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Collection Number: P0017

Collection Title: Adeline Denham McCall Photographic Collection, 1908-1950s(bulk 1940s-1950s)

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Fred McCall instructs a group of African American children at the Orange County Training School; P0017/0002_0023, in the Adeline Denham McCall Photographic Collection (P0017), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 0.3 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 51 items)
Abstract Adeline Denham McCall (1900-1989) of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a teacher of music and music appreciation. She taught music education and music history at Duke University and served as music supervisor of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for 30 years. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she taught music for students interested in early childhood education. She authored or co-authored several books and worked closely with the North Carolina Symphony in its outreach program. The photographs in the collection relate to Adeline Denham McCall's work with the North Carolina Symphony and the promotion of music in the public schools. Images of school children and school classrooms include one photograph of African American children at the Orange County Training School. Individuals pictured in the collection, in addition to Adeline Denham McCall, include her husband Fred McCall, Almonte Howell, Margaret Shaw, and Leonard Bernstein.
Creator McCall, Adeline, 1900-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No image in this collection may be reproduced without the permission and consent of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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 Adeline Denham McCall Photographic Collection #P0017, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Photographs were given by Pat Thomas of Chapel Hill, N.C., in November 1989 (accession no. 30378), and Mary Arthur Stoudemire of Chapel Hill in July 1994 (accession no. 30622).
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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Adeline Denham McCall (1900-1989) of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a teacher of music and music appreciation. She had A.B. and M.A. degrees in music from the University of North Carolina and a teaching certificate from the Seymour School in New York City. She also attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the Julliard School in New York City, and the Ecole Normale in Paris. She was born in Denver, Colo.

McCall taught music-related workshops for school systems across the country. She taught music education and music history at Duke University and served as music supervisor of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools for 30 years. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she taught music for students interested in early childhood education. She authored or coauthored several books and worked closely with the North Carolina Symphony in its outreach program.

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The photographs in the collection relate to Adeline Denham McCall's work with the North Carolina Symphony and the promotion of music in the public schools. Images of school children and school classrooms include one photograph of African American children at the Orange County Training School. Individuals pictured in the collection, in addition to Adeline Denham McCall, include her husband Fred McCall, Almonte Howell, Margaret Shaw, and Leonard Bernstein.

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, 1998

Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, May 2010

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