Arts

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    Edwin Scheier (1910-2008) and Mary Goldsmith (1908-2007) met and married 1937. They became travelling puppeteers, designing and building their own puppets, and in 1938 the Scheiers worked with the Federal Art Project in Norris, Tennessee where they learned about ceramics. In 1941, they began work…
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    Alvah W. Sulloway (1915-2006) was a lawyer whose career focused on ensuring freedom of information and freedom of access to governmental proceedings for Mainers. In his personal time he collected thousands of early 20th century sheet music…
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    Alvah W. Sulloway (1915-2006) was a lawyer whose career focused on ensuring freedom of information and freedom of access to governmental proceedings for Mainers. In his personal time he collected thousands of early 20th century sheet music…
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    The Art Division of the Library was opened April 1939. The scrapbook of art division information was compiled by George R. Thomas.
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    From 1917 to 1944, UNH offered a degree in architecture through the College of Technology. This collection includes photographs of the course work submitted for the Architectural Design classes.
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    Norman Stevens is a retired librarian, library historian, and has collected and researched extensively on various folklore and folklife topics. He is a member of the University of New Hampshire’s Class of 1954. This collection consists of history,…
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    Composer John E. Rogers was an early pioneer in electronic music and dodecaphony. He studied with Milton Babbitt, Elliot Carter, and Robert Sessions, and established the computer music department at the University of New Hampshire in 1967. The John…
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    Folklorist Linda Morley was active in New England and specifically New Hampshire from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. In addition to collecting and supporting community involvement in folklore and folklife, she spearheaded the creation of RSA-19,…
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    Marianne Taylor (1930-2008) was a dance leader and caller from New England. She taught English, Scottish, Contra, and International Folk styles, and was heavily involved in dance organizations such as the Folk Arts Center of New England (co-founder),…
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    Robert Comer McQuillen (1923-2014) was a distinguished New England contra and square dance musician whose highly influential career spanned nearly 65 years and all of North America and Western Europe. This collection consists of materials relating to and…
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    The Fitzwilliam Square Dance was a very popular dance held in the Town Hall in Fitzwilliam NH between ca. 1969 and 1980. Musicians included Duke Miller, Dudley Laufman, Tod Whittimore, Tony Parkes, Bob McQuillen, the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra…
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    The New England Folk Festival Association, Inc. was founded in 1944 and incorporated in 1950. Founders included Ralph Page. The festival has been held yearly since then; since 1988 NEFFA has also sponsored the annual Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend (…
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    Jon Thunberg (UNH '56) has been a member of the New Hampshire dance community for many years, as a contra and square dancer, an international folk dance leader, and a volunteer audio/visual processor for Milne Special Collections and Archives at UNH.…
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    Bob Bennett was a teacher and caller of New England style squares who lived in Concord, NH, and later in York, ME. He attended the Folkways School in Peterborough NH with Ralph Page and Gene Gowing in the summer of 1949. The collection consists of…
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    Ralph Page’s career as a dance caller began in 1930. Ralph continued to call for the next 54 years, becoming one of the leading callers of his time and an important figure in the history of traditional dance in America. The Ralph Page Manuscript…
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    This series contains programs from the various cultural events held on campus. The bulk of the collection is scrapbook material and programs for the events organized by the Cultural Events Committee. The Celebrity Series was the focus of the Committee…
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    The Center for the Humanities was established at the University of New Hampshire in 1985. The newsletter of the Center is produced once every semester. This series contains the newsletters of the Center for the Humanities starting in the Fall of 1990. The newsletter is published twice during the…
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    The Publications Office produces pamphlets, brochures, maps, posters, and invitations for the University. This series contains a collection of their products.
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    This series contains videotapes of programs and exhibits in the University Art Gallery.
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    Frederick Solomon was born in Berlin, Germany in 1899, fled the Nazis to England, and emigrated to the United States in 1955. He died in 1980. He was a German Expressionist artist and a rabbi. The collection consists of correspondence, essays,…
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    Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA has been in operation since 1919 as a dance camp; before that it was a Girl Scout camp. The camp is owned by the Country Dance and Song Society, and has worked to promote Anglo-American traditional dance and music since…
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    Ernie Spence (1925-2011) was a contra and square dancer and dance organizer in western New Hampshire, starting ca. 1950. He was responsible for first bringing to dances many young people who would later become important leaders of the dance scene in their own right. Ernie and his wife Jean…
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    Larry Jennings was a dancer, caller, dance organizer, author, and dance philosopher who had a nationwide influence through his writings, series of discussion sessions attended by callers and organizers, and individualized critiques of dance callers…
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    The Hutchinson Family Singers were an American family singing group from Milford, New Hampshire, who became the most popular American entertainers of the 1840s. The group sang in four-part harmony a repertoire of political, social, comic, sentimental, and dramatic works. They are considered by many…
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    George Fogg, of Boston, MA, was the recipient of Country Dance and Song Society Lifetime Contribution Award for 2012. He has been a teacher of country dance since 1968, and is an expert at getting beginners out onto the dance floor. The collection…
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    The Jones family resided for generations in Milton, N.H. Levi Jones, a farmer, businessman, innkeeper, and prominent mason and the senior figure in the collection, was born in 1771 and died in 1847. The Jones Farm now forms part of the New…
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    The Monadnock Folklore Society was founded in 1980 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1982. The original purpose was to increase the visibility of folk dance and music events in southern New Hampshire, provide new venues for performers,…
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    Robert Sage Wilber (b. March 15, 1928), clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, was born in New York City. He started playing jazz in high school. In 1968, Wilber joined the World's Greatest Jazz Band (WGJB) for six years. In 1975…
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    W. Albert Rill (1910-1996)served in the United States Navy as a communications officer during the Second World War. He saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa in the course of his military career. The W. Albert Rill World War II papers is mostly comprised…
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    Walter S. Jenkins was a music professor at Newcomb College, Louisiana, and a lifelong biographer of composer Amy Cheney Beach. The Walter S. Jenkins Amy Cheney Beach collection mostly includes correspondence, research notes, and miscellaneous…
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    Joe Peidle is a professor of Scientific Instrument Making at Harvard University. He is also an avid photographer, with interests in a variety of subjects, and has his own darkroom. These photographs of contra dancing cover New England Folk Festival…
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    Jim Mayo is one of the few western square dance callers who began dancing in the more traditional style taught by Ralph Page and was later mentored in calling by Al Brundage. Mayo went on to be a founding member and chairman of CALLERLAB (est. 1972).…
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    Charles Baldwin (1907-1986) was a square dance caller and teacher in the western or ‘modern’ square dance tradition. He was greatly influential in western square dancing starting in the 1940s. Baldwin founded Camp Becket (MA), editor of the New…
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    Adrienne Fried Block earned an MA in Musicology from Hunter College 1967 and a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1979. In addition to her groundbreaking scholarly work in musicology, she taught/conducted at several schools including the Dalcroze…
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    The first resurrected New Hampshire Folk Festival – an event with that name had previously been held from 1946-1964 – was held at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker on August 15, 1976. The New Hamsphire folk community felt that it was time that serious…
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    The Browne family of Boston, MA consisted of Civil War veteran George Browne (1840-1912); Mountaineer/artist/author Belmore Browne (1880-1954) the youngest son of George and Nellie Browne; outdoor educator Evelyn Browne (1916-1994) the oldest child…
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    Henderson N. White was born in Romeo, Michigan in 1873. From 1893 until his death in 1940 he owned and operated a musical instrument manufacturing business in Cleveland, redesigning twenty eight instruments during his career. Mr. White made a huge…
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    Charles “Charlie” Francisco (ca. 1920-1997) was a folkdance leader especially active during the 1940s-1960s in Buffalo, New York. His particular strength was in Slavic/Baltic music and dance, but he also enjoyed contra dance, square dance, Scottish…
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    The Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend celebrates the legacy of New Hampshire dance caller Ralph Page (1903-1985) with an annual 3 day festival of New England music and dance. It was established in January 1988 as a branch of the New England Folk…
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    [bioghist abstract] The collection consists of class projects undertaken by participants in American Folklife courses taught in the English Department, primarily by Professor Burt Feintuch. The projects take the form of investigations of local persons…
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    Anonymous The collection contains 517 images, primarily of European scenes, taken between 1892-1894, the work of various European photographic studios. They provide a wealth of historical information about what the world looked like at that time. Most…
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    The Works Project Administration (WPA) was created under President F. D. Roosevelt’s New Deal Program in 1935. Designed to provide relief for the Nation’s unemployed, the WPA provided jobs on public work projects. The photographers on the Federal Art…
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    The collection consists of a total of 61 posters, 57 of which date from World War II. Two posters, undated, were produced by the New York State W.P.A. Art Project, probably from the 1930s, and two posters date from after the end of the war and were…
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    The Dance Gypsy, a monthly dance newsletter and calendar “for dancers with wanderlust” edited by Tom and Val Medve in Essex Junction, Vermont, started publication in 1990. Direct forerunners were the Vermont Folk Arts Network (1983-1987) and Patchwork…