ALFRED SPOUSE ALBUMS

SC 1998.25

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library 

 

CONTENTS

 

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

Location: M2A 6,6
.25 feet

 

Biographical Sketch

Alfred Spouse was a prominent local music educator and director of music for Rochester Public Schools. He organized and conducted many amateur choirs locally and was the director of the choir of the Baptist Temple and other local churches. He was an adjunct member of the faculty of Eastman School, Julilliard, and other institutions. He reitred in 1955.

 

Provenance

The albums were donated by Mrs. Gordon Kelly, step-daughter of Spouse, in 1975. They were compiled in honor of Spouse’s retirement in 1955.

 

Scope and Content

The albums contain photographs and testimonial letters from individuals prominent in local and national music education. One album contains many unidentified photographs of what were apparently friends of Spouse and members of his staff or coworkers.

 

Associations

Watanabe Special Collections also possesses two scrapbooks of Clarence Bilhorn, a local choir director, who was active during Spouse’s tenure.

 

Restrictions and Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

The series consists of two photograph albums compiled at the retirement of Alfred Spouse.

 

 

INVENTORY

 

folder 1 Photograph Album
folder 2 Photograph Album