Bruce Williams (1943-2021) | University of Illinois Archives

Name: Bruce Williams (1943-2021)

Historical Note: Bruce John Williams was born July 8, 1943 in Kansas City, MO and died October 25, 2021 in Urbana, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1971, recieved his master's in electrical engineering in 1973, and worked at the U of I until 2003. In the 1970s and 1980s, Williams built custom hammer dulcimers. In the 1980s, he was a founding members of the Peppermill String Band, in which he played the hammer dulcimer alongside George Lowrey on guitar, Kathleen Everingham on the fiddle, David Nelson on bass, and Roger Diggle on guitar.
Sources: Obituary for Bruce Williams (October 25, 2021).
Note Author: Sandy Kroeker

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