James L. Schardein "John Philip Sousa" Research Papers, ca. 1892 - 2017
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Brief Description: Research materials, photographs, articles, memorabilia, and audio recordings documenting James L. Schardein's research on the Sousa Band culminating in his book: The Legendary Sousa Band: 40 Years from Plainfield to Atlantic City, 1892-1931. Also includes the Sousa Band uniform of Charles Boschek, B flat clarinetist from 1925-1926.
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: 12/9/159
Created by: Schardein, James L. (1934 - 2017)
Volume: 3.15 cubic feet
Acquired: 01/23/2018.
Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Research Materials; and Series 2, Charles Boschek Uniform.
Biographical Note for Schardein, James L. (1934 - 2017) :

James L. Schardein, MS, Fellow ATS, was born in 1934 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa and had a long career as a research scientist in the area of pharmaceutical drug safety and has published several scientific textbooks on teratology and toxicology. He also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in this field. Schardein was also a cornet player and avid Sousa scholar, and this collection, along with his final publication The Legendary Sousa Band: 40 Years from Plainfield to Atlantic City, 1892-1931, is a culmination of long-term research in the area of band music.

Schardein passed away on April 21, 2017 in Chelsea, MI.

Acquisition Notes: Carolyn Smith