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Paul V. Yoder papers

 Collection 0023-SCPA
Paul Van Buskirk Yoder (1908-1990) was an internationally known conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. He was elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1963, and served on their board of directors as well as the board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Yoder was instrumental in establishing the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland and the Journal of Band Research, published by the ABA. He co-wrote a series of music theory and method books, a six volume guide to band arranging, and composed over 1,500 solo and ensemble works for young musicians. This collection consists of programs, brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence collected by Dr. Yoder. Dr. Yoder died in 1990.

Dates

  • 1959-1981
  • Majority of material found within 1959-1981

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Paul V. Yoder papers cover the period from 1959 to 1981. The papers consist of programs, brochures, newspaper and magazine clippings, and correspondence collected by Dr. Yoder. Additional papers reside in the H.E. Nutt Archives at the VanderCook College of Music.

Biography

Paul Van Buskirk Yoder (1908-1990) was born in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1908. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Dakota in 1930 and taught music in public schools in Aurora, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana until 1936. While living in Chicago, working as a free-lance composer for several music publishing houses, Yoder completed a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 1941. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of North Dakota in 1958. Dr. Yoder was elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1963, and served on their board of directors as well as the board for the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Dr. Yoder was instrumental in establishing the ABA Research Center at the University of Maryland and the Journal of Band Research, published by the ABA. He co-wrote a series of music theory and method books, as well as a six volume guide to band arranging. Dr. Yoder composed over 1,500 solo and ensemble works for young musicians and was internationally known for his work as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Dr. Yoder died in 1990.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into five series.
  1. Series 1: Programs
  2. Series 2: Brochures
  3. Series 3: Clippings
  4. Series 4: Correspondence
  5. Series 5: Miscellaneous

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The acquisition history of these materials is not clear; most likely the gift of Yoder's daughter Lynette Yoder Berry in October 1993, via a third party.

Related Material

Additional papers reside in the H.E. Nutt Archives at the VanderCook College of Music

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association Research Center

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Paul V. Yoder papers finding aid
Status
Completed
Author
Sally Roberts
Date
June 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States