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Amherst College. Department of Music


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Music at Amherst College Collection

Identifier: MA.00063

This collection documents the evolution of musical instruction, performance, and composition at Amherst. Includes printed and manuscript music, photographs, printed material, personal correspondence and documentation, sound recordings, books, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and concert programs.

Dates: 1833 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1965

Series 1: Writings, circa 1886-1936

Scope and Contents Series 1: Writings, circa 1886-1936 - contains manuscripts, speeches, essays, songs, poems and departmental papers written by William P. Bigelow during his lifetime. His speeches and essays revolve mainly around the life of a teacher, and the nature of proper education. Two musical works, "Amherst Songs" and "Oh Bill Bryan," are included. The various poems relate primarily to family life, and the preserved early works, a high school paper, and his master's thesis, are on Bassino from the...
Dates: circa 1886-1936

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