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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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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 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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