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Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955) Collection of 19th Century Music Books and Scores

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00287

Scope and Contents

American music books and scores, 1822-1900, comprising chiefly sacred music but also some popular songs and airs.

Dates

  • 1822-1900

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955), music teacher, choral director, and collector of sheet music, was born in Amherst, Mass. in 1933. He attended Amherst High School and graduated from Amherst College in 1955. He earned a Master's degree in music education from Harvard in 1956. Mr. Parsons taught music in schools in Connecticut and Maine, and also played piano and organ in churches. He collected sheet music and for a time had a small business as a dealer in it. He died on April 24, 2009.

Extent

7 Linear feet (7 record storage boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

American music books and scores, 1822-1900, comprising chiefly sacred music but also some popular songs and airs.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically, with undated items at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Theresa Parsons in memory of Donald S. Parsons (AC 1955), 2010.

Processing Information

Processed in June 2010 by Morgan Kline (AC 2012), Archives Student Assistant

Author
Peter A. Nelson
Date
2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299