Shape-Note Traditions: Miscellaneous records

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Shape-Note Traditions: Miscellaneous records


This series contains a mix of records from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They encompass various dates from the 1800s. These records contain names, dates and places about groups who sang from shape-note song books and embraced shape-note music traditions of the Shenandoah Valley. These records include the Mount Vernon School House, Virginia singing class formation and signatures 22 Nov 1877 as recorded in Tabor, The Richmond Collection of Sacred Music, and The Christian Harp with signatures inside and also a handwritten tunebook owned by Samuel Thompson.




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Tyler Brinkerhoff

Collection Items

Mt. Vernon Musical Union minutes, and signed materials in Tabor: Or, the Richmond Collection of Sacred Music, Designed for the Various Religious Societies of the Southern and South-Western States
Scans of bibliographic information, Mt. Vernon Musical Union minutes, and signed materials in a book used at the Mt. Vernon Musical Union and probably later at Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music in Dayton, Va. McIntosh R M (Rigdon M.), 1836…

Samuel Thompson Handwritten tunebook
Small hand written lesson book with cloth cover, possibly owned by a student of Joseph Funk. The last page has the notation, Samuel Thompson's Book.

Scans of bibliographic information and signatures from The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster.Designed for the Use of the Social Religious Circle, Revivals, and the Sabbath School. Singer’s Glen, Va., Joseph Funk’s Sons, Printers, 1866
This bookcontains signatures of people, dates, and place names in Augusta and Rockingham County Virginia. The dates range from 1867 to 1873.This copy is unique because of the signatures contained inside. This copy isCourtesy ofBridgewater College…
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