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 3: School, Military and Community Bands, 1870-1979Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photo Binder 3: School, Military, and Community Bands (1 of 5), 1908-1979Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: Joliet Township High School Band, 1948; article about Victor Grabel, bandmaster, 1966 U. of Illinois Concert Band, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, April 27, 1953; U. of Illinois Concert Band, 63rd Annversary concert, March 19 and 20, 1953; U. of Illinois Symphony Orchestra; U. of Illinois Concert Band, 62nd Anniversary concert, March 12 and 13, 1952; U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants, 1975; Bandmasters' Calendar, 1979; House of David Band; Bowling Green (MO) Band, 1911, with handwritten note; Huckster Band, 1911; Huckster Band, 1926; Edna (MO) Ladies' Band; Moulder's Band, Quincy (IL), 1912; Mid-West conference attendees, 1956.
Folder 7: Photo Binder 3: School, Military, and Community Bands (2 of 5), 1895-1958Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs included: Quincy (IL) Chamber of Commerce Glee Club, 1916; Empire Band, Quincy (IL) (members identified); 50th Regimental Band, Iowa National Guard, c. 1895 (members identified);  Chautauqua Orchestra, Boulder, CO, 1901; St. John's Evangelical Church Orchestra, 1895; Markee Family Band, Quincy, IL, ca. 1900; Ewing's Zouave Band, 1910; Fifth Infantry Band, Quincy, IL, 1912; Hapgood's Military Band of McPherson, KS; U.S. Army Band marching down Pennsylvania Avenue; U. of Michigan Symphony Band, 1958; Burlington, Iowa Municipal Band; International Staff Band, Salvation Army, Great Britain; Territorial Staff Band of the Chicago Salvation Army; Royal Dutch Military Band; U.S. Marine Corps Band, W.F. Santelmann, leader; combined Air Force, Army, and Navy Bands' broadcast, VE Day (1945).
Folder 8: Photo Binder 3: School, Military, and Community Bands (3 of 5), ca. 1900-1954Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: U.S. Army Band; U.S. Marine Corps Band marching, ca 1950; Frederick Innes; Regimental Band of the Scots Guards; Patrick Gilmore; R.B. Hall; Victor Herbert as leader of 22nd Regiment Band; U. of Illinois Bands playing unusual instruments from A.A. Harding's collection, 1933; David Wallace Reeves; Edwin Franks Goldman; U. of Illinois Concert Bands, 56th Anniversary Concert, March 27, 1946; Victor Grabel; Col. George S. Howard, conductor, U.S. Air Force Band; U.S. Air Force Band; Edina (MO) Ladies' Band; postcards, 56th Annual Convention, American Federation of Musicians, June 1953; postcard, 57th Annual Convention, American Federation of Musicians, June 1954.
Folder 9: Photo Binder 3: School, Military, and Community Bands (4 of 5), 1870-ca. 1954Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: Commander Charles Brendler, U.S. Navy Band; U.S. Navy Band, 1954; Palmyra (MO) Band, 1901 (members identified); Fifth Infantry Band, 1917; 5th Infantry Band, Camp Lincoln, IL, August, 1912; Brickyard Band, Quincy, IL, ca. 1908 (members identified); Quincy City Band, 1909; Imperial Band of Quincy (IL) (members identified); First Regiment Band, Hannibal, MO, 1898 (members identified); First Regiment Band, Hannibal, MO, 1909 (membes identified); Thomas Preston Brooke; Bowling Green, MO Band, ca. 1900; Rackett Family Orchestra and Band, Quincy, IL, 1882; Markee Family Band and Orchestra.
Folder 10: Photo Binder 3: School, Military, and Community Bands (5 of 5), 1902-1954Add to your cart.
Copies of photographs include: Bethel Cornet Band, Bethel, MO, 1902 (members identified); band members, Notre Dame High School, Quincy, IL; Herberg's Conngold-Terrace Orchestra; article about Quincy (IL) Herald drum and bugle corps, ca. 1890s; W. Paris Chambers; American Federation of Musicians, 57th Annual Convention, June 1954; Denver Symphony Orchestra; Herbert L. Clarke; Henry Fillmore; Pat Conway, leader, Conway Band, ca. 1910; W.P. English.

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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