Scope and arrangement
The collection holds the correspondence between Dunkley and his second wife Maggie in the years 1943-47. Included in the correspondence series are letters from Mr. & Mrs. Dunkley to their daughter Annabelle, dated mostly in the 1940s. Present are letters concerning Dunkley's dealings with the Edward Mac Dowell Association and the New Orleans Music Teachers Association. There are also letters of Dunkley to & from the editor of the "Caecilia", Don. Errain Vitry. Cards & letters of sympathy to Dunkley upon the death of his wife in 1952 are present. Contained in this collection are some of his writings such as the "Buoyancy of Voice in Choir Singing" and "Possible Improvement in Choir Singing through Buoyancy of Voice". All are typescript copies. The collection includes a handwritten Recipe book and two notebooks containing Dunkley's essay " What has made our Modern Music ". There are also two notebooks of musical compositions purely in the hand of Dunkley. An organ manual can be found (handwritten) as well as 2 volumes of Poetry. Printed ephemera make up a major part of the collection. Dunkley's membership cards to journalistic clubs and musical organization are included. Also included are programs of Dunkley's organ recitals. Booklets and catalogs relating to the activities of the National Writers Club and the Metaphysical Service Bureau in New York.