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: 112.5 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 of 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.

Direct cut discs of University Bands performances transferred to the Sousa Archives in September, 2013, after the discs had inadvertantly been discarded. Digital derivitives of some recordings were made in June, 2014.

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],
[Series 11: Direct Cut Discs, 1937-1956],
[All]

Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tours and Random, 1928-ca.1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificates, 1930-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marching Band, 1932-1952Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Marching Band, 1953-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Marching Band, 1964-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concert Bands, 1906-1916Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Concert Bands, 1917-1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Concert Bands, 1926-1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concert Bands, 1932-1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Concert Bands, 1942-1949Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Military Band/Marching Band, 1888-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Military Band, 1899-1900Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Concert Band, 1940Add to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concert Bands, 1950-1960Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Concert Bands, 1961-1965Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Concert Bands, 1966-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Ninth Annual Grand Concert American Band Masters Association, 1938Add to your cart.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concert Bands, 1893-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Marching Band, 1935-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marching Band, ca. 1984-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Champaign, IL Military Band, ca. 1894; U of I Battallion, 1893Add to your cart.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University of Illinois Military Band, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Big 10 Band Directors Association, 1990Add to your cart.
Taken at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harding, ca. 1920-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Hindsley, 1931-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Begian, ca. 1960-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Revelli, ca. 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Duker, ca. 1960-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Kisinger, ca. 1950-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Associations, 1958-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bandmembers/Individuals, 1950-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Building Pictures, ca. 1960-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Concerts, 1946-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Football Band/MI, ca.1970sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Negatives - Symphonic Band, 1890-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Notable Individuals, ca. 1950s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sousa, ca. 1900-1936Add to your cart.
Box 45Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1: UI Symphonic Bands, 1945-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: UI Concert Bands, 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: UI Concert Bands, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: UI Concert/Symphonic Bands, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: UI Concert/Symphonic Bands, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: UI Symphonic Bands, 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: UI Symphonic Bands, 1975-1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: UI Symphonic Bands, 1980-1989Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: UI Symphonic Bands, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
MapCabinet 3Add to your cart.
MapDrawer 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: University Band Photos, undatedAdd to your cart.
Right Side
Folder 16: Marching Band spells "Illini" at Memorial StadiumAdd to your cart.
Oversize Panoramic Photo Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Harry Begian with South Dakota All-State High School Band, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Harry Begian with Wayne State College Band, ca. 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Summer Music Camp, Wayne State College, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: All-State Band, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mark Hindsley with School for Special Services, 5th Special Service Officers Course, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fighting Illini, Illinois 16 vs Michigan 6, 1983Add to your cart.

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],
[Series 11: Direct Cut Discs, 1937-1956],
[All]

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