William Herb Papers, Sousa Band Uniform and Travel Trunk, 1924-1980 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Series Number: 12/9/102
Acquired: 01/10/2006. A small selection of original photographs, a Sousa Band uniform (i.e., trousers and hat), a music stand and a travel trunk belonging to William Herb were donated on June 1, 2008 as part of Gary Herb's estate by Michael Denofrio.
Volume: 3.6 cubic feet
Predominant Dates: 1924-1932
Available for use at:
|19 Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive||2008.1209102.004 - Music Stand|
|SACAM, Band Building||Box 1|
|SACAM, Band Building||Box 2|
|Archives Research Center, 1707 S. Orchard||Box 3|
Description: Consists of black and white photographs and digital images, newsclippings, concert programs, and Herb's band uniform, travel trunk and music stand that document Herb's career as a musician in and involvement with the Sousa Band and Allentown Band. Series 1, Photographs and Digital Images, ca. 1924-1936, is arranged in 4 subseries: Train Wrecks, Band Members and Musicians, Sousa Band, and Artifacts and Ephemera. Digital images have been placed at the end of each subseries. Series 2, Artifacts and Ephemera, ca. 1924-1980, includes concert programs, newsclippings, Herb's band uniform, travel trunk and music stand. Of particular interest are original photographs and digital images documenting three different railroad accidents that the Sousa Band was involved in while on tour through America. In addition many of the images illustrate the band members' leisure activities when not performing. William Herb's travel trunk, used throughout his time with the Sousa Band, contains numerous original travel stickers collected by Herb from hotels that the Sousa Band stayed in while on tour in both the United States and Europe.
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