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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 cover 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

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.


11.00 Linear Feet


This collection is organized into three series.

  1. Boombah Herald
  2. Scores
  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 (finding aid)

- 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]

Loren Geiger papers
David Travis
February 2011
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States