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Ron Shirey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 143

Audiovisual material, correspondence, printed programs, newspaper clippings, publicity materials, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera document Ron Shirey's years as choral director for TCU, University Christian Church, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The collection is divided into two series. The first series, Audiovisual, includes video and audio tape recordings from concerts. The second series, Subject Files, contains ephemera from his college days, correspondence, class material, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other assorted material. The programs are from TCU concerts and other venues.

Dates

  • 1950-2010
  • Majority of material found in 1950-2010 inclusive, 1980-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.63 Linear feet

Overview

The papers include programs and other materials related to his years as choral director for TCU, University Christian Church, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Series I. includes video and audio recordings from various concerts. Series II. Includes ephemera, correspondence, class material, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other assorted material There are quite a few programs from TCU concerts and programs from non TCU venues.

Biographical / Historical

Ron Shirey became the Director of Choral Activities at TCU one month after he came to University Christian Church in August of 1976 as Choirmaster of the Chancel Choir. He held these joint positions for thirty-three years. Shirey held two degrees from the University of Tulsa, and he completed graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Arizona State University's Tempe campus. Shirey also served as chorus director for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1983 until 1993, during which time he conducted the DSO and chorus, and prepared them for works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: I. Audiovisual, 1996-2006;

II. Subject Files, 1950-2010.

Physical Location

Vault AC 5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Shirey in 2010.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ron Shirey Papers
Author
Compiled by Lisa Peña
Date
2014

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

Contact:
TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-7108
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)