Willard Kimball, Music Papers
Title: Willard Kimball, Music Papers
Creator: Kimball, Willard
Quantity: 1 drawer
Collection Number: RG 57-08-03
Restrictions: No restrictions
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Preferred Citation: Willard Kimball, Music Papers (RG 57-08-03). Music Library, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Willard Kimball (1854-1939) was the founder of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music and its first director (1894-1909). Kimball's papers, books, scrapbooks, and personal effects are housed in the Music Library. Of special interest are papers pertaining to Kimball's involvement in the formation of the School of Music as a private institution and then his activities in support of its subsequent purchase and annexation to the University of Nebraska.
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks kept by Willard Kimball, the founder of the then University School of Music in Lincoln, Nebraska, detailing his musical and administrative involvement with UNL, trips, correspondence sent and received, performances he and his family were involved in, as well as other miscellaneous matters between 1894 and 1939.
An appraisal of property in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, identifies Kimball's outside interests in business, which he pursued while still acting as director of the University School of Music.
Kimball also wrote an alma mater, or anthem, for the school. The manuscript is included in an envelope.
Also included are various music resources, including organ music, several hymnals, books for music theory instruction and general music texts. A number of texts were owned by John M. Rosborough.
Kimball, Willard, 1854-1939
Piano - Methods
Music - Instruction and study
St. Olaf Choir (St. Olaf College)
Series 1: Scrapbooks and personal papers
Contains three scrapbooks, a guestbook, a piece of manuscript music, and an appraisal of a property, with materials dated 1860 to 1931.
Series 2: Books and hymnals
Contains published hymnals (14), books (11), and keyboard music (3) dating from the mid-19th century to 1921.
Series 1: Scrapbooks and personal papersBox 1. Folder 1. Item 1. Appraisal of property in Steamboat Springs Colorado (Sarvis Lumber Company)
Item 2. Manuscript music page "Alma Mater,"
composed by Kimball, in close score, in envelope
Item 3. Scrapbook, primarily concert programs and newspaper clippings, 9.5 x 6.5 inches, circa 1860-1893
Item 4. Scrapbook, primarily newspaper clippings, on the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, with a citizenship document, several concert programs, a photograph, and financial statements, 8.5 x 11 inches, circa 1898-1931
Item 5. Scrapbook, primarily newspaper clippings and concert programs, 8.25 x 10.25 inches, 1909-1910
Item 6. Guestbook, containing guest lists, 25th Anniversary University School of Music Alumni Faculty Banquet, event programs, newspaper and magazine clippings on celebration, Kimball's prepared remarks and artist list for those Kimball brought to Lincoln in envelope, 1919, June 6
Series 2: Books, scores, and hymnalsItem 1. Score, Armstrong, Frank L. and George C. Hugg, The Crowning Triumph: a New Collection of Sacred Songs and Gospel Hymns, Philadelphia: F.A. North and Co., © 1879
Item 2. Score, Batiste, Edouard, Fifty Voluntaries for Reed or Pipe Organ, Op. 24, 25, rev. and ed. by John White. New York: G. Schirmer, © 1902
Item 3. Score, Bradbury, William B., Bradbury's Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School: a New and Extensive Collection of Music and Hymns Prepared Expressly for Sabbath Schools, etc., New York: Biglow and Main, 1867
Item 4. Score, Converse, Charles C. and W.E. Schenck, Children's Praise, Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1867
Item 5. Score, Dickinson, Helen A. and Clarence Dickinson, Antiphons: a Collection of Choral Responses or Short Anthems Arranged with Scriptural Readings, New York: H.W. Gray, © 1920
Item 6. Score, Eddy, Clarence, The Church and Concert Organist: a Collection of Pieces with Registration, Fingering and Pedal Marking; adapted for Church and Concert Use, Vol. 2, New York: E. Schuberth, © 1885
Item 7. Elson, Louis C., The Theory of Music: As applied to the Teaching and Practice of Voice and Instruments, Boston: New England Conservatory of Music, 1909
Item 8. Goetschius, Percy, Models of the Principal Musical Forms: Extract from Lectures upon the "Evolution of Musical Forms," Boston, Mass: New England Conservatory, 1895, lacking title page
Item 9. Goodrich, Alfred J., Guide to Memorizing Music, Cincinnati: John Church Co., 1906
Item 10. Score, Keys, William W., The Psalms of David: with a Selection of Standard Music, Appropriately Arranged According to the Sentiment of Each Psalm or Portion of Psalm, Philadelphia: W.S. Rentoul, 1865
Item 11. Kurzenknabe, John H., Sowing and Reaping: Hymns, Tunes, and Carols for the Sunday School, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Service, Harrisburg, Pa: J. H. Kurzenknabe, © 1889
Item 12. Score, Lebert, Sigismund and Louis Stark, Grand Theoretical and Practical Piano School for Systematic Instruction: on All Branches of Piano Playing, from the First Elements to the Highest Perfection, Latest and improved ed, New York: T. B. Harms, undated
Item 13. Score, Liber Usualis Missae et Officii Pro Dominicus et Festis: cum Canto Gregoriano, Romae: Desclee Lefebvre, 1904
Item 14. Score, Lowry, Robert and William H. Doane, Royal Diadem for the Sunday School, New York: Biglow and Main, 1873
Item 15. Macpherson, S., Music and Its Appreciation: or, the Foundations of True Listening, London: J. Williams, Limited, 1910
Item 16. Mason, Luther W., The New Second Music Reader: based Largely Upon C. H. Hohmann, Giving First Lessons in Reading Music at Sight with One and Two-part Exercises and Songs, and Directions to Teachers, Boston: Ginn and Co., 1893
Item 17. Mason, Luther W., The New Third Music Reader: based Largely Upon C. H. Hohmann, showing the Harmonic Relations of Sounds, with Two-part and Three-part Exercises and Songs, and Directions to Teachers, Boston: Ginn and Co., 1894
Item 18. Score, Sankey, Ira D., James McGranahan, and George C. Stebbins, Christian Endeavor: Edition of Gospel Hymns, No. 6, Boston, Mass: United Society of Christian Endeavor, © 1891
Item 19. Score, Sankey, Ira D., James McGranahan, and George C. Stebbins, Church Hymns and Gospel Songs, for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings and Other Religious Gatherings, New York: Biglow and Main, © 1898
Item 20. Score, Sankey, Ira D., James McGranahan, and George C. Stebbins, Gospel Hymns No. 3, New York: Biglow and Main, 1878
Item 21. Score, Law, Andrew, Select Harmony: Containing in a Plain and Concise Manner, the Rules of Singing: Together With a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns and Anthems, [Cheshire, Conn.: William Law, 1782] 13 x 26 cm., title page and part of cover lacking 1782
Item 22. Simpson, Eugene E., A History of St. Olaf Choir, Minneapolis, Minn: Augsburg Pub. House, 1921
Item 23. Stainer, John, Harmony: with an Appendix Containing One Hundred Graduated Exercises, Boston: White-Smith Music Publishing Co., lacking covers, undated
Item 24. Score, Towner, Daniel B. and Edwin O. Excell, Famous Hymns, Chicago: Bible Institute Colportage Association, © 1907
Item 25. Van der Velpen, Jean B. H., Harmony and Thorough Bass, Chicago, Ill: Clayton F. Summy, 1909
Item 26. Score, The Epworth Hymnal: containing Standard Hymns of the Church, Songs for the Sunday-school, Songs for Social Services, Songs for the Home Circle, Songs for Special Occasions, Cincinnati: Cranston and Stowe; New York: Phillips and Hunt, © 1885
Item 27. Wilson, Mortimer, The Rhetoric of Music: Harmony, Counterpoint, Musical Form, Lincoln, Neb: The University Pub. Co., 1907
Item 28. Score, Wullner, Franz, Chorubüngen der Münchener Musikschule, Zweite Stufe, München: Theodor Ackermann, 1888