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Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937 (bulk ca. 1902)

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Donor:
Young, Helen May Butler
Collector:
Musical Instruments, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Subject:
Butler, Helen May 1873-19??
Helen May Butler's Ladies Military Band
United States. Senate
Physical description:
1.0 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Posters
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Clippings
Postcards
Correspondence
Programs
Advertising fliers
Place:
Boston (Mass.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Charleston (S.C.)
Date:
1899
1899-1937
bulk ca 1902
1930-1940
1890-1920
1900-1950
1880-1900
1930-1950
Notes:
Helen May Butler, woman bandmaster, directed an all-women traveling military band, 1898-1913. "Music for the American people, by American composers, played by American girls" was one of the band's mottoes. Born in New Hampshire in 1873, she pursued a variety of musical studies and became an accomplished performer in both violin and cornet. She announced candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in 1936.
Summary:
The materials cover the career of a woman bandmaster with an all ladies' traveling military band, 1898-1913 , with the bulk of the material ca. 1902. Includes clippings, photographs, programs, posters, postcards, advertising fliers, letters, telegrams, biographical article announcing candidacy for U.S. Senate seat, and "The Flood of 1937" section of the Cincinnati Post, February 13, 1937.
Cite as:
Helen May Butler Collection, 1899-1937, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Music--Performance
Women musicians
Floods
Bands (Music)
Bandmasters
Musicians
Brass bands
Advertising
Local number:
242392 (NMAH Acc.)
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Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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