The “Guatemalan Music Manuscripts” preserved at the Lilly Library represent fi fteenmanuscript sources copied in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century in the Westernhighlands of Guatemala. They mostly contain sacred polyphonic music and chant, intendedto be sung during the Offi ce in the churches of these localities. We observe these texts crossculturally,as witnesses of the encounter of cultures that characterized the fi rst decades of theSpanish conquest. We propose that the two main scribes were likely indigenous musiciansand will show how the manuscripts refl ect a mestizo character, through decorative style andin the music itself. Some pieces are in native languages and in the margins appear sometraces of what could constitute a unique attempt at writing down native musical practices.
This presentation will detail Dr. Baker’s work-in-progress in the IU University Archives with various collections that reveal how IU administrators and coaches did or did not confront the civil rights challenges that arose in Hoosier athletics from the 1920s through the 1980s. This history is brought into conversation with broader trends seen throughout the Big Ten Conference.
Summer Repository Research Fellowship presentation by Elyor Karimov and Marianne Kamp.