John S. Elwell papers
010.JE

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Elwell, John S.
Title
John S. Elwell papers
ID
010.JE
Date [inclusive]
1930-2004
Extent
1.2 Linear feet 1 archive box, 1 flat box
Language
English
Abstract
John S. Elwell was a faculty member of the Department of Music at Eastern Michigan University from 1948 to 1975. His papers consist of correspondence, clippings, programs from musical events, and a large collection of sheet music which Elwell accumulated.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical note

John S. Elwell was a member of the Eastern Michigan University Department of Music faculty from 1948 to 1975. Elwell completed his BS in Music at Michigan State Normal College (EMU) in 1932, and his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1939; he spent two summer sessions at the Christiansen Choral School. Before joining Eastern's faculty, he worked as a high school music teacher and choir director in Almont and Saginaw, Michigan. He also served as a member of the summer music faculty at the National Music Camp at Interlochen for 17 years.

Locally, Elwell was involved in the Ypsilanti Community Concert Association and the Ypsilanti Historical Society. In 1971, he was named Teacher of the Year by the Michigan School Vocal Association. Elwell served as President of the Michigan Music Educators Association for two terms, Secretary of the Schoolmaster's Club for seven years, Treasurer of the Michigan School Vocal Association for three terms, and Treasurer of MMEA for four terms.

John S. Elwell passed away on June 20, 1976 in Oscoda, FL.

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Scope and Contents

John S. Elwell was a faculty member of the Department of Music at Eastern Michigan University from 1948 to 1975. His papers consist of correspondence, clippings, programs from musical events, and a large collection of sheet music which Elwell accumulated.

The John S. Elwell papers have been divided into three series:  Career and Teaching,  Music, and  Events.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 September 27

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Alexander, Frederick -- Correspondence
  • Elliott, Eugene -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Music--Instruction and study.
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Career and Teaching 1937-2004 

Clippings 1948-2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023988737)   1 1

Correspondence 1937-1949 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988737)   1 2

Curriculum Vitae 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988737)   1 3

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Music 

Handwritten music 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988737)   1

Sheet music collection 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988737)   1 5-8

Box

Brainard's Musical Treasures, Vol. II 

2

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Events 1930-1959 

Centennial Celebration 1949 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023988737)   1 9

Programs 1930-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023988737)   1 10

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