Dunn, Mary 1957-05-02

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Miss Mary Dunn, a Lubbock music teacher, presents a rather informal program to the History Roundtable of the Lubbock Women’s Club on camp meetings and singing conventions; Mrs. R. O. Short and a quartet give samples of songs and hymns.

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Interviewee Name: Miss Mary Dunn

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Date: May 2, 1957

Location: Lubbock, Texas


Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Briefly outlines growth of camp meetings and singing conventions in Texas, 1833-1856, Camp meetings required a leader, a circuit rider, who needed a singing group, Observations offered on camp meetings and modern Christianity, Mrs. R. O. Short introduces singers, Gospel hymns, Miss Dunn notes how lyrics and music in singing convention book did not match, Remembers Abe Mulkey, Mr. Edwards, grandfather of Mrs. A. N. Gamble, Mrs. Gamble remembers her grandfather and the church, Brother Dunn mentioned, Another lady tells of religious life in pioneer days, Fun and religion, too, from Mulkey's meeting, Preachers' summation of sermon; Dunn noted, Another lady mentions Methodist grandfather preacher, Colorado City, Texas, singing convention, A member mentions recorded interview with Dunn, Bloys Camp Meeting noted, Camp Meeting at Woodlake, Texas, was popular, Miss Dunn remembers Mr. Haynes in Lubbock songs

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1833-1957

Bulk Dates: 1833-1957

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