Guide to the Jeffrey Chamberlain music collection,circa 1908-1980s

Jeffrey Chamberlain music collection C0185


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Jeffrey Chamberlain
Title Jeffrey Chamberlain music collection
Date circa 1908-1980s
Physical Characteristics 9 linear ft. (17 boxes)
Abstract This collection consists of vinyl singles and boxed collections collected by George Mason University French professor Jeffrey Chamberlain. Record formats include 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm in 7-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch sizes. Many of the singles are in paper sleeves and include English and French artists and feature predominantly popular and jazz music. The box sets consist of 10-inch and 12-inch records of mostly classical music. Record labels present in the collection include RCA Victor, Columbia, Philips, and Capitol records.
Collection number C0185
Language In English and French

Biographical Information

Jeffrey T. Chamberlain taught French in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University from 1983 until his death in 2009. Originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, he completed a bachelor's degree at the Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971, a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1973 and a doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982. His first teaching position was at the University of Louisville in Kentucky teaching French. He began his career at George Mason in 1983 as an assistant professor teaching French linguistics and Latin and became an associate professor in 1988. He also served the Department of Modern and Classical Languages as associate chair for four years and then as chair for eight years. In 2000 he was appointed university marshal by President Alan Merten and served in that capacity until 2008. Chamberlain's love for music and the French language are evident in this collection which includes vinyl records in both English and French from a variety of genres, most notably classical and popular.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of vinyl singles and boxed collections collected by George Mason University French professor Jeffrey Chamberlain. Record formats include 33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm in 7-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch sizes. Many of the singles are in paper sleeves and include English and French artists and feature predominantly popular and jazz music. The box sets consist of 10-inch and 12-inch records of mostly classical music. Record labels present in the collection include RCA Victor, Columbia, Philips, and Capitol records.

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Arrangement

Organized by format.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other music collections including Sam DiBonaventura papers, Sophocles Papas papers and the Edward Vitale violin music collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Music.
Music--20th century.

Document Types:

Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeffrey Chamberlain music collection, Collection #C0185, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Mary L. Bauer January 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Greta Kuriger in January 2011. EAD markup completed by Greta Kuriger in March 2011.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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