University Bands Collection, ca. 1840-1997 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

By Tracy Parish, Adriana Cuervo, Kelly A. Carlson, and William Fisher

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Collection Overview

Title: University Bands Collection, ca. 1840-1997Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/93

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Bands

Extent: 112.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Arranged by type of material.

Date Acquired: 09/16/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Band Department, Brass Instruments, Musical Instrument Collections, Musical Instrument Makers - Europe, Musical Instrument Makers - United States, Woodwind Instruments

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Includes musical instruments, band uniforms, photographs, music, newsclippings, audiovisual recordings, concert programs, and administrative records that document the University of Illinois Bands Department since its creation in 1905. The 1982 Chief Illiniwek Regalia was deaccessioned in 2009. The three boxes of administrative records include band conference and clinic programs, festival adjudications, Illinois commencement programs and band concerts, Marching Illini programs, ISYM programs, and WILL Radio broadcasts that were managed by the Assistant Directors of Bands between 1956 and 1974, including Eldon Oyen who joined the University Bands staff in 1969.

Biographical Note

The University of Illinois Military Band was established in 1870 for the purpose of providing music for functions within the military department of the Illinois Industrial University. From 1868 to 1894, the band was administered by student leaders and from 1895 to 1904 was led by various university faculty members. From 1905 to 1948, Albert Austin Harding led the university band program during which time he brought it to a position of national prominence. Subsequent directors of the Band Department include Mark H. Hindsley (1948-1970), Dr. Harry Begian (1970-1984) and the current director James F. Keene. The Band Department is currently a unit of the University of Illinois School of Music, which is in turn a unit of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Ensembles under the administration of the Band Department include the UI Wind Symphony, two symphonic bands, three concert bands, a British Brass Band, Clarinet Choir, the UI Basketball Band, the Orange & Blues and the Marching Illini.

Subject/Index Terms

Band Department
Brass Instruments
Musical Instrument Collections
Musical Instrument Makers - Europe
Musical Instrument Makers - United States
Woodwind Instruments

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals:

The 1982 Fools Crow Chief Illiniwek Regalia was deaccessioned on October 2, 2009 by directive of the Chancellor's Office. The regalia was returned to Chief Short Bull of the Ogala Lakota College in a private ceremony held on October 3, 2009. The regalia included one pair of leggings, one tunic, and a pair of gloves.

Conn Electronic Dynalevel transferred from University Bands to the Sousa Archives, July 12, 2010.

Three boxes of administrative records consisting band conference and clinic programs, festival adjudications, Illinois commencement programs and band concerts, Marching Illini programs, ISYM programs, and WILL Radio broadcasts that were managed by Eldon Oyen while an Assistant Director of Bands. Files transferred to the Sousa Archives on April 20, 2012.

Acquisition Source: University Bands

Acquisition Method: Transfer.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Instruments],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Uniforms],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Music],
[Series 6: Pressbooks],
[Series 7: University of Illinois Band Films, 1932-1984],
[Series 8: Bound Concert Programs, 1906-1985],
[Series 9: University of Illinois Band Videocassettes, 1979-1999],
[Series 10: Administrative Records, 1956-1974],
[All]

Series 7: University of Illinois Band Films, 1932-1984Add to your cart.
Item 1: University of Illinois Football Band, 1932Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate reversal film
Item 2: University of Illinois Football Band, 1933Add to your cart.

Illinois vs. Northwestern and University of Illinois Football Band indoor rehearsal;

16mm black and white acetate

Item 3: University of Illinois Football Band and Northwestern University Band, 1934Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate
Item 4: University of Illinois Football Band - Selected Performances, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate
Item 5: University of Illinois Football Band - Selected Performances, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate; 16mm color acetate
Item 6: University of Illinois Football Band, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
Extra Footage; 16mm black and white acetate
Item 7: University of Illinois Band, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate
Item 8: University of Illinois Football Band, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
Extra Footage; 16mm black and white acetate
Item 9: University of Illinois Football Band, 1934-1939Add to your cart.
Extra Footage; 16mm black and white acetate; 16mm color acetate
Item 10: University of Illinois Football Band, 1934-1940Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate; 16mm color acetate
Item 11: "Chicago Band" and Northwestern Band, 1935-1939Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate; 16mm color acetate
Item 12: University of Illinois Football Band, 1938Add to your cart.
Drills
Item 13: University of Illinois Football Band, 1939Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate
Item 14: University of Illinois Football Band, 1939Add to your cart.
Band Formations
Item 15: University of Illinois Football Band, 1940Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate
Item 16: University of Illinois Football Band, 1941Add to your cart.
16mm black and white acetate; 16mm color acetate
Item 17: University of Illinois Football Band, 1946Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate
Item 18: University of Illinois Football Band, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 19: University of Illinois Football Band, 1947Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate with magnetic sound strip
Item 20: Universiy of Illinois Football Band, 1947Add to your cart.
Extra Footage
Item 21: University of Illinois Football Band and Chief smoking a peace pipe, 1947Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate with optical sound
Item 22: University of Illinois Football Band, 1949Add to your cart.
16mm color acetate
Item 23: University of Illinois Football Band, 1949Add to your cart.
Item 24: Visiting Bands at University of Illinois Football Games, 1949Add to your cart.
Acetate
Item 25: University of Illinois Football Band Highlights and pan of campus, 1966Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
16mm color polyester
Item 26: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1972Add to your cart.
16mm color polyester
Item 27: University of Illinois Marching Illini highlights, 1975Add to your cart.
Illinois vs. Michigan; 16mm color polyester
Item 28: University of Illinois Marching Illini, October 13, 1979Add to your cart.
16mm color polyester with optical sound
Item 29: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1980Add to your cart.
Illinois vs. Ohio State; 16mm polyester with optical sound
Item 30: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1981Add to your cart.
Band Festival Show; 16mm color polyester with magnetic sound
Item 31: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1982Add to your cart.
Show number 2; 16mm color polyester with magnetic sound
Item 32: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1982Add to your cart.
Illinois vs. Iowa; 16mm color polyester with optical sound
Item 33: University of Illinois Marching Illini, September 24, 1983Add to your cart.
Illinois vs. Michigan State; 16mm color polyester with magnetic sound
Item 34: University of Illinois Marching Illini, 1983Add to your cart.
Band Festival Show; 16mm color polyester with magnetic sound strip
Item 35: University of Illinois Marching Illini, January 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Rose Bowl Performance; 16mm polyester with magnetic sound strip
Item 36: Clegg-Band, ca. 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Item 37: University of Illinois Marching Illini, ca. 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Homecoming performance; 16mm color polyester with magnetic sound
Item 38: University of Illinois Marching Illini, ca. 1980'sAdd to your cart.
16mm color polyester film with magnetic sound
Item 39: University of Illinois "Studio Band" rehearsal, undatedAdd to your cart.
16mm black and white polyester with magnetic sound
Item 40: University of Illinois Marching Illini, undatedAdd to your cart.
16mm color polyester
Item 41: University of Illinois Marching Illini, undatedAdd to your cart.
16mm acetate with magnetic sound
Item 42: University of Illinois, Tulsa Parade, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 43: unidentified, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 44: Unidentified Film 1, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 45: Unidentified Film 2, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 46: "Illinois Marching Band, orig. B&W", UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 47: Unidentified Film 3, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 48: Unidentified Film 4, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 49: Unidentified Film 5, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 50: Unidentified Film 6, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 51: Unidentified Film 7, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 52: Unidentified Film 8, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 53: Unidentified Film 9, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 54: "Highlights- Magnetic Sound", c. 1979Add to your cart.
Item 55: Rose Bowl Dup. (Duplicate), c. 1940'sAdd to your cart.
Acetate, color, severely cupped, somewhat brittle.
Item 56: March of the Illini- "The Cutting Edge", February 6, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 57: University of Illinois Football Band, Rose Bowl Performance, "Day of Spectacle", January 1, 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
16mm color polyester with optical sound

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Instruments],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Uniforms],
[Series 4: Ephemera],
[Series 5: Music],
[Series 6: Pressbooks],
[Series 7: University of Illinois Band Films, 1932-1984],
[Series 8: Bound Concert Programs, 1906-1985],
[Series 9: University of Illinois Band Videocassettes, 1979-1999],
[Series 10: Administrative Records, 1956-1974],
[All]

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