Edmund A. Wall and Sons Sousa Band Photographs and Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Scrapbook 1

Scrapbook 2: Edmund Charles ("Eddie") Wall, Sousa Band Tours of 1927 and 1929

Papers



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Finding Aid for Edmund A. Wall and Sons Sousa Band Photographs and Papers, 1904-1986 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Thornton Miller, Nolan Vallier

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Collection Overview

Title: Edmund A. Wall and Sons Sousa Band Photographs and Papers, 1904-1986Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/153

Primary Creator: Wall, Edmund A. (unknown)

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

Date Acquired: 08/11/2016

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials consist of postcards and carte de vistes taken by Edmund A. Wall during the 1910-1911 Sousa Band World Tour, Photographs documenting the career of Edmund C. Wall in the New York City Ballet Company, and Photographs taken jointly by Edmund C. and Charles A. Wall between the 1925 and 1931 tours of the Sousa Band with the majority of the photographs taken from the 1927 and 1929 tours. Of particular note are photographs documenting the train wreck of 1929 and of concerts that took place with the Sousa Band in Urbana, Illinois.

Collection Historical Note

Edmund A. Wall, father of both Edmund C. and Charles A. Wall, was a member of the Sousa band for only the 1910 tour and the 1911 World Tour. Both he and his sons played Bb Clarinet for the band, but at different times. Charles A. Wall joined the band during the 1927 tour and played again with the group in 1929 and on a recording from 1930. Edmund C. Wall joined the band in 1925 and played with the group until 1931. In addition, Edmund C. Wall became an active clarinettist in New York joining the New York Ballet Orchestra, the Metropolitan Orchestra, the Goldman Band, the Pryor Band, and several New York theatre companies.

Biographical Note

Edmund A. Wall was a clarinetist for the Sousa Band during the 1910-1911 world tour. While little is known about him, both of his sons, Charles A. Wall (1899-1958) and Edmund C. Wall (1895-1985), also played as clarinetists for the Sousa Band between 1925 and 1931.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Charles Wall

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Scrapbook 1, 1910-1958],
[Series 2: Scrapbook 2: Edmund Charles ("Eddie") Wall, Sousa Band Tours of 1927 and 1929, 1925-1930],
[Series 3: Papers, 1904-1986],
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Series 1: Scrapbook 1, 1910-1958Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Edmund Alfred Wall and the 1911 Sousa World TourAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Scrapbook A, Page 1, undatedAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook Section Title Page
Folder 2: Scrapbook A, Page 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Edmund Alfred Wall Biography
Folder 3: Scrapbook A, Page 3-4, undatedAdd to your cart.
Top: Edmund A. Wall; Bottom: Sousa Band World Tour, N.Y. to Southampton
Folder 4: Scrapbook A, Page 5-6, 1910Add to your cart.
Top: Sailing on S.S. Baltic, from N.Y. Dec. 23, 1910; Bottom: Postcard from Edward A. Wall to Kate
Folder 5: Scrapbook A, Page 7-8, 1911Add to your cart.
Top: Mosely, England, Jan. 1911, Birthplace in 1861 of Edward A. Wall (near Birmingham); Bottom: Postcard to Charlie Wall from Edmund Wall
Folder 6: Scrapbook A, Page 9-10, 1911Add to your cart.
Top: Crossing the equator on R.M.S. Tainui, Plymouth, Eng. - Cape Town, S.A. 21 day voyage; Bottom: Crossing the Equator, England to Cape Town, S. Africa
Folder 7: Scrapbook A, Page 11-12, 1911Add to your cart.
Top: Sousa arrived Cape Town O.K. Mch 24 leaves April 22; Bottom: Postcard to Charles from Edmund Wall
Folder 8: Scrapbook A, Page 13-14, 1911Add to your cart.
Top: Open Shaft Kimberly Diamond Mine; Bottom: Postcard to Charles from Father, May 26 1911; Bottom: Postcard to Charles from Edmund Wall
Folder 9: Scrapbook A, Page 15-16, 1911Add to your cart.
Top: Postcard from Edmund to Charles Wall, May 11 1911; Bottom: Native Ceremony, Transvall, S. Africa
Folder 10: Scrapbook A, Page 17-18, undatedAdd to your cart.
Postcard from Edmund
Sub-Series 2: Edmund Charles ("Eddie") Wall: Career after Sousa, NYC Ballet Orch. and Goldman BandAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Scrapbook A, Page 19, undatedAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook Section Title Page
Folder 12: Scrapbook A, Page 20, 1956Add to your cart.
Edmund C. Wall, Pied Piper, New York City Ballet
Folder 13: Scrapbook A, Page 21, 1956Add to your cart.
Edmund C. Wall, New York City Ballet
Folder 14: Scrapbook A, Page 22, 1956Add to your cart.
Teatro la Fenice, Venice - August 1956, Ballet "The Pied Piper," New York City Ballet
Folder 15: Scrapbook A, Page 23, 1958Add to your cart.
On the wall, Central Park with Richard Franko Goldman, c. 1958
Folder 16: Scrapbook A, Page 24, undatedAdd to your cart.
Meredith Wilson - Sousa Band Member, later composer of "The Music Man"
Folder 17: Scrapbook A, Page 25, undatedAdd to your cart.
Eddie Wall with Meredith Wilson

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[Series 1: Scrapbook 1, 1910-1958],
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[Series 3: Papers, 1904-1986],
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