Harold William Thompson Papers,1942-1955.

Collection Number: 14-12-649

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harold William Thompson papers, 1942-1955.
Collection Number:
14-12-649
Creator:
Thompson, Harold William,
Quantity:
.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence with Louis C. Jones of the New York State Historical Association, and with Benjamin A. Botkin, Carl Carmer, Walter Edmonds, Ruth Rubin, Pete Seeger, and others contributing to or interested in the Quarterly, concerning its founding. Also, drafts, copies, and galley proofs of articles for the Quarterly; and hymns listed by composer compiled by Thompson while organist and choirmaster of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany. Also, a tape recording of ceremonies at a testimonial dinner honoring Thompson.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Musician, professor of English and American Literature at Cornell University, first president of the New York Folklore Society (1949-1950), and editor of the New York Folklore Quarterly (1950-1955).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence with Louis C. Jones of the New York State Historical Association, and with Benjamin A. Botkin, Carl Carmer, Walter Edmonds, Ruth Rubin, Pete Seeger, and others contributing to or interested in the Quarterly, concerning its founding. Also, drafts, copies, and galley proofs of articles for the Quarterly; and hymns listed by composer compiled by Thompson while organist and choirmaster of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany. Also, a tape recording of ceremonies at a testimonial dinner honoring Thompson.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Thompson, Harold William, 1891-1964.
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-
Carmer, Carl Lamson, 1893-
Edmonds, Walter Dumaux, 1903-
Jones, Louis Clark, 1903-
Rubin, Ruth
Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014.
Cornell University.
First Presbyterian Church (Albany, N.Y.)
New York Folklore Society
New York State Historical Association.

Titles:
New York Folklore Quarterly.

Subjects:
Folklore -- New York (State)
Hymns.
Folklore
Hymns
Professors.
Musicians.

Places:
New York (State)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Harold William Thompson Papers, #14-12-649. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Arranged chronologically in original order; sometimes directly related to certain issues of the New York State Folklore Quarterly. There are also some manuscripts and galley proofs. Quotation marks indicate notations on folders.
Boxes 1-2
Series II. Manuscripts, drafts, galley proofs
Contain some related correspondence; in original order by Quarterly issues.
Boxes 2-4

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Quarterly Instructions
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 2
July 1944-March 1945
1945
Box 1 Folder 3
April-June 1945
1945
Box 1 Folder 4
July-September 1945
1945
Box 1 Folder 5
October-December 1945
1945
Box 1 Folder 6
March 1950
1950
Box 1 Folder 7
"Summer Issue 1954" April-December 1953
1954
Box 1 Folder 8
"September Issue 1954" January-July 1954
1954
Box 1 Folder 9
"September Issue 1954" August-December 1954
1954
Box 2 Folder 1
January-September 1954
1954
Box 2 Folder 2
July-December 1954
1954
Box 2 Folder 3
"Spring Issue 1955" January-December 1955
1955
Box 2 Folder 4
"June 1955" Summer Issue February-May 1955
1955
Box 2 Folder 5
"June 1955" Summer Issue June-September 1955
1955
Box 2 Folder 6
"Winter Issue" January-August 1955
1955
Box 2 Folder 7
"Winter Issue" September-December 1955
1955
Box 2 Folder 8
"Spring 1954"
1954
Box 2 Folder 9
"Summer 1954"
1954
Box 3 Folder 1
Autumn 1954
1954
Box 3 Folder 2
Winter 1954 Part I
1954
Box 3 Folder 3
Winter 1954 Part II
1954
Box 3 Folder 4
Spring 1955 Part I
1955
Box 3 Folder 5
Spring 1955 Part II
1955
Box 3 Folder 6
Summer 1955 Part I
1955
Box 3 Folder 7
Summer 1955 Part II
1955
Box 3 Folder 8
Summer 1955 Part III
1955
Box 3 Folder 9
Summer 1955 Part IV
1955
Box 4 Folder 1
Autumn 1955 Part I
1955
Box 4 Folder 2
Autumn 1955 Part II
1955
Box 4 Folder 3
Autumn 1955 Part III
1955
Box 4 Folder 4
Autumn 1955 Part IV
1955
Box 4 Folder 5
Winter 1955 Part I
1955
Box 4 Folder 6
Winter 1955 Part II
1955
Box 4 Folder 7
Winter 1955 Part III
1955
Box 4 Folder 8
"Catalog of Anthems listed by Composers"
n.d.