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Jack Wainwright Collection

Abstract

Title:
Jack Wainwright Collection
Author/Creator:
Wainwright, Jack
Size:
1.00 linear foot
Bulk dates:
1923-1926
Inclusive dates:
1923-1926
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:

The Jack Wainwright Collection contains five scrapbooks of materials, mostly relating to school band contests in which Wainwright was involved between 1923 and 1926.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Jack Wainwright Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19204
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

Jack Wainwright was born in Lisbon, Ohio on 30 October 1889. Wainwright moved to moved moved to Oberlin, Ohio in 1910 where we worked as a linotype operator for the Oberlin Review. He entered the Oberlin Academy and played in the college band and conservatory orchestra. He later become director of the band and organized other bands in Wellington, Elyria, Berlin Heights, Lorain, and Olmstead Falls.

In 1913, Wainwright organized the Oberlin Boys Band and the next year they toured the eastern United States and played for President Wilson. In 1918 Wainwright enlisted in the Cleveland, Ohio Naval Reserve Band. It was while on tour with this band that Wainwright was asked to move to Fostoria, Ohio and organize a school band. In 1919, Wainwright and his wife (Jeanette Streeter) moved to Fostoria. Wainwright left Fostoria in 1930 to accept a position at Short Ridge High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was next appointed head of the music department of South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a position he held from 1933 to 1944.

After his retirement, Wainwright served three consecutive terms in the Indiana State Legislature where he served on the penal committee. He immediately organized a band in the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, where he taught music and instrument repair. Wainwright died on 5 January 1960. Wainwright is best known for being the director of the first band to win a national school band contest (in 1923). In addition, he established the first nationally known band camp, the Wainwright Band and Orchestra Camp at Oliver Lake, Indiana, in 1926. In 1943, after Wainwright's retirement, the library of this camp was given to Purdue University.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Jack Wainwright Collection consists of five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and photographs.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The scrapbooks were prepared by the Wainwright family and loaned to Lynn Sams before coming to the American Bandmasters Association Research Center.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Finding aid processed by Amanda May, November 2011.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, November 2012.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into one series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1923-1926 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains five scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, and letters relating to Jack Wainwrights life.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
1923 Newspaper Clippings, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1
The Wainwright Scrapbooks, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
John (Jack) Wainwright Biography, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
First National School Band contest in history, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 3.0
J.W. Wainwright, Director, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 4.0
Captain Wm. H. Santelmann, Leader U.S. Marine Band, Washington D.C. Judge, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 5.0
Other Contestants and Scores, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 6.0
Chicago Daily Tribune Newspaper June 8, 1923 story and huge photo of massed bands, with Jack Wainwright conducting, 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 7.0
Fostorias welcome home to Wainwright and his great band., 1923 series 1box 1folder 1item 8.0
1923 Telegrams and Letters, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2
Telegrams and letters, congratulations, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Schools bands of American $1000 check to Fostorias winning band, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 2.0
Fostoria Bands Score (34 points out of a possible 40), 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 3.0
Ohio State School Band contest of 1924, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 4.0
Competing bands in Ohio state contest, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 5.0
Wainwrights 300 piece Ohio State Fair band, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 6.0
C.M. Tremaine (Secy National Bureau for The Advancement) Letters, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 7.0
A.R. McAllister (Dir. Joliet, Illinois, High School Band) Letters of congratulations, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 8.0
Herbert L. Clarke, letter, 1923 series 1box 1folder 2item 9.0
1924 Newspaper Clippings, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3
Ohio state band contest, June 5-6-7, 1924, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 1.0
Competing bands, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 2.0
Judges, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 3.0
Fostoria, Ohio, winner, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 4.0
Photographs of bands, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 5.0
Newspaper clippings and articles, 1924 series 1box 1folder 3item 6.0
1925 Newspaper Clippings, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1
State of Ohio school band contest Akron, Ohio, May 2-22, 1925, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 1.0
Fostoria, Ohio, winner 1st place, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 2.0
Judges, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 3.0
Competing bands and their directors, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 4.0
Contest program, classes of competition, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 5.0
Placings of other competing bands, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 6.0
Newsclippings and articles, 1925 series 1box 2folder 1item 7.0
1926 Newspaper Clippings, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2
Fostoria, Ohio chosen host for 1926 national high school band contest, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 1.0
Mansfield, Ohio defeats Fostoria in the Ohio state contest of 1926, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 2.0
Mansfield decides against competing with Fostoria in the forthcoming national, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 3.0
Notes and newsclippings telling how bands raised money to come to Fostoria, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 4.0
National high school band association organized during the 1926 Fostoria national officers elected: Hyrum Lammers, Ogden, UT, president; A.R. McAllister, Joliet, IL, 1st vice president, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 5.0
J.W. Wainwright, Fostoria, OH, 2nd vice president, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 6.0
C.M. Tremaine (secy, national bureau for the advancement of music, NY City), Sec-Treas., 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 7.0
Joliet, IL high school band wins first place, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 8.0
Fostoria, OH, second place, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 9.0
Ogden, UT, third place, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 10.0
Louisville, KY, fourth place, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 11.0
Judges, White, Robinson, Maddy, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 12.0
Jack Wainwright tributes, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 13.0
Mrs. Jack Wainwright honored at 50th anniversary of Ohio Music Educators Conference, 1926 series 1box 2folder 2item 14.0

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.

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