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Merrill Ellis Collection, 1958-1982 | University Archives

By Zachary Richardson

Collection Overview

Title: Merrill Ellis Collection, 1958-1982Add to your cart.
ID: 02/08/UG.23
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 00/00/1987. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Education, Electronic composition, Music--Instruction and study

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Abstract

Papers (1958-1982) of Merrill Ellis concerning his career as a composer and teacher of musical composition including correspondence, legal documents, literary productions, printed material, and photographic material.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence (1966-1976), legal documents, literary productions (biographical, 1966-1977), information for the Standard Awards Panel, Electronic Music Composition Manual, and newsletters and articles.

Printed material (brochures, 1962-1980), clippings (1968-1980, undated), flyers and lists (1968-1980, undated), and programs (1958-1982, undated).

Photographic materials (positive prints).

Collection Historical Note

Merrill Ellis (1916-1981) was a composer and teacher of musical composition. He was a member of the School of Music faculty at North Texas State College / North Texas State University in Denton.

Professor Ellis was Director of the Electronic Music Center at the North Texas State University School of Music and was awarded a faculty research grant "to study and develop new techniques of artistic communication in the fields of analogue synthesis of sound and light, computer applications to the arts and intermedia art vehicle."

In 1975 Professor Ellis received an award for his contributions to serious music from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 87-004
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Morris Martin
Preferred Citation: Merrill Ellis Collection, University of North Texas Archives and Rare Books

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1879Add to your cart.
Correspondence (1966-1976, undated), legal documents, literary productions (newsletters and manual), and printed material (brochures, 1962-1975, undated).
Barcode: 2720
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1966-1976, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Legal Document, 1966Add to your cart.
Application to the Rockefeller Foundation for Research Grant
Folder 3: Literary Production, 1966-1977Add to your cart.
Biographical
Folder 4: Literary Production, undatedAdd to your cart.
Biographical
Folder 5: Literary Production, ca. 1967Add to your cart.
Book/Manuscript: Electronic Music Composition Manual
Folder 6: Literary Production, 1967-1975, undatedAdd to your cart.
Newsletters (miscellaneous)
Folder 7: Literary Production, 1966-1975Add to your cart.
Newsletters (North Texas State University)
Folder 8: Literary Production, 1970, 1973-1974, 1976, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Newsletters (Pans & Pipes)
Folder 9: Printed Material, 1962-1969Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts and music festivals in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 10: Printed Material, 1970-1973Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 11: Printed Material, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Box 1880Add to your cart.
Printed material including brochures (1976-1980), clippings (1966-1980, undated), flyers (1968-1980, undated), and lists.
Barcode: 2721
Folder 1: Printed Material, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for music festivals and conventions in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 2: Printed Material, 1980Add to your cart.
Conference program for the 46th Meeting (27th National Biennial Meeting) of the Music Educators National Conference, held April 9-12, 1980 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Folder 3: Printed Material, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 4: Printed Material, 1968Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 5: Printed Material, 1969Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 6: Printed Material, 1970Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 7: Printed Material, 1971Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 8: Printed Material, 1972Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 9: Printed Material, 1973Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 10: Printed Material, 1974Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 11: Printed Material, 1975Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 12: Printed Material, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 13: Printed Material, undatedAdd to your cart.
Clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Folder 14: Printed Material, 1968-1980Add to your cart.
Flyers and lists relating to Merrill Ellis, his work and performances, and electronic music.
Folder 15: Printed Material, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Copies of clippings of newspaper articles relating to Merrill Ellis, his work, and electronic music.
Box 1881Add to your cart.
Printed material including programs (1958-1982, undated); photographic material.
Barcode: 2722
Folder 1: Programs, 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 2: Printed Material, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs (originals and copies) for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 3: Printed Material, 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 4: Printed Material, 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 5: Printed Material, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 6: Printed Material, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 7: Printed Material, undatedAdd to your cart.
Brochures and programs for concerts, music festivals, conventions, and other events in which Merrill Ellis performed or participated.
Folder 8: Photographic Prints, 1960s-1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Merrill Ellis at desk (no beard)Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: Merrill Ellis (in striped coat)Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: Merrill Ellis (with score)Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Merrill Ellis (no beard, at EII Synthesizer)Add to your cart.
 
Item 5: Merrill Ellis (with reel of tape, in studio at 1721 Mulberry, Denton, Texas)Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: Merrill Ellis (no beard, at EII Synthesizer, from left)Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: Merrill Ellis with unknown man (possibly Robert Moog) in studio at unknown locationAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: Unknown man in studio (location unknown)Add to your cart.
 
Item 9: Student (possibly Ronn Cox) in studio at unknown locationAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: Studio recording consoleAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Moog Synthesizer (front view)Add to your cart.
 
Item 12: Moog Synthesizer (view from left front corner)Add to your cart.
 
Item 13: Electronic Music Center studio at 1721 Mulberry, Denton, TexasAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1847a: OversizeAdd to your cart.
NOTE: This box contains the Lillian Gunter Family Papers, the Ponder Lee Brown Collection, the Musical and Theatrical Programs Collection and the Merrill Ellis Collection. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage (oversize) under the Lillian Gunter Family Papers with a Collection Number of HM.52.
Barcode: 642504

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