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 2: John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Photos, 1888-1932Add to your cart.
Materials related to John Philip Sousa's personal life and background and his bands, band programs, tryout applicaions, military enistment forms.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photo Binder 2: John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Photos (1 of 2), 1888-1932Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: Sousa's tryout forms for U. of Illinois Concert Band, March 20, 1930; original Sousa Band programs, New Zealand tour, 1911; U.S. Marine Corps Band, Albany, NY, 1888. Sousa and his Band, World's Fair, Glasgow Scotland, 1901;  Sousa at home, 1921; U.S. Marine Corps Band, Cape May, NJ, ca. 1891; Sousa and A.A. Harding, Interlochen; Sousa and Saint-Saens, 1915; Tuba section, Sousa Band, 1921 and 1927 (musicians identified); Sousa Band Percussion section (musicians identified); Bass drummer Gus Helmecke; Sousa Band, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1911; A.A. Harding and U. of Illinois band staff examining Sousa's music; Sousa birthplace; Sousa grave and monument; Sousa on his 77th birthday; Sousa's casket, lying in state, Band Room, Marine Barracks, Washington, DC; Sousa at the piano; Sousa the night before he died.
Folder 5: Photo Binder 2; John Philip Sousa, Personal and Band Potos (2 of 2), 1893-1923Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include:Sousa duck hunting; Sousa and his wife, Jennie Bellis Sousa; Sousa's favorite oil protrait; Helen Sousa Abert; Priscilla Sousa; Sousa's house; Sousa in U.S. Navy uniform, 1918; Sousa, 1912; Sousa waiting to direct, London, 1905; Sousa, 1893; Sousa 1923, Lt. Comm. Sousa, U.S.N.R.F.; Sousa, 1921; Sousa Memorial Room, U. of Illinois; Sousa, two other band directors, getting harcuts; Sousa and U.S. Marine Band, ca. 1900.

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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