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Musicians research collection

 Collection — Folder: S1629
Identifier: S1629

Scope and Contents

The letters were written in response to a request for information from Indiana composers. The original request letter is not included, but, based on the answers, must have asked for biographical information, where that person studied music, professional music work, and awards in competitions. Some of the responses include lists of the songs they composed and their publishers. Most of these Hoosier musicians lived in other states. Among the songs listed are cello solos, piano arrangements, violin solos, and lyrics. There is one booklet entitled "Carson Tropic School," which was an open-air school in Miami Beach, Florida, affiliated with the Miami Beach College of Music. Most of the letters were addressed to Mrs. Clyde E. Titus, Indianapolis.


  • 1934-1936


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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

Mrs. Clyde E. Titus requested information from Indiana musicians to be included in a "Who's Who in Music by Hoosiers." Musicians who lived in Indiana and other states sent their autobiographies and musical accomplishments.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name of musician.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/7/28 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Musicians research collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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