Patrick Gilmore Collection
Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892) was an American bandleader before the time of John Philip Sousa. His career highlights include leading the regimental band for the 24th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War, founding Gilbert and Wright: a musical instrument manufacturer, and organizing concerts of an enormous scale consisting of thousands of instrumentalists and singers for the National Peace Jubilee and World Peace Jubilee. In 1876, Gilmore's new band, the 22nd New York Regiment Band, became the first ensemble to travel across the country giving concerts from New York to San Francisco. This collection, part of the ABA Research Center, consists primarily of memorabilia related to his career including medals, photographs, holograph signatures, programs, and other items.
Important Information for Users of the Collection
The collection is open for research use.
Patrick Gilmore Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.
Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.