Merton Robert Lundsten Band Scrapbooks and Sound Recording Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Detailed Description

Rockford H.S. Band Scrapbook

R.H.S.B. (1930-33-), U of I Band (1937-38), American Legion Band (1949-52) Scrapbook

Sound Recordings/Loose-leaf Papers



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Merton Robert Lundsten Band Scrapbooks and Sound Recording Collection, 1907-1960

By William Fisher

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Collection Overview

Title: Merton Robert Lundsten Band Scrapbooks and Sound Recording Collection, 1907-1960

ID: 12/9/112

Primary Creator: Lundsten, Merton Robert (1916-1995)

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Recordings are arranged chronologically within each type of ensemble/group.

Date Acquired: 08/22/2009

Subjects: Bands

Formats/Genres: Sound Recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of scrapbooks containing programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, personal notes  documenting Robert Lundsten's time performing in the Rockford High School Band (1930 - 1933), University of Illinois 2nd Regimental Band (1937 - 1938), and American Legion Band (1949 - 1952).  Also includes audio recordings of the Harlem High School Band, University of Illinois Concert Band, University of Illinois Singing Illini, and Men's Glee Club.

Biographical Note

Merton Robert Lundsten (June 23, 1916 - May 1995) was born and raised in Rockford, IL by his parents Harry and Alice.  Merton grew up learning to play the clarinet, studying with Wally Holt during the summer of 1930 for a total of 8 lessons. Lundsten attended the University of Illinois as an Engineering Major from 1937-1938, and while he did not graduate with a degree, Lundsten became an apprentice in 1939 with the Barber-Colma Co. out of Rockford, IL. Here he became the designer and, later, the sole engineer in the cutting tool department. Also in 1939, Lundsten married Beotrice Bergholt who worked as a telephone operator. Lundsten loved all bands, but had a particular interest in marching bands. He played in Rockford marching bands until his later years.

Subject/Index Terms

Bands


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1: Rockford H.S. Band Scrapbook, 1907-1940Add to your cart.
Box 2: R.H.S.B. (1930-33-), U of I Band (1937-38), American Legion Band (1949-52) Scrapbook, 1930-52)Add to your cart.
Box 3: Sound Recordings/Loose-leaf Papers, ca. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Loose-leaf papers, programs, and newspaper clippings, 1959-61Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1955 State Contest Harlem Junior High School Band/Spring 1956 Harlem Jr. High School Band Contest Numbers, 1955-56Add to your cart.

On the Spot Recording Co.

33 1/3 rpm

Reuben Anderson, director

Item 3: 1956 Contest Harlem High School Band, 1956Add to your cart.
On the Spot Recording Co.
Item 4: Harlem Consolidated High School Band 1957 State Contest, 1957Add to your cart.

On the Spot Recording Co. HSF-57-76 A/B

Reuben D. Anderson, Director

Item 5: Harlem High School Spring Band Concer, 1958Add to your cart.

S58 RHB 039 A/B

Ralph Nielson, Tenor Soloist

Reuben D. Anderson, Director

Item 6: Harlem High School Spring Band Concer, 1958Add to your cart.

S58 RHB 039 C/D

Ralph Nielson, Tenor Soloist

Reuben D. Anderson, Director

Item 7: University of Illinois First Regimental BandAdd to your cart.

Columbia Records XCTV 10596-1KA and XCTV 10597-1KB

Everett D. Kisinger, Conductor

Record #10

Item 8: University of Illinois Concert BandAdd to your cart.

Columbia Records XCTV-8842 and XCTV-8843

Mark Hindsley, Conductor

Record #18

Item 9: University of Illinois Concert BandAdd to your cart.

Columbia Transcriptions XCTV-10297-1KA/B

Mark Hindsley, Conductor

Record #24

Item 10: University of Illinois Concert BandAdd to your cart.

Columbia Transcriptions XCTV-63720-1KA/B

Mark Hindsley, Conductor

Record #25

Item 11: University of Illinois Concert BandAdd to your cart.

Columbia Records - XCSV-121990 (side A)/XCSV-121991 (side B)

Mark Hindsley, Conductor

Record #44

Item 12: The Men...and the Music, Universit of Illinois Men's Glee ClubAdd to your cart.

Century Record Co. V12179-1/2

Harold A. Decker, Conductor

Item 13: (Sleeve) Singing Illini, (Record) The Men...and the Music University of Illinois Men's Glee Club, 1960Add to your cart.

Century Record Co. V12179-1/2

Harold A. Decker, Conductor

Item 14: Harlem High School A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers, 1960Add to your cart.

S60 HHC 071A/B

Acc. David Friberg-Jim Fritzlen

Item 15: Europe 61, University of Illinois "The Singing Illini"Add to your cart.

Century Record Co. V-13937-1/2

Harold A. Decker, Conductor

Item 16: Europe 61, University of Illinois "The Singing Illini"Add to your cart.

Century Record Co. V-13937-1/2

Harold A. Decker, Conductor


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