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William J. Stannard Papers


William J. Stannard Papers
Stannard, William J.
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1.5 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

William J. Stannard (1893-1950) was the first person appointed to the position of Leader of the U.S. Army Band. Stannard's entire career was spent as an Army musician, from his first enlistment with the Tenth Band of the Coast Artillery Corps in 1901, through his retirement from the U.S. Army Band in 1935, and his leaving the Army Officers Reserve Corps in 1942. This collection consists of both personal and professional papers including correspondence, scrapbooks and press clippings, programs, press releases, and radio scripts, letters of commendation and service papers, a musical composition, and photographs related to Stannard's career with the U.S. Army band as a musician and a conductor.

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William J. Stannard Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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