Norman Eisenstein Photographs and Papers


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Title: Norman Eisenstein Photographs and Papers, 1936-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 26/20/216

Primary Creator: Norman W. Eisenstein (1917-2012)

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 02/17/2019

Subjects: Band Concerts, Band Department, Band Musicians, Dairy Plants, Dairy Science, Jazz, Photograph Albums, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of scrapbook pages containing candid black and white photographs taken by Norman Eisenstein documenting his time as a chemistry student and member of the University of Illinois Concert Band. The photographs include images of the campus' chemistry laboratory and building as well as the University's dairy operation, his faculty instructors, fraternity brothers, members of the Illinois band, A. Austin Harding and Mark Hindsley during band performances and tours, his travels with the Red Maxwell Orchestra throughout the Midwest, and numerious scenes of Illinois commercial dairy companies documenting his professional career after graduating from the university. There are also additional candid color photographs of Eisenstein's family from the late 1970s and 1980s, and personal papers, including travel pamphlets, photo enlarger instructions, and an article from "Chemical and Engineering News."

Biographical Note

Norman W. Eisenstein was born January 19, 1917, and attended the University of Illinois between 1935 and 1938.  He majored in chemistry and played B-flat clarinet in the University's concert band. He was also a member of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi. After graduation, he worked in dairy science, likely at the Drexel Ice Cream Company, and was a member of the American Dairy Science Association which granted him a life membership in 1984. He was married to Shirley Sidransky for 71 years, and passed away on March 13, 2012 at the age of 95.

Subject/Index Terms

Band Concerts
Band Department
Band Musicians
Dairy Plants
Dairy Science
Photograph Albums

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Norman Lambert

Acquisition Method: Gift

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Folder 1: Scrapbook pages, May 1940-Aug. 1947Add to your cart.
Rockford Dairy, Kraft in Freeport, Swift and Co. in Chicago, Wstern United Dairy Co, Mukwonago (WI) Dairy. Names listed include: B. Gordon, R. Nixon, W. Taylor, V. Taylor, Tuckey, Ferreira, Schreiter, Hepierly, Cooper, Minert, Trent, Pedrich, Raab, Roy Brill.
Folder 2: Scrapbook pages, Sept. 1947-Jul. 1957Add to your cart.
Mukwonago (WI) Dairy, downtown Champaign, Chicago street shots (Wolcott and Granville), Adler Planetarium, Western United Dairy Co.
Folder 3: Scrapbook pages, Oct. 1958-Nov. 1985Add to your cart.
Dairy plant interiors and exteriors, some color photos taken by Norman Eisenstein's father, office shots, home interiors, former Country Squire Motel in Whitewater, WI, CDTS Regional Dairy Products judging contest, Northwestern University, State of Illinois Building (James R. Thompson Center, Chicago). Names listed include: Mario Williams, Mary Bulthaus, Gunther Lindholm.

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