ABOUT THE H.E. NUTT ARCHIVES
The purpose of the H.E. Nutt Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available for research those materials documenting the history of VanderCook College of Music, and the role of the College and its members in music education past and present.
The H.E. Nutt Archives serves as an information resource and strives to promote research among the "VanderCook College community," including individuals and collective members of the faculty, staff, administration, student body, and alumni. The Archives also serves individuals outside of the "VanderCook College community" who have an interest in the College's history or the history of music education.
The H.E. Nutt Archives is a department of VanderCook College of Music.
The H.E. Nutt Archives is open to VanderCook College of Music's administrative personnel, faculty and students, VanderCook College alumni, outside researchers, and others interested in the history of VanderCook College of Music or music education.
Archive materials are non-circulating and can be viewed on-site in Ruppel Memorial Library's reading room at VanderCook College of Music, by appointment only.
Although reference questions are accepted, researchers are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the Archives and perform their own research.
Duplication of archival materials may be requested, in accordance with copyright law and the discretion of archives staff. Prices are: photocopies ($.10 each page), scanned images printed on B&W laserjet ($1.00 each page), scanned images printed on color laserjet using photo quality paper ($5.00 each page).
Note: Certain archival materials (i.e. personnel records) are confidential and can not be viewed without written consent. Contact the archivist for detailed information on Archives policy regarding confidential records.
What the Archives Collects
The Archives collects materials in a variety of formats including books, sound recordings, scores and sheet music, photographs, and vertical file materials, including:
materials pertaining to VanderCook College of Music's pioneering and continuing role in the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic
materials pertaining to VanderCook College of Music's founders and other noteworthy individuals in the College's history
materials documenting VanderCook College of Music's historical and continuing role in music education
materials relating to the administration of VanderCook College of Music, including personnel and financial records, and the proceedings of various committees
recital and concert activities, including sound recordings
research projects conducted by VanderCook graduate students or faculty
newsletters and other publications produced by VanderCook College of Music
materials documenting other College activities and operations such as class schedules and master classes
Donate to the Archives
Do you have materials pertaining to the history of VanderCook College of Music which you would like to donate to the Archives? Please view our list, What the Archives Collects, to see if your materials match the scope of our collection. If they do, or if you have are uncertain, please contact the archivist for more information. You will need to fill out a Deed of Gift.
To make a monetary donation to the Archives, consider a contribution to the H.E. Nutt Society Fund.
H.E. Nutt Society
The Hubert E. Nutt Society focuses on preserving the memory, works, teachings and ideals of H.E. Nutt. If you are interested in finding out how you can become a member, please write to the following address:
Dr. George R. Borich, Ph.D.
1186 Ballantrae Pl.
Mundelein, IL 60060
The following materials are available for purchase through the H.E. Nutt Society. Proceeds will help support the work of the Society. Contact Dr. Borich for more information:
The Lives of Howard Raymond Lyons and Hubert Estel Nutt, Co-Founders of the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, by George R. Borich, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University, 1984 ©. $55.00
Videotape of Personal Interview and Directing Seminar with H.E. Nutt, VHS format ©. $35.00
H.E. Nutt Society Fund
Contributions to the H.E. Nutt Society Fund help support the efforts of VanderCook College of Music's Archives. Fill out the contribution form (PDF format, requiresAdobe Acrobat Reader) and mail to:
H.E. Nutt Archives
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
H.E. Nutt Society Fund Donors:
Steve De Villers
George R. Borich
Rob DeLand, Head Librarian and Archivist
312-225-6288 ext. 301