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Edward L. Rainbow Papers


Edward L. Rainbow Papers
Rainbow, Edward
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.50 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
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:

Edward L. Rainbow (1929-2002), a professional musician, was involved in a variety of ensembles throughout his career. For many years he performed with groups such as the U.S. Army Band, and the Fort Worth and Sacramento Symphonies. During this time he became an assistant dean at the University of the Pacific, and later a professor of double bass at the University of North Texas. Throughout his life Rainbow was also an avid member of the Music Educators Research Council, part of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later renamed to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This collection consists of correspondence, biographical information, programs for university ensembles, memorandums, meeting agendas and notes, research papers, proposals, bibliographies, handbooks, budget outlines, dissertation reviews, and personal notes, as well as other materials pertaining to Rainbows career as a professor at the University of North Texas; his work as an assistant dean at the University of the Pacific; his work as a member of MENCs Music Educators Research Council; and his extensive research in music education.

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