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C. William Johnson Collection


C. William Johnson Collection
Johnson, C. William
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3.50 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:

Charles William Johnson (1927-2013), a music educator, served as the Band Director of the Oxon Hill Senior High School Band from 1952 to 1981. During his time as Band director, Johnson led the OHHS Band in performances at many prestigious national clinics and festivals, including the Mid-West National Band Clinic and the 1964 Worlds Fair. In addition to serving as Band Director, Johnson was inducted into the American Bandmasters Association in 1964, an honor typically reserved for college and university conductors. The collection consists of materials from both Oxon Hill High School and Johnsons involvement with ABA, including correspondence, programs, photographs, clippings, awards, recordings, and other ephemera, as well as personal correspondence and items from the memorial held for Johnson following his death in 2013.

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C. William Johnson Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email:


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