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Lynn L. Sams Papers

Abstract

Title:
Lynn L. Sams Papers
Author/Creator:
Sams, Lynn L.
Collection number:
0
Size:
33.00 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1930-1990
Inclusive dates:
1930-1990
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:

A founding member of the American Bandmasters Association, Lynn L. Sams (1896-1990) was also a businessman and leader in the music industry. For many years, he served as editor of the ABA newsletter and as the ABA historian--both in official and unofficial capacities. Over his lifetime, Sams collected biographical and photographic materials documenting the history of the band in America and the prominent people in the band world. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, photographs, sound recordings, and publications related to Sams' research on the 20th century band movement and development of the American Bandmasters Association, and for his unfinished manuscript "History of School Bands." Correspondents include Harold B. Bachman, Jaroslav "Jerry" Cimera, Herbert L. Clarke, Merle Evans, William P. Foster, Karl L. King, Caesar LaMonaca, Frank Mancini, Williams Santelmann, Al Wright, and Paul Yoder.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Lynn L. Sams Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3001
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

Lynn L. Sams (4 April 189617 March 1990) was a founding member of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), and a leader in the music industry. He served as editor of the ABA newsletter for many years and also served as that organization's historianboth in official and unofficial capacities. Over his lifetime, Sams collected biographical material and photographs documenting the history of the band in America and also the prominent people in the band world.

Sams began his music career as a traveling salesman for the Conn Corporation and eventually became president of the company. Sams's early days as a traveling salesman became the basis for the character Professor Harold Hill in Meredith Wilsons musical The Music Man. Sams became an activist in the musical instrument industry and was instrumental in the 1965 repeal of the excise tax on musical instruments. After leaving Conn in 1955, Sams became vice-president of Buescher Instrument Company. Sams's final years were devoted to the writing of a book, The History of School Bands, which was left unfinished at the time of his death in Napa, California.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lynn L. Sams Papers cover the period from 1913 to 1990; the bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1985. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, photographs, sound recordings, and publications related to Sams' research on the 20th century band movement and development of the American Bandmasters Association, and for his unfinished manuscript "History of School Bands." Correspondents include Harold B. Bachman, Jaroslav "Jerry" Cimera, Herbert L. Clarke, Merle Evans, William P. Foster, Karl L. King, Caesar LaMonaca, Frank Mancini, Williams Santelmann, Al Wright, and Paul Yoder

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Lynn L. Sams papers were in the care of Charles Payne until given to the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland in 1991. The Lynn Sams Portrait Collection [Appendix] was originally deposited by Sams at the University of Michigan. Sams withdrew the collection on 16 May 1983, at which time it was transferred to the University of Maryland.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Laura Drake, 1993. Revised by Bradly Mariska, May 2003. Revised by Nicole Horstman, November 2012.

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Biographical Files, 1900-1986 and undated (8.50 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence and biographical materials such as clippings, programs, brochures, and photographs, of members of the ABA and other prominent people in the band world. This series is arranged in alphabetical order by last name of individual. Photographs have been photocopied; the copy is in the original folder and originals have been removed to Series 4.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ABA Members, undated series 1box 1folder 1
Alessandro, Victor, 1968 series 1box 1folder 2
Allen, Eugene W., Col., 1983-1985 series 1box 1folder 3
Arsers, John Mildrum & Family, 1959-1985 series 1box 1folder 4
Azzolina, Mark S., Major, 1962 series 1box 1folder 5
Babich, Arthur, 1960 series 1box 1folder 6
Bachman, Harold B. (1 of 2), 1962-1979 series 1box 1folder 7
Bachman, Harold B. (2 of 2), 1949-1971 series 1box 1folder 8
Bailey, Frank, 1958 series 1box 1folder 9
Bainum, Glenn Cliff, 1943-1984 series 1box 1folder 10
Band Directors, Misc., 1914-1949 series 1box 1folder 11
Barabesh, John H., undated series 1box 1folder 12
Barnes, Robert L., 1982-1984 series 1box 1folder 13
Barnhouse, Charles Lloyd & Family, 1947-1982 series 1box 1folder 14
Barone, Charles R., 1966 series 1box 1folder 15
Bartow, William "Billy" N., 1944-1950 series 1box 1folder 16
Beeler, Walter, 1973 series 1box 2folder 1
Beeston, John T., 1976 series 1box 2folder 2
Begian, Harry & Wentworth, Richard - [University of Ill. Press], 1971-1984 series 1box 2folder 3
Bell, William "Bill" J., 1971-1984 series 1box 2folder 4
Bellamah, Joe, 1971-1977 series 1box 2folder 5
Belli, Remo D., 1970 series 1box 2folder 6
Bellstedt, Herman & Erwin, 1951-1959 series 1box 2folder 7
Berdahl, James, 1970 series 1box 2folder 8
Berger, Dr. Kenneth W., 1964-1968 series 1box 2folder 9
Bergeim, Joseph, 1966-1967 series 1box 2folder 10
Bierly, Paul, 1974-1984 series 1box 2folder 11
Bierly, Robert, 1981 series 1box 2folder 12
Bird, Gordon, 1982 series 1box 2folder 13
Boulanger, Nadia, 1979 series 1box 2folder 14
Boundy, Martin, 1983-1984 series 1box 2folder 15
Bowles, Richard W., 1971-1974 series 1box 2folder 16
Boyer, James "Jim" F., 1934-1981 series 1box 2folder 17
Braathen, Sverre, 1957-1974 series 1box 2folder 18
Brandenburg, Arthur H., 1960-1985 series 1box 2folder 19
Brendler, Charles, Cmdr., 1954-1979 series 1box 2folder 20
Bridges, Glenn D., 1960-1974 series 1box 2folder 21
Bronson, Howard C., Col., 1943-1983 series 1box 2folder 22
Brown Brothers, 1975 series 1box 3folder 1
Brown, Otto, 1962 series 1box 3folder 2
Broyhill, Joel T., 1959 series 1box 3folder 3
Bruce, Ernie, 1967 series 1box 3folder 4
Buchtel, Forrest L., 1967 series 1box 3folder 5
Bueche, Gregory A., 1968-1978 series 1box 3folder 6
Burke, James, 1956-1982 series 1box 3folder 7
Busch, Carl, 1932-1978 series 1box 3folder 8
Buttleman, Clifford "Cliff" V., 1908-1976 series 1box 3folder 9
Buys, Peter, 1945-1964 series 1box 3folder 10
Bynum, Raymond T., Dr., 1967-1972 series 1box 3folder 11
Cailliet, Lucien, 1959-1978 series 1box 3folder 12
Callahan, Maurice M., 1971-1974 series 1box 3folder 13
Caneva, Ernest, 1962-1973 series 1box 3folder 14
Carey, Milburn, 1971 series 1box 3folder 15
Carpenter, Kenneth, 1958 series 1box 3folder 16
Carino, Laureano, Col., 1960-1979 series 1box 3folder 17
Carr, Mac E., 1963-1978 series 1box 3folder 18
Carr, Raymond Norman, 1965-1969 series 1box 3folder 19
Carter, T.M., undated series 1box 3folder 20
Cavender, George, 1972-1975 series 1box 3folder 21
Chambers, Paris, undated series 1box 3folder 22
Chaple, Bennett Sr., 1937 series 1box 3folder 23
Chenette, Clate, undated series 1box 3folder 24
Chenette, Ed & Family, 1960-1981 series 1box 3folder 25
Christensen, Carl "Christy", 1945-1965 series 1box 3folder 26
Christensen, Paul, 1960-1962 series 1box 3folder 27
Christiansen, James, 1970-1971 series 1box 3folder 28
Christiansen, N. W. "Wood", Dr., undated series 1box 3folder 29
Christianson, Bert, 1967 series 1box 4folder 1
Christopher, Rei, 1967-1978 series 1box 4folder 2
Church, Bowen R., 1923 series 1box 4folder 3
Cimera, Jaroslav "Jerry", 1953-1969 series 1box 4folder 4
Clarke, Harry F., 1924-1967 series 1box 4folder 5
Clarke, Herbert L., 1921-1977 series 1box 4folder 6
Cline, J. DeForest, 1944-1952 series 1box 4folder 7
Colasanto, Frank, 1924-1968 series 1box 4folder 8
Cole, William D., 1972-1977 series 1box 4folder 9
Collins, Omer E., 1962-1965 series 1box 4folder 10
Commanday, Robert, 1977 series 1box 4folder 11
Condy, Louis, 1913-1975 series 1box 4folder 12
Conway, Patrick, 1919 series 1box 4folder 13
Cook, Albert, 1924-1977 series 1box 4folder 14
Cooke, Harold R., 1962-1983 series 1box 4folder 15
Crane, William B., Jr., 1979 series 1box 4folder 16
Creatore, 1958 series 1box 4folder 17
Crist, Wilbur E., 1970 series 1box 4folder 18
Curry Family, undated series 1box 4folder 19
Dalby, Cleone & Family, 1969-1980 series 1box 4folder 20
D'Anna, Edward, 1949 series 1box 4folder 21
Darcy, Thomas F., Jr., 1944-1969 series 1box 4folder 22
Dean, Robert W., 1971-1978 series 1box 4folder 23
DeVilbiss, Ray T., 1968 series 1box 4folder 24
DeWhirst, H. Thomas - [House of David Band], 1927-1978 series 1box 4folder 25
DiNino, Vincent, 1966 series 1box 4folder 26
Dixon, James L., 1965-1966 series 1box 4folder 27
Doetzel, Frederick, Major, 1965-1966 series 1box 4folder 28
Dolan, John, undated series 1box 4folder 29
Dombourian, Peter, 1970 series 1box 4folder 30
Douglass, James M., 1960 series 1box 4folder 31
Downey, Dorothy M., 1981 series 1box 4folder 32
Drewes, Barry H., Captain, 1959 series 1box 4folder 33
Dunlop, James W., 1964 series 1box 4folder 34
Dunn, Richard, 1943 series 1box 4folder 35
Dvorak, Raymond F., 1944-1985 series 1box 5folder 1
Ebbs, Frederick C., 1972-1984 series 1box 5folder 2
Ecker, Keith, 1963 series 1box 5folder 3
Edgar, Dr. Alvin R., 1967-1976 series 1box 5folder 4
Eitel, Butler R., 1967-1980 series 1box 5folder 5
Emmons, L.J. "Cap", 1947-1962 series 1box 5folder 6
Erickson, Frank W., 1965 series 1box 5folder 7
Erwin, Paul, Dr., 1968-1976 series 1box 5folder 8
Evans, Merle, 1948-1982 series 1box 5folder 9
Evenson, Pattee, 1946 series 1box 5folder 10
Fabish, Tom, 1982 series 1box 5folder 11
Falcone, Leonard, 1964-1985 series 1box 5folder 12
Fanciulli, Francesco, 1979 series 1box 5folder 13
Farkas, Philip, 1979 series 1box 5folder 14
Fay, Jay W., 1966-1967 series 1box 5folder 15
Fennel, Frederick, 1977-1980 series 1box 5folder 16
Fillmore, Henry, 1943-1979 series 1box 5folder 17
Fink, Fred, 1967 series 1box 5folder 18
Fitchhorn, E.J., 1966-1968 series 1box 6folder 1
Fitzgerald, Bernard, 1956-1963 series 1box 6folder 2
Ford, Charles, 1973-1983 series 1box 6folder 3
Forstner, Joseph, 1959 series 1box 6folder 4
Foss, Ardeen J., 1968-1981 series 1box 6folder 5
Foster, Robert E., 1983 series 1box 6folder 6
Foster, William P., Dr. (1 of 2), 1966-1985 series 1box 6folder 7
Foster, William P., Dr. (2 of 2), 1967-1985 series 1box 6folder 8
Francis, Bertram W., undated series 1box 6folder 9
Frey, George O., 1945-1949 series 1box 6folder 10
Frizane, Daniel, Dr., 1983-1985 series 1box 6folder 11
Gabriel, Arnald, Col., 1964-1984 series 1box 6folder 12
Gagnier, J.J., Captain, undated series 1box 6folder 13
Gayfer, James McD., 1966 series 1box 6folder 14
Gehrkens, Karl W., 1975 series 1box 6folder 15
Gibson, Hal J., 1970 series 1box 6folder 16
Gilmore, Patrick S., 1934-1980 series 1box 6folder 17
Gish, Albert R. "Al", 1916-1983 series 1box 6folder 18
Goldman, Edwin Franko, 1944-1984 series 1box 6folder 19
Goldman, Richard Franko, 1949-1968 series 1box 6folder 20
Goranson, Arthur R., 1968 series 1box 6folder 21
Gordon, Edgar B., undated series 1box 6folder 22
Grabel, Victor, 1945-1973 series 1box 7folder 1
Graham, Lowell E., Capt., 1983-1985 series 1box 7folder 2
Graham, Otto Sr., 1960-1970 series 1box 7folder 3
Green, William B. "Bill", Dr., 1971-1978 series 1box 7folder 4
Greenleaf, Carl Diamond, 1948-1959 series 1box 7folder 5
Griffith, Sidney, 1944-1952 series 1box 7folder 6
Grofe, Ferde, 1953-1972 series 1box 7folder 7
Gustat, Peter J., 1945 series 1box 7folder 8
Habenicht, H.E., 1971 series 1box 7folder 9
Hamblen, Dave, 1968-1977 series 1box 7folder 10
Hannah, Wally, 1954-1968 series 1box 7folder 11
Hanson, Howard, 1981 series 1box 7folder 12
Harding, Albert Austin, Dr. - see also Mark Hindsley, 1920-1960 series 1box 7folder 13
Harn, Edward T. - ["School Band of America"], 1960-1962 series 1box 7folder 14
Harper, James "Jim", Dr., 1945-1982 series 1box 7folder 15
Harpham, Dale, 1969-1976 series 1box 8folder 1
Harrell, Arthur G., 1955-1972 series 1box 8folder 2
Harris, Dale, 1980 series 1box 8folder 3
Hawkes, Geoffrey, 1944-1961 series 1box 8folder 4
Hawkins, Robert, 1964-1983 series 1box 8folder 5
Haynes, Arthur S., 1920-1981 series 1box 8folder 6
Hayward, Richard "Dick", Captain, 1943-1961 series 1box 8folder 7
Heeter, Eugene F., 1962 series 1box 8folder 8
Henderson, John D., 1966-1968 series 1box 8folder 9
Heneger, Russell, 1948-1968 series 1box 8folder 10
Heney, Edward, 1968-1982 series 1box 8folder 11
Heney, John, 1931-1974 series 1box 8folder 12
Herbert, James W., 1976 series 1box 8folder 13
Hickernell, Ross, 1936-1942 series 1box 8folder 14
Hillyer, Harold L., 1968 series 1box 8folder 15
Hindsley, Mark, 1963-1983 series 1box 8folder 16
Hoe, Robert A., Jr., 1970-1979 series 1box 8folder 17
Holvik, Karl M., Dr., 1960-1975 series 1box 8folder 18
House of David Band - see DeWhirst, H. Thomas, missing series 1box 8folder 19
Houseknecht, Bruce, 1974 series 1box 8folder 20
Howard, George S., Col., 1960-1984 series 1box 8folder 21
Hughes, David, 1949 series 1box 8folder 22
Hunt, Cliff O., Lt. Col., 1970 series 1box 8folder 23
Hunt, Norman J., 1968 series 1box 8folder 24
Hurt, George E., 1947 series 1box 8folder 25
Hyde, Victor, undated series 1box 8folder 26
Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School - see Overbeay, D.W., undated series 1box 8folder 27
Ingraham, Osman, 1922-1982 series 1box 8folder 28
Innes, Frederick Neil, 1956-1958 series 1box 8folder 29
Ireland, A.T., 1967-1970 series 1box 8folder 30
Irons, Earl D., Col., 1944-1985 series 1box 8folder 31
Ives, Albert, 1954-1974 series 1box 8folder 32
Jackson, Gus. E., 1967-1968 series 1box 9folder 1
Jacobi, Roger, 1979-1980 series 1box 9folder 2
Jacobsen, James A., 1981 series 1box 9folder 3
Jenson, Lloyd S., 1981 series 1box 9folder 4
Jewell, Fred, 1977-1980 series 1box 9folder 5
Johnson, Miles H., 1968 series 1box 9folder 6
Johnston, Lawrence B. "Larry", 1971-1973 series 1box 9folder 7
Jones, Bruce, 1969 series 1box 9folder 8
Julian, W.J., 1978 series 1box 9folder 9
Kane, Robert, 1965 series 1box 9folder 10
Kelly, Merle I., 1962-1973 series 1box 9folder 11
Kendal, John C., 1955-1969 series 1box 9folder 12
Kerr, James L., 1970 series 1box 9folder 13
Kiel, Wisconsin Municipal Band - see Theisson, Edgar P., missing series 1box 9folder 14
Kilties Band - see Macdonald, Murdock J., missing series 1box 9folder 15
King, Karl L. (1 of 2), 1958-1975 series 1box 9folder 16
King, Karl L. (2 of 2), missing series 1box 9folder 17
Kjelstrom, Elmer - see Lammers, Hyrum, scrapbook, missing series 1box 9folder 18
Kjos, Neil, 1964-1983 series 1box 9folder 19
Kleffman, Ervin H., 1964-1965 series 1box 9folder 20
Kline, Jack T., Lt. Col. J, 1977 series 1box 9folder 21
Knecht, Al, 1949 series 1box 9folder 22
Knuppel, William, 1927, 1969 series 1box 9folder 23
Kooyman, Simon, 1940-1968 series 1box 9folder 24
Korbel, Clarence J., 1953-1980 series 1box 9folder 25
Kraushaar, Otto, 1960-1975 series 1box 9folder 26
Kreider, Franklin C., 1965, 1982 series 1box 9folder 27
Kruth, Ed, 1983 series 1box 9folder 28
Kucinski, Leo, 1944, 1952 series 1box 9folder 29
Kurtz, Samuel, 1964 series 1box 9folder 30
LaBarre, Eugene "Gene", 1950-1980 series 1box 10folder 1
Lammers, Hyrum, 1926-1965 series 1box 10folder 2
Lammers, Hyrum - Lammers/Kjelstrom scrapbook, 1926-1940 series 1box 10folder 3
LaMonaca, Caesar (1 of 3), 1970-1981 series 1box 10folder 4
LaMonaca, Caesar (2 of 3), 1970-1981 series 1box 10folder 5
LaMonaca, Caesar (3 of 3), 1970-1981 series 1box 10folder 6
Landers, George W., Major, 1900-1970 series 1box 10folder 7
Larkin, Curtis, 1946-1959 series 1box 10folder 8
Lasky, Jesse, 1951-1982 series 1box 10folder 9
Latey, Keith P., undated series 1box 10folder 10
Lavalle, Paul, 1963 series 1box 10folder 11
Lazare, Michael J., 1976 series 1box 10folder 12
Leach, Robert V. "Bob", 1969-1983 series 1box 10folder 13
Lee, Jack, 1964 series 1box 10folder 14
Lee, Robert E., 1976 series 1box 10folder 15
Leeper, Ross A., 1977 series 1box 10folder 16
Leeson, Cecil, 1970 series 1box 10folder 17
Lefter, Joseph, undated series 1box 10folder 18
Leick, Mabel, undated series 1box 10folder 19
Leidzen, Erik, 1958-1963 series 1box 11folder 1
Lentz, Donald, 1973 series 1box 11folder 2
Lesinsky, Adam P., 1960-1985 series 1box 11folder 3
Lhotak, Ferdinand R., Major, 1945-1979 series 1box 11folder 4
Liberati, E.A., 1906 series 1box 11folder 5
Loboda, Samuel R., Col., 1961-1976 series 1box 11folder 6
Lockhart, Lee, 1965-1984 series 1box 11folder 7
Loney, Andrew G., 1967-1982 series 1box 11folder 8
Lowry, Bob, 1959 series 1box 11folder 9
Ludwig, Carl F. W., 1971 series 1box 11folder 10
Ludwig, William Sr. & Jr., 1947-1978 series 1box 11folder 11
Macdonald, Murdock J. - [Kilties Band], 1968-1969 series 1box 11folder 12
McAdow, Maurice, 1972 series 1box 11folder 13
McAllister Family, 1925-1981 series 1box 11folder 14
McAllisters - "The Fabulous McAllisters", 1938-1976 series 1box 11folder 15
McCall, Fred Jr., 1965-1977 series 1box 11folder 16
McCracken, Everette, 1965-1973 series 1box 12folder 1
McDonald, Lt. Comdr. J. D., 1956 series 1box 12folder 2
McFall, Benjamin George, 1974 series 1box 12folder 3
McGinnis, Donald E., Dr., 1978 series 1box 12folder 4
McGrann, Frank, 1944-1952 series 1box 12folder 5
McHenry, Craig, 1973 series 1box 12folder 6
McKenna, James B. "Mac", 1960 series 1box 12folder 7
McMillen, Hugh, 1958-1975 series 1box 12folder 8
Madden, Dick, 1964-1984 series 1box 12folder 9
Maddy, Joseph "Joe", 1954-1967 series 1box 12folder 10
Mader, Carl, undated series 1box 12folder 11
Mahan, Jack, 1974-1984 series 1box 12folder 12
Mahdi, M. De S., undated series 1box 12folder 13
Makovsky, Bohumil, 1939-1969 series 1box 12folder 14
MaLette, Harry L., undated series 1box 12folder 15
Malin, Donald F., 1982 series 1box 12folder 16
Malone, Verne, 1951-1984 series 1box 12folder 17
Mancini, Frank [Biographical papers of Frank Mancini have been removed to the Frank Mancini Papers], undated series 1box 12folder 18
Mantia, Simone, 1944-1952 series 1box 12folder 19
Mark, Michael, 1976 series 1box 12folder 20
Masters, Edward L., undated series 1box 12folder 21
Mays, Bernie, 1962 series 1box 12folder 22
Mear, Eddie, 1944-1971 series 1box 12folder 23
Melichar, James A., 1949-1973 series 1box 12folder 24
Meloy, G. S., Major General, 1958 series 1box 12folder 25
Meltzer, Edward, 1937 series 1box 12folder 26
Mendez, Rafael, 1959-1981 series 1box 12folder 27
Meyers, Albertus L., 1955-1979 series 1box 13folder 1
Michalski, Stanley F., Jr., 1976-1981 series 1box 13folder 2
Michelsen, Peter J., undated series 1box 13folder 3
Miessner, Otto, 1940-1965 series 1box 13folder 4
Miller, A. L., undated series 1box 13folder 5
Minelli, Charles, 1967-1984 series 1box 13folder 6
Mitchell, Anthony A., Lt. Comm., 1968 series 1box 13folder 7
Mitchell, Gilbert, 1964-1984 series 1box 13folder 8
Moehlman, Roland L., 1963-1972 series 1box 13folder 9
Moogk, F.C., 1976 series 1box 13folder 10
Moore, Donald I., 1967 series 1box 13folder 11
Moore, Ernest C., 1944-1959 series 1box 13folder 12
Moore, Kenneth R., 1981 series 1box 13folder 13
Morgan, Russell V., 1952 series 1box 13folder 14
Morris, Alexander Cecil, Lt., 1951 series 1box 13folder 15
Moses, Everett Allyn, 1944-1966 series 1box 13folder 16
Muller, Robert, 1956 series 1box 13folder 17
Murray, Ralph, 1973 series 1box 13folder 18
Neilson, James "Jim", undated series 1box 13folder 19
Nigro, Harry H., 1962 series 1box 13folder 20
Noble, Clyde, 1964 series 1box 13folder 21
Noble, Weston, 1964-1971 series 1box 13folder 22
Norton, William Wellington, 1955-1956 series 1box 13folder 23
O'Brien, Robert, 1977 series 1box 13folder 24
O'Neill, Charles, Dr., 1945-1978 series 1box 13folder 25
Ostwald, Adolph, 1969-1977 series 1box 13folder 26
Overbeay, D.W. - [Iowa Braille & Sight Saving School], 1959 series 1box 13folder 27
"Over-Sixty" Band - see Zarnott, Otto, undated series 1box 13folder 28
Parker, Charles, 1982 series 1box 13folder 29
Patrick, George W., 1937-1965 series 1box 13folder 30
Payne, Charles Joseph, 1968-1976 series 1box 13folder 31
Paynter, John, 1979 series 1box 13folder 32
Pechin, Ernest F., 1921 series 1box 13folder 33
Peck, Thomas, 1984 series 1box 13folder 34
Perkins, Jim, 1984 series 1box 13folder 35
Pfohl, James Christian, 1978 series 1box 13folder 36
Phillips, Harvey, 1982 series 1box 13folder 37
Piersol, Frank & Family, 1973-1984 series 1box 13folder 38
Ployhar, James D., 1980 series 1box 13folder 39
Pottag, Max, 1943-1978 series 1box 13folder 40
Pounder, Theodore "Ted", undated series 1box 13folder 41
Prescott, Gerald R., undated series 1box 13folder 42
Puffenberger, Emil W., 1970 series 1box 13folder 43
Randall, Gregg, 1964 series 1box 14folder 1
Rascher, Sigurd, 1958-1977 series 1box 14folder 2
Reimer, LaVerne R., 1968 series 1box 14folder 3
Resta, Francis E., 1954 series 1box 14folder 4
Reynolds, Chess, 1958 series 1box 14folder 5
Reynolds, H. Robert, 1969-1974 series 1box 14folder 6
Reynolds, Jimmie H., 1984 series 1box 14folder 7
Rhoads, William E., 1976 series 1box 14folder 8
Richards, J.J., 1945-1974 series 1box 14folder 9
Roberts, John T., 1973-1978 series 1box 14folder 10
Robertson, A. L. "Al", 1965-1967 series 1box 14folder 11
Rohner, Traugott, 1960-1982 series 1box 14folder 12
Rohr, Arthur W., 1976 series 1box 14folder 13
Rosevear, Robert A., 1969-1978 series 1box 14folder 14
Rush, Ralph E., 1965 series 1box 14folder 15
Ryan, Winston D., 1959 series 1box 14folder 16
Saied, James G., 1971 series 1box 14folder 17
Samuel, Lowell D., 1985 series 1box 14folder 18
Sandefer, Gib, 1960-1974 series 1box 14folder 19
Santelmann, William, Lt. Col. (1 of 2), 1966-1984 series 1box 14folder 20
Santelmann, William, Lt. Col. (2 of 2), 1951-1972 series 1box 14folder 21
Sawhill, Clarence, 1949-1982 series 1box 14folder 22
Schaefer, August H. "Gus", 1945-1968 series 1box 14folder 23
Schoepper, Albert, Col., undated series 1box 14folder 24
School Band of America - see Harn, Edward T., missing series 1box 14folder 25
Schueler, William P., 1964-1978 series 1box 14folder 26
Schulte, Frederick F., 1966 series 1box 14folder 27
Scotch Highlanders - see MacDonald, Murdock T., missing series 1box 14folder 28
Severinsen, Carl "Doc", 1981 series 1box 14folder 29
Shaffer, Buck, 1969 series 1box 14folder 30
Shaffer, John H., 1977 series 1box 14folder 31
Shepard, Wesley, 1937 series 1box 14folder 32
Shepherd, Robert L., 1967 series 1box 14folder 33
Simon, Frank, 1947-1971 series 1box 14folder 34
Skinner, Lyle, 1967 series 1box 14folder 35
Skornicka, Joe, 1964-1972 series 1box 14folder 36
Slocum, Earl, Dr., 1962-1977 series 1box 14folder 37
Smith, Claude B., 1958-1970 series 1box 15folder 1
Smith, Clay, 1959 series 1box 15folder 2
Smith, L. E. "Dick", 1968 series 1box 15folder 3
Smith, Leonard B., 1964 series 1box 15folder 4
Smith, Norman E., 1980-1984 series 1box 15folder 5
Smith, Sandy S., undated series 1box 15folder 6
Snider, Jack R., 1977 series 1box 15folder 7
Sousa, John Phillip (1 of 2), 1922-1982 series 1box 15folder 8
Sousa, John Phillip (2 of 2), 1919-1980 series 1box 15folder 9
Sperati, Carlo A., Dr., 1945 series 1box 15folder 10
Sperry, Gale L., 1963-1974 series 1box 15folder 11
Stacy, King, undated series 1box 15folder 12
Stewart, Carleton L., 1944-1986 series 1box 15folder 13
Stewart, William L., 1960-1961 series 1box 15folder 14
Strange, Richard E., Dr., 1983-1985 series 1box 15folder 15
Strong, Marvin, 1964 series 1box 15folder 16
Swartley, Lloyd, 1964-1975 series 1box 15folder 17
Sweet, Albert, 1929 series 1box 15folder 18
Teta, Anthony R., Capt., 1968-1969 series 1box 15folder 19
Thaviu, Alexander Feiman, 1977 series 1box 15folder 20
Thayer, Lynn W., 1972-1979 series 1box 15folder 21
Thiele, Charles F., 1984 series 1box 15folder 22
Theissen, Edgar P., Dr., 1966-1983 series 1box 15folder 23
Theissen, Edgar P., Dr. - [Kiel, Wisconsin Municipal Band], 1978 series 1box 15folder 24
Thompson, Arthur, 1919-1968 series 1box 16folder 1
Thurmond, James, 1973 series 1box 16folder 2
Timmel, Rudolph "Rudy", 1983-1984 series 1box 16folder 3
Todenhoft, Norman, 1976 series 1box 16folder 4
Townsend, Richard "Dick", 1970-1979 series 1box 16folder 5
Treloar, Sam H., 1940-1973 series 1box 16folder 6
Tremaine, Charles Milton, 1926-1969 series 1box 16folder 7
Trutner, Herman Jr., 1956-1960 series 1box 16folder 8
Tuttle, Coloston R., 1918-1966 series 1box 16folder 9
Ulmer, Karl L., 1967 series 1box 16folder 10
University of Illinois Press - see Begian, Harry, missing series 1box 16folder 11
Utgaard, Merton, 1976 series 1box 16folder 12
Vagner, Robert, 1964 series 1box 16folder 13
Vallee, Rudy, 1986 series 1box 16folder 14
Van Bodergraven, Paul, 1964-1967 series 1box 16folder 15
Vandercook, Hale A., 1945-1974 series 1box 16folder 16
Verran, William T., 1964 series 1box 16folder 17
Verweire, John L., 1944-1946 series 1box 16folder 18
Volkwein, Walter, 1962 series 1box 16folder 19
Wainwright, Mrs. Jack W. (1 of 3), 1923-1974 series 1box 16folder 20
Wainwright, Mrs. Jack W. (2 of 3), 1929-1969 series 1box 16folder 21
Wainwright, Mrs. Jack W. (3 of 3), 1978 series 1box 16folder 22
Walker, Vesey, 1963-1977 series 1box 17folder 1
Waln, George E., 1947-1985 series 1box 17folder 2
Warren, Hubert S., undated series 1box 17folder 3
Watson, R.B. "Scrubby", 1963-1983 series 1box 17folder 4
Watters, Lorraine E., 1964-1985 series 1box 17folder 5
Wentworth, Richard, undated series 1box 17folder 6
Wersen, Louis, 1938-1968 series 1box 17folder 7
White, William C., 1964 series 1box 17folder 8
Whiting, Chester E., Col., 1960-19781 series 1box 17folder 9
Whitwell, David, Dr., 1979-1981 series 1box 17folder 10
Wige, Mrs. Ralph, 1948 series 1box 17folder 11
Wilder, R. L., 1958 series 1box 17folder 12
Wiley, Dewey O. & Family, 1944-1983 series 1box 17folder 13
Williams, Arthur, 1969 series 1box 17folder 14
Williams, Ernest, 1947-1981 series 1box 17folder 15
Williams, James Clifton, 1976 series 1box 17folder 16
Willis, O'Dell, undated series 1box 17folder 17
Wilson, George C., 1964-1985 series 1box 17folder 18
Winkler, Max, 1947 series 1box 17folder 19
Wise, Ray, 1958-1959 series 1box 17folder 20
Wright, Al G, 1967-1985 series 1box 17folder 21
Yamaguchi, Tsunemitsu, undated series 1box 17folder 22
Yesulaitis, John F., 1962-1975 series 1box 17folder 23
Yoder, Paul, 1959-1968 series 1box 17folder 24
Zarnott, Otto - ["Over-Sixty" Band], 1962-1969 series 1box 17folder 25
Zealley, Alfred E., 1956 series 1box 17folder 26
Zimmerman, Alex, 1958-1964 series 1box 17folder 27
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1975 series 1box 17folder 28
Zimmerman, John S. M., Capt., 1944-1946 series 1box 17folder 29
Zoeller, Otto, 1965 series 1box 17folder 30

Series 2: Subject Files, 1916-1986 and undated (4.50 linear feet)

This series contains various subject files compiled during Samss lifetime of research of the history of the band movement. Some of the topic covered in these files relate to topics covered in Sams The History of School Bands. The subject files cover individual bands as well as topics related to bands and other aspects of the music industry. Sams original order and folder titles where maintained except in instances where more clarity was needed (such as multiple folders with the same title). This series is divided into five groups: Band Topics, Bands by Type and Origin, Military Bands, Music Industry Topics, and Dealers and Manufacturers. The files in each group are arranged alphabetically by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Band Topics -- Advocacy: Letters & Articles, 1960-1969 series 2box 18folder 1
Band Topics -- Band History Notes, 1967-1971 series 2box 18folder 2
Band Topics -- Clinics - Programs from Clinics, 1962-1980 series 2box 18folder 3
Band Topics -- Clippings: Band History, 1960-1975 series 2box 18folder 4
Band Topics -- Clippings: general (1 of 2), 1947-1980 series 2box 18folder 5
Band Topics -- Clippings: general (2 of 2), 1961-1965 series 2box 18folder 6
Band Topics -- Contests: origins, 1969-1972 series 2box 19folder 1
Band Topics -- Contests: School Bands, 1923-1967 series 2box 19folder 2
Band Topics -- Criticisms, 1953-1979 series 2box 19folder 3
Band Topics -- Early Bands in America: Establishment (1 of 2), 1931-1972 series 2box 19folder 4
Band Topics -- Early Bands in America: Establishment (2 of 2), 1947-1976 series 2box 19folder 5
Band Topics -- Eastern States Exposition, 1951 series 2box 19folder 6
Band Topics -- Events: Unusual and Important, 1967, 1974 series 2box 19folder 7
Band Topics -- Festivals, 1928-1967 series 2box 19folder 8
Band Topics -- Future of Music Education, 1959-1983 series 2box 19folder 9
Band Topics -- Higher Education: Band Schools, 1950-1981 series 2box 19folder 10
Band Topics -- Higher Education: Directories, 1974-1983 series 2box 19folder 11
Band Topics -- Higher Education: Universities and Conservatories - History (1 of 2), 1965-1977 series 2box 19folder 12
Band Topics -- Higher Education: Universities and Conservatories - History (2 of 2), 1967-1983 series 2box 19folder 13
Band Topics -- High School Bands, 1936, 1951 series 2box 19folder 14
Band Topics -- Instruments: History, 1961 series 2box 19folder 15
Band Topics -- Interesting, if true?, 1972 series 2box 20folder 1
Band Topics -- Magazines, 1916-1983 series 2box 20folder 2
Band Topics -- Magazines: Music Educators Journal, 1964-1968 series 2box 20folder 3
Band Topics -- Prominent American Band Directors, undated series 2box 20folder 4
Band Topics -- Recordings-lists of recordings, 1969-1979 series 2box 20folder 5
Band Topics -- Recordings: Sousa Conducted, 1962-1972 series 2box 20folder 6
Band Topics -- School Bands: Commentary, 1927-1982 series 2box 20folder 7
Band Topics -- School Bands: Contests and Firsts, 1962-1972 series 2box 20folder 8
Band Topics -- School Bands: Firsts, 1949-1967 series 2box 20folder 9
Band Topics -- School Bands: MENC (1 of 2), 1956-1969 series 2box 20folder 10
Band Topics -- School Bands: MENC (2 of 2), 1956-1983 series 2box 20folder 11
Band Topics -- School Bands: Use of Professional Musicians, 1965-1968 series 2box 20folder 12
Band Topics -- School Bands: Reflections, 1978-1983 series 2box 20folder 13
Band Topics -- Star-Spangled Banner, 1962-1976 series 2box 20folder 14
Band Topics -- Summer Camps: Directories, 1946-1982 series 2box 20folder 15
Band Topics -- Summer Camps: General, 1934-1976 series 2box 20folder 16
Band Topics -- Veterans of All Wars, 1977 series 2box 21folder 1
Band Topics -- Women Band Directors, 1967-1981 series 2box 21folder 2
Bands by Type and Origin -- Big Bands, 1965-1985 series 2box 21folder 3
Bands by Type and Origin -- Boys Bands, 1926-1977 series 2box 21folder 4
Bands by Type and Origin -- California Bands, 1924-1970 series 2box 21folder 5
Bands by Type and Origin -- Canadian Bands, 1941-1965 series 2box 21folder 6
Bands by Type and Origin -- Chautauqua Bands, 1959-1985 series 2box 21folder 7
Bands by Type and Origin -- Circus Bands, 1965-1984 series 2box 21folder 8
Bands by Type and Origin -- Circus Bands: Circus World Museum (correspondence w/ Paul Luckey), 1963-1969 series 2box 21folder 9
Bands by Type and Origin -- Foreign Bands, 1931-1972 series 2box 21folder 10
Bands by Type and Origin -- Fraternal Bands, 1973-1985 series 2box 22folder 1
Bands by Type and Origin -- Industrial Bands, 1948-1979 series 2box 22folder 2
Bands by Type and Origin -- Italian Bands, undated series 2box 22folder 3
Bands by Type and Origin -- Jazz Bands (Blues), 1970-1985 series 2box 22folder 4
Bands by Type and Origin -- Municipal Bands (1 of 2), 1964-1971 16 series 2box 22folder 5
Bands by Type and Origin -- Municipal Bands (2 of 2), 1965-1981 series 2box 22folder 6
Bands by Type and Origin -- Municipal Bands: Early Day (1 of 2), 1959-1979 series 2box 22folder 7
Bands by Type and Origin -- Municipal Bands: Early Day (2 of 2), 1936-1969 series 2box 22folder 8
Bands by Type and Origin -- Negro Bands and Directors, 1957-1975 series 2box 23folder 1
Bands by Type and Origin -- Park Bands, 1961-1975 series 2box 23folder 2
Bands by Type and Origin -- Prison Bands, 1964-1982 series 2box 23folder 3
Bands by Type and Origin -- Ragtime Bands, 1983 series 2box 23folder 4
Bands by Type and Origin -- Rock Bands, 1970-1986 series 2box 23folder 5
Bands by Type and Origin -- Salvation Army Bands, 1972-1985 series 2box 23folder 6
Bands by Type and Origin -- Stage Bands, 1966-1979 series 2box 23folder 7
Bands by Type and Origin -- Unique and Unusual Bands, 1960-1980 series 2box 23folder 8
Military Bands -- Air Force, 1963-1983 series 2box 23folder 9
Military Bands -- American Legions Band, 1973-1980 series 2box 23folder 10
Military Bands -- Armed Forces Band, 1951, 1974 series 2box 23folder 11
Military Bands -- Army Band, 1962-1985 series 2box 23folder 12
Military Bands -- Army Field Band, 1949-1977 series 2box 23folder 13
Military Bands -- Civil War Bands, 1965, 1981 series 2box 23folder 14
Military Bands -- Marine Band (1 of 4), 1959-1982 series 2box 24folder 1
Military Bands -- Marine Band (2 of 4), 1938-1963 series 2box 24folder 2
Military Bands -- Marine Band (3 of 4), 1959-1972 series 2box 24folder 3
Military Bands -- Marine Band (4 of 4), 1949-1973 series 2box 24folder 4
Military Bands -- Military Academy Bands, 1970 series 2box 24folder 5
Military Bands -- Military Bands: General Information, 1925-1969 series 2box 24folder 6
Military Bands -- Navy Band (1 of 2), 1960-1979 series 2box 25folder 1
Military Bands -- Navy Band (2 of 2), 1964-19763 series 2box 25folder 2
Military Bands -- Women's Military Bands, 1971 series 2box 25folder 3
Music Industry Topics -- Code of Ethics, 1957-1962 series 2box 25folder 4
Music Industry Topics -- Dealers: History of School Band Sales, 1924-1984 series 2box 25folder 5
Music Industry Topics -- Instrument Manufacturers: Early Day, 1968 series 2box 25folder 6
Music Industry Topics -- Instruments Manufacturers: History, 1968-1984 series 2box 25folder 7
Music Industry Topics -- Music Trade Data, 1964-1976 series 2box 25folder 8
Music Industry Topics -- Prestolog, undated series 2box 25folder 9
Music Industry Topics -- Progress of Music Industry, 1965-1983 series 2box 25folder 10
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Armstrong, W.T., Co., 1969 series 2box 25folder 11
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Artley, D. & J., Inc., 1957-1971 series 2box 25folder 12
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Bach, Vincent, Corp., 1949, 1975 series 2box 25folder 13
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Blessing Band Instrument Co., 1965 series 2box 25folder 14
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Buescher Band Instrument Co., 1955-1974 series 2box 25folder 15
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Chicago Musical Instrument Co., 1963-1969 series 2box 25folder 16
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Conn, C.G., Ltd., 1931-1984 series 2box 26folder 1
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Deford, E.L., (flutes), 1972 series 2box 26folder 2
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Fischer, Carl Musical Instrument Co. (York), 1971 series 2box 26folder 3
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Gemeinhardt Co., Inc, - Daniel J. Henkin, Inc., 1965-1970 series 2box 26folder 4
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Getzen Company, 1957-1985 series 2box 26folder 5
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Holton, Frank, and Co. (Leblanc), 1964-1975 series 2box 26folder 6
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Leblanc, G., Inc., 1963-1971 series 2box 26folder 7
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Lesher Woodwind Co., Inc., 1953-1967 series 2box 26folder 8
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Linton Manufacturing Co., Inc., 1963-1968 series 2box 26folder 9
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Ludwig Drum Co., 1960-1969 series 2box 26folder 10
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Macmillan, Inc., 1968-1969 series 2box 26folder 11
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Martin Band Instrument Co., 1965-1975 series 2box 26folder 12
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Pedler Co., Elkhart, Ind., 1967 series 2box 26folder 13
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Richards Music Corporation, 1961-1965 series 2box 26folder 14
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Selmer, H. & A., Inc., 1945-1970 series 2box 26folder 15
Dealers and Manufacturers -- White, H. N. Company (King), 1957-1969 series 2box 26folder 16
Dealers and Manufacturers -- Wurlitzer Co., 1965-1969 series 2box 26folder 17
Dealers and Manufacturers -- York Band Instrument Co., 1965-1966 series 2box 26folder 18

Series 3: Professional Activities, 1910-1986 and undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, biographical materials, photographs, and other materials documenting Samss involvement in the music industry and his activities with the ABA and other professional associations. This series is divided into five subseries.

Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1947-1982 and undated (7 folders)

This subseries contains business and personal correspondence between Sams and colleagues in the music industry. The correspondence in this subseries was originally in one folder but has been arranged into several folders, divided by topic, to increase accessibility.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Business Correspondence, 1952-1980series 3.1box 27folder 1
Congratulatory Letters on Sams's Transfers, 1947series 3.1box 27folder 2
Congratulatory Letters on Sams's Promotion to Buescher President, 1955-1958series 3.1box 27folder 3
Lynn Sams Retirement, 1947-1962series 3.1box 27folder 4
Correspondence with Paul Bierley, 1979-1982series 3.1box 27folder 5
Correspondence with Sam Snead, 1961series 3.1box 27folder 6
Samss Personal Letters and Gifts, 1958-1982series 3.1box 27folder 7

Subseries 3.2: Writings by and about Lynn Sams, 1930-1984 and undated (7 folders)

This subseries contains articles about ABA and band topics by and articles and clippings about Lynn Sams.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Articles by Lynn Sams, 1962-1966series 3.2box 27folder 8
ABA Band Criticism, 1970series 3.2box 27folder 9
ABA History -- Correspondence, 1973-1974series 3.2box 27folder 10
ABA History -- Early History and 1st Convention, 1930-1973series 3.2box 27folder 11
Writings about Lynn Sams, missingseries 3.2box 27folder 12
Quotes about Lynn Sams, 1957-1984series 3.2box 27folder 13
Newspaper Articles about Sams, 1959series 3.2box 27folder 14

Subseries 3.3: Association Activities, 1910-1986 and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries contains correspondence, programs, and clippings relating to Sams involvement with various music professional organizations.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Adult Music Education/CBDNA Project, 1957-1968series 3.3box 28folder 1
American Music Conference, 1957-1970series 3.3box 28folder 2
American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), 1955-1976series 3.3box 28folder 3
College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), 1965-1986series 3.3box 28folder 4
Committee on Instrumental Affairs, 1971series 3.3box 28folder 5
Midwest Band Clinic, 1961series 3.3box 28folder 6
MENC, 1962-1972series 3.3box 28folder 7
Music Industry Council, 1964-1974series 3.3box 28folder 8
Music Organizations Directory, 1972-1982series 3.3box 28folder 9
National Association of Band Instrument Manufacturers, 1923-1962series 3.3box 28folder 10
National Association of Music Merchants, 1947-1976series 3.3box 29folder 1
National Band Association, 1961-1979series 3.3box 29folder 2
National Catholic Bandmasters Association, 1968-1975series 3.3box 29folder 3
National Education Association (NEA), 1972series 3.3box 29folder 4
National Interscholastic Music Activities Commission (NIMAC- once NSBOVA), 1967-1969series 3.3box 29folder 5
National School Band Association, 1910-1984series 3.3box 29folder 6
National School Orchestra Association (NSOA), 1971series 3.3box 29folder 7
North American Band Directors Coordinating Committee, 1968series 3.3box 29folder 8
State Band Associations, 1944-1977series 3.3box 29folder 9

Subseries 3.4: Special Projects, 1932-1985 and undated (1.00 linear foot)

This subseries contains materials related to special projects that Sams participated in including the Project to get John Philip Sousa elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Brass Band Project (American) (see Salvation Army Bands), 1960-1968 1series 3.4box 29folder 10
Buescher, 1958-1963series 3.4box 29folder 11
Buescher - Publicity Releases, 1948-1963series 3.4box 29folder 12
Conn Sales Projects, 1945-1960series 3.4box 30folder 1
Excise Tax Repeal, 1957-1965series 3.4box 30folder 2
Federal Excise Tax Appeal, 1963-1965series 3.4box 30folder 3
Dr. Edwin Franko Goldman Day, 1956-1961series 3.4box 30folder 4
Goldman Citation, 1984-1985series 3.4box 30folder 5
Goldman, Edwin Franko & Sams, Lynn 1955 Trip (1 of 4), 1954-1955series 3.4box 30folder 6
Goldman, Edwin Franko & Sams, Lynn 1955 Trip (2 of 4), 1953-1955series 3.4box 30folder 7
Goldman, Edwin Franko & Sams, Lynn 1955 Trip (3 of 4), 1945-1955series 3.4box 30folder 8
Goldman, Edwin Franko & Sams, Lynn 1955 Trip (4 of 4), 1953-1955series 3.4box 30folder 9
Music Education Projects, 1955-1962series 3.4box 30folder 10
National Honorary Band - ABA, 1958-1980series 3.4box 31folder 1
Sousa Hall of Fame: Letters Supporting His Election (1 of 3), 1972-1973series 3.4box 31folder 2
Sousa Hall of Fame: Letters Supporting His Election (2 of 3), 1972-1974series 3.4box 31folder 3
Sousa Hall of Fame: Letters Supporting His Election (3 of 3), 1972-1973series 3.4box 31folder 4
Sousa Hall of Fame: Nomination Brochures, undatedseries 3.4box 31folder 5
Sousa Hall of Fame Committee (1 of 2), 1969-1974series 3.4box 31folder 6
Sousa Hall of Fame Committee (2 of 2), 1970-1972series 3.4box 31folder 7
Sousa Enshrinement (Ray Dvorak) (1 of 2), 1932-1977series 3.4box 31folder 8
Sousa Enshrinement (Ray Dvorak) (2 of 2), 1973-1975series 3.4box 31folder 9
Sousa Memorial and Honorary Band Project (1 of 2), 1956-1973series 3.4box 31folder 10
Sousa Memorial and Honorary Band Project (2 of 2), 1957-1967series 3.4box 32folder 1

Subseries 3.5: American Bandmasters Association (ABA), 1940-1985 and undated (.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials related to Sams activities with the American Bandmasters Association.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Associate Members Procedure, 1961-1973series 3.5box 32folder 2
Bulletins, 1940-1972series 3.5box 32folder 3
History/Gerardi Thesis on Karl King, 1974-1977series 3.5box 32folder 4
Membership Directory, 1984-1985series 3.5box 32folder 5
Membership History - "Lest We Forget", 1975series 3.5box 32folder 6
Membership Lists for the following years, 1935-1973series 3.5box 32folder 7
News Notes, 1969-1975series 3.5box 32folder 8
Ostwald-Band Composition Contest, 1969series 3.5box 32folder 9
Treasurers Report, 1949-1961series 3.5box 32folder 10

Series 4: Photographs, undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains photographs originally housed in folders from series 1-3. Each photograph is numbered and foldered according to the order of the folders in which they were found. A copy of each photograph is in the original folder. For more photographs see the Sams Portrait Collection located in the SCPA personnel photo file, see curator for details.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Arsers, John (265-272), undated series 4box 33folder 1
Azzolina, Mark (273), undated series 4box 33folder 2
Bachman, Harold (274), undated series 4box 33folder 3
Bainum, Glenn Cliff (275), undated series 4box 33folder 4
Barabesh, John (276), undated series 4box 33folder 5
Barnes, Robert (277-291), undated series 4box 33folder 6
Bellstedt, Herman 292-296, undated series 4box 33folder 7
Berdahl, James (297 oversize), undated series 4box 33folder 8
Boyer, James (298-299), undated series 4box 33folder 9
Brendler, Charles (300-301), undated series 4box 33folder 10
Burke, James (302-306), undated series 4box 33folder 11
Busch, Carl (307-310), undated series 4box 33folder 12
Carino, Laureano (311-318), undated series 4box 33folder 13
Cavender, George (319), undated series 4box 33folder 14
Chamberts, Paris (320), undated series 4box 33folder 15
Chenette, Clate (321-325), undated series 4box 33folder 16
Church, Bowen R. (326), undated series 4box 33folder 17
Clarke, Herbert (327-329), undated series 4box 33folder 18
Colasanto, Frank (330-331), undated series 4box 33folder 19
Collins, Omer (332 oversize), undated series 4box 33folder 20
Conway, Patrick (333 oversize), undated series 4box 33folder 21
Dvorak, Raymond F. (334-341), undated series 4box 34folder 1
Evans, Merle (342-245), undated series 4box 34folder 2
Evanson, Pattee (346), undated series 4box 34folder 3
Gayfer, James (347), undated series 4box 34folder 4
Gish, Al (248-249), undated series 4box 34folder 5
Goldman, Edwin Franko (350-362), undated series 4box 34folder 6
Grabel, Victor (363), undated series 4box 34folder 7
Graham, Otto (364-365), undated series 4box 34folder 8
Grofe, Ferde (366), undated series 4box 34folder 9
Harding, A. A. (367-369), undated series 4box 34folder 10
Haynes, Arthur (370-371), undated series 4box 34folder 11
Heeter, Eugene (372), undated series 4box 34folder 12
Heneger, Russell (373-378), undated series 4box 34folder 13
Heney, Edward (379-383), undated series 4box 34folder 14
Heney, John (384), undated series 4box 34folder 15
Howard, George (385-386), undated series 4box 34folder 16
Hunt, Cliff (387), undated series 4box 34folder 17
Hyde, Victor (388-395), undated series 4box 34folder 18
Irons, Earl (396), undated series 4box 34folder 19
Kelly, Merle (397), undated series 4box 34folder 20
King, Karl (398-418), undated series 4box 34folder 21
Knuppel, William (419-420), undated series 4box 34folder 22
LaBarre, Eugene (421-426), undated series 4box 34folder 23
Lammers, Hyrum (427-439), undated series 4box 35folder 1
Lammers, Hyrum (440-453), undated series 4box 35folder 2
LaMonaca, Caesar (454-468), undated series 4box 35folder 3
Landers, George (469-472), undated series 4box 35folder 4
Lasky, Jesse (473), undated series 4box 35folder 5
Leach, Robert V. (474-478), undated series 4box 35folder 6
Leick, Mabel (479-481), undated series 4box 35folder 7
Leidzen, Erik (482), undated series 4box 35folder 8
Lesinsky, Adam P. (483), undated series 4box 35folder 9
Liberati, E. A. (484), undated series 4box 35folder 10
Lockhart, Lee (485-486), undated series 4box 35folder 11
Macdonald, Murdock (487-499), undated series 4box 35folder 12
McAllister Family (500), undated series 4box 35folder 13
McCall, Fred (501), undated series 4box 35folder 14
Mader, Carl (502), undated series 4box 35folder 15
MaLette, Harry (503), undated series 4box 35folder 16
Mancini, Frank (504-507), undated series 4box 35folder 17
Mantia, Simone (508 oversize), undated series 4box 35folder 18
Meyers, Albertus (509-510), undated series 4box 35folder 19
Miessner, Otto (511), undated series 4box 35folder 20
Miller, A. L. (512), undated series 4box 35folder 21
Moses, Everett Allyn (513), undated series 4box 35folder 22
Neilson, James (514), undated series 4box 35folder 23
Payne, Charles (515), undated series 4box 35folder 24
Pounder, Theodore (516), undated series 4box 36folder 1
Rascher, Sigurd (517), undated series 4box 36folder 2
Santelmann, William (518-519), undated series 4box 36folder 3
Schaefer, August (520), undated series 4box 36folder 4
Schoepper, Albert (521), undated series 4box 36folder 5
Schueler, William P. (522), undated series 4box 36folder 6
Simon, Frank (523-526), undated series 4box 36folder 7
Smith, Leonard B. (527), undated series 4box 36folder 8
Smith, Sandy (528), undated series 4box 36folder 9
Sousa, John Philip (529-543), undated series 4box 36folder 10
Thiele, Charles (544), undated series 4box 36folder 11
Thompson, Arthur (545-559), undated series 4box 36folder 12
Tuttle, Coloston (560-573), undated series 4box 36folder 13
Walker, Vesey (574), undated series 4box 36folder 14
Whiting, Chester (575), undated series 4box 36folder 15
Zarnott, Otto Over Sixty Band (576-590), undated series 4box 36folder 16
Higher Education: Universities and Conservatories (585-590), undated series 4box 36folder 17
High School Bands (591-599), undated series 4box 36folder 18
School Bands: Firsts (600), undated series 4box 36folder 19
School Bands: Reflections (601), undated series 4box 36folder 20
Summer Camps (602), undated series 4box 36folder 21
Women Band Directors (603), undated series 4box 36folder 22
Boys Bands (604-607), undated series 4box 36folder 23
Municipal Bands (608), undated series 4box 36folder 24
Unique and Unusual Bands (609-614), undated series 4box 36folder 25
Air Force Band (615-619), undated series 4box 37folder 1
Army Band (620-627), undated series 4box 37folder 2
Army Field Band (628-630), undated series 4box 37folder 3
Marine Band (631-640), undated series 4box 37folder 4
Military Band (641), undated series 4box 37folder 5
Navy Band (642-649), undated series 4box 37folder 6
Vincent Bach (650), undated series 4box 37folder 7
Ludwig Drum (651), undated series 4box 37folder 8
Lynn Sams: Formal (652-653), undated series 4box 37folder 9
Lynn Sams: Informal (654-683), undated series 4box 37folder 10
Lynn Sams: Bands (684-689), undated series 4box 37folder 11
Buescher (690-694), undated series 4box 37folder 12
Conn (695-724), undated series 4box 37folder 13
ABA Conventions (725-746), undated series 4box 37folder 14
ASBDA Convention (747-749), undated series 4box 37folder 15
Midwest Band Clinic (750-752), undated series 4box 37folder 16

Series 5: History of School Bands, 1923-1986 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains notes, research materials, and unpublished manuscript of Samss book History of School Bands. The series also contains documents related to the production of the book such as permission to use quotes.

Subseries 5.1: Manuscript and Notes, 1923-1986 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains notes, research materials, and unpublished manuscripts related to Samss book History of School Bands.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Working Papers -- Band Histories Being Written, 1962-1985series 5.1box 39folder 1
Working Papers -- Correspondence, 1968-1986series 5.1box 39folder 2
Working Papers -- Documents to Consider, 1977series 5.1box 39folder 3
Working Papers -- Documentation and Source Materials, 1964-1979series 5.1box 39folder 4
Working Papers -- Endorsements for Lynn Sams, 1968 and undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 5
Working Papers -- Expenses, 1978-1981 and undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 6
Working Papers -- Ideas, undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 7
Working Papers -- References and Documentation, 1930-1985series 5.1box 39folder 8
Working Papers -- Permissions to Quote, 1958-1974series 5.1box 39folder 9
Working Papers -- Quotes from Speakers, 1962-1971series 5.1box 39folder 10
Manuscript -- Chapter 1 (incomplete) p. 1-114, 1971, 1984 and undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 11
Manuscript -- Chapter 1 (incomplete) P. 1-114 (continued), undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 12
Manuscript -- Chapter 1 (final draft), 1970 and undatedseries 5.1box 39folder 13
Manuscript -- Chapter 2 p. 107-136, undatedseries 5.1box 40folder 1
Manuscript -- Chapter 3 (incomplete) p. 88-96, undatedseries 5.1box 40folder 2
Manuscript -- Chapter 4 p. 122-131, undatedseries 5.1box 40folder 3
Manuscript -- Chapter 5 p. 132-200, undatedseries 5.1box 40folder 4
Manuscript -- 1955 -- Chapter 1, 1955series 5.1box 40folder 5
Manuscript -- 1955 -- Chapter 1 continued, 1955series 5.1box 40folder 6
Manuscript -- 1955 -- Chapter 2, 1955series 5.1box 40folder 7
Manuscript -- 1955 -- Chapter 3, 1955series 5.1box 40folder 8
Manuscript -- 1955 -- Chapter 4, 1955series 5.1box 40folder 9
Manuscript -- Duplicate Pages, 1973-1983 and undatedseries 5.1box 40folder 10
Manuscript -- Articles, 1944-1983series 5.1box 40folder 11
Manuscript -- Working Notes, 1971-1982series 5.1box 40folder 12
Manuscript -- Table of Contents/Index, 1976-1978series 5.1box 40folder 13
Manuscript Additional Biographical Information on School Board Directors, 1926-1986series 5.1box 40folder 14
Band History Book 2, 1923, 1958series 5.1box 41folder 1
Miscellany for Review, 1968 and undatedseries 5.1box 41folder 2
Notes, 1927-1976series 5.1box 41folder 3
Notes (continued), 1979-1984series 5.1box 41folder 4
Notes -- Bierley, Paul E. John Philip Sousa: American Phenomenon, 1944-1981series 5.1box 41folder 5
Notes -- Birge, Edward Bailey History of Public School Music in the United States, 1924-1936series 5.1box 41folder 6
Notes -- Browning, Norma Lee Joe Maddy of Interlochen, 1965series 5.1box 41folder 7
Notes -- Coakley, Mary Lewis Mister Music Maker: Lawrence Welk, 1982series 5.1box 41folder 8
Notes -- Goldman, Richard Franko The Concert Band, undatedseries 5.1box 41folder 9
Notes -- Lasky, Jesse L. I Blow my own Horn, 1974series 5.1box 41folder 10
Notes -- Plowden, Gene Merle Evans: Maestro of the Circus, 1973series 5.1box 41folder 11
Notes -- Pratt, Waldo Selden, ed. The New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians, undatedseries 5.1box 41folder 12
Notes -- Schwartz, H. W. Bands of America, 1957series 5.1box 41folder 13
Notes -- Weir, Albert E. What do you know about Music, undatedseries 5.1box 41folder 14
Notes -- Wilson, Gibert Edwin H.A. VanderCook: The Teacher, 1981series 5.1box 41folder 15
Notes -- Winkler, Max A Penny from Heaven, 1970series 5.1box 41folder 16

Subseries 5.2: Collected Theses and Dissertations, 1926-1985 (2.00 linear feet)

The subseries consists of theses and dissertations collected by Sams. Many of these theses and dissertations are inscribed to Sams by the authors.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bachman, Harold B. The Biggest BOOM in Dixie - The Story of Band Music at the University of Florida. Gainesville: Harold B. Bachman, 1968series 5.2box 42folder 1
Bachman, Harold B. The Million Dollar Band - The Story of an army band in World War I and of the professional concert band which succeeded it. Gainesville: Harold B. Bachman, 1962series 5.2box 42folder 2
Berger, Kenneth, Ed. Band Encyclopedia. Evansville: Kenneth Berger, 1960series 5.2box 42folder 3
Bridges, Glenn. Pioneers in Brass. Detroit: Sherwood Publications, 1965series 5.2box 42folder 4
Carpenter, Kenneth William. A History of the United States Marine Band. [excerpts from]. University of Iowa, undatedseries 5.2box 42folder 5
Clarke, Herbert L. How I Became a Cornetist - The Autobiography of a Cornet-Playing Pilgrim's Progress. St. Louis: Jos. L. Huber, 1934series 5.2box 42folder 6
Coyle, Ziggy. 20th Century Music Men (The Band Business Marches On). National Association of Music Merchants, 1985series 5.2box 42folder 7
Berger, Kenneth, ed. Band Encyclopedia. [N.P.]: Kenneth Berger, 1960series 5.2box 42folder 8
Draper, F.C. The Design and Manufacture of Musical Wind Instruments. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1957series 5.2box 43folder 1
Frizane, Dan. Arthur Pryor, A Survey of his Life and Works. D.M.A. dissertation for University of Kansas, 1984series 5.2box 43folder 2
Gloyd, Russell S., Leo Hurst, and Sam Loboda. The ABA Story, 1974series 5.2box 43folder 3
Hamblen, David. Some Notes on Horns, undatedseries 5.2box 43folder 4
Harris, Dale C. A History of the American School Band Directors Association Organizational Background and Formative Years, 1926-1955series 5.2box 43folder 5
Harris, Dale C. A Report on A History of the American School Band Directors Association Pre-Organizational Background 1926-1952, and Formative Years, 1951-1955series 5.2box 43folder 6
Holz, Emil. The National School Band Tournament of 1923 and its Bands. University of Michigan, 1960series 5.2box 43folder 7
Holz, Emil. The National School Band Tournament of 1923 and its Bands. University of Michigan, 1960series 5.2box 43folder 8
Holz, Emil. The National School Band Tournament of 1923 and its Bands. University of Michigan, 1960series 5.2box 43folder 9
Hume, Millard Carlyle. Adam P. Lesinsky - A Biography. Rensselaer: Adam P. Lesinsky, 1971series 5.2box 44folder 1
Hume, Millard Carlyle. Adam P. Lesinsky - A Biography. Rensselaer: Adam P. Lesinsky, 1971series 5.2box 44folder 2
Lesinsky, Adam P. Da Capo. An Autobiography of Adam P. Lesinsky, 1927series 5.2box 44folder 3
Lesinsky, Adam P. Random Thoughts, 1982series 5.2box 44folder 4
McCormick, David C. A History of the United States Army Band to 1946. Northwestern University, 1970series 5.2box 44folder 5
Martin, Roy M., Ed. First Chair of America - The National Honor Yearbook for Outstanding Bands, Orchestras, Choruses, Honoring First Chair Members, 1960series 5.2box 44folder 6
Moore, James. The National School Band Contests From 1926- 1931. University of Michigan, 1968series 5.2box 45folder 1
Moore, James. The National School Band Contests From 1926- 1931. University of Michigan, 1968.[ work sheets, by chapters.], 1926-1931series 5.2box 45folder 2
Wodson, Edward. Kneller Hall at Work - Impressions of a civilian visitor to Britain's Royal Military School of Music. Waterloo Music Company, undatedseries 5.2box 45folder 3
Zealley, Alfred Edward and J. Ord Hume. Famous Bands of the British Empire - Brief Historical Records of the recognized leading Military Bands and Brass Bands in the Empire. London: J.P. Hull, 1926series 5.2box 45folder 4

Series 6: Memorabilia and Awards, 1948-1959 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains convention badges and awards, magazines with articles about Sams, and some advertising and sales materials from Samss career as an instrument salesman.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Convention Badges, undated series 6box 46folder 1
The Last Taxable Musical Instrument Award, undated series 6box 47folder 1
CBDNA Declaration of Principles, undated series 6box 48folder 1
Boosey & Hawkes Clarinets Poster, undated series 6box 48folder 2
Conn Product Manual, undated series 6box 48folder 3
Jarman, Rufus Big Noise in Indiana The Saturday Evening Post, February 1948 series 6box 48folder 4
Swartzell, Al Mr. Sams Tootled His Own Horn The Indianapolis Star Sunday Magazine 5, April 5, 1959 series 6box 48folder 5
Band Festival Photographs, undated series 6box 48folder 6
Hiebert, Gareth Every One Past 60, and Mighty Well Tootin! Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine, May 24, 1959 series 6box 48folder 7
Music Industry Council Award of Exceptional Merit, undated series 6box 48folder 8
Handwritten poster about different types of flutes, undated series 6box 48folder 9

Series 7: Scores, 1899-1924 and undated (.50 linear feet)

This series contains ten scores.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
H. A. Vander Cook. Polka Arbutus. Chicago: H. A. Vander Cook, 1911 series 7box 49folder 1
A. Liberati. Our Governor. N.P.: A. Liberati, 1906 series 7box 49folder 2
Victor Herbert and Rida Johnson Young. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (The Dream Melody). New York: M. Witmark & Sons, 1910 series 7box 49folder 3
Floyd St. Clair. The Wizard. [handwritten manuscript, score and parts], undated series 7box 49folder 4
Handwritten bass clarinet part for Pelleas and Melisande, undated series 7box 49folder 5
George F. Handel. Largo. Boston: Cundy Music, undated series 7box 49folder 6
Herbert L. Clarke. Stars in a Velvety Sky. New York: Carl Fisher, 1919 series 7box 49folder 7
Stephen Adams (arr. Theo. Moses-Tobani). The Holy City. New York: Carl Fisher, 1899 series 7box 49folder 8
Joseph de Luca. Beautiful Colorado. New York: Carl Fisher, 1924 series 7box 49folder 9
Oley Speaks. Sylvia. New York: G. Schirmer, 1914 series 7box 49folder 10

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