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Sacred music songbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Title: Sacred music songbooks
Dates: bulk 1857-1977
Quantity: 2.29 Linear feet (6 boxes)
Identification: LH-0002

Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of 90 songbooks, mostly paperbacks, of shape and round note style hymns and songs dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.


Arrangement

Arranged by date of publication.


Index Terms

Hymns, English.
Shape-note hymnals.

General Notes

Related collections in this repository: Dr. Homer L. Barker 1884-1963, LH-0008; Whatley Family Papers, LH-0009.


Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Many of these books have a similar price sticker of $1 so it is assumed they were purchased at an auction or yard sale, perhaps by former archivist Myron House whose personal hobby is Sacred Harp and shape note singing.

Preferred Citation

Sacred Music Songbooks. Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library, University of West Georgia.

Sponsorship


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions, but fragile condition may preclude photocopying or scanning.


Container List

 

Box

1 Sanctus: a collection of sacred music. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1857., 1857
Very worn, binding almost detached, pencil price of $10 on title page.
 
The Singer’s Choice. Dalton, Georgia: A.J. Showalter Co., 1897., 1897
 
Fountain of Praise. Dayton, Virginia: The Ruebush-Kieffer Co., 1892., 1892
Inscribed and stamped inside front cover “J.W. Brechbiel, McKenny P.O., Cumb. Co. Pa.”
 
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book. Nashville, Tenn.: Southern Baptist Convention, 1904., 1904
Pages loose, inscribed “Mrs. H.W. Freeman.”
 
Windows of Heaven No. 4. Athens, Georgia: J.B. Vaughan, ca. 1905., 1905
Very worn. Back cover missing.
 
Our Redeemer’s Praise. Carrollton, Georgia: The Southern Music Co., 1908., 1908
Inscribed on front cover and inside front cover “V.D. Whatley Bowdon, Ga.”
 
Joyful Praises: for church, Sunday school, young people’s meetings, singing conventions, singing classes, etc. Dayton, VA: The Ruebush-Kieffer Co., 1900-1950., 1900-1950
(Very worn)
 

Box

2 Church Hymnal and Sunday School Songs Combined Interdenominational. Atlanta: Charlie Tillman Song Book Co., ca. 1912., 1912
 
The New Revival Glory. Shape Note Edition. Dalton, Georgia: A.J. Showalter Co., 1912., 1912
Covers very worn.
 
Songs of Praise and Service. Nashville, Tenn.: Smith & Lamar, 1912., 1912
Inscribed “Mary Youngblood’s Book.”
 
Hymns of Worship and Service. New York: The Century Co., 1915., 1915
 
Songs of Victory. Atlanta: Parham-Morris Co., ca. 1916., 1916
Distributed by H.E. Reeves, Carrollton, Georgia. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
The Congregational Hymnal. [Yr Emynydd Cynulleidfaol] Wilkes-Barre, PA: Caxton Press, 1917. Welsh-English., 1917
Notation inside back cover “Rev. J.T. Jones, Wales” [3 May 1928?]
 
Christ Exalted in Song. Fort Smith, Ark.: R.E. Winsett, 1921?, 1921?
Very worn. Inscribed “Mrs. Pearl Hoeckes” on front cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Music That Wins. Hudson, N.C.: The Teachers Music Publishing Co., 1921., 1921
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Hallelujahs. Lawrenceburg, Tenn.: James D. Vaughan Co., 1922., 1922
Very worn, pencil notations inside back cover and throughout. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Revival Showers No. 3. Atlanta: J.M. Henson, ca. 1922., 1922
Vermin damage upper right corner.
 
Gospel Message. Dallas, Georgia: Leaders Music Co., 1924., 1924
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Revival Gems Number Three. Chicago: Samuel W. Beazley & Son, 1929.
 
Spiritual Life Songs. Nashville, Tenn.: Publishing House, M.E. Church, South, ca. 1930., ca. 1930
Missing back cover.
 
Service Songs. Dallas, Texas: Robert H. Coleman, 1931., 1931
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Back cover missing.
 
Silver Carols No. 9. Bethlehem, Georgia: J.L. Moore, ca. 1931., 1931
Pencil notations inside front cover.
 
Shouting Glory. Toccoa, Georgia: the Sisk Music Co., 1932.
Very worn.
 
Atlanta: The Morris-Henson Co., ca. 1932., ca. 1932
Front cover missing. Old mold damage.
 
Gems of Gladness. Hartford, Ark.: The Hartford Music Co., 1933., 1933
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Secular Quartets. Atlanta: The Morris-Henson Co., 1934., 1934
Stamped inside front cover “Property of Cherokee Lodge No. 66 F. & A.M. Rome, Ga.”
 
Chimes of Glory. Cleveland, Tenn.: Orion L. Alewine, 1935., 1935
Very worn, stickers of Irene Settlemyre on front cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 

Box

3 Cokesbury Worship Hymnal, 1938
 
Living Presents. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1938
Very rare, very worn, handwritten on front cover “church book.”
 
Favorite Songs and Hymns. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1939
 
Pearly Gates. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1940., 1940
Two copies. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Spiritual Life Songs. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 1940
 
Faithful Guide. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1941
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Soul Stirring. Dayton, Tenn.: R.E. Winsett, 1941
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Back cover missing. Inscribed “Shirley Darnell.”
 
Super Specials No. 3. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1941., 1941
[see Box 6 Victory Songs]
 
Upper Room Hymns. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1942
Inscription on title page “Reinhardt Chapel, Waleska, Ga.”
 
Honored Guest. Lawrenceburg, Tenn.: James D. Vaughan Co., 1945
Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre.” Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Humble Hearts. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1945
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed “Maloka Williams” on front cover. Stamped on title page “Send your orders to George W. Sebren Asheville N.C.”
 
Living Grace. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1945
Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre.” Pencil notation inside front cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Perfect Peace. Dallas, Texas: Stamps Quartet Music Co., 1946
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed on title page “Irene Settlemyre Valdese N.C.”
 
Shining Path. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1946
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Tabernacle Hymns Number Four. Chicago: Tabernacle Publishing Co., 1946
Bowdon Methodist Church written inside back cover.
 
Sing of Calvary. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1947
 

Box

4 Sunlit Way. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1947
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre Valdese NC” on title page.
 
Christian Hymns No. 2. Nashville, Tenn.: Gospel Advocate Co., 1948
 
Glory Waves. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1948
Inscribed “Irene Settlemyer.”
 
Gospel Glory. Lawrenceburg, Tenn.: James D. Vaughan Co., 1948
Inscribed “Irene S.” Pencil notations inside back cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Peaks of Paradise. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1948
 
Songs of Happiness. Atlanta: The LeFevre Trio, ca. 1948
Inscribed on title page “Scott Hampton.”
 
Boundless Love. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1949
Inscribed “Hazel Smith Valdese, N.C.”
 
Fount of Blessings. Dayton, Tenn.: R.E. Winsett, 1949
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed “Hazel Smith Valdese, N.C.”
 
Glory Bells. Atlanta: J.M. Henson Music Co., 1949
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Lasting Covenant. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1949
Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre” on front cover.
 
Living Jewels. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1949
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Better Songs. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1950
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Sing of Him. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1950
Pencil notations inside front cover.
 
Church Hymnal. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1951
 
Sharon’s Rose. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1950
Pencil notations on cover.
 
Singers’ Pride. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1952
Inscribed on back cover “Floyd Springs.”
 
Golden Notes. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1953
 
Gospel Songs of Inspiration. Church of God North Carolina Souvenir Copy. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1954
 

Box

5 Sacred Chimes. Dayton, Tenn.: R.E. Winsett Music Co., 1955
Sacred Chimes. Dayton, Tenn.: R.E. Winsett Music Co., 1955. Stamp on title page of “Mrs. O. McGee, Cave Spring, Georgia.”
 
Songs of the Redeemed North Carolina Souvenir Copy. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1955
 
Baptist Hymnal. Nashville: Convention Press, 1956
Imprinted on cover “Bowdon Baptist Church.” Plate inside front cover indicates hymnals were donated by a friend in honor of Mrs. Leila Arrington in October 1961.
 
Beginning Vocalist. Nashville, Tenn.: Convention Press, 1956
Inscribed “Dick Plunkett.”
 
Songs of the Redeemed No. 2. Souvenir Copy. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1956
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Billows of Love North Carolina Souvenir Copy. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1957
 
Master’s Call. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1957
 
Progressing Vocalist. Nashville, Tenn.: Convention Press, 1957
 
Echoes of Calvary. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1958. Inscribed “Property of Irene Settlemyre Valdese, NC.”, 1958
Inscribed “Property of Irene Settlemyre Valdese, NC.”
 
Gospel Ship. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1958
Inscribed “Dud Smith” on front cover.
 
Living Gems. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1958
 
Peaceful Way. Dallas, Texas: Stamps Quartet Music Co., 1958
Stamped on front cover “W.B. Pinson, Rome, Georgia.”
 
Diamond Jubilee. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1961. Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre 475 Orchard Rd. Valdese N.C.” on cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover, 1961
Inscribed “Irene Settlemyre 475 Orchard Rd. Valdese N.C.” on cover. Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Saving Grace. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1961
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed on title page “Ronder Crawford Valdese Rt #1.”
 
Forever Sing Souvenir Copy North Carolina. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1962
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
New Songs. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1962
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Christian Praise. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman Press, 1964
Stamped inside front and back covers Waco Baptist Church, Waco, Georgia.
 
Songs for Today. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1964
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Hallowed Faith. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1966
 

Box

6 Chapel Bells. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1968
 
Sounds of Victory. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1969
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Supernal Joy. Dallas, Texas: Stamps-Baxter Music & Printing Co., 1970
 
Spirit of God. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1971
Stamped on back cover Church of God Valdese, NC.” Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
Love Supreme. Cleveland, Tenn.: Tennessee Music & Printing Co., 1974
Price sticker $1 on front cover.
 
The New Broadman Hymnal. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman Press., 1977
 
Victory Songs. Charlotte, NC: Rangers Quartette Radio Station WBT, ca. 1942
Price sticker $1 on front cover. Inscribed inside front cover “Irene Settlemyer.”