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Gene Hall Collection | Music Library

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Gene Hall CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 06/041
Primary Creator: Hall, Gene (Morris Eugene) (1913-1993)
Extent: 12.0 Boxes
Subjects: University of North Texas. College of Music
Forms of Material: Jazz
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of twelve boxes of papers, correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and music for jazz ensembles of various sizes, as well as one piece of realia.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Music Library. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Acquisition Source: Leon Breeden, Morris Martin, others

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 697649.
Folder 1: Curriculum VitaAdd to your cart.
Three copies.
Folder 2: Transcript of "Gene Hall Tape - 1966"; transcript, "Gene Hall's Comments to Leon Breeden 2/2/76 from [Stephen F. Austin] University"Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Oral history interview: notes and preliminary researchAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Photocopies of materials in conjunction with oral history interviewAdd to your cart.
Includes adjudication forms from Michigan State University T.V. Orchestra's appearances at Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival under Hall, correspondence, and papers related to other jazz education events and organizations.
Folder 5: Oral history transcriptsAdd to your cart.
Two stapled sets of papers, corresponding to sides of a tape.
Folder 6: Oral history: post-interview name verification, 1991 April 24Add to your cart.
Verifies identities and spellings of names mentioned in oral history interview. Correspondence between UNT Music Library and History Department.
Folder 7: Collection inventory, 1991 April 24Add to your cart.
Includes two copies of "Gene Hall Gift" document.
Folder 8: Nick LaRocca cover letter to Gene Hall, 1957 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Copies of newspaper clippings and correspondence sent to Gene Hall from Nick LaRoccaAdd to your cart.
Annotated in pencil and ink by LaRocca.
Folder 10: Envelope from Nick LaRocca, 1957Add to your cart.
Contained contents of Folders 7 and 8. Postmarked October 1, 1957.
Folder 11: Brochure for "new course": The organization and development of the high school stage bandAdd to your cart.
Original and photocopy.
Folder 12: Copy of letter from Bob RogersAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Hall's name tag, "past president," and "hall of fame" ribbons from 1993 meeting of the International Association of Jazz Educators in San Antonio, 1993 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Selmer ad featuring Gene Hall; business cardAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Letter from president of College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA, 1975 April 16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Photocopy of guest list, 1948 May 8Add to your cart.
Two sets of paper of different sizes -- unclear if they are for the same event.
Folder 17: Jazz Educators Journal, 1993 SpringAdd to your cart.

Pages 38-40: "Gene Hall: In His Own Words," by Michael Cogswell.

Magazine and typed copy of article in file.

Folder 18: Memorial tributes and related documentsAdd to your cart.
Includes biography of hall and seating list for event in his honor, letters of tribute or condolence (arranged in alphabetical order), obituaries, and funeral and concert programs.
Folder 19: "The Guitar in the Stage Band," by Dr. M. E. Hall, 1965 June 15Add to your cart.
In the Stage Band Directors' Newsletter, "a service of Down Beat magazine for music educators."
Folder 20: Set of photocopies, encyclopedia entries on music by Gene Hall, 1955-1967Add to your cart.
Two sets of copies.
Folder 21: Stage Band Techniques, by Dr. M.E. (Gene) Hall, 1965Add to your cart.
Conductor / teacher's manual. San Antonio: Southern Music Company. 2 copies.
Folder 22: Stage Band Techniques, by Dr. M.E. (Gene) Hall, 1965Add to your cart.
Part books for C, B-flat, E-flat, bass clef instruments, piano, guitar, drums.
Folder 23: B. Miller, dissertation, 1979Add to your cart.
Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Folder 24: Scores for 3-horn band arrangements - "Red book"Add to your cart.
Found with other items in this box. Standard jazz and popular tunes, some marked for revision. See also: Series 2, Boxes 2 and 3.
Folder 25: Concert and event programsAdd to your cart.
Includes 1951 Jazz Frolic, 1957 and 1959 Laboratory Dance Band concerts, 1987 Homecoming Dance/Concert.
Folder 26: Gene Hall, dissertation: "The development of North Texas State College, 1890-1949", 1954Add to your cart.
Doctor of Education, New York University.
Folder 27: Textbook: Showalter's New Harmony and Composition, Part I, by A.J. Showalter, 1896Add to your cart.
Published by the A.J. Showalter Co., Dalton, GA, and the Showalter-Patton Co., Dallas, TX.
Item 28: University of North Texas Oral History Collection Number 840: Interview with Gene Hall, 1991 February 9, 14, 18, 19Add to your cart.
Interview conducted by Michael Cogswell and Ronald E. Marcello.
Item 29: Cassette tape: "Gene Hall Service," First Baptist Church, Denton TXAdd to your cart.
Wayne Blankenship, Th. D., presiding.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Oversized materials found with items in Box 1.
Item 1: Oversized copies of newspaper clippings from Nick LaRoccaAdd to your cart.
See also: Box 1, Folders 7, 8, 9.
Item 2: Don Gillis: Bronc BustAdd to your cart.
Fourth movement of Gillis' Cowtown Suite. Ozalid copy of manuscript score.
Folder 3: PhotosAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Gene Hall at American College Jazz Festival, 1972 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 3.5 x 5 inches, black and white.
Item 2: Gene Hall with two others at American College Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, 1972 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 3.5 x 5 inches, black and white.
Item 3: Gene Hall directing first Lab Band (Laboratory Dance Band), 1948Add to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 4: Gene Hall on alto saxophone with Lab Band at Jazz Frolic, 1952Add to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 5: Overhead photo of Hall and bandAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 6: Vocal quintet with bandAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 7: Gene Hall on clarinet with Dixieland group, circa 1951Add to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 8: Male vocalist with Hall and bandAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 9: Pat McCracken, Hall, and bandAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 10: Jazz Frolic, Leon Breeden on clarinetAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, black and white.
Item 11: Gene Hall, Matt Betton, John Roberts at National Association for Jazz Education conference in Kansas City, 1981Add to your cart.
Includes trophy described in Series 3.
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, color.
Item 12: Gene Hall with Leon McAuliffe and Darrell Holt, 1981 June 18Add to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 8 x 10 inches, color.
Item 13: Gene Hall speaking to a group of studentsAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 5.5 x 4.75 inches, black and white
Item 14: Gene Hall speaking to a group of students, with Leon Breeden and Stan Kenton sitting behind himAdd to your cart.
Appears to be same event as Item 13.
Physical Description: 5.5 x 4.75 inches, black and white.
Item 15: Portrait of Gene HallAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 5 x 7 inches, black and white.
Item 16: Copy of photo: Aces of Collegeland band directed by Floyd GrahamAdd to your cart.
 
Physical Description: 9 x 6.25 inches, black and white.
Folder 4: Master's thesis: "The development of a curriculum for the teaching of dance music at a college level", 1944 AugustAdd to your cart.
Master of Arts.
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Denton Record-Chronicle feature "Steppin Out"Add to your cart.
Includes "A Tribute to Gene Hall."  One laminated cover and two full copies.
Folder 3: Scrapbook: "Gene Hall on the Ball"Add to your cart.
Primarily newspaper clippings, with some photos.
Folder 4: Envelope, "family memorabilia"Add to your cart.
Only document found inside was an invitation to the 1987 NTSU Alumni AwardsDinner.
Series 2: Band booksAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: "Two-Horn Book"Add to your cart.

Six volumes of parts for jazz standards, arranged by instrument for a band consisting of two horns and a rhythm section.

Barcode 697650.

Box 2: "Three-Horn Book"Add to your cart.

8 volumes of jazz standards, arranged by instrument, for an ensemble consisting of three horns and a rhythm section. This box contains books for different combinations of horns: "alto (tenor)," "tenor (alto)," "tenor (trombone)," "trombone (tenor), and trumpet.

Barcode 697651.

Box 3: "Three-Horn Book," continued; lead sheetsAdd to your cart.

Rhythm section books for three-horn ensemble, and separate set of lead sheets for B-flat (two books) and bass clef instruments.

Barcode 697652.

Box 4: Lead sheets for C and E-flat instruments; "Tenor Band Book," alto, alto (tenor), tenor, trombone (tenor)Add to your cart.
Barcode 697653.
Box 5: "Tenor Band Book," piano, bass drums; "Big" books: alto 1, 2, tenor 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 697654.
Box 6: "Big" books: tenor 2, trumpets 1, 5, tromboneAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697655.
Box 7: "Big" books: piano, bass, drumsAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697656.
Box 8: "5-horn books"Add to your cart.
Barcode 697657.
Box 9: Stock arrangementsAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697659.
Folder 1: Inventory of titlesAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Saxophone 1 (alto 1)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Saxophone 2 (tenor 1)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Saxophone 3 (alto 2)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Saxophone 4 (tenor 2)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Saxophone 5 (baritone)Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Trumpet 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Trumpet 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Trumpet 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Trombone 1Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Trombone 2Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Trombone 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: ViolinsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: Stock arrangementsAdd to your cart.
Barcode 697658.
Folder 1: PianoAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: BassAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: DrumsAdd to your cart.
 
Series 3: RealiaAdd to your cart.
 
Item 1: Trophy, National Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame, 1981 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
 

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