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Hubert Roussel Collection

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Manuscripts

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Miscellaneous Subjects

Newsclippings

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Collection Overview

Title: Hubert Roussel Collection, 1913-1971Add to your cart.

ID: MS/011

Creator: Roussel, Hubert

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: By Series:

1 Manuscripts
2 Contracts
3 Correspondence
4 Miscellaneous Subjects
5 Newsclippings
6 Photographs

Date Acquired: 09/00/2003

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains drafts for Hubert Roussel's history of the Symphony from 1963 until 1971. The early manuscripts’ various names were Fifty Golden Years, a History of the Houston Symphony Society, 1913 – 1963, and Beauty Persuaded: The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913 - 1968.

Also included are Roussel’s notes on conversations with General Manager Tom Johnson and founder Ima Hogg as well as manuscript comments from Public Relations Director Alice Bruce Currlin. Research items which were undoubtedly supplied by Mrs. Currlin include drafts of the musicians’ union contracts for 1931 and 1933, agreements with early conductors Uriel Nespoli and Frank St. Leger, and correspondence between Maurice Epstein and Ima Hogg regarding the 1933 bylaws.

Photographs found in these records reflect what is presumed to have been part of Maurice Hirsch’s collection of ephemera on the Symphony: copies of early concert programs, a newspaper advertisement for the first concert in 1913, and several photographs from a 1962 Women’s Committee Maintenance Fund booklet, including the orchestra with Sir John Barbirolli and a meeting of the Women’s Committee Maintenance Fund
Committee.

Biographical Note

Hubert Roussel served as music critic for the Gargoyle, the Press and the Post for over 30 years in Houston. He was the author of The Houston Symphony Orchestra, 1913 – 1971, copyright 1972. It was issued by the University of Texas Printing Division.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Source: Peter Roussel and Stephanie Roussel Milburn.

Acquisition Method: By deed of gift from the children of Hubert Roussel.


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[Series 1: Manuscripts, 1963-1971],
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[Series 3: Correspondence],
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Series 1: Manuscripts, 1963-1971Add to your cart.
Contains drafts of manuscripts for his history of the Symphony from 1963
until 1971. The early manuscripts’ various names were Fifty Golden Years, a History of the Houston Symphony Society, 1913 – 1963, and Beauty Persuaded: The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913 – 1968. Alternate titles found on various drafts also include Wings Provided and Night Song: The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913 – 1969.
Arrangement: Chronological
Box 1: 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fifty Golden Years, 1963Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 2: Fifty Golden Years, 1963Add to your cart.
Notes on manuscript from Tom Johnson to Maurice Hirsch
Folder 3: Beauty Persuaded: Preface and Part One, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 4: Beauty Persuaded: Parts Two and Three, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 5: Beauty Persuaded: Parts Four and Five, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 6: Beauty Persuaded: Parts Six – Eight, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 7: Beauty Persuaded: Parts Nine and Ten, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 8: Beauty Persuaded: Parts Eleven – Fourteen, June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 9: Beauty Persuaded: Footnotes (“Wings Provided”), June 1968Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 10: Beauty Persuaded, 1913-1969: Preface – Part 4, 1/15/1969Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 11: Beauty Persuaded, 1913-1969: Parts 5 – 8, 1/15/1969Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 12: Beauty Persuaded, 1913-1969: Parts 9 – footnotes, 1/15/1969Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 13: Pages for Tom Johnson’s copy of manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Early drafts of footnotes to Beauty PersuadedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Notes for footnotes and revisions: Notebook, 10/12/1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Footnote page numbersAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Lists for appendixAdd to your cart.
Box 2: 1969-1970Add to your cart.
Manuscript draft
Folder 1: Night Song: Title page and quote, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Draft pages: 234-330, 5/15/1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Draft pages: Replaced by inserts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Draft pages: Old copy and carbons, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Draft pages: Previn era, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Draft pages: Various, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Draft pages: Carbon copy of first version of Part 2, n.d.Add to your cart.
Replaced by new version of Part 2
Folder 8: Draft: Rewritten pages (old copy), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Draft pages: Pages 73 and 181, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Draft: Extra carbons of rewritten pages, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Draft pages: Final version – Chapter 3, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Draft pages: Chapters 3 – 5, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Draft pages: Chapters 6 – 9, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Draft pages: Chapters 10 – 12, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Draft pages: Chapters 13 – 16 and preface, n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 2: ContractsAdd to your cart.
Series 3: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Miscellaneous SubjectsAdd to your cart.
Series 5: NewsclippingsAdd to your cart.
Series 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

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