CORNELIA YARBROUGH PAPERS
Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library
CONTENTS OF INVENTORY
Yarbrough was born February 8, 1940 in
joined the faculty at
She is co-author of the book, Competency-Based Music Education, and has had her research published in Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. In 1996, she received the Music Educators National Conference Senior Researcher Award. She began a six-year term as Editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education in August 2000.
papers include correspondence, writings, academic materials, research, printed
items and graphic materials, and audio materials of Cornelia Yarbrough, author
and professor of music education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge,
La. With the exception of her writings
and research, most other materials are the product of Yarbrough’s time spent in
music education at
Correspondence related to academic and
professional issues regarding Yarbrough’s time at
This series includes letters or notes from friends, colleagues and former students, as well as formal correspondence from within her academic departments regarding conferences, presentations, faculty, budgets, curriculum, and job offers. Supplementary information for some of the topics discussed in correspondence may be located in Series’ II through V that are identified by title or topic.
Series II. Writings, 1974-2003 and undated (1 linear foot)
This series contains typed and handwritten copies of research articles and larger literary manuscripts written by Yarbrough for publication in journals (such as Journal of Research in Music Education), for book publication (Competency–Based Music Education), and to be presented as lectures at conferences and symposiums. All material in this series is a product of Yarbrough’s research in music education, although some articles may have been co-authored. Two articles were submitted to Yarbrough by students in fulfillment of coursework, but her name became affiliated with their publication attempts later on; they are titled “Twentieth Century American Music Composer Eminence” (1986), and “Come Into My Parlor” (1986). A complete list of titles included in this series can be found by referencing the container list at the end of this inventory. For additional information about the creation and publication of her research, see Series I: Correspondence for letters from reviewers, publishers, and colleagues, and Series IV: Research materials.
Series III. Academic Materials, 1969-2004 (.5 linear feet)
Contents include teaching evaluations, annual reports of academic activity including vitas, departmental projects, participation in the Alabama Project (1985), and undated music conductor observations made by Yarbrough that include transcripts of rehearsals and critiques of the conductors. Topics pertaining specifically to LSU include revisions to the music education curriculum, the Holmes Curriculum Committee, the LSU budget crisis of the early 1990s, search for a School of Music dean, MERC committee, undergraduate and graduate program curriculum, and the Vision 20/20 symposium. Contents are arranged chronologically and are labeled by the school to which they pertain, if any. See Series I. Correspondence for additional information.
The series also contains appointment books for 1985-2004 that chronicle meetings with departments, faculty and students, campus events, concerts, and other academic agendas.
Series IV. Research Materials, 1976-2002 (.3 linear feet)
Materials compiled and created by Yarbrough regarding her ongoing research in music education. Contents include statistics, notes, surveys, data, and copies of articles with handwritten comments. Folders are arranged chronologically and labeled according to which article the research pertains.
Series V. Printed Items and Graphic Materials, 1970-1999
Copies of newspaper articles featuring
Yarbrough (1974-1995, undated) during her time at
Other printed items include programs and information about conferences and symposiums.
One folder contains photographs of Yarbrough from 1970 to 1999 depicting her teaching, standing with friends Leigh-Ann Lethco and Jane Cassidy, and receiving the Senior Resident Award. Images also include professional photographs probably taken for public relations purposes.
Series VI. Audio Materials, 1963-1970 (.3 linear feet)
Nine vinyl LPs featuring band and chorus music. These were custom recordings of student choral groups. Yarbrough was involved with each of the recordings in some capacity. Six albums are by the Eighth District Music Clinic, for whom Yarbrough served as chairman. The albums contained in this series are:
· Sounds of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr. 1963. Vinyl recording.
· Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1964. Vinyl recording.
· Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1965. Vinyl recording.
· Echoes of Epworth, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1966. Vinyl recording.
· Music by the Sea, Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Robert M. Barr and Nat Fraser. 1967. Vinyl recording.
· 1968 Junior High School Chorus and State Piano Division Soloists, conducted by Nat Frazer. 1968. Vinyl recording.
· Eighth District Music Clinic conducted by Theodore M. Prichett. 1970. Vinyl recording.
· Christmas Vespers -1970, Florida State University Women’s Glee Club. 1970. Vinyl recording.
· Concert Highlights conducted by Cornelia Yarbrough. Apollo Records.