Helen and Virgil Wikoff Family Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1975
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Brief Description: Consists of vocal songs, piano solos, newspaper clippings of songs, dance folios, orchestral music, and piano method books.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/111
Created by: Wikoff, Virgil (1927-)
Volume: 1.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 08/31/2009.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1, Sheet Music ca. 1879-1975; and Series 2, Piano Method Books (ca. 1892-1927). Vocal/Piano Songs and Piano Solos are arranged alphabetically by title. Piano Method Books are arranged alphabetically by publisher/author.
Biographical Note for Wikoff, Virgil (1927-) : Virgil Wikoff was born February 6, 1927 in Decatur, Illinois and spent most of his childhood on a farm outside of Maroa, Illinois. Upon graduation from Maroa Township High School, he enlisted in the United State Navy and spent the final two years of the Second World War (1944-1945) in the Pacific Theater. Discharged from the Navy in 1946 he enrolled in the University of Illinois the following year and graduated with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. After being recalled into the Naval Reserves during the Korean War, Wikoff returned in October 1952 and founded Lyman-Wikoff, Inc. General Contractors, a construction company he maintained until his retirement. Wikoff was a City of Champaign Council Member from 1963-1967, and then served as Mayor from 1967-1975. He also served as Representative of the 52nd District in the Illinois State General Assembly from 1977-1982.
Genres/Forms of Material
Newspaper Clippings
Sheet music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]