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Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin papers, 1988 --1998

Summary Information

Abstract

Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin was a music liturgist, worship director, composer, and lay leader, and taught at the University of Notre Dame and at the University of St. Thomas School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota. The collection contains manuscript music, notes, publications, correspondence, papers related to the 1993 Reimagining Event, lecture notes and drafts, works by others, and clippings from magazines and newspapers.

At a Glance

Bib ID 5632395 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Seid-Martin, Madeleine Sue, 1938-1998
Title Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin papers, 1988 --1998
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (0.5 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one unarranged series.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscript music, notes, publications, and correspondence related to the liturgical and reform work of Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin. One section of the collection includes papers related to the 1993 Reimagining Event. Also included are personal and professional correspondence, lecture notes and drafts, works by others, and clippings from magazines and newspapers.

  • Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin papers, 1988 -- 1998

    This series contains manuscript music, notes, publications, and correspondence related to the liturgical and reform work of Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin. One section of the collection includes papers related to the 1993 Reimagining Event. Also included are personal and professional correspondence, lecture notes and drafts, works by others, and clippings from magazines and newspapers.

Burke Library record group:

Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS)

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, AWTS: Madeleine Sue Seid Martin papers, 1988-1998, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Related Materials

AWTS: The Re-Imagining Community records, 1988-2016, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

J. K. H. Geoffrion donated the papers of Madeleine Sue H. Seid Martin to the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship in January 2000. The bulk of the papers had been given to her for this purpose by M. Sue H. Seid Martin's daughter, Leslie Miller.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

An attempt was made to maintain the original order of materials. Folded materials were flattened. Newspaper clippings were photocopied on acid free paper. Staples, rubber bands, and metal clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Susan Cathcart Ketchin in 2006, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.

Revision Description

2021-11-05 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Madeleine Martin, music liturgist, teacher, and lay church leader was born March 11, 1938. After graduation Sue Seid-Martin taught at the Eastman School of Music. Later as a Catholic laywoman, she taught Liturgical music at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana and took part in an organ performance during the dedication of a new organ there in 1978. Following her position at Notre Dame, she became instructor of ritual studies at the University of St. Thomas School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1982-1991, Seid-Martin served as Music Director to St Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul. June 1998 found her teaching at the United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota. Seid-Martin played a large role in designing the liturgy of the historically significant "ReImagining Event" in November 1993. She worked tirelessly to bring about liturgical and ecclesial reform in the Catholic Church, lobbying eloquently through public speeches and her teaching, and conference work for the ordination of women and for substantive innovations in music and worship. In her own words, she was trying to create the space "where we are truly free to be ourselves." In another context, she spoke of the wisdom of women to be found in overlooked scriptures and traditions and her collected "Sophia stuff" files reflect this. Promoting church music during the post Vatican II years, she was accustomed to being on the cutting edge of church worship expression. Her friends and colleagues said that she was always clear that she was a Catholic and a Christian. On August 15, 1998, at age 60, Sue Seid-Martin died in Minneapolis.

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Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin papers, 1988 -- 1998

This series is open for research.

0.5 linear feet; 0.5 linear feet; 1 box

This series contains manuscript music, notes, publications, and correspondence related to the liturgical and reform work of Madeleine Sue Seid-Martin. One section of the collection includes papers related to the 1993 Reimagining Event. Also included are personal and professional correspondence, lecture notes and drafts, works by others, and clippings from magazines and newspapers.

This series is unarranged.



Box 1 Folder 1 Draft of article "When in our music God is glorified," publisher correspondence, 1996


Box 1 Folder 2 Hymn music, drafts, and copies, 1996

Cup of Blessing, ms sheet music for accompaniment; Covenant hymn, ms. sheet music; Letter requesting use at Re-imagining event


Box 1 Folder 3 A Controversy in Hymnody: a dramatic skit on Isaac Watts, [Christian Hymnody course project?] by K. Vrudny, 1994


Box 1 Folder 4 Diary re trip to Russia, January 6-9, 1993


Box 1 Folder 5 Conference materials, 1993

New Threads of Being: Speaking Truth to Power, 1993, College of St. Catherine Theological Insights Program, part 1: program; Honoring the Void, Oct 1, 1993: 2 conference papers, correspondence & articles, clippings, notes


Box 1 Folder 6 Passion for Justice materials, 1992 -- 1996

Passion for Justice: a way of the cross inspired by … Leonardo Boff, 1996, musical drama with intro by MSHSM, ms dedications; poster; notes by MSHSM; Draft of Passion for Justice, annotated by D. Kasbohm, revised 1992; email from T. Cotter, Jan 1996; Copy of partial sheet music ms for, from Passion for Justice, with DK annotations.


Box 1 Folder 7-9 Reimagining Event, 1993: Correspondence, report, clippings, articles, 1993


Box 1 Folder 10-11 Sophia Stuff materials, 1988 -- 1995

Male God Images: Effects and alternatives, position paper by C. Manion-Norgard, 1988; Nocturne chorale program, 1994; articles; collections of songs by Sue Swanson gifted to MSHSM, 1995; What is a grandmother; Arrival announcement for Katie McGuire, photo; Correspondence; Articles; Prayers & poems; Programs; Scripture as Spiritual resources for women and men today: Program, presentation and ms notes by S. Schneider, 1994


Box 1 Folder 12 Programs and pamphlets, 1994 -- 1995

Staying alive – Spirituality and moral community in a culture of violence: a feminist theo-ethical appraisal, lecture by Beverly W. Harrison, Mar 1994: program and ms notes by MSHSM; On the Way of the Cross with St Paul, pamphlet, 1995


Box 1 Folder 13 Mekea booklet, original paste-up, 1991


Box 1 Folder 14 Floppy disk files, 1993 -- 1998

disk 1: CV; St Rite's; WOC, Nov 1995; Articles; St Henry's, 1996; Reimagining; John Neumann baptism; misc. disk 2: Reimagining songbook; United Theological Seminary courses, 1994, 1996-98. disk 3: United TS music class, spring1994; Music and Movement, Summer, 1993; United TS Music/Life/ Church, 1993; United TS Yates inauguration, 1996