Jacklin Bolton Stopp is an American musicologist and scholar of nineteenth-century American music who has written several papers on the history of the secular cantata in the United States. Stopp’s papers include her professional subject files and correspondence, as well as her collection of nineteenth-century music serials. Also included are collected ephemera from about 1860 to 1940, such as sheet music catalogs, musical advertisements, and specimen pages.
There are no restricted files in this collection. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The majority of published works appearing in this collection are in public domain. When the status of the rights are not entirely clear, the University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.
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The Jacklin Bolton Stopp papers include materials from approximately 1860 to 2000. Earlier materials include Stopp’s collection of musical serials and related ephemera, such as sheet music catalogs, advertisements, festival papers, and specimen pages. The collection also includes Stopp’s correspondence with other scholars of American music education, her subject files about American cantatas and score collections, and offprints of published research articles.
Jacklin Talmage Bolton Stopp (b. 1926) is a musicologist and independent scholar based in Lockport, New York whose research interests are centered on nineteenth-century American music. She is the author of several published works on the history of the secular cantata in the United States from 1850 to 1930, including her 1964 Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Michigan, articles for the Journal of Research in Music Education and American Music, and entries in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. A former faculty member of the State University of New York (SUNY)–Geneseo, SUNY–Buffalo, and Wisconsin State University–Oshkosh, Stopp has also served as a certified adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association.
In connection with her professional and personal interests, Stopp collected music-related materials published in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her collection of musical serials and ephemera from this period provides evidence of the growing culture of amateur musical literacy and music appreciation.
The collection is arranged in four series.
Donation by Jacklin Bolton Stopp to the University of Maryland in November 2014.
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