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Robert Hawkins papers

 Collection 0110-SCPA
Dr. Robert Hawkins was director of bands and professor of music for Western State University of Colorado and Morehead State University. He was director of music camps in both locations. He was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1955. The Robert Hawkins papers contains band arrangements, audio and video tapes, marching band drill charts, published concert music, programs, newsletters and mailings related to his career as a bandmaster.

Dates

  • 1912-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

27.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Robert Hawkins papers contains band arrangements, audio and video tapes, marching band drill charts, published concert music, programs, newsletters and mailings related to his career as a bandmaster.

Biography

Dr. Robert Hawkins was the director of bands, professor of music, and chairman of the music division of Western State University of Colorado from 1951 to 1967. He also served as the director of Gunnison Music Camp. He left for Morehead State University in Kentucky, where he was director of bands, conductor of the orchestra, director of wind and percussion instrument programs, director of the Daniel Boone Forest Music Camp, professor of music and musical director of the Cave Run Outdoor Theatre. Hawkins was a guest director for the Boston Pops Orchestra and the U.S. Navy Band.

Robert Hawkins was elected to the American Bandmasters Association in 1955. In 1980, he was appointed an honorary member of Women Band Directors International. He died in 1981.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into six series.
  1. Band Arrangements
  2. Audio and Video Tapes
  3. Marching Band Drill Charts
  4. Concert Music
  5. Band Camps
  6. Programs

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Katy Hawkins in April 1991.

Related Materials

This collection is part of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) Research Center.
Title
Robert Hawkins papers
Status
Completed
Author
Kevin Pace in August 2006 and Amanda May in October 2011
Date
2006 and 2011
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