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Ada Jordan Pray Papers, 1868-1940 MSS.012
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Arrangement note
  • Publication Rights
  • Separated Materials note

  • Title: Ada Jordan Pray Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.012
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet 2 boxes
    Date: 1868-1947
    Language of Materials note: English and German
    creator: Pray, Ada Jordan , 1884-1958

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    No restrictions.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Source unknown.

    Preferred Citation note

    Ada Jordan Pray Papers, MSS 012, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Related Archival Materials note

    The San Francisco Public Library has the following musical scores: "Schubertiana": symphony movement in rondo form / by Ada Jordan Pray; to be used with unison chorus if desired. Swiss echo song / lyric and music by Ada Jordan Pray.
    Library of Congress and Brown University have the book by Ada Jordan Pray Songs of nature, youth and love.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection includes photo albums, scrap books, correspondence, music programs, a handwritten recipe book. For a more detailed listing see finding aid available in Special Collections.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Ada Jordan Pray was a music teacher, composer, pianist and soprano. Born in California she studied the arts from an early age and attended the University of California. Upon graduation she studied in Europe at the University of Leipzig and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She composed scores of songs and piano selection and a one act opera. Mrs. Pray lived in Livermore, Berkeley, Chico, and Durham, California. She taught music, German and French in Cloverdale, Chico Berkeley, Fresno State Teachers College and Marysville Junior College, Oroville, and Gridley. Ada Gertrude Jordan married Lee Walker Pray in 1915. In 1920 she established the Ada Jordan Pray School of Music in Oroville. She performed throughout Butte County.

    Arrangement note


    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Separated Materials note

    Photo of Ada Jordan Pray, cataloged in Historic Photo Collection, sc2250

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Music -- Instruction and study -- California.
    Women composers.
    Women musicians.