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Clarinda C. Redwine Clodfelter Sheet Music Collection

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Biographical and Historical Note

Clarinda Catherine (Clara) Redwine was born on July 4, 1898, in Davidson County, N.C., to James David and Mollie Betty (McCuiston) Redwine. She briefly attended Salem College and then spent a year at the State Normal and Industrial College, now University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She married Henry Clodfelter on October 15, 1921, and together they had four children: Henrietta, Catherine Elizabeth, Robert Franklin, and James. Clodfelter died on August 31, 1971, in Greensboro.

Collection Overview

The sheet music in this collection belonged to Clarinda Clodfelter and dates from around 1900 to 1951. A few loose items and songbooks lack any date information. Some of the sheet music contains offensive imagery and lyrics related to Black, Chinese, Indigenous people and traditions, as might be expected for the time period. Much of the material is sheet music but there are a few songbooks; the music sheets often have art on the covers, and some also have ads for other music from the same publisher of the sheet on the back page, or more music.

Some items are quite delicate and need to be handled with a great measure of care if a user attempts to open the booklet.

The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Collection Inventory

  • Songbook without cover, classical music (circa 1900-1915) box 1
  • Practice music books, "Heller, Twenty-Five Studies" and "Porter, Seven and Twenty Studies" (circa 1900-1915) box 1
  • Loose music sheets (circa 1900-1919) box 1
  • The Midnight Fire Alarm  (1900) box 1
  • Silver Threads Among the Gold  (1901) box 1
  • Mountain Bell  (1907) box 1
  • Nippono  (1907) box 1
  • Dance Music  (1908) box 1
  • Twilight Reverie  (1908) box 1
  • Woodland Echos  (1908) box 1
  • Behind the Scenes  (1909) box 1
  • In the Heart of a Rose  (1912) box 1
  • Do You Take This Woman for Your Lawful Wife  (1913) box 1
  • Nights of Gladness  (1913) box 1
  • Where the Whipporwill  (1913) box 1
  • 12th Street Rag  (1914) box 1
  • Can't Yo' Heah me Callin' (Caroline)  (1914) box 1
  • Hush-a-bye, Ma Baby Missouri  (1914) box 1
  • Orange Blossoms Waltz  (1914) box 1
  • The Saint Louis Blues  (1914) box 1
  • America, I Love You  (1915) box 1
  • Tim Rooney's at The Fighting  (1915) box 1
  • Good Bye, Good Luck  (1916) box 1
  • Pray for Lights to Go Out, a Negro Shouting Song  (1916) box 1
  • Pretty Baby  (1916) box 1
  • Step This Way  (1916) box 1
  • Au Revoir but Not Goodbye  (1917) box 1
  • Black Hawk Waltz  (1917) box 1
  • God Send My Boy Safe Home Again  (1917) box 1
  • Long Boy  (1917) box 1
  • The Darktown Strutter's Ball, with damaged cover  (1917) box 1
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find  (1918) box 1
  • Beautiful Ohio  (1918) box 1
  • Hindustan  (1918) box 1
  • I Ain't Got Weary Yet, Patriotic War Edition  (1918) box 1
  • I'll Say She Does  (1918) box 1
  • Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight  (1918) box 1
  • Under the Double Eagle  (1918) box 1
  • Carolina Sunshine  (1919) box 1
  • Dreamy Alabama  (1919) box 1
  • Girl of Mine  (1919) box 1
  • How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree?)  (1919) box 1
  • On Miami Shore  (1919) box 1
  • When Lotus Flowers Bloom  (1919) box 1
  • I'll Be With You, Apple Blossom Time  (1920) box 1
  • Kismet  (1920) box 1
  • My Little Bimbo Down on the Bamboo Isle  (1920) box 1
  • Whispering  (1920) box 1
  • Beautiful Blue Danube  (1922) box 1
  • Beautiful Eastern Star  (1922) box 1
  • The Last Round-Up  (1923) box 1
  • The Shepherd Boy  (1923) box 1
  • Sea Foam  (1925) box 1
  • Me Too  (1926) box 1
  • At Sundown  (1927) box 1
  • Blue Skies  (1927) box 1
  • Forgive Me  (1927) box 1
  • My Carolina Home  (1927) box 1
  • Ramona  (1927) box 1
  • Oh Dem Golden Slippers  (1928) box 1
  • I'm Following You  (1929) box 1
  • When You Hair Has Turned Silver  (1930) box 1
  • Good Night Sweetheart  (1931) box 1
  • Love Letters in the Sand  (1931) box 1
  • Sweet and Lovely  (1931) box 1
  • The Donkey Serenade  (1937) box 1
  • Bing Crosby's Minstrel song folio  (1943) box 1
  • Along the Navajo Trail  (1945) box 1
  • Symphony, featured by Johnny Desmond  (1945) box 1
  • Slow Poke  (1951) box 1

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
Clarinda C. Redwine Clodfelter Sheet Music Collection
ID
MS709
Date
circa 1900-1951
Quantity
1 oversize box
Extent
1.5  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2022 November
Access Restrictions
The collection is open for use. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. . 
Preferred Citation
Clarinda C. Redwine Clodfelter Sheet Music Collection (MS709), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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