Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Education Materials and Professional Correspondence

Personal Papers and Objects

Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs

Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers

Sheet Music Collection

Musical Instruments



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Finding Aid for Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/158

Primary Creator: Anna Fay Herron Bush (1921-2016)

Extent: 10.25 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The materials are organized in six series: Series 1, Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999; Series 2, Personal Papers, 1924-1961; Series 3, Bohumir Kryl Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, ca. 1945-1947; Series 4, Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996; Series 5, Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963; and Series 6, Musical Instruments. Series 2 contains two sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal and Family Papers and Sub-series 2, College Education Materials and Music Study Scores.

Since there was no original order for the materials, order was imposed by the archivist and became more defined as more materials were acquired. Series 1 and Series 2 are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the music study scores in Sub-Series 2, which have been arranged alphabetically by score type and title of composition. Series 3 has been arranged alphabetically by subject, person, and location. Series 4 and 5 have been arranged alphabetically by title of composition.

Date Acquired: 08/10/2017. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961, Music - Instruction and study, Musical Instrument Makers, Music teachers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music instrument catalogs; lists of sheet music for schools and bands; teacher's instructional notes, music programs, newsletters, and correspondence documenting Anna Fay Herron Bush's career as a public school music teacher in rural southern Illinois (ca. 1950s-1970s) and performance career as an oboist in the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra in 1945. Of particular interest are a series of postcards and photos describing her time spent touring with the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, including postcards describing her lessons with oboist Frances Napolilli, funded by Kryl.

Biographical Note

Anna Fay Herron Bush was born in Windsor, IL on September 12, 1921. Her father and mother were both school teachers. She attended high school in Windsor, IL and graduated in 1939. She received a teaching certificate from Easter Illinois in 1946, a Bachelors of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947, and a Master of Science in Education (Administration) degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1971. She taught for over 33 years in grade and high schools in Clay, Jasper, Crawford and Clark Counties in Illinois. She played professionally with Bohumir Kyrl's Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago on the orchestra's 1945 tour. Anna Fay Herron Bush was a member of national music and education associations. As an active church choir director, she led worship activites at her local church in Oblong, Illinois as well as other church choirs near Effingham, Illinois. Anna Fay Herron Bush passed away on March 31, 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961
Music - Instruction and study
Musical Instrument Makers
Music teachers

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional acquisitions were made on July 24, 2018; September 1, 2018; six boxes of material on June 6, 2019; and eight boxes of material on July 22, 2019.

Acquisition Source: Sarah Randolph, Joliet, Illinois

Acquisition Method: Gift


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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers and Objects, 1879-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1863-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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Series 6: Musical Instruments, undatedAdd to your cart.
Musical instruments owned by Anna Fay Herron Bush.
Item 1: Lyon Monarch Oboe, undatedAdd to your cart.

Grenadilla with brass silver-plated keys. Semi-automatic french conservatory system with low Bb key. Serial number: 33132. Includes case, case cover, cleaning swab, "Micro cork grease," screwdriver, key, and nametag. Physical condition: good.

Parts are labeled with accession number and 1A thru 1G

2018.1209158.01

Item 2: Flute, undatedAdd to your cart.

Grenadilla with brass nickel-plated keys. Includes: case, cleaning swab, screwdriver with matching wooden handle, and a matching wooden cork grease pot. Physical condition: fair.

Parts tagged 2A-2F

2018.1209158.02

Item 3: Oboe reed case, undatedAdd to your cart.

Wood cloth-covered case. Includes two reeds.

2018.1209158.03


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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers and Objects, 1879-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1863-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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