School of Music records

School of Music records

Descriptive Summary

Title: School of Music records
Creator: University of Georgia. School of Music
Inclusive Dates: 1933-1960s
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number: UA09-021
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The UGA School of Music was originally established under President Snelling and Hugh Hodgson was appointed as the first music professor in 1928. Between 1930 and 1941, four degree programs in music were developed, including the University's first graduate music degree, the Master of Fine Arts. In 1938 the Fine Arts Building was constructed, providing a permanent home and prestige for the relatively new department. In addition to teaching, Hodgson conducted the Men's Glee Club from 1928 to 1942 and the University Little Symphony Orchestra from 1941 until 1950. In 1938 he initiated a chamber music festival that endured for 22 years and brought many nationally prominent groups to campus. In 1951, in support of statewide music education, Hodgson initiated a high school music festival that brought students to the campus to perform in large groups. He was also instrumental in establishing at the University of Georgia the first collegiate chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.

Scope and Content

This collection has a number of UGA Music Department scrapbooks with materials (mostly clippings) dating from the 1933 through 1960. Also included are recordings of the Glee Club and Hugh Hodgson (playing piano) along with photographs of a 1940 performance of "Elijah" and autographed sheet music.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

School of Music records, UA09-021, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11"Elijah" Hugh Hodgson-Director-Held at Physical Education Building [Glee Club] (2 Photographs), 1940
12Compositions for the Pianoforte-"Caprice" by Alice K. E. Martin [Autographed by Composer]
13Twelve Dances for Violin and Piano..." by Sturkow Ryder [Autographed by Composer]
14Violin Music..."Romance" by James A. Dasher [Autographed by Composer]
15"Thank God for America"-Words and Music by Katherine Kennedy-1944 [Autographed by Composer], 1944
16"Etudes Enfantines Pour Piano" by Henry Lemoine
21UGA Glee Club/Hugh Hodgson (1 Cassettes), 1943
22Glee Club (2 CDs), 1943
23"Going Back" (1 DVD)
24Album of Old Favorite Piano Pieces Played by Hugh Hodgson-7 1/2 IPS [Sides I and II] (2 Tape Reels)
25Hodgson-Master-Side II-Quintet-15 IPS [Tape Reel]
31Music Dept. Scrapbook-H. Hodgson-Personal, 1933-1945
32Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1939-1946
33Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1939-1946
34Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1943-1946
41Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1945-1958
42Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1945-1958
43Music Dept. Scrapbook, 1951-1960
44"Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: From a Collection by the Huff n' Puffs" (1 LP)
45Victor Library of Recorded Music (1 Book of 10 Inch 78 Acetate Masters), circa 1940s

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