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Edward G. McCollin Collection

UPT 50 MCC699

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Creator:
McCollin, Edward G., (Edward Garrett), 1858-1923
Title:
Edward G. McCollin Collection
Date [bulk]:
1874-1904
Date [inclusive]:
1874-1954
Call Number:
UPT 50 MCC699
Extent:
2 Cubic feet
Language:
English
ABSTRACT:
Edward Garrett McCollin was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was active in Philadelphia's musical community. The Edward G. McCollin Collection consists of material related to McCollin's time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania and a composer in Philadelphia.
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Biography/History

Edward Garrett McCollin was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was active in Philadelphia's musical community. Born on July 6, 1858 in Baltimore, MD, McCollin's attended the Hastings Academy prior to entering the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Class of 1878 in the Department of Arts. While at Penn McCollin was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, Philomathean Society, and chief editor of the University Magazine. After receiving his A.B. in 1878 he studied in the Music department for a year prior to entering the Law School. Graduating with his LL.B. in 1880, McCollin began his career as an attorney.

Music and the University remained key parts of McCollin's life. He composed music under his own name or as Garrett Colyn, including "Ben Franklin" and "The Pennsylvania Girl." In addition to serving as president of the Musical Fund Society, he was a founder of the Philadelphia Orchestra with E. I. Keefer. McCollin was prominent in University Alumni activities and served as president of the College Alumni Society.

McCollin died at his Philadelphia home on November 24, 1923.

Scope and Contents

The Edward G. McCollin Collection consists of material related to McCollin's time as a student at the University of Pennsylvania and a composer in Philadelphia. The University Material contains a scrapbook from his undergraduate years, and copies of the University Record for the years 1878-1881. The Musical Material contains 2 published items, some sheet music by McCollin as well as one score by Frances McCollin and another by Josep Valls, as well as material reated to the Musical Fund Society.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is organized into two series - University Material and Musical Material. The University Material contains a scrapbook and copies of the University Record. The Musical Material is organized into Published Material, Sheet Music, and Musical Fund; with material arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center,  May 2013

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

Access Restrictions

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Centers.

PROVENANCE

The Majority of the collection was a gift from Edward McCollin's daughter, Katharine Arnett. The scrapbook was transferred from the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library - University Library, 2010 (2010:39).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Edward Garrett McCollin Memorial Fund.
  • Germania Orchestra (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
  • Orpheus Club of Philadelphia.
  • University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Songs and music.;
Form/Genre(s)
  • Musical scores.
  • Sheet music.
Occupation(s)
  • Composers.
Personal Name(s)
  • Valls, Josep,, fl. 1933., Date of a Work--1933.; Medium of performance of music--two violins, viola, cello and orchestra.; Title of a work--Concerto;
Subject(s)
  • Songs--Vocal scores with piano.--United States
  • Students' songs--United States.

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Collection Inventory

University Material.

Scrapbook, 1874-1878.

Box
1
Folder
1

Loose Items.

Box Folder

Class of 1878.

1 2

Class of 1879.

1 3

Glee Club Programs, 1877-1879.

1 4

Law Department, 1878-1879.

1 5

Newspaper Clippings, 1878.

1 6

Programs, 1878-1879.

1 7

University Record.

Box Folder

Class of 1878.

1 8

Class of 1879.

1 9

Class of 1880.

1 10

Class of 1881.

1 11

Musical Material.

Published Items.

Box Folder

History of the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, 1872 - 1936, 1938.

1 12

Songs of the University of Pennsylvania, 1909.

1 13

Sheet Music.

Box Folder

Christmas Carol, 1887.

1 14

College Scores: Arranged for the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia, 1896.

1 15

Composition book: Manuscript E.G.M., 1877-1883.

2 1

Composition book: Manuscript E.G.M., 1883.

2 2

Concerto, by Josep Valls, 1932.

2 3

Daisy Song, 1883.

2 4

Flower Voices, 1898.

1 16

Gotham's Three Wise Men, 1882.

1 17

Hymen, Late his Love Knots Selling, 1892.

1 18

Hymn 248, 1891.

1 19

I Will Lay Me Down in Sleep, 1889.

1 20

My Songs are all of Thee, 1892.

2 5

O Come Let Us Sing, 1898.

1 21

Pennsylvania Girl, 1894.

2 6

Persian Serenade, n.d.

2 7

Pheobe Bird, and O! Lamb of God, by Frances McCollin, 1904.

2 8

Sanetus Dens, 1883 .

2 9

Serenade (Male Voices), 1887.

1 22

Slumber Song, n.d.

2 10

Song of a Boat, 1883.

2 11

Special Songs and Services for Primary and Intermediate Classes by Mrs. M. G. Kennedy No. 3, 1898.

1 23

Though art like unto a flower, 1890.

2 12

Though art not near me, 1890.

2 13

Towers of Spring, 1925.

1 24

Untitled, n.d.

2 14

Voice that Breathed O'er Eden, 1891.

2 15

Wedding Hymns: O Perfect Love, The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden, ca. 1891.

1 25

Musical Fund Society.

Box Folder

McCollin Memorial, 1922-1954.

1 26

Scrapbook: Concerts of the Germania Orchestra at Musical Fund Hall under the Auspices of the Musical Fund Society (kept for the Committee), 1895-1896.

1 27