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Robert K. Daniel Music Collection

Identifier: M542

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a plethora of music compositions and lesson books from the Robert K. Daniel music library. The music pieces in the collection are diverse and range from opera, dances, hymns, classics and music from other countries. Many of the compositions also contain vibrant illustrations on the covers.


  • circa 1898-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Born circa 1870 Robert K. Daniel would go on to become a concert pianist, teacher and organist. Daniel received his teaching diploma from the Tennessee Academy of Music and was later a student of W.V. Mullette. Daniel performed the sound effects and accompaniments for silent films and was also a featured attraction in large movie houses throughout the South. This collection was donated in memory of Robert K. Daniel and his two daughters Roberta Daniel and Evelyn Daniel Berry.


11 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



A diverse collection of around 3,000 music compositions.


The music compositions in the collection were kept in the specific arrangement that Robert K. Daniel originally placed them. The rest of the collection was arranged alphabetically based on the subject heading.


Donated by Julie Ann Berry on January 28, 1987 and April 14, 1987.

Related Materials

Related collections held at the University of Southern Mississippi include:

• AM85-2 Joe Berryman Collection

• M332 Mississippi Historical Music Scores

• M91 William Presser Original Music Scores


Biographical information obtained from collection.

Robert K. Daniel Music Collection
In Progress
Collection processed and finding aid written by Amanda Abulawi
June 6, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001