Hugh Hodgson papers

Hugh Hodgson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Hodgson, Hugh
Title: Hugh Hodgson papers
Dates: 1917-1983
Quantity: 11.75 Linear feet (9 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA0016

Biographical/Historical Note

Musician and educator, Hugh Hodgson was born in Athens, GA in 1893. By age four, he showed a unique talent for the piano - and by age fourteen he was studying piano in Europe. Hodgson returned home to attend the University of Georgia, where he played tennis and majored in zoology while continuing his music interests. In 1915, Hodgson played in New York's Carnegie Hall. He was an organist for a number of Athens churches before being appointed director of music at the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens in 1925. Here he began giving informal lectures and recitals of music - not only to the students at the Institute but to anyone who wanted to listen. Thus began a lifelong devotion to bringing music to common people. In 1928, Hodgson became a professor at the University of Georgia, heading the newly created Department of Music (a position he held until his retirement in 1960). While at the University, he won numerous awards and taught and influenced countless students. Hodgson continued his efforts to popularize various forms of music by presenting an annual opera, organizing a Little Symphony Orchestra, directing the Men's Glee Club, establishing chamber music festivals, and performing recitals and delivering lectures nationwide.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of articles, books, clippings, correspondence, photographs, programs, scores, and scrapbooks relating to Hugh Hodgson's career at the University of Georgia and the various musical activities that he participated in.


Arranged by format.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
College teachers--Georgia.
Conductors (Music)
Hodgson, Hugh -- Photographs
Music teachers--Georgia--Athens.
Music--Instruction and study--Georgia--Athens.
Programs (documents)
University of Georgia. School of Music. -- Faculty

General Notes

RG 2-10-17

Related collections in this repository: Hugh Hodgson Collections; Guido Adler collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hugh Hodgson papers, UA0016, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Articles: "Looking Backwards" And "An Hour With Maggie Teyte", circa 1959
2Article: "Music And Painting In The 20th Century" From Carnegie Magazine., 1953 January
3Article: "When Jimmy Melton Played The Sax" By Ernest Rogers Of The Atlanta Journal
4Bio: Alexander Alexandrov
5Bio: Tikhon Khrennikov
6Bio: Bohuslav Martinu, 1943
7Dmitri Shostakovich
8Book: Bach To Stravinsky First Editions Of Music
9Book: Class M Music
10Book: The Coming Of Age Of The American Artist, 1957
11Book: Czechoslovak Composers And Musicians In America, 1943
12Book: English Biographies Of Cuban Composers, 1946
13Book: Entertainment And The Arts In Great Britain, 1950
14Book: The Guido Adler Library In Georgia, 1957
15Book: Mexican Music, 1940
16Book: Modern Haggadah
17Book: Musical Instruments And Their Portrayal In Art, 1946
18Book: Musical Life In Italy
19Book: The Musical Works Of William Henry Fry, 1946
20Book: Significance In A Concerto
21Booklet: Chronological List Of Works According To Date Of Publication - Paul Hindeman, 1917-1944
22Booklet: International Inventory Of Musical Sources, 1952
23Booklet: The Music Of William Walton
24Booklet: What Is The Place Of The Fine Arts In General Education?, 1940
25Christiansen Choral Series
26Christmas Carols - Collection Of, circa 1953
27Christmas Carols
28Clippings (misc)
29Clippings, 1940-1952
30Clippings - Duplicates Or Articles Not Used In Scrapbook, 1940-1953
31Clippings, 1952-1954
32Clippings, 1958
33Clippings, 1968-1969
34Correspondence, 1958
35Elizabethan Songs, 1939
37Music Libraries
39Photograph And Article
40Portraits - Musicians
41Program Notes: 'The Tenth Year"
42Publications, 1939-1960
44Solesmes Abbey - Georgian Institute Of America, 1955
45Score: "Concento di Voci", 1957
46Score: "Garden Of Flowers", 1903
47Score: "Indian Love Call", 1936
48Scores: Miscellaneous, 1941-1942
49Scores: Promotional Samples, 1937
50Score: "Santa Fe Saga.", 1956
51Score: "U.S. Air Force Blue" And Choral And Marching Arrangements
52Score: "Who With Grieving Soweth"
53Score: "You Will Remember", 1917
54Song Lyrics: British Ballads
55Song Lyrics: Miscellaneous
56Song Lyrics: Miscellaneous
57USSR Society For Cultural Relations W/Foreign Countries, 1943-1944
58Walker, Roosevelt P. Commonplace Book, 1903-1940
59Walker, Roosevelt P. Notebook "A", 1938-1941
60Walker, Roosevelt P., circa 1934
61Walker, Roosevelt P., 1952
21Programs File: Atlanta Music Club, 1934-1944
2Programs: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1926-1927
3Programs: Chamber Music Festival, 1949-1959
4Programs: Chamber Music Festival, 1960
5Programs: English 359 Christmas Carols, 1939-1943
6Programs: Georgia Trio
7Programs And Bios, 1941-1960
8Programs: High School Music Festival, 1951-1958
9Programs: High School Music Festival, 1961
10Programs: Thursday
12Programs: H. Hodgson Recitals, 1931-1939
13Programs: H. Hodgson Recitals, 1940-1941
14Programs: H. Hodgson
16Programs: Junior Recital, 1961-1962
17Programs: Little Symphony Orchestra, 1937-1939
18Programs: Miscellaneous, 1930-1939
19Programs: Miscellaneous, 1940-1949
20Programs: Miscellaneous, 1951-1959
21Programs: Miscellaneous, 1960-1966
22Programs: Miscellaneous
23Programs: Music Appreciation Hour, 1936-1939
24Programs: Music Appreciation Hour, 1940-1949
25Programs: Music Appreciation Hour, 1950-1959
26Programs: Music Appreciation Hour, 1960 - 1962
27Programs: Music Appreciation Hour W/Agnes Scott College, 1941-1947
28Programs: Music
29Programs, 1940-1958
30Programs: Music
31Programs, 1958-1959
32Programs: Music
33Programs, 1960
34Programs: Music
35Programs, 1961
36Programs: Music
37Programs, 1962
38Programs: Music For William Shakespeare On His Birthday, 1938
39Programs: National Gallery Of Art Concert, 1953-1954
40Programs: Senior Recital, 1953-1959
41Programs: Senior Recital, 1960-1962
42Programs: Series I Through Series IX, 1941-1942
43Programs: Student Recital, 1937-1938
44Programs: Student Recital, 1952-1959
45Programs: Student Recital, 1960-1962
46Programs: University Chorus, 1958-1959
47Programs: University Civic Symphony Orchestra, 1960-1962
48Programs: University Summer School Recital, 1926
49Programs: UGA Music Festival, 1938
50Programs: UGA Music Festival, 1942-1948
3Scrapbooks, 1950-1958, 1964-1968
4Scrapbooks, 1968-1969, 1972-1974
5Scrapbook, 1975-1977
6Scrapbooks, 1977-1983
7Glee Club scrapbook [mostly news clippings with some photographs], 1938-1957
81 Atonement at Golgotha by Hugh Hodgson (2 copies), 1954
2 Mother Goose Melodies by Hugh Hodgson, 1925
13 School of Music Newsletter"Hugh Hodgson honored", 1988 fall
84 Georgia Cracker "Mr. Hugh", 1948 March
9Georgia Songs and Yells [mockup], circa 1943
Hugh Hodgson Quintet in D [78 LPs], 1949
Hugh Hodgson Plays His Own Composition LP
Album of Old Favorite Piano Pieces LP