USU Special Collections & Archives

Franklin S. Harris Papers USU_3.1/7-2, Boxes 14, 15, 17, 21, 30, 33, 53. Special Collections & Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Marie Eccles-Caine Archive of Intermountain Americana Miscellanea USU_COLL MSS 1, Box 4, Folder 6B. Special Collections & Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Patience Thatcher Diaries and Papers USU_COLL MSS 405, Box [1–2]. Special Collections & Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Polk’s City Directory, Logan, Utah. Kansas City.: R.L. Polk, 1949. USU SPECCOLL SPJOURNALS 979.2 L828d. Special Collections & Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.


“Concert is Tonight.” The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Aug. 9, 1949.

Culmbice, Carlton. “College Music Programs Make History.” The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Aug. 5, 1949.

“Famous Musicians Come to Logan.” The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Aug. 24, 1948.

“Four Artists to Appear in Logan concert.” The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Jul. 5, 1949.

“Harris Program features Utah State Coed on Sunday.” Student Life (Logan, UT), Feb. 24, 1949.

“Ileen May to Appear on Harris Radio Show, ‘Music with Our Neighbors’, Sunday Night.” Student Life (Logan, UT), Feb. 17, 1949.

“Lost Chord Found as Governor Locates Steinway.” Student Life (Logan, UT), Mar. 31, 1949.

“Milton Preeves, Johana Harris in Logan Concert Wednesday.”  The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Jun. 21, 1949.

“Roy Harris show features Eugene Hansen.” Student Life (Logan, UT), Mar. 3, 1949.

“Tuesday’s concert will say So Long to the Harrises.” The Herald Journal (Logan, UT), Aug. 8, 1949.

*Images of newspaper articles in the exhibit are cited separately. Click on the image within the digital exhibit to view individual citations.


Bialosky, Marshall. “Roy Harris: In Memoriam (But Keep Your Hats On).” College Music Symposium 22, no. 2 (1982): 7–19.

Chase, Gilbert. America’s Music: from the Pilgrims to the Present. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.

Copland, Aaron. Our New Music. 1968. 

Cowell, Henry. “Roy Harris.” In American Composers on American Music: A Symposium, 64–69. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1933. 

Evett, Robert. “The Harmonic Idiom of Roy Harris.” Modern Music 13 (1946): 100–107.

Farwell, Arthur. “Roy Harris.” The Musical Quarterly 18, no. 1 (January 1932): 18–32. https://doi.org/10.1093/mq/xviii.1.18.

Gibbs, L. Chesney, and Dan Stehman. “The Roy Harris Revival.” American Record Guide 42, no. 7 (1979): 8. 

———. “The Roy Harris Revival.” American Record Guide 42, no. 8 (1979): 4.

Harris, Roy. “Composing: An Art and a Living.” Music Journal 11, no. 1 (1953).

———. “Folksong: American Big Business.” Modern Music 18 (1940): 8–11. 

———. “Perspective at Forty.” Magazine of Art (1939).

Levy, Beth E. Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.

———. “‘The White Hope of American Music’: or, How Roy Harris Became Western.” American Music 19, no. 2 (2001): 131–67.

Mendel, Arthur. “The Quintet of Roy Harris.” Modern Music 12, no. 1 (1939): 25–28.

Mulcahey, Richard P. “The Justice, the Informer, and the Composer: The Roy Harris Case and the Dynamics of Anti-Communism in Pittsburgh in the Early 1950s.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, 82, no. 4 (2015): 403–37.

Paquin, Ethel. Johana Harris: A Biography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 

Piston, Walter. “Roy Harris.” Modern Music 12, no. 2 (1934): 73–83.

Reed, Peter Hugh. “Roy Harris: American Composer.” American Music Lover 3, no. 2 (1938): 406–410.

Rubin, Joan Shelley. The Making of Middle/Brow Culture. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

Sabin, R. “Roy Harris: Still Buoyant as a Composer and Teacher.” Musical America (1957).

Slonimsky, Nicolas. “Roy Harris.” The Musical Quarterly 33, no. 1 (1947): 17–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/mq/xxxiii.1.17.

Spizizen, Louise. “Johana and Roy Harris: Marrying a Real Composer.” The Musical Quarterly 77, no. 4 (1993): 579–606. https://doi.org/10.1093/mq/77.4.579

Stehman, Dan, and L. Chesney Gibbs. “Roy Harris.” Ovation 5, no. 6 (1984): 14–19.

Stehman, Dan. Roy Harris: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. 

———. Roy Harris: An American Musical Pioneer. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers, 1984.

Stevenson, Robert. “Roy Harris at UCLA: Neglected Documentation.” Inter-American Music Review 2, no. 1 (1979): 59–73.

Strimple, Nick. “An Introduction to the Choral Music of Roy Harris.” The Choral Journal 22, no. 9 (1982): 16–19.

Swayne, Steve. Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America’s Musical Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Von Glahn, Denise. The Sounds of Place: Music and the American Cultural Landscape. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2003.