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George F. DeVine Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3663

This collection contains materials by and about George F. DeVine, a music professor at the University of Tennessee. Materials include original music compositions, professional summaries, and correspondence. Also available is information related to the dedication of the George F. DeVine Music Library.

Dates

  • 1966-1999 August 16

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains materials by and about George F. DeVine, a music professor at the University of Tennessee. Materials include original music compositions, professional summaries, and correspondence. Also available is information related to the dedication of the George F. DeVine Music Library.

Biographical/Historical Note

George DeVine was born on May 4, 1915, in Chicago Illinois. After graduating from Carl Schurz High School, he went on to become a professional bassoonist and played in several orchestras including the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Philharmonic, and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. DeVine came to the University of Tennessee in 1947 and assisted David Van Vactor with the creation of the School of Music. As a faculty member, George DeVine also taught orchestration, music appreciation, musical literature, and musical history. He retired from teaching in 1985 as Professor Emeritus of the Department of Music. He died on August 13, 1999 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

George F. DeVine was married to June Nomack DeVine, a professional bassoonist.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single quarter box.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in November 2012 by Joanne Nicgorski and the George F. DeVine Music Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480