Janice C. Impey Papers and Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon

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Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon



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Collection Overview

Title: Janice C. Impey Papers and Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon, 1865-2000Add to your cart.

ID: 26/20/243

Primary Creator: Impey, Janice C. (1929-2022)

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Materials are arranged into a single series 1) Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon.

Date Acquired: 10/28/2022

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains Melodeon and Personal Papers.

Biographical Note

Janice Clark Impey (1928-2022) was a lifelong musician and music educator. A graduate of Dundee High School in Carpentersville, Illinois in 1945, she received her BA in piano performance and music education from the University of Illinois in 1949. At Illinois, she also completed an MFA  in choral conducting and education in 1950 and coursework towards a PhD in the years that followed. She conducted a middle school choir in Park Ridge, IL until 1957, when she married Richard Impey. The couple relocated to Arlington Heights, IL, where she founded the Southminister Presbyterian Church Choir; she would direct the ensemble for more than thirty years. From 1980 until her retirement in 1996, Impey taught at Thomas Junior High School in Arlington Heights. During this time she also served as a lecturer and chapter president for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. After moving to Columbus, North Carolina in 1996, she worked with the Tryon Fine Arts Center. In 2010, she moved to Urbana, Illinois, where she died on October 12, 2022.

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: Materials were donated by David Impey.


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Series 1: Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon, ca. 1865Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rock Island Instrument Company Melodeon, ca. 1865Add to your cart.
Originally built by the Prince & Company Improved Melodeon, sold under the Rock Island Instrument Company label. Serial no. 16370. Acc. No. 2022.2620243.001.

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