The Millie Paddock collection is organized into two series: notebooks and yearbooks. Listed here are some of the topics covered in each notebook. The notebooks have been numbered randomly by the NEC Archivist.
Small notebook #1 – Teacher’s meetings notes, Stage Deportment, General class
Small notebook #2 – English literature, Orchestra music, harmony, History of Music
Small notebook #3 – A. D. Turner’s pianoforte course, Teacher’s meetings, Normal lecture, Stage Deportment, messages from friends (similar to a yearbook signing)
Large notebook #1 - Hand exercises, finger exercises, Teacher’s meetings, General class, Hand Culture
Large notebook #2 – Drama, English literature
Large notebook #3 – Theory (includes acoustics, rhythm, accents, metronome, slurs trills, grace notes, meter, etc). Also includes discussion of forms – cyclic form, scherzo, rondo, song, overtures, symphonic rondo, cadenza, canon, fugue etc.
Large notebook #4 – Stage Deportment, Normal Course
Large notebook #5 – Harmony, Piano studies with Mr. Dennee
Large notebook #6 – Orchestra lecture (includes discussion of acoustics and various orchestral instruments)
Large notebook #7 (labeled Student Notebook) contains jokes
1913 Yearbook (The Neume), Annotated, name listed on p.73, printed as “Willie” instead of “Mille”