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Collection Overview

Title: Raymond F. Dvorak Papers, 1922-34, 1957-58Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/23

Primary Creator: Dvorak, Raymond F. (Raymond Francis) (1900-1982)

Extent: 0.4 cubic feet

Arrangement: By type of material and chronological thereunder

Subjects: Band, Football, Band Concerts, Glee Clubs, High School Music, Urbana, Illinois

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting a portion of Raymond Dvorak's career as an assistant band director at the University of Illinois and music educator between 1926 and 1958.

Biographical Note

Raymond F. Dvorak was born in Algonquin, Illinois on March 31, 1900.?  He attended the University of Illinois between 1918 and 1934, earning a B.S. in Commerce in 1922 and a B.M. in Piano 1926. From 1922 to 1926, Dvorak served as director of music at the Urbana High School, and from 1926 to 1934 he was assistant director of the University of Illinois bands and director of Glee Clubs. In 1934 he was named director of the University of Wisconsin bands, a position that he held for over 30 years until 1968. In addition to his numerous articles, Dvorak wrote two books, The Band on Parade (1937) and The Art of Flag Swinging (1939). Dvorak was elected to the ABA in 1933 and served as President in 1959. He was made an honorary Life Member in 1980. Dvorak continued to appear frequently as a guest conductor until his death in 1982.

Subject/Index Terms

Band, Football
Band Concerts
Glee Clubs
High School Music
Urbana, Illinois

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: 8/7/1984

Acquisition Method: Transfer from band department.

Other Note: 0 Pages


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hail to Urbana (PS), UndatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Composer/Arranger: Raymond F. Dvorak
Folder 2: By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing (PS), 1912Add to your cart.
Composer/Arranger: Walter Howe Jones
Folder 3: Urbana High School Choirs and Orchestra Photographs, 1923-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Illinois Football Band Photographs, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Leal and Thornburn School Band Photographs, ca. 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Unidentified Orchestra and Chorus Photograph, ca. 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Illinois All-State Orchestra Photographs, ca. 1926-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: University of Illinois Choirs and Glee Club Photographs, 1927-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Chief Illiniwek Photograph, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 10: University of Illinois Concert Band Photographs, 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Illini Singing Band Photograph and Rosters, 1928-29Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Illini Singing Band 30th Anniversary Photograph, November 14, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lincoln Glee Club Photograph, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Blue Island, IL
Folder 14: M.W. Festival Photograph, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Libertyville, IL
Folder 15: Portraits of Unidentified University of Illinois Faculty and Students, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper Clippings and an Illinois All-State Orchestra and Chorus Program, 1926-1957Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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