Inventory of the EUA095 Gospel Choir Collection, 1980 - ongoing EUA095

Inventory of the EUA095 Gospel Choir Collection, 1980 - ongoing
EUA095


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Elon University



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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
URL: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/archiveinfo.xhtml

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University Gospel Choir
Title: EUA095 Gospel Choir Collection, 1980 - ongoing
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: The Gospel Choir Collection includes documents about the Elon University Gospel Choir ranging from the dates of 1980 to present day. Documents include materials such as correspondence, receipts or financial records, advertising flyers, programs, and membership listings. The collection is organized chronologically by academic semester (ex. Fall 1991, Spring 1992) and then by type of material (ex. correspondence, booklet) in order to facilitate study of specific academic years, as opposed to calendar years.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 2 archival boxes

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA095 Gospel Choir Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Gift. Materials given to Archives by 2013-2014 Gospel Choir members.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Aurelien Nicot, March, 2014

Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2014


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Historical Note

The Elon University Gospel Choir was founded in 1977 by a group of African-American students searching to establish a fellowship in which to praise God through song - specifically Gospel Music as Elon College already possessed a musical choir for hymnals and the like. For many of its earlier years, the Choir would perform locally, either on campus or in nearby churches and parishes that members attended or knew of, communicating through writing as to the organization of these events. As the Choir grew, so did its budget from the Student Government Association. With a larger budget, this provided the Choir with increased opportunities to travel further abroad to spread their message of faith and song. They booked venues and churches across the state of North Carolina, expanding into Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area, and eventually into the rest of the South. The Choir event traveled to places such as Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Liberia. In its origins the Choir was predominantly, if not exclusively, composed of African-American students. During the 1989-1990 academic school year, a Caucasian student became a member of the Gospel Choir. The enduring character of Gospel music as a historically Black American genre is demonstrated by the kinds of venues that the Choir would perform at, such as Martin Luther King Day commemorative services at Elon. Direct references to the organization being "Afro centric" in its advertising and the focus on a national play about famous black Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, cement this understanding of the Choir. The demographics change arrived of course during a period of modernization, not only for the college but for the world, the archival collection reflecting the shift from type-written letters to computer-printed ones, and later on to printouts of emails. Nevertheless, the Choir continued carrying its traditional elements: the performance of the annual Fall and Spring concerts, the annual "Gospel Extravaganza" featuring other choirs from nearby universities and colleges, its charitable contributions to individuals and organizations alike. The Choir changed its name to the Elon University Gospel Choir (the University adopting this status in 2001), but its fundamental purpose remained the same, and still does. That is, it is committed to praising God through faith and song.


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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by academic semester and then alphabetically by type of material.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College -- Gospel Choir.
Elon University -- Gospel Choir.
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1. 1980-Spring 2006.
189 Folders.
* Undated. Agendas.
* Undated. Announcements.
* Undated. Constitution.
* Undated. Correspondence.
* Undated. Financial papers.
* Undated. Flyers.
* Undated. Funding requests.
* Undated. Membership lists.
* Undated. Notes.
* Undated. Program planning.
* Undated. Receipts.
* Undated. Song lyrics.
* Fall 1980. Correspondence.
* Fall 1980. Membership lists.
* Spring 1981. Budget.
* Spring 1981. Correspondence.
* Fall 1981. Correspondence.
* Fall 1981. Membership lists.
* Spring 1983. Correspondence.
* Fall 1983. Budget.
* Fall 1984. Flyers.
* Fall 1984. Membership lists.
* Spring 1985. Correspondence.
* Fall 1985. Budget.
* Spring 1986. Calendars.
* Spring 1986. Notes.
* Fall 1986. Budget.
* Fall 1986. Membership lists.
* Spring 1987. Flyers.
* Spring 1987. Program planning.
* Spring 1987. Programs.
* Fall 1987. Correspondence.
* Fall 1987. Programs.
* Fall 1988. Calendars.
* Fall 1988. Correspondence.
* Fall 1988. Memorandums.
* Fall 1988. Programs.
* Spring 1989. Budget.
* Spring 1989. Program planning.
* Spring 1989. Programs.
* Fall 1989. Correspondence.
* Fall 1989. Donations.
* Fall 1989. Program planning.
* Fall 1989. Reports.
* Spring 1990. Calendars.
* Spring 1990. Correspondence.
* Spring 1990. Financial papers.
* Spring 1990. Permits.
* Spring 1990. Program planning.
* Spring 1990. Programs.
* Spring 1990. Receipts.
* Fall 1990. Constitution.
* Fall 1990. Membership lists.
* Fall 1990. Notes.
* Spring 1991. Calendars.
* Spring 1991. Correspondence.
* Spring 1991. Financial papers.
* Spring 1991. Membership lists.
* Spring 1991. Memorandums.
* Spring 1991. Program planning.
* Spring 1991. Receipts.
* Fall 1991. Booklets.
* Fall 1991. Budget.
* Fall 1991. Constitution.
* Fall 1991. Correspondence.
* Fall 1991. Membership information.
* Fall 1991. Membership lists.
* Fall 1991. Notes.
* Fall 1991. Program planning.
* Fall 1991. Receipts.
* Spring 1992. Attendance information.
* Spring 1992. Calendars.
* Spring 1992. Contracts.
* Spring 1992. Correspondence.
* Spring 1992. Flyers.
* Spring 1992. Funding requests.
* Spring 1992. Membership lists.
* Spring 1992. Memorandums.
* Spring 1992. Program planning.
* Spring 1992. Program schedules.
* Spring 1992. Programs.
* Spring 1992. Receipts.
* Fall 1992. Budget.
* Spring 1993. Calendars.
* Fall 1993. Budget.
* Fall 1993. Financial papers.
* Fall 1993. Funding requests.
* Fall 1993. Membership lists.
* Fall 1993. Memorandums.
* Fall 1993. Program planning.
* Fall 1993. Programs.
* Fall 1993. Receipts.
* Spring 1994. Budget.
* Spring 1994. Calendars.
* Spring 1994. Correspondence.
* Spring 1994. Flyers.
* Spring 1994. Funding requests.
* Spring 1994. Membership lists.
* Spring 1994. Memorandums.
* Spring 1994. Program planning.
* Spring 1994. Program schedules.
* Spring 1994. Programs.
* Spring 1994. Receipts.
* Spring 1994. Reports.
* Fall 1994. Budget.
* Fall 1994. Calendars.
* Fall 1994. Contracts.
* Fall 1994. Financial papers.
* Fall 1994. Funding requests.
* Fall 1994. Membership information.
* Fall 1994. Membership lists.
* Fall 1994. Newsletters.
* Fall 1994. Program planning.
* Fall 1994. Receipts.
* Spring 1995. Agendas.
* Spring 1995. Budget.
* Spring 1995. Calendars.
* Spring 1995. Correspondence.
* Spring 1995. Financial papers.
* Spring 1995. Flyers.
* Spring 1995. Funding requests.
* Spring 1995. Membership information.
* Spring 1995. Memorandums.
* Spring 1995. Program planning.
* Spring 1995. Programs.
* Spring 1995. Receipts.
* Fall 1995. Budgets.
* Fall 1995. Calendars.
* Fall 1995. Correspondence.
* Fall 1995. Financial papers.
* Fall 1995. Flyers.
* Fall 1995. Memorandums.
* Fall 1995. Program planning.
* Spring 1996. Calendars.
* Spring 1996. Correspondence.
* Spring 1996. Flyers.
* Spring 1996. Forms.
* Spring 1996. Program planning.
* Fall 1996. Budget.
* Fall 1996. Membership lists.
* Spring 1997. Budget.
* Spring 1997. Calendars.
* Fall 1997. Financial papers.
* Fall 1997. Membership information.
* Fall 1997. Membership lists.
* Fall 1997. Program planning.
* Spring 1998. Correspondence.
* Spring 1998. Financial papers.
* Spring 1998. Funding requests.
* Spring 1998. Membership lists.
* Spring 1998. Program planning.
* Spring 1998. Reports.
* Fall 1998. Minutes.
* Fall 1998. Receipts.
* Spring 1999. Budgets.
* Spring 1999. Membership information.
* Spring 2000. Budget.
* Fall 2001. Booklets.
* Fall 2003. Membership information.
* Fall 2003. Financial papers.
* Spring 2004. Constitution.
* Fall 2004. Newsletters.
* Spring 2005. Agendas.
* Spring 2005. Emails.
* Spring 2005. Program planning.
* Fall 2005. Agendas.
* Fall 2005. Booklets.
* Fall 2005. Budget.
* Fall 2005. Calendars.
* Fall 2005. Correspondence.
* Fall 2005. Emails.
* Fall 2005. Flyers.
* Fall 2005. Membership expectations.
* Fall 2005. Membership information.
* Fall 2005. Membership interest sheets.
* Fall 2005. Membership lists.
* Fall 2005. Miscellaneous.
* Fall 2005. Notes.
* Fall 2005. Program planning.
* Fall 2005. Programs.
* Spring 2006. Agendas.
* Spring 2006. Budgets.
* Spring 2006. Calendars.
* Spring 2006. Correspondence.
* Spring 2006. Emails.
* Spring 2006. Minutes.
* Spring 2006. Notes.
* Spring 2006. Program planning.
* Spring 2006. Programs.
Box 2. Fall 2006-ongoing.
31 Folders.
* Fall 2006. Agendas.
* Fall 2006. Budgets.
* Fall 2006. Calendars.
* Fall 2006. Correspondence.
* Fall 2006. Emails.
* Fall 2006. Executive evaluations.
* Fall 2006. Flyers.
* Fall 2006. Membership expectations.
* Fall 2006. Membership information.
* Fall 2006. Membership interest sheets.
* Fall 2006. Membership lists.
* Fall 2006. Newsletters.
* Fall 2006. Notes.
* Fall 2006. Organization brief.
* Fall 2006. Program planning.
* Fall 2006. Programs.
* Fall 2006. Project proposals.
* Fall 2006. Receipts.
* Fall 2006. Song lyrics.
* Spring 2007. Agendas.
* Spring 2007. Announcements.
* Spring 2007. Budget.
* Spring 2007. Calendars.
* Spring 2007. Correspondence.
* Spring 2007. Emails.
* Spring 2007. Flyers.
* Spring 2007. Project proposals.
* Fall 2007. Agendas.
* Spring 2010. Emails.
* Spring 2010. Flyers.
* Spring 2014. Emails.