6: Photographs, 1944-1956 and undated (1 folder)

This series contains photographs of Dr. McGinnis, his wife, and band personnel.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photographs, 1944-1956 and undated series 6box 5folder 9

Series 7: Subject Files, 1949-1989 and undated (.25 linear feet)

This series contains papers of organizations, persons, and conferences that Dr. McGinnis was involved with outside of the Ohio State University.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
CBDNA, 1969 series 7box 5folder 10
Columbia College, 1988-1989 series 7box 5folder 11
Columbus Federation of Music, 1981 series 7box 5folder 12
Eugene Ormandy, undated series 7box 5folder 13
Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic, 1988 series 7box 5folder 14
Norfolk Country Workshop Band, 1949 series 7box 5folder 15
Southern Ohio Regional Arts Council, 1979 series 7box 5folder 16
Western Michigan University, 1980 series 7box 5folder 17

Series 8: Books, 1942-1998 and undated (.5 linear feet)

This series contains books that Dr. McGinnis used in his personal study as a band direct, clarinetist, and conducting instructor.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Books, 1942-1998 and undated series 8box 6folder 1
McElheran - Conducting Technique, 1966 series 8box 6folder 1item 1.0
Graf Modern Music, 1946 series 8box 6folder 1item 2.0
Bodegraren , Wilson The School Music Conductor, 1942 series 8box 6folder 1item 3.0
Green The Modern Conductor, 1961 series 8box 6folder 1item 4.0
Sousa Trumpet and Drum, 1954 series 8box 6folder 1item 5.0
Concertgebouw and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, undated series 8box 6folder 1item 6.0
Dart, The Interpretation of Music, 1963 series 8box 6folder 1item 7.0
Heslip, Malcolm John Philip Sousa", 1982 series 8box 6folder 1item 8.0
Gehrkens, Karl W. Essentials in Conducting, undated series 8box 6folder 1item 9.0
Pino, David The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing, 1998 series 8box 6folder 1item 10.0

Series 9: Scores, 1901-2007 and undated (2.5 linear feet)

This series contains band, clarinet, and flute scores that McGinnis used during his playing and conduction career. This series also contains the print masters and copies of the manuscripts to Dr. McGinniss Symphony for Band, Etudes for the Advanced Clarinetist and a manuscript book.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Aubert, Jacques arr. George Waln: Aria and Presto, 1 score and 1 solo part, 1941 series 9box 7folder 1
Cailliet, Lucien: Caprice Sentimental for Solo Clarinet and Piano, score and Solo Part, 1985 series 9box 7folder 2
Daprio, Domenico De: The De Caprio Clarinet Method, 1 copy, undated series 9box 7folder 3
Cragun, J. Beach: Cragun Conservatory Method for Saxophone v. III, 1 copy, 1925 series 9box 7folder 4
Gower and Voxman: Modern Method for Clarinet:, 3 copies, undated series 9box 7folder 5
Low, Floyd: Little Finger Studies for Clarinet, 1 part, 1949 series 9box 7folder 6
Manuscript book of Dr. McGinnis, undated series 9box 7folder 7
McGinnis, Donald E.; Edmund J. Siennicki: Etudes for the Advanced Clarinetist, 4 parts, undated series 9box 7folder 8
Nixon, Roger: Three Duos for C Flute and Bb Clarinet, 1 score, 1981 series 9box 7folder 9
Sarlit, Henry: Etudes Classiques pour Clarinette, 1 part, 1935 series 9box 7folder 10
Schubert, arr. Gustave Langenus: The Bee, 1 score and 1 solo part, 1950 series 9box 7folder 11
Schubert, Franz, tran. John C. Worley: Sonatina, 1 score and 1 solo part, 1950 series 9box 7folder 12
Stuart, Hugh M.: Concerto, 1 score and solo part, undated series 9box 7folder 13
arr. Stuart, Hugh M.: Famous Clarinet Favorites, 1 score and 1 solo part, undated series 9box 7folder 14
Tyndall, Robert E.: Sonotine in Eb 1 score and 1 solo part, undated series 9box 7folder 15
Voxman H., Wm. Gower: Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet vol II, 1 copy, undated series 9box 7folder 16
Voxman, H.: Selected Studies for Saxophone, 1 copy, undated series 9box 7folder 17
Voxman, H.: Selected Duets for the Clarinet, 1 copy, undated series 9box 7folder 18
Weber, Henri: Progressive Saxophone Studies in Modern Dance Rhythms 1 score, 1928 series 9box 7folder 19
Mathews, Donald E.: The Kings Pipes Flute Trio, 1 score and 3 parts, 1974 series 9box 7folder 20
Bach, J.S., arr. Lucien Cailliet: Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring, 1 score, 1962 series 9box 7folder 21
Barber, Samuel, arr. Frank M. Hudson: Overture to The School for Scandal, 1 score, 1971 series 9box 7folder 22
Beck, John M.: Pastiche, 1 score and parts, undated (written for Dr. McGinnis), undated series 9box 7folder 23
Bernstein, Leonard, tran. Ian Polster: West Side Story Symphonic Dance Music, 1 score, 1980 series 9box 7folder 24
Bernstein, Leonard, tran. Ian Polster: West Side Story Symphonic Dance Music, 4 parts, undated series 9box 7folder 25
Cichy, Roger: in Exuberant Celebration, 1 score, 2007 (Dedicated to Dr. McGinnis on his 90th Birthday), 2007 series 9box 7folder 26
Dragon, Carmen: Woodwind Kin, 24 parts 1960 (Given to McGinnis by Dragon), 1960 series 9box 8folder 1
Elwell, Herbert, arr. Robert E. Nelson: Procession, 1 score, undated series 9box 8folder 2
Elwell, Herbert, arr. Robert E. Nelson: Scherzo, 1 score, undated series 9box 8folder 3
Gimenez, G: La Boda de Luis Alonso: Intermedio 1 score and parts, undated series 9box 8folder 4
Johnson, Robert G.: Western Heritage Symphonic Poem, 1 score, 1967 series 9box 8folder 5
Leyden Norman: Concerto for Trombones, 1 score, 1966 series 9box 8folder 6
McIntosh, Ladd: Ascendancy, 1 score and parts, 1973 series 9box 8folder 7
Richens, James W.: Prelude and Dance, 1 score, 1 solo part, and parts, undated series 9box 8folder 8
Wood, Haydn: Mannin Veen Dear Isle of Man A Manx Tone Poem, 1 score, undated series 9box 8folder 9
Confrey, Zez, arr. Paul Yoder: Dizzy Fingers, 2 scores and parts, undated series 9box 9folder 1
Tuthill, Burnet: Rondo Concertante, 1 score, 2 solo parts, 1963 series 9box 9folder 2
McGinnis Symphony for Band Notes, undated series 9box 9folder 3
McGinnis, Donald: Symphony for Band, woodwind parts, undated series 9box 9folder 4
McGinnis, Donald: Symphony for Band, brass parts, undated series 9box 9folder 5
Maitland, J.A. Fuller, Squire, W. Barclay: The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, 1 copy, 1963 series 9box 9folder 6
Delius, Frederick, arr. Sir Thomas Beecham: The Walk to the Paradise Garden, 1 part, 1940 series 9box 9folder 7
Wagner, Joseph: Concerto Grosso, 2 parts, undated series 9box 9folder 8
Barber, Samuel, arr. Frank M. Hudson: Medias Meditation and Dance of Vengeance, 5 parts, undated series 9box 9folder 9
McGinnis, Donald E.: Symphony for Band, woodwind parts, 1977 series 9box 10folder 1
McGinnis, Donald E.: Symphony for Band, brass parts, 1977 series 9box 10folder 2
McGinnis, Donald E.: Symphony for Band, score, 1977 series 9box 10folder 3
McGinnis, Donald E.: Symphony for Band, score, undated series 9box 10folder 4
McGinnis, Donald E.: Symphony for Band, score, 1976 series 9box 10folder 5
Beck, John N.: Pastiche, score, Written for Dr. McGinnis, undated series 9box 11folder 1
Delmas, Marc: Fantaisie Italienne pour clarinette et Piano, score and solo part, 1939 series 9box 11folder 2
McGinnis, Donald, Edmund Siennick: Etudes for the Advanced Clarinetist, 1 score, undated series 9box 11folder 3
Hymns Orchestrated by Dr. McGinnis, 1940 series 9box 11folder 4
Mendelssohn, Felix arr. Ralph Hermonn: Allegro from Clarinet: from Violin Concerto, 1 score and parts, 1971 series 9box 11folder 5
Mozart: Minuet, undated series 9box 11folder 6
Stark Robert: Konzert for Clarinet, 1 solo part and piano score, 1901 series 9box 11folder 7

Series 10: Recordings, null (null)

This Series contains recordings of Dr. McGinnis conducting the OSU concert band as well as recordings of Dr. McGinnis performing as a clarinetist and as a flautist. Contact Curator for inventory.

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

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association Research Center; related collections include the College Band Directors National Association Archives and the Midwest Clinic Archives

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