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C.C. Birchard Company Collection

Abstract

Title:
C.C. Birchard Company Collection
Author/Creator:
C.C. Birchard Company Collection
Collection number:
71-70-MENC
Size:
0.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1929-1936
Inclusive dates:
1928-1956
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:

The C.C. Birchard Company Collection contains materials dating between 1928 and 1956 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1929 and 1936. The collection mostly consists of The Birchard Broadsheet, the companys newsletter. Assorted publications are also included, consisting primarily of company catalogs related to different musical styles.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

C.C. Birchard Company Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/32247
Publication rights:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

C.C Birchard and Co. was founded in 1901 by Clarence C. Birchard, a music teacher and manager of various summer schools for music songbook publishers. His company specialized in the publication of music books for schools and the works of American composers. His school series, The Laurel Song Book (1901), was highly successful and set new standards in music selection and graphics. He promoted American composers, including Ives, Still, Hanson, and Copland. He was one of the founders of the Music Supervisors National Conference (MSNC) and took advantage of the community singing movement, a byproduct of the public, patriotic stirrings of World War I, to publish several related collections, of which the Twice 55 Community Songs, compiled by the MSNC, was the most successful. Birchard also promoted the use of the saxophone and published several pioneering orchestra and band method books.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The C.C. Birchard Company Collection covers the period from 1928-1956; the bulk of the materials date from 1929-1936. The collection consists of the companys bi-monthly newsletter, The Birchard Broadsheet, and assorted other publications and catalogs relating to different musical styles.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Nelson M. Jansky, May 1971. Other C.C. Birchard materials were incorporated by curatorial staff in subsequent years.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sarah Lindblom, October 2012; and Mario Perez and Wendy Bargstadt, May 2015.

Processing note:

Originally processed in 2012 by Sarah Lindblom. Further processing was completed in 2015 by Mario Perez and Wendy Bargstadt.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by John Davis, May 2015.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into one series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Publications, 1928-1956 (0.5 linear feet)

This series contains C.C. Birchard Companys bi-monthly newsletter, Birchard Broadsheet, as well as catalogs and other publications relating to different musical styles. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Birchard Broadsheet -- Vol. 1-3, 1928-1931 series 1box 1folder 1
The Birchard Broadsheet News of Music envelope series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 1, No. 1, September 1928 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 1, No. 2, November 1928 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 2, No. 2, November 1929 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 2, No. 3, January 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 3, No. 1, September 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 3, No. 2, November 1930 series 1box 1folder 1item 8.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 3, No. 3, January 1931 series 1box 1folder 1item 9.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1931 series 1box 1folder 1item 10.0
Vol. 3, Special Catholic Schools Edition series 1box 1folder 1item 11.0
Birchard Broadsheet -- Vol. 4-7, 1931-1936 series 1box 1folder 2
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 4, No. 1, September 1931 series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 4, Special Edition series 1box 1folder 2item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 5, No. 1, September 1932 series 1box 1folder 2item 3.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 6, No. 1, September 1933 series 1box 1folder 2item 5.0
Extra, Special Edition series 1box 1folder 2item 6.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 7, No. 1, September 1935 series 1box 1folder 2item 7.0
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 7, No. 2, February 1936 series 1box 1folder 2item 8.0
Birchard Broadsheet -- Vol. 8-9, 1936-1938 series 1box 1folder 3
Birchard Broadsheet Vol. 8, No. 3, November 1936 series 1box 1folder 3item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet, 1938-1939 series 1box 1folder 4
Birchard Broadsheet, October 1938 series 1box 1folder 4item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet, September 1939 series 1box 1folder 4item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet, 1939-1941 series 1box 1folder 5
Birchard Broadsheet Mid-Season Bulletin and Spring Suggestions, 1939-1940 series 1box 1folder 5item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet New Publications Fall Suggestions, 1940 series 1box 1folder 5item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet 40th Anniversary New Publications Seasonal Suggestions, 1941 series 1box 1folder 5item 3.0
Birchard Broadsheet, 1943-1950 series 1box 1folder 6
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1942 series 1box 1folder 6item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1943 series 1box 1folder 6item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1944 series 1box 1folder 6item 3.0
Birchard Broadsheet Mid-Season Issue, 1945 series 1box 1folder 6item 4.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1945 series 1box 1folder 6item 5.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1946 series 1box 1folder 6item 6.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1947 series 1box 1folder 6item 7.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1948 series 1box 1folder 6item 8.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1949 series 1box 1folder 6item 9.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1950 series 1box 1folder 6item 10.0
Birchard Broadsheet, 1951-1956 series 1box 1folder 7
Birchard Broadsheet, February 1951 series 1box 1folder 7item 1.0
Birchard Broadsheet, September 1951 series 1box 1folder 7item 2.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1952 series 1box 1folder 7item 3.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1953 series 1box 1folder 7item 4.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1954 series 1box 1folder 7item 5.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1955 series 1box 1folder 7item 6.0
Birchard Broadsheet Fall Issue, 1956 series 1box 1folder 7item 7.0
Miscellaneous Publications, 1929-1956 series 1box 1folder 8
Piano Music Pamphlet series 1box 1folder 8item 1.0
Organ Music Pamphlet series 1box 1folder 8item 2.0
Operettas and Operas Pamphlet series 1box 1folder 8item 3.0
Books on Music and Music Teaching Pamphlet series 1box 1folder 8item 4.0
Instrumental Music Catalog No. 3 series 1box 1folder 8item 5.0
Instrumental Music Sectional Catalog Number 3 from Complete Set of Eight series 1box 1folder 8item 6.0
Cantatas and Choral Specialties Pamphlet series 1box 1folder 8item 7.0
Sacred Music Anthems for Choirs and Choruses Catalog series 1box 1folder 8item 8.0
Music and Textbooks Catalog series 1box 1folder 8item 9.0
Laurel Octavo Choruses Catalog No. 2 series 1box 1folder 8item 10.0
Laurel Octavo Alphabetical Index Catalog series 1box 1folder 8item 11.0
The Toy Symphony Orchestra Catalog series 1box 1folder 8item 12.0
Complete Catalogue of Birchard School Music (1929-30) series 1box 1folder 8item 13.0
Music for Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra Catalog series 1box 1folder 8item 14.0
The Year Book Press Laurel Octavo Edition series 1box 1folder 8item 15.0
A Singing School Pink Book series 1box 1folder 8item 16.0
A Singing School Blue Book series 1box 1folder 8item 17.0

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