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Kenneth Slater Collection

Abstract

Title:
Kenneth Slater Collection
Author/Creator:
Slater, Kenneth
Collection number:
98-34-ABA
Size:
17.00 Linear Feet
Bulk dates:
1940-1980
Inclusive dates:
1859-2006
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 conductor and cornetist, Kenneth Slater (1917-2005) was involved with numerous bands throughout his career. He performed with the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band and the United States Army Field Band, where he was the cornet soloist for nearly a decade. Later he became the director of the Almas Temple Band (Washington, DC) and Hagerstown Municipal Band (Maryland). In addition, Slater was also a charter member of the Shrine Bandmasters, a Past President of the Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, and an active member of the American Bandmasters Association. The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, programs and tour itineraries, military documents, books, newsletters, articles, newspaper clippings, scores: published and manuscript, photographs, regalia, and other memorabilia related to Slater's career; the ensembles with which he was involved; and the colleagues with whom he had close relationships including Merle Evans, Joseph Losh, Leonard Smith, and his father, George H. Slater.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Kenneth Slater Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/3002
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

The distinguished band director Kenneth B. Slater was born in 1917 in Cohoes, New York. His earliest musical instruction came on the cornet under his father, George H. Slater. Upon graduation from the New York Military Academy Band in 1937, Slater accepted a position as a trumpet player in the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. Ten years later he was appointed cornet soloist with the United States Army Field Band, a position he would hold for another decade. Shortly before his retirement from the military, Slater became director of the Almas Temple Shrine Band in Washington, D.C. In 1959 he was appointed director of the Hagerstown Municipal Band in Maryland, a position he would hold for a decade. Slater also served briefly as director of the Shippensberg, Pennsylvania City Band. Slater is a member of the Almas Temple, Washington, D.C., a charter member of the Shrine Bandmasters, a Past President of the Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, and a member of the American Bandmasters Association.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Kenneth Slater Collection covers the period from 1859 to 1997; the bulk of the materials date from 1940 to 1980. The collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, programs and tour itineraries, military documents, books, newsletters, articles, newspaper clippings, scores: published and manuscript, photographs, regalia, and other memorabilia related to Slater's career; the ensembles with which he was involved including the United States Marine Band, the United States Army Field Band, the Hagerstown Municipal Band, and the Almas Temple Band; and the colleagues with whom he had close relationships including Merle Evans, Joseph Losh, Leonard Smith, and his father, George H. Slater.

Prior to its arrival at the American Bandmasters Association Research Center in 1997, the Kenneth Slater Collection was arranged around the individuals, ensembles, and professional organizations with which he was involved. That organization has been retained wherever possible. As a result, the collection is divided into ten series.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Kenneth Slater, 2 October 1997 (98-34-ABA) and Gifts of Mrs. Slater in November 2008 (09-50-ABA) and January 2009 (09-92-ABA).

Processing Information

Processed by:

Patrick Warfield, August 2001. Revised by Sally Roberts (March 2006), Mary Crauderueff (Winter 2009), and Amanda Holgate (May 2009).

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, August 2007. Updated by Mary Crauderueff, June 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1937-2006 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains over three hundred items organized by correspondent or corresponding agency. There are letters to and from family, friends, and business associates. Prominent correspondents include: Eugene Allen, Kenny Althouse, Vincent Bach, Harold Bachman, Glenn Bainum, Paul Bierley, John Bourgeois, Peter Puys, Robert Barnhouse, Robert Hoe, the H.N. White Company, Charles Payne, John Paynter, William Revelli, Frank Simon, and many others. Topics range from customer complaints to Slater's private students. Entries listed by agency often include the corresponding individual(s). Other series in the Slater Collection contain their own correspondence subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence A, 1951-2005, undated series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence B, 1949-2004 series 1box 2folder 2
Correspondence C, 1959-1996, undated series 1box 2folder 3
Correspondence D, 1951-1990, undated series 1box 2folder 4
Correspondence E, 1962-2005 series 1box 2folder 5
Correspondence F, 1947-2005 series 1box 2folder 6
Correspondence G, 1958-2003 series 1box 2folder 7
Correspondence H, 1955-2002 series 1box 3folder 1
Correspondence I, 1948-1968 series 1box 3folder 2
Correspondence J, 1977-1978, 1987-2002 series 1box 3folder 3
Correspondence K, 1962-2002 series 1box 3folder 4
Correspondence L, 1943-2002 series 1box 3folder 5
Correspondence M, 1940-2002, undated series 1box 3folder 6
Correspondence N, 1946-1997 series 1box 3folder 7
Correspondence O, 1967 series 1box 3folder 8
Correspondence P, 1944-2002, undated series 1box 3folder 9
Correspondence R, 1948-2001, undated series 1box 4folder 1
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, Christmas greetings from Elliot L. Richardson, 1968-2000 series 1box 4folder 2
Correspondence S, 1948-2002 series 1box 4folder 3
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, Christmas greetings, Senator Saltonstall, 1961-1978, undated series 1box 4folder 4
Correspondence T, 1966-2000 series 1box 4folder 5
Correspondence U, 1943-2005 series 1box 4folder 6
Correspondence V, 1948-2002 series 1box 4folder 7
Correspondence W, 1946-1998, undated series 1box 4folder 8
Correspondence Y, 2001-2003 series 1box 4folder 9
Correspondence Z, 1965-1984, 1998, 2003 series 1box 4folder 10
Various Correspondents, 1974-2006, undated series 1box 4folder 11
Unidentified Correspondents, 1965-1984, 1998, 2003 series 1box 4folder 12

Series 2: The United States Marine Band, 1922-2004 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials relating to this ensemble, of which Slater was a member between 1937 and 1947. This series includes a large number of newspaper clippings relating to the Marine Band and its members. In addition to containing correspondence with band members and leaders, this series contains a large collection of Marine Band programs from 1922 to 1996. This series contains more than 140 concert, dinner, and meeting programs of the United States Marine Band, the Alfalfa Club, the Gridiron Club, the Military Order of the Barabao, and the Marine Corps Women's Reserve. It contains promotional materials and histories, including flyers, posters, and greeting cards promoting the Marine band, as well as magazine articles and pamphlets on the history of the ensemble. Finally, the series is valuable for its significant number of materials relating to specific actions undertaken by the band, including tour itineraries, rank and grade restrictions on bandleaders, authorization for marine Band trips, and copies of documents regarding legal issues involving the band.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence -- Contains greeting cards and letters to and from John Bourgeois (Leader, Marine Band), Robert Cushman (Commandant, Marine Corps), Dale Harpham (Leader, Marine Band), and others., 1950-1996 series 2box 5folder 1
Marine Band Programs, 1922 series 2box 5folder 2
Marine Band Programs, 1930s series 2box 5folder 3
Marine Band Programs, 1940-1944 series 2box 5folder 4
Marine Band Programs, 1945-1949 series 2box 5folder 5
Marine Band Programs, 1955-1996 series 2box 5folder 6
Marine Band Programs, 1922-1946, undated series 2box 5folder 7
The Alfalfa Club Programs, 1975 series 2box 5folder 8
The Gridiron Club, 1939, 1975 series 2box 5folder 9
The Military Order of the Carabao, 1975-1979 series 2box 5folder 10
The Marine Corps Women's Reserve, 1944 series 2box 5folder 11
Promotional Materials and Histories -- Contains autographed photo of Marine Band, signed by John R Bourgeois, 1992., 1959-1992, undated series 2box 5folder 12
Newsletter: United States Marine Band Notes, 1990-1991 series 2box 6folder 1
Newsletter: Association of Retired and Reserve Members of the United States Marine Band: "The Bandwagon", 1954-1981 series 2box 6folder 2
Other Newsletters -- Contains selected issues of Semper Fidelis and the Naval Reserve Association News, 1962-1988 series 2box 6folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 5
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 6
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 7
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 8
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 9
Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1990s series 2box 6folder 10
Itineraries and Tour Materials, 1935-1947 series 2box 6folder 11
Legal Issues, 1943-1984 series 2box 6folder 12
Individuals: Williams Bill (clarinetist), 1987 series 2box 7folder 1
Individuals: Kenneth Douse (saxophonist), 1983 series 2box 7folder 2
Individuals: Donald Kimball (euphoniumist), 1987 series 2box 7folder 3
Individuals: Arthur Lehman (euphoniumist), 1972, 1969, 1992 series 2box 7folder 4
Individuals: Paul Gogel (clarinetist), 1981 series 2box 7folder 5
Individuals: Dale Harpham (former leader), 1993 series 2box 7folder 6
Individuals: Charles Owen (percussionist), 1985 series 2box 7folder 7
Individuals: Francis Maria Scala (former leader), photocopy of article, undated series 2box 7folder 8
Individuals: John Phillip Sousa (former leader), 1966, 1971, undated series 2box 7folder 9
Memorabilia -- Contains booklets, leave passes, tickets, stickers, and other items Slater collected while with the Marine Band., undated series 2box 7folder 10
Photographs, scanned images and articles, 1939-2004 series 2box 7folder 11

Series 3: The United States Army Field Band, 1947-1997 (1.50 linear feet)

This series largely parallels Series II in its content and organization. Slater was a member of this band between 1947 and 1957, and much of the series consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and band publications from that period. It also includes publications, press releases, rosters and orders, itineraries and tour materials, photographs, and a small number of items related to the National Concert Band. This series also contains several photographs of the band and a significant amount of materials relating to the band's 1953 European tour.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence -- Contains congratulatory letters, as well as invitations to social events., 1955-1996 series 3box 8folder 1
Programs, 1947-1949 series 3box 8folder 2
Programs, 1950-1996 series 3box 8folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1947-1965, 1980, undated series 3box 8folder 4
Publications -- Contains promotional materials and historical pamphlets., 1952, 1966-1985, 1991-1995, undated series 3box 8folder 5
Press Releases, 1947-1948, 1954-1955, undated series 3box 8folder 6
Rosters and Orders -- Contains official orders regarding the Field Band as well as rosters of the band's members., 1949-1989 series 3box 8folder 7
Tours and Itineraries, 1948-1956 series 3box 9folder 1
European Tour, maps and other memorabilia, 1953 series 3box 9folder 2
European Tour, books and pamphlets from places on the tour, 1953 series 3box 9folder 3
European Tour, photographs and other memorabilia, 1952-1953 series 3box 9folder 4
European Tour, 1953 series 3box 9folder 5
Regalia and Mementos -- Contains Slater's uniform insignia, as well as a small number of concert passes and other mementos of his service., undated series 3box 10folder 1
Photographs of Army Field Band and predecessor Army Ground Forces Band, 1957, 1963, undated series 3box 10folder 2
Photographs, 1947-1997 series 3box 10folder 3
National Concert Band, 1967-1984, 1995, undated series 3box 10folder 4

Series 4: Almas Temple Band, 1946-2005 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials related to Slater's tenure as bandleader of the Almas Temple, Oasis of Washington, DC between 1953 and 1962, and his work with the Shrine Bandmasters. The series includes correspondence with band members, programs, and other items regarding both the Almas Temple Band and the more general activities of the Almas Temple. It also contains general mailings, as well as pamphlets and other explanatory documents regarding the Masonic organizations. It contains bylaws and other organizational documents. This series contains rosters, programs, newspaper clippings, and other materials. It also contains selected issues of the newsletter, "The Shrine Bandwagon." This series contains bank receipts and expense lists. This series contains Harry and Mildred Bell's "That's Why I'm a Shriner" and a collection of Shrine band pieces from Lavell Publishing. This series includes newspaper clippings. This series contains name badges, employee passes, and membership cards. This series contains select issues of Almas Alibi: A.A.O.N.M.S., Almas Temple, Oasis of Washington D.C. (also known as Almas Life), as well as other publications and souvenir programs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1946 series 4box 11folder 1
Correspondence, 1947 series 4box 11folder 2
Correspondence, 1949 series 4box 11folder 3
Correspondence, 1953 series 4box 11folder 4
Correspondence, 1954 series 4box 11folder 5
Correspondence, 1955 series 4box 11folder 6
Correspondence, 1956 series 4box 11folder 7
Correspondence, 1957 series 4box 11folder 8
Correspondence, 1958 series 4box 11folder 9
Correspondence, 1959 series 4box 11folder 10
Correspondence, 1960 series 4box 11folder 11
Correspondence, 1961 series 4box 12folder 1
Correspondence, undated series 4box 12folder 2
General Shrine Information, 1955-1961, undated series 4box 12folder 3
Kenneth Slater - Director, 1955-2005, undated series 4box 12folder 4
Shiners Hospital for Children certificate in memory of Kenneth B. Slater, 2005 series 4box 12folder 5
Temple Band Organizational Documents, 1948, 1956, undated series 4box 12folder 6
Band Materials, 1952-1961, undated series 4box 12folder 7
Financial Materials, 1954-1961, undated series 4box 12folder 8
Music, undated series 4box 12folder 9
Newspaper Clippings, 1958, 1963, undated series 4box 12folder 10
Regalia, 1954-1958, undated series 4box 12folder 11
Photograph, undated series 4box 12folder 12
Almas Alibi/Alma Life, 1947-1949 series 4box 13folder 1
Almas Alibi/Alma Life, 1954-1955 series 4box 13folder 2
Almas Alibi/Alma Life, 1956-1959 series 4box 13folder 3
Almas Alibi/Alma Life, 1960-1964 series 4box 13folder 4
Almas Alibi/Alma Life, 1971-1994 series 4box 13folder 5
Other Publications and Souvenir Programs, 1946-1947, 1953-1961, undated series 4box 13folder 6

Series 5: Hagerstown Municipal Band, 1914, 1940-2004, undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials relating to one of the most significant periods of Slater's career, his tenure as director of the Hagerstown Municipal Band in Maryland. This series includes organizational documents regarding the band, correspondence with band members, concert programs, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Memorandum of Agreement, 1961 series 5box 14folder 1
Constitution and By-Laws, undated series 5box 14folder 2
Financial, 1961-1966 series 5box 14folder 3
Histories, 1967-1968, undated series 5box 14folder 4
Schedules, undated series 5box 14folder 5
Band Rosters, 1960-1967 series 5box 14folder 6
Programs, 1940-1990 series 5box 14folder 7
Publications, 1961-1968, 1983, undated series 5box 14folder 8
Newspaper Clippings, 1949-1965, 1996-1997, undated series 5box 14folder 9
Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1969, 1975, 1979, 1987, 1990, undated series 5box 14folder 10
Music, 1914, undated series 5box 14folder 11
Photographs, undated series 5box 14folder 12
Photographs and articles, 1961-1966, 2004, undated series 5box 14folder 13

Series 6: Associations and Bands, 1945-2006 (2.25 linear feet)

This series contains materials relating to three of the associations with which Slater was involved. The first contains correspondence, convention materials, and newspaper clippings regarding the American Bandmasters Association. Many of the materials are related to Slater's election to the American Bandmasters Association and to John Phillip Sousa's election to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. There are also documents regarding the Association's efforts to have Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever named the National March of the United States. The second is the Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, which includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, and other materials. The third association is the Windjammers Unlimited, which includes issues of their newsletter, Circus Fire, convention materials, and programs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Bandmasters Association, Correspondence, including ABA business, Slater's election to the ABA, John Philip Sousa's election to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, and conventions, 1961-1968 series 6box 15folder 1
American Bandmasters Association, Convention Materials and Mailings, 1958, 1965-1976, 1981, 1992 series 6box 15folder 2
American Bandmasters Association, Newspaper Clippings, 1967, undated series 6box 15folder 3
American Bandmasters Association, Congressional Record (includes mention of Stars and Stripes Forever), June 5, 1975 series 6box 15folder 4
American Bandmasters Association, Correspondence, clippings, and legal documents relating to the ABA's efforts to have Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever becoming the National March, 1975-1977, 1987 series 6box 15folder 5
American Bandmasters Association, Programs, 1999, 2008 series 6box 15folder 6
American Bandmasters Association, Foundation and Kenneth B. Slater Memorial, 2005, 2007 series 6box 15folder 7
American Bandmasters Association, Edwin Franko Goldman, 1951, 1998 series 6box 15folder 8
American Bandmasters Association, Miscellaneous Materials, 1915, 1965, 1970-1972, 1978, 2004-2005 series 6box 15folder 9
Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, 1968-1978, undated series 6box 16folder 1
Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, 1962-1968, undated series 6box 16folder 2
Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, 1945, 1948, 1968-1974, 1991, undated series 6box 16folder 3
Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, 1948, 1963-64, 1972-73, 1990, undated series 6box 16folder 4
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1983 series 6box 17folder 1
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1984 series 6box 17folder 2
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1985 series 6box 17folder 3
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1986 series 6box 17folder 4
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1987 series 6box 17folder 5
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1988 series 6box 17folder 6
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1989 series 6box 17folder 7
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1990 series 6box 17folder 8
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1991 series 6box 17folder 9
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1992 series 6box 17folder 10
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1993 series 6box 18folder 1
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1994 series 6box 18folder 2
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1995 series 6box 18folder 3
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1996 series 6box 18folder 4
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Circus Fanfare, 1997 series 6box 18folder 5
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Convention Materials: schedules, programs, maps, and correspondence, 1985-1997 series 6box 18folder 6
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Programs, 1987-1997 series 6box 18folder 7
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Memorabilia, pin and bumper sticker, 1991, undated series 6box 18folder 8
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc. Miscellaneous Materials, 1998-2008 series 6box 18folder 9
National Concert Band of America, 1975-1976 series 6box 19folder 1
Virginia Grand Military Band, 1975-2005 series 6box 19folder 2
The Carlisle Band (Pennsylvania), 2006, undated series 6box 19folder 3
Indiana Wind Symphony, 2003 series 6box 19folder 4

Series 7: Individuals, 1888-1997, undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains materials concerning several well-known band musicians with which Slater had a close relationship. The materials in this series were separated from the rest of the collection, probably by Slater himself.

Subseries 7.1: Merle Evans, 1938-1990 (0.25 linear feet)

The first subseries contains information related to the circus bandleader Merle Evans. Included are correspondence, programs, route sheets, newspaper clippings, and a small number of photographs, as well as materials regarding the establishments of the Merle Evans Collection at the University of Maryland. The concert programs are predominantly of the Windjammers, Unlimited Circus Concert Band, as well as a few other ensembles, mostly led by Evans.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1947-1990series 7.1box 20folder 1
Correspondence, 1947-1990series 7.1box 20folder 2
Programs and Announcements, 1968-1992series 7.1box 20folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1948-1988series 7.1box 20folder 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1948-1988series 7.1box 20folder 5
The Merle Evans Collection at the University of Maryland, 1988-1990series 7.1box 20folder 6
Photographs, 1938-1948series 7.1box 20folder 7
Evans and Slater, 1946-1947, 1984-1985, 1997, undated.series 7.1box 20folder 8

Subseries 7.2: Joseph Losh, 1969-1995 (0.25 linear feet)

The second subseries contains materials relating to Joseph Losh, a trumpet player and student at the Ernest Williams Music School. Losh was also a member of Windjammers Unlimited and the Commander and Band Director of the John Philip Sousa American Legion Post. Included are correspondence and newsletters of the John Philip Sousa American Legion Post.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1979-1993series 7.2box 20folder 9
John Philip Sousa American Legion Post, 1993-1995series 7.2box 20folder 10
Biographical Materials, 1993, 1995, undatedseries 7.2box 20folder 11
Music, 1969, 1993, undatedseries 7.2box 20folder 12

Subseries 7.3: George Slater, 1888-1990, undated (1.75 linear feet)

The third subseries contains materials related to Slater's father, George Slater. Included are correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, publications, music, memorabilia, and photographs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1922-1957series 7.3box 21folder 1
Programs, 1922-1967series 7.3box 21folder 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1942-1990series 7.3box 21folder 3
Publications - Temple Materials, Oriental News, Syria Temple Pilgrimage to the Pacific Coast, 1922, 1948-1964series 7.3box 21folder 4
Publications - The Musician, The Pennsylvania Bandsman, Orchestra and String Music Catalog, Program Planning for Your Band, 1961-1964, undatedseries 7.3box 21folder 5
Publications - Troy Academy and The Catamount, 1900, 1943series 7.3box 21folder 6
Unpublished Items - Contains "Comprehensive Cylinder Record Index, Part III, Edison Blue Amberol Records," "Revised Price List of 1875, M. Slater," Lynn Sams, "George H. Slater," and "Cornet & Trombone Recordings.", undatedseries 7.3box 21folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1920series 7.3box 21folder 8
Music - Contains a notebook of printed and manuscript music entitled "Pryor's Band, Royal Scotch Highlanders", undatedseries 7.3box 22folder 1
Memorabilia - Contains a "Memorial Record of George Slater," a notepad, wedding anniversary napkins, and five medals, 1949, 1956, 1962, 1964series 7.3box 22folder 2
Contains five medals awarded to George Slater from The American Legion, the VFW, the Conn Company, and the AFM, 1928, undatedseries 7.3box 23folder 1
Caledonian Game metals, 1888, 1889series 7.3box 23folder 2
Postcard, March 1908, wagon and young men [Dana's Musical Institute?], 1908series 7.3box 24folder 1
Postcard, March 1908, marching brass band [Dana's Musical Institute?], 1908series 7.3box 24folder 2
Postcard, L. Dean Sauds [?] in Dana's Musical Institute uniform, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 3
Postcard, men in front of Dana's Musical Institute, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 4
Postcard, man in front of Dana's Musical Institute, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 5
Postcard, 1908-1909, Military Orchestra of Tustin, Wisconsin, ca 1908-1909series 7.3box 24folder 6
Postcard of High Street & Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 7
Postcard, B.D. Gilliland, Cornet Soloist and Director Black Hussar Band, Warren, Ohio, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 8
Postcard, The Black Hussar Band of Warren, Ohio, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 9
Postcard of the Mahoning River and Bridge, Warren, Ohio, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 10
Postcard of containing the portraits of many young men in Uniform, undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 11
Placard containing the words: "Scenes in Warren.", undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 12
Photograph, George Slater[?], undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 13
Photograph, Al Cohoes [?] High School Junior Prom Musical Act (George Slater on trombone), 1926series 7.3box 24folder 14
Photograph, Marching band at the Eleventh National Convention of the American Legion (George Slater, conductor), 1929series 7.3box 24folder 15
Photograph, Hartford, Connecticut Shriners Band 1939 in Baltimore, Maryland, (George Slater on Trombone), 1939series 7.3box 24folder 16
Photograph, Bennington High School Band [George Slater, conductor], 07/13/41?series 7.3box 24folder 17
Photograph, Bennington High School Orchestra (George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 18
Photograph, C.B.S. Staff Orchestra: Station W.G.Y. (George Slater, trombone)Photograph, C.B.S. Staff Orchestra: Station W.G.Y. (George Slater, trombone), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 19
Photograph, 105th Infantry Marching Band (Capt. George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 20
Photograph, Union Fire Company Band, Ballston, New York (George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 21
Photograph, Border Park Concert [?] Slater Band (George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 22
Photograph, Wiltshire Oriental Sphinx Band, Atlantic City (George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 23
Photograph, Ballston Fire Company Band (George Slater, conductor), undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 24
One empty cardboard picture frame labeled as "George Slater Pryor Band", undatedseries 7.3box 24folder 25

Subseries 7.4: Leonard Smith and the Detroit Concert Band, 1946-1995, undated (0.50 linear feet)

The fourth subseries contains materials related to Leonard Smith, director of the Detroit Concert Band. Included are correspondence, publications, programs, clippings, music, and teaching materials. Concert programs include for the Allentown Band, Blossom Festival Concert Band, Detroit Concert Band, Virginia Grand Military band, and other ensembles. Detroit Concert Band materials includes promotional materials, their statement of purpose, and a description of the Leonard B. Smith Band Library. There are additional materials in Oversize Box 1.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1946-1979series 7.4box 25folder 1
"Band Fan: The Detroit Concert Band Newsletter" select issues from volume 4 (1977) to volume 17 (1995), 1977-1995series 7.4box 25folder 2
Programs and Announcements, 1965-1995series 7.4box 25folder 3
Publications, 1958-1994series 7.4box 25folder 4
Detroit Concert Band Materials, undatedseries 7.4box 25folder 5
Music: Smith's The Baton Twirler, 1st B-flat Cornet Part, 1954series 7.4box 25folder 6
Teaching Materials, undatedseries 7.4box 25folder 7
Photograph of Leonard Smith Band, 1949series 7.4box 25folder 8

Subseries 7.5: Ernest Williams Alumni Association, 1993-1997 (0.50 linear feet)

The fifth subseries contains materials related to the Ernest Williams Alumni Association. Included are correspondence, programs, and photographs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Correspondence, 1993-1997series 7.5box 25folder 9
Program, 1995series 7.5box 25folder 10
Alumni Materials, 1994-1995, 1997series 7.5box 25folder 11
Ernest Williams Alumni Association reunion at the University of Maryland, July 1996series 7.5box 25folder 12

Series 8: Programs, 1922-1997, undated (1.25 linear feet)

This series contains over 150 programs of various musical ensembles and other events collected by Slater. It includes programs from concerts Slater guest conducted, for military band concerts, non-military band concerts, non-musical events such as religious services, and orchestral, solo, and chamber ensemble concert programs.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Programs - Guest Conducting, 1946, 1964-79, 1994, 1997, undated series 8box 25folder 13
Programs - United States Military Band, 1922, 1946, 1949, 1954, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1992-1995 series 8box 25folder 14
Various Programs, 1953, 1961-67, 1974-75, 1982-90, 1996-97, undated series 8box 26folder 1
Various Programs, 1928, 1948, 1956, 1962-70, 1975-79, 1983-84, 1990-1996, undated series 8box 26folder 2
Various Programs, 1944-1947, 1953, 1955, 1961-74, 1977, 1990-1995, undated series 8box 26folder 3
Non-Band Concert Programs, 1945-49, 1955-57, 1961-1967, 1987-1988, 1994-1996, undated series 8box 27folder 1
Religious and other non-music event programs, 1939-1949, 1956-1968, 1974, 1985 series 8box 27folder 2

Series 9: Books, Articles, and Catalogues, 1909-2005, undated (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains a small number of published materials. Most of these are music dictionaries and teachers' guides. There are also a few music-related catalogues.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Music Dictionary, 1961 series 9box 28folder 1
Music Dictionary & Essential Fundamentals, 1932 series 9box 28folder 2
The Violin, How to Make It, undated series 9box 28folder 3
Louis Elson, Elson's Pocket Music Dictionary, 1909 series 9box 28folder 4
Robert Lewis, The Sacred Word and its Creative Overtones: Relating Religion and Science through Music, 1986 series 9box 28folder 5
Mary Rasmussen, A Teacher's Guide to the Literature of Brass Instruments, 1964 series 9box 28folder 6
Charles Righter, Gridiron Pageantry: The Story of the Marching Band, 1941 series 9box 28folder 7
Frank Seltzer, The Art of Playing the Cornet without Pressure, 1920 series 9box 28folder 8
Shepherd College Repertoire Listings (Kenneth Slater, Trumpet), 1970, 1972 series 9box 28folder 9
"The Easy Way to Play Brass Instruments," article, undated series 9box 28folder 10
"Exercises on Easy Tone Production", undated series 9box 28folder 11
Ed Myers Band Instrument Repair Shop Supplies, undated series 9box 28folder 12
Metropolitan Music Co, 1953-1956 series 9box 28folder 13
Uniforms by Ostwald, 1949, 1951, undated series 9box 28folder 14
International Music for Band-Orchestra, Piano, Accordion, Concertina, undated series 9box 28folder 15
CD linear notes - "Echoes From Asbury Park" Arthur Pryor and His band, 2006 series 9box 28folder 16
Bierley, Paul E. - The Music of Henry Fillmore and Will Huff, undated series 9box 29folder 1
Bierley, Paul E. - Hallelujah Trombone! (The Story of Henry Fillmore), undated series 9box 29folder 2
Bridges, Glenn - Pioneers In Brass, undated series 9box 29folder 3
Bridges, Glenn - Pioneers In Brass, undated series 9box 29folder 4
Wanless, Dorothy - Auburn University Band 1897-1997, undated series 9box 29folder 5
Bryant, Carolyn - And the Band Played On, undated series 9box 30folder 1
Darlington, Marwood - Irish Orpheus: The Life of Patrick S. Gilmore, Bandmaster Extraordinary, undated series 9box 30folder 2
Freedland, Michael - Music Man: The Story of Frank Simon, undated series 9box 30folder 3
Garofalo, Robert and Elrod, Mark - A Pictorial History of Civil War Era Musical Instruments and Military Bands, undated series 9box 30folder 4
Long, Fred E. - George Rosenkrans and the Grampian Band, undated series 9box 30folder 5
Plowden, Gene - Merle Evans: Maestro of the Circus, undated series 9box 30folder 6
Sousa, John Philip ed. Bierley, Paul E. - Marching Along: Recollections of Men, Women, and Music, undated series 9box 30folder 7
Whiting, Chester Earl - Baton and the Pendulum, The, undated series 9box 30folder 8
Whiting, Chester Earl - We Went Overseas, Remember?, undated series 9box 30folder 9
White Way News, Number 11. Housed in Oversized Box series 9box 31folder 1
International Musician Magazines with mention of Kenneth Slater. Includes list of mentions, 1947-1967, undated series 9box 31folder 2
The Shield: A Publication for the New York Military Academy Alumni. Includes list of mentions., 1999-2004 series 9box 31folder 3
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc Circus FanFare. Includes list of mentions, 1998-2000 series 9box 31folder 4
Windjammers Unlimited, Inc Circus FanFare. Includes list of mentions, 2001-2005 series 9box 31folder 5

Series 10: Sheet Music, 1859-1953, undated (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains sheet music for voice and piano, cornet parts, piano music, and a few pieces for orchestra and band. Perhaps most interesting is the cornet method books and drum and bugle music.

Subseries 10.1: Sheet Music, 1874-1961 (14 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Joe Basile and John Redmond, "My Madeline", 1956series 10.1box 32folder 1
Frederick Bowers, Joe Basile and Jack Harmer, "I Lost My Way (When I Lost You)", 1956series 10.1box 32folder 2
Ivan Caryll and C. M. S. McLellan, "My Beautiful Lady" and "Plaisir D'Amour Valse" from The Pink Lady, 1911series 10.1box 32folder 3
R. Roy Coats, "America Forever, March On!", 1961series 10.1box 32folder 4
R. Roy Coats, "Give Me Back My Old Saddle", 1953series 10.1box 32folder 5
R. Roy Coats, "Sing Out the Tidings", 1956series 10.1box 32folder 6
Jewel Frank and Hiram Hirsh, "A March To Eisenhower", 1953series 10.1box 32folder 7
George Hamilton and Andrew Sterling, "My Sunny Sue: A Rustic Ballade", 1901series 10.1box 32folder 8
D'Arcy Hulme, "Heintzman & Co. Waltz", 1899series 10.1box 32folder 9
Carrie Jacobs-Bond, "A Perfect Day", 1910series 10.1box 32folder 10
C. Kinkel, "Mountain Belle Schottisch", 1877series 10.1box 32folder 11
Gifford Mellor and Trevor, "When It's Apple Blossom Time in Normandie", 1912series 10.1box 32folder 12
Charlie O'Flynn, Joe Basile, and Joe MeMasi, "Circus Ballet", 1958series 10.1box 32folder 13
Alvin Joslyn Race, arranged by Matthew Slater, "Shriner's The Dream Waltzes", 1905series 10.1box 32folder 14
Spencer, E. B., "Gussie Waltz", 1874series 10.1box 32folder 15

Subseries 10.2: Cornet/Trumpet Parts, Manuscript, 1887-1960, undated (16 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"Concert Polka", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 16
"Londonderry," and "Beautiful Isle", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 17
"The Trumpet Shall Sound", 1923series 10.2box 32folder 18
Arban, "La Neige", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 19
D'Handelot, "Because" and Henry Parker, "Jerusalem", 1887, undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 20
Deppen, Jessie, "In the Garden of To-Morrow", 1960series 10.2box 32folder 21
Dvorak, "New World", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 22
Knapp, Joseph, "Open the Gates of the Temple", 1935, undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 23
Mascherini, Angelo, "For All Eternity", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 24
Meyerbeer "Fackeltanz, No. 1 and 3.", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 25
Schubert, "March Militaire" and "Onward Christian Soldiers.", 1931, undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 26
Saint-Saens "Danse Macabre", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 27
Saint-Saens, "Heart at Thy Sweet Voix" "Perfect Day" "Carry Me Back" to Old Virgini" "Drink to Me, etc." "Loch Lamond" and "Mother Nachree", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 28
Schelling, Ernest "A Victory Ball", 1931series 10.2box 32folder 29
Slater, Kenneth, "Evelyn Waltz", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 30
Tobani, "Carmen Selections", undatedseries 10.2box 32folder 31

Subseries 10.3: Cornet/Trumpet Parts, printed, 1880-1925, undated (28 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Stephen Adams, "The Holy City", 1892series 10.3box 32folder 32
Balfe, "Air Varie: When Other Lips" and J. Frost, "Air and Variations: Jenny Jones", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 33
M. Bleger, "Souvenir de Valence", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 34
Concone, "Judith's Prayer", 1904series 10.3box 32folder 35
T. Cooke, "Could a Man be Secure", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 36
T. Cooke, "Love and War", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 37
Arthur Custance, "O Sacred Head", 1925series 10.3box 32folder 38
Faure, "The Palms," "Love's Old Sweet Song," Foster, "Old Folks at Home," Mattei, "Non E Ver", 1898series 10.3box 32folder 39
J. Hartmann, "Facilita: Air with Variations", 1890series 10.3box 32folder 40
John Hartmann, "Longing for Home", 1893series 10.3box 32folder 41
John Hartmann, "Variations on Weber's Last Waltz", 1903series 10.3box 32folder 42
Theodor Hoch, Collection [no title page], 1900series 10.3box 32folder 43
A. H. Knoll, "The Marie Polka", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 44
A. Liberati, "Il Caporale di Settimana Polka", 1888series 10.3box 32folder 45
F. H. Losey, "Ida and Dottie Polka", 1899series 10.3box 32folder 46
F. H. Losey, "Old Black Joe", 1904series 10.3box 32folder 47
F. H. Losey, "Old Uncle Ned", 1901series 10.3box 32folder 48
W. L. Marsh, "Nellie Polka", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 49
Haydn Millars, "The Dream of Love", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 50
Brinley Richards, "Two Wand'ring Stars," Bellini, "Mira, O Norma," Mendelssohn, "The Bird's Parting Song," and "Perugini, "O Bella Che Dormi.", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 51
Chas. J. Roberts, "The Ratcharmer's Song from Ad. Neuendorff's Opera, The Ratcharmer of Hamelin", 1901series 10.3box 32folder 52
Rossini "Stabat Mater", 1911series 10.3box 32folder 53
Scott Snow, "Ontario Beach Polka", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 54
F. Steinhauser, "The Surf Polka", 1880series 10.3box 32folder 55
Suppe, "Shepherd's Morning Song", 1922series 10.3box 32folder 56
Ch. Le Thiere, "Beneath Thy Window", 1901series 10.3box 32folder 57
William Weide, "My Love is Like a Red Red Rose", undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 58
Unidentified (cover page missing), undatedseries 10.3box 32folder 59

Subseries 10.4: Cornet/Trumpet Collections and Method Books, 1878-1940, undated (12 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Leisure Hours: A Collection of Solos for the Cornet, 1878series 10.4box 33folder 1
Liverpool Brass Band (& Military) Journal, undatedseries 10.4box 33folder 2
Chappell's Famous Cornet Solos, 1933series 10.4box 33folder 3
Paris Chambers, The Most Popular Cornet Solos, 1907series 10.4box 33folder 4
Herbert L. Clarke, The Artistic Cornetist, 1913series 10.4box 33folder 5
Herbert L. Clarke, Clarke's Characteristic Studies for the Cornet, 1934series 10.4box 33folder 6
Herbert L. Clarke, Clarke's Technical Studies for the Cornet, 1934series 10.4box 33folder 7
Herbert L. Clarke, Clarke's Music Tablet: Including a Synopsis of Harmony, 1940, undatedseries 10.4box 33folder 8
Dodworth's Cornet and Piano Folio, 1887series 10.4box 33folder 9
Pohlmann, Hermann, Leichte und schwere Ubungen fur Natur-und Ventiltrompete, 1887series 10.4box 33folder 10
Unidentified pages, undatedseries 10.4box 33folder 11
Unlabeled notebook of manuscript music, undatedseries 10.4box 33folder 12

Subseries 10.5: Drums and Bugle Music, 1904-1929, undated (8 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Blue and Gold Folio, Drum Corps Music, 1934series 10.5box 34folder 1
"Our Canadian Comrades" manuscript, undatedseries 10.5box 34folder 2
Harry Powell, Bugle Band Ensembles, 1939series 10.5box 34folder 3
Harry Thompson, The Dizzy Bugler March, 1932series 10.5box 34folder 4
Harry Thompson, The Drum Section March, 1932series 10.5box 34folder 5
De Ville, "The Bugler's Jig" manuscript, undatedseries 10.5box 34folder 6
De Ville, The Royal Dance Album for Trumpets (or Bugles) and Drums, 1907series 10.5box 34folder 7
De Ville, The Universal Album for Bugle or (Trumpet) and Drums, 1904series 10.5box 34folder 8

Subseries 10.6: Drum and Bugle Books, ca. 1918-1941, undated (8 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
5-Minute Guaranteed Bugle Course, 1929series 10.6box 34folder 9
The Leedy Drum and Bugle March Book, 1927series 10.6box 34folder 10
Harry Alford, Legionaire Drum and Bugle Folio, undatedseries 10.6box 34folder 11
Ed Chenette, Champion Bugle and Drum Folio, 1941series 10.6box 34folder 12
Ed Chenette, Junior Bugle and Drum Folio, 1938series 10.6box 34folder 13
William Hamilton, Bugles and Drums, 1918series 10.6box 34folder 14
Robert McGeary, Yankee Doodle Method, Simplified, undatedseries 10.6box 34folder 15
Andrew Scott, Rubank Bugle Band Manual, undatedseries 10.6box 34folder 16

Subseries 10.7: Piano and Violin Music, 1859-1937, undated (21 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Asher's Dance Routine Music Album, 1937series 10.7box 34folder 17
Favorite Piano Classics, Volume 2, undatedseries 10.7box 34folder 18
The Home Circle: A Collection of Piano-Forte Music, 1859series 10.7box 34folder 19
The Music Students Piano Course, 1918series 10.7box 34folder 20
National Graded Course in Seven Grades, 1901series 10.7box 34folder 21
Carl Czerny, The Little Pianist, 1902series 10.7box 35folder 1
Carl Czerny, Progressive Studies, Book 1, undatedseries 10.7box 35folder 2
Carl Czerny, School of Velocity, 1908series 10.7box 35folder 3
Duvernoy, Ecole du Mechanisme for Pianoforte, undatedseries 10.7box 35folder 4
Joseph Haydn, Twenty Sonatas for the Pianoforte, 1894series 10.7box 35folder 5
Stephen Heller, 25 Etudes, undatedseries 10.7box 35folder 6
Reinhold Herman, Cradle Songs of Many Nations, 1882series 10.7box 35folder 7
Henri Herz, Scales and Exercises for the Pianoforte, undatedseries 10.7box 35folder 8
H.E Kayser, Elementary and Progressive Studies for the Violin, 1914series 10.7box 35folder 9
Louis Kohler, Practical Method for the Pianoforte I, 1894series 10.7box 35folder 10
Louis Kohler, Practical Method for the Pianoforte III, 1908series 10.7box 35folder 11
Josef Low, Teacher and Pupil: A Practical Course of Four Hand Piano Playing I, 1893series 10.7box 35folder 12
Josef Low, Teacher and Pupil: A Practical Course of Four Hand Piano Playing II, 1893series 10.7box 35folder 13
Schumann, Scenes from Childhood, 1893series 10.7box 35folder 14
Ambroise Thomas, Mignon, 1880series 10.7box 35folder 15
Unidentified piano collection, 1901series 10.7box 35folder 16

Subseries 10.8: Band Music, undated (3 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Kenneth Slater, "Almas On Parade" (with parts), undatedseries 10.8box 36folder 1
Kenneth Slater, "Mohawk View" (with parts), undatedseries 10.8box 36folder 2
Mohawk View, undatedseries 10.8box 36folder 3

Subseries 10.9: Orchestra Music, 1900-1939, undated (4 folders)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
George Lindsay and George Spangler, ed., Educational Orchestra Album, 1936series 10.9box 36folder 4
Ethelbert Nevin, "The Rosary" and Clayton Johns, "Where Blooms the Rose", 1900series 10.9box 36folder 5
T. H. Rollinson, "Sea Flower Polka," Carl Riegg, "That I Alone Can Know," and Milton Wellings, "Some Day", undatedseries 10.9box 36folder 6
Edward Walt, "Lassie O' Mine", 1917series 10.9box 36folder 7

Series 11: Oversized Materials, 1928-1968, undated (1.00 lienar feet)

This series contains photographs, uniforms, and other materials that are larger than the normal boxes, including material that is located throughout the Collection Room, not physically located with the collection.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Photograph, C.B.S staff orchestra, George Slater trombone, undated series 11box 37folder 1
Diamond Jubilee Convention, A.A.O.N.M.S., 1949 series 11box 37folder 2
Seeds American Legion Drum Corps of Miami Florida, National Champions, George Slater director, undated series 11box 37folder 3
Balston Fire Company Band, George Slater director, undated series 11box 37folder 4
105th Infantry Band, George Slater director, 1945 series 11box 37folder 5
U.S.N.S. General Harry Taylor, 1952 series 11box 37folder 6
CBS Studio New York City, United States Army Field Band, Chester E. Whiting Conductor, Kenneth B. Slater, Cornet Soloist, 1949 series 11box 37folder 7
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, John Philip Sousa Memorial Fund series 11box 37folder 8
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Guest Conductor, Long Beach Municipal Band, 1968 series 11box 37folder 9
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Almas Temple series 11box 37folder 10
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Shrine Bandmasters Association, 1954 series 11box 37folder 11
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 1945 series 11box 37folder 12
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, 1955 series 11box 37folder 13
Certificate: To Kenneth Slater, Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, 1968 series 11box 37folder 14
Certificate: Testimonial for George Slater, Kilties of Albany, 1939 series 11box 37folder 15
Detroit Free Press, July 9, 1961 series 11box 37folder 16
The Detroit News, August 3, 1970 series 11box 37folder 17
Detroit Times Pictorial Living, August 31, 1958 series 11box 37folder 18
International Musician, October 1969 series 11box 37folder 19
Inaugural Invitation of Dwight David Eisenhower, 1953 series 11box 37folder 20
United States Army Field Band Poster, Kenneth B. Slater Cornet Soloist from 1947-1957, poster, undated series 11box 37folder 21
One white band uniform, undated series 11box 37folder 22
Box of medals for uniform, undated series 11box 37folder 23
Plaque to Kenneth Slater from the Hagerstown Municipal Band, undated series 11box 37folder 24
Miami Band & Drum Corps, 1928, at San Antonio for National American Legion Convention, undated series 11box 37folder 25
George Slater, director, American Legion Drum Corps, undated series 11box 37folder 26
105th Infantry Band, George Slater, 1st trombone, undated series 11box 37folder 27
Bennington, VT, HS Band, George Slater, director, undated series 11box 37folder 28
MaHi Band - National Shrine Convention, Miami. George Slater, 1st trombone, undated series 11box 37folder 29
One formal painted portrait (framed) of Slater in his Marine Band uniform, holding a trumpet, undated series 11box 37folder 30

Series 12: Personal Material, 1921-2007 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains personal materials, including information gathered by Mrs. Evelyn Kenneth Slater. These materials include certificates, Masonic Lodge correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other information relating to his time at the New York Military Academy and professional career.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Kenneth B. Slater Memorial Band Library, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740, 2007 series 12box 38folder 1
Photographs and other materials, 1921-2007, undated series 12box 38folder 2
Certificates. Includes list of certificates, 1930-2006 series 12box 38folder 3
Masonic Lodge correspondence; Knights Templar Life Member; Naval Lodge Number 4, 1964-2005 series 12box 38folder 4
Memorial Service, April 16, 2005 series 12box 38folder 5
Kenneth Burton Slater, Biographical information, 1959, 1989-2005, undated series 12box 38folder 6
New York Military Academy 1933-1937, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, 1935-1944, 1962 series 12box 38folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1940-1972, 1998, undated series 12box 38folder 8
Photographs, 1940-1976, undated series 12box 38folder 9
Echoes from Asbury Park: tribute to Kenneth B. Slater. Includes cassette tape which has been housed with other cassette tapes. Also includes CD that has been housed in Box #42 with other CDs (Echoes from Asbury Park: Arthur Pryor and his Band), 1925-1931, 1942, 1981-1983, 2006, undated series 12box 38folder 10
Jean Sibelius, composer, 1938, 1953, 2005 series 12box 38folder 11
List of Recommendations, 1951-1952, 1959, 1999 series 12box 38folder 12
ADS and Publicity, 1940-1977, undated series 12box 38folder 13
Study Material - cornet/trumpet. Lists, Floral City march, C. Duble, 1971, 2001, undated. series 12box 38folder 14
Photograph of Kenneth Slater, undated series 12box 38folder 15
Scrapbook: U.S. Marine Band and other photos and facsimiles, 1938-2003, undated series 12box 39folder 1
Scrapbook: U.S. Marine Band and other photos and facsimiles, 1938-2003, undated series 12box 39folder 2
Scrapbook: U.S. Army Field Band, French Guard Republic Band, Almas Temple Shrine Band, Sousa Grave, Clarke Grave, New York Military Academy, President Johnson-Civil Rights Act, Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, and other photos and facsimiles, 1934-2003, undated series 12box 39folder 3
Scrapbook: U.S. Army Field Band, French Guard Republic Band, Almas Temple Shrine Band, Sousa Grave, Clarke Grave, New York Military Academy, President Johnson-Civil Rights Act, Pennsylvania Bandmasters Association, and other photos and facsimiles, 1934-2003, undated series 12box 39folder 4
Scrapbook: Programs, clippings, and other materials from Slater's years as a student at New York Military Academy, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY, 1933-1937, undated series 12box 40folder 1
Scrapbook: Programs, clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning Slater's father, George Holt Slater, and grandfather, George Slater, Sr. [Photocopy of original], 1912-1941, undated series 12box 41folder 1
Scrapbook: Programs, clippings, photographs, and other materials concerning Slater's father, George Holt Slater, and grandfather, George Slater, Sr. [Original], 1912-1941, undated series 12box 41folder 2
Loose materials found at back of scrapbook, one photograph ca. 1960s, and one photograph ca. 1970s, 1925-1928 series 12box 41folder 3

Series 13: Audio Recordings, 1960-2005, undated (80 cassettes, 5 CDs)

This series contains audio recordings collected by Kenneth B. Slater.

Subseries 13.1: Kenneth B. Slater, Conductor/Guest Conductor, undated (13 cassettes, 1 CD)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings.series 13.1box 42folder 1

Subseries 13.2: Merle Evans, undated (10 cassettes)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings.series 13.2box 42folder 2

Subseries 13.3: Military Bands, undated (14 cassettes, 1 CD)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings.series 13.3box 43folder 1

Subseries 13.4: Wynton Marsalis, undated (7 cassettes)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings.series 13.4box 43folder 2

Subseries 13.5: Miscellaneous Bands, undated (36 cassettes, 3 CDs)

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings.series 13.5box 44folder 1

Series 14: Video Recordings, 1993-2005 (16 VHS cassettes)

This series contains video recordings of Kenneth B. Slater conducting the band Windjammers, Unlimited.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Please contact the Curator for a complete inventory of these recordings. series 14box 45folder 1

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