Sousa Archives and Center for American Music Administrative Files

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Administrative Files

Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative

Archon and Archives Space Development Files



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Finding Aid for Sousa Archives and Center for American Music Administrative Files, 1914-2024 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Scott Schwartz, Kelly Carlson, Noah Lenstra, Lindsay Musil, Sandy Kroeker, Nolan Vallier

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Collection Overview

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ID: 35/2/43

Primary Creator: Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Extent: 39.15 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The collection is organized in four series: Series 1) Correspondence; Series 2) Administrative Files; Series 3) Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative; and Series 4) Archon and Archives Space Development Files.

Series 1) is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Series 2) is organized in six sub-series: Sub-series 1) Budget Files, Grant and Project Proposals, Staff and Committee Files, Reports, and Awards; Sub-series 2) Marketing, Conference Materials, and Research and Drafts of Articles; Sub-series 3) American Music Month and Public Engagment Files; Sub-series 4) Exhibit Captions and Labels; Sub-series 5) Collection Management Files and Closed Lead Files; and Sub-series 6) Instructional Materials and Processing Projects. Sub-series 1, 2, 5, and 6 are unarranged and Sub-series 3 and 4 are arranged chronologically. Series 3) is arranged chronologically. Series 4) is arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Bands, Music - United States, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Sousa, John Philip

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence, research notes and papers, exhibit scripts, photographs, news clippings and brochures, NEH grant proposals and project reports, and administrative files documenting the creation and management of the Sousa Archives for Band Research between 1994 and 2003. In addition there are personal papers of Phyllis Danner documenting her tenure as the University Bands Librarian prior to her tenure as the archivist for the Sousa Archives. There are also photographic copies of Sousa documents, dating as early as 1902, that were sent to Danner for her research and exhibit projects.

This collection also includes correspondence, research notes and papers, exhibit scripts, photographs, news clippings and brochures, grant proposals and project reports, and administrative files documenting the management of the Sousa Archives and Center for American Research between 2004 and 2013. This includes a large amount related to outreach and public engagement. Of significant interest are the American Music Month files which include correspondence, research, and files related to the Congressional Proclamation of American Music Month, the Sousa Sesquicentennial celebration events, the Stradivari exhibit and events, the Lincoln Bicentennial grant, exhibits, and events, the James Bond 50th Anniversary exhibits and events, and the Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative's oral history interview transcriptions and audio clips.

Biographical Note

Established in 1994 as the Sousa Archives for Band Research (SABR) and renamed the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) in January 2004.  The Center's mission supports and facilitates research, education, and public engagement by preserving and providing access to the documentary evidence of this country's music and fine arts heritage.  Prior to 1994, the archives was referred to as the Sousa Library and Museum, and was managed by the University Bands.  In 1994 responsibility for the care of the paper records was transferred to the University Library and in 2003 the responsibility for the preservation of the music instruments and artifacts was transferred to the Library. In 2004, the Center received a congressional proclaimation, declairing that the month of November would be designated as American Music Month. Since then, the Sousa Archives has celebrated this with an annual exhibition, featuring objects and paper records from within the Center's holdings.

Since 2007, the Sousa Archives has participated in and hosted concerts during local festivals including: Granny's Porch, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, the CU Folk and Roots Festival, the Boneyard Arts Festival, and the CU Pride Fest. Beginning in 2013, the Archives began a local music initiative, collecting oral history interviews and records from local musicians, record producers, and concert organizers.

The Sousa Archives has also contributed to national developments in archival collection management systems, assisting in the development of both Archon and Archives Space.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Music - United States
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Sousa, John Philip

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional records were added in June 20, 2005; December 1, 2014; October 4, 2019; February 6, 2024; and March 5, 2024.

Access Restrictions: None.

Acquisition Method: Records transferred to University Archives June 20, 2005.

Other Note: Pages


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1995-2024],
[Series 2: Administrative Files, ca. 1900-2024],
[Series 3: Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative, 2013-2022],
[Series 4: Archon and Archives Space Development Files],
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Series 3: Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative, 2013-2022Add to your cart.
Consists of oral history interviews, institutional review board paperwork, and materials acquired from interlocutors, documenting the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music's local music preservation initiative.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Local Music Newsclippings, Announcements, and Projects, 2014Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Project, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Oral History Interview: Gerald "Candy" Foster, June 11, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 28: Oral History Interview: James Michael Powers, June 12, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 29: Oral History Interview: Kathy Harden, September 8, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 30: Oral History Interview: Roger Francisco, September 10, 2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 33: Oral History Interview: Rick Valentin and Rose Marshack, May 16, 2017Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 34: Oral History Interview: Seth Fein, May 23, 2017Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
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Folder 1: Oral History Interview: Donnie Heitler, December 17, 2013Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Oral History Interview: Garrett Oostdyk, June 21, 2016Add to your cart.
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Folder 5: Local Music Project, 2016Add to your cart.
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Disc 1: This is How You Smile by Helado Negro, 2019Add to your cart.
33 1/2 rpm 12 inch disc. Side A: 1. Please Won't Please; 2. Imagining What To Do; 3. Echo for Camperdown Curio; 4. Fantasma Vaga; 5. Pais Nublado; 6. Running. Side B: 1. Seen My Aura; 2. Sabana de luz; 3. November 7; 4. Todo Lo Que Me Falta; 5. Two Lucky; 6. My Name Is For My Friends
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Folder 30: Interview with Barry Houser, 2022Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Interview with Cloydia Hill and Celeste River, 2021Add to your cart.
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Folder 51: Urbana-Champaign Local Music History Project, 2014-2015Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Urbana-Champaign Oral History Project IRB Exemptions, 2015-2018Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1995-2024],
[Series 2: Administrative Files, ca. 1900-2024],
[Series 3: Urbana-Champaign Local Music Preservation Initiative, 2013-2022],
[Series 4: Archon and Archives Space Development Files],
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