Westminster Choir College Photograph Collection Finding Aid

Westminster Choir College Photograph Collection, ca. 1920-2000s

Abstract: Contains photographs and slides depicting persons, locations, and events pertaining to Westminster Choir College. Select photographs have been digitized and can be viewed on our Digital Collections  site.

Historical Note

The Westminster Choir was founded in Dayton Ohio in 1920 by John Finley Williamson and Rhea B. Williamson. In the early 1920s the Choir toured throughout the United States as their reputation grew.  The Williamsons founded the Westminster Choir School in 1926 in Dayton. After touring the United States in 1929, the choir embarked on a tour of Europe, and gained prominence internationally as a choir. Also in 1929, the school left Dayton, Ohio to become affiliated with Ithaca Conservatory in Ithaca, NY where the curriculum expanded to a four year degree program.  The college moved again and settled permanently in Princeton, NJ in 1932, taking advantage of its close proximity to both New York and Philadelphia.

In 1934, the choir embarked on its second European tour which included a stop in the Soviet Union where a performance of the choir was broadcast back to the United States.  During the following decades, particularly in the 1950s, the choir toured throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and performed with internationally prominent orchestras and conductors such as Arturo Toscanini, Leopold Stokowski, and Bruno Walter among many others. 

The College’s Princeton campus, completed in 1934, originally consisted of four Georgian buildings on a quadrangle. Eventually these were named for the Williamsons, Mrs. Taylor, Dr. Erdman, and Dr. Bristol. Subsequently other buildings, some temporary, were erected: the Playhouse (1948), Seabrook (North) Hall (1957), Hamilton House (1958), Dayton-Ithaca-Princeton Dormitory (1968), Talbott Library (1969) and the Student Center (1975), later named for Dr. Scheide.

Dr. and Mrs. Williamson retired from the college in 1958. The Williamsons toured Africa with an alumni choir in 1959, and continued to travel across the U.S. and Asia, teaching and conducting vocal clinics. John Finley Williamson was followed by presidents MacCalmont (1958-1961), Bristol (1962-1969), Robinson (1969-1986) Fuller (1988-1991). In 1992 The College merged with Rider University in nearby Lawrenceville, NJ and is now a part of Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts, while retaining its historical identity as Westminster Choir College.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of both black and white and color photographs of various sizes documenting the history of Westminster Choir College from its beginnings in the 1920s to the early 2000s. The collection has been gathered over the years by the archives as a result of donations from various Westminster Choir College departments and other individuals affiliated with the university. Some of the major categories depicted are individual people, including noted conductors, faculty, and students, important events such as graduations, and performances, photographs of various Westminster choirs over the years, campus and building photographs depicting Dayton, Ohio, Ithaca, New York and Princeton, New Jersey. Also represented are photos of choir tours and John Finley and Rhea Williamson trips to the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The collection also includes approximately 2000 slides from the mid-1950s to about 1990 depicting the Westminster campus in Princeton, choirs in rehearsals and performance, commencements and convocations, student and faculty recitals, candid shots of students, and faculty and visitors teaching and conducting. The earlier slides include images of Westminster's first campus in Dayton, OH, May Day ceremonies, and photos taken during the Africa/Middle East tour by the Westminster Singers in 1959. Prominent Westminster personalities John Finley and Rhea B. Williamson, Joseph Flummerfelt, Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr., Joan Lippincott, and Phyllis Lehrer and many unidentified individuals are depicted.

The collection covers the early days of the Williamsons to the early 2000s when digital photography superceded traditional film photography. More recent born-digital photographs are not contained in the archives but are held by Westminster Choir College’s External Affairs department.

Subject Access Points

Bristol, Lee Hastings, 1923-1979

Flummerfelt, Joseph

Williamson, John Finley, 1887-1964

Williamson, Rhea B.

Choirs (Music)—New Jersey.

College Campuses

College Students

Commencement Ceremonies

Conductors (Music)

Music in universities and colleges—United States

Universities and colleges—Faculty

Westminster Choir

Westminster Choir—Tours

Westminster Choir College

Photographs

Slides

 

Series List

Series I: People

Series II: Events

Series III: Tours

Series IV: Campuses (various locations)

Series V: Choirs

Series VI: Professional Schools/Vocal Camps

Series VII: Oversized Photographs

Series VIII: Slides

Container List

Folder title

Date

Cabinet

Drawer

Folder

SERIES I: PEOPLE

 

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: PEOPLE (INDIVIDUALS)

 

 

 

 

Donald Allured (handbells, faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

1

Laurence H. Altman  (piano faculty)

2004

13

A

2

Robert Annis (Dean)

ca. 1990s-2000s

13

A

3

David Arnold (baritone, faculty)

1970s

13

A

4

Robert Baker (organist)

ca. 1950s

13

A

5

Samuel Barber (composer)

ca. 1940s

13

A

6

John Barbirolli (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950s

13

A

7

G. Dene Barnard (organ faculty)

1968

13

A

8

Barton Bartle (theory dept. faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

9

Ena Bronstein Barton (piano faculty)

ca. 1980s-2000s

13

A

10

John (voice faculty) and Ruth Baumgartner (librarian)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

11

Pierre Bernac

1977

13

A

12

Leonard Bernstein (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

13

David Scull Bispham (voice teacher of JFW)

1919

13

A

14

(Sir) Arthur  Bliss (composer)

1968

 

A

15

Paul Boepple (music history faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

16

Rita Bouboulidi

ca. 1950s

13

A

17

Pierre Boulez (conductor)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

18

Lee Hastings Bristol, Jr. (see also Slides)

ca. 1960s

13

A

19

Mark Brombaugh (organ faculty)

ca. 1970s

13

A

20

Elaine Brown (conducting faculty) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

21

Ralph Burrier (voice, conducting faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

22

Lewis C. Brunn (organ)

ca. 1950

13

A

23

Donna Cable (a.k.a. Donna Plaskett) (administrator, conducting faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

24

Paul Callaway (conductor)

1970

13

A

25

Guido Cantelli (See also OS 2)

1955

13

A

26

Robert Carwithen (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

27

Maureen Carr (theory faculty)

1960s

13

A

28

Harriet Chase (theory faculty)

1988

13

A

29

William Cheadle (piano faculty)

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

A

30

Virginia Cheesman (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

31

F. Melius Christiansen (and Olaf C.)

ca. 1920-1955

13

A

32

Lindsey Christiansen (voice faculty)

ca. 1980s-1990s

13

A

33

Ingrid Clarfield  (piano faculty)

ca. 1980s-2000s

13

A

34

Andre Cluytens (conductor)

ca. 1958

13

A

35

John B. Colman (67-68 eurythmics faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

36

Aaron Copland (With Williamson and others, American Music Festival)

1938

13

A

37

Diana Crane (arts & sciences faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

38

Theos Cronk (administration)

ca. 1940

13

A

39

Allen Crowell (Conducting, Dean)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

40

Diane Curry  (voice)

ca. 1950

13

A

41

Phyllis Curtin

ca. 1970

13

A

42

William Dalgleish (aka Dalglish) (music history faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

A

43

Daphnis (the campus cat)

ca. 1980s-1990s

13

A

44

Meredith Davies (conductor)

ca. 1971

13

A

45

Antal Dorati

1972

13

A

46

Arlo Duba (religion faculty, chaplain)

ca. 1960

13

A

47

Kiera Duffy (student, BM 2001, MM 2003, soprano)

2002

13

A

48

J. Donald Dumpson (sacred music faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

49

Wilhelm Ehmann (conductor, guest faculty) (See OS 1)

 

 

 

 

Edward Eicher

ca. 1960s

13

A

50

Elem Eley (voice faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

51

Charles Erdman (chaplain) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

52

Robert Evans (religion faculty)

1970s-1980s

13

A

53

Tom Faracco (voice faculty)

1980s

13

A

54

Gerald Farrell (church music faculty)

No date

13

A

55

Joseph Flummerfelt (Director of Choral Activities) including photo with Z. Macal (see also Slides)

ca. 1970s-2000s

13

A

56

Charles Frischman (theory faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990

13

A

57

William Fuller (President)

1987-1990

13

A

58

Benny Goodman

1956

13

A

59

Herbert Wilbur Greene (JFW teacher)

ca. 1910?

13

A

60

Frauke Haaseman (conducting faculty) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1980s

13

A

61

W.C. Handy

1940s

13

A

61A

Roy Harris (composition faculty) (with George Lynn)

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

62

Janice (Morris) Harsanyi (voice faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

63

Nicholas Harsanyi (conducting faculty) (see also E. Ormandy folder) (see also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

64

Anton Hartman (South African conductor, music administrator)

1959

13

A

65

James and Davina Hay

ca. 1960-1961

13

A

66

William Hays (organ faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

67

Harold Hedgpeth (voice, conducting faculty)

1938-1942

13

A

68

Julius Herford (music history faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

69

Gertrude Herrick (English faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

70

Thomas Hillbish

ca. 1957-1964

13

A

71

LoRean Hodapp

ca. 1920s-1980s

13

A

72

Moses Hogan

ca. 2000-2003

13

A

73

Sidney Homer (composer of songs) and Louise Homer (contralto)

ca. 1920s

13

A

74

C. Howard Hopkins (Dean 1958-1964)

1958-1964

13

A

75

Andrew Householder

ca. 1980s

13

A

76

Lois Young Hunter (piano faculty)

ca. 1965

13

A

77

Jose Iturbi

1941

13

A

78

Walter Johnson (voice faculty)

ca. 1940s

13

A

79

David Hugh Jones (organ, composition faculty)

ca. 1920s-1950s

13

A

80

George M. Jones (woodwinds methods, faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

81

James M.  Jordan (conducting faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

82

Arthur Judson (musician and orchestra manager) (trustee) (see also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

83

Thomas Kean (former NJ Governor)

ca. 1990

13

A

84

Marvin Keenze (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

A

85

Helen Hubbert Kemp (voice faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

86

John S.C. Kemp (church music faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

87

Ralph Kirkpatrick

ca. 1960s

13

A

88

Tony Kosar (theory faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

89

Joseph Kovacs (violin, orchestra faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

90

Mary Taylor Krimmel (organ faculty)

ca. 1940s-1970s

13

A

91

Rafael Kubelik (conductor) (See OS 2)

1978

13

A

92

Ramon Kyser (voice faculty)

ca. 1950s

13

A

93

Jennifer Larmore (BM 1980, D. Mus. Honorary 2005)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

94

Lois Laverty (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1990

13

A

95

Phyllis Alpert Lehrer (piano faculty) (see also Slides)

ca. 1980s-2005

13

A

96

Raymond Leppard

1969

13

A

97

Joan Lippincott (organ faculty) (see also Slides)

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

98

James Litton (church music, organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

99

Lillian Livingston (piano faculty)

ca. 2000

13

A

100

Bart Luedeke (J. Barton Luedeke) (Rider president)

ca. 1990-2003

13

A

101

Peter Christian Lutkin

ca. 1910s?

13

A

102

George Lynn (voice, conducting faculty

ca. 1960s

13

A

103

Lorin Maazel (conductor)

ca. 2000s

13

A

104

Zdenek Macal

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

105

President William F. MacCalmont

ca. 1958-1962

13

A

106

Handel Manuel (Indian pianist, composer,organist, conductor)

1957

13

A

107

George Markey (organ faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

108

Warren Martin (theory, conducting faculty)

1920s-1960s

13

A

109

William Masselos (pianist)

ca. 1960s

13

A

110

Dorothy Maynor (and JFW) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

111

Alexander McCurdy (organ faculty) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1960

13

A

112

Donald McDonald (organ faculty)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

A

113

Thomas McElhinney (Dean of Men)

ca. 1960s

13

A

114

James McKeever (voice faculty, administrator)

ca. 1950s-1970s

13

A

115

Mathilde McKinney (piano faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

116

Zubin Mehta (conductor)

1980s

13

A

117

Henry Melnik (music education faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

118

Dimitri Mitropoulos (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1950

13

A

119

Charles Munch (see also Vera Zorina folder)

1948-1949

13

A

120

Riccardo Muti (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1980s-2002

13

A

121

Henriette Turney Noyes (WCC board member)

ca. 1950

13

A

122

Nnole? Obrad

1957

13

A

123

Eugene Ormandy (conductor) (with Lee Hastings Bristol and Nicholas Harsanyi) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

124

Sue Ellen Page (church music faculty) (student BM ’71, MM’ 82)

ca. 1970s

13

A

125

Nancianne Parrella (conducting faculty, choir accompaniest)

ca. 1990s?

13

A

126

Glenn Parker (piano, accompanying faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

127

Herbert Pate (voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

128

J.J. Penna (accompanying faculty)

ca. 1996-2005

13

A

129

Joel Phillips (theory faculty)

ca. 1990

13

A

130

Daniel Pinkham

ca. 1969

13

A

131

Donna Plaskett (See Donna Cable)

 

 

 

 

Francis Poe (music history/music education faculty)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

132

Daniel A. Poling (minister, author) (with JFW)

1950s

13

A

133

Daniel Pratt (voice faculty)

1981

13

A

134

Leontyne Price

ca. 1970s

13

A

135

Gordon Pruett (religion faculty for one year only 1967-1968)

ca. 1960s

13

A

136

Sergei Rachmaninoff (conductor)

ca. 1930s

13

A

137

Marion Rampel (Dean of Women, psychology faculty)

ca. 1960s

13

A

138

Laura Brooks Rice (voice faculty)

ca. 1990s

13

A

139

L. Eugene Roan (organ faculty)

ca. 1950s-2002

13

A

140

Ray Robinson (President)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

141

Artur Rodzinski  (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940-1950s

13

A

142

Irma Rogell (pianist and harpsichordist)

1960?

13

A

143

Fred Rogers

ca. 1999

13

A

144

Erik Routley (church music faculty,  Director of Chapel)(See also OS 3)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

145

John Rutter

1998

13

A

146

Sandor Salgo (violin, theory faculty)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

147

Sir Malcolm Sargent (conductor)

ca.1966

13

A

148

Leland Sateren (composer, church musician)

1975

13

A

149

Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

ca. 1993-2003

13

A

150

Hermann Scherchen (conductor)

ca. 1964

13

A

151

Charles Schisler (music history/ music education faculty, Dean) 1969-1988

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

152

John B. Sealy (voice faculty)

1948

13

A

153

Anne Sears (public relations)

ca. 1990s

13

A

154

Steven P. Sharp (Director of alumni and career services 1971-1981)

ca. 1970s-1980s

13

A

155

Howard Shaw (voice faculty)

1968

13

A

156

Robert Shaw (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1980s

13

A

157

Dennis Shrock (conducting faculty)

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

A

158

Priscilla Silz (German faculty)

ca. 1950s

13

A

159

Robert Simpson (conductor of chapel choir, voice faculty)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

160

Arthur Sjogren (conducting faculty)

ca. 1970

13

A

161

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (conductor)

ca. 1971

13

A

162

William Steinberg (conductor) (See  OS 1)

 

 

 

 

Leopold Stokowski (conductor) (with Marian Anderson, L.H. Bristol, Walt Disney) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1960s

13

A

163

Howard Swan (conductor)

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

A

164

 

Katharine Talbott and family (Benefactor) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

165

Sophia  Strong Taylor (Benefactor)

ca. 1930s

13

A

166

Arturo Toscanini (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s

13

A

167

Constantina Tsolainou (conducting faculty) (aka Tsolainos as student MM’84)

ca. 1980s

13

A

168

David Uber (brass faculty)

ca. 1964-1970

13

A

169

George Vassos (BM ’52, MM ’53 (voice faculty Cleveland Institute of Music)

ca. 1980s

13

A

170

Sherry L. Vellucci  (librarian faculty)

ca. 1980s

13

A

171

Frances Vespe (Italian, French faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

172

Augustus  Stephen Vogt (Canadian organist, choral conductor)

1925

13

A

173

Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

1958

13

A

174

A. Monroe Wade (arts & sciences faculty)

1967-1980

13

A

175

Roger Wagner (WC) (conductor) (See also OS 2)

1971

13

A

176

Bruno Walter (conductor) (See also OS 2)

ca. 1940s-1950s

13

A

177

James Waters (theory faculty)

1967-1968

13

A

178

Thomas J. Watson (CEO of IBM)

ca. 1950s

13

A

179

Carl Weinrich (organ faculty)

ca. 1930s-1940s

13

A

180

John Finley Williamson (early/middle years)

ca. 1910s-1930s

13

A

181

John Finley Williamson (later years/memorial) (See also OS 3)

ca. 1940s-1964

13

A

182

John Finley Williamson (professional /publicity photos)

ca. 1920s-1960s

13

A

183

John Finley Williamson and Rhea B. Williamson (see also Slides)

ca. 1910s-1960s

13

A

184

Rhea B. Williamson

ca. 1910s-1960s

13

A

185

Williamsons homes/cottages/plaques

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

186

John Finley Williamson friends/family/groups/acquaintances

ca. 1920s-1960s

13

A

187

John Finley Williamson conducting/teaching/graduation ceremonies

ca. 1930s-1960s

13

A

188

John Finley Williamson with Lee Hastings Bristol Jr.

1962

13

A

189

Malcolm Williamson (composer in residence)

1970-1971

13

B

1

Herbert Witherspoon (JFW’s teacher)

1920

13

B

2

Hugh Wolf (conductor)

1990

13

B

3

Peter Wright (piano, theory, music history faculty, Dean)

ca. 1980s

13

B

4

Alec Wyton (organ, church music faculty)

1965-1973

13

B

5

David Stanley York (theory faculty, administrator)

ca. 1969

13

B

6

Harold Zabrack (piano faculty) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1970s

13

B

7

Vera Zorina (with JFW)

1948

13

B

8

Subseries B: PEOPLE (GROUPS)

 

 

 

 

Arts and Sciences Dept.

1960s-1990s

13

B

9

Church Music Dept. (later Sacred Music)

ca. 1980s-2000

13

B

10

Conducting Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990

13

B

11

Handbell choirs and Handbells  (also includes photos of non-WCC handbell groups)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

12

Music Education Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

13

Organ Dept. and Organs (musical instruments)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

14

Piano Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

15

Theory/Music History/Composition Dept.

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

16

Voice Dept.

ca. 1940s-1990

13

B

17

Faculty groups, other than departments (see also Ithaca choir folder) and Administration

ca. 1920s-2000s

13

B

18

Talbott Library Friends’ Receptions

1985-1990

13

B

19

Talbott Library Staff

ca. 1970s-1990s

13

B

20

Benefactors

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

B

21

Deans

ca. 1960s-1980s

13

B

22

Staff and Administration(General)

ca. 1940s-1990s

13

B

23

Students/Student life

1920s

13

B

24

Students/Student life

1930s-1940s

13

B

25

Students/Student life

1950s

13

B

26

Students/Student life

1960s

13

B

27

Students/Student life

1970s

13

B

28

Student yearbook photos (individuals)

ca. 1970

13

B

29

Student yearbook photos (general)

ca. 1970

13

B

30

Students/Student life

1980s

13

B

31

Students/Student life

1990s

13

B

32

Students/Student life (continued)

1990s

13

B

33

Students/Student life

2000s

13

B

34

Student groups/organizations

1950s-1960s

13

B

35

Trustees

 

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

36

SERIES II: EVENTS

 

 

 

 

Alumni  Events (various)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

B

37

Alumni Week --black and white

1990s

13

B

38

Alumni Week --color

1990s

13

B

39

Alumni Events, 50th Anniversary Reunion of the World Tour  (Donated by Marvin Keenze)

2007

13

B

40

American Bible Society concerts

1966

13

B

41

40th anniversary celebration

1966

13

B

42

50th anniversary celebration

1976

13

B

43

Dalton Baldwin master class

ca. 1980s

13

B

44

Choir Festivals

ca. 1950s

13

B

45

Christmas 1944 TV broadcast Marian Anderson and Leopold Stokowski (See also Leopold Stokowski folder)

1944

13

B

46

Church Music Symposium Oct 19, 20, 1970

1970

13

B

47

Church Music Workshop

1967

13

B

48

Collegium Musicum

ca. 1960s-1970s

13

B

49

Commencement / Convocation

1930s

13

C

1

Commencement / Convocation

1940s

13

C

2

Commencement / Convocation

1950s

13

C

3

Commencement / Convocation  (Leonard Bernstein)

1960s

13

C

4

Commencement / Convocation

1970s

13

C

5

Commencement  1976  (Bob Hope)

1976

13

C

6

Commencement / Convocation (featuring Barbara Boggs Sigmund)

1980s

13

C

7

Commencement / Convocation  and class picture

1990s

13

C

8

Commencement / Convocation 2000s

2000

13

C

9

Awards convocation

ca. 2000?

13

C

10

Commencement

2001

13

C

11

Commencement

2002

13

C

12

Commencement – Unknown years

No date

13

C

13

Guest visits (Melba Moore, Martin Marty, Anton Armstrong, CeCelia Ann Birt, Libby Larsen, Anthony Milner and others)

ca. 1960s-1990s

13

C

14

Handel’s Messiah performances at Bristol Chapel

1970s-1980s

13

C

15

Holiday concert (Bristol Chapel)

ca. 1990

13

C

16

Lost Colony drama, Manteo, N.C.

ca. 1930s-1940s

13

C

17

Martin Luther King memorial tribute concert , Central Park, N.Y.C. (Stokowski conducting)

1968

13

C

18

Master Class--Marilyn Horne

ca. 1990s

13

C

19

May Day celebrations

ca. 1930s-1970s

13

C

20

McCarter Exchange (play—As You Like It)

1969

13

C

21

NJ Tercentenary Festival of Music

1964

13

C

22

Operas and plays (general)

ca. 1940s-ca. 2000

13

C

23

Parents’ Weekend

1968-1969

13

C

24

Princeton Hospital’s Annual Fete

ca. 1957-1963

13

C

25

RSCM (Royal School Of Church Music)

1967

13

C

26

Receptions (general)

ca. 1950s-1960s

13

C

27

Royal Christmas

2002

13

C

28

Schisler (Dean Charles H.) Farewell Party

1987

13

C

29

Student Recitals

ca. 1990

13

C

30

Symposium / Inauguration (Nichols, Lovelace, Lapo)

1970

13

C

31

Talbott Festivals (see also oversize)

1930s-1950s

13

C

32

Walt Disney and Fantasia recording session with Leopold Stokowski

1940

13

C

33

White House visits, and national Christmas tree lightings

1920s-1990s

13

C

34

SERIES III: TOURS

 

 

 

 

Early tours

ca. 1920s

14

A

1

World Tour (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1929

14

A

2

World Tour --Russia  (U.S.S.R) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1934

14

A

3

U.S. Tours

ca. 1930-1950s)

14

A

4

Tour Cuba and U.S.

1946-

14

A

5

World Tour (Marvin Keenze photographs)    

1956-1957

14

A

6

World Tour choir publicity photos

1956-1957

14

A

7

World Tour unidentified Europe/ Middle East?

ca. 1956-1957

14

A

8

World Tour Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Serbia and Zagreb, Croatia) and Greece

1956-1957

14

A

9

World Tour unidentified Asia

ca. 1956-1960

14

A

10

World Tour Cambodia, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Malaya, Singapore, Burma

1956-1957

14

A

11

World Tour or Williamsons trip Hong Kong

1956-1960

14

A

12

World Tour India, Pakistan

1956-1957

14

A

13

World Tour or Williamsons trip Japan (See also Scrapbook Collection)

1956-1957

14

A

14

World Tour Korea

1956-1957

14

A

15

World Tour Philippines

1956-1957

14

A

16

Williamsons trip—to Asia

1958

14

A

17

Westminster Singers-Tour Africa (see also Slides)

1959

14

A

18

Williamsons trip- Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines , Hong Kong, Japan (see also World Tour and Unidentified Asia folders)

1960-1961

14

A

19

U.S. Tour  (includes Carnegie Hall)

1960s

14

A

20

Tour-Puerto Rico (see also film rolls)

1970

14

A

21

Organ tour to Holland

ca. 1970?

14

A

22

Tour--Bucharest, Romania

1974

14

A

23

SERIES IV: CAMPUSES (various locations) (see also Slides)

 

 

 

 

Dayton, Ohio—Dayton Presbyterian Church and Williamsons’ studio

ca. late 1920s

14

A

24

Ithaca, New York—buildings, campus

 ca. 1929-1934

14

A

25

Princeton-general , aerial (See also OS 4) (See also Scrapbook Collection)

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

26

Princeton--Campus plan/campus model (See also OS 4)

No date

14

A

27

Princeton-- Groundbreakings

1933- ca. 1960s

14

A

28

Princeton—Taylor Hall, Bristol Hall, Erdman Hall

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

29

Princeton—Dormitories (interior and exterior, construction, groundbreakings)

ca. 1960s-1980s

14

A

30

Princeton-- Playhouse, Hamilton House/Cottage/Relocatables

ca. 1960s-1980s

14

A

31

Princeton--   Old Commons (beneath Bristol Hall)

ca. 1930s-1950s

14

A

32

Princeton—Old Library

ca. 1940s-1950s

14

A

33

Princeton—Sculptures (Song of Mary, Westminster Flower) and Plaques, Glassware with logo

No date

14

A

34

Princeton—Student Center Construction

1975

14

A

35

Princeton—Student Center/Dining Commons

ca. 1970s-1980s

14

A

36

Princeton--  Talbott Library --general

ca. 1970s-1980s

14

A

37

Princeton—Talbott Library – groundbreaking

1968

14

A

38

Princeton—Talbott Library – construction and moving

1968-1969

14

A

39

Princeton—Talbott Library – library opening, Talbott family

1969

14

A

40

Princeton—Williamson Hall exterior

ca. 1930s-1970s

14

A

41

Princeton—Williamson Hall interior

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

A

42

SERIES V: CHOIRS (See also OS 3 and long OS folder on top of cabinets 12 and 13)

 

 

 

 

SUBSERIES A: Westminster Choir

 

 

 

 

Westminster Choir

1920s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (Ithaca era) (see also Faculty Groups other than departments)

1929-1932

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1930s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Bruno Walter, Carnegie Hall)

1940s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1950s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Leonard Bernstein)

1960s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (includes Kennedy Center)

1970s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir  in Spoleto, Italy

1970s-1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir in Spoleto U.S.A.

1970s-1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1980s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir

1990s

14

B

 

Westminster Choir (Includes Avery Fisher Hall)

 

2000s

14

B

 

SUBSERIES B: OTHER WESTMINSTER CHOIRS and NON-WESTMINSTER MUSICAL ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

Chamber Singers

ca. 1970s

14

C

1

Chapel Choir

1950s-1960s

14

C

2

Chapel Choir

1970s

14

C

3

Chapel Choir

1980s-1990s

14

C

4

Double Quartette

1937

14

C

5

Gospel Choir (includes prison visit)

1970s

14

C

6

Graduate Choir

1950s

14

C

7

Handbell Choirs

1960s-1990s

14

C

8

Jubilee Singers

ca. 2000

14

C

9

Madrigal Singers

1970s

14

C

10

Oratorio Choir

ca. 1950s-1980s

14

C

11

Westminster Singers

1980s-ca. 2000

14

C

12

Non-Westminster Musical Artists /Alumnae Choirs and churches (St. Olaf Choir with F. Melius Christiansen, Wallingford Trio, children’s choirs, etc.

ca. 1930-1960s

14

C

13

SERIES VI: PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS/VOCAL CAMPS

 

 

 

 

Summer Professional School--California

ca. 1930s-1960s

14

C

14

Summer Professional School--Colorado

1960s

14

C

15

Summer Professional School--Massachusetts

ca. 1930s-1950s

14

C

16

Summer Professional School—New York

ca. 1930

14

C

17

Summer Professional School--Pennsylvania

ca. 1960

14

C

18

Summer Professional School--Princeton

1940s-1960s

14

C

19

Summer Professional School--Virginia

1950s

14

C

20

Vocal camps

1950s

14

C

21

Vocal camps

1960s

14

C

22

Vocal camps

1980s-1990s

14

C

23

Summer Schools—post J.F. Williamson era

ca. 1970s-1990s

14

C

24

SERIES VII: OVERSIZED PHOTOGRAPHS (located above cabinet 13)

 

 

 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt signed photo and frame

ca. 1930s

OS

1

 

Conductors/Guests (Barbirolli, Bernstein, Cantelli, Ehmann, Harsanyi, Judson (music manager), Kubelik, Mitropoulos, Muti, Ormandy, Rodzinski, Shaw, Steinberg, Stokowski, Toscanini, Wagner, Walter)

ca. 1940-1990

OS

2

 

Choirs (including Westminster), and orchestras

ca. 1920s-1940s

OS

3

 

Faculty (including J.F. Williamson), benefactors, and graduates

ca. 1915-ca. 1980

OS

3

 

Campus photos and architectural drawings (non-photographic)

ca. 1930s-1960s

OS

4

 

Long photos—Westminster Choir (Ithaca and early Princeton)

ca. 1930

Long OS folder on top of cabinets 12 and 13

 

 

SERIES VIII: SLIDES (located above cabinet 13)

 

 

 

 

Slides #s 1-1200 See Scope and Content Note for detailed description. Images available in digital form. Please contact Special Collections librarian for access.

ca. 1950s-1990

OS

5

 

Slides #s 1201-1830+ See Scope and Content Note for detailed description. Images available in digital form. Please contact Special Collections librarian for access.

ca. 1950s-1990

OS

6