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Collection Number: 05100

Collection Title: Chapel Hill Choral Club Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)

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Size About 500 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract The Chapel Hill Choral Club operated under the aegis of the Music Department of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Its members were drawn from both the University and the surrounding communities. From 1949 to 1963, Joel Carter, a professor in the Music Department was the Club's musical director. The collection contains rosters of singers, attendance records, practice schedules, local newspaper clippings, lists of new arrivals to the area, miscellaneous letters, and event programs, with the contents varying somewhat for each musical season.
Creator Chapel Hill Choral Club.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Chapel Hill Choral Club Records #5100, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from the estate of Joel Carter, professor emeritus of music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in August 2002 (Acc. 99303).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Chapel Hill Choral Club was founded in 1921 under the auspices of the Chapel Hill Community Club. In the early 1930s, the Community Club allowed the Music Department of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to assume overall direction of the Choral Club. In practice, this meant that the musical director was from the Department, the president was from Chapel Hill, and the singers were from the University as well as surrounding communities. From 1949 to 1963, Professor Joel Carter (1913-2000) was the Club's musical director.

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Records kept by Joel Carter, a professor in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., while he was the musical director of the Chapel Hill Choral Club, 1949-1963. For any given musical season the contents vary slightly, but in general, these papers are made up of rosters of singers, attendance records, practice schedules, local newspaper clippings, lists of new arrivals to the area, letters, and event programs. The letters tend to cluster around a number of discrete categories: form letters inviting new arrivals to consider singing with the Club, personal notes to Carter expressing regret at having to leave the Club, and business letters concerning the rental of sheet music.

In 1961, in preparation for the Club's 40th anniversary, a file of historical information and documents was gathered together to create a celebratory pamphlet. This file contains the Club's constitution and lists of past musicial performances, presidents, and directors.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963).

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Records kept by Joel Carter, a professor in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., while he was the musical director of the Chapel Hill Choral Club, 1949-1963. For any given musical season the contents vary slightly, but in general, these papers are made up of rosters of singers, attendance records, practice schedules, local newspaper clippings, lists of new arrivals to the area, letters, and event programs. The letters tend to cluster around a number of discrete categories: form letters inviting new arrivals to consider singing with the Club, personal notes to Carter expressing regret at having to leave the Club, and business letters concerning the rental of sheet music.

In 1961, in preparation for the Club's 40th anniversary, a file of historical information and documents was gathered together to create a celebratory pamphlet. This file contains the Club's constitution and lists of past musicial performances, presidents, and directors.

There is a formal black-and-white photograph of the Club on stage. A note on its back states that it may have been taken in 1962. Also included is a black-and-white photograph of the Club's officers for the 1953-1954 musical season.

Folder 1

Records, 1948-1955 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 1

Folder 2

Records, 1956-1959 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 2

Folder 3

Records, 1960-1961 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 3

Folder 4

Records, 1962-1963 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 4

Folder 5

Event Programs, 1925-1952 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 5

Folder 6

Event Programs, 1953-1966 #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 6

Folder 7

Historical Materials #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 7

Folder 8

Photographs, 1953-1954 and 1962? #05100, Series: "Records, 1925-1966 (bulk 1948-1963)." Folder 8

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Items separated include photographs (P-5100).

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