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William J. Stannard Papers

Abstract

Title:
William J. Stannard Papers
Author/Creator:
Stannard, William J.
Collection number:
96-78-ABA
Size:
1.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1923-1942
Inclusive dates:
1904-1950
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:

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.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

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

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/7667
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

William Jennings Stannard (1893-1950), a native of Guilford, Connecticut, 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 years on scholarship at the Army Music Training School, the Institute of Musical Arts in New York City, and appointment as Leader of the newly formed Army Band in 1923, to his retirement in 1935. He was a member of the Army Officers Reserve Corps until July 11, 1942. He died July 12, 1950 in Washington, D.C., survived by his wife Mary Frances Hook Stannard and son William H. Stannard.

Under Stannard's leadership, the Army Band played at the funerals of Presidents Harding and Taft, led the inaugural parades of Presidents Coolidge, Hoover, and Roosevelt, and was the first band to be broadcast over a coast-to-coast network of radio stations while playing at a reception given by President Coolidge for Charles Lindbergh. Stannard conducted the Army Band as the official band of the 1926 Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition commemorating the founding of the United States, and in 1929 represented the Pan-American Union at two expositions in Spain, introducing Latin American music to the United States and Europe.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The William J. Stannard Papers cover the period 1904-1950; the bulk of the materials date from 1923-1942. The 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.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Frederic W. Boots, Bonnie Jo Dopp, and Patrick Warfield, 1999. Revised by David Travis, 2009.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, February 2010.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into three series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1919-1950 (2 folders)

This series contains correspondence to Stannard and his family, and personal business documents.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
[Personal Correspondence], 1919-1950 series 1box 1folder 1
Typed letter to Stannard from Herbert L. Clarke, May 13, 1932 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Handwritten letter to Stannard and wife from F. Karasek, March 2, 1937 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Typed letter to Stannard from Sylvio Ducharme, October 24, 1941 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
Typed letter to Stannard from Sylvio Ducharme, November 19, 1944 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Handwritten letter to Mrs. Stannard from Edward Klug, April 19, 1919 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Handwritten letter to Mrs. Stannard from Elizabeth A Hagerty, June 17, 1924 series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
Typed letter to Mrs. Stannard from O.W. Trapp, September 25, 1931 series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0
Typed letter to Mrs. Stannard from Paul H. Streit, July 14, 1940 series 1box 1folder 1item 8.0
Typed letter to Mrs. Stannard from Edward F. Witsell attaching two copies of the "Statement of Death of William Jennings Stannard" signed by Edward F. Witsell, July 25, 1950 series 1box 1folder 1item 9.0
Typed letter to Mrs. Stannard and family from Leo F. Arnold, August 25, 1950 series 1box 1folder 1item 10.0
Typed letter to Mrs. Stannard from John Dickson, August 2, 1950 series 1box 1folder 1item 11.0
Handwritten letter to Mrs. Stannard from Clara L. Small, December 16 series 1box 1folder 1item 12.0
Handwritten letter to "Billy" from "Uncle Clarence", August 21, 1950 series 1box 1folder 1item 13.0
[Personal Papers], 1925-1950 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
"List of Friends" typed with handwritten annotations, undated series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Social Security cards for William J. Stannard, signed, undated series 1box 1folder 2item 2.0
Typed "Agreement of Sale" of two lots of land in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to William J. Stannard, by Orville M. Gold. Signed by Gold, Stannard and Mary F. Stannard, and two witnesses, August 10, 1925 series 1box 1folder 2item 3.0
Invitation from The Evening Star to Stannard for a luncheon for the First Pan American Congress of Journalists, April 8, 1926 series 1box 1folder 2item 4.0
Empty envelope, labeled "Mortgage," with the name Mary F. Stannard typed at the top, for premises located at 329 97th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., November 11, 1926 series 1box 1folder 2item 5.0
Invitation to luncheon from the President and Directors of the Canadian National Exhibition Association to Stannard, September 2, 1937 series 1box 1folder 2item 6.0
List of events scheduled for May 4-30 by the Richard J. Harden Camp No. 2, Department of the District of Columbia United Spanish War Veterans, April 29, 1950 series 1box 1folder 2item 7.0

Series 2: Military Papers, 1904-1950 (1.5 linear feet)

This series contains materials from Stannard's career with the U.S. Army Band. These papers include service papers, letters of recommendation, correspondence, press clippings and releases, and performance information. There is also a piano score for "The Washington Evening Star March," a composition by Stannard.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Recommendations of Warrant Officer William J. Stannard - Leader of the Army Band, 1914-1924 series 2box 1folder 3
Copy, letter from CPT D.R. Nolan, NC Staff and Band, 30th Infantry, Fort Wm. H. Seward, Alaska, to The Adjutant General of the Army, and subsequent correspondence, January 12-26, 1914 series 2box 1folder 3item 1.0
Copy, letter from MAJ GEN Leonard Wood, Chief of Staff, War Department, Washington, D.C., to Mr. Frank Damrosch, Institute of Musical Art, New York, N.Y. AGO 2126843, WCD 7549-37, January 26, 1914 series 2box 1folder 3item 2.0
Copy, Memo from COL F.B. McCoy, Commanding, 30th Infantry, Plattsburg Barracks, N.Y., February 1, 1915 series 2box 1folder 3item 3.0
Copy, 2nd Ind. Headquarters, Plattsburg Barracks, N.Y. To the Commanding General, Eastern Department. Forwarded, urgently recommending approval of the above application, March 10, 1916 series 2box 1folder 3item 4.0
Copy, 3rd Ind., HQ, EASTERN DEPT. To Mr. Arthur J. Clappe, Governors Island, N.Y., for remark, By command of Maj. Gen. Wood; Copy, 4th Ind. S/A.A.C., August 21-24, 1916 series 2box 1folder 3item 5.0
Copy, 353.7 Recruit Practice Band. To: The Adjutant General of the Army. From: Mr. Arthur A. Clappe, Principal, Department of Military Music, Institute of Musical Art, Fort Jay, NY., September 9, 1916 series 2box 1folder 3item 6.0
Copy, letter from COL B.C. Morse, Commanding 13th Infantry, Fort Mills, P.I., to Dr. Frank Damrosch, Institute of Musical Art, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York City, April 3, 1917 series 2box 1folder 3item 7.0
Copy, letter from James C. Breese, Chief, Division of Meetings, Speakers Bureau, Liberty Loan Committee, Treasury Dept., April 8, 1919 series 2box 1folder 3item 8.0
Copy, letter from Walter T. Margetts, Mecca Temple Band, A.A.O.N.M.S., 107 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y., January 22, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 9.0
Copy, letter From: The Commandant, To: The Adjutant General of the Army, Subject: Transfer of Band Leader William J. Stannard. Signed by Arthur A. Clappe, Captain, Infantry, U.S.A., April 5, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 10.0
Copy, letter from Edna Marione, The National Federation of Music Clubs, United States of America (appointment as Chairman of the Band Committee), April 13, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 11.0
Copy, letter From: William J. Stannard, Master Sergeant (Band Leader) to The Commanding General, Northeastern Dept., Boston, Mass., (Thru Channels.) Subject: Application for Appointment as Warrant Officer, April 6, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 12.0
Copy, 1st Ind., C.O., HQ Co. 13th Inf., Camp Devens, Mass. To: C.O. 13th Infantry/Copy, 2nd Ind., HQ 13th Inf., Camp Devens, MA. To: The Commanding General, Northeastern Dept (Thru Channels), August 6, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 13.0
3rd Ind, HQ USA Cantonment, Camp Devens, Mass. To CG, Northeastern Dept., August 10, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 14.0
Copy, 1st Ind., HQ, U.S.A. Cantonment, Camp Devens, Mass.: Through CO, 13th Infantry - To William J. Stannard, Master Sergeant, HQ. Co./Copy, 2nd Ind., Hdqrs. 13th Infantry. To: C.O., HQ Co. 13th Infantry, August 16-17, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 15.0
Copy, letter to CO, 13th Inf, from A.A. Berle, Boscawen, NH, commending Mr. Stannard and his men for their behavior in an unexplained "situation", August 25, 1920 series 2box 1folder 3item 16.0
Copy, General Orders No. 6, HQ 13th Infantry, Camp Devens, MA (Announces appointment of Master Sergeant William Jennings Stannard to Warrant Officer), March 4, 1921 series 2box 1folder 3item 17.0
Copy, Sgt. Trutner's speech at farewell dinner, Camp Devens, March 10, 1921 series 2box 1folder 3item 18.0
Copy, letter from Anne Rogers Minor, President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, to Hon. John F. Weeks, Secretary of War, April 24, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 19.0
Copy, letter from C. R. Forbes, Director, U.S. Veterans Bureau, June 12, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 20.0
Copy, extract from BG D.M. Nolan, Commanding Second Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Travis, TX, September 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 21.0
Copy, letter, unaddressed, from LT COL Edward B. Mitchell, HQ Ninth Infantry, Camp Travis, TX, December 5, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 22.0
Copy, letter, To whom it may concern, from LT COL Edward B. Mitchell, December 5, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 23.0
Copy, letter To Whom Presented: from LT COL Wm. A. Carleton, HQ 309th Infantry, Camden, NJ, December 6, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 24.0
Copy, letter from W. M. Fassett, Colonel, Infantry, December 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 25.0
Copy, letter from BG Mark L. Hersey, HQ First Corps Area, Boston 9, MA, December 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 26.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern, from COL P. H. Mullay, Fort Missoula, Montana, December 8, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 27.0
Copy, letter from Lt. Col. Harris Pendleton, Jr., Fort Leavenworth, KS, December 9, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 28.0
Copy, letter from Frank Damrosch, Director, Institute of Musical Art of the City of New York, December 12, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 29.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern, from Warren D. Allen, University Organist, Stanford University, California, December 21, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 30.0
Copy, letter from J. J. Bradley, Chief of Staff, HQ 77th Division, Organized Reserves, 39 Whitehall Street, New York, NY, December 21, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 31.0
Copy, letter from COL Charles Gerhardt, 16th Infantry, Fort Jay, NY, December 22, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 32.0
Copy, letter from F. J. Kerman, Maj. Gen., USA (ret.), December 26, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 33.0
Copy, letter from G. M. Grimes, Colonel, Infantry, D. O. L., December 27, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 34.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern: from LT COL Charles W. Weeks, The Army War College, Washington Barracks, DC, December 31, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 35.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern: from LT COL Charles W. Weeks, The Army War College, Washington Barracks, DC [slightly different wording from the letter listed above], December 31, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 36.0
Copy, letter to Stannard from J.C. Jenks (second copy on onionskin indicates in ink that Isaac is Jenks's given name), December 31, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 37.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern from COL J.C. Jenks, Infantry, December 31, 1922 series 2box 1folder 3item 38.0
Copy, letter from MAJ Stuart A. Howard, Schofield Barracks, H.T., "To whom it may concern", January 5, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 39.0
Copy, letter To Whom It May Concern, from MAJ GEN H.P. McCain (Ret), 1870 Wyoming Ave, Washington, DC, January 6, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 40.0
Copy, letter from Jas. O. Brockenshire, Chief Inspector, Musical Instruments, Quartermaster Corps (2 pp), January 23, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 41.0
Copy, letter to Brig. Gen. H. H. Bandholtz from Lt. Co. Co. O. Sherrill in appreciation of the Army Band's service at the opening of the Rock Creek golf course, mentioning "the President himself" [Warren Harding] inquiring about the band, May 23, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 42.0
Copy, letter to Mr. Robert Lawrence from Chief of Staff, Headquarters District of Washington, requesting that six scheduled Sunday evening concerts be rescheduled to other dates, July 19, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 43.0
Copy, letter to Hon John K. Weeks, Secretary of War, from W.L. Devries, Canon and Chancellor, Washington Cathedral Offices, August 11, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 44.0
Copy, 1st Ind (8-11-23) to CG, District of Washington from H. H. Tebbetts, Adjutant General/Copy, 2nd Ind (8-11-23) to CO, Army Band, from J.H. Hills, Acting Adjutant, HQ, District of Washington, August 15-17, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 45.0
Copy, letter from James E. Freeman, Bishop's House, Cathedral Close, Washington, DC. (second copy on onionskin identifies Freeman as Bishop of Washington), October 2, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 46.0
Copy, letter from H. W. Stringer, President, The City Club, Washington, DC, November 20, 1923 series 2box 1folder 3item 47.0
Copies, 10 excerpts from letters from the WCAP radio audience, commenting on the broadcast concert of January 24, 1924 (3 pp), January 28, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 48.0
Copy, letter to Mr. Rudolph Kaufman, The Evening Star, from Robert Lawrence, February 21, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 49.0
Copy, letter to Commanding General, District of Washington from Paul J. McGahan, Commander. Department of the District of Columbia, The American Legion, February 21, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 50.0
Copy, 1st Ind, HQ District of Washington to CO, The Army Band, February 23, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 51.0
Copy, telegram from John Phillip (sic) Sousa to Mr. Rudolph Kauffmann, Managing Editor, The Evening Star (J.P.S. will be delighted to play CPT Stannard's march), February 24, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 52.0
Copy, letter to Mr. Rudolph Kauffmann from MAJ GEN H.E. Ely, Commandant, Washington Barracks, February 25, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 53.0
Copy, letter from H.M. Brown, Interstate Male Chorus, February 26, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 54.0
Copy, extract from a report of inspection of the Army Band, March 12, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 55.0
Copy, letter Subject: Extract from Report of Inspection. From E.S. Adams, Adjutant General, March 14, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 56.0
Copy, letter from Maj. Gen. C.S. Farnsworth, Chief of Infantry, March 15, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 57.0
Copy, notice of Entre Nous Social Club dance, March 15, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 58.0
Copy, letter to Commanding Officer, Washington Barracks, from Lister Hill, M.C., March 22, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 59.0
Copy, letter to the Adjutant General from Lister Hill, M.C., March 22, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 60.0
Copy, invitation to CPT Stannard and family to attend masquerade ball on 26 April 24, March 27, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 61.0
Copy, letter from Wm. Knowles Cooper to Hon John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, March 27, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 62.0
Copy, letter from John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, to Mr. William Knowles Cooper, President, Community Music Association, March 31, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 63.0
1st Ind, AGO to CG, District of Washington/2nd Ind, CG, District of Washington to CO, The Army Band. To be brought to the attention of all members, March 31, 1924-April 7, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 64.0
Copy of letter, no addressee, from John C. McKenzie, Acting Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Military Affairs, April 2, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 65.0
Copy, letter to General Pershing from Franklin Adams, April 28, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 66.0
Copy, memo [conveying letter of 28 April 24], May 1, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 67.0
Copy, letter to John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, from L.S. Rowe, Director General, Pan American Union, November 24, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 68.0
Copy, 1st Ind. To the Commanding General, Copy, 2nd Ind., To the Commanding Officer, Army Band, November 28-December 3, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 69.0
Copy, letter to Dr. Rowe from John W. Weeks, December 2, 1924 series 2box 1folder 3item 70.0
[Correspondence about William J. Stannard], 1920-1934 series 2box 1folder 4
Copy, letter to CO, 13th Inf, from A.A. Berle, Boscawen, NH, commending Mr. Stannard and his men for their behavior in an unexplained "situation", August 25, 1920 series 2box 1folder 4item 1.0
Ltr, unaddressed, from LT COL Edward B. Mitchell, HQ Ninth Infantry, Camp Travis, TX, December 5, 1922 series 2box 1folder 4item 2.0
Ltr To Whom Presented: from LT COL Wm. A. Carleton, HQ 309th Infantry, Camden, NJ, December 6, 1922 series 2box 1folder 4item 3.0
Ltr from Warren D. Allen, Stanford University Organist, "To Whom It May Concern", December 21, 1922 series 2box 1folder 4item 4.0
Ltr from COL Charles Gerhardt, 16th Infantry, Fort Jay, NY, December 22, 1922 series 2box 1folder 4item 5.0
Ltr, To Whom It May Concern, from J.G. Jenks, Colonel, Infantry, Fort Leavenworth, KS, December 21, 1922 series 2box 1folder 4item 6.0
Ltr to Captain P.W. Lewis from H.M. Brown, Director, Interstate Male Chorus, May 16, 1923 series 2box 1folder 4item 7.0
Copy, letter to William Knowles Cooper from John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, March 31, 1924 series 2box 1folder 4item 8.0
Copy, signed letter to John J. Pershing from Robert Lawrence, May 17, 1924 series 2box 1folder 4item 9.0
Copy, letter to L.S. Rowe from John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, June 13, 1924 series 2box 1folder 4item 10.0
Ltr to Brigadier General Rockenbach from L. S. Rowe, Pan American Union, November 19, 1925 series 2box 1folder 4item 11.0
Ltr to Mr. Franklin Adams from Major General Robert C. Davis, The Adjutant General, January 26, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 12.0
Copy of letter to Major General Robert C. Davis, The Adjutant General, War Department, Washington, DC, from Counselor [Franklin Adams, Pan American Union], January 26, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 13.0
Ltr TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN from L.S. Sorley, Colonel, Infantry, DOL, February 3, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 14.0
Copy of letter from Ernest J. Swift, American Red Cross to Brigadier General S.D. Rockenbach, District of Washington, June 16, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 15.0
Ltr from Acting Secretary of War F.T. Davison to Mr. Isaac Gans, Saks & Co., August 5, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 16.0
Ltr from Franklin Adams, Counselor, Pan American Union to Senor Don Jose A Ramos y Aguirre, Consul of Cuba, August 26, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 17.0
Copy of letter to General Samuel Rockenbach, Headquarters, District of Washington, Washington, DC, from J.H. Penniman, Office of the Provost, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, November 8, 1926 series 2box 1folder 4item 18.0
Copy of letter to Gov. Thomas H. Campbell from Franklin Adams, January 6, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 19.0
Copy of letter to Franklin Adams from Thomas E. Campbell, January 7, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 20.0
Copy of letter to BG S.D. Rochenbach (sic) from Robert M. Tolson, January 8, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 21.0
Copy of letter to Thomas E. Campbell from Franklin Adams, January 21, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 22.0
Copy (signed) of letter to The Commanding General (DC) from James W. Boyer, Jr., February 17, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 23.0
Copy (signed) of letter to Gen. Samuel Rockenbach from A.J. Driscoll, May 9, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 24.0
Copy (signed) of letter to Captain Alway from Dwight F. Davis, December 29, 1927 series 2box 1folder 4item 25.0
Copy of letter to Hon. Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, Washington, DC, from Moses G. Hubbard, Jr., Chairman U. S. Army Band Committee, Utica Post No. 229, American Legion, January 23, 1928 series 2box 1folder 4item 26.0
Ltr to Hon. Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, Washington, DC, from George A. Keller, Commander-in-Chief, Buffalo Consistory, A.A.S.R., January 30, 1928 series 2box 1folder 4item 27.0
Copy, letter to General John J. Pershing from A. E. Holmes, Leader, High School Band, Burlington, VT, October 2, 1928 series 2box 1folder 4item 28.0
Copy, letter to General John J. Pershing from Charles R. Barone, Lockport, NY, October 12, 1928 series 2box 1folder 4item 29.0
Copy, letter to Dwight F. Davis from H. M. Lowell [?], February 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 4item 30.0
Ltr from Colonel Bryer H. Pendry to Harry C. Plummer, April 9, 1929 series 2box 1folder 4item 31.0
Memo from John M. Ashley to the U.S. Army chief of Staff, January 3, 1930 series 2box 1folder 4item 32.0
Copy, letter to John J. Pershing from unknown representative of Arion Singing Society, Brooklyn, NY, October 14, 1930 series 2box 1folder 4item 33.0
Copies (2), letter to Congressman Lister Hill from L.S. Rowe, October 1, 1934 series 2box 1folder 4item 34.0
Copy, excerpt from letter to Calvin Coolidge from E.L. Dyer, undated series 2box 1folder 4item 35.0
Service Records and Retirement W.J. Stannard, 1904-1942 series 2box 1folder 5
A.G.O. No. 79, Discharge from Army of the United States at expiration of term of enlistment which was begun 6 Nov 1901, November 5, 1904 series 2box 1folder 5item 1.0
Form No. 203, M.S.O. Army of the United States. Honorable Discharge of William J. Stannard at expiration of term of enlistment which was begun 12 Nov 1904, November 11, 1907 series 2box 1folder 5item 2.0
A.G.O. Form No. 203, Army of the United States. Honorable Discharge of William J. Stannard at expiration of term of enlistment which was begun 12 Nov 1907, November 11, 1910 series 2box 1folder 5item 3.0
Form No. 203, A.G.O. Army of the United States. Honorable Discharge at expiration of term of enlistment begun 12 Nov 1910, November 11, 1913 series 2box 1folder 5item 4.0
Form No. 525, A.G.O. Honorable Discharge from the United States Army to accept commission as 1st Lieutenant R.A. Term of service began 12 Nov 1913, July 23, 1918 series 2box 1folder 5item 5.0
Copy, letter from The Commandant, Army Music School, to The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, DC. Subject: Transfer of Bandleader William J. Stannard, April 5, 1920 series 2box 1folder 5item 6.0
Form No. 152, A.G.O. Appointment of Stannard to rank of Master Sergeant, HQ. Co, 13 Infantry of the Regular Army, July 1, 1920 series 2box 1folder 5item 7.0
Form No. 525, A.G.O. Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. Term of service began 31 Oct 1919, October 30, 1920 series 2box 1folder 5item 8.0
Form No. 525, A.G.O. Honorable Discharge from the United States Army to accept appointment as Warrant Officer. Enlistment was begun 1 Nov 1920 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, March 3, 1921 series 2box 1folder 5item 9.0
Memo from Adjutant General to Stannard concerning appointment in the Officers' Reserve Corps, July 27, 1921 series 2box 1folder 5item 10.0
Special Orders No. 1, Headquarters The Army Music School, Washington Barracks, DC (Report of board convened to examine applicants for the position of leader of the Army Band), November 15, 1922 series 2box 1folder 5item 11.0
Special Orders No. 31, War Department, Washington, DC, EXTRACT Paragraphs 14 & 15 (Stannard assigned to Army Band), February 6, 1923 series 2box 1folder 5item 12.0
Typed 3 x 5 card with summary of Stannards status as of 11 Mar, 1925, undated series 2box 1folder 5item 13.0
Copy. Ltr 221/6799 from S.D. Rockenbach, Brig. Gen., U.S.A., commanding District of Washington, to The Adjutant General. Subject: Uniform for Band Leader of The Army Band (Includes 4 endorsements with comments), March 25, 1925 series 2box 1folder 5item 14.0
Statement of the Military Service of William J. Stannard. (Note: there are handwritten annotations on this typed document, giving birth dates and places for Stannard and his wife, the full name of his wife, and the date of their marriage), November 28, 1934 series 2box 1folder 5item 15.0
Copy. Ltr AG 201 Stannard, Wm. J. (2-4-35 ) W.O., from Geo. H. Dern, Secretary of War, to Honorable John J. McSwain, Chairman, Committee on Military Affairs, House of Representatives (Recommending Stannard retirement as Captain), March 14, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 16.0
*Congressional Record--Senate. Page 6962. Retirement of William J. Stannard, May 1, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 17.0
*Copy letter 201-Stannard, William J. (WO), The Army Band, Ft Humphreys, Washington DC, Subject: Retirement. To: The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, DC. THRU The Commanding Officer, The Army Band, May 27, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 18.0
*Congressional Record--House. Page 8960. William J. Stannard, June 4, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 19.0
Copy, 74th Congress S. 2467 An Act For the retirement of William J. Stannard, leader of the United States Army Band with copy, War Department Special Orders No. 150, Extract (see next item), June 13, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 20.0
*Copy, War Department Special Orders No. 150, EXTRACT Par. 33, (Retirement of William J. Stannard), June 27, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 21.0
*Ltr AG 201 Stannard, William J. (5-27-35)WO, WAR DEPARTMENT, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington, Subject: Retirement. Through: The Commanding Officer, Fort Humphreys, Washington, DC, To: Warrant Officer William J. Stannard, U.S. Army, June 27, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 22.0
*Copy letter A-60414 COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, J.R. McCarl to Major E.C. Morton, F.D., U.S. Army, Washington, DC, Through Chief of Finance, July 18, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 23.0
Ltr, War Department, The Adjutant General's Office, Washington. STATEMENT OF THE MILITARY SERVICE OF WILLIAM J. STANNARD (Signed by Brigadier General E.T. Conley, Acting The Adjutant General), July 19, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 24.0
AG 201 Stannard, William Jennings (8-9-35) Res. mbr-463 Subject: Transfer (within the Officers' Reserve Corps) (Includes 3 forwarding endorsements), August 9, 1935 series 2box 1folder 5item 25.0
AG 201 Stannard, William Jennings (7-11-42) RS MSR-bs- 1236. War Department. The Adjutant General's Office. Subject: Honorable Discharge from the Officers' Reserve Corps, July 11, 1942 series 2box 1folder 5item 26.0
68th Congress, 2nd session. S. 3824, "A Bill to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army band", January 2, 1925 series 2box 1folder 5item 27.0
68th Congress, 2nd session. H.R. 11253, "A Bill to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army band", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 28.0
68th Congress, 2nd Session, H.R. Report No. 948 "Appointment of a leader of the Army band", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 29.0
68th Congress, 2nd Session, H.R. Report No. 1381, "Appointment of a leader for the Army band", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 30.0
68th Congress Public Law No. 530 (approval of appointment of a leader of the Army Band). Slip law with typed addendum appointing W.J. Stannard, July 3, 1925 series 2box 1folder 5item 31.0
74th Congress, 1st session. H.R. 2554, "A Bill for the retirement of William J. Stannard, leader of the United States Army Band," two copies, one with pasted annotations, undated series 2box 1folder 5item 32.0
74th Congress, 1st session. S. 2467, "A Bill for the retirement of William J. Stannard. leader of the United States Army Band" (Note: a copy of this bill is pasted to the inside back cover of the brown report cover, with pasted annotations), undated series 2box 1folder 5item 33.0
74th Congress, 1st session. House Report No. 517, "Retirement of Capt. William J. Stannard, Army Band", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 34.0
74th Congress, 1st session. House Report No. 599, "Relief of present leaders of the United States Navy Band and the Band of the United States Marine Corps", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 35.0
74th Congress, 1st session. Senate report No. 496, "William J. Stannard", undated series 2box 1folder 5item 36.0
[Service Papers], 1920-1935 and undated series 2box 1folder 6
Descriptive List of Stannard, W.J. (Form No. 29, A.G.O.) Form filled out [in 1916?] on pages 1 and 2. Pages 3-4 and 9-10 missing, undated series 2box 1folder 6item 1.0
Typed Application for appointment as Warrant Officer (from Stannard to The Commanding General, Northeastern Dept. Boston, Mass (thru channels). With attachments, August 6, 1920 series 2box 1folder 6item 2.0
General Orders No. 33, War Department (extract) "Table of organization, The Army Band", July 28, 1922 series 2box 1folder 6item 3.0
201-Ross, Willis S. Memo, War Department, announcing transfer of Willis S. Ross as drum major of the Army Band (copy dated 09 Feb 25), August 24, 1922 series 2box 1folder 6item 4.0
File AG 201 Ross, Willis S. Memo, War Department, regarding transfer of Willis S. Ross to the Army Band (copy dated 09 Feb 25), September 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 6item 5.0
Special Orders No. 82, regarding transfer of Willis S. Ross to the Army Band (copy dated 09 Feb 25), September 6, 1922 series 2box 1folder 6item 6.0
AG 221.34 Memo announcing appointment of Band Leader (Stannard) and Assistant Band Leader (Louis S. Yassel), The Army Band, January 23, 1923 series 2box 1folder 6item 7.0
Special Orders No. 241 of Douglas MacArthur, Army Chief of Staff. Item 23 grants Stannard 4 months leave, October 10, 1934 series 2box 1folder 6item 8.0
"Enlisted Service" resume (signed by Stannard) on two typed half-pages with attachments: small slip giving dates of inactive reserve; fragment of "page 1235" entitled "Retired list under the Act of May 7, 1932" summarizing career of Stannard, December, 1935 series 2box 1folder 6item 9.0
"Enlisted Service" resume on one typed page with "Service as Bandleader" starred, 1935 series 2box 1folder 6item 10.0
[Correspondence to William J. Stannard, career related], 1922-1936 series 2box 1folder 7
Copy, extract from BG D. . Nolan, Commanding Second Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Travis, TX, September 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 7item 1.0
Ltr from Mark L. Hersey, Brigadier General, HQ First Corps Area, Boston, MA, December 7, 1922 series 2box 1folder 7item 2.0
Ltr from Lt. Col. Harris Pendleton, Jr., Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December 9, 1922 series 2box 1folder 7item 3.0
Ltr from J.J. Bradley, Chief of Staff, HQ 77th Division, Organized Reserves, 39 Whitehall Street, New York, New York, December 21, 1922 series 2box 1folder 7item 4.0
Ltr from F.J. Kernan, Maj. Gen USA, Retired, December 26, 1922 series 2box 1folder 7item 5.0
Ltr from William F. Santelmann, Leader of Band, USMC, December 10, 1923 series 2box 1folder 7item 6.0
Typed, signed letter from P.W. Lewis, May 15, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 7.0
Typed, signed letter from Manuel C. Tellez, July 15, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 8.0
Typed, signed letter from Franklin Adams, July 15, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 9.0
Typed, signed letter from Alberto Mascareñas, Jully 24, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 10.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, July 31, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 11.0
Ltr from Francisco Sanchez Latour, August 1, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 12.0
Ltr from Franklin Adams, Counselor, Pan American Union, November 20, 1924 series 2box 1folder 7item 13.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, January 10, 1925 series 2box 1folder 7item 14.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, March 6, 1925 series 2box 1folder 7item 15.0
Ltr from Conrad Morin, Vice President, La Societe Philharmonique, St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, November 12, 1925 series 2box 1folder 7item 16.0
Memo from [H. Pumphry?] regarding medal, gift of the Club del Proreso of Buenos Aires, February 9, 1926 series 2box 1folder 7item 17.0
Ltr from Herbert J. Tily, Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, September 25, 1926 series 2box 1folder 7item 18.0
Typed letter from W. Freeland Kendrick, Mayor of Philadelphia, with attachments: copies of letters from him to John. J. Pershing (03 November 26) and Dwight F. Davis (25 October 26), November 6, 1926 series 2box 1folder 7item 19.0
Typed letter from W.A. Butler, December, 1926 series 2box 1folder 7item 20.0
Typed letter from F.E. Hopkins, February 1, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 21.0
Typed letter from E.B. Mitchell, February 14, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 22.0
Typed letter from Congressman Lamar Jeffers, February 19, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 23.0
Typed letter from Dorsey W. Hyde, Jr. with attachment: copy of his letter to General S.D. Rockenbach, March 23, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 24.0
Ltr from A. C. Oliver, Jr., Chaplain, U. S. Army, Headquarters Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, April 18, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 25.0
Ltr from Franklin Adams, Counselor, Pan American Union, Washington, DC, May 18, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 26.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, July 8, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 27.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, July 15, 1927 series 2box 1folder 7item 28.0
Typed letter from C.C. Cappel, March 5, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 29.0
Typed letter from Rudolph Jose, April 19, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 30.0
Ltr from Franklin Adams, Counselor, Pan American Union, Washington, DC, May 16, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 31.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, May 17, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 32.0
Ltr from Mrs. Thomas Spence, National President, American War Mothers, May 28, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 33.0
Typed letter from Franklin Adams, July 29, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 34.0
Typed letter from [G.?]E. Adamson with attachment: copy, letter to John J. Pershing from Wilbert C. When, October 19, 1928 series 2box 1folder 7item 35.0
Typed letter from Peggy Dougherty, March 5, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 36.0
Typed letter from W.B. Ross with attachment: Copy, letter from W.B. Ross from James W. Good, Secretary of War dated 03/08/1929, March 5, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 37.0
Ltr from W. B. Ross, Vice-President, Edwin S. Woods & Company. Includes signed carbon copy of Ltr AG 322.94 Army Band dated 3/8/29 from James W. Good, Secretary of War and copy of another letter from Good to Ross dated 3/8/29, March 11, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 38.0
Form letter (addressed to "My Dear Friend") evidently accompanying an album of photographs from Seville. Signature illegible, May 16, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 39.0
Typed letter from Rafael Salgado-Araujo (in Spanish), May 17, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 40.0
Typed letter from Victor Grabel, JUne 26, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 41.0
Handwritten letter from T.W. Hammond at Army War College, December 26, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 42.0
Typed letter from L.S. Rowe, December 31, 1929 series 2box 1folder 7item 43.0
Typed letter from John Arthur Reynolds, January 16, 1930 series 2box 1folder 7item 44.0
Typed letter from Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen, April 18, 1930 series 2box 1folder 7item 45.0
Typed letter from [Dennbach?] at Arion Singing Society, Brooklyn, NY, October 7, 1930 series 2box 1folder 7item 46.0
Letter from Hetty Damrosch, December 5, 1930 series 2box 1folder 7item 47.0
Typed letter from Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen with attachment: copy of a letter she wrote to Secretary of War Hurley dated March 3, 1931, March 3, 1931 series 2box 1folder 7item 48.0
Typed letter from C.C. Cappel, September 2, 1931 series 2box 1folder 7item 49.0
Typed letter from C.C. Cappel, September 16, 1931 series 2box 1folder 7item 50.0
Ltr from [Tomaso] "Little Chief" to "Chief", December 15, 1934 series 2box 1folder 7item 51.0
Typed letter from Phillips Carlin, December 26, 1934 series 2box 1folder 7item 52.0
Typed letter from William Manger, January 11, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 53.0
Typed letter from someone representing W.H. Newbold's Son & Co., February 2, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 54.0
Typed letter from James E. Colliflower, July 1, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 55.0
Copy, letter from E.T. Conley, July 3, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 56.0
Ltr from Maj. Gen. Amos A. Fries, General Chairman, District of Columbia Constitution Day Committee, September 12, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 57.0
Typed letter from Mary Frances Hall, December 11, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 58.0
Typed letter from E.J. Trubner, December 14, 1935 series 2box 1folder 7item 59.0
Ltr from William Manger, Counselor, Pan American Union, March 10, 1936 series 2box 1folder 7item 60.0
Typed letter from W.A. Ross, January 16, 1937 series 2box 1folder 7item 61.0
Typed letter from Edwin N.C. Barnes, April 16, 1940 series 2box 1folder 7item 62.0
Typed letter from Chester W. Holmes, April 13, 1940 series 2box 1folder 7item 63.0
Typed letter from Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen, April 18, 1940 series 2box 1folder 7item 64.0
Typed letter from Alfred E. Zealley, September 10 series 2box 1folder 7item 65.0
[Correspondence to Stannard and letter to Thomas F. Darcey, Jr. from John J. Pershing], 1924-1943 series 2box 1folder 8
Copy, letter to Stannard from John J. Pershing, April 17, 1924 series 2box 1folder 8item 1.0
Copy, letter to Stannard from John J. Pershing, March 30, 1935 series 2box 1folder 8item 2.0
Copy, letter to Thomas Darcy from John J. Pershing, June 12, 1943 series 2box 1folder 8item 3.0
[Correspondence relating to Diploma of Honor], 1930 series 2box 1folder 9
Copy of letter to Curtis D. Alway from Thomas E. Campbell, March 28, 1930 series 2box 1folder 9item 1.0
Copy of translation of citation for Diploma of Honor to Stannard (for Iberio-American Exposition in Seville), May 31, 1930 series 2box 1folder 9item 2.0
[Correspondence relating to Order of the Sun], 1933-1935 series 2box 1folder 10
Paragraph from letter, C. Noel Griffis to Mr. Franklin P. Adams, November 10, 1933 series 2box 1folder 10item 1.0
Typed letter from William Manger, January 7, 1935 series 2box 1folder 10item 2.0
[Radio Scripts], 1933-1943 series 2box 1folder 11
Columbia Network U.S. Army Band program. "Leading the Parade," [Inaugural Parade] Announcer's 2 pages, March 3, 1933 series 2box 1folder 11item 1.0
NBC Blue Network Anniversary Program. Announcer's 4 page, June 12, 1943 series 2box 1folder 11item 2.0
[Programs], 1913-1936 series 2box 1folder 12
Recital by the U.S. Army Bandmaster Class, Institute of Musical Art, January 1, 1913 series 2box 1folder 12item 1.0
Pan American Union program of Latin American Music by the U.S. Army Band (featuring a piece "dedicated to Capt. William J Stannard"), July 2, 1936 series 2box 1folder 12item 2.0
[Telegrams], 1929-1930 series 2box 1folder 13
Telegram from Isaac Gans to Captain William J. Stannard and members of the Army Band care the SS Leviathan Pier 86, New York NY, May 3, 1929 series 2box 1folder 13item 1.0
Telegram from Eduardo Lopez, President, Spanish Chamber of Commerce, May 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 13item 2.0
Telegram from Ernest and Grace, May 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 13item 3.0
Telegram from Justin Elie, May 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 13item 4.0
Telegram from Justin Elie, May 24, 1930 series 2box 1folder 13item 5.0
Telegram from Clarence, December 6, 1930 series 2box 1folder 13item 6.0
[Undated Manuscripts], undated series 2box 1folder 14
"How to induce prominent composers to write for the band," by William J. Stannard, 4 pages and copy, undated series 2box 1folder 14item 1.0
page 4, typescript by W.J. Stannard, with handwritten comments in ink, undated series 2box 1folder 14item 2.0
page 4, untitled, undated series 2box 1folder 14item 3.0
"The United States Army Band," by Captain Kendall J. Fielder, Infantry, USA, Commanding Officer of the United States Army Band, 4 pages and copy, undated series 2box 1folder 14item 4.0
Legislation for the Appointment of a Leader of the Army Band, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15
"A Bill to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army Band," S. 3824, 68th Congress, January 2, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 1.0
"Appointment of a Leader of the Army Band," Congressional Record - House, February 16, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 2.0
"Appointment of Army Band Leader," Congressional Record - Senate, February 18, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 3.0
"Appointment of a Leader of the Army Band," Congressional Record - House "Appointment of a Leader of the Army Band," Congressional Record - House, February 27, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 4.0
"Appointment of a Leader for the Army Band," Report to accompany H.R. 11253, February 4, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 5.0
"A Bill to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army Band," H.R. 11253, 68th Congress, January 2, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 6.0
"An Act to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army Band," S. 3824, 68th Congress, February 20, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 7.0
"Public - No. 530, An Act to provide for the appointment of a leader of the Army Band," 68th Congress, March 3, 1925 series 2box 1folder 15item 8.0
[Press Clippings], 1926-1950 series 2box 1folder 16
"Obituary of Franklin Pierce Adams", undated series 2box 1folder 16item 1.0
"Rites Tuesday For V. E. Buell", undated series 2box 1folder 16item 2.0
Lanier, A.S. "Letter to the editor," Washington Post, undated series 2box 1folder 16item 3.0
Pages 5 and 6, Chicago Tribune Ocean Times, undated series 2box 1folder 16item 4.0
"Welcomed to Capital: Crown Prince and Princess Visit Coolidge", undated series 2box 1folder 16item 5.0
"Swedish Royal Washington," Washington Post, April 28, 1926 series 2box 1folder 16item 6.0
"Peru Gives Order of Sun to Stannard for Inca Tunes," Washington Post, September 3, 1928 series 2box 1folder 16item 7.0
"Simplicity Marks American Buildings At Spain's Exposition" The Sunday Star, June 30, 1929 series 2box 1folder 16item 8.0
"Henry Alexander Stannard dies," N.H. Journal, December 5, 1930 series 2box 1folder 16item 9.0
"Eightieth Anniversary of the Opening of GUILFORD INSTITUTE", 1935 series 2box 1folder 16item 10.0
"Capt. Stannard, Army Band Leader Since 1923, Retires," The Washington Daily News, June 28, 1935 series 2box 1folder 16item 11.0
Photo: caption, "Retires, Leader of Army Band Leaves Service," Washington Star, June 28, 1985 series 2box 1folder 16item 12.0
Photo: caption, "Darcy to Head Army Band," Washington Times, June 28, 1985 series 2box 1folder 16item 13.0
"Capt. W. J. Stannard, Army Band's Original Leader, Dies at 66," Washington Evening Star, July 13, 1950 series 2box 1folder 16item 14.0
"Capt. Stannard Dies; 1st Head of Army Band," Washington Post, July 14, 1950 series 2box 1folder 16item 15.0
"Capt. W. Stannard, Band Leader, Dies," New York Times, July 14, 1950 series 2box 1folder 16item 16.0
[Ideal Scrapbook (Clippings)], 1929-1935 series 2box 1folder 17
Photo: Gen. John J. Pershing, founder of the U.S. Army Band, undated series 2box 1folder 17item 1.0
Photo: band, undated series 2box 1folder 17item 2.0
"Captain Stannard, Army Band Leader Since 1923, Retires," Washington News, June 28, 1935 series 2box 1folder 17item 3.0
Photo: caption, "Drops Army Band Baton," "Capt. Stannard Retires As Head of Army Band. Will Be Succeeded by Captain T.F. Darcy, Assistant Leader," Tribune, June 29, 1935 series 2box 1folder 17item 4.0
Photo: caption, "Brooklyn veterans compliment a military musician; Captain William J. Stannard", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 5.0
Photo: caption, "Army Band Serenades President and Mrs. Coolidge at White House." The Washington Evening Star, November 25, 1927 series 2box 1folder 17item 6.0
Page 12, Boston Transcript, July 23, 1928 series 2box 1folder 17item 7.0
Photo: caption, "Clarinet Section of the U. S. Army Band. Fully equipped with Silva-Bet clarinets", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 8.0
"Spanish Music", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 9.0
"War Dept. O.K.'s Stannard's March in Honor of Spain," Washington Star, September 19, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 10.0
"Ortiz Rubio Met by Stimson on Arrival at Union Station," Washington News, December 26, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 11.0
Photo: caption, "Thomas F. Darcy, second leader and trumpet soloist of the United States Army band," Washington Courier, October 21, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 12.0
"United States Army Band, Known As 'Pershing's Own,' Pleases Large Crowds at State Fair Wednesday," Shreveport Times, November 7, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 13.0
"Bandmen On Program," Winfield Daily Courier, October 21, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 14.0
"Army Band Presents Two Concerts Today," Winfield Courier, October 21, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 15.0
"Army Band Plays to Appreciative But Small Group," Evansville Courier, October 14, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 16.0
"U.S. Army Band Wins Applause," Lexington Leader, October 11, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 17.0
"Army Band Concert Was Great Success," Standard-Sentinel, October 7, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 18.0
MacBride, Jesse. "Officials Hear Army Band," Washington Times, March 20, 1926 series 2box 1folder 17item 19.0
"Army Band Has New Audience", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 20.0
"Latin-American Music Played by Army Band," Fort Worth Record-Telegram, November 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 21.0
Shutt, Minor. "Band Concerts Well Received on Wednesday," San Angelo (Texas) Times, October 31, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 22.0
"The Concerts Are Presented By Army Band," Fort Smith Times Record, October 23, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 23.0
"U.S. Army Band Leaves Here For Lock Haven", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 24.0
"Spanish Music Lures in Presentation by the U. S. Army Band," St. Louis Globe Democrat, October 15, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 25.0
Underwood, W.L. "Army Band Thrills 1,200; Elimination of Overture Brings Regret," Wichita Falls (Texas) Record News, October 20, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 26.0
"U.S. Army Band Wins Applause; Capt. Stannard and Men Present Two Brilliant Concerts at Auditorium," Lexington Leader, October 11, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 27.0
Photo: caption, "Army Band Given Welcome by Summerall," Fort Smith Times Record, undated series 2box 1folder 17item 28.0
Photo: caption, "Leader of Army Band," Shreveport Journal, November 5, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 29.0
"U. S. Army Band Pleases Crowd at the Lyceum", October 28, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 30.0
"Army Bandsmen to See Oil Capital from Air", October 22, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 31.0
"Army Band Gives Splendid Concerts Here", November 5, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 32.0
Photo: caption, "'Pershing's Own' Army Band To Be Heard Here Today," Abilene (Texas) News, November 1, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 33.0
"Stannard, 46, Is Veteran Of Bandmasters", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 34.0
"One of First Laws Of Army Is Learned By Band Members", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 35.0
"Band Delights Hearers Here", November 19, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 36.0
"Four Concerts Are Presented By Army Band", October 24, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 37.0
Marks, R.E. "Band Played to Small but Very Appreciative Audiences Saturday", January 4, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 38.0
"Army Band Well Received at Two Performances", February 8, 1928 series 2box 1folder 17item 39.0
"FAMOU-- Here Tuesday at Coliseum Under Legion", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 40.0
McIntyre, R.D. "Two Pleasing Concerts Are Given Here by United States Army Band; Soloist' Work Exceptionally Good," The Lexington (Kentucky) Herald, October 11, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 41.0
"A Message of Importance to Every Band in the INTERSTATE CONTEST. CONN Instruments are the choice of the World's Finest Bands. Captain Stannard and His Army Band Use and Endorse Them", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 42.0
"Rotary Hears Band Players", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 43.0
"PALACE. Sunday Only. 3 P.M. and 8:30. The President's Own U.S. ARMY BAND of Washington, DC", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 44.0
"TO BE GUEST OF 13TH VETS. U. S. Band Leader Attends Review April 23 and Dinner April 27", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 45.0
"Army Ban Pleases Large Audience Here" Winfield Press, October 22, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 46.0
"Band concert Pleases," The Great Bend Tribune, October 19, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 47.0
Photo: caption, "U.S. Military Band Which Will Visit Tulsa," Tulsa World, October 20, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 48.0
Photo: caption, "Rubio Here for Official Visit," The Washington Daily News, December 26, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 49.0
"Army Band to Give Another Concert Today", October 20, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 50.0
"Leader of U.S. Army Band is Given Peru Decoration," The (Washington) Evening Star, September 3, 1928 series 2box 1folder 17item 51.0
"Army Band Comes to City Sunday", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 52.0
"United Stated Army Band Arrives For Concert Here", February 9, 1928 series 2box 1folder 17item 53.0
Photo: caption, "Col. Charles A. Lindbergh making speech accepting decoration bestowed by President Coolidge in the presence of Cabinet Officers and diplomats. The U.S. Army Band (foreground) officially broadcast music for the event", undated series 2box 1folder 17item 54.0
Photo: caption, "To Introduce American Melody in Spain: Capt. William J. Stannard," The New York Times, March 24, 1929 series 2box 1folder 17item 55.0
[Press Releases], circa 1929-1935 series 2box 2folder 1
No source: "Honor conferred on the Leader of the United States Army Band", undated series 2box 2folder 1item 1.0
War Department: "Retirement of Leader of the Army Band", June 28, 1935 series 2box 2folder 1item 2.0
Composition by William J. Stannard: "The Washington Evening Star March" (piano score), undated series 2box 2folder 2
Music manuscript, undated, "The Washington Evening Star" march by William J. Stannard (piano part) (oversized), undated series 2box 2folder 2item 1.0
[Promotion and Appointment Certificates], 1904-1940 series 2box 2folder 3
Appointed Corporal in the 10th Band, Artillery Corps, Fort Banks, Massachusetts, February 19, 1904 series 2box 2folder 3item 1.0
Appointed Sergeant in the 10th Band, Artillery Corps, Fort Banks, Massachusetts, July 26, 1904 series 2box 2folder 3item 2.0
Appointed Sergeant 5th Band, Coast Artillery Corps, Fort Hamilton, New York, June 4, 1907 series 2box 2folder 3item 3.0
Appointed Chief Musician, 30th Infantry Regiment Band, Fort Wm. H. Seward, Alaska, July 10, 1913 series 2box 2folder 3item 4.0
Appointed Band Leader, HQ Company, 13th Infantry Regiment, Camp McGrath, Camp Balaugas, August 1, 1916 series 2box 2folder 3item 5.0
First Lieutenant of Infantry, National Army, July 24, 1918 series 2box 2folder 3item 6.0
First Lieutenant, Infantry, Officers' Reserve Corps, Army of the United States, February 13, 1920 series 2box 2folder 3item 7.0
Warrant Officer, Army of the United States, July 1, 1920 series 2box 2folder 3item 8.0
First Lieutenant, Infantry, Army of the United States, February 13, 1925 series 2box 2folder 3item 9.0
First Lieutenant of Infantry, Army of the United States, February 13, 1930 series 2box 2folder 3item 10.0
First Lieutenant of Infantry, Army of the United States, February 13, 1935 series 2box 2folder 3item 11.0
First Lieutenant, Auxiliary, Army of the United States, February 13, 1935 series 2box 2folder 3item 12.0
First Lieutenant, Inactive, Army of the United States, February 13, 1940 series 2box 2folder 3item 13.0

Series 3: Photographs, 1914-1935 (4 folders)

This series contains one Stannard family photograph and thirteen photographs from Stannard's career with the U.S. Army Band.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Photographs 1-11, 1914-1928 and undated series 3box 2folder 4
Thomas F. Darcy. Inscribed in ink: "To the 'Big Chief' from the 'Little Chief' with sincere good wishes Thomas F. Darcy, Jr.", undated series 3box 2folder 4item 1.0
Captioned: "The Army Band in front of the U.S. Building at the World's Fair at Seville Spain with/U.S. Commissioner General Thos. E. Campbell of Arizona and his staff", undated series 3box 2folder 4item 2.0
[The U. S. Army Band in a summer evening concert at the North Portico of the U. S. Capitol], undated series 3box 2folder 4item 3.0
[Corporal W.J. Stannard at] Fort Seward, Alaska. Photo tipped onto heavy light paper; originally this was tipped onto dark brown paper folder, removed for preservation purposes, undated series 3box 2folder 4item 4.0
Family photo by Underwood and Underwood, Washington, DC. [CWO and Mrs. William J. Stannard and infant son]. Original paper folder removed for preservation purposes, undated series 3box 2folder 4item 5.0
[Captain William J. Stannard and U.S. Army Band in concert formation at North Portico U. S. Capitol], undated series 3box 2folder 4item 6.0
Captioned: "-William J. Stannard - /Leader, United States Army Band" [Autographed photo for general publicity release]. Inscribed: "To my musical/Friends with/ best wishes/ W. J. Stannard", undated series 3box 2folder 4item 7.0
Band Leader W.J. Stannard at Presidio of San Francisco, California. Pencilled notation on front: "San Francisco/Precidio [sic]/1914" and on back: "W.J. Stannard Precidio [sic]/1914/San/Francisco", 1914 series 3box 2folder 4item 8.0
[Major William H.] Santelmann, [Leader, U.S.] Marine Band; [Chief Warrant Officer William J.] Stannard, [Leader, U.S.] Army Band; [Chief Musician Charles] Benter, [Leader, U.S.] Navy Band, September 14, 1924 series 3box 2folder 4item 9.0
[Captain W.J. Stannard, Edwin Franko Goldman, and Victor J. Grabel, founders of the American Bandmasters Association.] Inscription on back, in ink, May 1928 series 3box 2folder 4item 10.0
[Captain William J. Stannard and Lieutenant Thomas F. Darcy with others at] (inscribed in ink): "Lincoln's Tomb, Springfield, Illinois, November 11, 1928", November 11, 1928 series 3box 2folder 4item 11.0
Photograph 12, 1935 series 3box 2folder 5
Matted photo. Typed caption: "Presentation of the Resolution adopted by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union/ to Captain William J. Stannard", January 3, 1935 series 3box 2folder 5item 1.0
Photograph 13, 1935 series 3box 2folder 6
Matted photo. Typed caption: "Photograph taken on the occasion of the presentation of the Resolution adopted by the/ Governing Board of the Pan American Union to the Leaders of the United States Service", January 3, 1935 series 3box 2folder 6item 1.0
Photograph 14, undated series 3box 2folder 7
Matted photo. [The U.S. Army Band in concert formation at the North Portico, U. S. Capitol], undated series 3box 2folder 7item 1.0

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