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Frank Mancini Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Frank Mancini Papers
Author/Creator:
Mancini, Frank
Collection number:
0
Size:
0.50 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
c.1926-1970
Inclusive dates:
c.1926-1970
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
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: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Frank Mancini (1886-1964) was an influential music educator in the Modesto, California. This collection focuses on his teaching and conducting career there and includes music programs of many of Mancini's ensembles and guest conducting appearances; correspondence with important musicians of the time including William Revelli, Edwin Franko Goldman, and others; instructional materials from Mancini's years as an educator; awards earned by Mancini and his bands; audio recordings of an interview with Mancini and a performance of the Modesto High School band; and materials focusing on Mancini's legacy.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Frank Mancini Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

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

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Frank Mancini (1886-1964) studied the clarinet while growing up in Italy. He came to the United States in 1907 to play as a soloist with Ellerys Royal Italian Band. Between 1908 and 1915, he played with both Sousas and Conways bands, as well as numerous opera companies.

Mancini settled in Modesto, California, in 1921 to lead the Stanislaus County Boys Band. He became an important educator and conductor in the area for the next four decades, directing the band programs in the Modesto Public Schools and Modesto Junior College. His bands won many awards, and Mancini was very active as a guest conductor and adjudicator. Mancini taught noted band composer Roger Nixon at Modesto Junior College from 1938-1940. Mancini was elected into the American Bandmasters Association in 1940 at the convention in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Mancini had a close relationship with the community of Modesto. In their wills, Mancini and his wife left cash, stocks, and other investments for a considerable music scholarship fund for music students at Modesto High School. They also left their 23-acre ranch to the City of Modesto, later dedicated Mancini Park.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frank Mancini papers were entrusted to Lynn Sams for the writing of a biography and subsequently transferred to the ABA Research Center. The collection focuses on Mancinis teaching and conducting career in Modesto, California, which began in the late 1920s.

A strength of the collection is the series of music programs of many of Mancinis ensembles and guest conducting appearances. Included in Mancinis correspondence are letters to important musicians of the time including William Revelli, Edwin Franko Goldman, and others.

A limited number of instructional materials from Mancinis years as an educator are included: a date book, sketchbook, adjudication notes, etc. Mancini and his bands received many awards, as represented in this collection in part by his American Bandmasters Association Certificate of Membership and medals awarded to the Modesto High School Band. Audio recordings of an interview with Mancini and a performance of the Modesto High School band under his direction are also worthy of attention.

A significant portion of the collection focuses on Mancinis legacy. The passing of Mancini and the establishment of Modestos Mancini Park are documented through newspaper articles, a scrapbook, and a dissertation on Mancinis life.

This collection does not contain information on Mancinis early career as a clarinetist with professional bands and orchestras.

There was no prescribed original order for the documents, so the order as it appears here was imposed by the processor. Therefore, not only is the overall organization of the collection that of the processor's own device, but the sequence of documents within folders and the titles of said folders are also artificial to the collection.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Frank Mancini Papers were deposited at the ABA Research Center by Lynn Sams on 27 January 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Bradley Mariska, May 2003

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, August 2007 and edited by Nicole Horstman, November 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1975 and undated (1 folder)

This series contains biographical materials on the life of Frank Mancini. It includes information from Mancini himself as well as biographical materials collected by Lynn Sams.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Biographical Materials, 1975 and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Brief bio of FM from Faculty (p. 8), [Modesto Jr. College?], undated series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Biography of FM by LS, presented to ABA, Dec. 30, 1975 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Typewritten bio of FM by Pasquale Mancini and Serafina Sfartelli (3pp; facsimile), undated series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Facsimile of handwritten biographical sketch of FM (5pp) by Pasquale Mancini and his sister Serafina Sfortelli., undated series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Brief biography of FM (1p, typed), undated series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Brief resume (1p, typed) of positions held and professional accomplishments since entering public school work in 1922. Undated, 1922-1949 and undated series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
Brief resume (1p, typed) positions held and profession accomplishments since entering public school work in 1921. Includes quotes., 1921-1950 and undated series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0

Series 2: Correspondence, 1927-1976 and undated (1 folder)

Letters relating to the life of Mancini.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Correspondence (arranged chronologically), 1927-1976 and undated series 2box 1folder 2
Excerpts from nine letters to Mancini to single-photocopied page, undated series 2box 1folder 2item 1.0
Harry L. Todd, The Masonic Club of San Francisco, to FM, May 9, 1927 series 2box 1folder 2item 2.0
Lee M. Lockhart to FM, Council Bluffs City Schools, June 2, 1927 series 2box 1folder 2item 3.0
Pasquale Cresenti, Joliet Musical College, May 28, 1928 series 2box 1folder 2item 4.0
State and National School Band Contests to FM, July 24, 1928 series 2box 1folder 2item 5.0
Charles ONeill, Band of the Royal 22nd Regiment, to FM, Sept. 14, 1928 series 2box 1folder 2item 6.0
E.J. Delano, Sherman, Clay, & Co., to Capt. Charles ONeil, Sept. 20, 1928 series 2box 1folder 2item 7.0
C.M. Tremaine, State and National School Band Contests, to FM, Nov. 27, 1928 series 2box 1folder 2item 8.0
Livingston High School, to FM, May 17, 1929 series 2box 1folder 2item 9.0
Charles ONeill, Band of the Royal 22nd Regiment, to FM, June 9, 1929 series 2box 1folder 2item 10.0
A.T. Jansen to FM, May 6, 1930 series 2box 1folder 2item 11.0
C.M. Tremaine, State and National School Band Contests, to FM, 2pp., Nov. 2, 1930 series 2box 1folder 2item 12.0
John E. Kimber, Kimber Poultry Breeding Farm, to FM, Nov. 26, 1930 series 2box 1folder 2item 13.0
John H. Stehn, Band Director, University of Oregon, to FM, Jan. 20, 1933 series 2box 1folder 2item 14.0
Walker Brown, Board of Education, City of Los Angeles, to FM, April 16, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 15.0
Vesey Walker to FM, April 22, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 16.0
Leslie P. Clausen, Los Angeles Junior College, to FM, May 3, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 17.0
Nino Marcelli, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, to FM, May 4, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 18.0
Joseph De Luca, University of Arizona and Tucson Symphony Orchestra, to FM, May 6, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 19.0
Carl Byoir, Society of Arts and Sciences, New York, to FM, Oct. 21, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 20.0
P.C. McChesney, Sacramento City Schools, to Charles C. Hughes, Supt of Schools, Dec. 16, 1935 series 2box 1folder 2item 21.0
P.C. McChesney, Principal, Sacramento City Schools, to FM, May 15, 1936 series 2box 1folder 2item 22.0
Mary E. Ireland, California-Western School Music Conference, to FM, Oct. 12, 1936 series 2box 1folder 2item 23.0
FM to William Revelli, University of Michigan, Nov. 10, 1936 series 2box 1folder 2item 24.0
FM to William Revelli, Dec. 14, 1936 series 2box 1folder 2item 25.0
A.R. McAllister, National School Music Competition-Festivals, to FM, Nov. 21, 1939 series 2box 1folder 2item 26.0
E.D. Abbott, Secretary, Modesto City Board of Education, to FM, May 31, 1939 series 2box 1folder 2item 27.0
ABA to FM, May 13, 1940 series 2box 1folder 2item 28.0
Wallace E. Allen to FM, March 16, 1941 series 2box 1folder 2item 29.0
Edwin Franko Goldman to FM, Oct. 2, 1942 series 2box 1folder 2item 30.0
.H. Bradley, Superintendent, Modesto Public Schools, to FM, June 3, 1943 series 2box 1folder 2item 31.0
Carleton Lee Stewart, National School Music Competition-Festivals, to FM, Mar. 24, 1948 series 2box 1folder 2item 32.0
Carleton Lee Stewart, National Scholl Music Competition-Festivals, to FM, April 23, 1948 series 2box 1folder 2item 33.0
William (Bill) Revelli, University of Michigan, to FM, May 7, 1948 series 2box 1folder 2item 34.0
FM to James Corson, March 22, 1949 series 2box 1folder 2item 35.0
James Corson, Modesto City School Superintendent, to FM, July 20, 1951 series 2box 1folder 2item 36.0
James Corson, Superintendent, Modest City Schools, to FM, July 20, 1951 series 2box 1folder 2item 37.0
Edwin Franko Goldman, The Goldman Band, to FM, Jan. 2, 1952 series 2box 1folder 2item 38.0
Harold Bartlett (Modesto Music Store) to Lynn Sams, Oct. 27, 1954 series 2box 1folder 2item 39.0
LS to FM, Nov. 5, 1954 series 2box 1folder 2item 40.0
LS to Harold Bartlett (Modesto Music Store), Nov. 5, 1954 series 2box 1folder 2item 41.0
FM to LS, Dec. 8, 1954 series 2box 1folder 2item 42.0
FM to LS, Dec. 8, 1954 (handwritten). Photograph and program attached from Modesto Uniform Fund Benefit Concert with Edwin Franko Goldman, Feb. 3, 1955 series 2box 1folder 2item 43.0
FM to Dr. Alex Zimmerman, Dir. of Music Ed., San Diego City Schools`, Nov. 10, 1960 series 2box 1folder 2item 44.0
Alex Zimmerman (San Diego City Schools) to Ray Dvorak (University of Wisconsin Bands), Nov. 22, 1960 series 2box 1folder 2item 45.0
William Revelli, Univ. of Michigan Bands, to FM, July 13, 1962 series 2box 1folder 2item 46.0
LS to Jack and Betty Witter, Feb 8, 1965 (copy; reverse contains Sams 1964 Holiday letter, 1964 series 2box 1folder 2item 47.0
Jack and Betty Witter to LS, Feb. 11, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 48.0
LS to Earl Phoenix, Bank of America, Feb. 25, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 49.0
LS to Oliver Deatsch, Bank of America, Feb. 25, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 50.0
Earl L. Phoenix to LS, Bank of America, April 13, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 51.0
LS to Paul Copeland, Modesto City High Schools, April 29, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 52.0
LS to Al Regath, April 29, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 53.0
Paul Copeland, Modest HS Music Dept., to LS, May 4, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 54.0
LS to Pasquale Mancini, June 1, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 55.0
LS to Paul Copeland, Modesto High School, June 3, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 56.0
Pasquale Mancini to LS, Oct. 10, 1965 series 2box 1folder 2item 57.0
LS to Pasquale Mancini, Nov. 6, 1969 series 2box 1folder 2item 58.0
Pasquale Mancini to Dr. Bert C. Corona, Supt, Modesto City Schools, Jan. 19, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 59.0
LS to Pasquale Mancini, Jan. 28, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 60.0
Jared W. Hawkins, Jr., Hawkins & Hawkins, to LS, Oct. 16, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 61.0
Jared W. Hawkins, Jr., Hawkins & Hawkins, to LS, Nov. 6, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 62.0
LS to Jared W. Hawkins, Jr., Hawkins & Hawkins Attorneys, Nov. 8, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 63.0
Ernest M. Azevedo, Director of Personnel, Modesto City Schools, to Pasquale Mancini, Nov. 12, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 64.0
Jared W. Hawkins, Jr., Hawkins & Hawkins, to LS, Nov. 25, 1970 series 2box 1folder 2item 65.0
Oliver E. Deatsch to LS, Dec. 31, 1973 series 2box 1folder 2item 66.0
LS to Oliver Deatsch, Jan. 2, 1974 series 2box 1folder 2item 67.0
Oliver E. Deatsch, Civil Engineer and Land Surveyer, to LS, Jan. 5, 1974 series 2box 1folder 2item 68.0
LS to Oliver Deatsch, Jan. 15, 1974 series 2box 1folder 2item 69.0
LS to Pasquale Mancini, Jan. 9, 1976 series 2box 1folder 2item 70.0
Christmas Card [to Lynn Sams] from Frank and Ione Mancini. To wish you every, undated series 2box 1folder 2item 71.0
Christmas Card to Lynn Sams from Frank and Ione Mancini. Holiday Greetings and best wishes, undated series 2box 1folder 2item 72.0

Series 3: Articles, 1909-1970 and undated (1 folder)

Newspaper and magazine articles relating to Mancinis career.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Articles (arranged chronologically), 1909-1970 and undated series 3box 1folder 3
Letters Praise Modesto Band as Best in Contest., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 1.0
The End of an Era, Modesto Bee, undated series 3box 1folder 3item 2.0
Mancini Leaves Ranch to City of Modesto. Modesto Bee, undated series 3box 1folder 3item 3.0
Mancini, Pasqual. Honors His Brother. Modesto Bee, letter to the editor, undated series 3box 1folder 3item 4.0
Relocation of River Road Will Be Asked. unknown source; Facsimile., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 5.0
Brother Recalls Modesto Maestro., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 6.0
Mancinis Leave Ranch to City of Modesto., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 7.0
Three National Champion Bands; photos and captions from unknown magazine., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 8.0
A First and a Last: Mancini Will Bow Out in Concert Tuesday. Modesto Bee, undated. Laminated., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 9.0
Best Boys Band in the Country, Says Sousa. Photo and caption. Undated, unknown source., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 10.0
Sousa Compliments Band., undated series 3box 1folder 3item 11.0
Dedication Site, caption to accompany newspaper photograph (not included), undated series 3box 1folder 3item 12.0
Mancini obituary from unknown newspaper; facsimile, undated series 3box 1folder 3item 13.0
Ellerys Program One of Unusual Excellence. [Unknown], Oakland, CA, 1909 series 3box 1folder 3item 14.0
Sousa Will Be Entertained by Stanislaus County Boys Band. Stockton Daily Evening Record, Jan. 9, 1926 series 3box 1folder 3item 15.0
Photo and caption of Mancini, On to Victory. San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, 1928 series 3box 1folder 3item 16.0
San Francisco Chronicle Rotogravure Pictorial Section, May 6, 1928 series 3box 1folder 3item 17.0
An Intimate Chat About Frank Mancini of our Hall of Fame. The School Musician, January 1930. [Typed; original article not included], January 1930 series 3box 1folder 3item 18.0
Mancini, Frank. Raising School Bands, Australasian Band and Orchestra News, July 27, 1931 series 3box 1folder 3item 19.0
Rehearsing for International Broadcast at Noon. Photo and captions from The Pasadena [Post]?; Mancini and Modesto Jr. Coll. Band., , April 1, 1939 series 3box 1folder 3item 20.0
Stanislaus County Farm Bureau Monthly. Cover features photo of Modesto Jr. College Band, Frank Mancini, dir., July 1939 series 3box 1folder 3item 21.0
Mancini Joins Bandmasters. Modesto Tribune, Feb. 21, 1941 series 3box 1folder 3item 22.0
Frank Mancini Joins Musical Honor Society. Modesto Collegian, Feb. 28, 1941 series 3box 1folder 3item 23.0
Long, Leland R. California Maestro. Sierra Educational News, p. 18, Dec. 1944 series 3box 1folder 3item 24.0
Frank Mancini Week to be Opened by Musical Festival. Modesto Journal, May 17, 1945 series 3box 1folder 3item 25.0
Citizens of Modest Honor Mancini; Years of Service are Acknowledged by Authorization of Mancini Week, May 18, 1945 series 3box 1folder 3item 26.0
Musician Made by Master Artists., Sept. 29, 1950 series 3box 1folder 3item 27.0
Schroeder, Otto. Proof Mancini and Edna Love, Noted Modesto Music Figures, Retiring. San Francisco Examiner, June 3, 1951 series 3box 1folder 3item 28.0
Frank Mancini Wins First Award. CMEA News, VIII-7, May-June 1955 series 3box 1folder 3item 29.0
Summer Concerts Will Start Friday. Modesto Bee, B-1., July 2, 1962 series 3box 1folder 3item 30.0
Frank Mancini, Maestro of Modesto, is Dead. The Modesto Bee, A1, A4., Nov. 16, 1964 series 3box 1folder 3item 31.0
Eulogy for Frank Mancini, Stanislaus County Schools, Dec. 1964 series 3box 1folder 3item 32.0
Mancinis Bequeath Farm for Park, The Modesto Bee. P. A-1, Dec. 11, 1964 series 3box 1folder 3item 33.0
Ione Mancini Dies at 82. Unknown source, Dec. 12, 1964 series 3box 1folder 3item 34.0
Frank Mancini: Teacher, Musician, Citizen, obituary in CMEA News, p. 3-5, January 1965 series 3box 1folder 3item 35.0
The Greatness of Frank Mancini, an address by John E. Kimber at the Annual Meeting of the CMEA, p. 18, 23, April 13, 1965, Sept-Oct. 1965 series 3box 1folder 3item 36.0
City Will Post Sign for Mancini Park. Modesto Bee?, Oct. 21, 1969 series 3box 1folder 3item 37.0
Dedication Site photograph and caption from Modesto Bee, Nov. 7, 1969 series 3box 1folder 3item 38.0
Mancini Park Joins the City, The Modesto Bee, p. B-1, Nov. 10, 1969 series 3box 1folder 3item 39.0
Brother Recalls Modesto Maestro. The Modesto Bee and News-Herald, B-1, Nov. 13, 1969 series 3box 1folder 3item 40.0
Article about Mancini in Los Angeles Italian Newspaper. Facsimile, Jan. 1, 1970 series 3box 1folder 3item 41.0
Pasquale Mancini a Modesto per Ricordare il Fratello. Litalian Newspaper of Los Angeles, Jan. 11, 1970 series 3box 1folder 3item 42.0
The Mancini Story: He Heeded Call From a Modesto Hungry for Music. Modesto Bee, C-1. [plus a typed copy], July 12, 1970 series 3box 1folder 3item 43.0

Series 4: Programs, 1926-1963 (1 folder)

Concert programs of ensembles led by Mancini.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Programs, 1926-1963 series 4box 1folder 4
Modesto Symphony Orchestra, undated series 4box 1folder 4item 1.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, April 16, 1926 series 4box 1folder 4item 2.0
National High School Band Contest, Council Bluffs, IA, May 27-28, 1927 series 4box 1folder 4item 3.0
Modesto HS Band Concert, April 5, 1929 series 4box 1folder 4item 4.0
National High School Band Contest, Denver, May 24-25, 1929 series 4box 1folder 4item 5.0
San Franciscos 11th Annual Music Week, May 2-10, 1931 series 4box 1folder 4item 6.0
San Franciscos 12th Annual Music Week, May 1-8, 1932 series 4box 1folder 4item 7.0
Modesto Public Schools, June 3, 1932 series 4box 1folder 4item 8.0
Modesto HS Band, May 26, 1934 series 4box 1folder 4item 9.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, August 24, 1934 series 4box 1folder 4item 10.0
Modesto HS Band, April 12, 1935 series 4box 1folder 4item 11.0
California-Western School Music Conference, Pasadena, April 14-17, 1935 series 4box 1folder 4item 12.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, Aug. 16, 1935 series 4box 1folder 4item 13.0
Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York concert series, 1936-1937 series 4box 1folder 4item 14.0
Fourth Biennial Convention, California-Western School Music Conference, San Francisco, March 21-24, 1937 series 4box 1folder 4item 15.0
CA-Western School Music Conf. Festival Concert, San Francisco, Mar. 24, 1937 series 4box 1folder 4item 16.0
Southern California Jr. College Music Assn, 4th Annual Spring Music Festival, Long Beach, April 3, 1939 series 4box 1folder 4item 17.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, Aug. 16, 1940 series 4box 1folder 4item 18.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, Aug. 15, 1941 series 4box 1folder 4item 19.0
Modesto HS Band, May 1, 1946 series 4box 1folder 4item 20.0
12th Annual Festival, California School Band and Orchestra Assn, Southern District, Polytechnic HS, Long Beach, April 11-12, 18-19, 1947. series 4box 1folder 4item 21.0
Stanislaus County Boys Band, Aug. 22, 1947 series 4box 1folder 4item 22.0
MENC Northwest HS Orchestra, Chorus, and Band Concert, April 2, 1949 series 4box 1folder 4item 23.0
All Modesto Music Festival (Mancini Music Bowl Dedication), May 15, 1949 series 4box 1folder 4item 24.0
Modesto HS Band, May 9, 1951 series 4box 1folder 4item 25.0
Stanislaus County Band, Aug. 22, 1952 series 4box 1folder 4item 26.0
Modesto Band (Stanislaus County Boys Band), Aug. 20, 1954 series 4box 1folder 4item 27.0
Modesto Band, Edwin Franko Goldman, guest conductor, Feb. 3, 1955 series 4box 1folder 4item 28.0
California State Regional Music Festival, Long Beach, April 29-30, 1955 series 4box 1folder 4item 29.0
Modesto Symphony Orchestra, season 1955-1956, pp. 1-2, 5-6, 13-16, 25-26, 1955-1956 series 4box 1folder 4item 30.0
Mancini Concert Band, July 20, 1956 series 4box 1folder 4item 31.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County, July 13, 1956 series 4box 1folder 4item 32.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 17, 1956 series 4box 1folder 4item 33.0
Stanislaus County and Vicinity Music Festival, Jan. 26, 1957 series 4box 1folder 4item 34.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 16, 1957 series 4box 1folder 4item 35.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 15, 1958 series 4box 1folder 4item 36.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 14, 1959 series 4box 1folder 4item 37.0
Modesto Symphony Orchestra, season 1959-1960, pp. 1-2, 5-6, 23-24, 1959-1960 series 4box 1folder 4item 38.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 19, 1960 series 4box 1folder 4item 39.0
Modesto Symphony Orchestra, season 1960-1961, pp. 1-2, 5-6, 1960-1961 series 4box 1folder 4item 40.0
Modesto Band of Stanislaus County and Mancini Concert Band, Aug. 9, 1963 series 4box 1folder 4item 41.0

Series 5: Instructional Materials, 1938 and undated (1 folder)

Documents from Mancinis work with school bands including adjudication forms and teaching materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Instructional, 1938 and undated series 5box 1folder 5
Musicians playing characteristics sheet (Tone, Intonation, Interpretation, etc.); typed with handwritten notes, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 1.0
Fundamental Requirements for Instrumental Music Students; typed, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 2.0
For Visalia (re: strings in schools); typed and handwritten, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 3.0
Handwritten notes on conducting; Modesto Symphony letterhead, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 4.0
Handwritten drafts of three letters; one is a recommendation for a Mr. Silva, two are replies to letters., undated series 5box 1folder 5item 5.0
Notebook with apprx. 15 completed pages of letters, essays, thoughts, and comments and musical incipits for teaching theory and composition, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 6.0
Adjudicators comment sheet; Modesto HS, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 7.0
Typewritten notes with handwritten comments outlining March Slave by Tchaikowsky, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 8.0
Typewritten adjudication notes from Herbert Clarke on Modesto Bands performance of El Capitan March, Finlandia, and Oberon., undated series 5box 1folder 5item 9.0
Mancini, Frank. Fundamental Requirements for Instrumental Music Students. 1 page, typewritten., undated series 5box 1folder 5item 10.0
Mancini-Bartlett Chart Illustrating Measured Rhythm in Music. 3pp, undated series 5box 1folder 5item 11.0
Comments on the Modesto High School Band. 2pp., undated series 5box 1folder 5item 12.0
Advertisement, Summer School of Music, 1938. 1 page, printed. With photograph of FM., 1938 series 5box 1folder 5item 13.0

Series 6: Honoraria, 1937-1971 (1 folder)

Awards bestowed upon Mancini and memorials in his honor.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Honoraria, 1937-1971 and undated series 6box 1folder 6
Mancini Memorial Park Dedication; copysouvenir to Lynn Sams, Nov. 9, 1969 series 6box 1folder 6item 1.0
Modesto City Council resolution no 64-606, a resolution in commemoration of the late professor Frank Mancini and extending sympathy to his family., undated series 6box 1folder 6item 2.0
The Frank Mancini Music Teaching Award conferred to Frank Mancini., April 1955 series 6box 1folder 6item 3.0
ABA membership certificate; facsimile, Nov. 25, 1940 series 6box 1folder 6item 4.0
Certificate of membership, Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, Oct. 1, 1956 series 6box 1folder 6item 5.0
Copy of Modesto City Schools Directory, 1970-1971, Frank Mancini, Prof. Emeritus; souvenir to Mr. Lynn Sams, 1970-1971 series 6box 1folder 6item 6.0
Scrapbook from Mancini Day, Graceada Park, Modesto., June 10, 1951 series 6box 1folder 6item 7.0
Facsimile of Fourth Biennial California-Western School Music Conference program, March 21-24, 1937 series 6box 1folder 6item 8.0
Certificate: The Frank Mancini Music Teaching Award presented to Frank Mancini. [Facsimile; the original is with Margery Deatsch], April 1955 series 6box 1folder 6item 9.0
Certificate: FM membership into American Bandmasters Association [facsimile; the original is with Margery Deatsch], undated series 6box 1folder 6item 10.0
Invitation to dedication of Frank & Ione Mancini Memorial Park, Nov. 9, 1969 series 6box 1folder 6item 11.0
Remembrance card in memory of Francesco (Frank) Mancini, Shannon & Carmody Funeral Chapel, Modesto, Nov. 19, 1964 series 6box 1folder 6item 12.0
Susca, Vito Gregory. Frank Mancini dissertation, cover and approval page, June 1967 series 6box 1folder 6item 13.0
Copy of Final Oral Examination of D.M.A. dissertation for Vito Gregory Susca; souvenir to Mr. Lynn Sams from Pasquale Mancini, undated series 6box 1folder 6item 14.0
News release, Modest City Schools, re: Directors Arion Award, Dec. 7, 1950 series 6box 1folder 6item 15.0

Series 7: Publications, 1928-1954 (1 folder)

A Mancini method book, two Goldman Band Program Books (inscribed by E.F. Goldman), and other published materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Publications, 1928-1954 series 7box 1folder 7
The Goldman Band program books, 1942 and 1944. Signed by Edwin Franko Goldman., 1942, 1944 series 7box 1folder 7item 1.0
Modesto High School Sycamore 1928 [yearbook]., 1928 series 7box 1folder 7item 2.0
Mancini, Frank and Harold H. Bartlett. Band Training: An Elementary Method for Individual or Class Instruction. Berkeley: Don Keller, 1941 series 7box 1folder 7item 3.0
Sousa, John Philip. A Book of Instruction for the Field-Trumpet and Drum. Chicago: W.F.L. Drum, 1954 series 7box 1folder 7item 4.0
History of Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Radio address, Oct. 20, 1935. series 7box 1folder 7item 5.0
Advertisement for Summer School of Music for HS students and adults, Pacific Grove, CA, June 20-29, 1938 series 7box 1folder 7item 6.0
Music in Modesto Schools and Community brochure/pamphlet, undated series 7box 1folder 7item 7.0

Series 8: Ephemera and Realia, 1913-1940 (1 folder)

Band contest medals, personal sketchbook, business cards.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Ephemera and Realia, 1913-1940 series 8box 1folder 8
Band Contest Medal National High School Band Contest (4th Annual), Denver, CO. 2nd Prize Winner, Class A: Modesto, CA, Frank Mancini, Dir., May 23-25, 1929 series 8box 1folder 8item 1.0
Band Contest Medal California State Band Contest, San Francisco. 1st Prize Winner: Modesto, CA, Frank Mancini, Dir., May 11, 1929 series 8box 1folder 8item 2.0
Manuscript sketchbook. Seven pages completed., undated series 8box 1folder 8item 3.0
1913 pocket appointment calendar, undated series 8box 1folder 8item 4.0
Postcard with flowchart illustration of instrumental music program in Modesto city schools and community, 1940 series 8box 1folder 8item 5.0
Business card, Oliver E. Deatsch, P.E., undated series 8box 1folder 8item 6.0
Business card, Jared W. Hawkins, Jr. Hawkins & Hawkins, Attorneys at Law., undated series 8box 1folder 8item 7.0

Series 9: Photographs, 1909-1950 (1 folder)

Photographs of Frank Mancini.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photographs, 1909-1950 series 9box 1folder 9

Related Material

The following items relating to Frank Mancini are housed in the Lynn Sams collection:

LP Recording: "KMOD - Air Check." Interview with Dr. Goldman and Prof. Mancini. 33 1/3 RPM; 1 disc; D.12". Interview with Goldman and Mancini by Modesto Radio Station also some Goldman marches.

LP Recording: LS 052. "Egmont Overture." Modesto High School Band. Frank Mancini, Conductor. 1 disc; MI 557/558 A; D.12". LS 081

3. 5" Reel to Reel [Paged Collections]. "Interview with Dr. Edwin Franko Goldman and Frank Mancini." Broadcast from Radio Station KHOD; 2/3/1955. Typed program; filled out with Sousa Marches. LS 600

ABA Information Files: CA: Modesto [CRI 3-2]

PAL Microfilm. Susca, Vito Gregory. Frank Mancini: His Life and Contribution to Music Education. D.M.A. diss., University of Southern California, 1967. UMCP Performing Arts Library Microfilm, Ask at the Desk BSu81f

Historic Modesto http://www.historicmodesto.com/mancini.html

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