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Primary Creator: Schardein, James L. (1934 - 2017)
Extent: 3.15 cubic feet
Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1, Research Materials; and Series 2, Charles Boschek Uniform.
Date Acquired: 01/23/2018
Research materials, photographs, articles, memorabilia, and audio recordings documenting James L. Schardein's research on the Sousa Band culminating in his book: The Legendary Sousa Band: 40 Years from Plainfield to Atlantic City, 1892-1931. Also includes the Sousa Band uniform of Charles Boschek, B flat clarinetist from 1925-1926.
James L. Schardein, MS, Fellow ATS, was born in 1934 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa and had a long career as a research scientist in the area of pharmaceutical drug safety and has published several scientific textbooks on teratology and toxicology. He also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award in this field. Schardein was also a cornet player and avid Sousa scholar, and this collection, along with his final publication The Legendary Sousa Band: 40 Years from Plainfield to Atlantic City, 1892-1931, is a culmination of long-term research in the area of band music.
Schardein passed away on April 21, 2017 in Chelsea, MI.