Matteson, Maurice

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Maurice Jefferson Matteson (1893-1964) was a musician, teacher, and folklorist of Columbia, S.C.; Matteson began his career in Chicago, Ill., as a music teacher and baritone soloist with the Cinncinnati, Minnesota, and Russian symphony orchestras; in 1922, began teaching music at University of South Carolina, where he served as professor of music for 15 years, and served as director of the Glee Club and the Carolina Folk Singers; served as first president of the Southeastern Folklore Society; husband of Augusta Lofton Matteson.

From the description of Maurice Matteson papers, 1901-1972. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 693783486

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creatorOf Matteson, Maurice. Maurice Matteson papers, 1901-1972. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
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correspondedWith Bellamann, Henry, 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Bellamann, Katherine Jones person
correspondedWith Cadman, Charles Wakefield, 1881-1946 person
correspondedWith Dabbs, James McBride, 1896-1970 person
correspondedWith Gibbes, Ethel person
correspondedWith Gibbes, Robert W. (Robert Waller), 1874-1956 person
correspondedWith MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956 person
correspondedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
correspondedWith Matteson, Augusta Lofton person
correspondedWith Peterkin, Julia Mood, 1880-1961 person
correspondedWith Powell, John person
correspondedWith Smith, Reed, 1881-1943 person
correspondedWith Southeastern Folklore Society corporateBody
associatedWith University of South Carolina Glee Club. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina--Columbia
Columbia (S.C.)
Southern States
United States
South Carolina
African Americans
Ballads, English
Folk music
Folk songs
Folk songs, English
Music teachers


Active 1901

Active 1972



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SNAC ID: 11448219