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Guide to the Glen R. Lockery Papers 1946-1980

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Glen R. Lockery
Dates: 1946-1980
Quantity: 4 l.f.
Abstract: Programs, trip itineraries, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the University of Idaho choral group, the Vandaleers.
Identification: MG122
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

Items in this archival group have been arranged by the organization to which they pertain. The photographs have been mounted and given the prefix A122. Many large posters were removed from the collection and are filed in drawer 5 of the oversize vertical file.

Scope and Content

The papers of Glen R. Lockery, professor of music at the University of Idaho from 1947 to 1981, are contained in four archival boxes. Among the minor groups of material are items relating to the Northwest Association of College Choral Directors, the Moscow Community Concert Association, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The bulk of the collection is made up of material relating to the Vandaleers, a chamber choir which Mr. Lockery directed. The types of material in this series include programs, itineraries of trips, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs.

The contents of this archival group are related in more detail in the following Description of Series.


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Colleges and Universities

Lockery, Glen--Archives.

University of Idaho. School of Music
Vandaleers (Musical group)

Choral societies -- Idaho -- Moscow -- History -- Sources
Music teachers -- Idaho -- Moscow

Professor of Music, University of Idaho, 1947-1981

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Northwest Association of College Choral Directors
This association was an outgrowth of reading sessions and clinics held at the Northwest Division Music Educators Conferences. The organizational meetings were held in Bellingham, Washington, March 18 and 19, 1953. In April 1955 the draft of the constitution was given to a "constitutional committee" of the regional Music Educators National Conference for study and revision. The document was formally accepted at a meeting of choral directors on April 16, and the Northwest Association of College Choral Directors became an associated organization attached to the Music Educators National Association. Glen Lockery of the University of Idaho was elected as first president of the new organization.
Items in this series include drafts of the constitution, minutes of meetings held in 1953, 1956, 1957, and 1958, a history of the NACCD by Glen Lockery, and correspondence for the years 1949-1959. Several other items are "An evaluation of various seating plans used in choral singing," by Arthur Ray Lamson (1958); "Dissertations and theses of interest to choral directors" compiled by George E. Bower (1959); and "Twelfth song list--contemporary American and British composers" published by the American Academy of Teachers of Singing in 1959.
Series II. Vandaleers
The Vandaleers, the University of Idaho's concert choir, made its first appearance in November 1930. In the following years it increased in size from its original 18 members and has appeared on national radio networks, television shows, has undertaken state, regional, and international tours, as well as giving local concerts. One of the most popular of these local events is the annual Christmas candlelight concert given on the University campus.
The majority of the material contained in this series spans the years 1947-1981, the years Glen Lockery directed the choir, although there are a few programs from earlier concerts. The material is arranged by year, and the file cards list the material found in each folder. Below is a general description of the types of material found in this series.
The items include programs for the Christmas and spring concerts, and occasionally for other concerts given by the choir, itineraries for the annual spring tour, lists of Vandaleer members, correspondence, much of it from appreciative listeners, newspaper clippings, audition evaluations, an internal music department memos.
In 1971 the Vandaleers spent three weeks in Europe and the folders for that year contain correspondence related to the planning and fundraising, maps, itineraries, programs, posters, and press releases relating to that trip.
January 1975 found the Vandaleers in Latin America, and among the more interesting items in the folders for that trip is a scrapbook kept by Audrey Aaron of the University of Idaho foreign language department which contains newspaper articles on the Vandaleers and their concerts.
Three miscellaneous folders contain material relating to Vandaleer recordings, photocopies of material from Wm. E. Jorgensen who was a member of the group from 1936-1938, and music, including Alma Mater (Idaho), Oh, Let us Sing of Idaho, Here We Have Idaho, and Go, Vandals, Go.
Series III. Community Concert Association
The material in this series is from the years 1960-1969. It includes concert programs, correspondence with booking agencies, and newspaper clippings. There is a great deal of material relative to the appearance of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in May 1967.
Series IV. Idaho Commission on the Arts and Humanities
This 21 member commission was created by Governor Robert Smylie in January 1966. Its task was to prepare program ideas for submission to the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities so federal funds could be approved. Professor Lockery was an original member of this commission and served for one year.
Material contained in this series includes newsletters, reports, policy statements, suggested programs, applications of the commission for grants for two programs, the Arts Survey and Cultural Inventory, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and newspaper clippings dating from 1966 and 1967.
Series V. Miscellaneous
This series is comprised of non-university related music programs, including some for the 1946 Berkshire Festival, several published articles on singing, official University of Idaho class lists for Vandaleers, 1932-1978, several final exams and book reports from 1959 and 1960, a few items of correspondence, and newspaper clippings.
Series VI. Photographs
The photographs in this archival group have been mounted and have the prefix A122.
1 Vandaleers. Group picture 1946
2 Vandaleers. Group picture 1947
3 Vandaleers. Group picture 1948
4 Vandaleers. Group picture 1952
5 Vandaleers. Group picture 1963
6 Vandaleers. Group picture 1966
7 Glen Lockery rehersing the orchestra and chorus for Messiah 1966
8 Glen Lockery, Eleanor Pullin, Dorothy Barnes and Norman Logan looking over Messiah score 1966
9 Vandaleers in Epsom Congregational Church, Epsom, England 1971
10 Vandaleers in choir of Salisbury Cathedral, England 1971
11 Vandaleers in choir of Coventry Cathedral, England 1971
12 Vandaleers on trolley car in San Francisco 1975
13 Vandaleers after arrival in Quito, Ecuador 1975
14 Vandaleers in Quito, Ecuador 1975
15 Glen Lockery greeting officials prior to concert in Quito, Ecuador 1975
16 Vandaleers performing in Quito, Ecuador 1975
17 Vandaleers performing in Quito, Ecuador 1975
18 Vandaleers performing in Guatemala City 1975
19 Glen Lockery with Helen Losi de Laugerud Garcia, Francis Meloy, Jr., and Vincent Chiarello, Guatemala City 1975
20 Glen Lockery with Helen Losi de Laugerud Garcia, Francis Meloy, Jr., and Janice Willard, Guatemala City 1975
21 Vandaleers entertaining audience in Guatemala City with "Skip to my Lou" 1975
22 Vandaleer concert in unidentified Latin American City 1975
23 Glen Lockery with unidentified vandaleer in Latin America 1975
24 Audience at a Vandaleer concert in Portland, Oregon 1976
25 Vandaleers performing in Portland, Oregon 1976
26 Vandaleers outside the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine office 1977
27 Vandaleers performing for the Moscow Chamber of Commerce 1977
28 Glen Lockery with former Vandaleer Po Ping Wong and his family 1979
29 Vandaleers Golden Anniversary Reunion, group picture 1980
30 Dorothy Barnes 1970
31 Rex L. Eikum 1970
32 Twyla Brunson 1970
33 Winston Cook 1970
34 Morton Gould 1966
35 Alan Hovaness 1966
36 Milton Katims 1966
37 Community Concert membership drive dinner, Glen Lockery, Gale Mix, Mrs. C.L. Woodward, Evelyn Gutschmidt, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Logan 1965
Series VII. Posters
The posters in this series are too large to store in the archival boxes, and for this reason are filed in the oversize vertical file. There are 30 posters announcing Vandaleer concerts, 4 announcing other university musical events, one for Karin Hurdstrom's FPAC benefit concert, and two Idaho State College Choir posters (1955, 1956). There is also a framed poster announcing the 1930 Vandaleer concert in Payette High School, and a framed proclamation signed by Governor Cecil Andrus naming the Vandaleers "Ambassadors of Good Will Abroad" dated December 31, 1974.

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