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PITTSBURGH MUSIC - ARCHIVAL MATERIAL

 

SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF BARBER SHOP QUARTET SINGING IN AMERICA
PITTSBURGH CHAPTER (SPEBSQSA)

 

Contents

  • chapter history
  • newspaper clippings
  • list of charter members
  • photographs
  • press articles

Time period  1941 - 1994

Subject

    Items presented to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Music Collection by Bob Brandl, Sr., long-time active member of the Pittsburgh Chapter

Location


FINDING LIST

Envelope containing chapter history, including history as recounted by Maurice E. Reagan, founder. Other correspondence, notes. etc.

Handwritten notes

Newspaper article from the Pittsburgh Press (April 27, 1941) announcing formation of the Pittsburgh Chapter.

Newspaper clippings (April 28, 1941) from various newspapers announcing formation of the Pittsburgh chapter. Also included is article on the "Sawdust Four" quartet.

List of charter members (taken from Pittsburgh Press article of April 27, 1941).

Typed list of charter members on Society letterhead.

Article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 20, 1941)

Copies of 5 photographs taken from the collection of Mr. John M. "Jiggs" Ward, baritone, of the 1948 International Quartet Champions - THE PITTSBURGHERS (some with names/information).

Advertisement for barber shop quartet program on April 11, 1953 at the Syria Mosque sponsored by the Society.

Article from August 1964 issue of the Cider Press detailing the 1964 international convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Article from August 1964 issue of The Cider Press listing recipients of the "Men of Note" awards including member of the Pittsburgh chapter.

Correspondence and history dated January 25, 1967 on Society letterhead.

Badge with Three Rivers Chorus chapter logo designed 1979

Envelope containing: Program for "A Harvest of Harmony" hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter on September 12, 1987; and, County of Allegheny Proclamation declaring September 12, 1987 as "Barber Shop Society Day."

Correspondence/history dated April 4, 1994 from Jack Bagby to Bob Brandl, Sr. on Society letterhead.