Dixie Music Score Collection - Accession 268 - M114 (146)
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Accession 268 - M114 (146)
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For more information about how Winthrop obtained an original copy of "Dixie," please consult the article above by Louise Pettus.
Scope and Content Note
The “Dixie” Music Score Collection consists of two photographs of one of the four original autographed copies of the musical score Dixie which was presented to Winthrop College in 1923 by Professor Herman F. Arnold and a photograph of Professor Herman F. Arnold. The Dixie Score is inscribed "At the request of Miss Minnie Barker the copy of Dixie is presented to Winthrop College by Prof. Herman F. Arnold who wrote Dixie and was made the war tune of the south at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis Feb 18th 1861 at Montgomery, Ala." Minnie Barker was curator of the Winthrop museum and the music score was displayed there until Tillman Science Building was razed in 1962 which housed the museum. The collection also contains newspaper clippings and correspondence relating to the controversy surrounding Dixie and whether it is racially insensitive.
"Dixie" Music Score Collection was given as a gift to the Archives by Miss Ruby L. Templeton.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Dixie Music Score Collection - Accession 268 - M114 (146)". Finding Aid 207.
LC Subject Headings
Arnold, Herman Frank, 1837-1927. Dixie; Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904. Dixie; Arnold, Herman Frank, 1837-1927--Manuscripts--Facsimiles; Dixie (Song)--History; War songs--Confederate States of America; Music--Confederate States of America; Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles; Confederate States of America--Songs and music; Confederate States of America--Songs and music--Public opinion; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music