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Nora Davenport collection on Drum Set Methods

 Collection 0123-SCPA
Nora Davenport (1954-1996) was a composer, percussionist, and percussion teacher in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She performed with the Washington Opera and the Washington Ballet at the John F. Kennedy Center, and with the Washington Chamber Symphony. Davenport taught percussion at the Rockville Jewish Community Center for twenty years. This collection contains 103 method books primarily for drum set, but also several titles for basic drumming technique.

Dates

  • 1919-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: scpa@umd.edu

Extent

2.50 Linear Feet

103 Items

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 103 method books primarily for drum set, but also several titles for basic drumming technique.

Biography

Nora Davenport (1954-1996) was a composer, percussionist and percussion teacher in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She performed with the Washington Opera and the Washington Ballet at the John F. Kennedy Center, and with the Washington Chamber Symphony. Davenport taught percussion at the Rockville Jewish Community Center for twenty years. Davenport died on October 22, 1996.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into one series.
  1. Drum Set Method Books

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Ronald Barnett, Nora Davenport’s husband, via the UMD School of Music’s Percussion Studio in 2010.

Related Material

Method Books collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

University of Maryland Percussion Program records, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)
Title
Nora Davenport collection on Drum Set Methods
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda May
Date
October 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States