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Robert Fairman papers

1946-1960, 2006

MSS 373
2 linear inches (2 folders)



Name of Creator(s):

Fairman, Robert.

Languages:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Access points: Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Choir.
Fairman, Robert.
Veld, Henry.
Sullivan, Ed, 1901-1974.
Ed Sullivan show (Television program)
Finding aid prepared by:

Samantha Crisp, June 2014

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 373 Robert Fairman papers, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Related Materials
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Received from Mark Priebel, executor of the Robert Fairman estate, May 2013

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Robert Fairman, Augustana College class of 1956, was a member of the Augustana Choir under the direction of Henry Veld. Touring the Midwest and New England in 1955, the choir performed at a variety of venues to crowds of up to 10,000 people. Most notably, the choir was featured on Ed Sullivan’s “The Toast of the Town” on March 27, 1955.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Robert Fairman papers, 1946-1960, 2006, consist of two folders. The Augustana College Choir folder contains papers related to the choir and Fairman’s time at Augustana, including sheet music and a Swedish translation of “Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’;” two group photographs of the  1955 choir; clippings, 1955-1956, largely related to the choir’s appearance on Ed Sullivan’s “The Toast of the Town;” correspondence between Fairman and his parents while on tour;  programs for choir performances, including a program for the 1956 Convocation and Baccalaureate ceremonies; an itinerary for the choir’s 1955 tour; Fairman’s 1946 letter of acceptance to Augustana College; and an S.S. America visitor’s pass. The Augustana class reunion information folder contains a program and memorabilia from the 1960 Augustana College Choir thirtieth reunion, including a photograph of Henry Veld, and program information for the class of 1956’s fiftieth reunion and alumni weekend, held May 19-21, 2006.

 

SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT

Original order and creator's original folder titles maintained.

 

RELATED MATERIALS
AV 8 Augustana Choir CDs and LPs
MSS 234 Augustana College Choir records
MSS 30 Collection on Henry Veld



 

CONTAINER LIST

BOX 1


Papers, 1946-1960, 2006

Augustana College Choir, 1955-1956
Augustana class reunion information, 1960, 2006

 

 


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