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Paul V. Yoder Collection

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Abstract

Title:
Paul V. Yoder Collection
Author/Creator:
Yoder, Paul V.
Collection number:
0
Size:
1.00 Linear Foot
Bulk dates:
1959-1981
Inclusive dates:
1959-1981
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:

Paul Van Buskirk Yoder (1908-1990) was an internationally known conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. He was elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1963, and served on their board of directors as well as the board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Yoder was instrumental in establishing the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland and the Journal of Band Research, published by the ABA. He co-wrote a series of music theory and method books, a six volume guide to band arranging, and composed over 1,500 solo and ensemble works for young musicians. This collection consists of programs, brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence collected by Dr. Yoder. Dr. Yoder died in 1990.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Paul V. Yoder Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Paul Van Buskirk Yoder (1908-1990) was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1908. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Dakota in 1930 and taught music in public schools in Aurora, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana until 1936. While living in Chicago, working as a free-lance composer for several music publishing houses, Yoder completed a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 1941. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of North Dakota in 1958. Dr. Yoder was elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1963, and served on their board of directors as well as the board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Yoder was instrumental in establishing the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland and the Journal of Band Research, published by the ABA. He co-wrote a series of music theory and method books, as well as a six volume guide to band arranging. Dr. Yoder composed over 1,500 solo and ensemble works for young musicians and was internationally known for his work as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Yoder died in 1990.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Paul V. Yoder Collection covers the period from 1959 to 1981. The collection consists of programs, brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence collected by Dr. Yoder.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

Processed by:

Sally Roberts, June 2007

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, June 2007.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection has been divided into five series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Programs, 1959-1981 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains approximately 130 programs from concerts and recitals collected by Dr. Yoder. The materials span from 1959 to 1981, arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs, 1959-1966 series 1box 1folder 1
Programs, 1967 series 1box 1folder 2
Programs, 1968 series 1box 1folder 3
Programs, 1969 series 1box 1folder 4
Programs, 1970 series 1box 1folder 5
Programs, 1971 series 1box 1folder 6
Programs, 1972 series 1box 1folder 7
Programs, 1973-1976 series 1box 1folder 8
Programs, 1977 series 1box 1folder 9
Programs, 1978 series 1box 1folder 10
Programs, 1979 series 1box 1folder 11
Programs, 1981 series 1box 1folder 12
Programs, Undated series 1box 1folder 13

Series 2: Brochures, 1971-1972 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains festival and informational brochures sent to and collected by Dr. Yoder. The materials span from 1971 to 1972, arranged by type of brochure, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Festival Brochures, 1971-1972 series 2box 1folder 1
Odell Willis Week, 1971 series 2box 1folder 1item 1.0
Minnesota Festival of Music and Arts, 1971 series 2box 1folder 1item 2.0
Tri-State Music Festival Poster, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 3.0
International Woodwind Symposium-Univ. of Miami, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 4.0
Summer Band Camp-Univ. of Miami, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 5.0
Florida Summer Music Camp, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 6.0
Purdue Univ. Summer Music Workshops, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 7.0
Univ. of Wisconsin Workshops, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 8.0
Interlochen National Music Camp Poster, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 9.0
Northwestern Univ. Ravinia Festival, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 10.0
Brass Band Festival-Niagara Falls, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 11.0
The Contemporary Saxophonist-Univ. Of Wisconsin, 1972 series 2box 1folder 1item 12.0
Informational Brochures, 1971-1972 series 2box 1folder 2
Price Lists for DEG Music Products, Mark Educational Recordings, Marzan Tubas, ca.1971 series 2box 1folder 2item 1.0
Conductor Brochures for Merle Evans, William D. Revelli, Jack Snavely, Eugene Rousseau, ca.1971 series 2box 1folder 2item 2.0
Brochure with programs for F. Nathaniel Gatlin, ca.1971 series 2box 1folder 2item 3.0
Band Brochures: Conn Chord 1972 Parade Issue, Lenoir High School, Galesburg Band, Kiel Wisconsin Municipal Band, Sioux City Community Schools, ca.1972 series 2box 1folder 2item 4.0

Series 3: Clippings, 1961-1972 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains newspaper and magazine clippings on bands collected by Dr. Yoder. Also included are a poem by Roselyn Yoder and an article about her book series. The materials span from 1961 to 1972, arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1961-1972 series 3box 2folder 1

Series 4: Correspondence, 1961-1972 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains correspondence to Dr. Yoder regarding the American Bandmasters Association, newsletters and invitations, and personal correspondence. The materials span from 1961 to 1972, arranged by type of correspondence, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondance--ABA -- Contents: Report on Second Annual Convention- 1961, ABA Research Center Inventory and Statement of Purpose, Arthur Williams- Chairman of Sub-committee on Theses Topics, Research Committee: Band Research Study Topics, 1961-1972 series 4box 2folder 1
Correspondance--Newsletters, Invitations -- Contents: Vanguard- VanderCook College of Music Alumni Association Newsletter, 1961-1972 series 4box 2folder 2
Correspondance-- Personal -- Contents: Paul E. Bierley, Meredith Willson, Arthur Wise, Dale Harpham- United States Marine Band, 1961-1972 series 4box 2folder 3

Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1962-1971 (0.25 Linear Feet)

This series contains various other materials collected by Dr. Yoder, including a guide to the University of Maryland Libraries and a pamphlet on Notables and Music sponsored by the American Music Conference. The materials span from 1962 to 1971 with most of the material undated.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous, 1962-1972 series 5box 2folder 1

Related Material

Additional papers reside in the H.E. Nutt Archives at the VanderCook College of Music

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association Research Center

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