Paul E. Bierley Papers, 1864-2002 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul E. Bierley Papers, 1864-2002Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/94

Primary Creator: Bierley, Paul E. (1926-)

Extent: 102.5 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in seven series:

Series 1, Correspondence, ca.1960-2000: Sub-Series 1, Correspondence: Authors and Researchers; Sub-Series 2, Correspondence: Sousa Band Members; Sub-Series 3, Correspondence: Recording Companies and Record Collectors; Sub-Series 4, Correspondence: Libraries, Museums and Historical Societies; Sub-Series 5, Correspondence: Universities and Colleges; Sub-Series 6, Correspondence: Military and Government; Sub-Series 7, Correspondence: Publishers (Literary and Music); Sub-Series 8, Correspondence: Sheet Music Publishers and Collectors; Sub-Series 9, Correspondence: Loras Schissel; Sub-Series 10, Correspondence: Others.

Series 2, Sousa Research Materials, ca. 1892-1995: Sub-Series 1, Sousa Subject Files; Sub-Series 2, Sousa Band Personnel Files; Sub-Series 3, Oral Histories and Interviews; Sub-Series 4, Articles and Clippings; Sub-Series 5, Operetta Scores and Librettos; Sub-Series 6, Sousa Band Programs; Sub-Series 7, Willow Grove Programs; Sub-Series 8, Metronome Index and Sousa Library at Cicero; Sub-Series 9, Dissertations and Theses on Sousa and Band; Sub-Series 10, Original Sousa Novels and Other Books; Sub-Series 11, Original Sousa Newspaper Articles; Sub-Series 12, Original Photographs and Tour Maps; Sub-Series 13, Oversized Materials - Japan Sousa Society; Sub-Series 14, Oversized Material; Sub-Series 15, Sousa Correspondence; Sub-Series 16, Photobook Research Materials.

Series 3, American Band History Materials, ca.1900-2000: Sub-Series 1, Articles and Clippings; Sub-Series 2, Leonard B. Smith and the Detroit Concert Band; Sub-Series 3, Henry Fillmore Materials; Sub-Series 4, Hallelujah Trombone; Sub-Series 5, Robert Hoe V Materials; Sub-Series 6, Fillmore Correspondence.

Series 4, Paul Bierley Professional Papers, ca. 1953-2003: Sub-Series 1, Paul E. Bierley - Personal and Professional Papers; Sub-Series 2, Paul E. Bierley Honoraria; Sub-Series 3, Paul E. Bierley Publications; Sub-Series 4, Paul E. Bierley Organizational Memberships; Sub-Series 5, Paul E. Bierley Speaking Engagements.

Series 5, Audio Recordings, ca. 1925-2000: Sub-Series 1, Reel-to-Reel and Cassette Audio Tapes, LPs; Sub-Series 2, Reel-to-Reel Tape Recordings, North American Aviation Band.

Series 6, Photographs, ca. 1864-1964: Sub-Series 1, Digital Photographs, 1864-1964; Sub-Series 2, Barry Furrer Photographs, ca. 1900-1930; Sub-Series 3, Band Members; Sub-Series 4, Candids and Train Wrecks; Sub-Series 5, Performances, Operettas, Undated; Sub-Series 6, Sousa Band Photographs and Sousa with Others; Sub-Series 7, Non-Sousa Band Photographs and Portraits.

and Series 7, Press Books, 1882-1953. The material is organized either alphabetically by author (or recipient in the case of the correspondence), or chronologically when applicable

Date Acquired: 04/08/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Aircraft, Band Musicians, Cartooning, Instrumental music, Sousa, John Philip

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of correspondence, subject files, newsclippings, oral histories, account ledgers, programs, audiotape and videotape recordings, digital photographs, dissertations and theses, books, awards, engineering diagrams, cartoon sketch books, photographs, and press books documenting Bierley's career as an aerospace engineer, leading scholar on John Philip Sousa and Henry Filmore, and managing editor of Integrity Press.

Biographical Note

Paul E. Bierley (1926- ), tubist, engineer and band researcher, is recognized today as the foremost historian of the music and life of John Philip Sousa.  Spending over 40 years collecting material about Sousa's life, band, and music, Mr. Bierley conducted meticulous and wide-ranging research that led to the publication of two definitive works on Sousa: John Philip Sousa: A Catalogue of His Works, which provides a wealth of details about Sousa's musical and literary works, and his biography,  John Philip Sousa:  American Phenomenon. Other Sousa-related works by Mr. Bierley include Hallelujah Trombone (a biography of Henry Fillmore), The Music of Henry Fillmore and Henry Huff, Nineteenth Century American Musical Theater, Later Operetta, Part 1 (El Capitan), and the revised edition of Sousa's Marching Along. Bierley served as editor for the two volume set of William Rehrig's 1991 The Heritage Encyclopedia Band Music (Volume 3, Supplement, 1996), has published many Sousa-related journal articles about the Sousa Band, and has provided liner notes for numerous LPs and CDs.

Bierley was educated as an aeronautical engineer at Ohio State University. During his 35-year career designing airplanes and missiles, he pursued an active career as a musician as well. As a child he began playing the music of Sousa as a tubist in his high school band, and later played the tuba in such ensembles as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Concert Band. To honor his 40 years of research and scholarly publications on Sousa and American Band History, Ohio Sate University awarded Bierley an honorary doctorate in 2001. He was also awarded the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts Award from the National Band Association in the same year.

Subject/Index Terms

Aircraft
Band Musicians
Cartooning
Instrumental music
Sousa, John Philip

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: April 8, 2004, June 4, 2008, and March, 2010.

Acquisition Method: The papers were donated to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Paul E. and Pauline J. Bierley on April 8, 2004. Photographs were donated by Paul E and Pauline J. Bierley in June 4, 2008. Sousa Photograph binders and additional Sousa research files donated by Paul E. and Pauline J. Bierley in March 2010.

Processing Information: Papers processed in 2006, photographs processed in 2008.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions made July 17, 2008.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, ca.1960-2000],
[Series 2: Sousa Research Materials, ca.1892-2002],
[Series 3: American Band History Materials, ca.1900-2003],
[Series 4: Paul Bierley Professional Papers, ca. 1953-2003],
[Series 5: Audio-Visual Material, ca. 1925-2000],
[Series 6: Photographs, 1864-1964],
[Series 7: Press Books, 1882-1953],
[Series 8: Published Books],
[All]

Series 3: American Band History Materials, ca.1900-2003Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Articles and ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 68Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bachman, Harold B.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bell, William J.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Butler, Helen MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Clarke, Herbert L.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clarke, Herbert L.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Evans, MerleAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Fennell, FrederickAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Frangkiser, CarlAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Fucik, JuliusAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Gilmore, Patrick S.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Goodman, Stephen K.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hall, R. B.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Howard, Col. George S.Add to your cart.
Box 69Add to your cart.
Folder 1: King, Karl L.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mayhall, Harry S.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miller, RoyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Paull, E. T.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Pryor, ArthurAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Simon, FrankAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Tjernagel, NehemiasAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Band composers (miscellaneous)Add to your cart.
Box 70Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Box 71Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Musicians (other)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Band History - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Allentown BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: British BandsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chatfield Brass BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Eastman Wind EnsembleAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Foreign Band Research MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 124Add to your cart.
Folder 6: D'Urbano, Luigi, Italian Band Research Materials, ca. 1900-1920Add to your cart.
Box 125Add to your cart.
Folder 6: A.F. Thaviu Band Research Materials [Part 1], ca. 1900-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: A.F. Thaviu Band Research Materials [Part 2], ca. 1900-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: A.F. Thaviu Band Research Materials [Part 3], ca. 1900-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: A.F. Thaviu Band Research Materials [Part 4], ca. 1900-2000Add to your cart.
See Also: Fred Crane Correspondence, Record Series 12/9/94, Box 6, Folder 4; Samuel Thaviu Interview, Record Series 12/9/94, Box 113, Folder 9; and A.F. Thaviu Band Recording, Record Series 12/9/94, Box 113, Folder 10.
Box 72Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Goldman BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Industrial Bands (ARMCO, PHILCO, Saginaw Eddy)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Long Beach Municipal BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Melbourne, Florida, Municipal BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Municipal and Community Bands - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Municipal and Community Bands - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Municipal and Community Bands - GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: National Concert Band of AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Royal Canadian Mounted Police BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Salvation Army BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: U.S. Air Force BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: U.S. Armed Forces Bicentennial BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: U.S. Army BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: U.S. Coast Guard BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: U.S. Marine BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: U.S. Military Academy (West INT) BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: U.S. Naval Academy BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: U.S. Navy BandAdd to your cart.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Box 152Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Detroit Concert Band "Band Fan", 1975-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Virginia Grand Military Band programs and newsletters, "The Grand Band Companion", 2002-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Windjammers Unlimited, Circus Fanfare, 2004/2007Add to your cart.
Box 155Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Leonard B. Smith and the Detroit Concert BandAdd to your cart.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Leonard Smith:  Articles by and about (See Oversized Box# 79, Folder 8)Add to your cart.
Box 92Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Leonard Smith:  BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Leonard Smith:  Death ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1960-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1967-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1974-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1981-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Leonard Smith:  Correspondence, 1989-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Detroit Concert Band:  History and ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 93Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Detroit Concert Band Programs, 1973 (the year Paul Bierley played with the band) Paul Bierley work as a Music Consultant for Accompaniments Unlimited (a Leonard Smith business)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Detroit Concert Band Programs, 1973 (the year Paul Bierley played with the band) Paul Bierley work as a Music Consultant for Accompaniments Unlimited (a Leonard Smith business)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Henry Fillmore MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 93Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, A-LAdd to your cart.
Box 94Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, M-ZAdd to your cart.
Box 95Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fillmore Arrangements and TranscriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Fillmore life in generalAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Music of other FillmoresAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Fillmore interviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Fillmore interviewsAdd to your cart.
Box 96Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fillmore family tree (See Oversized Box 96, Folder 1)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Research cards/notes for future Fillmore book (See Oversozed Box 96, Folder 2)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fillmore Scrapbook from University of Miami  (See Oversized Box 96, Folder 4)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Cincinnati History (See Oversized Box 96, Folder 5)Add to your cart.
Box 97Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fillmore sources and referencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Fillmore marches and bum steersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Fillmore marches and bum steersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Pseudonyms for H. FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pseudonyms for H. FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Harold Bennett, Will Huff pseudonymAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fillmore unpublished musicAdd to your cart.
Box 98Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fillmore tributes, memorials, and obituariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Fillmore familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Fillmore familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Will HuffAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Will HuffAdd to your cart.
Box 99Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oral history cassette tapes:Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annette Manning (2 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marie GrauAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Phil Gates (2 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: John and Margaret Heney (2 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: TiemyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Albertus Meyers, Fred McCall, Otto KraushaarAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: PoetkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Heney (2 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: H. E. NuttAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Nancy Smith and Annette ManningAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Thelma Jones BernumAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Louise Reszke (2 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ed Caughran (3 tapes)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: John Heney, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Jack RhamAdd to your cart.
Box 100Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Banner of Beauty (original band book)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Data on Fillmore musicAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles about FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: RodeheaverAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Will Nicholson and Military EscortAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters from Florida bandmastersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Disciples of Christ Historical SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: ClockAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 1st Regiment Infantry, Ohio National GuardAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Fillmore bandstandAdd to your cart.
Box 101Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cincinnati Red`s Game:  First broadcastAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Huff information from historical societiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Miami Military Institute, Germantown, OhioAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: CircusAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Marriages of Henry FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Henry Fillmore - MasonicAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Fillmore`s music listsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Henry Fillmore`s programs (many original)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters to Christian churchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: James H. FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous Fillmore materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 102Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Buss Russell Diary, 1911  (Sousa`s Band)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Al Knecht Daybook, 1900-1914  (Sousa`s Band)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Research materials, generalAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Article, "The Case of the Duplicate Composer," by P.E. BierleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Gahanna High School Fillmore ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Souvenir Program, 18th annual ABA Convention, Ohio State University, 1952 Photographs:Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Henry FillmoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Fillmore family photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miami Military Institute, Germantown, OhioAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Mike the Radio HoundAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Group and band photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Fillmore Museum at University of Miami, Coral Gables, FloridaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: MasonicAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Snapshots copied from Marie GrauAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Copies of photographs, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Musical Messenger frontispieceAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: SparesAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Will HuffAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: John J. HeneyAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Photographs from Photograph album ScrapbookAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Hallelujah TromboneAdd to your cart.
Box 104Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hallelujah Trombone Photographs, Captions, and NegativesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Robert Hoe V MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 110Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Robert Hoe V - BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Robert Hoe - Death ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Robert Hoe - Articles by and aboutAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 111Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Paul Bierley cartoons for Bob HoeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Comparison of Otterbein recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Marilyn Hoe Correspondence, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Marilyn Hoe Correspondence, 1986-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Marilyn Hoe - Death ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Robert Hoe FoundationAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Robert Hoe Foundation - Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Box 112Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Robert Hoe Foundation - Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Heritage Series Continuation CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Hoe Foundation - Integrity Press Royalty Statements and Annual Reports, 1992-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hoe Foundation Correspondence with Integrity PressAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Bobby Hoe (son), 1985-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sales of Heritage Encyclopedia by Integrity PressAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Fillmore CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 122Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence between Henry Fillmore and John J. Heney, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence between Henry Fillmore and John J. Heney, 1943-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence between Henry Fillmore and Otto Kraushaar, 1942-1946Add to your cart.
Box 123Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence between Henry Fillmore and Otto Kraushaar, 1947-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence between Henry Fillmore and Al Wright and Luise Reszke, 1954-1956Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, ca.1960-2000],
[Series 2: Sousa Research Materials, ca.1892-2002],
[Series 3: American Band History Materials, ca.1900-2003],
[Series 4: Paul Bierley Professional Papers, ca. 1953-2003],
[Series 5: Audio-Visual Material, ca. 1925-2000],
[Series 6: Photographs, 1864-1964],
[Series 7: Press Books, 1882-1953],
[Series 8: Published Books],
[All]

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