James Stutsman Band Book Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0258
Creators:
Stutsman, James
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Dates:
1875
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.15 cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The set consists of nine books with a fragment of a tenth which seems not to be related to the other nine. Eight of the nine books, which are basically intact, offer a complete enough assortment to produce a usable performance set. The 1st althorn is missing, but the 2nd alto is present. Also, possibly missing are: 2nd Eb cornet, 2nd Bb tenor, and the snare drum.
The books include: Bass drum; 2nd Bb cornet; IInd Eb Alto; Eb Bass; IInd Bb cornet; ist Eb cornet; Bb Bass; ist Bb tenor; and Ist Bb cornet.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
This is a set of manuscript brass band parts used by a municipal band in Wilton Junction, Iowa. It was bought by the father of the donor at a local auction in Wilton Junction. Most of the books are signed "Fred Maurer's Book," and one is signed "J. B. Maurer's Book". Presumably, Mr. Fred Maurer was the leader and/or arranger.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Barbara Kemp, 1987
Author
Barbara Kemp
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
This collection was purchased from James Stutsman, 1984. The donor acquired this material from his father, who bought it at an auction in Wilton Junction, Iowa.

Container
1

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Item title and date, James Stutsman Band Book Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Musical Instruments, 1/20/1987.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Music Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music -- Manuscripts -- 19th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicians -- 1870-1880 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilton Junction (Iowa) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bands (Music) -- 1870-1880 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Band, Municipal Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical performances Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical instruments Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maurer, Fred Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maurer, J.B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives