James Gunn Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the work of former FSU Faculty Member James Gunn. The collection consists of 32 score envelopes, an envelope of unidentified sketches, an envelope of memorabilia, an envelope of music theory grade books, and an envelope containing 18 record albums of James Gunn’s music.
- Other: Date acquired: 2005
- Gunn, James, 1921-1997 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers. Users may access this collection by making an appointment with the Music Special Collections staff at AMLSpec@fsu.edu.
Biographical / Historical
James Mason "Jimmy" Gunn (1921-1997) was an Instructor of Music Theory in the FSU College of Music in the 1950s. Gunn was a graduate of Rollins College in 1943, and waas later a teaching assistant in music at the University of Florida. Gunn was married to Nancy Reid Gunn, an artist and founding member of the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts.
By 1954, Gunn had left his position with the College of Music and received his commercial pilot license and started taking aerial photography. He was an active member of the Civil Air Patrol and Seminole Flyers Club.
Gunn passed away in Tallahassee on April 12, 1997.
Biographical note by Hannah Wiatt Davis.
Language of Materials
- Boda, John, 1922-2002
- Florida State University--Faculty Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Music--Instruction and Study. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scores Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sheet music Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- James Gunn Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description