James S. Parker Sheet Music Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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Collection Overview

Title: James S. Parker Sheet Music Collection, 1860-1970Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/177

Primary Creator: Parker, James S. (1940-)

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Unarranged.

Date Acquired: 03/07/2023. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Music, Music - United States, Vocal music

Languages: English, Polish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of published sheet music and method books by New York and Chicago publishers dating between 1860 and 1970.  The music was used by Jim Parker's grandfather, Frank Gore, who had a small band in the early 1900s and his grandfather's brother, Lou Gore who played piano in this band as well as several other local bands in Poy Sippi, Wisconsin after WWII.  During WWII Lou served in the Canadian army as a military musician.

Biographical Note

James S. Parker was born April 24, 1940 into a musical family—his grandfather Frank Gore and uncle Lou Gore were both professional musicians. James attended Lane Tech High School in Chicago and graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1963. In 1967, Parker worked as a part-time photographer and later as a partner at Copelin Commercial Photographs, which was established in Chicago in 1856.  Parker bought Copelin in 1972. Following this, he worked at City Hall in Chicago and served as an aide to Congressman Frank Annunzio until 1992.

Subject/Index Terms

Music
Music - United States
Vocal music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional material acquired March 16, 2023.

Acquisition Source: James Parker

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 24 Happy Home Songs, 1941Add to your cart.
Complete songs for voice and piano. Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: New York.
Folder 2: Celebrated Song Hits, Feist, 1936Add to your cart.
Leo Feist, Inc.,: New York.
Folder 3: Community Songs, Treasure Book of, 1936Add to your cart.
Edward Schuberth & Co., Inc.: New York.
Folder 4: Dance Folio for 1941, Gem, 1941Add to your cart.
Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: New York.
Folder 5: Old Time Song Hits, 1935Add to your cart.
Treasure Chest Publications Inc.: New York.
Folder 6: Piano Accordopm Folio No. 3, Gem, 1939Add to your cart.
Pietro Deiro, arr. Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.: New York.
Folder 7: Song Folio, BVC. No. 3, 1940Add to your cart.
Bregman. Vocco & Conn, Inc.: New York.
Folder 8: Song Treasures, Lanny Ross, undatedAdd to your cart.
Stasny Music Corp.: New York.
Folder 9: Songs of the Gay Nineties, Bill Hardy's, 1938Add to your cart.
Robbins Music Corp.: New York.
Folder 10: Strauss Waltzes, Instrumental, 1939Add to your cart.
M.M. Cole Publishing Co.: Chicago.
Folder 11: Stuart Hamblen and His Lucky Stars, 1932Add to your cart.
M.M. Cole Publishing Co.: Chicago.
Folder 12: Time Tested Melodies That Never Grow Old, 1930Add to your cart.
M.M. Cole Publishing Co.: Chicago.
Folder 13: Waltz Time With Abe Lyman, 1943Add to your cart.
Mayfair Music Corp.: New York.
Folder 14: Music Method Books and Dictation Book, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Home Study Course, Piano Accordio: Lessons 13-24, 25-36,37-48. U.S. School of Music: New York. Music Dictation Book.

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