University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Walter Dodge Collection, [ca. 1930-1939]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dodge, William Walter, 1876-1947
Title: Dodge, William Walter, collection
Dates: [ca. 1930-1939]
Abstract: Composed of lyrics, printed material, and minutes, the William Walter Dodge Collection, [ca. 1930-1939], documents gospel music, hymns, folk ballads, and secular music during the Great Depression in the United States as well as the activities of the Church of the Nazarene in Austin, Texas.
Accession No.: 80-039
Extent: 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Amateur musician and song collector William Walter Dodge (1876-1947) worked as a custodian at the University of Texas at Austin during the 1920s and 1930s. He was an active member of the Austin Church of the Nazarene, where his wife served as secretary in the early 1930s.


Scope and Contents

Composed of lyrics, printed material, and minutes, the William Walter Dodge Collection, [ca. 1930-1939], documents religious and secular music during the Great Depression in the United States. Lyrics include American folk ballads, Christian hymns, and gospel music, while printed material comprises newspaper and magazine clippings of songs, poems, and jokes as well as sheet music from songbooks. Additionally, meeting minutes, 1932-1933, chronicle the activities of the Church of the Nazarene in Austin, Texas.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dodge, William Walter, 1876-1947 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Church of the Nazarene (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects
Folk songs -- United States.
Hymns -- United States.
Gospel music.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Walter Dodge Collection, [ca. 1930-1939], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3N145 Hymns and gospel songs, [ca. 1930-1939]
Hymns and gospel songs, [ca. 1930-1939]
Austin Church of the Nazarene Board minutes, 1932-1933