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Guide to the Agnes Crawford Schuldt Papers 1903-1996

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: Agnes Crawford Schuldt, 1902-1996
Dates: 1903-1996
Quantity: 3.0 cubic feet
Abstract:Personal and professional correspondence and photographs relating to her music teaching, her family, friends, home and garden.
Identification: MG391
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The papers of Agnes C. Schuldt were in no discernible order when received. Therefore a series order was imposed during processing.The first series contains material related to her professional life as a teacher of piano and music history. Included are typescript and offprint copies of articles which she wrote. Also included are notes for lectures which she gave, notes and outlines for courses which she taught both and the University of Idaho and the University of Illinois Chicago Circle where she taught following her retirement. There are also articles about her, certificates she was awarded, articles about her colleagues in the music department, programs for recitals which she gave, and information on university programs she was involved with.Series two contains personal papers. Included are address books, information on her several endowments to the university, poetry written by her father and sister, reports of her work with the Red Cross during World War II, income tax returns from 1985-1993, and property tax receipts. There is also a large collection of correspondence. This is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, except in cases where only one or two letters were extant, or the last name of the writer was not known. Many of the letters were from her sister Elizabeth who was a potter living in Maine. The largest group of letters is from Dean Donner, whom she met when he was an English faculty member at the University of Idaho in the late 1920's. He left the U of I, but remained close friends with Agnes and Lester, and wrote her often over the years. At the time of her retirement from the U of I he was Dean of Letters and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, and she taught there for several years. The Donner letters span the years 1961 to 1993. There are also some letters from Agnes to her sister, mostly during the time she was with the Red Cross. There is one trip diary written during her voyage to Europe in 1958. The final items in this series are a 1903 book of Madge Bigham Stories of Mother Goose Village, and a Polyglot Bible which belonged to her father.The final series consists of photographs. Some of these were in envelopes identified with a name, or location, but most were undated and unidentified. Included are five tintypes in frames, and two photograph albums which were left intact. Individual photographs were grouped in general headings and include American Red Cross, Elizabeth Crawford, William and Sue Crawford, the Donner family, photographs of family and friends, photographs of her houses and the garden at the house she occupied from 1951 until her death, personal events such as her wedding and birthdays, photographs of Agnes from 1903 to 1995, photographs of her husband Lester, the Sewell family who lived near Elizabeth, and slides of art work. The travel photographs consist of photographs of France which may or may not be commercial, and postcards, many of which she wrote to Earl and Ada David in Moscow.Among the items removed from the collection were articles cut from magazines such as the New Yorker, which dealt with aspects of music and dance, theater programs, paid checks and bank statements, greeting cards without notes, maps, owners manuals and warranty cards, orders and invoices for plants and gardening supplies, and unused post cards. This reduced the records by 1 cubic foot.

Scope and Content

The Records of Agnes C. Schuldt span the years 1903 to 1996, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1927 to 1995.

Included in the records are papers related to her teaching, personal papers including her work with the Red Cross during World War II, correspondence, and photographs.


Administrative/Biographical History

Agnes Eunice Crawford Schuldt was born in Pontiac, Michigan, July 5, 1902, the daughter of William Alfred and Sue Archer Crawford. At the age of five or six the she moved with her family to Syracuse, New York where she began her piano studies at age 8. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.Mus. in 1924. She then studied piano performance in New York City with Ernest Hutcheson for a year before returning to Syracuse for her master's degree which she received in 1927. After her graduation she accepted a position at the University of Idaho where she remained for three years; following her first year she spent the summer in Paris studying with Nadia Boulanger. She then taught at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, from 1930 to 1932. On July 2, 1932 she married University of Idaho English professor Lester Schuldt at Maplewood, New Jersey. They returned to Moscow and she began giving private piano lessons since University policy would not allow two salaries to go to the same family. Following her husband's death in 1939 she left for a year of study with Harold Bauer in New York, then taught at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia for a year before joining the Red Cross. During World War II she was recreation director with the Red Cross, first at a station hospital in Camp Livingston, Louisiana, then North Africa in and finally Europe (Italy and France) where her job was to find occupation for soldiers whose injuries might keep them in hospital for extended periods. She organized hillbilly quartets, leather-tooling classes, and taught square knotting of belts. When the war ended, she became the Red Cross representative at the Veteran's Psychiatric Hospital at Canandaigua, New York. While at the hospital she received a telegram saying a position in the University of Idaho's music faculty had opened and she returned to the University of Idaho in 1946 where she taught piano and music history until her retirement in 1967. She took a sabbatical in England in the spring of 1958 where she studied early 17th century music at Oxford University. After her retirement she was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle for four years. While there she developed interdisciplinary courses combining history, music, art, and science, and also published related articles.

For many years she served as the faculty advisor to the college chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Fraternity for Women in Music. She was a member of the American Musicological Society, the American Association of University Professors, International Music Society, International Society for the Study of Time, and the academic honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Phi Kappa Lambda. She was also a member of the Moscow Fine Arts Club, Pleiades, Ballet Folk of Moscow Guild, and from 1980 to 1983 served on the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

In addition to her music she was an avid gardener; in June 1987 she was named a Moscow Centennial Gardner. In 1974 she received the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 1986 she established a perpetual endowment fund to be used to support the University of Idaho School of Music library in recognition of which the library was named for her.

She died in Moscow on February 26, 1996.


Subjects

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.

Idaho
Photographs
Women

Schuldt, Agnes Crawford, 1902-1996--Archives.

Music teachers -- Idaho -- Moscow

Professor of Music, University of Idaho, 1927-1930, 1946-1967.

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Agnes Crawford Schuldt were donated to the University of Idaho Library by her estate, via Malcolm and Carol Renfrew, between March and April 1996.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Professional Papers 1927-1991
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1/11/1AAUP lecture series 1953 1 item
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1/21/2Article: Abstraction undated 1 item
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1/31/3Article: Molecules and music undated 2 items
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1/41/4Article: Music and the twentieth century tendency to abstraction 1974 3 items
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1/51/5Article: Notes with music 1963 1 item
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1/61/6Article: Silence and sound (Molecules and music) undated 1 item
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1/71/7Article: Sound and silence 1972 3 items
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1/81/8Article: The voices of time in music 1976 2 items
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1/91/9Articles and outlines, untitled undated 6 items
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1/101/10Book, Typescript: New perspectives in the arts and sciences in the 20th century 1971 2 items
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1/111/11Forum on the Humanities 1984 1 item
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1/121/12Review of Lipman, Samuel. Music after modernism 1979 3 items
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1/131/13Nyberg, Gary. A comparative study of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euidice and Orphee et Euridice 1977 2 items
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1/141/14History of fine arts (notes) undated 1 item
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1/151/15Report on sabbatical leave 1959 2 items
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1/161/16Course: Interdisciplinary 400a 1972-1973 15 items
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1/171/17Course: Music 11 & 12 1966-1967 2 items
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1/181/18Course: Music 101-102 1965-1967 4 items
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1/191/19Course: Music 104 1959 1 item
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1/201/20Course: Music 208 topics 1964-1966 12 items
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1/211/21Course: Music History 404 1977 18 items
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1/221/22Course: Philosophy 204 & 121 1974-1976 13 items
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1/231/23Course, UICC: Music 220 1969-1972 12 items
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1/241/24Course, UICC: Music 220 1970 2 items
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1/251/25Course, UICC: Music 288-289 1970-1972 12 items
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1/261/26Other notes undated 13 items
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1/271/27Articles about Agnes C. Schuldt 1967-1974 4 items
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1/281/28Carillons undated 8 items
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1/291/29Certificates, diplomas, etc. 1959-1970 4 items
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1/301/30Colleagues, articles about 1964-1990 3 items
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1/311/31Correspondence: Publications 1974-1981 44 items
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1/321/32Correspondence: University of Illinois, Chicago Circle 1969-1970 11 items
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1/331/33Donner, Dean Benton 1955-1985 6 items
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1/341/34Duffy, Joe. Stories undated 2 items
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1/351/35Idaho Commission on the Arts. Panel on Indian Crafts 1985 10 items
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1/361/36International society for the study of time 1976-1991 25 items
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1/371/37Medieval scores (photocopies) undated 3 items
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1/381/38Mentors program 1981-1983 16 items
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1/391/39Recital programs: U of I 1927-1965 18 items
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1/401/40Recital programs: Moscow Music Club 1933-1962 4 items
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1/411/41Recital programs: Other locations 1927-1969 8 items
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1/421/42Rowell, Lewis 1979-1984 3 items
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1/431/43Sabbatical in Oxford 1956-1957 12 items
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1/441/44U of I Centennial Committee, Historical sub-committee 1984 12 items
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1/451/45UIRA (University of Idaho Retirees Association 1979-1984 6 items
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1/461/46Research note cards undated 1550 items
Series II. Personal Papers 1924-1996
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2/472/47Address books undated 5 items
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2/482/48Agnes Crawford Schuldt Letters and Science Endowment 1991 4 items
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2/492/49Agnes Crawford Schuldt Music library endowment 1989 3 items
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2/502/50Chamberlain, Lawrence & Mildred 1981-1990 21 items
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2/512/51Check register of tax deductibles 1981-1990 1 item
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2/522/52Christmas greetings 1991-1995 20 items
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2/532/53Correspondence: general 1988-1995 40 items
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2/54-592/54-59Correspondence: Crawford, Elizabeth (sister) 1933-1961 70 items
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2/60-652/60-65Correspondence: Donner, Dean, Lois and family 1961-1993 202 items
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2/662/66Correspondence: Grimm, Jeff 1994 3 items
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2/672/67Correspondence: Jochen, Dagny 1987-1992 25 items
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2/682/68Correspondence: McDermit, Anne 1991-1994 7 items
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2/692/69Correspondence: Schuldt, Agnes, to family 1924-1939 9 items
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2/70-712/70-71Correspondence: Schuldt, Agnes to Elizabeth Crawford 1942-1944, 1958 31 items
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2/722/72Correspondence: Schuldt, Lester 1931-1939 9 items
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2/732/73Correspondence: Sewell, Marnie and family 1948-1995 21 items
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2/742/74Correspondence: Voigt, Milton 1988-1991 16 items
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2/752/75Correspondence: Wise, Elizabeth Stevenson 1988-1989 5 items
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2/762/76Crawford, Elizabeth, poetry undated 4 items
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2/772/77Crawford, William A., poetry 1917-1924 7 items
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2/782/78Death and tributes 1996 3 items
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2/792/79Death and tributes: Letters to Malcolm and Carol Renfrew 1996 29 items
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2/802/80Dinners, etc. 1966-1982 1 item
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2/812/81Donations to the U of I 1981-1995 27 items
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2/822/82Health care 1989-1995 14 items
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2/832/83House, 1304 Deakin 1951-1995 10 items
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2/842/84Income tax data sheet 1980 1 item
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2/85-932/85-93Income tax returns 1985-1993 80 items
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2/942/94Legal documents, ID cards 1894-1995 18 items
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2/952/95Lester and Agnes Schuldt Faculty Seminar Endowment for Academic Excellence in the Humanities 1993 3 items
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2/962/96Passports, etc. 1928-1985 8 items
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2/972/97Pleiades Club 1970-1992 11 items
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2/982/98Property tax statements 1960-1979 23 items
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2/992/99Red Cross 1943-1946 27 items
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2/1002/100Renfrew, Malcolm 1985 5 items
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2/1012/101Schuldt, Lester, death 1939 10 items
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2/1022/102Sewell, Richard C., Wat Tyler (notations by ACS) 1988 3 items
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2/1032/103Stationery undated 5 items
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2/1042/104Trip diary 1958 1 item
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2/1052/105Book: Bigham, Madge A., Stories of Mother Goose Village 1903 1 item
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2/1062/106Book: Polyglot Bible belonging to Will. A. Crawford, dated in pen, Apl 6 1889 1 item
Series III. Photographs 1900-1995
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3/1073/107American Red Cross 1942-1945 36 items
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3/1083/108Chicago 1969-1972 49 items
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3/1093/109Corfu 1982 28 items
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3/110-1113/110-111Crawford, Elizabeth ca. 1900-1967 112 items
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3/1123/112Crawford, John undated 5 items
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3/1133/113Crawford, William and Sue undated 21 items
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3/1143/114Donner, Dean, Lois & family 1954-1989 87 items
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3/1153/115Family photographs ca. 1900-1928 111 items
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3/1163/116Friends 1933-1983 67 items
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3/1173/117Houses and garden 1932-1989 167 items
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3/1183/118Miscellaneous ca. 1937-1983 46 items
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3/1193/119Personal events 1932-1987 37 items
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3/1203/120Photograph album 1932 and earlier 1 item
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3/1213/121Pleiades Club ca. 1992 4 items
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3/1223/122Schuldt, Agnes 1903-1995 46 items
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3/1233/123Schuldt, Lester undated 18 items
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3/1243/124Sewell, Marnie & family ca. 1950-1995 15 items
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3/1253/125Slides of art undated 177 items
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3/1263/126Travels ca. 1928-1969 41 items
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3/127-1283/127-128Photograph albums undated 2 items
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3/129-1333/129-133Tin types in frames undated 5 items
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3/1343/134Music scores, manuscript book, and other papers from ACS piano bench (added June 1999) undated

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