William Herb Papers, Sousa Band Uniform and Travel Trunk, 1924-1980 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: William Herb Papers, Sousa Band Uniform and Travel Trunk, 1924-1980Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/102

Primary Creator: Herb, William

Extent: 3.6 cubic feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized in 2 series.

Date Acquired: 01/10/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bands, Railroad Accidents, Sousa, John Philip

Formats/Genres: Other Pictorial

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

William Herb played tuba for the John Philip Sousa Band between 1924 and 1932.  In addition, Herb was also a member of the Allentown Band from 1904 to c.1930, and continued to be involved with the organization following his tenure. According to an interview with Herb, he had never formally studied music but had played the tuba since the age of seven. In 1924 he stopped to hear Sousa perform at Willow Grove Park and after the concert he was told by a member of the ensemble the he was just the tuba player Sousa was looking for.  Herb remained with the Sousa Band until Sousa's death.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands
Railroad Accidents
Sousa, John Philip

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: 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.

Acquisition Source: Gary Herb

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Processing Information: Processed in July 2008.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding Aid information revised July 17, 2008.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Photographs and Digital Images, 1924-1936Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Train WrecksAdd to your cart.
Box 1: 1924-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Train Wrecks, 1929Add to your cart.
ElectronicFolder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Sousa Band member (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Train wreck possibly near Rochester, NY, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 7: Sousa Band members standing in front of Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 8: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 14: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: Sousa Band members, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 16: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 17: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 19: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: William Herb, August Helmecke, Paul A. Desmond, Howard N. Goulden, Marjorie Moody and Winifred Bambrick, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 21: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 22: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: Sousa Band member (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 25: Sousa Band member (Unidentified), Colorado wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Sousa Band member (Unidentified), Train wreck possibly near Rochester, NY, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: Indiana train wreck, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 30: Sousa Band members, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 31: Sousa Band members, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 32: Sousa Band members, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 33: Sousa Band members, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 34: Sousa Band member (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 35: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 36: Sousa Band members (Unidentified), Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 78: Bertold [Bert] Waurick (sic) [Wavrek] and Albertus [Bert] Meyers, Sousa Band, Colorado train wreck, August 9, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 101: Sousa Band, train wreck near Rochester, NY, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 102: Sousa Band, train wreck near Rochester, NY, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 2: Band Members and MusiciansAdd to your cart.
Box 1: 1924-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Allentown Band Photograph, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Portraits, 1924(?)- 1931Add to your cart.
ElectronicFolder 2Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 37: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 38: Jack Richerson, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 39: Russel Walt, Sousa Band, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 40: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 41: Joseph O. DeLuca, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 42: Fredrick K. Monroe, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 43: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 44: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 45: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 46: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 47: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 48: Sousa Band member, Atlantic City, NJ, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 49: Russell Walt, Atlantic City, NJ, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 50: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 51: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 52: Earl D. Kilgour, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 53: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 54: Sousa Band member, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 55: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 56: Sousa Band member, Atlantic City, NJ, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 57: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920 (Unidentified)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 81: Freddie Masters, ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 82: Freddie Masters and His Musical Merrymakers, ca. 1930sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 83: Edith Barry, ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 84: Edith Barry, ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 85: Navajo woman in Colorado (Unidentified), ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 89: Sousa Band members, location unidentified, ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 90: Tuba section, Sousa Band, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 91: Sousa Band members, standing in front of a historical Navajo hogan in Colorado (Unidentified), ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 92: Clarinet section, Sousa Band, unidentified location, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 93: Saxophone section, Sousa Band, unidentified location, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 94: Flute section, Sousa Band, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 95: Sousa Band members, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 96: Sousa Band members in Oklahoma (Unidentified), ca. 1920Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 103: Sousa Band possibly in Oklahoma, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 3: Sousa BandAdd to your cart.
Box 1: 1924-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sousa and Band Ensemble, 1929Add to your cart.
ElectronicFolder 3Add to your cart.
Item 97: Sousa Band, unidentified location in Europe, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 98: Sousa Band, unidentified location in Europe, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 99: Sousa Band, unidentified location in Europe, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 100: Sousa Band, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NY, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 4: Artifact and Ephemera ImagesAdd to your cart.
ElectronicFolder 4Add to your cart.
Item 58: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (cover), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 59: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 1), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 60: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 2), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 61: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 3), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 62: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 4), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 63: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 5), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 64: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 6), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 65: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 7), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 66: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 8), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 67: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 9), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 68: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 10), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 69: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 11), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 70: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 12), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 71: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 13), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 72: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 14), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 73: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 15), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 74: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 16), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 75: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 17), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 76: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (page 18), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 77: Sousa Band Souvenir Concert Program (back cover), 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 79: Newsclipping highlighting William Herb's career as a member of the Sousa Band during the 1920s, ca. 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 80: Newsclipping highlighting William Herb's career as a member of the Sousa Band during the 1920s, ca. 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 86: William Herb's trunk used while a member of the Sousa Band, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 87: William Herb's trunk used while a member of the Sousa Band, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 88: William Herb's trunk used while a member of the Sousa Band, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 104: Sousa Band Travel Trunk, UndatedAdd to your cart.

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