Guide to the Lowell Patton Papers
1929-1958

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Patton, Lowell, 1893-1961
Title: Lowell Patton papers
Dates: 1929-1958 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 481
Summary: Lowell Patton (1893-1961) became an organist, working in the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits in the 1920s, and was organist of the First Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon. He was organist of the First Presbyterian Church, Hempstead, New York from 1932-1957. The collection contains published and manuscript music, biographical material, and photographs.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Lowell Patton (1893-1961) was born in Portland, Oregon, and studied organ under Carl Denton. He was nationally known as a radio organist.

He was organist in the Chautauqua and Lyceum circuits in the 1920s, and was organist of the First Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon. From 1932-1957, was organist of the First Presbyterian Church, Hempstead, New York.

Content Description

The collection contains published and manuscript music, biographical material, and photographs.

The collection is organized into series. The paper finding aid includes title, music publisher, and date of publication information.

Series I: Published Music contains sheet music and songbooks.

Series I: Subseries A: contains published sheet music organized alphabetically by title.

Series I: Subseries B: contains songbooks also organized alphabetically by title.

Series II: contains manuscripts of sheet music organized alphabetically by title.

Series II: contains biographical information, and Series III: contains photographs.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Lowell Patton papers, Ax 481, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is organized into series:

Series I: Published Music Subseries A: Sheet Music Subseries B: Songbooks Series II: Manuscripts Series III: Biographical materials Series IV: Photographs

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, 1969.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Patton, Lowell, 1893-1961
  • Corporate Names :
  • First Methodist Church (Portland, Or.).
  • First Presbyterian Church (Hempstead, N.Y.).
  • Subject Terms :
  • Composers--United States
  • Music--Manuscripts--United States
  • Music--United States--20th century
  • Organ music
  • Organists--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Photographs
    • Sheet music
    • Songbooks

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