Charles D. and Marleta Blitch Matheson Papers

Archives Record Series: 14/05/19

Charles D. and Marletta Blitch Matheson. Papers, (1952-2004). 2.5 linear feet.


Charles D. Matheson joined the UNI faculty in 1955 as an Assitant Professor of Voice. He led many choirs and vocal groups, notably the A Capella Choir, on campus. He retired as a Professor of Voice in 1982. A. Marleta Blitch Matheson joined the UNI faculty in 1964 as a piano accompanist. She taught group piano and accompanying. She retired as an Associate Professor of Group Piano and Accompanying in 1991.


The papers of Professors Charles and Marleta Matheson consist primarily of programs for presentations in which they performed or assisted. The programs are mostly from performances at the University of Northern Iowa, but there are also programs for performances off campus.

In addition, there are sound recordings on audiocassettes of performances in the School of Music. The dates range from 1988 through 2004. The performers are primarily the UNI Wind Symphony and the UNI Symphonic Band.

There is also a small collection of reviews as well as a larger collection of photographs, both formal and informal, relating to Professor Charles Matheson and the vocal groups that he directed.

Professor Marleta Matheson donated this material to Rod Library Special Collections in May 2006.

Container Inventory

Box 1

Programs, 1956, 1966-1975

Box 2

Programs, 1975-1983

Box 3

Programs, 1983-1999

Box 4

Sound recordings, 1988-1998

Box 5

Sound recordings, 1998-2004

Box 6

Newsclippings, reviews, and photographs

Material processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson in June 2006.

Last modified: June 20, 2006 (GP)

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