Harold William Thompson papers, 1942-1955.


Harold William Thompson papers, 1942-1955.

Correspondence with Louis C. Jones of the New York State Historical Association, and with Benjamin A. Botkin, Carl Carmer, Walter Edmonds, Ruth Rubin, Pete Seeger, and others contributing to or interested in the Quarterly, concerning its founding. Also, drafts, copies, and galley proofs of articles for the Quarterly; and hymns listed by composer compiled by Thompson while organist and choirmaster of the First Presbyterian Church, Albany. Also, a tape recording of ceremonies at a testimonial dinner honoring Thompson.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8124930

Cornell University Library

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