The collection contains materials related to Dr. Carl A. Fehr's music professorship as well as his direction of the College of William and Mary's choral program and those of The Common Glory and The Founders summer pageants and the Williamsburg Baptist Church choir. In addition to his reflections on choral direction and discipline, the collection includes extensive materials on Dr. Fehr's professional management of the College's choral program, a series of published choral programs, a collection of choral music, his teaching notes and curricula, correspondence, professional awards and memberships, as well as his dissertation and other academic credentials. The choral program is also extensively represented in Choir and Chorus communications, activities, group photographs, scrapbooks and publicity during the years of Dr. Fehr's directorship. In addition to the regular academic year choral program, the Choir's annual spring tours, special guest appearances and national broadcast performances are documented in correspondence, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and audio recordings. The audio recordings were reformatted from their original reel-to-reel audiotape and LP formats and CDs are available for purchase. Contact the Special Collections Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-221-3090) to request a list of available recordings.
Among the artifacts contained in the collection are Dr. Fehr's formal concert attire and other textiles as well as a miniature stage and figures used to arrange choral groupings. Personal memorabilia include Williamsburg items as well as some material from Austin, Texas, where Dr. Fehr served as choral director in the Austin public school system before coming to the College of William and Mary. However, the collection contains very little material on the Austin phase of his choral career, his directorship of the Common Glory, The Founders and the Williamsburg Baptist Church programs or of his free lance activities as a wedding events organist or as a judicator and director of choral workshops and concert programs.