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Series 4
Writings by Dawson, 1955-1959
Box 29

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the written (non-musical) publications, drafts, and speeches of William Levi Dawson. It includes an issue of Etude, in which Dawson published an article in 1955, and a reprint in Australian Musical News in 1959. Manuscript materials in this series include an unsigned draft of a musical curriculum guide for students from elementary to high school possibly authored by Dawson while teaching in Kansas City, Missouri, and two drafts of speeches given by Dawson. The series also includes a report Dawson submitted to the State Department of the United States of America following a trip in 1956 to Spain in which he trained selected Spanish choral groups in the American spiritual tradition.

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder Content
29 1 Music curriculum guide [possible WLD authorship], [undated] [1 of 2]
29 2 Music curriculum guide [possible WLD authorship], [undated] [2 of 2]
29 3 Speech, American Choral Directors Association convention, [undated]
29 4 Speech, choral conducting, [undated]
29 5 "Interpretation of the Religious Folk-Songs of the American Negro," Etude, March 1955
29 6 "Report to Mr. Robert D. Barton, Assistant Cultural Attaché, American Embassy, Madrid, Spain," 1956 [See also series 5-Spain]
29 7 "Interpretation of the Religious Folk-Songs of the American Negro," Australian Musical News, July 1959
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