Guide to the Eugenia Saville Papers, circa 1950-1977
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.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Saville, Eugenia Curtis, 1913-2006.
- Eugenia Saville Papers, circa 1950-1977
- Language of Material
- 3 Linear Feet, 1,000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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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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.
- Music (Dept. of) Sound Recordings, 1956-1990. (University Archives. Duke University. )
- Allan H. Bone Papers, 1944-1989. (University Archives. Duke University. )
- A. Hollis Edens Records, 1949-1960. (University Archives. Duke University. )
- Mildred L. Hendrix papers, 1951-1968. (University Archives. Duke University. )
[Identification of item], Eugenia Saville Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Eugenia Saville Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2005.
Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006
Accession 2005-0035 is described in this finding aid.
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