Contains correspondence, programs, and musical scores pertaining to James Adair, a faculty member at Sacramento State who
worked in the Department of Music.
James Adair (1909-1999), Professor of Music, Emeritus, came to California State University, Sacramento in September 1949 as
Assistant Professor of Music. The University (then known as Sacramento State College) was new, with a faculty of 49 and a
student enrollment of 830. Adair, with Frederick Westphal and Elizabeth May as the other members of the music faculty, started
classes in Counterpoint and Composition, organized the chorus, Orchestra, Opera Workshop, and classes in Music Listening.
Subsequently, for many years, he conducted the orchestra, Little Symphony, chamber music program, and in the last ten years,
to 1975, devoted his time primarily to Counterpoint, Composition, and Orchestration.
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