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Cleon E. Dalby Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Cleon E. Dalby Papers
Author/Creator:
Dalby, Cleon
Collection number:
93-05-ABA
Size:
3.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1915-1940
Inclusive dates:
1911-1993
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:

Cleon E. Dalby organized and conducted high school bands in the Western Slope region of Colorado from 1914 to 1965. After leaving the public schools system, he continued to direct and teach privately for 28 years. Dalby was member of the American Bandmasters Association and was honored as a "Trendsetter in Music Education" by the Colorado Music Educators Association in 1989.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Cleon E. Dalby Papers, 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

Cleon E. Dalby was born in Levan, Utah, in 1894, and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1978. He attended Brigham Young University, Ricks University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied with Hy Lammers of the Sousa Band, and with William H. Bickett of San Francisco. Dalby was the cornet soloist for the Salt Lake City Municipal Band from 1925 to 1926. He organized and conducted the high school bands of Colorados Western Slope region, as well as serving on the planning committees for band contests in that area. In 1931, three of his bands took first place in their class at the band contest in Grand Junction, Colorado. After leaving public school teaching, he taught privately for twenty-eight years. Dalby was member of the American Bandmasters Association and was honored as a Trendsetter in Music Education by the Colorado Music Educators Association in 1989.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Cleon E. Dalby Papers covers the period of 1911 to 1993. The bulk of the collection spans from 1915 to 1940. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, publications, and biographical sketches.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

These papers were a gift of Max Dalby in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Amanda May, November 2011.

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: Concert Programs, 1915-1958 (1 folder)

This series contains programs from concerts in which Cleon Dalby was a performer or a conductor.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Contest Programs, 1915-1958 series 1box 1folder 1

Series 2: Contest Programs, 1917-1938 (1 folder)

This series contains programs from contests in which Cleon Dalby was a performer or a conductor.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Contest Programs, 1917-1938 series 2box 1folder 2

Series 3: Correspondence, 1918-1933 (1 folder)

This series contains letters written to and for Cleon Dalby.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Correspondence, 1918-1933 series 3box 1folder 3
To Dalby from Lieut. Trutner, band dir. of 62nd infantry band. Former teacher of Dalby's at U of CA, 10/14/18 series 3box 1folder 3item 1.0
Letter to Dalby, plus a letter of recommendation from Joseph De Luca, head band dir. at U of AZ and conductor of Tuscon Symphony Orchestra, 05/24/33 series 3box 1folder 3item 2.0

Series 4: Photographs, 1916-1964 and undated (1 folder)

This series contains photographs of Cleon Dalby and his students and associates. This series has been split into three subseries.

Subseries 4.1: Dalby's Teachers and Associates, 1920-1934 and undated (5 items)

The photographs in this subseries are publicity photos of his teachers and associates.

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 4.2: Dalby as Musician and Ensemble Member, 1916-1942 (4 items)

The photographs in this subseries are publicity photos of Dalby and bandmembers with which he served.

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 4.3: Dalby's Students and Bands He Organized, 1923-1964 (48 items)

There are a total of 48 photos, spanning over forty years of many different bands. These photos are from competitions, concerts and schools. The bands included are Dalby's own Military School Band and Concert Band, Palisade H.S., Fruitvale H.S., Western State College, Clifton H.S., Optimist Club Boy's Band, Junior Optimist Club Boy's Band (both eventually became coed), State Industrial School Band at Ogden, Advanced Band of Lammers' Band School, and the 145th Field Artillery 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 5: Publications, 1989 (2 items)

This series contains the publication Trendsetters in Colorado Music Education, published by the Colorado Music Educators Association Retired Membership in 1989; also included is the Directory and Instrumentation of the Ogden (Utah) Musicians Protective Union in 1923.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Publications, 1989 series 5box 1folder 5
Trendsetters in Colorado Music Education, 1989, A special project of the Colorado Music Educators Association Retired Membership., 1989 series 5box 1folder 5item 1.0
Ogden Musicians Protective Union, Directory and Instrumentation, March 1, 1923. Ogden, Utah., 03/01/23 series 5box 1folder 5item 2.0

Series 6: Clippings Scrapbook, 1911-1992 (20 folders)

The scrapbook pages in this series contain clippings from Cleon Dalbys career.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1911-1918, 1911-1918 series 6box 2folder 1
1921, 1921 series 6box 2folder 2
1922, 1922 series 6box 2folder 3
1923, 1923 series 6box 2folder 4
1924, 1924 series 6box 2folder 5
1925, 1925 series 6box 2folder 6
undated, undated series 6box 3folder 1
1927, 1927 series 6box 3folder 2
1928, 1928 series 6box 3folder 3
1929, 1929 series 6box 3folder 4
1930, 1930 series 6box 3folder 5
1931, 1931 series 6box 3folder 6
1932, 1932 series 6box 3folder 7
1926, 1926 series 6box 3folder 7
1933, 1933 series 6box 3folder 8
1934, 1934 series 6box 3folder 9
1935, 1935 series 6box 3folder 10
1939, 1939 series 6box 3folder 11
1948, 1948 series 6box 3folder 12
1992, 1992 series 6box 3folder 13

Series 7: Max Dalby, 1990-1993 and undated (1 folder)

This series contains correspondence and biographical sketches written by Max Dalby, the son of Cleon Dalby.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Max Dalby, 1990-1993 and undated series 7box 1folder 6

Related Material

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

Max F. Dalby, "Early History of School Bands in Western Colorado: The Legacy of Cleon Dalby," Research Paper 2294 (Accession 99-103-ABA).

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