PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL
CHARLES N. BOYD (1875-1937)
- Scrapbooks (100+)
- qr 780.973 B66s, volumes 1 - 11 and qr 780.973 B66sc, volumes 1 - 15 are primarily about Mr. Boyd himself; articles he wrote, or groups and performances he participated in.
- qr 780.973 B66s, volumes 12 - 99 are primarily collections of programs, newspaper items, and music journal critiques from and about Pittsburgh music and musicians.
- Typescripts of articles written by Boyd:
- Music and the Community (2)
- Music Education (6)
- Bach at Berea (Ohio)
- Music and the Church (6)
- Boyd Card Catalog
- 45 drawer card catalog file
Time period 1893-1937
CHARLES NEWELL BOYD was a consummate musician, unparalleled for his curiosity and drive. He was an 1894 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, associate editor of the Groves Dictionary of Music, co-founder/director in 1915 of the Pittsburgh Musical Institute, music professor at Western Theological Seminary, long-tenured organist/choir director at North Avenue Methodist Church, initiator/director of the Pittsburgh Choral Society, president of the Music Teachers National Association, choral director of the Tuesday Musical Club, contributor to many magazines and periodicals, manager of musical artists, and above all, a humanitarian.
Charles N. Boyd had an insatiable appetite for information surrounding music and musicians whether local, national or global. From his prodigious daily reading of newspapers, journals and periodicals, he clipped columns, articles and photos of everything that interested him and pasted all these historical facts into large, often bulging, scrapbooks. It appeared his wife and four daughters were helpmates in his work until his death in 1937 at age 61. The 115 scrapbooks, his card catalog, and his large library of music scores were donated to The Music Division of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh through sponsorship from The Boyd Memorial Association.
On a lighter side, his collection revealed a man who enjoyed many clever cartoons, which were scattered throughout all his scrapbooks.
In many respects, he was a "Renaissance Man" and a vital personality in the development and growth of music in Pittsburgh, which he chronicled at length. News writers labeled him "an impressive and important musical presence in Pittsburgh" at the turn of the 20th century.
Oliver Room, Pittsburgh Music Archive #5
Oliver Room, qr 780.973 B66s volumes 1 - 99 (scrapbooks)
Oliver Room, qr 780.973 B66sc volumes 1 - 15 (scrapbooks)
Oliver Room, Boyd Card Catalog
- Baynham, Edward G. A History of Pittsburgh Music, 1758-1958 - rqML200.8 .P6 B39 1970x
- Gerson, Sara. Boyd Memorial Collection in the Music Division of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - rqML136.C374 1951x
- Pittsburgh Music Information File
- Link to author entry in online catalog - Boyd, Charles N Charles Newell 1875 1937
- Pittsburgh Concert Programs and Scrapbooks in the Oliver Room
- Oral History of Music in Pittsburgh #3, #4, #7
- Pittsburgh Music History Website page about Charles N. Boyd
- Correspondence to and from Pittsburgh Musicians
- Tuesday Musical Club
Click on links to see the finding lists of the following:
- Pittsburgh Music Archive #5 (2 boxes) -Typescripts
of articles written by Boyd
- Boyd Card Catalog - This 45 drawer card catalog file is an index for
biographical information about individuals. It was created by Charles
Boyd for his own personal work on the Grove's Dictionary of Music and
Musicians and for program notes for various music performances in Pittsburgh.
Many contain clippings and addresses of individuals, and some are indexes
to where the individual may be found in magazines, music journals, and
periodicals of the era. Some are indexes to his scrapbooks. These cards
may or may not lead to titles that the library has access to.
- Scrapbooks qr 780.973 B66s vols. 1 - 99
qr 780.973 B66s Volumes 1 - 11 are primarily about Mr. Boyd himself; articles he wrote, or groups and performances he participated in.
qr 780.973 B66s Volumes 12 - 99 are primarily collections of programs, newspaper items, and music journal critiques from and about Pittsburgh music and musicians.
- Volume 1: Scrapbook of Music Week in Pittsburgh,
- Volume 2: National Music Week, May 4-10, 1924
- Volumes 3 - 6: Scrapbooks of The Mozart Club
- Volumes 7 - 10: Scrapbooks of The Kunits Quartet
1898-1901 and other musical artists under the management auspices
of Charles Boyd
- Volume 11: Scrapbook: People's Singing Classes
- Volumes 12 - 15: 1899-1907
- Volumes 16 - 20: 1901-1907
- Volumes 21 - 25: 1908-1909
- Volumes 26 - 30: 1905-1909
For qr 780.973 B66s vols. 31 - 99: Due to the extremely fragile condition of the scrapbooks, our aim has been to save all of the items pertaining to Pittsburgh music.
- Volumes 31 - 37: 1903-1923
- Volumes 38 - 44: 1892-1900, 1911-1914, 1921-1924
- Volumes 45 - 51: 1916-1924
- Volumes 52 - 60: 1919-1925
- Volumes 61 - 65: 1922-1926
- Volumes 66 - 70: 1895, 1914, 1918, 1925-1928
- Volumes 71 - 75: 1928-1929
- Volumes 76 - 82: 1929-1932, 1934-1937
- Volumes 83 - 88: 1930-1937
- Volumes 89 - 93: 1919, 1928, 1930-1936
- Volumes 94 - 99: 1895, 1904, 1925, 1930-1936
- Volume 1: Scrapbook of Music Week in Pittsburgh, 1924
- Scrapbooks qr 780.973 B66sc vols. 1 - 15
Primarily about Mr. Boyd himself; articles he wrote, or groups and performances he participated in.