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Symposium on Rural Hymnody Collection, 1974-1982

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Title: Symposium on Rural Hymnody Collection, 1974-1982Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1978-1982

ID: RG 11/11.02

Primary Creator: Berea College

Extent: 1.9 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in the series as follows:

Series 1: Symposium Planning - This series consists of grant-funding information, call for papers, arrangement correspondence, and ephemera relating to the planning of the Symposium on Rural Hymnody.  The materials are arranged chronologically and they cover the period from July 18, 1974 to November 24, 1980, the last date of correspondence with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Series 2: Symposium Publication Project - This series consists of papers presented, presentation responses, correspondence with participants, publication correspondence, and materials distributed at the symposium.  Most of the files are arranged alphabetically by presenter.  Correspondence with potential publishers is arranged chronologically. 

Series 3: Manuscript    - This series consists of an edited manuscript of symposium presentations.  Files are arranged in the chapter order envisioned by editor, William Tallmadge.  It contains an appendix with participant biographies.

Series 4: Reel-To-Reel and Cassette Audio Tapes - Follow the links in the box list to listen to the recordings. This series consists of reel-to-reel and cassette audio tape recordings of Symposium presentations, responses, and related musical performances.  The performances and presentations are arranged in the same order as the symposium.  Also included are recording of Sunday morning and afternoon worship and singing at the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church at Martin, Floyd County, Kentucky April 29, the last day of the Symposium.

Subjects: Berea College -- History, Hymns -- Metrics and rhythmics., Jackson, George Pullen -- 1874-1953, Jones, Loyal -- 1928-, Phipps Family (Musical group)., Revival hymns -- History and criticism., Revival hymns., Tallmadge, William H.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Symposium on Rural Hymnody was hosted by Berea College on April 27-29, 1979.  Follow the links in the Series 4 box list to listen to the recordings of Symposium presentations, performances, and a worship service.  Presentations were given by seventeen participants.  The symposium also featured performances by the A.L. Phipps Family of Knox County, Kentucky and the Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers of Dale County, Alabama. The group also traveled to Floyd County, Kentucky, to attend the Sunday worship service of the Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church.

The symposium was conceived by Loyal Jones and William Tallmadge as the beginning of a new examination of hymnody.  Presenters looked to challenge the pioneering work of George Pullen Jackson by suggesting that lining hymnody was still being performed by white singers after 1850.  In addition, they looked to prove that lining hymnody represented the mainstream of rural hymnody from 1650 to 1850.

The possibility of a symposium publication was not considered as part of the initial planning stages. Nevertheless, the event was perceived as quite successful by many of the participants, and Tallmadge and Jones expressed their desire to publish the proceedings as an anthology.  However, the manuscript tha tresulted from extensive editing by Tallmadge, was not well received by both the University Press of Kentucky and the University of Illinois Press.

The primary barrier to acceptance was what reviewers perceived to be the difficulty of publishing “proceedings” in a way that would appeal to non-attendants. Further attempts to publish the work were conducted by University of Kentucky English professor Thomas A.Adler in 1982, but again a publisher could not be found. Individual Symposium papers have been published inacademic journals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the records of the 1979 Symposium on Rural Hymnody hosted by Berea College. Included in the collection are the planning records and correspondence for the event; records of the papers presented at the symposium and the records and correspondence regarding potential publication of such; an edited manuscript of symposium presentations; and reel-to-reel and cassette audio tape recordings of symposium presentations, responses, and related musical performances.

Subject/Index Terms

Berea College -- History
Hymns -- Metrics and rhythmics.
Jackson, George Pullen -- 1874-1953
Jones, Loyal -- 1928-
Phipps Family (Musical group).
Revival hymns -- History and criticism.
Revival hymns.
Tallmadge, William H.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Federal copyright regulations apply.  Please cite materials.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], RG 11.02: Symposium on Rural Hymnody Collection, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in October 2015. Links to digital items added in 2018.


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[Series 3: Manuscript],
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Series 1: Symposium PlanningAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Grant-Funding InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Inviting Papers, Arrangements, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ephemera, misc.Add to your cart.
Series 2: Symposium Publication ProjectAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Stephen BlumAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Alan C. BuechnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Mellonee BurnimAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Harlan DanielAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: James C. DowneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Archie GreenAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Dorothy HornAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Richard HulanAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Portia MaultsbyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Judith McCullohAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Terry E. MillerAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Robert StevensAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: William H. TallmadgeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Nicholas TemperleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Darius ThiemeAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Jeff Todd TitonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Presentation ResponsesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Vaughan’s Family VisitorAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with ParticipantsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Publication CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Series 3: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Title Page, Preface, Introduction, and ContentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Temperley, NicholasAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Tallmadge, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miller, Terry EllisAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Titon, Jeff ToddAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Buechner, Alan C.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hulan, Richard HuffmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Blum, StephenAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Daniel, Harlan D.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Downey, James C.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Maultsby, Portia K.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tallmadge, William H.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dyen, Doris J.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tallmadge, William H.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Green, ArchieAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: AppendixAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Original Audio RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Box 4: Reel-To-Reel RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: AC-OR-066-001Add to your cart.

"Songs in Vogue with the Vulgar" by Arthur F. Schrader.  1 of 2

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Item 2: AC-OR-066-002Add to your cart.

"Songs in Vogue with the Vulgar" by Arthur F. Schrader.  2 of 2   

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Item 3: AC-OR-066-003Add to your cart.

"Black Shape-Note Singing in Southern Alabama"  by Doris Dyen. Singing by Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers.   

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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers (Continued)    \

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Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers (Concluded) [shape-note singing demonstration lesson]   

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Item 6: AC-OR-066-006Add to your cart.

Demonstration of Lining Hymnody by Members of the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church Blackey, Letcher County KY, Led By Elder Elwood Cornett.  1 of 2   

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Item 7: AC-OR-066-007Add to your cart.

Lining Hymnody by Members of the Mt. Olivet Regular Baptist Church Blackey, Letcher County KY, Led By Elder Elwood Cornett.  2 of 2   

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Item 8: AC-OR-066-008Add to your cart.

Program of Gospel Hymnody by the A.L. Phipps Family of Barbourville, Knox County KY.  1 of 2   

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Item 9: AC-OR-066-009Add to your cart.

Program of Gospel Hymnody by the A.L. Phipps Family of Barbourville, Knox County KY.  2 of 2   

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Item 10: AC-OR-066-010Add to your cart.

"Sampler":  Excerpts from Symposium Presentations Including Papers, Singing and Worship Services.   

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Item 11: AC-OR-066-011Add to your cart.

Closing Summary and Observations by Archie Green, April 28, 1979.     

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Sunday Morning Worship Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, Martin, KY.  April 29, 1979:  1 of 4   

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Sunday Morning Worship Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, Martin, KY.  April 29, 1979:  2 of 4   

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Item 14: AC-OR-067-003Add to your cart.

Afternoon Singing Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, Martin, KY.  April 29, 1979: 3 of 4     

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Afternoon Singing Left Beaver Old Regular Baptist Church, Martin, KY.  April 29, 1979:  4 of 4     

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Box 5: Audio Cassette RecordingsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: AC-CT-056-001Add to your cart.

Introduction by Daniel Patterson.  "The Old Way of Singing: Its Origins and Development"  by Nicholas Temperley. 

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"The Old Way of Singing: Its Origins and Development"  by Nicholas Temperley. (Continued)     

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Item 3: AC-CT-056-003Add to your cart.

"The Old Way of Singing: Its Origins and Development"  by Nicholas Temperley. (Concluded) "Thoughts on the Growth of the Old Baptist Song Repertory" by Terry Miller.   

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Item 4: AC-CT-056-004Add to your cart.

"Thoughts on the Growth of the Old Baptist Song Repertory" by Terry Miller. (Concluded)     

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Item 5: AC-CT-056-005Add to your cart.

"Hymnody of the Fellowship Independent Baptist Church of Stanley Virginia" by Jeff Titon.       

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Item 6: AC-CT-056-006Add to your cart.

"Hymnody of the Fellowship Independent Baptist Church of Stanley Virginia" by Jeff Titon.  (Concluded)       

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Item 7: AC-CT-056-007Add to your cart.

Open Discussion.     

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Item 8: AC-CT-056-008Add to your cart.

"Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre and Other Developments of Revival Hymnody in the North" by Alan Buechner.     

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Item 9: AC-CT-056-009Add to your cart.

"Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre and Other Developments of Revival Hymnody in the North" by Alan Buechner. (Concluded)  Respondent: James C. Downey

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Item 10: AC-CT-056-010Add to your cart.

"Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre and Other Developments of Revival Hymnody in the North" by Alan Buechner.    Respondent: James C. Downey (Concluded) "Jackson's White and Negro Spirituals: Thirty-six Years Later" by Dorothy D. Horn.     

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Item 11: AC-CT-056-011Add to your cart.

"Jackson's White and Negro Spirituals: Thirty-six Years Later" by Dorothy D. Horn. (Concluded) Respondent: William Tallmadge. "Black Spirituals: A Manifestation of the Black Aesthetic Concept" by Portia K. Maultsby.     

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Item 12: AC-CT-056-012Add to your cart.

"Black Spirituals: A Manifestation of the Black Aesthetic Concept" by Portia K. Maultsby. (Continued)     

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Item 13: AC-CT-056-013Add to your cart.

"Black Spirituals: A Manifestation of the Black Aesthetic Concept" by Portia K. Maultsby. (Concluded) Respondents: Melonee Burnin / Robert Stephens. "The Black in Jackson's White Spirituals"  by William Tallmadge.     

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Item 14: AC-CT-056-014Add to your cart.

"The Black in Jackson's White Spirituals"  by William Tallmadge. (Concluded) Respondent: Portia K. Maultsby     

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Item 15: AC-CT-056-015Add to your cart.

"The White and/or Black Spiritual and Rural Revivalistic Religion" by James C. Downey.     

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Item 16: AC-CT-056-016Add to your cart.

"The White and/or Black Spiritual and Rural Revivalistic Religion" by James C. Downey. (Concluded). Respondent: Darius Thieme. "Wyeth's Wellsprings" by Richard H. Hulan.     

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"Wyeth's Wellsprings" by Richard H. Hulan. (Continued)     

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"Wyeth's Wellsprings" by Richard H. Hulan. (Concluded). "Peripheral American Hymnody" by Harlan Daniel.     

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"Peripheral American Hymnody" by Harlan Daniel. (Continued)     

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"Peripheral American Hymnody" by Harlan Daniel. (Concluded). Conclusions: Archie Green     

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Item 21: AC-CT-080-005Add to your cart.

Excerpts Illustrating Various Hymn Traditions by Participants     

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