Musical Americana Collection, circa 1900-2000 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Two 78rpm sound recordings of c. 1908 performances by the Sousa Band and Herbert L. Clarke donated by Talbot G. Hinze on January 14, 2005.
Two historic Henri Farny clarinets of William Smith, nephew of A. Smith who played in the Sousa Band in 1900 donated by William H. Clark on March 29, 2005.
Published first edition piano score of Stars and Stripes dated 1897 donated by Mildred Johnson on May 19, 2005.
First editions of The Sousa March Folio (1902) and Sousa Folio Piano Solos No. 2 (1906) published by The John Church Company donated by Gae Neely on December 7, 2005.
Published concert program for a Sousa Band performance held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania dated September 10, 1898 donated by Josephine Z. Kibbee on April 27, 2007.
12/4/03, Edison Model C-150 "Sheridan" Disc Machine donated by Maynard and Jane Brichford on July 15, 2008 (accession number 2008.120950.008)
Correspondence, news clippings, photograph, script, and essays documenting the experience of Aline Fairbanks as the first woman to march in the University of Illinois Band in 1945 donated by Aline Fairbanks on January 14, 2010.
Four original published part books to John Philip Sousa's National, Patriotic and Typical Airs of All Nations, 1889 donated by John Rosch on September 16, 2010.
Hugh S. Lippman Papers donated by Nancy Hueper on December 2, 2011.
One photograph featuring A.A. Harding at the Grand Canyon in 1951 donated by Robert Cowan on December 20, 2011.
Two 78rpm disc recordings of the University of Illinois Band under the direction of A. Austin Harding, c. 1930 donated by Bill Thielbahr on May 19, 2011.
Charles H Parsons Bb Cornet donated by Lois Palen on June 14, 2012.
Marching Illini band jacket, photographs, music, and marching routines donated by Timothy K. Theesfeld on September 10, 2012.
Carl Busch Photograph and Newspaper Scrapbook donated by Taylor Mitchell on November 12, 2012.
Elizabeth Terhune Lingua Press Papers Donated to the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music on August 22, 2013 by Elizabeth Terhune. Mrs. Turhune met Kenneth Gaburo at Oberlin College whilst studying concrete poetry with Dary John Mizelle, but remained in contact with him and Lingua Press.
1952 Rose Bowl film donated by Kenneth D. Walter on September 26, 2013.
Illinois Opera Theatre Enthusiasts Opera Newslines (vol. 1, no. 1, 1990) transferred from University Archives to Sousa Archives and Center for American Music on November 15, 2013.
John Philip Sousa royalty records, press clippings, and Kate Latter's shopping bag donated by Carol Hansen on January 24, 2014.
Dorothy Mabus Audio Recordings donated to the Sousa Archives March 27, 2014 by Donald McDowell. Includes autographed Sousa recording.
Paul Zonn's Revolutions for Solo Clarinet (1969 version) donated by Karen Bird on April 22, 2014.
Ted and Andrea Anderson A. Jacobson Sousa Band Photographs donated to the Sousa Archives May 2, 2014.
"Sousa's Band Will Play" 1897 newspaper clipping donated by Frank Bryant on behalf of Mary Agnes Snider on June 17, 2014.
Selmer Modele 22 Eb Alto Saxophone transferred from the University of Illinois School of Music to the Sousa Archives on July 11, 2014.
Jay Bennett ink drawing donated by Mr. Harry Buerkett on July 25, 2014.
Loren E. Kent Papers donated by Bradley Kent on October 24, 2014. Includes Sousa Band route sheets.
Ben Vereecken's Foundation to Saxophone Playing: An Elementary Method (1917) donated by Jim Waddell on November 17, 2014.
Additional Hugh S. Lippman Papers and Fillmore Music House oboe c. 1920 donated by Nancy Hueper on December 17, 2014.
Michael M. Martin Collection of Published Movie-Theme Sheet Music donated on January 23, 2015 by Hannah Jellen.
Holton Mellophone, case, and attachments donated by John Holzaepfel on January 29, 2015.
McKinley Presbyterian Choir direct-cut disk donated on February 10, 2015 by Harry Cross of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
National Broadcasting Company Thesaurus Record 1071 radio transcription disc was donated by Robert Bass on May 1, 2015. Transferred to RS 26/20/209 in January 2018.
A box of 29 LP sound recordings of various historic wind-band performances between c. 1930 and 1980 were donated by an anonymous donor to University Bands during the spring of 2015, and the recordings were transferred to the Sousa Archives on May 10, 2015.
Two 78 rpm sound recordings (10 inch discs) of the 107th Cavalry Dance Band and the 107th Cavalry Band (including The Black Horse Troop, Written and Dedicated to 107th Cavalry by John Philip Sousa), donated by Judy Gehman on June 19, 2015.
John Cage HPSCHD t-shirt donated by Michael Van Blaricum on June 23, 2015.
Postcard and Conn advertisement donated by Robert Bass on July 16, 2015. Transferred to RS 26/20/209 in January 2018.
Electronic Music from the University of Illinois, Computer Music from the University of Illinois, and Music from Mathematics LPs donated Edward M. Reingold October 7, 2015.
Frank's Drum Shop snare drum transferred by Linda Moorhouse from University Bands to the Center in 2015.
University of Illinois Concert Band photograph from March 3, 1921 in St. Louis, MO donated by Jackson County Historical Society on January 11, 2016.
Steve Pherigo Local Concert Ephemera acquired on June 25, 2013.
Wilder Bentley Music and Papers donated by Bently, acquired on March 1, 2016.
Letter from Harry Partch to Carl Bauman donated by Jeff Wanswer of Hiram University on January 26, 2016.
Sousa Band concert program from the Victory Theatre donated by Edward Hillman on May 27, 2016.
"58 English Songs" by John Hullah, presented by John Philip Sousa to W.E. Woodruff donated by Linda Lawyer on October 5, 2015.
Claude Gordon Selmer testimonials, dimensions for Besson "Meha" trumpet, and Selmer brochure and contract donated by Carl Leach on October 15, 2016.
Postcard depicting the University of Illinois regiment band practicing on a field, donated by Bob Bass on October 28, 2016. Transferred to RS 26/20/209 in January 2018.
Photograph of the University of Illinois Band in roller skates (1927) donated by Scott Schwartz on November 1, 2016.
Sousa Album for the Pianoforte (1923), donated by Thomas Dannelley on December 14, 2016.
James Warren York BBb Tuba (serial number 53410) with original case donated by Ann and Ally Sussman on January 9, 2017
Panoramic Photograph of John Philip Sousa with the Great Lakes Naval Battalion Band 1918 donated by Dwight Thomas February 4, 2017.
Audio Interview with Bill Monroe and Seldom Scene donated by Ben Halpern May 5, 2017.
Our Leader March by F.E. Bigelow donated by Heather Brooks of Champaign, IL on May 26, 2017.
Martin Double-Bell Euphonium transferred to the Sousa Archives from the School of Music by Nathan Mandel on June 10, 2017.
Farm Aid publication donated by Mark Metcalf of WCIA-TV on August 23, 2017.
Dean Marable "Buck" Wade Marching Illini Letterman's Jacket (1960-1964) on September 5, 2017.
Kenneth Gaburo and Gary Verkade correspondence donated by Gary Verkade on October 4, 2017.
"We're Loyal to You Illinois," book with autographs of nearly every Illinois band director; copy of the program for the Forty-Sixth Anniversary Concert of the University of Illinois Concert Band performance (1936); and notes and correspondence by M. Mullis, donated by Mark Clark on October 27, 2017.
Music and sound recordings of Illinois State Fair Theme Song "One Hundred Fifty Years - Our Illinois," came from the University Band (given to the University Band by composer Earl Oyler in 1976) to the Sousa Archives on November 1, 2017.
CD "Long Roll: A Tribute to Composer-Percussionist Michael Manion" donated to the Sousa Archives by Robert Fleisher on December 7, 2017.
Faculty piano recital program. Kenneth Drake, September 9, 1980, donated by Tim Sozen on December 13, 2017.
Regal Zonophone 78, Stars and Stripes Forever and Washington Post March by Raymonde and His Band O' Banjos, 1937, purchased by Scott Schwartz for the Sousa Archives on December 19, 2017.
Two Barbara Mettler publications: Basic Movement Exercises, 1973, and The Nature of Dance As a Creative Art Activity, 1980, transferred from Student Life and Culture on December 20, 2017. Note: for other dance-related records, see Department of Dance, RS 12/13/1.
Db Piccolo, unidentified maker, donated by Bruce Bohall February 5, 2018.
Eddie Alkire lesson booklets and sheet music donated by Paul Warnick on March 2, 2018. Note: for more Alkire materials, see RS 12/9/150 and RS 12/9/101.
Materials related to Jerry Hadley donated by David Allen at the School of Music on February 26, 2018.
Coming Through the Rye (Frederick Neil Innes, arr. Herbert Koch) donated by David Guion on May 18, 2018.
Oliver Nelson, Lab Band, and Max Roach and the Black Chorus April 20, 1972 and March 21, 1972 recordings donated by Karl Huff on September 28, 2018.
Acquired from Music and Performing Arts Library on October 31, 2018: Partita by Burrill Phillips, and 3 as yet unidentified audio reels, thought to be donated to MPAL by UIUC chemistry professor Sherlock Swann (sent out for digitization).
5th Annual National High School Band Contest program donated to University Archives in 2003 by Janet McMahon, transferred to Sousa Archives on Nov. 30, 2018.
Dan Russo sound recording and photograph donated by Gary Bricault on Nov. 7, 2018.
Three Harry Partch LPs from Gate 5 Records donated by Tom Siwe on January 7, 2019.
Two piano rolls donated by Raymond and Ann Borelli on February 10, 2014.
Vertebrats CD donated by Roy Axford on December 22, 2018.
Piano roll El Capitan March donated by Richard and Nancy Tufte on July 31, 2018.
Advancement Orchestra Folios moved from Hunleth Sheet Music on March 3, 2019.
Geoffrey Britten Letter and Photograph on May 2, 2019.
Kevin Greene Medicare 7, 8, or 9 Bumper Sticker transferred on May 23, 2019 from Student Life Archives.
T.M. Koeder Majestic trumpet, Lyon and Healy silver piston cornet, and Rudolph Wurlitzer Lyric cornet donated by Jason Gardner on June 24, 2019.
Victor H. Johnson Correspondence and Sousa Program donated by Susan Crist on June 28, 2019.
Conn "Victor" Cornet Model 4A and Orignal Documents donated by Peter Vallandigham on September 3, 2019.
Posters, Programs, and Souvenir Booklets, Correspondence Letters from Frank Simon and Captain Eugene La Barre to Bates E. Clarke, and U.S. Marine Band Press Kit donated by Marianne Basham on September 9, 2019.
Harwood Jenkins Eb Alto saxophone and Fernand Chapelain clarinet donated by Jim Holmes on September 20, 2019.
Henry Potter Music Company rope tension field drum, Royal Welch Fusiliers B-flat bugle, The Royal Grenaders Shash, and papers donated by Elizabeth Wattenberg, October 7, 2019.
Haldane and Norma Bean Papers, Holton tenor saxophone, and Cavalier clarinet donated by Norma Bean on November 26, 2019.
Evelyn Brue-Roeder Music and Papers, donated by Paul Warnik, February 12, 2020.
"Musicircus" and "Matrix Extra" concert posters transferred from University Archives record series 4/5/7 on February 19, 2020.
Lisa DiChiera donated an autographed John Philip Sousa quote, memorial service program for David DiChiera (2018) and a commemorative program guide for David DiChiera's opera Cyrano (2007).
Judith L. Miller donated photograph of husband Charles G. Miller and Conn 88H Trombone and Method book owned by him on October 13, 2020.
Paul Weichsel donated audio recordings of the Collegium Musicum of the University of Illinois on November 20, 2020.
Linda Dutton donated photograph of John Philip Sousa at Chautauqua, New York, ca. 1931 on April 7, 2021
Renee Potter donated Opal Potter Sheet Music Collection on April 12, 2021.
|SACAM, Band Building||2005.120950.001 - Clarinet|
|SACAM, Band Building||2005.120950.002 - Clarinet in A|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2005.120950.003 - A. Heinel Cornet|
|SACAM, Band Building||2005.120950.004 - Clarinet Accessories|
|SACAM, Band Building||2009.120950.001 - transverse flute|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2012.120950.001 - C. Parsons Cornet|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2014-120950.001 - Selmer Model 22 E-flat Alto Saxophone|
|SACAM, Band Building||2014.120950.002 - Fillmore Music House Oboe|
|Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard||2015.120950.001 - Holton Mellophone|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2017.120950.001 - York Band Instrument Company BBb Tuba|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2017.120950.002 - Martin Double-bell Euphonium|
|SACAM, Band Building||2018.1209050.001 - D-flat Century Piccolo|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.005 -- Conn Victor cornet|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.006 - Jenkins tenor saxophone|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.007 - Chapelain clarinet|
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|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.009 - Cavalier clarinet|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.010 - Henry Potter Music Co. Rope Tension Field Drum|
|SACAM, Band Building||2019.120950.011 - Royal Welch Fusiliers Bugle|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2019.120950.012 - The Royal Grenadiers Sash|
|Offsite: Prior notice required||2020.120950.001 - Frank's Drum Shop snare drum|
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|SACAM, Band Building||Mouthpiece Box 1 -- 2019.1209050.004|
|SACAM, Band Building||Oversize Panoramic Photo Box 1|
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|SACAM, Band Building||Oversized Portfolio Case 1|
Documents and Files:
Oedipus, with Allan Louw
Partch: 30 Years of Lyrical and Dramatic Music, Side A and B
Revelation in the Courthouse Park
Ben Halpern interview with Ben Eldridge of Seldom Scene at Wolftrap Farm Park, Reston, VA for WPRI Radio
Ben Halpern interview with Bill Monroe at Wolftrap Farm Park, Reston, VA for WPRI Radio
Clarinet A by Henri Farney
Clarinet B-Flat by Carl Fischer
ISYM Senior Chorus, 1967 [LP-S]
University of Illinois Band Rose Bowl Trip
Series 1: Sound Recordings and Films
Series 2: Music Instruments, Uniforms, and Ephemera, 1850-1960
Series 3: Papers, Music Manuscripts, Published Music, and Photographs