The Robert Hoe Collection contains 189 LP recordings (plus duplicates) of American and European band marches, including the Heritage of the March series and a set of Sousa’s works recorded by the United States Marine Band. The collection also contains 18 of Robert Hoe’s newsletters.
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
There are no restricted files in this collection.
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In the early 1970s, Robert Hoe and Commander Don Stauffer of the United States Navy Band undertook a project to record marches not otherwise available commercially. In 1975, the Navy Band released the first fifteen LPs in the Heritage of the March series. Each record featured the music of one European and one American composer. The project expanded to include recordings of other service, university and school bands, as well as professional and amateur ensembles. In addition to the Heritage of the March series, Hoe oversaw an eighteen-LP, nine-volume set of Sousa's works with the United States Marine Band. Much of the project was funded by donations and Hoe's own estate, made as the owner of one of the largest millwork business in the country and his chain of bowling alleys in upper New York state.
Robert Hoe was an Associate Member of the American Bandmasters Association, as his Foundation is today.
This collection is organized into two series.
The records and newsletters in the Robert Hoe were all gifts of Robert Hoe Jr. and later the Robert Hoe Foundation. They were deposited at the Research Center in installments between 1976 and 1998.