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Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, Sub-Committee on Music papers, 1920-1950

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Publications, 1920-1946 (continued)
BOX 24-27, 29 Music-Related Publications, 1920-1946
This subseries contains a variety of publications related to instruction and training to perform in or lead bands and singing groups, provide entertainment to service members, and acquire music and recordings for use in camps. Also included are examples of songbooks and sheet music that were made available to military personnel, compendia of skits and sketches generated by the United Services Organization (USO) for use in camp shows and "Army Hit Kits" to be used in sing-alongs, and drafts of songbooks.
Arranged alphabetically by category and alphabetically by author or title within.
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Instructional materials, 1941-1942 and undated
  • "10 Minute Self Instruction for the Tonette, Ocarina, Harmonica, Ukelele"
  • Bartholomew, Marshall. "Joint Army-Navy Guide for Army Band Leaders and Outline of Instructions for Band Leader Classes," 1942 July
  • "Century Manual of Harmony"
  • Joint Army-Navy Committee "Report and Recommendations on Singing as a Wartime Activity," 1941 September
  • MacMillan, Ernest. On the Preparation of Ear Tests
  • War Department Educational Manual "How to Sing and Read Music: A Self-Teaching Course" EM 600
  • William J. Smith Music Company. E Easy Z Method for Harmonica
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Coast Guardsmen March, 1936
By M. G. Strode; arranged by R. M. Eckman
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Edward B. Marks Band Library, 1941-1944
Scores and parts
  • Paper Doll
  • Poinciana
  • Ship Ahoy
  • What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  • Yours
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Edward B. Marks "Goldmine" Library Band, 1930-1936
Scores and parts
  • Alla en Rancho Grande
  • Amapola
  • Songs of the Islands (Hawaiian Waltz)
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Edward B. Marks Miscellaneous music, 1921, 1931-1932, 1942
  • Mama Inez - piano-vocal score
  • The Peanut Vendor - piano-vocal score
  • Volga Echoes" - piano and vocal parts
  • Waldteufel Waltzes - Arr. by D. Savino
BOX-FOLDER 24/6; 29/4 Various publishers, 1920-1939
  • "Mayhew Lake's Master Melody Series"
  • My Own U.S.A - piano-vocal score and parts
  • Robbins Music Corporation. Mammoth Collection of Famous Piano Music
  • Thematic Pages of Organ Music for Church Recital or Study
  • We're Men of the Navy - piano-vocal score in Box 29 Folder 4
Programming Tools
BOX-FOLDER 24/7 to 25/2 Army Hit Kits, 1943-1946
BOX-FOLDER 25/3 Camp Shows, Inc. "At Ease," 1942-1943
Contents: "Minstrel Shows with Music" and "Music and Lyrics for Comedies and Revues"
Note: "Minstrel Shows with Music" contains mistrelsy sketches and songs in dialect, detailed descriptions of how to cast minstrel characters, and several images of performers in blackface
BOX-FOLDER 25/4 Camp Shows, Inc. Camp Show Sketches, "At Ease," 1943
Contents: Vols. 1-2, 4, 6-7, and 9-11
Note: Several volumes contain minstrelsy sketches and songs
BOX-FOLDER 25/5 "Lest We Forget," 1943
  • America Determines Her Destiny - Handbook for Listeners
  • Our Constitution - Handbook for Listeners
  • Our Nation's Shrines
  • Series 1 - Teachers Manual
  • Series 3 - Teachers Handbook
BOX-FOLDER 25/6 "Musical Quizzical," undated
BOX-FOLDER 25/7 Stagecraft Manual: Navy on Stage, vol. 2, undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/1 "26-Week Music Program," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/2 Band, 1940-1941
  • Special Services Division ASF Band Leaders' Guide
  • War Department. "Basic Field Manual, The Band," FM 28-5, 1941
  • War Department. "Technical Manual of Field Music," TM 20-250, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 26/3 "Bibliography of Songs for Group Singing Including a List of Community Song Books," 1944 October and December
BOX-FOLDER 26/4 Dunham, Franklin. "Catalog of Sound Recordings," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/5 "Group Singing: Helpful Hints and Guides and Bibliography for Community and Ward Sings," VA Pamphlet 6-1, 1946
BOX-FOLDER 26/6 "List of Band Music," 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/7 "List of Band Music Recommended for the Use of U. S. Army and Navy Bands," with supplement, 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/8 "List of Choral Music," 1942
BOX-FOLDER 26/9 "List of V-Disc Recordings," 1944
BOX-FOLDER 26/10 "Material for Developing Army Music Curriculum," undated
BOX-FOLDER 26/11 "Selected List of Band Music," No. 28-6, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 26/12 "Selected List of Choral Music," No. 28-7, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 26/13 Song Leaders, 1942-1943
  • Bartholomew, Marshall. "Guide for Army Band Leaders and Outline of Instructions for Band Leader Classes," 1942
  • "Pocket Guide for the U. S. Army Song Leader"
  • "Training the U.S. Army Song Leader: A Handbook for Musical Directors"
BOX-FOLDER 26/14 "S" miscellaneous, 1941
Contents: Clark, Kenneth S. "Stories of America's Songs" and "Suggested Outline of Armed Forces Institute Music Courses"
BOX-FOLDER 26/15 A-M, circa 1940-1946
  • Andrews, Mark. "A Book of Descants to Well-Known Tunes"
  • "Anthems for General Church Services"
  • "Army Song Book" - 3 imprints
  • "A Call to Worship"
  • "Christmas Songs and Carols" (Treasure Chest Publications)
  • "Elmira College Choral Series"
  • Feist Band Publications. "Modern instrumentation/Effective Arrangements"
  • "Freedom Sings"
  • "Freedom Sings for Camp, Home, and Community Singing" (Robbins Music Corporation)
  • "G-I-Like to Sing Songs of the AAFTTC"
  • "Hymns from Home" (Army Service Forces )
BOX-FOLDER 27/1 J-Si, circa 1940-1946
  • "Jenkins Music Company Presents Piano Solos and Piano Ensemble Material by American Composers"
  • "Let's Sing" (60th Div Special Services Office)
  • "Parody Parade" (Pre-view Second Service Command Song Book)
  • "Selected Jewish Songs for Members of the Armed Forces"
  • "Sing for Fun" (Ninth Service Command)
  • "Sing Out Soldier" (Special Service Office Second Service Command)
BOX-FOLDER 27/2 So-U, circa 1940-1946
  • "Songs of Stephen Foster" - two lyric books
  • "Songs of Stephen Foster" - scores booklet
  • "Songs to Sing" (Fifth Naval District Welfare and Recreation Dept.)
  • "U.S. Navy Song Book"
BOX 27-30 Non-Music Publications, circa 1935-1946
This subseries contains general resources and instructional material.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 27/3 "Athletics & Recreation: A Model 26-Week Program," undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/4 "Athletics & Recreation: A Model 60-Day Program," undated
BOX-FOLDER 27/5 "Brief List of Books on Religious and Allied Subjects," War Department Office of Chief of Chaplains, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 29/5 Demobilization, undated
Contents: "Rehabilitating the Veteran to Civilian Life" and "Typical Separation Center Schedule"
BOX-FOLDER 27/6 "Library Books," undated
BOX-FOLDER 28/1 "List of Library Books," 1941
BOX-FOLDER 28/2 "M-R" miscellaneous, 1937 and undated
  • "Manuscript Writing Lessons," Book IV (Stone and Smalley)
  • "Basic Manual of Radio Code, Instructor's Manual" BRC-14, Signal Corps Aptitude Test, and Printers chart
  • "Regimental Recreation Officer's Guide"
BOX-FOLDER 28/3 "S-W" miscellaneous 1942, 1944
  • "The Soldier and His Recreation"
  • "Special Service Unit Training Guide"
  • "Special Services for the Fighting Yank"
  • "Training Through Recreation: A Practical Handbook for the New Soldier"
  • "What Would You Like to Learn?"
BOX-FOLDER 30/4 Wexler, Elmer and H. L. Goodwin. "The USMC Jungle Book," undated
Positive and negative photostats
Note: There is offensive language about and portrayals of Japanese people in this military training guide

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