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The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Collection

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19134

Abstract

Title:
The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Collection
Author/Creator:
Michalski, Stanley F.
Collection number:
89-37-ABA
Size:
37.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1956-1992
Inclusive dates:
1934-2012
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:

Stanley F. Michalski, Jr. is a twenty and twenty-first century American music professor, scholar and conductor of collegiate bands. The majority of his career was spent in tenure at Clarion University of Pennsylvania as a professor, conductor, administrative assistant, coordinator, committee member, chairman, and advisor from 1961 to 1992. Dr. Michalski became a member of the American Bandmasters Association in 1974, and was elected president in 1998. The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Collection covers the period from 1934 to 2012; the bulk of the materials date from 1956 to 1992. The collection consists of both personal and professional correspondence, photos, clippings, publications, scrapbooks, concert programs, reports, administrative documents, realia, and recordings related to Dr. Michalskis work as a band director, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. 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

Stanley Franklin Michalski Jr. (b.1934) is an American collegiate band director and music professor. Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Music Education, and Doctorate in Music Education from Pennsylvania State University in 1956, 1959, and 1966 respectively. Dr. Michalski worked as a band director for the Central Dauphin School system from 1956 1958. After returning to Penn State for graduate study, Dr. Michalski was Supervisor of Music at the Juniata Joint Schools from 1959 1960.

In 1961, Dr. Michalski began his lengthy tenure at Clarion State College (became Clarion University in 1982), the institution where he remained for thirty-one years serving in various capacities. Dr. Michalski conducted both the Clarion concert and marching bands as well as organized and managed the summer clinics for the University majorettes, silk and rifle squad, and cheerleading. Under Dr. Michalskis leadership, the Clarion University Band performed for international and statewide audiences in multiple concert tours each year. He formally retired from his tenure at Clarion in 1992.

In addition to his University duties, Dr. Michalski worked extensively as a guest conductor for, among others, The Ontario Youth Festival, The Catwaba College Orchestra, and a host of high schools in forty-three states.

Dr. Michalski was awarded membership to ABA in 1974 and served on its Board of Directors from 1986 1987. The membership eventually elected him president in 1998. Dr. Michalski also served as president of the College Band Directors National Associations Eastern Division, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the National Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu, and vice-president of the Pennsylvania College Bandmasters Association.

Dr. Michalski currently resides in North Carolina and is the Coordinator of the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools instrumental music program.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Stanley F. Michalski Jr. Collection covers the period from 1934 to 2012; the bulk of the materials date from 1956 to 1992. The collection consists of both personal and professional correspondence, photos, clippings, publications, scrapbooks, concert programs, reports, administrative documents, realia, and recordings related to Dr. Michalskis work as a band director, clinician, adjudicator, and music educator.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

A gift of Dr. Stanley F. Michalski Jr., received in multiple shipments beginning in 1989 and continuing into the present.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Adam Gallob, February 2012

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1950-2011 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains both professional and personal correspondence (letters and greeting cards). Correspondence in this series is not related to activities for which there is already another series. Materials are arranged chronologically by folder.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 1.1: Letters, 1950-2011 (2.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains letters both sent and received by Stanley F. Michalski Jr.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 1.2: Greeting Cards, 1970-1989 (.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains greeting cards received by Stanley Michalski.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 1.3: Letters of support, 1950-1992 (.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains letters of support, recommendation letters, and letters of thanks received by Stanley Michalski.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 1.4: Letters of Recommendation, 1972-1991 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains letters of recommendation sent by Stanley Michalski on behalf of peers and former students.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 2: Clarion Administrative Materials, 1960-1999 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains memos, minutes, reports, class lists, and other materials pertaining to the administrative processes at Clarion University. This series is arranged chronologically.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 2.1: Memos, Minutes, and Reports, 1960-1999 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains memos, minutes, and reports from Clarion University involving Stanley Michalski.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 2.2: Committees, 1961-1990 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains material related to specific committees within the music department at Clarion University

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 2.3: Class Lists, 1961-1980 (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains several class lists and related items from Clarion University music courses taught by or associated with Stanley Michalski.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 2.4: General, 1962-1991 (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains general items related to the administration at Clarion University. These items include evaluations of teachers, instrument inventories, lists of teachers, resumes, and miscellaneous correspondence.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 3: Clarion University Bands, 1960-2011 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials, including marching band formations, itineraries, correspondence relating to specific band concerts or events, and other items related to the day-to-day operations of the band department at Clarion University under Stanley Michalski.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.1: Marching Band, 1960-1992 (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials such as formation charts, football schedules, correspondence, and other items related to Clarion Universitys marching band.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.2: Concert Band, 1960-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials such as correspondence, memos, itineraries, and other items related to the day-to-day operations of Clarion Universitys concert band.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.3: Tours, 1962-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials such as, itineraries, lodging plans, correspondence, and other items related to Clarion Universitys annual band tours within Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.4: Alumni Band, 1977-1990 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials such as blank sign up forms, correspondence, and participant lists related to Clarion University Alumni Band events.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.5: Clarion University Band Trips, 1964-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials related to out of state trips taken by the Clarion University band including, correspondence, itineraries, memos, lodging information, and travel information.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 3.6: General, 1960-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains miscellaneous materials related to the Clarion University Bands including, publications, history of the Clarion University band program, lists of student soloists, and a graduation speech.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 4: American Bandmasters Association, 1972-2001 (1.00 linear feet)

This series contains material related to the American Bandmasters Association. These materials include, correspondence, programs, clippings, and information regarding ABA conventions and elections.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 5: Personal, 1956-2007 (1.00 linear feet)

This series contains publications, school records, date books, fundraisers, resumes, realia, and other material related to the personal interests of Michalski

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 6: Clippings, 1957-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains newspaper clippings related to Michalski and the Clarion University Bands. This series is arranged chronologically.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 7: Festivals, 1963-2007 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains flyers, correspondence, receipts, fee arrangements, and advertisements related to music festivals in which Michalski took part. The folders are arranged chronologically by year.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 8: Programs, 1956-2011 (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains programs from concerts conducted or adjudicated by Michalski. This series is divided into two subseries and is arranged chronologically.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.1: ABA Programs, 1972-1999 (1 folder)

This subseries contains programs from American Bandmasters Association conventions.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.2: Festival Programs, 1963-2007 (2.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains programs from festivals in which Michalski participated.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.3: Pre-Clarion Programs, 1956-1961 (0.10 linear feet)

This subseries contains programs from concerts given before Michalski began teaching at Clarion University

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.4: Summer Clinic Programs, 1967-1987 (0.10 linear feet)

This subseries contains programs from concerts given at summer clinics conducted or organized by Michalski.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.5: Clarion University Programs, 1960-2011 (0.30 linear feet)

This subseries contains programs from concerts given by Clarion University Bands.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 8.6: Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools, 1999-2011 (0.10 linear feet)

This subseries contains programs from concerts given by Mecklenburg Area Catholic School ensembles.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 9: Press Releases, 1964-1991 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains press releases regarding Clarion University Concerts.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 10: Clinics, 1970-1991 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains rooming lists, forms, advertisements, space requests, and professional correspondence related to band, majorette, and color guard clinics which Michalski conducted.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 11: Budgets, 1960-1992 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains receipts, expense logs, requests for funds, purchase requests, correspondence, and memos related to budgets involving Michalski.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 11.1: Clarion Students Association Budget, 1960-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains receipts, expense logs, requests for funds, purchase requests, correspondence, and memos related to Michalskis involvement with the Clarion Students Association budgets.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 11.2: Music Department Budget, 1964-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains purchase requests, receipts, memos, expense logs, requests for funds, and correspondence related to Clarion Universitys Music Department budget.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Subseries 11.3: Intercollegiate Band, 1991 (0.10 linear feet)

This subseries contains a list of expenditures related to Intercollegiate Band.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 12: Scores, 1969-1983 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains scores commissioned by Clarion University as well as scores gifted to Dr. Michalski. There is also a method book.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 13: Pre/Post Clarion Teaching, 1956-2011 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains employment contracts, correspondence, and a student handbook related to schools at which Dr. Michalski taught both before and after Clarion University.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 14: Kappa Kappa Psi, 1970-1990 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains articles, point lists, a constitution, an award, a charter, and a library catalogue related to the fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi of which Dr. Michalski is a member.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 15: Guest Artists, 1963-1992 (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, advertisements, memos, and other materials related to guest artists that performed with the Clarion University Bands.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 16: Scrapbooks, 1936-2011 (14.5 linear feet)

This series contains scrapbooks created by Dr. Michalski. These scrapbooks contain photos, correspondence, ticket stubs, certificates, membership cards, postcards, realia, and programs. (Preservation Note The early scrap books are fragile, care should be taken when handling.)

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 17: Photographs, undated (1.0 linear feet)

This series contains photographs of Clarion Universitys concert and marching bands as well as general photographs of Clarion University band functions and personal photographs. (Note Though most of the photos in this series are undated, it can be assumed that photos of the Clarion bands were taken during Dr. Michalskis tenure at the school (1961 1992).

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

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.