James S. Constantine Papers
Identifier: MS 074
The James S. Constantine Papers chronicle the career of classical scholar and musician James Stuart Constantine, a 1922 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. Types of materials include: biographical material, correspondence, publications, radio scripts, scrapbooks and travel photographs. Strengths of the collection include photographic documentation of ancient sites in the Greco-Roman world in the 1930s, Ancient Greek music, 20th century music performance, and scholarly literature on music.
- ca. 1921-1989 (inclusive),
- Majority of material found within 1930-1972
- Constantine, James S., 1900-1989. (Person)
Language of Material
Most materials in English with the exception of some notes on Ancient Greek music in Greek.
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Photocopying and publication may be restricted except by permission of copyright owner..
Biographical / Historical
James Stuart Constantine was born on July 2, 1900 in York, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1922 from Franklin and Marshall College with the A.B. degree. Earning the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in 1925 and 1926 from Oberlin College, he became Instructor of Latin and Greek at Oberlin from 1926-1928. After pursuing graduate study in Classics at Princeton University from 1928 to 1930, he began a career at the University of Virginia as an Instructor in Classics, 1930-1943. After taking time away to serve in the US Army Air Forces in Barbados from 1943-1945 and to pursue additional study at Princeton, Constantine returned to the University of Virginia as Assistant Professor, 1948-1959, and served as Professor of Classics from 1959 until his retirement in 1970. An enthusiastic traveller and classicist, Constantine led tours to Europe through the 1950s and 60s.--An accomplished organist, Constantine was a member of the Music League of Albemarle, was a co-founder of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series at the University of Virginia, and served as organist and choir director of Charlottesville Presbyterian Church, 1931-1940, and St. Paul?s Memorial Episcopal Church, 1940-1953.-- Constantine died in Mechanicsburg, PA on November 23, 1989.
1.5 Linear feet (4 boxes)
Collection: Organized into three series; personal papers, professional career in music and classics, and travel scrapbooks.
Ownership and Custodial History
All papers and materials were received from James S. Constantine through Franklin and Marshall College library director, Kathleen Spencer between 1986 and 1989. Additional material was received in 1990 from Mr. Constantine?s sister Elizabeth Constantine. The materials have been stored semi-processed until 2012.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--James S. Constantine. Address--Mechanicsburg, PA. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1986-1989..
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Elizabeth Constantine. Address--Mechanicsburg, PA. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1990..
No further accruals are expected.
Processing completed July 2012.
- Biography. Subject Source: Fast
- Caribbean Area -- Description and travel. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Civilization, Classical. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Classicists -- United States. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Constantine, James S., 1900-1989.
- Europe -- Description and travel. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Franklin and Marshall College -- : Biography. -- : Alumni and alumnae
- Franklin and Marshall College
- Greece -- Antiquities. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Music, Greek and Roman. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Oberlin College -- : Biography. -- : Alumni and alumnae
- Oberlin College
- Organ music. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Rome -- Antiquities. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Tourism. Subject Source: Source Not Specified
- Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae. Subject Source: Fast
- Universities and colleges -- Faculty. Subject Source: Fast
- University of Virginia -- : Biography. -- : Faculty
- University of Virginia
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