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 Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs

Church Library Choral Octavo Scores

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: 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 Library of Choral Octavo Scores, 1895-1996; Series 5, Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963; and Series 6, Musical Instruments. Series 1, 2, and 3 are arranged chronologically. Series 4 and 5 are arranged alphabetically.

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, and June 6, 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 Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, 1938-1947],
[Series 4: Church Library Choral Octavo Scores, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, 1938-1947Add to your cart.
Consists of postcards addressed to her mother, advertising correspondence, programs, newsclippings, travel maps, receipts, concert ephemera, and digitized photographs documenting Herron Bush's time spent playing professionally in the Bohumir Kyrl's Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago and arranged chronologically.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Postcards (photocopies), Aug. 28th to Nov. 18th, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bohumir Kryl Correspondence and Programs, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "From Little Bohemia Came Bohumir Kryl" by Curtis Larkin (p. 12-14, 20) The School Musician, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Kryl Women's Symphony Concert Programs, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Kryl Women's Symphony News Clippings, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Kryl Women's Symphony Travel Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Personal Concert Programs and Religious Service Programs Collected on Tour, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Placemats, Business Cards, and Tea Bag Tags Collected on Tour, 1945Add to your cart.
Note: Folder contains an inner folder marked Folder 18B containing loose Tea Bag Tags.
Folder 19: Receipts, Budgets, and Pay Stubs, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Travel Maps with Annotations, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kryl Women's Symphony Newspaper Articles, October 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kryl Women's Symphony Newspaper Articles, November 1945Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kryl Women's Symphony Hair Barrette, ca. 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Davis, Springfield, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Henry Clay Hotel, Ashland, KY, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: Fordson High School, Dearborn, MI, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: 2nd Presby Church, Bloomington, IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 5: Ruth Baneth, Cincinnati (violin), army bus in rear, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 6: At Barker Hall, Michigan City, IN., ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Back row: Betty Bierman, Hazel Johnson, Ruth Baneth (Cincinnati), Donna Moran (Sioux Falls, SD), Russ Pugh (Waukegan). 2nd row: Marjorie McClain (Joliet IL),  Muriel Miller (LaCrosse, WI), Joan Harrison (Peru, IN), Elaine Lear (Gallipolis, OH). Front row: Shirley Gloger (Cleveland, OH), Robert Hurd (Waukegan), Esther Funk (Chicago), Marian Kienholz (Fargo, ND)
Item 7: Another of our chartered buses - Shaker Heights at Johnson's Eating Place, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 8: St. Chas. Seminary, Carthagena, OH, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: Barker Hall, Michigan City, IN, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Wanda Rudibaugh, Donis Adam, Ollie Rudibaugh, Linda, at Lisbon, OH, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 11: Donis Adam, Janet, Ollie Rudibaugh, Wanda Rudibaugh, Marjorie McClain, Linda, at Lisbon, OH, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: Picnic view from a bluff looking at Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: One of our chartered buses (taken at Newark, Ohio), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 14: Picnic at Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: Ollie Rudibaugh (string bass, Lisbon, OH) and Audrey Herold (tympani, Hamilton, OH), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 16: In front of the Cleveland Art Institute, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 17: Anna Fay on pony at Smalley's in Greenfield, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 18: Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH. Heard Cleveland Symphony here, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 19: Statue of The Thinker in front of the Cleveland Art Institute, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 20: At St. Chas. Seminary, Carthagena, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 21: Miss Bernice Fry, I.S.N.U, Normal, IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 22: At the picnic, down the hill, at Ollie (Rudibaugh), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 23: Picnic at Zanesville, OH (Bohumir Kryl seated), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 24: Margaret Meyer, Clara Wolff, Esther Frink, Chilcote, Bob, Audrey Herold, Ollie Rudibaugh, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 25: ?, Maxine Fuson, and Marjorie McClain, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: Cleveland Art Institute, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 27: Unidentified church, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 28: Esther Frink, Chicago (viola). Showing army bus in rear, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 29: St. Chas. Seminary, Carthagena, Ohio, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 30: One of the hills in Southern Ohio showing rock formation (also front of bus). Taken on the move., ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 31: Anna Fay Herron poses with woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 32: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 33: Marjorie Davis (viola), Springfield, Ohio. Kryl bus in rear, taken at Partkersburg, W. Va., ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 34: Marjorie Davis (viola), Springfield, Ohio. At Parkersburg, W. Va, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 35: Kryl Symphony Orchestra truck, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 36: Fordson High School (Ford's school), Dearborn MI, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 37: (in front) Maxine Fuson, Marjorie Davis, (in bus) Esther (Frink?), Elaine Lear, and Bob Hurd, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 38: Russell Orice (Russ) Pugh, Waukegan, IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 39: Parkersburg, W. Va, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 40: B. Bierman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 41: Donis Adams, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
back reads: "To Anna Fay - a great kid & a swell sport! In memory of our wonderful times on the tour. Deepest regard, Donis, Kryl
Item 42: Elaine Lear (clarinet, Gallipolis OH), Bob Hurd (oboe, Waukegan IL), Joan Harrison (flute, Peru, IN), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 43: Henry Clay Hotel, Ashland, KY, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 44: Elaine Lear, Bob Hurd, Joan Harrison, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 45: Ollie Rudibaugh (string bass, Lisbon, OH), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 46: Audrey and Ollie (Rudibaugh) (but that's Anna Fay on the left?), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 47: (Lear, Bob, Harrison) Chilcote, Moran, McLennan, McClain, Herold, Frank, Keinholz, Frink, Meyer, Wolff, Rudibaugh, Riefel, Apple, Baneth, Adam, Gloger, Bierman, Miller, Lloyd., ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 48: Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 49: S.A.I. Sorority House, 307 E. Chestnut St, Bloomington IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 50: Presser Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington IL, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 51: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 52: Group photo in front of Kryl Women's Orchestra bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 53: Unidentified shoreline, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 54: Unidentified group of three people, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 55: Unidentified group of three people, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 56: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 57: Unidentified man, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 58: Bus in front of houses, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 59: Two unidentified women, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 60: Unidentified statue, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 61: Unidentified group of three people, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 62: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 63: Unidentified shoreline with people walking, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 64: Unidentified statue, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 65: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 66: Boat by unidentified body of water, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 67: Unidentified woman by boat, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 68: People walking in unidentified park(?), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 69: Unidentified shoreline with tree, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 70: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 71: Boat on unidentified body of water, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 72: People walking up steps towards unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 73: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 74: Unidentified woman in front of [O]ttawa [Au]ditorium(?), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 75: Group of 3 unidentified people, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 76: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 77: Donis Adams, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 78: Anna Fay Herron, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 79: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 80: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 81: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 82: Group in front of bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 83: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 84: Ottawa Auditorium, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 85: Group in front of bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 86: Two unidentified women, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 87: Anna Fay Herron, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 88: Group in front of bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 89: Unidentified field and body of water, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 90: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 91: Unidentified field, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 92: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 93: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 94: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 95: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 96: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 97: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 98: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 99: Steamboat crash monument, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 100: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 101: Severance Hall, Cleveland OH, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 102: Unidentified bridge, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 103: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 104: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 105: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 106: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 107: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 108: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 109: Unidentified woman in car, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 110: Unidentified women, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 111: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 112: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 113: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 114: Kryl's Women's Orchestra members pose in front of tour bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 115: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 116: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 117: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 118: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 119: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 120: Group of three unidentified women, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 121: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 122: Unidentified bridge, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 123: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 124: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 125: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 126: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 127: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 128: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 129: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 130: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 131: Group of women, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 132: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 133: Unidentified building, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 134: Unidentified town, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 135: People in tour busAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 136: Unidentified woman in front of bus, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 137: Donis Adams, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 138: Unidentified woman, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 139: Isabel Lloyd, Concertmistress and Violin Soloist, Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 140: Clare Wolff, Harp Soloist, Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 141: Martha Chilcote, Coloratura Soprano, Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 142: Kryl Womens Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 143: Kryl Womens Symphony Orchestra (guest conductor?), ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 144: Kryl Womens Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 145: Bohumir Kryl Conducts his Women's Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 146: Kryl Women's Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 147: Harold Turner, 1938-1939Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Back reads: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church organ, Missoula, MT
Item 148: Harold Turner, ca. 1940sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
back reads: Harold Turner, 1st Methodist Church, Vesper Sunday (organ in First Presbyterian Church, Missoula, MT. Recital being played in memorial program to Dr. Jackson, pastor of the church)

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[Series 1: Education Materials and Professional Correspondence, 1890-1999],
[Series 2: Personal Papers, 1924-1993],
[Series 3: Bohumir Kryl Orchestra Correspondence and Digital Photographs, 1938-1947],
[Series 4: Church Library Choral Octavo Scores, 1895-1996],
[Series 5: Sheet Music Collection, 1895-1963],
[Series 6: Musical Instruments, undated],
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