Inventory of the Roberta Bitgood Archive

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bitgood, Roberta, 1908-2007
Title: Roberta Bitgood Archive
Abstract: Correspondence, records, documents, ephemera, scrapbooks and manuscripts of the American organist and composer Roberta Bitgood.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, records, documents, ephemera, and manuscripts of the American organist and composer Roberta Bitgood.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings at the Charles E. Shain Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
Bitgood, Roberta, 1908-2007
Organizations:
Connecticut College
American Guild of Organists
Places:
New London, Conn.
New York, N.Y.
Subjects:
Organ music
Choral music
Sacred music
Document Types:
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Documents
Ephemera

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Box 1: Assorted Correspondence and Documents

BoxFolder
11 AGO chapters: Newsletters and correspondence
2AGO Van Bronkhorst/Rothe/Chico chapter
3 AGO national conventions
4 AGO regional conventions
5 AGO elections, president 1975-1981
6 AGO elections, congratulations
7 AGO exams
8 AGO executive director searches
9 AGO foundations
10 AGO guidelines, business, etc.
11 AGO letters of complaint
12 AGO membership

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AGO music
14 AGO national open competition, organ playing
15 AGO Avery Fisher Hall organ
16 AGO Philadelphia Academy of Music organ
17 AGO regions, handbooks and function statements
18 AGO sharing skills and resources committee
19 AGO student groups
20 Bitgood as author
21 Bitgood as author: Music of New London County ms
22 Bitgood biography
23 Bitgood: Calvary Presbyterian Church
24 Bitgood compositions, lists
25 Bitgood correspondence, business
26 Bitgood correspondence, personal
27 Bitgood: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Buffalo
28 Bitgood jubilee
29 Bitgood ephemera, pre-1920
30 Bitgood: organ music, lists of suggestions
31 Bitgood: organ music, repertoire
32 Bitgood epehemera, 1920-
33 Competition announcements (non AGO)
34 Compositions: misc. lists compiled by others
35 Connecticut College: memorial services, orchestra, recitals
36 Copyright
37 Junior choir festivals and workshops
38 Mystic Area Ecumenical Council programs
39 Mystic choir festivals, 1979-1987
40 Publishers
41 Schweitzer
42 Wedding music guidelines
43 Yale workshop: New dimensions in music and worship

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Box 2: Programs and Bulletins

BoxFolder
21 Recital and concert programs, 1950-1959
2 Recital and concert programs, 1960-1965
3 Recital and concert programs, 1966-1969
4 Recital and concert programs, 1970-1975
5 Recital and concert programs, 1976-1979
7 Recital and concert programs, 1980-1983
8 Recital and concert programs, 1984-1989
9 Recital and concert programs, 1990-
10 Recital and concert programs, other performances
11 Recital and concert programs, other performances 1975-1979
12 Recital and concert programs, other performances 1980-2000
13 Church bulletins, 1930-1949
14 Church bulletins, 1950-1955
15 Church bulletins, 1956-1969
16 Church bulletins, 1970-1975
17 Church bulletins, 1976-1979
18 Church bulletins, 1980-2000
19 Church bulletins, music performed 1940-1959
20 Church bulletins, music performed 1960-1975
21 Church bulletins, music performed 1976-1978
22 Church bulletins, music performed 1979
23 Church bulletins, music performed 1980-1982
24 Church bulletins, music performed 1983-
25 Church bulletins, miscellaneous

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Box 3

BoxFolder
31 ASCAP performance reports
2 Choral Conductor's Guild
3 Chorister's Guild
4 Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians Newsletter
5 Hymn Society of America
6 National Association of Pastoral Musicians
7 National Endowment for the Arts
  8 Directory of American Women Composers 1970
9 National Music Council
10 Royal Canadian College of Organists
11 Union Theological Seminary Alumni Bulletin, 1968
12 Journal of Church Music, 1962-1980
13 Worship Times 1978

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Box 4

BoxFolder
41 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
2 Bitgood newspaper clippings, personal
3 Newspaper clippings: music, offices, etc.
4 Newspaper clippings: Schweitzer
5 Slides, prints, EP
6 Articles and sermons collected by Bitgood
7 Poems, lyrics, prayers collected by Bitgood
8 Unbound anthology

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Box 5: Published Music

BoxFolder
51 Vocal/Choral A-G [Galaxy, A Good Thing it is to Give Thanks, Aleluia! Christ is Risen, Altogether Joyfully Sing (collection0, Be Still and Know that I am God, Bring a Torch, Choral Benedictions (collection), Christ the Lord is Born, Christmas Candle, Closing Responses and Amens, Except the Lord Build the House, Friends All Over the World, Give Me a Faith, The Glory is Thine, Glory to God, God Himself is with Us, Grant Us Thy Peace, The Golden Rule, Great is God, The Greatest of These is Love]
2 Vocal/Choral H-L [Happy the People Whose God is the Lord, Holy Spirit, Hear Us, Hosanna, How Excellent Thy Name, Kindergarten Teacher's Guide (collection), Job, Joseph, Joy Dawned Again on Easter Day, Let There Be Light, Let Us Now Praise Famous Ones, Lord Above All Other Treasures, Lord Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly, Lord Guide Our Thoughts, Lord May We Follow, Lord's My Shepherd]
3 Vocal/Choral M-Z [My Country is the World, My Heart is Ready O God, My Jesus is My Lasting Joy, New Meanings for Our Ages, Now a New Day Opens, The Power of Music, A Prayer for Communion, Psalm 92, Rosa Mystica, See the Infant Softly Sleeping, Sixteen Amens from the Oratories, A Song of Triumph, Sons of God, Te Decet Laus, That We Might Find Him Still, They Shall Walk, Thoughts of Peace, That Eastertide with Joy was Bright, There is a Time, Unto God's Gracious Mercy, Thy Temple is not mde with Hands, We Come with Songs of Gladness, Wise Men Seeking Jesus]
4 Organ [Roberta Bitgood Organ Album, Offertories from Afar, At Eventide, Awake Thou Wintry Earth, Choral Prelude on Siloam, O Master Let Me Walk with Thee, On an Ancient Alleluia, Postlude on an Old Spanish Hymn, Prelude on Convenanters Tune, Rejoice Give Thanks]

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Box 6: Manuscript Music

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61 Apostle's Creed
2 Be Strong
3 Beloved, No Are We the Sons of God
4 A Benediction
5 Bowery
6 Christmas Candle
7 Daisy
8 Dix
9 God We Thank Thee
10 Job
11 Joseph
12 Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
13 Let There Be Light
14 Let Us Now Praise Famous Ones
15 Let Us Witness Together
16 Longing
17 Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly
18 Lord, Guide our Thoughts
19 Lord, May We Follow
20 Lord, We Worship Thee on High
21 Meditation
22 Music When Soft Voices Die
23 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
24 Not Understood
25 O Holy Night
26 On an Ancient Alleluia
27 Oriental Dance

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Box 7: Manuscript Music

BoxFolder
71 Parting
2 Passing By
3The Sea Around Us
4 Passion Gospel According to Matthew
5 Pieta
6 Praise, Power, Dominion
7 Prayer for Families
8 Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet
9 Rosa Mystica
10 Softly Now the Light of Day
11 Sonata
12 The Son of Man
13 Song of Triumph (Psalm 98)
14 Supplication from Japan
15 That We Might Find Him Still
16 Thy Temple is not Made with Hands
17 Thy Steadfast Love
18 Thy Word Have I Hid
19 To Music
20 Tonga Tonga
21 Variations on Veni Emmanuel
22 Winter is Past
23 Early compositions
24 Miscellaneous untitled music
25 Primary hymnal

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Box 8: Composition sketchbooks

BoxFolder
81 Composition sketchbooks

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Box 9: Music by other composers

BoxFolder
91 Organ
2 Presbyterian music
3 Choral
4 Promo music booklets
5 Vocal