Scope and Content
The Emma L. Ashford collection is comprised mostly of music composed by Mrs. Ashford, as well as by others. Mrs. Ashford's music is in both manuscript and printed form. Most of her works contained in this collection pertain to Vanderbilt University. All the printed works of other composers in the collection relate to Vanderbilt.
The collection consists of one box, covering approximately .92 linear feet. It is arranged in three series.
Series I is made up of Mrs. Ashford's music. It includes many of the pieces she composed for occasions at Vanderbilt. In addition, there are some examples of her other work, such as children's song cycles and piano voluntaries for church services.
In Series II, the work of Mabel Lee McFerrin is represented. Ms. McFerrin was a contemporary of Emma Ashford at Vanderbilt.
Series III is a collection of
printed sheet music and song books pertaining to Vanderbilt University. There
is also a 45 RPM phonograph recording.
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