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University Archives and History

Performing Arts Collections

The performing arts collections showcase materials related to all aspects of the performing arts--particularly in the areas of theatre and mucic performance--culled from multiple collections belonging to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and the UNCG University Libraries. These collections include sheet music, playbills and programs, photographs and postcards, correspondence, and many other documents.

 

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Bernard Greenhouse Collection
The digital collection was curated to reflect the contents of oral history interviews conducted with Greenhouse in July 2009. Items were selected for inclusion based upon copyright limitations and particular events, titles, composers, and recordings mentioned specifically by Greenhouse during the interviews. While the entire Greenhouse collection includes manuscript scores, articles, pictures, news clippings, and other ephemera, the digital collection focuses exclusively on concert programs, musical scores, and LP record covers in order to highlight the depth and breadth of Greenhouse’s performance and teaching career.

 

Department of Theatre Records
The Department of Theatre, though officially established in 2000, has been a part of the UNCG curriculum since the school's earliest days when classes in vocal music and elocution were offered. This ddigital collection includes programs and other materials related to on-campus performances between 1897 and 1963 by the Department of Theatre and its predecessors, including the Corinthian, Adelphian, and Dikean Literary Societies.


Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection
The collection contains broadsides, playbills, programs, autographs, correspondence of theatrical figures, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and many other miscellaneous items pertaining to the illustrious personages of the performance arts of the 19th and 20th centuries in both the United States and Europe. Also included are nearly five hundred public domain pieces of sheet music associated with stage musicals.

 

Harold Schiffman Archive
The collection contains approximately one hundred scores of music written by Harold Schiffman from 1944 to 2009. They include orchestral works, ensemble works, piano, harp, and harpsichord pieces, vocal works and songs, and chamber works.

 

Egon Wellesz Contemporary Music Collection
The Egon Wellesz Contemporary Music Collection consists of music scores, books, programs, correspondence, and other documents originally owned by composer Egon Wellesz (1885-1974). The collection was donated to UNCG University Libraries' Martha Blakeney Hodges University Archives and Special Collections by Dr. Harold Schiffman in 2009 along with a collection of his own work and by Jane Perry-Camp. Additional materials were donated by Julia Rosenthal.

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