Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Education Materials and Professional Correspondence

Personal Papers

Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs

Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers

Sheet Music Collection

Musical Instruments



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Finding Aid for Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Anna Fay Herron Bush Papers, 1890-1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/158

Primary Creator: Anna Fay Herron Bush (1921-2016)

Extent: 7.25 cubic feet

Arrangement:

The materials are organized in six series: Series 1, Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999; Series 2, Personal Papers, 1924-1961; Series 3, Bohumir Kryl Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, ca. 1945-1947; Series 4, Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996; Series 5, Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963; and Series 6, Musical Instruments. Series 2 contains two sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal and Family Papers and Sub-series 2, College Education Materials and Music Study Scores.

Since there was no original order for the materials, order was imposed by the archivist and became more defined as more materials were acquired. Series 1 and Series 2 are arranged chronologically, with the exception of the music study scores in Sub-Series 2, which have been arranged alphabetically by score type and title of composition. Series 3 has been arranged alphabetically by subject, person, and location. Series 4 and 5 have been arranged alphabetically by title of composition.

Date Acquired: 08/10/2017. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961, Music - Instruction and study, Musical Instrument Makers, Music teachers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of music instrument catalogs; lists of sheet music for schools and bands; teacher's instructional notes, music programs, newsletters, and correspondence documenting Anna Fay Herron Bush's career as a public school music teacher in rural southern Illinois (ca. 1950s-1970s) and performance career as an oboist in the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra in 1945. Of particular interest are a series of postcards and photos describing her time spent touring with the Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, including postcards describing her lessons with oboist Frances Napolilli, funded by Kryl.

Biographical Note

Anna Fay Herron Bush was born in Windsor, IL on September 12, 1921. Her father and mother were both school teachers. She attended high school in Windsor, IL and graduated in 1939. She received a teaching certificate from Easter Illinois in 1946, a Bachelors of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947, and a Master of Science in Education (Administration) degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1971. She taught for over 33 years in grade and high schools in Clay, Jasper, Crawford and Clark Counties in Illinois. She played professionally with Bohumir Kyrl's Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago on the orchestra's 1945 tour. Anna Fay Herron Bush was a member of national music and education associations. As an active church choir director, she led worship activites at her local church in Oblong, Illinois as well as other church choirs near Effingham, Illinois. Anna Fay Herron Bush passed away on March 31, 2016.

Subject/Index Terms

Kryl, Bohumir, 1875-1961
Music - Instruction and study
Musical Instrument Makers
Music teachers

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Additional acquisitions were made on July 24, 2018; September 1, 2018; six boxes of material on June 6, 2019; and eight boxes of material on July 22, 2019.

Acquisition Source: Sarah Randolph, Joliet, Illinois

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1924-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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Series 2: Personal Papers, 1924-1993Add to your cart.
Consists of school notes and grades, concert programs, photographs, alumni newsletters, family photographs, family cookbooks, dress patterns, travel documents, church programs, and family papers documenting Herron Bush's education and family. The materials in this series are arranged chronologically.
Sub-Series 1: Personal and Family PapersAdd to your cart.
Consists of family photographs; cookbooks; dress patterns; political pamphlets, posters, and pins; address books; and materials collected by family members documenting their careers.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Choir Herald Magazine, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Address book, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diego Rivera booklet from Detroit Public Institute of Arts (photocopy), 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Detroit Public Library Promotional Booklet (photocopy), 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Presidential Election Booklet, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 17: American Association of University Women branch report and surveys, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American Association of University Women agendas and correspondence, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Association of University Women Bulletins and Directors Letters, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 20: American Association of University Women related newspaper clippings, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Cancer metal pins, ca. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Worship services program & Christmas cards, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Community Concert Association Programs, 1952-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo album with student photos, school district related papers, and correspondence, 1939-1945Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Concert Programs, 1940-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Correspondence, 1942-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Spring Concert News clippings, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: First Christian Church, Oblong, Il. Service Programs, 1945-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal Photographs, ca. 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Evansville Musicians Club Community Concert Programs, 1954-1971Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Photographs, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sarah Kuhl Wallace, Anna Fay's Aunt, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Item 2: Anna Fay Herron and Sarah Kuhl Wallace, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Digital copy only.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cookbook: Relatives' Cookbook, ca. 1890Add to your cart.
Handwritten.
Folder 12: Cookbook: First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1898Add to your cart.
Printed wiith handwritten notes.
Folder 13: Sarah Kuhl Wallace Women's Suffraage Movement, 1909-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Personal Letters, 1944-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Concert Programs Attended, 1946-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Cookbook: Kum Join Us Circle, 1954Add to your cart.
Oblong, Illinois club. Typewritten recipes. Handwritten notes.
Folder 17: Mexico Trip, 1961Add to your cart.
Brochures and printed materials.
Folder 18: Community Concert Programs (1 of 2), 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Community Concert Programs (2 of 2), 1961-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dorothy Hekegel Benefit Concert Programs and Photos, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 21: News Clippings, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Cookbook: Koffee Klub Kookbook, 1980Add to your cart.
Typewritten recipes in half-size looseleef notebook.
Folder 23: Retirement Mementos, Class Reunion Program, and Obituary Program, 1980-2016Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Cookbook: Handwritten, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Cookbook: Handwritten Recipes (1 of 5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Cookbook: Handwritten Recipes (2 of 5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Cookbook: Handwriten Recipes (3 of 5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Cookbook: Handwritten Recipes (4 of 5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Some handwritten, some from clippings.
Folder 29: Cookbook: Handwritten Recipes (5 of 5), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Cookbooks and Recipes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Dress Patterns, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Concerts Attended: Programs, 1925-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: William David Herron Teaching Materals: Plays, Dramas, and Recitations, ca. 1879-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 3: William David Herron Teaching Materials: Lesson Plans, ca. 1890sAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: College Education Materials and Music Study ScoresAdd to your cart.
Consists of class notes, educational magazines, and papers written by Anna Fay as well as music she performed while a music education major at Illinois Wesleyan including: piano etude and method books, piano solos and duets, organ etude and method books, organ solos, and guitar and Hawaiian slide guitar method books.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Alumni Newsletters, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Illinois Wesleyan University Bulletin; Illinois Wesleyan Newsletter.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Art Club Kappa Pi Newsletters, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Eastern Teachers News (photocopy), 1945Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Theodore Niemenn Method book for the Oboe, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Biology Workbook, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: English 1 Notes, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Progress Reports, Report Cards, 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Diseases of the Eye Paper, ca. 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Sciences and Algebra Notes, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Art 238 Notes, ca. 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hygiene 120 Notes, ca. 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 12: English Grammar Notes, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 14: English, Social Sciences, and German Notes, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Oboe practice notes, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Eastern Illinois and Muskingum College Bulletins, 1939 and 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois Wesleyan and Eastern Illinois Concert Programs, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Eastern Illinois Palette Patter Art Club Newsletter, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Music History Notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Eastern Illinois Bulletins, 1941-1943Add to your cart.
From Eastern Illinois State Teachers College
Folder 33: Eastern Illinois Concert Programs, 1962Add to your cart.
Faculty recital.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Guitar and Hawaiian Slide Guitar Method Books, 1903-1930Add to your cart.
Chords and Accompaniments for Hawaiian Guitar, William J. Smith, 1926. The Nick Lucas Guitar Method, Nick Lucas, 1930. Kamiki Hawaiian Guitar Method, William J. Smith & Co., 1926. Smith's Songs for Hawaiian Guitar, William J. Smith Music Co., 1924. UTD Method for the Guitar, M.B. Eaton, 1903.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: March and Dance Folios for Piano, 1910-1936Add to your cart.
School and Gymnasium Marches, ed. Norton Holbrook, ca. 1910. Star Dance Filio, No. 26, ed. George Botsford., 1924. Star Dance Portfolio, No. 11,  arr. J. Bodewalt Lampe, ca. 1910.
Folder 2: Organ Solos, 1904-1940Add to your cart.
"At Dawning," Charles Wakefield Cadman, 1906. "Berceuse," Clarence Dickinson, 1908. "Galilee," J. Sebastian Matthews, 1929. "Holy City, The," Stephen Adams, arr. Myles B. Foster. "Prayer," Edward M. Read, 1905. "Prelude and Fugue in E Minor," Johann Sebastian Bach, ed. Charles-Marie Wider and Albert Schweitzer, 1940.
Folder 3: Organ Method Books and Scale Studios, 1903-1960Add to your cart.
Beckwith Organ Instructor, The, Homan Publishing House, 1903. Choice Selections for the Hammond Chord Organ. arr. Elmer A. Ihrke, 1960. Song Hits of the Roaring 20's, Book 2, J.M. Hanert, 1959. Master-Studies for the Organ, ed. William C. Carl, 1938.
Folder 4: Piano Duets, 1917Add to your cart.
"Witches' Flight, The," H.M. Russell, 1917.
Folder 5: Piano Solos, A - F Titles, 1888-1934Add to your cart.
Pieces included: "Ah, Not With God's Thunder," Modest Moussorgsky, 1919. "Andante Finale" from Lucia di Lammermoor," G. Donizetti, 1934. "Anna Belle Yorke-Redowa," Theodore C. Ernst, 1895. "At Sunset," F. Marcus, 1893. "Awakening, The," Hilda Zelner, 1917. "Bells at Twilight," Erwin Schneider, 1907. "Berceuse," from Jocelyn, trans. Alfred Kleinpaul, undated. "Black Key Polka Mazurka, The," A. Herzog, arr. George Thorne, undated. "Blinking Moon," W.C. Powell, 1908. "Bohemian Girl," Eugene Ketterer, undated. "Breakers, The," 1905. "Busy Clock, The," C.W. Krogmann, 1921. "Cavalry Trot," Carl Wilhelm Kern, 1909. "Dance of the Daisies," Earl La Farge, 1904. "Dance of the Demon," Eduard Holst, 1888. "Dance of the Mice," Ed. Poldini, 1906. "Dancing in the Sunbeams," M.W. Butler, 1926. "Dying Poet, The," Louis Moreau Gottschalk, undated. "Edelweiss Glide Waltz," F. E.Vanderbeck, 1922. "Ellington Teo-Step," E.K. Bennett, 1898. "Fairy Gambols," Carl Wilkhelm Kern, 1906. "Flowers of Love," Earl K. Smith, arr. Charles Miller, 1912. "Flowers of Spring," Earl La Farge, 1906. "Fluttering Leaves," Carl Kolling, 1922. "Fountain, The," C. Bohm, undated. "In Measured Tread," Edmund Parlow, 1903.
Folder 6: Piano Solos, G - L Titles, 1895-1945Add to your cart.
Pieces include: "Glissando Mazurka," Carl Bohm, 1940. "Golden Harvest Waltz," Wallace Field, 1917. "Grande Valse Caprice, " H. Engelmann, 1933. "Gypsy Dance," R. Goerdeler, 1895. "Hearts Courageous," H.B. Blake,, arr. Chauncey Haines, 1902. "Holly Hocks," L.E. Orth, 1899. "Hovering Butterflies," Jessie L. Gaynor, 1909.Ã?  "Il Corricolo," Durand de Grau, 1917. "Impromptu," Hugo Reinhold, 1904. "In a Rose Garden," Tobia Acciani, 1922. "In Hanging Gardens," Evan Daives, 1921."In the Boat," Max Franke, 1904. "L'Argentine," E. Ketterer, undated. "Lark, The," Michael Glinka, 1910. "Lento" from Two 'Pierrot' Pieces, 1904. "Light and Shadow," arr. from C. Gurlitt, 1899. "Little Masqueeraders," Paul Ducelle, 1902. "Little Sailor March," 1914. "London Fantasia," Clive Richardson, 1945.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Piano Solos, M - R Titles, 1879-1935Add to your cart.
Pieces include: "Mandolin Serenade," F.A. Franklin, 1902. "March of the Fauns," Harold Wansborough, 1932. "Menuet a l'Antique," I.J. Paderewski, undated. " Minerva," Robert Goldbeck, 1879. "Morning Prayer," L. Streabbog, undated. "Narcissius," Ethelbert Nevin, arr. L. Leslie Loth, 1899. "Old Black Joe," M.W. Butler, 1906. "Peri Waltzes," Charles D'Albert, undated. "President Arthur's Grand March," C. Calberg, 1881.  "Red Bird Waltz, Hofmann, 1912. "Rigoletto," Franz Liszt, 1906. "Robin's Return, The," Leander Fisher, 1935. "Romance," Frank La Forge, 1911. "Rustle of Spring," Christian Sinding, 1931.
Folder 2: Piano Solos, S - Z Titles, 1893-1943Add to your cart.
Pieces include: "Santa Claus March," H. Nurnberg, 1893. "Song of the Mountie," John W. Schaum,1941. "Thine Own," Gustav Lange, undated. "Through the Looking Glass," Frank Lynes, 1908. "Through the Silent Night," Serge Rachmaninoff, 1927. "Valse in Eb," Aug. Durand, undated. "Valse Lucille," Rudolf Friml, 1916. "Viennese Echoes," Stanford King, 1943. "Waltz of the Flower Fairies," Marie Crosby, 1909. "Where Blue Bells Bloom," H. Wildermere, 1916. "White City March, The," Fred A. Fillmore, 1893.
Folder 3: Piano Method Books and Scale Studies, 1904-1945Add to your cart.
J.B. Cramer Fifty Studies for the Piano, Hans von Bulow, 1904. John W. Schaum Piano Course G, Belwin, Inc., 1945. The Robyn  - Gurlitt Eight-Five Etudes, Louise Robyn, 1933. Sonatinas for Piano, Vol. 1, Fr. Kuhlau, undated.
Folder 4: Piano Method Books and Scale Studies, 1892-1949Add to your cart.
The School of Velocity, Book 1, C. Czerny, 1893. John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano, Second Grade Book, 1937. First Steps in Harmonzing Melodies, George A. Gibbs, Jr., 1949. Herz Scales, Henri Herz, 1894. Standard Graded Course of Studies for the Piano Forte, Vol. II. ed. W.S.B. Mathews, 1892. Popular Home Collection, Theo. Presser, 1912.

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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1924-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs, 1943-1947],
[Series 4: Church Choir Library Scores and Flyers, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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