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MS-073

MS-73

 

PIQUA BANDS COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Piqua Bands Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library’s Archives in August, 2000, donor unknown.  The collection consists of twenty-five folders in one box.  Materials date from 1920 to 1990.  There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Piqua Bands Collection consists of four Series:

 

            SERIES I:     “Diaries”

 

            SERIES II:     Photos

 

            SERIES III:   Newspaper articles & transcripts

 

            SERIES IV:   Mehling material

 

HISTORY

 

The Piqua Bands Collection includes material accumulated by Paul Mehling in his research efforts to document the history of Piqua’s community bands. 

 

Included are newspaper articles, transcripts, photographs, correspondence, and preliminary research called “diaries.”

 

CONTAINER LISTING

 

SERIES I -         “DIARIES”

 

BOX 1

File                  1          Philip K. Gates

                        2          Elks Band

                        3          Meteor Band

                        4          Hance Pavilion

                        5          Paul Schnell Post 184 American Legion

                        6          Robert M. Hance

                        7          First hand accounts

 

SERIES II -        PHOTOGRAPHS

 

File                  8          Identified individuals

                        9          “The Skylarks”

                        10        Bradford High School Band -1941

                        11        Paul Schnell Post 184

                        12        Furman’s Orchestra

                        13        Piqua Winter Garden Orchestra

                        14        Philip Gates

                        15        Elks Band

                        16        War Bond Drive

                        17        Piqua High School Band

                        18        Hance Pavilion

                        19        Piqua Catholic High School Band -1931

                        20        Meteor Band

                        21        Unknown

 

SERIES III -       NEWSPAPER ARTICLES AND TRANSCRIPTS

 

File                  22        Clippings, copies

                        23        Transcripts

 

SERIES IV -       MEHLING MATERIAL

 

File                  24        Correspondence

                        25        Notes