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Mary Frances Dunham papers, 1964-2002

Summary Information

Abstract

The research files of Mary Frances Dunham relating to her study and recording of Bangladeshi and Bengali folk songs.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1704
Bib ID 10666979 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dunham, Mary Frances
Title Mary Frances Dunham papers, 1964-2002
Physical Description 9 linear feet (12 document boxes and 6 cassette boxes)
Language(s) English , Bengali .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 6 series.

Description

Summary

The reaserach files of Mary Frances Dunham include musical examples with notations, audio cassettes, notes, maps, charts, slides, photographs, and printed material.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Frances Dunham Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed PTL 3/2014.

Revision Description

2014-03-11 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Cassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sheet music Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
color slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Dunham, Mary Frances Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ethnomusicologist Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk music -- Bangladesh -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Folk songs, Bengali Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Islamic music -- Bangladesh Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Islamic music -- Bangladesh -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jarigan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Songs, Bengali -- Bangladesh -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Mary Frances Dunham worked as an ethnomusicologist at Columbia University. She studied music composition in New York and Paris. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Classical Languages from Harvard University and one in Indic Studies from Columbia University. Dunham wrote articles and co-edited works specializing in the music of South Asia. During the 1960s, Dunham was introduced to jarigan songs when Jasimuddin, an eminent Bangladeshi poet and collector of folk song texts, asked her to make musical notations of songs he was gathering for his book, Jarigan (1968). She received a grant from the Ford Foundation for further field work and research in order to prepare material for her book on Jarigan.