Irland

Collection Information


Collection Information

Collection

Marion Corell Irland collection

Location

University of Illinois Press Library storage area, dispersed by type of material; manuscripts, some vocal collections, and other individual items in Special Collections cataloging backlog cabinets, upper level, Music and Performing Arts Library.

Provenance

Donation by Roger Irland, son of Chicago area musician and University of Illinois alumna Marion Corell Irland

When acquired

November 9, 1990

Description

The donation included a total of 629 items, including books on music; choral scores; community song books; hymnals; piano and organ music; and 300 items of vocal music, including sheet music, anthologies, and methods. Also included were 22 manuscripts of vocal works, mainly in Marion Corell's hand. Heavily emphasized are Scandinavian songs including sheet music of the pre-World War II era (mainly published in Copenhagen and Stockholm), as well as Scandinavian vocal anthologies and Swedish-American folksong collections. Twenty issues of The Choir Herald (Dayton, Ohio: .1915-1917) were donated, as well as the following early piano edition:

Turk, Daniel Gottlob
Sechzig Handstücke für angehende Klavierspieler. Zweyter Theil
(Leipzig-Halle: 1795) RISM T1362 [MT243T871.262]

Arrangement

Largely dispersed among unprocessed materials

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

No list exists of individual titles of books or music editions. The Collections File ("Irland") contains a detailed summary by type of material. As of January, 2002, much of the Scandinavian sheet music is filed in a shelf box of miscellaneous foreign vocal music imprints located on the vocal music range in the University Press Building storage area.

Index terms

Irland, Marion Corell
Scandinavian vocal music
Sheet music: Scandinavian