|The John Turk Papers-- Scope|
The materials in this collection were assembled and donated to the YSU Archives and Special Collections by John Turk. Much of the information was used by Professor Turk in his writing, The Musical Danas of Warren, Ohio. The collection contains a wide variety of materials because of this the collection is artificially arranged by type. A copy of the original inventory is attached to the accession form.
Series I includes various lists of students and faculty from the Dana School of Music1870-1980, 1995, and undated, however some materials in this series are restricted due to personal information that is confidential (SSN, address etc..). The minutes of the Young Men's Christian Association from the years 1937-1943 are contained in Series II. During this time, the Dana Institute of Music became part of Youngstown College and moved from Warren, Ohio to Youngstown. Series III contains various materials related to the faculty of the Dana School of Music from the years 1927-2004 (most of which are newspaper clippings found in the Jambar or the Vindicator). Series IV involves various publications of William Henry Dana, hand written musical compositions and various manuals of Nellie Gwynne Dehnbostel, and various marches, one dedicated in 1865 to William Henry Dana's uncle, Charles Anderson Dana. The photographs in the collection in Series V contains four sub-series, the first to the Dana family, the second to various students, faculty and the buildings that housed the Dana School of Music, the third to the opera's that the Dana School of Music performed from the 1900s to 1960s, and the fifth is to the negatives. Many of the photographs in this collection were taken by the Youngstown Vindicator. Copyright issues will have to be taken into consideration. Series VI contains the Subject Files in the collections, various materials from posters to student transcripts; however some of the material were too large to be housed in the collection and were filed in the Flat File Drawers. Series VII is contained in two manuscript boxes each box containing a Scrapbook containing various programs and photographs associated with the Dana School of Music. The final part of the collection in Box 4 contains a thin threaded French flag with "Vive la France" sewn into it.
UA 2004.41 Youngstown State University. Nellie Dehnbostel Collection, 1925-1985.
Dana Recital Programs: Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University.
History of Youngstown College/Nellie Dehnbostel: Interviewed by William Manser. Oral History 0002, 1974.
Dana, William H. Dana's Practical Thorough Base: The Art of Playing Church Music. Warren, OH: Dana's Musical Institute, c1875.
Turk, John R. The Musical Danas of Warren, Ohio: The History of the Dana School of Music. Youngstown, OH: Dana Press of Youngstown State University, 1999?