Finding aid created by: Arlien Ricciardi
Date: April 19, 2022
|24 Apr 2022||collection processed (AR)|
|29 Sep 2022||updated FA (RMH)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Heaton, Eloise K.|
|Title:||Eloise Heaton Papers|
|Quantity:||7.25 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Academic records, correspondence, printed material, and writings of the American musician, teacher and composer.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Eloise Klotz Heaton (born 1909) was an American organist, pianist, teacher, writer, and composer from Baldwinsville, NY. Eloise Heaton was an American composer and poet. She was an alumna of Syracuse University (class of 1937), where the Eloise K. Heaton Fellowship in Music Composition & Theory is named for her.
Heaton received her Bachelor's in Music from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) in 1933 and a Master of Arts in 1960. She also attended summer programs at the NY State College for Teachers, New England Conservatory of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto, and the Boston University School of Education.
Heaton taught at Peterboro Union School in Peterboro, NY (1936-1938), Syracuse Public Schools (1944-1947 and 1953-1954), Itawmba Junior College in Fulton, MS (1950) and private studios in and around Syracuse, NY (1933-1950). She also worked at the John Worley Music Co. in Boston, MA (1948), served as a piano instructor to Syracuse public school students (1955-1956), and appeared in the 1954 edition of "Who's Who in Music". She also composed chamber, vocal, and sacred music, an operetta, and teaching pieces.
Heaton was a member of the Society for the Publication of American Music; Music Teachers National Association; Composers, Authors, Artists of America; the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts (now known as the Everson Museum); and the Poetry Society of Virginia.
The Eloise Heaton Papers consist of academic records, correspondence-subject files, printed material, and writings.
Academic records consist of Heaton's high school, undergraduate, and graduate school transcripts as well as resumes and job-search correspondence.
Correspondence-subject files includes correspondence from faculty and students when she became a teacher in Mississippi, service men in 1943, and wedding and birthday announcements as well as letters and information about organizations including the American Society for Aesthetics, International Piano Teachers Association, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.
Printed material includes clippings, which Heaton sorted by topic, such as art, archeology, drama, mosaics, etc.; publications from the Syracuse Fine Arts Museum (now the Everson), music books which Heaton used for teaching students, and more.
Writings contains Heaton's class notes, musical compositions, poetry, and exams/term papers, including her first attempt at her master's thesis.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by series. Wherever possible, Heaton's original labeling has been retained.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
A publication by Eloise Heaton entitled "Henry Purmont Eames: Educator, Critic, Musician" can be found in the Subject Files series of the William C. Fleming Papers at the Syracuse University Archives.
Berwald, W. (William), 1864-1948.
Findlay, Francis M., 1894-1967.
Fleming, William C.
Heaton, Eloise K.
Lewis, Harold Merrills, 1908-
Podolsky, Leo, 1891-1987.
Porter, Quincy, 1897-1966.
Composers -- United States.
Music -- 20th century.
Music -- Instruction and study.
Women music teachers.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Scores (documents for music)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Eloise Heaton Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Transfer from Music Library, 1985-1986.
Correspondence - Subject files
|Box 1||Arts, Masters 1958 (3 folders)|
|Box 1||Transcripts 1929-1933, 1942-1949, 1957-1960|
|Correspondence - Subject files|
|Box 2||American Musicological Society 1964-1965, 1969-1970, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 2||America Society for Aesthetics 1960-1961, undated|
|Box 2||Guggenheim and other awards 1946, undated|
|Box 2||House expend, furnishings 1960, undated|
|Box 2||International Correspondence School undated|
|Box 2||International Piano Teachers Association 1950-1958 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Letters from Chappells, Cole, etc. and Boys in service letters to me 1943, undated|
|Box 2||Letters from MS faculty and students 1954-1958, 1961-1963, undated|
|Box 2||Letters received 1954-1955, undated|
|Box 2||Metropolitan Museum of Art 1961-1962, undated|
|Box 2||Metropolitan Opera 1961-1962, undated|
|Box 2||Music Educators National Conference and NYSSNA 1960, undated|
|Box 2||Podolsky, Leo 1955, 1961-1962, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 3||Southern Teachers Agency 1942, 1945, 1948-1962, undated (7 folders)|
|Box 3||Syracuse University 1931, 1957-1961, undated (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Upjohn, R. 1932, undated|
|Box 3||Waldorf Astoria Hotel 1959|
|Box 3||Weddings and announcements 1958, undated|
|Box 4||Weddings and announcements 1935, 1944, 1953-1955, 1958-1959, undated (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Who's Who in Music 1956-1958, undated|
|Box 4||170th Commencement at Syracuse University 1961|
|Box 4||Antiques: boutiques, lectures, and shows 1960-1961|
|Box 4||Art 1951, 1960-1961, 1965, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Archeology 1961, undated|
|Box 4||Architects 1961, undated|
|Box 4||Compose songs 1920, undated|
|Box 4||Critics, Syracuse 1946-1948, undated|
|Box 4||Drama undated|
|Box 4||Futurism art and architecture 1961, undated|
|Box 4||Loose clippings 1963-1964|
|Box 4||Music news in higher education 1959-1961, undated|
|Box 4||Mosaics undated|
|Box 4||Newspaper clippings 1933, 1947-1948, 1951-1964, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 4||Shaman, Jeffrey M. clippings from letters recv'd folder 1954|
|Box 5||Sight reading by Carter and others 1934-1944, undated|
|Box 5||Syracuse Cultural Center 1961, undated|
|Box 5||Everson Museum 1957-1961 (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Music books 1917, 1920, 1928, 1933, 1939, 1942-1943, 1947-1948, 1951, 1954-1955, 1961-1962 (6 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Music books 1899, 1902-1904, 1915 - includes folder titled by Heaton "Mandolin music," multiple Carl Fischer Progressive Orchestra Editions, and English ballad "There is a Garden"|
|Box 5||Music festivals 1961|
|Box 5||New York State museums undated|
|Box 5||Songs - H.S. 1889, 1910, 1924, 1927, 1933-1935, 1942, undated|
|Box 5||Miscellaneous 1961, 1968, 1974, undated|
|Box 5||Academic regalia 1949-1950, 1959, undated - notes|
|Box 6||Baroque Era 1958-1959|
|Box 6||Baroque Era 1958-1959|
|Box 6||Berwald, William, Dr. 1944, 1947, undated (3 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Berwald, William, Dr. 1924-1925, undated|
|Box 6||BK reviews undated (2 folders)|
|Box 6||Findlay [Methods] 1945|
|Box 6||Form and Comp [Lewis, H. Merrills] 1948-1949 (3 folders)|
|Oversize 1||Form and Comp [Lewis, H. Merrills] 1948-1949 - intact binder of class notes|
|Box 7||Interpretation of Standard Song Literature [Dean Butler] 1943-1944 (2 folders)|
|Box 7||Porter, Q. [director of the Northeastern Conservatory of Music in Boston] 1944-1945 (3 folders)|
|Box 7||Private pupils day schedule undated|
|Box 7||Viennese Classical 1957-1958 (3 folders)|
|Box 8||Miscellaneous undated (2 folders)|
|Box 8||[College choruses] undated|
|Box 8||Compositions (musical) 1929-1930, 1944, 1948-1950, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1961-1965, 1971-1972, undated (6 folders)|
|Oversize 2||Compositions (musical) 1933, 1940-1948, undated (2 folders)|
|Box 8||Exams/term papers 1943-1944, 1958-1959 (2 folders)|
|Box 9||Exams/term papers 1959-1960 (7 folders)|
|Box 9||Gardens 1940, 1961, undated|
|Box 9||Poetry undated|
|Box 9||Miscellaneous undated|