Helen and Virgil Wikoff Family Sheet Music Collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Sheet Music

Piano Method Books

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Collection Overview

Title: Helen and Virgil Wikoff Family Sheet Music Collection, 1879-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/111

Primary Creator: Wikoff, Virgil (1927-)

Extent: 1.5 cubic feet

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.

Date Acquired: 08/31/2009

Formats/Genres: Newspaper Clippings, Sheet music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of vocal songs, piano solos, newspaper clippings of songs, dance folios, orchestral music, and piano method books.

Biographical Note

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.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Sheet Music, 1879-1975],
[Series 2: Piano Method Books, 1892-1927],

Series 2: Piano Method Books, 1892-1927Add to your cart.
Box 5: Piano Method Books, 1892-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Piano Method Books, Composer B-L, 1893-1927Add to your cart.
Item 1: Eighteen Charateristic Studies for Piano, 1903Add to your cart.

Composer - Freidrich Burgmüller

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 2: What to Do First at the Piano, 1927Add to your cart.

Composer - Helen Cramm

Oliver Ditson Company

Item 3: The School of Velocity, Vol. 161, Op. 299, 1893Add to your cart.

Composer - Carl Czerny

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 4: Essential Rudiments, Book 1, 1918Add to your cart.

Composer - Edith Hatch

Arthur P. Schmidt Co.

Folder 2: Piano Method Books, Composer K-M, 1892-1899Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sonata Album, Fifteen Favorite SonatasAdd to your cart.

Theodore Presser Co.

Compiled - Louis Köhler

Composers - Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven

Item 2: L'Agilité, Twenty Five Studies for Piano, Op. 20, Vol. 67, 1899Add to your cart.

Composer  - Felix Lecouppey

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Item 3: Standard Graded Course of Studies for the Piano Forte, 1892Add to your cart.

Compiled - W.S.B. Mathews

Theodore Presser Co.

Folder 3: Piano Method Books, Composer R-S, 1896-1908Add to your cart.
Item 1: RudimentsAdd to your cart.
Pages are missing and are in non-sequential order.
Item 2: Sacred Album of Piano Music, 1896Add to your cart.
White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Item 3: Supplement to Standard Graded Course of Studies, Vol. 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: Twenty Progressive Pedal-Studies for the Pianoforte, Op. 24, 1908Add to your cart.

Composer - Hannah Smith

G. Schirmer, Inc.

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[Series 1: Sheet Music, 1879-1975],
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