Carl Landrum Historical Bands Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

John Philip Sousa and His Band

John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Photos

School, Military and Community Bands

Civil War Military Bands and Music

Photo Binder 5: Bands, Band Leaders and Notable Musicians

Photo Binder 6: Rare Music Instruments and Historic Band Uniforms

Photo Binder 7: Early School, Military, and Notable Bands, Band Leaders and Musicians

History of Music in Quincy and Adams County (IL)

Music and Instruments: Articles, Notes, Essays and Correspondence

Large Photographs



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Collection Overview

Title: Carl Landrum Historical Bands Collection, 1845-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/167

Primary Creator: Landrum, Carl (1916-2003)

Extent: 1.15 cubic feet

Arrangement: Original order.

Date Acquired: 07/13/2020

Subjects: Band Musicians, Instrumental music, Military Bands, Music -- Illinois, Music - United States

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of photographs, newsclippings, concert programs, tour flyers, correspondence, published articles, music scores and parts,and posters documenting American wind band performance practice between the 1850s and 1930s as well as Landrum's historical research on American bands. Materials are organzed in original order.

Biographical Note

Carl Landrum (1916-2003) was born in Quincy, IL. He graduated from Quincy College, and after serving in the military, working as a musician, and teaching in Ursa and Lewistown, MO, returned to Quincy and became the band and orchestra director at Quincy Notre Dame school, and the director of the Quincy Park Band, which he founded in 1948. After becoming interested in history by participating in the Civil War centenntial celebrations, in 1965 he started writing a local history column in the Quincy Herald-Whig, "From Quincy's Past." A year later, he published his first book, titled Quincy and the Civil War.

Landrum continued directing the Quincy Park Band until 1993, and wrote ten additional books on local history, including his last book on the musical life of Quincy, published posthumously by his wife, Shirley Landrum, in 2010.

Subject/Index Terms

Band Musicians
Instrumental music
Military Bands
Music -- Illinois
Music - United States

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Pamela Potter

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Volume:

[Volume 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band, 1868-1987],
[Volume 2: John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Photos, 1888-1932],
[Volume 3: School, Military and Community Bands, 1870-1979],
[Volume 4: Civil War Military Bands and Music, 1845-1962],
[Volume 5: Photo Binder 5: Bands, Band Leaders and Notable Musicians, 1884-1956],
[Volume 6: Photo Binder 6: Rare Music Instruments and Historic Band Uniforms, 1848-1988],
[Volume 7: Photo Binder 7: Early School, Military, and Notable Bands, Band Leaders and Musicians, 1850-1960],
[Volume 8: History of Music in Quincy and Adams County (IL), 2010],
[Volume 9: Music and Instruments: Articles, Notes, Essays and Correspondence, 1926-1961],
[Item 10: Large Photographs, 1907-1954],
[All]

Volume 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band, 1868-1987Add to your cart.
Copies of original photographs of Sousa, his bands, concert programs, enlistment papers and news clippings.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo Binder 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band (1 of 3), 1882-1978Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: Sousa and A.A.Harding with Urbana High School Band; poster for Sousa and Band at Paris Exposition, March 1, 1900; Sousa and select band members, 1912; poster for Sousa Band program, 1909; Sousa and Thomas A. Edison; Band in Regina, Canada, 1925; Sousa Band baseball team; clarinet section of Sousa Bank in 1915; Band at Willow Grove, PA, 1919; Sousa Band at Panama-Pacific International Exposition, July 4, 1915 (band members named by section); U.S. Marine Band, J.P. Sousa, director; Sousa Band at St. Louis World's Fair, 1904; Sousa Band in Hamburg, Germany, 1900; Sousa's Band, 1882; world's largest bass horn, 1893; Sousa and Band at inaugural presentation of Sousa's 101st march, :"The Gallant Seventh, November 5, 1922; U.S. Marine Band , August, 1882; Frank Simon's ARMCO Band, Patrick Conway Band, 1926; Bohumir Kryl Band; Everett Allyn Moses Band; Program, Sousa conducting at Columbian Music Festival, 1893; newspaper articles announcing Sousa's death, March 6, 1932;. correspondence from Sousa, September 12, 1902.
Folder 2: Photo Binder 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band (2 of 3), 1868-1945Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include:  First enlistment papers of John Philip Sousa in the U.S. Marine Corps as cabinet maker, June 1868, Defense Dept. photo; copy of enlistment papers of John P. Sousa in the U.S. Marine Corps as principal musician, July 1872, Department of Defense Photo; Sousa and Edwin Frank Goldman, 1929; John Philip Sousa with inscripton to Mrs. Herbert L. Clarke, 1928; Sousa and Band, Crystal Palace, London, June 15, 1903; Sousa in Marine Band uniform; Sousa at U. of Illinois, March 0, 1930; Sousa Band at Willow Grove Park, August 21, 1907; last picture of Sousa taken at 7 p.m., March 5, 1932, housrs before he died; Sousa's Band, 1882; program from Sousa's Concert Band, April 26, 1896; U.S. Marine Corps Band, ca. 1900, Sousa conductor; Sousa Band, some players identified, 1919.
Folder 3: Photo Binder 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band (3 of 3), 1872-1987Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: U.S. Marine Corps Band, 1889; poster announcing 38th annual tour of Sousa and his Band, 1930; Sousa's father and mother; consent papers signed by Antonio Sousa giving permission for his son to re-enlist in the Marine Band, 1872; tryout estimate for Sousa as honorary conductor of U. of Illinois Concert Band, March 20, 1930; concert programs; Marine Band, 1882; original letter with musical notation from Sousa to George Nichols, October 22, 1913;?  concert ticket for Sousa and Band, Quincy College, November 2, 1927; color reproduction of photo, Sousa's Band, Paris Exposition; negative of photo of Sousa, inscribed to Mrs. Herbert L. Clarke, 1928; copy of original manuscript of Stars and Stripes Forever.

Browse by Volume:

[Volume 1: John Philip Sousa and His Band, 1868-1987],
[Volume 2: John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Photos, 1888-1932],
[Volume 3: School, Military and Community Bands, 1870-1979],
[Volume 4: Civil War Military Bands and Music, 1845-1962],
[Volume 5: Photo Binder 5: Bands, Band Leaders and Notable Musicians, 1884-1956],
[Volume 6: Photo Binder 6: Rare Music Instruments and Historic Band Uniforms, 1848-1988],
[Volume 7: Photo Binder 7: Early School, Military, and Notable Bands, Band Leaders and Musicians, 1850-1960],
[Volume 8: History of Music in Quincy and Adams County (IL), 2010],
[Volume 9: Music and Instruments: Articles, Notes, Essays and Correspondence, 1926-1961],
[Item 10: Large Photographs, 1907-1954],
[All]

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