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Loren Geiger Papers

 Collection 0109-SCPA
Loren D. Geiger (January 23, 1946 - February 19, 2009) was a music teacher, band director, and historian known for his publication of the newsletter, the Boombah Herald. The Loren Geiger Papers covers the period from 1898 to 2003, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1973-2003. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs and negatives, scores, and ledgers related to the Boombah Herald and Geiger's research into the history of band music.


  • 1898-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1973-2003

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. Contact the curator for an appointment:


11.00 Linear Feet


This collection is organized into three series.
  1. Series 1: Boombah Herald
  2. Series 2: Scores
  3. Series 3: Ledgers

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Elain Sivers Geiger of Lancaster, NY (10-30-ABA); delivered by Dr. Raoul Camus to the ABA Research Center on behalf of the Geigers in September 2009.

Related Material

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

Boombah Herald. Orchard Park, New York: Loren D. Geiger, 1973-1998 [Lowens Special Collections Room - ML1306.B6]

Rehrig, William H. The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music: Composers and their Music. Edited by Paul E. Bierly. Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1991. [Lowens Special Collections Room - ML128.B23 R44 1991]

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Loren Geiger Papers
Processed by David Travis, February 2011
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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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