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White House Reception, The Indiana State Legion Band, Washington, D.C. panoramic photograph

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: P066

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a black-and-white panormaic photograph affixed to glass of the Indiana Legion Band taken by Fred Schutz at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 10, 1930.


  • 1930/10/10

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply. Contact the repository for more information.

Conditions 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.

Historical Note

The Indiana American Legion band, also called The Indiana State Band of the American Legion, was an all-state, 125-piece band composed of members of the American Legion organized in 1929. Band members were world war veterans, many of them professional musicians, from 65 Indiana cities and towns and was the largest American Legion band in the world in 1930. Carl Preble of Bedford directed the band at the time of its creation.

The band headed the Hoosier delegation to the national convention of the American Legion in Boston, Massachusetts in October, 1930, where Indiana Governor Paul V. McNutt led a parade featuring many marching bands from around the country. The band also competed against approximately 400 other bands there. After the convention, they travelled to New York and Washington, D.C., where they participated in parades and gave concerts. In Washington, D.C., they visited the White House where they performed for President Herbert Hoover on October 10, 1930, before returning to Indiana by train.


"Bound for Boston with Indiana Legion Band." Kokomo Tribune, October 2, 1930, 3. Accessed January 10, 2022. ProQuest.

"Leaders of Indiana Legion's Band." Indianapolis Star, June 15, 1930, 5. Accessed January 10, 2022. ProQuest.

"Legion Commander Outlines 1929 Work, Points to Record." Indianapolis Star, August 20, 1930, 8. Accessed January 10, 2022. ProQuest.

"McNutt Starter for Gigantic Legion March; Hoosiers Given High Praise." Indianapolis Star, October 8, 1930, 3. Accessed January 10, 2022. ProQuest.


3.3 Cubic Feet (1 extra-large oversize box)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Christopher Marshall on 2017/10/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/01/05 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid 2022/01/05 by Brittany Kropf.
White House Reception, The Indiana State Legion Band, Washington, D.C. panoramic photograph
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.