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Guide to the Frederick B. Prentice papers MSS.3203

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

December 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-02-22T11:23-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Frederick B. Prentice papers

Unit ID:

MSS.3203

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1954-1997

Abstract:

Letters, musical compositions, programs, and choral music of Frederick B. Prentice, associate professor of music at The University of Alabama from 1969 to 1989.

creator

Prentice, Fred, 1927-

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Sigrid D. Prentice, 2005

Related Archival Materials note

Jubilee Singers of Alabama Collection in the photograph collection of W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

James N. Gilbreath, 2010

Biographical/Historical note

Frederick B. Prentice was born January 15, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1951, his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Yale University in 1953 and 1954, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1969. From 1969 to 1989, Prentice was associate professor of music and director of university choral activities at The University of Alabama.

In 1962, Frederick married Sigrid Dueland. The couple had one son and two daughters, Holly, Tracy, and Wendy. Frederick Prentice died July 15, 1990, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes letters, musical compositions, programs, and choral music of Frederick B. Prentice, associate professor of music at The University of Alabama from 1969 to 1989. The incoming correspondence is primarily written to Sigrid Prentice, his wife, after his death. Six of Prentice's choral compositions are included in the collection, as are programs of his own performances, performances he directed, and performances by or conducted by his students. Other choral music consists of selections from Prentice's personal collection, ranging from Bach to Hammerstein. Also present are photographs and an audio recording of a concert given in Prentice's honor, "In Celebration of Frederick Bassett Prentice." Newspaper clippings relate to Frederick Prentice or his wife.

Source(s)

University of Alabama. Dept. of Music. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Outgoing Correspondence Box 3203.001 Folder 1

Incoming Correspondence Box 3203.001 Folder 2

Musical Compositions Box 3203.001 Folder 3

Biographical Information Box 3203.001 Folder 4

Music Programs Box 3203.001 Folder 5

"In Celebration of Frederick Bassett Prentice" Box 3203.001 Folder 6

University Publications Box 3203.001 Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings Box 3203.001 Folder 8

Choral Music Box 3203.001 Folder 9

Choral Music (continued) Box 3203.001 Folder 10

Choral Music (continued) Box 3203.001 Folder 11

Choral Music (continued) Box 3203.001 Folder 12

Photographs Box 3203.001 Folder 13