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Dan Beaty Collection

Identifier: A-0220

Scope and Contents

Music compositions and lecture notes from his teaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University. Alss included is his thesis dissertation, class notes, and assignments.


  • Creation: 1959-2000
  • Event: Donated in 2003


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Dr. Dan Beaty was born April 25, 1937 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, son of Oneida Vanderburg and Russell Beaty. He received B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Tulsa and a Ph.D. in composition from North Texas State University.

During his 35-year teaching career at Stephen F. Austin State University, Beaty taught piano, theory, composition, music history and electronic music. He created the Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Music computer laboratory, and was named Regents Professor for research in 1982.

Dr. Beaty taught, composed, lectured and played professionally in the United States, France, Holland, Canada and Indonesia before his retirement from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1999. He died on March 12, 2002, at his home in Nacogdoches.

("Beaty, Dan," Vertical Files: Biography. East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).


11.25 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 307 folders and housed in eight banker's boxes.

Guide to the Dan Beaty Collection
Anne Kendall
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository