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CORNELIA YARBROUGH PAPERS

(Mss. 4921)

 

Inventory

 

Compiled by

Rose Tarbell

 

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

 

2006


 

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical/Historical Note                        

 

Scope and Content Note

 

List of Series and Subseries

 

Series and Subseries Descriptions

 

Index Terms

 

Container List                                              

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Size

 

5 linear feet

Geographic Locations

 

Louisiana, New York

Inclusive Dates

 

1963-2004

Bulk Dates

 

1973-2004

Languages

 

English

Summary

 

Professional papers of Cornelia Yarbrough, professor of music education and researcher. Includes academic and literary correspondence, research, writings, printed materials and audio recordings.

 

Access Restrictions

 

None

Copyright

 

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

 

Citation

 

Cornelia Yarbrough Papers, Mss. 4921, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Stack Location(s)

 

8:66-68

 


 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

 

Cornelia Yarbrough was born February 8, 1940 in Waycross, Georgia.  She received her BME degree from Stetson University (1962), and her MME (1968) and PhD (1973) degrees from Florida State University.  She taught eight years as a vocal/choral music specialist in the Georgia public school system before joining the faculty at Syracuse University in New York in 1976 where she served as Director of the School of Music and Assistant Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. 

 

She joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 1986 and served as Division Chair of Music Education from 1986-2000.  She served as a member of the Graduate Council from 1991-1997 and was elected chair in 1995. 

 

She is co-author of the book, Competency-Based Music Education, and has had her research published in Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.  In 1996, she received the Music Educators National Conference Senior Researcher Award. She began a six-year term as Editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education in August 2000.

 

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

These papers include correspondence, writings, academic materials, research, printed items and graphic materials, and audio materials of Cornelia Yarbrough, author and professor of music education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.  With the exception of her writings and research, most other materials are the product of Yarbrough’s time spent in music education at Syracuse and LSU.  The academic materials document departmental activity concerning Yarbrough, supplemented by letters and memos among academic professionals and students that may be found among the correspondence.  Printed items and graphic materials are few, consisting of newspaper clippings featuring articles about Yarbrough, programs, and photographs of Yarbrough that depict her in classroom and social settings.  Typed and handwritten copies of journal articles she has written for publication are augmented by research materials consisting of statistics, notes, surveys, data, and additional correspondence among Yarbrough, journal editors, and reviewers.   

 

 


 

 

LIST OF SERIES

 

Series I

Correspondence, 1973-2004 and undated

 

 

Series II

Writings, 1974-2003 and undated

 

 

Series III

Academic Materials, 1969-2004

 

 

Series IV

Research Materials, 1976-2002

 

 

Series V

Printed Items and Graphic Materials, 1970-1999

 

 

Series VI

Audio Materials, 1963-1970 

 

 

 


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

 

Series I.           Correspondence, 1973-2004 and undated (.3 linear feet)

           

Correspondence related to academic and professional issues regarding Yarbrough’s time at Syracuse University and Louisiana State University, as well as communication regarding articles she had written for publication. Editorial reviews of articles before they were accepted for publication are attached to some of the correspondence and are scattered throughout the series. 

 

This series includes letters or notes from friends, colleagues and former students, as well as formal correspondence from within her academic departments regarding conferences, presentations, faculty, budgets, curriculum, and job offers. Supplementary information for some of the topics discussed in correspondence may be located in Series’ II through V that are identified by title or topic. 

 

Arranged chronologically.

 

 

 

Series II.                       Writings, 1974-2003 and undated (1 linear foot)

 

This series contains typed and handwritten copies of research articles and larger literary manuscripts written by Yarbrough for publication in journals (such as Journal of Research in Music Education), for book publication (Competency–Based Music Education), and to be presented as lectures at conferences and symposiums.  All material in this series is a product of Yarbrough’s research in music education, although some articles may have been co-authored.  Two articles were submitted to Yarbrough by students in fulfillment of coursework, but her name became affiliated with their publication attempts later on; they are titled “Twentieth Century American Music Composer Eminence” (1986), and “Come Into My Parlor” (1986). A complete list of titles included in this series can be found by referencing the container list at the end of this inventory.  For additional information about the creation and publication of her research, see Series I: Correspondence for letters from reviewers, publishers, and colleagues, and Series IV: Research materials. 

 

Arranged chronologically.

 

 

 

Series III.                       Academic Materials, 1969-2004 (.5 linear feet)

           

Contents include teaching evaluations, annual reports of academic activity including vitas, departmental projects, participation in the Alabama Project (1985), and undated music conductor observations made by Yarbrough that include transcripts of rehearsals and critiques of the conductors. Topics pertaining specifically to LSU include revisions to the music education curriculum, the Holmes Curriculum Committee, the LSU budget crisis of the early 1990s, search for a School of Music dean, MERC committee, undergraduate and graduate program curriculum, and the Vision 20/20 symposium. Contents are arranged chronologically and are labeled by the school to which they pertain, if any. See Series I. Correspondence for additional information.

 

The series also contains appointment books for 1985-2004 that chronicle meetings with departments, faculty and students, campus events, concerts, and other academic agendas. 

 

 

Series IV.                       Research Materials, 1976-2002 (.3 linear feet)

 

Materials compiled and created by Yarbrough regarding her ongoing research in music education.  Contents include statistics, notes, surveys, data, and copies of articles with handwritten comments.  Folders are arranged chronologically and labeled according to which article the research pertains.

 

 

 

Series V.                     Printed Items and Graphic Materials, 1970-1999

 

Copies of newspaper articles featuring Yarbrough (1974-1995, undated) during her time at Syracuse University and Louisiana State University. 

           

Other printed items include programs and information about conferences and symposiums.

 

One folder contains photographs of Yarbrough from 1970 to 1999 depicting her teaching, standing with friends Leigh-Ann Lethco and Jane Cassidy, and receiving the Senior Resident Award.  Images also include professional photographs probably taken for public relations purposes.

 

 

Series VI.                         Audio Materials, 1963-1970  (.3 linear feet)

 

Nine vinyl LPs featuring band and chorus music. These were custom recordings of student choral groups.  Yarbrough was involved with each of the recordings in some capacity.  Six albums are by the Eighth District Music Clinic, for whom Yarbrough served as chairman.  The albums contained in this series are:

 

·         Sounds of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr. 1963. Vinyl recording.

·         Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1964. Vinyl recording.

·         Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1965. Vinyl recording.

·         Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1966. Vinyl recording.

·         Music by the Sea, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1967. Vinyl recording.

·         1968 Junior High School Chorus and State Piano Division Soloists, conducted by Nat Frazer. 1968.  Vinyl recording.

·         Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Theodore M. Prichett. 1970.  Vinyl recording.

·         Christmas Vespers -1970, Florida State University Women’s Glee Club. 1970.  Vinyl recording.

·         Concert Highlights conducted by Cornelia Yarbrough. Apollo Records.


 

 

INDEX TERMS

 

 

Terms

Series Location

 

 

Choral music – Instruction and study

II, III, IV

Choral music – United States – 20th century

II, III, IV, VI

Competency-based Music Education

I, II

Eighth District Music Clinic

VI

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) – School of Music -    Administration

I, III, V

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) – School of Music - Curricula

I, III

Music – History and criticism

II, IV

Music – Instruction and study – Outlines, syllabi, etc

I, III

Music – Instruction and Study -Research

II, III, IV

Musical analysis

II, III, IV

School music – United States - Instruction and study

II, III, IV

Syracuse UniversityCollege of Visual and Performing Arts

I, III, V

Women – College teachers

All series

Women – Music teachers

All series

 

 

 


 

CONTAINER LIST

 

Stack

Location

 

Box

 

Folder(s)

 

Contents (with dates)

 

 

 

 

Series I: Correspondence

8:66

1

1-23

Correspondence (1973-2004, undated)

 

 

 

 

Series II. Writings

 

 

24-25

Writings – Yarbrough – “Program for Student Teaching in Music Education” (ca. 1974)

 

 

26

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Experimental Design on the Isolation of Dependent and Independent Variables” (1975)

 

 

27-30

Writings - Yarbrough – Competency Based Music Education (1976)

 

 

31-37

Writings - Yarbrough – Competency Based Music Education (1978)

 

 

38-48

Writings - Yarbrough – Competency Based Music Education

(ca. 1979)

8:68

7

 

Writings - Yarbrough – Competency Based Music Education

(ca. 1979), galley proof

8:66

1

49

Writings – Yarbrough – “Prediction of Performer Attentiveness Based upon Rehearsal Activity and Teacher Behavior ”(1981), draft 1

 

 

50

Writings – Yarbrough – “Prediction of Performer Attentiveness Based upon Rehearsal Activity and Teacher Behavior ”(1981), draft 2

 

 

51

Writings – Yarbrough – “Prediction of Performer Attentiveness Based upon Rehearsal Activity and Teacher Behavior ” (1981), corrected copy

 

 

52

Writings – Yarbrough – “Prediction of Performer Attentiveness Based upon Rehearsal Activity and Teacher Behavior ” (1981), author copy

 

 

53

Writings – Yarbrough – “Prediction of Performer Attentiveness Based upon Rehearsal Activity and Teacher Behavior ” (1981), correspondence & abstract

 

 

54

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Didactic and Heuristic Instruction on the Preference, Achievement, and Attentiveness of Sixth Grade Students for Indonesian Gamelan Music” (1983)

 

 

55

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Videotape Feedback Techniques on Performance, Verbalization, and Attitudes of Beginning Conductors” (ca. 1984)

 

 

56

Writings – Yarbrough – “A Content Analysis of the Journal of Research in Music Education” (ca. 1985), 1st draft

 

 

57

Writings – Yarbrough – “A Content Analysis of the Journal of Research in Music Education” (ca. 1985), draft

 

 

58

Writings – Yarbrough – “A Content Analysis of the Journal of Research in Music Education” (ca. 1985), final draft

 

 

59

Writings – Yarbrough – “A Content Analysis of the Journal of Research in Music Education (1985), proof

 

 

60

Writings – Yarbrough – “Indicators of Affect for School Music Teachers” (1985)

 

 

61

Writings – “Twentieth Century American Music Composer Eminence” by Michael Kinney (1986)

 

 

62

Writings – Yarbrough – “Come into my Parlor” (1986)

 

 

63

Writings – Yarbrough – “Come into my Parlor” (1986), article and notes

 

 

64

Writings – Yarbrough – “Come into my Parlor” (1987)

 

 

65-68

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Graduate Research in Music” (1988), 3rd revision

 

 

69-70

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Graduate Research in Music” (1989), 4th revision

8:66

2

1-2

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Graduate Research in Music” (1989), 4th revision

 

 

3

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Vibrato on the Pitch Matching Accuracy of Certain and Uncertain Singers” (1988-1989)

 

 

4

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Vocal Modeling on Pitch-Matching Accuracy of Children in Grades One through Six” (1989-1990)

 

 

5

Writings – Yarbrough – “Perception and Performance of Dynamics and Articulation Among Young Pianists” (1990-1992, undated.)

 

 

6

Writings – Yarbrough – “Observational Research Methods in Music.” (1991)

 

 

7

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Sequential Patters on Rehearsal Evaluations of High School and Elementary Students” (1991-1994)

 

 

8-15

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Musical Scholarship” (1992)

8:67

4

 

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Musical Scholarship” (1992), 6th revision

8:67

5

 

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Musical Scholarship” (1992), 7th revision with notes

8:67

6

 

Writings – Yarbrough – “Introduction to Musical Scholarship” (1992), 7th revision, clean copy

8:66

2

16

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Male Falsetto on the Pitch Matching Accuracy of Uncertain Boy Singers, Grades K-8” (1993)

 

 

17

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effects of Male Timbre and Falsetto, and Sine Wave Models on Interval Matching by Inaccurate Boy and Girl Singers” (1993)

 

 

18

Writings – Yarbrough – “Future of Scholarly Inquiry in Music Education: 1996 Senior Researcher Acceptance Address” (1996)

 

 

19

Writings – Yarbrough – “Running Head: Longitudinal Study of Rehearsal” (1996)

 

 

20

Writings – Yarbrough – “The Effect of Observation Focus Evaluations of Choral Rehearsal Excerpts” (1998-1999)

 

 

21

Writings – Yarbrough – “Evaluation of Teaching in Choral Rehearsals.”  (1998)

 

 

22

Writings – Yarbrough – “Sequencing Musical Tasks in the Choral Rehearsal” (ca. 2002), 1st draft

 

 

23

Writings – Yarbrough – Sequencing Musical Tasks in the Choral Rehearsal” (ca. 2002), 2nd draft

 

 

24

Writings – Yarbrough – Sequencing Musical Tasks in the Choral Rehearsal” (ca. 2002), 3rd draft

 

 

25

Writings – Yarbrough – Sequencing Musical Tasks in the Choral Rehearsal” (2002), 4th draft

 

 

26

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2002), 1st draft

 

 

27

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2002), 2nd draft

 

 

28

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2002), 3rd draft

 

 

29

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2002), 5th draft

 

 

30

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2003), 6th draft

 

 

31

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2003), 7th draft

 

 

32

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2003), 8th draft

 

 

33

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (ca. 2003), 9th draft

 

 

34

Writings – Yarbrough – “Multiple Methods of Research: Possibilities for the Study of Music Teaching and Learning” (2003), galley proof

 

 

35

Writings – Yarbrough – “Effect of Musical Excerpts on Tempo Discriminations and Preferences of Musicians and Non-Musicians” (undated)

 

 

36

Writings – Yarbrough – “Content and Pacing in Music Teaching.” (undated)

 

 

 

 

Series III: Academic Materials

8:66

2

37

Academic materials – Syracuse – Student Teaching (1969-1975)

 

 

38

Academic materials – Syracuse – Budget Issues (1973-1982)

 

 

39

Academic materials – Syracuse – Yarbrough evaluations of her instruction (1973-1978)

 

 

40

Academic materials – Syracuse – Annual Reports – School of Education (1974-1979)

 

 

41

Academic materials – Syracuse – Student teaching handbook (1974)

 

 

42

Academic materials – Syracuse – Misc. (1974, 1982-1985)

 

 

43

Academic materials – Syracuse – Appointments and promotions (1976)

 

 

44-45

Academic materials – LSU – Undergrad curriculum (1986-1994)

 

 

46-47

Academic materials – LSU – Holmes Curriculum Committee (1988-1991)

 

 

48-49

Academic materials – LSU – Executive Committee (1989-1995)

 

 

50

Academic materials – LSU – Budget crisis (1992-1993)

8:67

3

1

Academic materials – LSU – Dean ship of the School of Music Search (1993-1994)

 

 

2-3

Academic materials – LSU – MERC – (1993-1995)

 

 

4

Academic materials – LSU – MERC/NEB report (1994)

 

 

5

Academic materials – LSU – Graduate curriculum (1994-1995)

 

 

6-7

Academic materials – LSU – Undergraduate curriculum (1997)

 

 

8-10

Academic materials – LSU – Vision 20/20 Symposium (1999)

 

 

11

Academic materials – LSU – Nomination packet for Distinguished Research Master Award (2004)

 

 

12

Academic materials – placement file (1970-1973)

 

 

13-16

Academic materials - “Main Report” (1982)

 

 

17

Academic materials – Evaluations (1982, 1995, undated)

 

 

18

Academic materials – University of Alabama- Itinerary for visit (1989-1990)

 

 

19

Academic materials – The Alabama Project (1985)

 

 

20-25

Academic materials – Music conductor observation (undated)

8:68

8

 

Academic materials – Appointment books (1985-2004)

 

 

 

 

Series IV: Research materials

8:67

3

26

Research materials – conducting study (1977)

 

 

27

Research materials - “Effect of Didactic and Heuristic Instructions…” (1983)

 

 

28

Research materials – “Indicators of Effect for School Music Teachers…” (1985)

 

 

29

Research materials – “Analysis of the Journal of Research…” (ca. 1985)

 

 

30-34

Research materials – “Twentieth Century American Music (ca. 1986)

 

 

35

Research materials – “Twentieth Century American Music…” (ca. 1986)

 

 

36

Research materials – “Perception and Performance of Dynamics…” (1990)

 

 

37-38

Research materials – “Effect of Sequential Patterns…”
(ca. 1991)

 

 

39-40

Research materials – “Sequencing Musical Tasks…” (ca. 2002)

 

 

 

 

Series V: Printed Items and Graphic Materials

 

 

41

Printed items and graphic materials – Programs (1973-1989)

 

 

42

Printed items and graphic materials – Conferences and symposiums (1974-1982)

 

 

43

Printed items and graphic materials – Clippings (1974-1995)

 

 

44

Printed items and graphic materials – Photographs (1970-1999)

8:68

9

 

Series VI: Audio Materials

See series description