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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: 13.0 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
Accruals: Four large plastic containers of materials received on January 10, 2018 via the UNT College of Music.
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.
 
Series 4: January 2018 accrualAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1Add to your cart.
Barcode 707242.
Item 1: Lab Band 1949-51-53, 1949 May 20; 1950; 1953Add to your cart.

North Texas Lab Band 1949: Flamingo, Danny Boy, Begin the Beguine, Talk of the Town - We'll Be Together Again, Embraceable You, Blue Skies - Theme, Where or When.

Lab Band 1950: Laura, Swanee River, P.S. I Love You, Ain't Misbehavin', Streets of Laredo, Four of a Kind, And the Angels Sing, Yesterdays, Tea for Two, Tiger Rag.

Lab Band 1953: Stompin at the Savoy (trumpet solo, Gene Murray, tenor saxophone solo, Phil Manning), Moonglow.

Item 2: Lab Band 1953-1951-1954, 1953;1951;1954Add to your cart.

Lab Band 1953: Oh, Lady Be Good (Gene Murray, arranger), Elevation (Frank Todd), Oh, Lady Be Good, Stompin' at the Savoy (Phil Manning), Serene Moods (Rocky Hampton, arranger), I Cover the Waterfront, She's Funny That Way (Dan Alexander), Yesterdays (Phil Manning), Blue Moon Mambo, Harping on a Harp (Pat McCracken), Slaughter on 10th Avenue.

1951: She's Funny That Way ("Harold Grogan?"), Poinciana ("Leslie Repace?").

1954: Skullduggery, Extemporaneously Speaking.

Item 3: Lab Band 1954?, 1954Add to your cart.
No other information on container.
Item 4: Denton Jazz Festival with Jimmy Giuffre, 1956 April 17Add to your cart.
7.5 IPS dual track copy from masters. Spine label says 1957.
Item 5: 1957 Jazz - Reel 1, Big Band, 1957 April 16Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: 1957 Jazz - Reel 2 - Small Band and Guests, 1957 April 16Add to your cart.
Toddlin', Poinciana, Woodchopper's Ball - Frank Todd, Euel Box, Marshall Head, Aldon Graham, Paul Guerrero. I Found a New Baby - Harvey Anderson, Tommy Loy (french horn), Paul Guerrero, Bob Rober. (Program also lists Jerry Harmon, Ralph Pittman, George Mosse).
Item 7: Dr. M.E. Hall and the Chain Gang - Arthur Godfrey Show, 1957 September 30Add to your cart.
3-inch reel
Item 8: 1958 Denton Concert, 1958Add to your cart.
Name of Conrad Baska on reverse side.
Item 9: Jazz Concert - Vol. I Lab Band A, Lab Band B, 1959Add to your cart.
Recorded in Denton, 1959 Jazz Festival. Lab Band A: Pedestrian, A Foggy Day, Nobody's Heart. Lab Band B: Three Dee, Opus III, Pequod.
Item 10: Volume II - Denton 1959 Jazz ConcertAdd to your cart.
Combos: Euel Box: Mood Indigo, Carioca. Lanny Steele: The Nearness of You, Says My Heart. Jody Lyons: Jeepers Creepers, For All We Know.
Item 11: Jazz Concert - 1959 - Volume III - Lab Band A, 1959Add to your cart.
I'm Beginning to See the Light (Jody Lyons), Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Vino for Doris, Too Marvelous for Words, Relaxin' (part).
Item 12: 1959 Lab Band with Buddy De Franco, 1959 March 7Add to your cart.

Lab Band: Easy to Love, A Foggy Day, Too Marvelous For Words, Nobody's Heart, Gower Street, Hey There.

Lab Band with Buddy DeFranco: Heat Wave, Can't Help Lovin' That Man, Almost Like Being in Love, The Gulf Coast, The Great Lakes, Stardust ("other side of tape), Stompin' At the Savoy, Now's The Time.

Item 13: Denton Jazz Festival, 1959Add to your cart.

Side 1: Lab A: The Pedestrian, A Foggy Day, Gil Not Bill, Nobody's Heart.

Lab B: Three Dee, Opus III. Lanny Steele: The Nearness of You.

Side 2, Lab B: Pequod. Lanny Steele: Says My Heart.

Lab A: There Will Never Be Another You, Polka Dots and Moonbeams, Vino for Doris, Too Marvelous for Words, Hey There, Jeepers Creepers (Jody Lyons).

Item 14: Stan Kenton Camp, 1960 - Final Performance, 1960 August 19Add to your cart.
Sam Donahue, John La Porta (listed twice), North Texas State College Band.
Item 15: Michigan State University Band, 1962 December 5-inch reel.Add to your cart.
 
Item 16: Folkways Jazz, Volume I; II - The South; The BluesAdd to your cart.
Tape dub.
Item 17: Folkways Jazz, Volume II; IV; V - The Blues; Jazz Singers; Chicago No. 1Add to your cart.
Tape dub.
Item 18: Folkways Jazz, Volume V; VI - Chicago No. 1 and 2Add to your cart.
Tape dub.
Item 19: Folkways Jazz, Volume VIII; IX - Big Bands Before 1935; PianoAdd to your cart.
Tape dub.
Item 20: Folkways Jazz, Volume IX; X - Piano; Boogie Woogie - Jump - Kansas CityAdd to your cart.
Tape dub.
Item 21: Red Callender - The LowestAdd to your cart.
Tape dub of Metro Jazz E 1007.
Item 22: Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to ComeAdd to your cart.
Tape Dub
Item 23: Carl Haas, March 15Add to your cart.
No other information on container.
Item 24: No information on container.Add to your cart.
 
Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 1: 10-piece band - alto saxophone 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 2: 10-piece band - tenor saxophone 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 3: 10-piece band - tenor saxophone 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: 10-piece band - baritone saxophoneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 5: 10-piece band - trumpet 1Add to your cart.
 
Item 6: 10-piece band - trumpet 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 7: 10-piece band - tromboneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 8: 10-piece band - pianoAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: 10-piece band - bassAdd to your cart.
 
Item 10: 10-piece band - drumsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Alto saxophone 2 parts for 5-saxophone sectionsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: 3-horn band - alto saxophoneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: 3-horn band - tenor/alto saxophoneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 14: 3-horn band - alto/tenor saxophoneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: 3-horn band - trumpetAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: 3-horn band - tromboneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 17: 3-horn band - chord/leadAdd to your cart.
 
Item 18: 3-horn band - chord/leadAdd to your cart.
 
Item 19: Published 2-horn chartsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 20: Published 2-horn arrangementsAdd to your cart.
 
Item 22: Tenor - tromboneAdd to your cart.
 
Item 23: Set of parts beginning with "I Walk the Line"Add to your cart.
 
Item 24: Set of parts beginning with "Artistry in Rhythm"Add to your cart.
 
Item 25: Vocal musicAdd to your cart.
 
Item 26: Combo orks [orchestrations]Add to your cart.
 
Item 27: Chord/leadAdd to your cart.
Also labeled for 3-horn band.
Item 28: Chord/leadAdd to your cart.
Also labeled for 3-horn band.
Box 3Add to your cart.
 
Folder 1: Jake's Method: The Trumpet Method of Don JacobyAdd to your cart.
Photocopy. Denton, TX: Jockobotz Publishers.
Folder 2: Conn MethodAdd to your cart.
For guitar. Unbound pages in envelope.
Folder 3: The Sweetest, 1992 May 23Add to your cart.
Manuscript score in pencil for three unidentified instruments, trombone, and rhythm. Name of Red Boyd at top of page.
Item 1: Black portfolioAdd to your cart.
Gene Hall speeches; notes for lecture on the Swing Era.
Item 2: Yellow binderAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of published piano-vocal scores; blank guitar chord grids.
Item 3: Blue binder: The C. G. Conn Method of Teacher Guided Self-Instruction for the Guitar, Levels 1 and 2Add to your cart.
 
Item 4: Black binder: The Professional Arranger Composer: Methods and Techniques for the Present Day Music WriterAdd to your cart.
Inscribed to Alvin by Russ Garcia.
Item 5: Red binder: Country MusicAdd to your cart.
Binder has logo of College of the Desert Roadrunners. Contents are alphabetical set of information on country musicians taken from magazines and other sources.
Item 6: Red binder: Country Music Articles / TriviaAdd to your cart.
Spine label.
Item 7: Blue binder: The History of Country MusicAdd to your cart.
Organized in reference to tapes numbered 1-13.
Item 8: Gray binder: Dick Hyman's Professional Chord Changes and Substitutions for 100 Tunes Every Musician Should KnowAdd to your cart.
 
Item 9: Gray binder: Fake BookAdd to your cart.
Some manuscript pages.
Item 10: Gray binder: Two-horn Book, B-flatAdd to your cart.
 
Item 11: Gray binder: Two-horn Book, E-flatAdd to your cart.
 
Item 12: Gray binder: Two-horn Book, CAdd to your cart.
 
Item 13: Black binder: Two-horn Book, CAdd to your cart.
 
Item 14: Black binder: Two-horn Book, CAdd to your cart.
 
Item 15: Black binder: Two-horn Book, CAdd to your cart.
 
Item 16: Two blue bindersAdd to your cart.
Christmas music.

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