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Don Wilcox papers

 Collection 0119-SCPA
Don Gene Wilcox (b. 1936) is a twentieth and twenty-first century American collegiate band director and clinician. He was director of bands at West Virginia University for over thirty years. He is a member and past president of the American Bandmasters Association. The Don Wilcox collection contains material from 1958 to 2005 with the bulk of the materials from between 1969 and 2001. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, programs, newsletters, clippings, photos, and realia.

Dates

  • 1934-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1969-2005

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

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. Please make an appointment with the curator: Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: scpa@umd.edu

Extent

4.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Don Wilcox collection contains material from 1934 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials from between 1969 and 2005. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, programs, newsletters, clippings, photos, and realia.

Biography

Donald Gene Wilcox is an American collegiate band director. Wilcox was born in 1936 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Michigan in 1958 and a Master of Arts Degree from California State College in 1966. Upon his graduation from the University of Michigan, he worked for several years as a public school music teacher before he was hired by California State College at Long Beach and eventually West Virginia University. At West Virginia University, Mr. Wilcox served as the director of the marching band from 1971 to 1997 and as the director of bands from 1997 until his retirement in 2005.

Throughout his time as a teacher, Mr. Wilcox frequently worked as a guest clinician and conductor for high school honor and festival bands. He has been a member of the American Bandmasters Association since 1985 and was elected president in 2001.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into ten series.
  1. Programs
  2. Correspondence
  3. Photographs
  4. Resumes
  5. Wilcox Authored Material
  6. Realia
  7. Festival and Clinic Materials
  8. Clippings
  9. West Virginia University Administrative Documents
  10. Audio and Video Materials

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the library by Don Wilcox in 2005. Additional materials were transferred in 2012.

Related Material

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.
Title
Don Wilcox papers
Status
Completed
Author
Adam Gallob, updated by Michael Casto
Date
August 2011, updated October 2012
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