Descriptive Summary

  • Creator: Suppe, Gertrude C.
  • Title: Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection
  • Dates: 1878-2003 and undated
  • Abstract: The Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection contains many "cancioneros" dating from 1972-1999. Also included are documents, correspondence, photographs, and recordings.
  • Collection #: S1742.1; A58.1
  • Quantity: 19 boxes (19 linear feet)
  • Language: English
  • Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University
  • Biographical Sketch

    Gertrude Cross Suppe was an ethno hymnologist. Since 1976, she was actively involved in the identification, transcription, translation, liturgical use, and promotion of Hispanic hymns. She participated in workshops and conferences in the United States, Canada, and abroad. She also worked with many denominational commissions and task forces. In 1996, she retired as Secretary to the Editor and Consultant to the Ecumenical Spanish Hymnal Committee.

    Scope and Content

    The Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection consists of material relating to Gertrude C. Suppe and vernacular Hispanic church music, both Catholic and Protestant. The languages were largely Spanish, Portugese, and Catalan with some materials in English. The collection contains many "cancioneros", which are small song books used in worship. Their dates range from 1972-1999. Also included are documents, correspondence, photographs, and recordings concerning composers, workshops, conferences, and the editing of Hispanic hymnals in which Gertrude C. Suppe took part.

    Organization

    The collection is organized by the following series: Correspondence, Directories, Financial Material, Gertrude C. Supple, Hymns, Newspapers, Notes from Tapes, Photographs, Printed Material, Research Material, Audio/Visual Material: Recording Discs, Audio Visual Materials, Video Recordings, Oversized Materials, and Catalogued Books/Hymnals.

    Restrictions

    Access Restrictions: Open for Research

    Index Terms

    The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.

    Subjects (Persons)

    • Gertrude C. Suppe

    Subjects (Organizations)

    • Catholic Church--Liturgy
    • Celebremos Task Force
    • Hymnal Revision Committee
    • Hymn Society
    • Ecumenical Spanish Hymnal Committee
    • Church music--Catholic church
    • Hymns
    • Hymns, Portugese
    • Hymns, Spanish
    • Music--Latin America
    • Music--Religious aspects
    • Serie Cancioneros

    Related Material

    Catherine Anderson Papers, 1878-1977 and undated

    Administrative Information

    Preferred Citation: Gertrude C. Suppe Hispanic Church Music Collection, 1878-2003 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

    Acquisition

    Collection accession #(s): 2007-0199-B

    Gift, 2007

    Processed by: Karina Rodriguez, 2013

    Collection Inventory

    Correspondence

    Box 1

    Directories

    Financial Material

    Gertrude C. Suppe

    Box 9

    Notes from Tapes

    Photographs

    Research Material

    Box 10

    Translation Material

    Box 11

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