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Don Wilcox Collection

Abstract

Title:
Don Wilcox Collection
Author/Creator:
Wilcox, Don
Collection number:
05-102-ABA
Size:
4.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1969-2005
Inclusive dates:
1934-2009
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:

Don Gene Wilcox (b. 1934) is a twentieth and twenty-first century American collegiate band director and clinician. He was director of bands at West Virginia University for over thirty years. He is a member and past president of the American Bandmasters Association. The Don Wilcox collection contains material from 1958 to 2005 with the bulk of the materials from between 1969 and 2001. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, programs, newsletters, clippings, photos, and realia.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Don Wilcox Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19226
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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Don Gene Wilcox is an American collegiate band director. Wilcox was born in 1936 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan in 1958 and a Master of Arts Degree from California State College in 1966. Upon his graduation from the University of Michigan, he worked for several years as a public school music teacher before he was hired by California State College at Long Beach and eventually West Virginia University. At West Virginia University, Mr. Wilcox served as the director of the marching band from 1971 to 1997 and as the director of bands from 1997 until his retirement in 2005.

Throughout his time as a teacher, Mr. Wilcox frequently worked as a guest clinician and conductor for high school honor and festival bands. He has been a member of the American Bandmasters Association since 1985 and was elected president in 2001.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Don Wilcox collection contains material from 1934 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials from between 1969 and 2005. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, programs, newsletters, clippings, photos, and realia.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the library by Don Wilcox in 2005. Additional materials were transferred in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Adam Gallob and Michael Casto, August 2011 and October 2012

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Programs, 1959-2005 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains programs from concerts associated with Don Wilcox. This series is broken into 10 subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
University of Michigan Programs, 1956-1967 series 1box 1folder 1
Gephart Programs, 1959-1963 series 1box 1folder 2
Boron High School Programs, 1960-1963 series 1box 1folder 3
Anaheim High School Programs, 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 4
Long Beach Programs, 1967-1969 series 1box 1folder 5
Wichita State University Programs, 1970-1971 series 1box 1folder 6
WVU Programs, folder 1, 1970-1979 series 1box 1folder 7
WVU Programs, folder 2, 1980-1989 series 1box 1folder 8
WVU Programs, folder 3, 1990-1999 series 1box 2folder 1
WVU Programs, folder 4, 2000-2001 series 1box 2folder 2
WVU Programs, folder 5, 2001-2003 series 1box 2folder 3
WVU Programs, folder 6, 2003-2005 series 1box 2folder 4
Festival Programs, folder 1, 1970-1979 series 1box 2folder 5
Festival Programs, folder 2, 1980-1989 series 1box 2folder 6
Festival Programs, folder 3, 1990-1999 series 1box 3folder 1
Festival Programs, folder 4, 2000-2008 series 1box 3folder 2
Special Concert Programs, 1981-2002 series 1box 3folder 3
Other Programs, A-E, 1965-1977 series 1box 3folder 4
Other Programs, F-M, 1955-1975 series 1box 3folder 5
Other Programs, N-Sh, 1959-1979, 2007 series 1box 3folder 6
Other Programs, Si-Z, 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 1

Series 2: Correspondence, 1965-2003 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains both personal and professional correspondence to Don Wilcox.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 2000-2005 series 2box 4folder 2
Correspondence, 1990-1999 series 2box 4folder 3
Correspondence, 1980-1989 series 2box 4folder 4
Correspondence, 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 5
Correspondence, 1960-1969 series 2box 4folder 6
Correspondence, undated series 2box 4folder 7

Series 3: Photographs, 1 folder (undated)

This series contains several photos of Don Wilcox.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photos, undated series 3box 4folder 8
Photo of Carl Busch, 1934 series 3box 4folder 9

Series 4: Resumes, 1971-2004 (1 folder)

This series contains two rsums belonging to Don Wilcox.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Resume, 1971-2004 series 4box 5folder 1

Series 5: Wilcox Authored Material, 2000, undated (1 folder)

This series contains materials written by Don Wilcox including speeches and a marching band handbook.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Marching Band Planning, Preparation, and Performance ABA and JBA speeches, undated series 5box 5folder 2

Series 6: Realia, 1971-2001 (1 folder)

This series contains ribbons, a certificate, and an Aaron Copland signed letter and score cover page.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Realia, 1971-2001 and undated series 6box 5folder 3
Ribbon: TMEA All-State Conductor, undated series 6box 5folder 3item 1.0
Name badge, TMEA clinician, undated series 6box 5folder 3item 2.0
Name badge, ABA convention, 2001 series 6box 5folder 3item 3.0
Certificate of Service from the West Virginia University Faculty Senate, 2000 series 6box 5folder 3item 4.0
Photocopy of signed correspondence and score of Emblems from Aaron Copland, 1971-1972 series 6box 5folder 3item 5.0
Ribbon: Judge, Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, undated series 6box 5folder 3item 6.0
Name badge, 55th Annual Midwest Clinic, undated series 6box 5folder 3item 7.0

Series 7: Festival and Clinic Materials, 1974-2003 (4 folders)

This series contains booklets, pamphlets, itineraries, and advertisements for various music festivals.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Festival and Clinic Materials, 1999-2001 series 7box 5folder 4
Festival and Clinic Materials (ABA Convention Programs), 1991, 2001-2007 series 7box 5folder 5
Festival and Special event Pamphlets, Booklets, Documents, 1977-2003 series 7box 5folder 6
Festival Itineraries, 1976-2002 series 7box 5folder 7

Series 8: Clippings, 1980-2001 (1 folder)

This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings related to Don Wilcox.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1980-2001 series 8box 5folder 8

Series 9: West Virginia University Administrative Documents, 1980-2003 (1 folder)

This series contains various WVU administrative documents such as teacher evaluations, teacher responsibilities, marching band handbooks, and class syllabi.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
WVU Administrative Documents, 1980-2003 series 9box 6folder 6

Series 10: Audio and Video Materials, 1969-1981 (53 items)

This series contains 33 reels of recordings conducted by Don Wilcox, 11 LPs conducted by Don Wilcox and other audio and video associated with Don Wilcox.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Audio and Video Materials, box 1 series 10box 7folder 1
Halftime 1963, Don Wilcox, 1963 series 10box 7folder 1item 1.0
Halftime 1963, Don Wilcox, 1963 series 10box 7folder 1item 2.0
Halftime Westminster Game, Oct 4, 1963, Don Wilcox, Oct. 4, 1963 series 10box 7folder 1item 3.0
Halftime, Oct 22 1965, Competition Show, Don Wilcox, Oct. 22, 1965 series 10box 7folder 1item 4.0
RAMs Halftime, Nov 29, 1965, Competition Show, Don Wilcox, Nov. 29, 1965 series 10box 7folder 1item 5.0
West Virginia University Wind Symphony, 1998 series 10box 7folder 1item 6.0
An audio cassette tape of a venal record that Don Wilcox had converted to an audio cassette, 1992 series 10box 7folder 1item 7.0
The Pride of West Virginia: A Quarter Century with the Mountaineer Marching Band, 1971-1996 series 10box 7folder 1item 8.0
The Pride of West Virginia: Mountaineer Marching Band 1997 Season Highlights, 1997 series 10box 7folder 1item 9.0
Audio Reel, undated series 10box 7folder 1item 10.0
Audio Reel, undated series 10box 7folder 1item 11.0
Audio and Video Materials, box 2 series 10box 8folder 1
Revelli Afternoon Tape I, April 17, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 1.0
Revelli Evening Tape II, April 17, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 2.0
Revelli Evening Reh. 8:30 Tape III, April 17, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 3.0
Revelli Morning Reh. Tape IV, April 18, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 4.0
Revelli 9:45 reh. Tape V, April 18, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 5.0
Revelli Tape VI, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 6.0
Revelli Lecture Part I Tape VII, April 18, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 7.0
Revelli Tape VIII, 1978 series 10box 8folder 1item 8.0
Revelli Tape IX, undated series 10box 8folder 1item 9.0
Audio and Video Materials, box 3 series 10box 9folder 1
Chaffey Game Halftime, Sept 25, 1964, Don Wilcox, D.M. John Hausey, Sept 25, 1964 series 10box 9folder 1item 1.0
Homecoming and Pre-Game, 1965, Don Wilcox, D.M. Rick Krey and Alumni Band, 1965 series 10box 9folder 1item 2.0

Related Material

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

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.