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Guide to the Eugenia Saville Papers, circa 1950-1977

Abstract

Eugenia Seville joined the faculty of the Duke University Music Department in 1947 as an instructor, and was eventually promoted to Assistant and Associate Professor in 1950 and 1960, respectively. She specialized in Italian sacred music, and directed the Duke Madrigal Singers from 1947 to 1972. She died in 2006.

Contains course materials, music facsimiles, performance scores, materials related to the Duke Madrigal Singers, personal correspondence, and ephemera accumulated during Saville's research trips in the U.S. and Europe.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Saville, Eugenia Curtis, 1913-2006.
Title
Eugenia Saville papers circa 1950-1977
Language of Material
English
Extent
3 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains materials from Saville's various courses taught at Duke. Also includes facsimiles of musical manuscripts, and vocal parts for music used as class examples and as part of the Madrigal Singers' performance repertoire. Collection also contains a wooden box of lantern slides and negatives, primarily of scenes from historical opera performances and opera houses. Removed rubber-bands, 1 folder of receipts and photocopy requests, 1 folder of student employment records, 1 folder of salary information and peripheral "to do" lists.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, Photo
Box 1
Mass Incipits (For Class Examples)
Box 1
Mass Incipits (For Class Examples)
Box 1
Mass Incipits (For Class Examples)
Box 1
[Liturgical Exercises]
Box 1
[Liturgical Music, Class Notes]
Box 1
Liturgical Index
Box 1
Pistoia Mass Materials, Class Exercises
Box 1
RC M147 [Mass Materials]
Box 1
Complete Mass [Class Examples]
Box 1
Fitzwilliam 2F2 [Class Materials]
Box 1
2 Credos
Box 1
Requiem [Parts, Notes, Facsimiles]
Box 1
RC M147 Missa
Box 1
Pisa I-IV
Box 1
Pistoia II, Roll II
Box 1
Pistoia 194-5
Box 1
G.C.M. Clari, Op. 1, Edited by E. Saville
Box 1
Scales - Exercises
Box 1
Renaissance Madrigal Course (Bibliographies, Projects, Seminar)
Box 1
Medieval-Renaissance (Bibliographies, Histories, Course Outlines, Quizzes)
Box 1
Acoustics, Aesthetics, Psychology
Box 1
Art: 1850-Contemporary
Box 1
17th Century Preview
Box 1
Essential Terms and Concepts, Quizzes
Box 1
Music 125: "Listen" Work-Book
Box 1
Music 125 [Course Materials]
Box 1
Monteverdi's Orfeo, Act II
Box 1
Primitive Music [Bibliographies, Example Syllabi, Course Materials]
Box 1
Greek Classics - Henderson Course
Box 1
Medieval Music
Box 2
Baroque Instrumental
Box 2
Theory, 1973-74
Box 2
Baroque Music
Box 2
Study Aids, Master File and Working Versions
Box 2
Undergraduate Faculty Council Report, Curriculum Subcommittee, 1968
Box 2
Liturgical Index: Latest
Box 2
Liturgical Index: Working Versions, Papers, Directions, etc.
Box 2
"Golden Oldies" [Course Materials]
Box 2
Bloesch Magnificat
Box 2
Smither, "A History of the Oratorio," c.1977
Box 2
Giovanni Clari Biography
Box 2
City Lists
Box 2
Wooden box of negatives [Opera houses, Operatic Scenes]
Box 2
City Lists, cont'd
Box 3
[Copy of Saville's 18th Century Vocal Duets Publication]
Box 3
Appendices and Inventories
Box 3
Ordinary and Proper Settings
Box 3
Bloesch Magnificat
Box 3
Emily Boyd Lowe Material
Box 3
Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence, Programs
Box 3
Student Pageant
Box 3
Graduate Study in Music - Early Approaches
Box 3
American Musicological Society, 1971
Box 3
Julia Mueller Memorial, 1977
Box 3
University Council on Research
Box 3
Personal Correspondence
Box 3
Duke University Research Council
Box 3
Lectures and Program Notes
Box 3
Sabbaticals
Box 3
Trowbridge Review
Box 3
Music Department Faculty Memos, Madrigal Singers Files
Box 3
Shirley Verrett File
Box 3
Older University Education Ideas
Box 3
Undergraduate Studies
Box 3
Research Grant Material
Box 3
Seminar/Library Communication
Box 3
University Faculty Committee
Box 3
Family Letters from Pakistan
Box 3
Arts Center Committee
Box 3
Vatielli - Storia della Musica
Box 3

Historical Note

Eugenia Seville was born in Clinton, Pennsylvania. She received her B.M. from New Jersey State Teachers' College in 1934 and her M.A. in Musicology from Columbia University in 1942. Between 1952 and 1958, she undertook advanced work in musicology at the University of North Carolina. She joined the faculty of the Duke University Music Department in 1947 as an instructor, and was eventually promoted to Assistant and Associate Professor in 1950 and 1960, respectively. She specialized in Italian sacred music, and directed the Duke Madrigal Singers from 1947 to 1972. She died in 2006.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eugenia Saville Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Eugenia Saville Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

Accession 2005-0035 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.