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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 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.
Folder 4: Literary Production, undatedAdd to your cart.
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.
Folder 12: Merrill Ellis Memorial Material, 1981Add to your cart.
A memorial book from the funeral for Merrill Ellis and a biography of the professor.

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