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Series 3
Writings, 1926-1983
Boxes 37-45 and OP 12-13

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by Moore as well as writings by others from 1926-1983. The bulk of the series is notes and fragments for her writing projects, as well as notebooks which include both writings and personal notes and reminders. Many of her speeches, seminar talks, and conference presentations are included. A draft of her workbook, A Recorded Supplement to Studies in Traditional Harmony, along with two transcripts of interviews with Moore are included. Writings by others consist of both typescript and published essays about African American music, composers, and education including Doxey Wilkerson’s article, "Teaching the Black Experience".

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Writings by Moore
Box Folder Content
37 1 "About the Title Soweto", no date
37 2 "Another View from the Bridge," speech, 1975
37 3 "Audio tape inventory," no date
37 4 Bibliographies and suggested readings, no date
37 5 "Black Music (the Composer)," no date
37 6 "A Cantata For the Easter Season," no date
37 7 "Carillons and Bells," no date
37 8 "Choices and Values: Music and the Mission of Fisk," speech, 1981
37 9 "Comments on the proposed Master of Music Education," no date
37 10 "A Comparison of the Positive and Negative Elements Relating to Democracy in the North and South: 1607-1700," no date
37 11 "Composers Forum," no date
37 12 "A Composers Outlook," no date
37 13 "The Composers Thoughts about the Composition," no date
37 14 Course descriptions, no date
37 15 "Developing a Vocabulary: The Elements of Music," 1978
37 16 "Explanation of Course Music," no date
37 17 First National Congress on Women in Music, speech, 1981
37 18 First National Congress on Women in Music, speech, [draft], 1981
37 19 "The Forward Look, graduation speech at Fisk University," 1926
37 20 "The Goodwill Chorus," no date
37 21 "Harry E. Savage," no date
37 22 Howard University Speech, 1971
37 23 "The Innocents Abroad," no date
37 24 Interview transcript, 1973
37 25 Jack and Jill of America Foundation, speech, no date
37 26 "Juba- Black Rhythm Game," no date
37 27 Lincoln Center seminar, speech, 1977
37 28 "Liturgical Use of Jazz," no date
37 29 Moore, Undine Smith, curriculum vitae [drafts], circa 1976-1985
37 30 "My Life in Music" speech, 1983
37 31 Notes and fragments, no date [1 of 17]
OP12 - Notes and fragments, no date [2 of 17]
37 32 Notes and fragments, no date [3 of 17]
38 1 Notes and fragments, no date [4 of 17]
38 2 Notes and fragments, no date [5 of 17]
38 3 Notes and fragments, no date [6 of 17]
38 4 Notes and fragments, no date [7 of 17]
38 5 Notes and fragments, no date [8 of 17]
38 6 Notes and fragments, no date [9 of 17]
38 7 Notes and fragments, no date [10 of 17]
39 1 Notes and fragments, no date [11 of 17]
39 2 Notes and fragments, no date [12 of 17]
39 3 Notes and fragments, no date [13 of 17]
39 4 Notes and fragments, no date [14 of 17]
39 5 Notes and fragments, no date [15 of 17]
OP13 - Notes and fragments, no date [16 of 17]
39 6 Notes and fragments, no date [17 of 17]
40 1 Notebooks, no date [1 of 8]
40 2 Notebooks, no date [2 of 8]
40 3 Notebooks, no date [3 of 8]
40 4 Notebooks, no date [4 of 8]
40 5 Notebooks, no date [5 of 8]
40 6 Notebooks, no date [6 of 8]
41 1 Notebooks, no date [7 of 8]
41 2 Notebooks, no date [8 of 8]
41 3 Notebook [loose leaf], no date
41 4 Notes on soloists, no date
41 5 "On Becoming a Virginia Composer," no date
41 6 "On Being a Music Major," 1984
41 7 "On Hearing the Birds Sing" speech, no date
41 8 "On Reading Essays," no date
41 9 "On Set Down," 1984
41 10 "Observations on St. Simons Island," no date
41 11 "Our Visit to St. Simons Island," Georgia, no date
41 12 "The Project: the Black Man in American Music," no date
41 13 "The Project: the Black Man in American Music," introduction [draft], no date
41 14 "Random Thoughts on Operettas, Spring Recitals, Music Festivals and Clinics," no date
41 15 "Recommendations on Black Music Center," no date
41 16 A Recorded Supplement to Studies in Traditional Harmony [book draft], no date [1 of 2]
42 1 A Recorded Supplement to Studies in Traditional Harmony [book draft], no date [2 of 2]
42 2 "Report regarding Virginia State College for the school year 1958-1959," 1959
42 3 "Report to the Southern Educational Foundation," circa 1971
42 4 "Some Other Implications of the Spiritual and Black Art Song," no date
42 5 Speech to guests of Mrs. Hall, no date
42 6 "The Spiritual Singers of St. Simons Island," no date
42 7 Telephone interview, no date
42 8 "A Tribute to John W. Work III," no date
42 9 Tribute to Johnella Jackson, no date
42 10 "A Tribute to the Black Song," no date
42 11 Unknown speeches, no date
42 12 Virginia State College Annual Staff Conference Speech, 1965
42 13 "Virginia State College Institutional Self-Study," circa 1970
42 14 VTA conference speech, no date
42 15 "Women in Music, panel talk," no date
Writing by others
43 1 Anderson, Thomas J. III, "Elegy for Sadat," no date
43 2 Anthony, Johnny, "A Selected Bibliography on Afro-American Music," 1971
43 3 Baker, Carl, Purple, Black Women and the Resurrection, 1986
43 4 Baker, Dave, "Jazz: The Academys Neglected Stepchild," no date
43 5 Baker, David N., et al, The Black Composer Speaks, 1978
43 6 Berryman, Joe, Unknown writing, no date
43 7 "Biography: Reginald Farrar," no date
43 8 Branch, Samuel, untitled, no date
43 9 Brooks, Gwendolyn, "Mahalia Wants Us To Sing," no date
43 10 DuBois, W.E.B., "What is Africa to Me?" no date
43 11 DuBois, W.E.B., Wright, Richard, et al, Excerpts, no date
43 12 Copland, Aaron, Music and Imagination [excerpt], 1952 Copland, Aaron,
43 13 Crooker, Wayne M., Blues Poems, no date
43 14 Dabney, Bernardin, "Virginia State University: 100 Years of Excellence," 1981
43 15 De Lerma, Dominique-Rene, "The Teachers Guide to Recent Recordings of Music by Black Composers," no date
43 16 Dreikurs, Rudolf, essays, no date.
43 17 Easter, Mary, resume, no date
43 18 "Further Validation of the Wert-Myster Farming Attitude Scale," no date
43 19 Garcia, William Burres, "Church Music by Black Composers," no date
43 20 Gordon, Michael V.W., "The Arts of Young People in the Black Urban Experience," 1972
43 21 Goss, Louise, Contemporary Piano Literature, 1957 Goss, Louise,
43 22 "Great God Amighty," no date
43 23 Handy, W.C., St. Louis Blues, 1914 Handy, W.C.,
43 24 Harrison, Lou, "On Ives First Piano Sonata," no date
43 25 Hudson, Herman, "The Black Studies Program," 1972
43 26 Hughes, Langston, Selected Poems, no date Hughes, Langston,
43 27 Jackson, Luther P., "The Problem of Telling It Like It Is," 1966
43 28 Jahoda, Ellen, "Portrait: Initial Proposal," 1979
43 29 Jacques-Dalcroze, Emile, Eurythmics, Art and Education [excerpt], 1930 Jacques-Dalcroze, Emile,
43 30 Johns, Altona Trent, "Two Musical Religious Expressions of Black People," no date
43 31 "Johns-Moore Collection," no date
43 32 Johnson, Harry A., curriculum vitae and biographical sketch, circa 1986
44 1 Johnson, James Weldon, The Book of American Negro Spirituals, Preface, 1925 Johnson, James Weldon,
44 2 Kennan, Kent Wheeler, Orchestration Workbook II, 1969 Kennan, Kent Wheeler,
44 3 Lederer, Ivyle, news release, 1979
44 4 Lee-Smith, Hughie, curriculum vitae, no date
44 5 "Lesson XVII," no date
44 6 Levin, Henry M., Institute for Research on Educational Finance and Governance Project Report: About Time for Educational Reform, 1983 Levin, Henry M.,
44 7 Levinson, Sylvia, untitled, no date
44 8 Lomax, Alan, Black Musical Style, no date Lomax, Alan,
44 9 Lomax, John A., Adventures of a Ballad Hunter [excerpts], 1947 Lomax, John A.,
44 10 Machiavelli, Niccolo, The Prince and the Discourses, [quote], 1950 Machiavelli, Niccolo,
44 11 The Marriage of Anansewa, performance program, no date
44 12 Mary Washington College, Arts Education Workshop, 1978
44 13 Mason, Neale B., Essentials of Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint, 1968 Mason, Neale B.,
44 14 Mattis, Olivia, "Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)," no date
44 15 Merriam, Alan P., "Africa South of the Sahara," 1957
44 16 Mumford, James E., seminar paper, 1972
44 17 "Music in School and Community," no date
44 18 Notes and fragments, no date
44 19 Performer biographies, no date
44 20 "Policies Governing Retirement at Virginia State College," 1969
44 21 "Proposals for Standards" [excerpts], 1973
44 22 "Reference Chart of Keyboard Idioms and Patterns," no date
44 23 Richards, Agnes, "The Black Swan," no date
44 24 "The Rochester Civic Orchestra Radio Concerts," 1964-1965
44 25 Rochester, New York Board of Education, "A Guide in Art Education," 1953
44 26 Rochester, New York School District, Music Outline, 1963 Rochester, New York School District,
44 27 Schoenberg, Arnold, Style and Idea [excerpt], 1950 Schoenberg, Arnold,
44 28 Schonberg, Harold C., The Great Pianists from Mozart to the Present [excerpt], no date Schonberg, Harold C.,
44 29 Sharp, Cecil J. et al, Folk Songs From Somerset, no date Sharp, Cecil J. et al,
44 30 Shefte, Art, Piano Improvising, 1936 Shefte, Art,
44 31 "Short History and Fact About Elmina Castle," no date
44 32 Smith, Barbara, Toward a Black Feminist Criticism, 1977 Smith, Barbara,
45 1 Smith, Lucius, The Status of Marking in Negro Colleges, 1932 Smith, Lucius,
45 2 Smyth, Ethel, Female Pipings in Eden, 1933 Smyth, Ethel,
45 3 "Some Poems by Poets of Ghana," no date
45 4 Southall, Geneva, Program Notes, no date
45 5 Summer Festival of Music at Lincoln: Aide-Memoire, 1988
45 6 Taylor, Julie, "Research- A Key to Education in Black Music," no date
45 7 Terry, William E., "A Discussion of Sketches For the First Movement of Beethovens Sixth Symphony," no date
45 8 "A Tribute to John L. Motley," 1986
45 9 Tudor, Dean, "A Discography of the Real Blues," 1972
45 10 Turner, Richard M. III, "The Role of the Black Composer and Performer," 1972
45 11 Two Pioneers in Foster an Appreciation of Black Music and Culture- The Black School Man & The Black Preacher, no date
45 12 United States Department of Labor, "Mothers Air," 1931
45 13 Wagness, Bernard, Music For the Advancing Pianist, 1941 Wagness, Bernard,
45 14 Walker, Margaret, For My People, 1937 Walker, Margaret,
45 15 Walker-Hill, Helen, Undine Smith Moore chronology, music list, bibliography, and discography, 2000
45 16 Wilkerson, Doxey, curriculum vitae, 1971
45 17 Wilkerson, Doxey, The Education Professions Development Act, 1979
45 18 Wilkerson, Doxey, Programs and Practices in Compensatory Education for Disadvantaged Children, no date
45 19 Wilkerson, Doxey, "Teaching the Black Experience," no date
45 20 Wilkerson, Doxey, "Understanding the Black Child," 1970
45 21 "William Grant Still Music," no date
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