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Richard V. Madden papers

 Collection 0114-SCPA
Richard Vickrey Madden was the band director for the Evanston Township and Haven High School Bands from 1937 to 1942. In 1942, he left Evanston and Haven to direct the Syracuse University Band and teach woodwinds. He also taught at Northwestern and Ohio State Universities at this time, directing summer session clinics at Northwestern and teaching woodwinds at Ohio. The Richard V. Madden Collection contains materials related to Madden's career as a performer, band director, and administrator.

Dates

  • 1882-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1930-1940

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Richard V. Madden papers comprise one linear foot of materials relating to his performance, band directing, and music supervisory careers, as well as his associations with city, state, and national music festivals, clinics, conferences, and educational organizations. The materials span from 1882 to 1980. The majority of the materials fall between the dates 1930 and 1940. Although the majority of the materials are textual and in good condition, some items may have access restrictions due to their fragile state. There are also items within the collection that require special handling due to their format. There was no prescribed original order for the documents, so the order as it appears here was imposed by the processor. Therefore, not only is the overall organization of the collection that of the processor's own device, but the sequence of documents within folders and the titles of said folders are also artificial to the collection.

Biography

Richard Vickrey Madden was born in 1912 to the Colonel and Mrs. C.M. Madden. Madden was an accomplished oboist and violinist from an early age, placing first in State Competitions for violin in 1928 and second place in National Competitions for oboe in the same year. In 1929 he placed third for oboe in National Competitions. He was Band Cadet Captain for the Senn High School Band, as well as principal oboist and English horn player.

From Senn, Madden went on to Northwestern University to study music education, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1933 and his master's in 1941.

From 1937 to 1942, Madden was the band director for the Evanston Township and Haven High School Bands. In 1942, he left Evanston and Haven to direct the Syracuse University Band and teach woodwinds. He also taught at Northwestern and Ohio State Universities at this time, directing summer session clinics at Northwestern and teaching woodwinds at Ohio.

Richard V. Madden died in 1987.

Arrangement

This collection is divided up into nine series.
  1. Newspaper clippings
  2. Journals
  3. Newsletters
  4. Concert programs
  5. Papers
  6. Conference materials
  7. Contest and festival materials
  8. Clinic materials
  9. Scrapbooks

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The materials comprising the Richard V. Madden papers were donated by Mr. Madden to the American Bandmasters Association Research Center on February 9, 1984.

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Richard V. Madden papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer A. Thompson
Date
June 1999
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
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States