Finding Aid for the Index to the George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody, 1800-1953

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Finding Aid for the Index to the George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody, 1800-1953

Collection number: 1589

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Index to the George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody,
Date (inclusive): 1800-1953
Collection number: 1589
Creator: Jackson, George Pullen, 1874-1953
Extent: 6 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George Pullen Jackson (1874-1953) taught German at various institutions beginning in 1905, was a professor of German (1918-43) and emeritus at Vanderbilt University, President of the University Philharmonic Society in Grand Forks, North Dakota (1913-18), the founder of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (1920), and president of the Southeastern Folklore Society (1946). He also wrote articles for music and folklore journals. His published books include The rhythmic form of the German folk songs (1916-17), Spiritual folk-songs of early America (1937), and White and Negro spirituals (1943). The collection consists of photostatic copies of four separate indexes to Jackson's collection of Southern hymnody.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joint University Libraries (Nashville, Tennessee), 1963.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Index to the George Pullen Jackson Collection of Southern Hymnody (Collection 1589). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720729 

Biography

Jackson was born on August 20, 1874 in Monson, Maine; student, Royal Conservatory of Music, Dresden, 1897-98, Vanderbilt University, 1900-01; Ph.B (1904) and Ph.D (1911), University of Chicago; post-graduate work at University of Chicago, University of Munich, and University of Bonn; taught German at various institutions beginning in 1905; became associate professor of German (1918-26), professor (1926-43), and emeritus at Vanderbilt University; President, University Philharmonic Society, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1913-18; founded Nashville Symphony Orchestra, 1920; president, Southeastern Folklore Society, 1946; member, American Musicological Society; wrote articles for Modern language notes, Journal of American folklore, and Musical quarterly; his published books include The rhythmic form of the German folk songs (1916-17), Spiritual folk-songs of early America (1937), and White and Negro spirituals (1943); died on January 19, 1953.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photostatic copies of four separate indexes to Jackson's collection of Southern hymnody (books from the collection have been cataloged individually).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Incipit index (Box 1-3).
  2. Titles--alphabetical and personal notes (Box 4).
  3. Bibliography--alphabetical and hymn and tune books (Box 5).
  4. Bibliography--chronological (Box 6).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jackson, George Pullen, 1874-1953--Archives.
Ethnomusicologists--United States--Archival resources.
Hymns, English--United States--Indexes.


Container List

Box 1

Incipit index. DO-MI FA skip to LA.

Box 2

Incipit index. MI skip to sol LA-SOL skip to DO* to MI.

Box 3

Incipit index. SOL skip to DO to MI-TI descending.

Box 4

Titles - alphabetical. Personal notes.

Box 5

Bibliography: alphabetical; Hymn and tune books.

Box 6

Bibliography: chronological.