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The Resource Harold Wansborough letter

Harold Wansborough letter

Label
Harold Wansborough letter, 1936/05/11
Title
Harold Wansborough letter
Inclusive dates
1936/05/11
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes a typed, signed letter from Harold Wansborough in Kokomo, Indiana on 1936/05/11 regarding placing his musical compositions in the Indiana State Library collection
Biographical or historical data
Harold Newton Wansborough was born in South Bend, Indiana on June 27, 1893 to William and Mary W. [M]. (Miller) Wansborough; he was the second oldest of four children, including Mabel A., Gertrude and Genevieve. Wansborough began studying music at the age of 10 and by the age of 17 he was a serious student. In 1917 he was working as a multograph operator in a machine shop in Chicago, Illinois and studying music at the Chicago Musical College under Felix Borowski and others. He won First Art Song Prize in the Indiana Song Composers contest in 1921. He arranged and recorded piano roll music for the United States Music Company, then the Q.R.S. Music Company (its successor), until 1929. He lived in Kokomo, Indiana from at least 1936 to 1942. From 1943 to 1948, he studied music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York under the sponsorship of Dr. Louis E. Bish, a famous psychologist and author. He moved to Harlingen, Texas in 1948 to write and arrange music for Fred Waring. He published nearly 50 works of his own composition. Wansborough died in a car accident Apr. 5, 1954 in Texas and is buried in the Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery in Kokomo.Information found within the collection."Harpending's Corners: Wansborough, Harold". Crooked Lake Review. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/34_66/47feb1992/47harris.html"[Mauaborough], Harold N." 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Wansborough, Harold". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Wansborough, Harold". Indiana State Library Clipping File. Print."Wansborough, Harold Newton". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://www.findagrave.com"Wansborough, Harold Newton". Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com"Wansborough, Harold Newton". U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Wansborough, Harold Newton". U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Retrieved 2015/09/09. http://interactive.ancestrylibrary.com
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wansborough, Harold, 1893-1954
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indiana State Library
  • Music
  • Kokomo (Ind.)
Label
Harold Wansborough letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1997
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/09/11 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20645166
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Director's Office.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950267945
  • (OCoLC)950267945
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Harold Wansborough letter
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1997
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/09/11 by Edythe Huffman
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20645166
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Director's Office.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn950267945
  • (OCoLC)950267945
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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